Author: Aprilkat

Nominator: SurgicalSteel

2008 Award Category: Genres: Drama

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Other Ficlet

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: Mention of prostitution and attendant diseases.

Summary: Outspoken young female surgeon Serindë has been falsely accused and exiled from Gondor by the Steward Denethor - on pain of death if she is found. (OFC written by surgicalsteel on Live Journal.) Good deeds repay in unexpected ways.

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Reviewed by: SurgicalSteel  ✧  Score: 5

This piece was my birthday gift from Aprilkat last year, and I love it very much. She chose to write a small gapfiller for some of my other tales. This one takes place immediately after my OFC healer, Serinde, has been exiled from Minas Tirith. Some of her patients - people who aren't among the rich or well-to-do of society, who'd be considered part of the underbelly of society - have taken up a collection of supplies which she may need along the way. It's a story about how even small kindnesses are rewarded at unexpected moments and in ways we never anticipate.

Reviewed by: NeumeIndil  ✧  Score: 3

Having finally read "King's Surgeon" I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It fits so well with the theme of common people doing uncommon things that Surgical Steel worked into her stories. I love the voice of the prostitute and the collective kindness of a group that, most likely, aren't used to being treated as much like people as objects. What a lovely gift!

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 3

When someone feels honored to take one of your original characters and add FF stories about that character, you KNOW you're doing well indeed. And to see Surgical Steel's Serinde of Dol Amroth so honored by both Aprilkat and the prostitutes of Minas Tirith is marvelous.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 3

You reap what you sow--in the case of Serinde, she reaps the benefit of the good will she has built up by her treatment of patients that others disdain... Very touching, and a lovely tribute to SS.

Reviewed by: nancylea  ✧  Score: 2

very nice use of someone elses oc; wonderful birthday gift,{best form of admiration is imitation, or something like that}