Chance Meeting at Rivendell

Author: Aunt Dora Baggins

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Hobbit

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: When Bilbo visited Rivendell in "The Hobbit", Aragorn was a child of nine or ten and was living in Rivendell. This story supposes that they met and became friends. The story is a simple account of their growing friendship, and includes foreshadowing of events to come.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: White Gull  ✧  Score: N/A

This is a lovely telling of a possible event! Very imaginative, and just how I'd picture the young Aragorn. Bilbo is true to character as well, and delightful. A good read.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

This was an excellent look at a fairly young Estel. He's definitely a nine-year-old in some respects, but in other ways, he's unusually mature and quick for his age. I love all the foreshadowing that went into this fic, such as the dream Estel had about somehow becoming Beren and returning to LĂșthien, who dwelt in Rivendell. Very telling. Bilbo's characterization was spot-on, I felt, and it seemed very appropriate to me that Estel taught him a few basic tricks with his sword. Good friendship foundation story!

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: N/A

A nice little story of how Estel and Bilbo might have met and interacted, I liked young Estel's enthusiasm, and the serious way he taught Bilbo things that might help him on his adventure. A good beginning to their friendship.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Another story of Aragorn and Bilbo meeting and I really liked this one. Maybe because it mentioned Legolas. ;-) Really, it was well-written.