I See the Moon, and the Moon Sees Me

Author: Lindelea

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings: Drabble - First Place

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Pippin sits with Merry in the Houses of Healing.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Oh. I'm thinking of poor scared Pippin watching over Merry. *sad*

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Pippin seems eternally optimistic, and I love how the lighthearted flashback feeds into the more serious moment as Pippin decides that Merry is just "hiding."

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

This was beautiful and I liked the optimism Pippin managed to hold onto when looking at his stricken cousin.

Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton  ✧  Score: N/A

This is a very sweet drabble in the beginning, and I love this line: "This one was graced with endless patience, perhaps in preparation to be older cousin to this younger one." I love that Pippin remembers Merry's words from that long ago night, and that they bring him comfort when he needs it. I liked the thought that Pippin knew that Merry was still there, that the Shadow hadn't completely taken his cousin. The bit from their childhood ties into the closing line perfectly. Lindelea manages to clearly show each character's personality here. I could see from this just how they grew up to be where they are at the point of the ending line, so very well done, Lin!

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

The parallel reassurances worked nicely in a situation where reassurer and reassured are very much reversed.