2007 Award Category: Genres: Romance
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: Mature ✧ Reason for Rating: It's (among other things) the description of a wedding night.
Summary: This tale tells the story of the wedding of Peregrin Took with Diamond of Long Cleeve. In the night after the feast the young bride learns a few astonishing things about her brand-new husband.
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 4
Ah--Diamond and Pippin's wedding! They put the dessert before the meal a bit, perhaps, although to no harm to any or to their reputations; but now they are fully man and wife, and she is learning to deal with the memories, hearing for the first time the (movie-verse) memories of the death of Boromir, the song for Denethor, and the growing madness of the last ruling Steward of Gondor. And she's finding that Peregrin Took, Soldier of Gondor, is all she ever wanted and moreso.
Reviewed by: Garnet Took ✧ Score: 3
I love this story. I have read it many times and still enjoy it. Yes there is the romance and the sex, but there is so much more than that here. There is the open honesty between a husband and a wife and the heartfelt sharing of one's darkest secrets. Pippin is truly one blessed hobbit. He has found his jewel above price.
Reviewed by: grey_wonderer ✧ Score: 3
This is utterly beautiful. Very romantic and I love the way Pippin takes charge of the wedding plans, making the announcement and setting the date. Diamond is lovely in this and Pippin is strong and very heroic but both are very much hobbits. I enjoyed this very much.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 2
A beautiful sensuous and tender wedding night for Pippin and Diamond--with a weight of hinted-at backstory behind it that gives it depth.