It Takes A Took

Author: Dreamflower

Nominator: Marigold

2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Hobbits: Pippin - Honorable Mention

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Novella

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Pippin recovers from a serious accident…with the help of a lovely healer’s apprentice.

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Reviewed by: Marigold  ✧  Score: 6

I LOVE this story. This has become now, for me, the way that Pippin and Diamond actually got together. I like the story of their courtship here, but I especially like the way that Dreamflower writes Pippin and Merry’s relationship in this story. Merry knows that something is wrong even before word comes that Pippin has been injured, and when they arrive at the Smials he knows just how to care for his cousin. The silent conversation they have about Pippin’s crush on Diamond is just great and I love the healer’s description of their close relationship as being “every bit as strong, sometimes even stronger, than those formed with the parents”. Dreamflower’s universe is one of my favourites, and this is one of my favourite stories by her.

Reviewed by: Bodkin  ✧  Score: 3

I enjoyed the tale of Pippin and the lovely healer's apprentice. I can't think of a better qualified hobbit to become his bride, either. Perhaps she will manage to keep him in one piece - for a while. I love the Shire you have created and the relationships within it and look forward to reading a lot more about all the characters.

Reviewed by: Garnet Took  ✧  Score: 3

One of the more clever Pippin meets Diamond stories. Diamond as a healer was different, and quite pleasant. It certainly raised a whole new set of issues. Ethics and traditions needed to be examined before the couple could even begin a relationship. Very good story.

Reviewed by: Ariel  ✧  Score: 2

A lovely little romance, cleverly told. A sweet read. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes a light, sweet romance. The author handles it very well. Probably one of my more favored Pippin/Diamond stories.

Reviewed by: SlightlyTookish  ✧  Score: 2

This is a lovely version of how Pippin and Diamond's relationship started. The epilogue is especially wonderful, I love the Frodo's presence was felt on their special day.