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Lily is being shy about posting her contributions to the project, which were immense.

Fic: A "Beyond" Universe Drabble
Author: Lily Baggins
Pairing: Frodo/Aragorn
Betas: Trianne and Baranduin
Summary: This drabble* is set in Lorie’s wonderful “Beyond” universe, during the story Fever, in which Frodo suffers from pneumonia.




Frodo breathed deeply, inhaling the fresh scent—not at all unlike a sunny spring morning in the Shire—that permeated his room. Turning slightly in bed, he gazed at the man sitting beside him.

“Doc says you know something about healing.”

Estel smiled. “I have some training in the healing arts. All rangers do.” So saying, he tossed the fragrant leaves he’d crushed within his hands into a steaming basin.

A feeling of well-being such as he’d never known consumed Frodo. As he relaxed and drifted to sleep, Estel’s likeness stole into his mind’s eye, fitted with a winged, bejeweled crown.
Hope, indeed.





*Editor’s Note: The author of this story has indicated that she has written it in the literary form known to all and sundry (sundry mostly being found loitering around a disreputable locale known as LiveJournal) as a “drabble”. Careful attention to detail requires us, the Editors (a.k.a. the Three Hobbit Stooges), to point out that a true drabble always consists of 100 words. Not 101. Not 99. This story contains 103 words. We have counted. Several times.



In addition to contributing this fic, Lily also provided the beautiful Rohan-themed line drawing that was then used by the bookbinder to create the front cover of Lorie's leather-bound copy. The picture of it behind the cut gives a good idea but of course it was 100 times more beautiful in person.






Date: 2008-02-03 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com
I enjoyed this warm and gentle little ficlet. And the art work for the cover of Lorie's book is beautiful.

Date: 2008-02-03 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. :)

Date: 2008-02-03 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanorgardner.livejournal.com
I would have loved to have seen the original book in person! The engraving of Lily's drawing is beautiful. And the drabble is lovely. Makes me want to go find Lorie's original!

Thanks for all the work you put in on this Lily!

Date: 2008-02-03 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
Thank you for saying that, Elanor. I really do appreciate it!

Date: 2008-02-03 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mariole.livejournal.com
Thank you for posting shy Lily's work! That cover is gorgeous. I will make my smart remarks about her drabble in her own journal. :D Cheers.

Date: 2008-02-03 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
Lora was really nice to post this... had no idea she would. :)

Date: 2008-02-03 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
I love this beautiful drabble. And Lily's illustration for the cover of Lorie's book is marvelous.

Date: 2008-02-03 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
*blushes* Thank you, Julia.

Date: 2008-02-03 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
*hugs* It really is wonderful.

Date: 2008-02-03 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frolijah-fan-54.livejournal.com
Lily - you need to stand tall and proud - the drabble and line drawing are wonderful!!

Date: 2008-02-03 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
Thank you!!! Sometimes I feel a bit more hobbity than "tall and proud," I fear---but you all help me with that!

Date: 2008-02-03 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
I'm blushing here... but thanking you greatly for posting this. Perhaps because I didn't write a long fic, I felt I didn't contribute much... I really do appreciate your taking the time to make me feel appreciated. :)

I'm not sure I'd seen such a close-up shot of the leather cover---I do admit that I love the way the bookbinder set it all in relief. Of course, you realized what should be ON the cover, which was the starting point. A fussy, detailed drawing wouldn't have worked as well.

Date: 2008-02-06 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
Such a sweet, gentle scene, and such a gorgeous, amazing book cover!

Date: 2008-02-07 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilybaggins.livejournal.com
*blushes* Thank you for lovely comment about the drabble! Bookbinder gets the credit for the cover. :)
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