The Ties of Family

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Story Summary

We've explored a great deal how Sam, Merry, and Pippin would be impacted by Frodo's decision to leave Middle Earth. But what of the others who must live on after he's gone? How would Frodo's realization that the Shire must now be seen as part of the world be made manifest? And what if there were blood heirs--almost--for Frodo?
 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Seeing Love 1,806 0 18 May 05
2 First Summer in Bag End 2,910 0 18 May 05
3 The Story Tellers 3,665 0 20 May 05
4 Dudo 4,517 0 20 May 05
5 Unrequited Love 1,735 0 22 May 05
6 Family Head 8,401 0 22 May 05
7 Brandybuck Lawyer 2,706 0 23 May 05
8 Spring Leads to Summer 5,497 0 24 May 05
9 Relief and Grief 3,934 0 26 May 05
10 Fostering 6,252 0 26 May 05
11 Settling Affairs 3,536 0 08 Jun 05
12 Final Business 2,889 0 08 Jun 05
13 Independent Guardian 2,792 0 08 Jun 05
14 Summer's Progress 4,871 0 08 Jun 05
15 Tales for Bairns 6,428 0 09 Jun 05
16 The King's Sculptor 4,275 0 09 Jun 05
17 Visits with Tooks and Brandybucks 6,869 0 09 Jun 05
18 Journey South 4,217 0 09 Jun 05
19 King and Sculptor 4,713 0 09 Jun 05
20 Morning Encounters 3,176 0 09 Jun 05
21 Memorials 3,911 0 10 Jun 05
22 Impressions 2,598 0 11 Jun 05
23 Taking Leave 3,505 0 11 Jun 05
24 Interlude 272 0 11 Jun 05
25 Into the Westfarthing 4,605 0 12 Jun 05
26 Weighted Dice 4,650 0 13 Jun 05
27 Guardianship 4,725 0 15 Jun 05
28 The King's Arrival 6,951 0 15 Jun 05
29 A Tale of Waking 3,469 0 16 Jun 05
30 A Trial in Bree 8,620 0 16 Jun 05
31 The King's Judgments 3,199 0 17 Jun 05
32 The King's Justice 1,754 0 18 Jun 05
33 The Archer 6,165 0 20 Jun 05
34 Inquiry 4,216 0 20 Jun 05
35 Extraction 1,684 0 21 Jun 05
36 Bound in Love 6,940 0 25 Jun 05
37 Rejoicing and speculation 3,201 0 25 Jun 05
38 Return Road 3,531 0 28 Jun 05
39 Warning Given 8,125 0 29 Jun 05
40 Signs of Love 825 0 28 Jun 05
41 Spring in Angmar 2,284 0 29 Jun 05
42 Grace Expressed 3,803 0 31 Jul 05
Appx. Word Count 174,222 0  
 

 

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The Ties of Family

Kateydidnt - 24 Oct 08 - 1:01 AM

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Excellent story! I'm not sure how I missed this one previously, but I somehow did. 

Just one question--I remember in one of your stories (I think it was An Acceptable Sacrifice) it is mentioned that while Sam was Frodo's personal heir, Fosco was the heir to his titles and honors--which not only included Baggins Family Head, but also the lands granted Frodo for maintenance in Gondor and Arnor. Is there any story where Fosco realizes he has this inheritance or visits those lands?

The Ties of Family

Larner - 26 Oct 08 - 2:17 AM

General Comment

Thanks so, Kateydidn't.  It's always satisfying when folks read older tales.

I've not written a tale yet in which Fosco visits the lands given to Frodo, although there will be some more touching on the subject later in "The Tenant from Staddle."  He realizes he's the Baggins in several stories, starting with "Stricken from the Book," which is in the Moments in Time Collection on most of the archives and is posted singly here on HASA; and I have Frodo talking to him about being Lord Baggins in "Go Out in Joy," which, however, is AU.  Gads--I'll have to read it again to see if I do!  He does go to Gondor in "The Ties of Family," as you just read, of course; it is likely he might have visited some of the lands there during that trip.

Anyway, thank you again!


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Story Information

Author: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/22/05

Original Post: 05/18/05

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