Ha, you spoil us, two chapters inside a week? One of my favorite chapters so far I think. Someting of a relief and a chance to catch ones breath for all those involved, except perhaps for Halbarad, who must have been out looking for those two missing rangers all this time.
I'd love to wander about a place like Rivendell, visiting the kitchens, stables, kennels and workshops, what a treat that would be.
Well done GA, Please don't stop writing any time soon.
PS, I also read your other story over at SOA re Gandalf meets Aragorn, enjoyed very much, is it something that you will continue?