Oh, what a neat account of Aragorn's and Bilbo's first meeting! To have them meet before Bilbo left the Shire never occurred to me! And I loved the encounter with Lobelia.
What a delightful and original story! I loved it!
Author's Response: Thanks! I really enjoyed the first person challenge on Teitho.
This is a lovely tale of Aragorn's and Bilbo's first meeting...Lobelia included.
I especially like the poem. This is a keeper.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I've always loved that poem in the Fellowship and am glad to get to borrow it here.
Aragorn/Bilbo fics are my little guilty pleasure - I just enjoy them immensely. This was no different. It was funny, light-hearted and still had a lot of insight on the characters, they were spot on! Additionally, you chose to tell the story from Bilbo's POV, which was very convincing in my opinion. He came across very hobbity, and very Bilbo-like. All the talk about food, about Lobelia, the little mischief he draws Aragorn into; that was pure Bilbo in my opinion. And Aragorn is awefully quiet throughout, I can definitely see him observe everything and stash it away for further use. He does what Gandalf told him to do: He learns everything he can about hobbits. And I bet silently he terribly amused by it!
Author's Response: I hope so. I appreciate your comments. In particular, you put your finger on the thing that I'm still thinking of editing.