Aw, poor Merry--I'd imagine almost being eaten by a tree would give anyone nightmares! Very nice how you tied it in with the consuming darkness of Moria in the hobbit's mind. Great grasp of character, and a nice filler.
Author's Response: I really enjoyed getting into a hobbit's head for this one...so childlike, yet mature, aren't they? Thank you so much for your kind words!
I am always up for a Merry story and this one was a very sweet interlude. Of course Legolas would know of Tom B. - Iarwain, and though I have little interest in elves, anyone who praises Bombadil gains immeasurably in my respect! Nicely done!
Author's Response: I was challenged to write a story from the point of view of one of the hobbits in Moria, and I just *had* to have Legolas in there somehow! Thank you so much for your review!