Fantastic story - and very philosophical, too. Especially Aragorn's talk with Gandalf in the beginning. I found a lot of truths in here aand liked especially the way you worked canon quotes/scenes into your story, thus putting them into a new context. Fanfiction at its best!
Thank you! The talk with Gandalf was fun to write. It made sense to me that one can only be considered good when he has been tempted by evil and resisted, rather than if his values have never been put to a test. And I like using canon quotes whenever I write gapfillers; it creates the feeling that the story really happened (or at least I hope so). Unfortunately, I am never sure if I used the right amount, or if they are too many, so I'm very glad you liked the way I handled them here. Thanks again!