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June 2006 Birthdays Take 2

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RiverOtter
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2nd, Gwynnyd My birthday is June 2. I'm still predictable. I like Aragorn; a political Aragorn. Show him coping with diplomatic difficulties in the North or South, early or late in his life, traveling the deserts or in Rivendell or Gondor. If politics is not your thing, I am always in the mood for a nice romantic Aragorn. (no slash, please)

5th, Ti'ana Luthien: I'd like something about Galadriel and Celeborn. Something *nice* or maybe even humorous...just keep it G-rated, please.

14th, Evil's Hero: I'd love anything about Glorfindel, Ecthelion or Maglor - any length, any genre, slash, het or non-romance/couple.

17th, Linawen: I would love to have something about Boromir (yes, predictable, but I never tire of him!) I like my Boromir living, doing something noble, being a good friend to Hobbits, having an adventure with Faramir, or gaining a better understanding of Aragorn. No slash, please!

 

 

Re: June 2006 Birthdays - Linawen

17th, Linawen: I would love to have something about Boromir (yes, predictable, but I never tire of him!) I like my Boromir living, doing something noble, being a good friend to Hobbits, having an adventure with Faramir, or gaining a better understanding of Aragorn. No slash, please!

Late but chatty! A nice 700 word 'drabble' for you.

(edit - I can't believe I left out 'would' in the first line!  <blush>) 

Travelling Accommodations

If the sun ever shone again, the world would be dazzling in its coating of ice. While the rain drizzled down from the dreary skies and froze onto every surface, the Fellowship huddled under scraps of canvas and waited for the storm to pass. This early in their trip supplies were still plentiful, but Aragorn and Legolas were off foraging, for even with a pony they could not carry enough food for nine people on the forty day trek through Eriador.   Sam and Gimli nursed their poor excuse for a fire, made with wet wood and smoking fitfully. Gandalf and Frodo slept.  Boromir, knees raised and clutched under his fur-lined cloak, watched tolerantly as Merry and Pippin tossed suggestions back and forth on what they missed most.

"A hot bath," Pippin declared.

"That's the third time you've said that," Merry said, his voice rather muffled by the folds of cloth over his face.

"You declared food off limits last round, or I would have said spice cake with hot custard sauce." Pippin sent an unrepentant grin in Merry's direction.

"Pippin," Merry groaned, poking his head out of the cloth cocoon.

Boromir could not help smiling.  He and Faramir had played the same sorts of games during tedious trips when they were children.  The young Hobbits were proving to be much less difficult companions than Boromir had feared.  While they did a great deal of cheerful complaining, not even Pippin had whined about the trip's hardships, and they pitched in with regular chores as their strength allowed and without needing to be reminded. 

A gust of wind lifted the canvas and sent a cascade of icy water off the edge and down Merry's neck.  Merry muttered an oath, hunched forward to avoid the flow and drew up his cloak again.

Pippin eyed Boromir's feet taking up the space in front of Merry.  "Perhaps if Boromir twisted his toes to the side, you could inch forward a bit, Merry."

They were brave travellers.  Boromir opened his cloak.  "Come sit on my lap, both of you boys.  I'll keep us all wrapped up and toasty warm."

Pippin started to scramble to his knees, but Merry's head reared up and Boromir saw his eyes were hard and angry.  Deliberately, Merry stood up, head nearly touching the canvas roof of their shelter, and stared at Boromir down the length of his nose.

"I am no more a boy than you are."  He stood, hands fisted and shaking with more than cold under the open front of his cloak.

"He did n…." Pippin began.

"Be quiet, Pippin.  Buckland may not be as important as Gondor, but I am as much my father's heir…"

"Of course you are," Pippin interrupted.  He shot a quick, warning look at Boromir. "Always stomping through the fields and giving advice."

Gimli and Sam turned, surprised at Merry's angry tone, but Gandalf and Frodo did not stir.  Boromir's vision of the Hobbits tilted and realigned as he saw past their size to the firmness and maturity on Merry's face.  He held up a placating hand.

"I am sorry, Meriadoc. I should have known better, for I was taller than most as a child and often wished I was expected to act my age and not my size."  He offered Merry what he felt was a rather feeble smile.

Merry nodded a curt acknowledgement and sat down again, wrapping his woolen cloak tightly around his shoulders.

Pippin gave an exasperated sigh.  "Now you've done it, Merry. There he sits, a veritable furnace, ready and willing to share that great furry cloak of his, and you've made it impossible for us to do anything more than sit here and shiver."

"We'll have some tea in a bit, Mr. Pippin," Sam said from his place at the fire.

Boromir looked from Pippin to Merry as the wind blew a scattering of half-frozen drops into the shelter.  "I am always happy to share my cloak with friends."

"Good enough for me." Pippin snugged himself up against Boromir's side.  "Come on, Merry, at least sit closer."

Merry slid over with cautious dignity.

"A hot bath?"  Boromir said, joining in the game.  "And warmed towels.  Your turn."

Merry smiled.




 Hope your birthday was a happy one!

Gwynnyd

 

 

Re: June 2006 Birthdays - Gwynnyd

2nd, Gwynnyd My birthday is June 2. I'm still predictable. I like Aragorn; a political Aragorn. Show him coping with diplomatic difficulties in the North or South, early or late in his life, traveling the deserts or in Rivendell or Gondor. If politics is not your thing, I am always in the mood for a nice romantic Aragorn. (no slash, please)

Sorry that I am a *tiny* bit late. The Drabble can be considered as dplomatic as well as romantic.

Son of Gondor

Morning found the king with his head settled on his wife's lap – or what passed for it, caressing her belly and laughing when his touch was answered by a little hand or foot. With a slightly foolish grin, he addressed the life within, having been told only recently that the baby was now old enough to hear the sound of his voice.

"Already you are a fierce fighter, my son."

He looked at Arwen and saw the raised eyebrow.

"How can you be so sure that it will be a boy, hm?"

Aragorn sat up and took her into his arms, bringing his mouth close to her ear.

"Now you would not disappoint Gondor, would you?"

Arwen smiled at his grunt of pain as her elbow connected with his stomach.

~Vil

 

 

Re: June 2006 Birthdays - Gwynnyd

Sorry that I am a *tiny* bit late.

 
I will be this age for a whole year.  In the same month is not late at all. 

 
The Drabble can be considered as diplomatic as well as romantic.

Awwww.. that was sweet. I love it when they are just people in love.  And I'm SURE Arwen would not disappoint Gondor. 

Thank you! 

Gwynnyd 

 

 

Re: June 2006 Birthdays - Linawen

I'm sorry I am just getting around to thanking you for this lovely tale! I've not been here much of late, so just discovered this gem!

The vision of Merry glaring down at Boromir, and Boromir looking up in wonder and growing understanding is so clear to my mind! And Pippin trying to play the go between!


Boromir's "I often wished I was expected to act my age and not my size" is a very intriguing statement which would be a story in itself, I bet!

Thank you so much!

 

 

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