37. Settled (Sam/Rosie)
When I saw my Rosie standing behind her brother, fiercer'n any beast I'd seen, well! Took all the breath out of me, and I felt I'd collapse into a heap of relieved hobbit right there, if I didn't shout out loud and sweep her into my arms first.
When she teased, it got me all flustered and uncomfortable; did she think all the quests and darknesses and great things had made me forget her?
But when my Rosie came after me, grabbing my hand and telling me to take care and come back, I found all the strength I needed.
March 30, 2006. Sequel to Annmarwalk's Confuzzled.
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