Short, Occasionally Sweet: 2. A Long Awaited Party (Sam, Merry, Pippin)

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2. A Long Awaited Party (Sam, Merry, Pippin)

Sam glumly inspected the Party Field behind Bag End. Everything was ready: sun shining, warmer than expected; canvas taut, and banners flying; squibs and crackers from Dale; fireworks; birthday cake. One-hundred-forty-four invitations accepted, but more would come. There was food and drink in plenty to serve them all.

"Speeches, " he groaned.

He heard a bottle of wine being poured behind him and a glass was thrust into his hand. "Cheer up, Sam, at least there will be no surprises."

"I wouldn't count on it, Master Merry, and I'd rather a mug o' beer."

"What?" Pippin breezed up, livery gleaming. "Toast the King's 111th birthday in beer? I should think not!"


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/08/09

Original Post: 11/16/04

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