25. Begetting day
"Begetting day? Wait, Elves celebrate their what?" Rose asked incredulously.
"Our begetting day," Legolas replied calmly.
"So everyone, once you have children, everyone knows that you, when you…" She turned red.
"But Rose, you and Sam have nine children; do not tell me that you have any embarrassment about how you got them?"
"No," she said, though her blush belied her words, "But we hardly announce it to everyone either. That's just wrong."
"To us, our way's entirely proper," Legolas replied.
"Well, if you say so," Rose gave in. "I still think it's an odd way to go about things."
Written for Jay of Lasgalen's 2011 birthday. Her request was "Elves marking their begetting day in some way - child or adult, happy or sad. Inclusion of any of my favourite Elves (Elladan, Elrohir or Legolas) would be a bonus, but it can be about anyone."
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