13. M - The Obvious Question (Estella, Merry, OC)
Prompt - M like marrying Merry
The Obvious Question
Primrose Boffin, though fifteen years out of Miss Longbottom's School for the Daughters of GentleHobbits, still tittered. Estella had been rather relieved when their correspondence had fallen off after Primrose married and moved near the Tower Hills.
"And so you finally married Merry," Primrose tittered behind her hand. "What is it like being married to the Master of Buckland?"
"I'm a farmer's wife, just as you are! I hope it will be many long years before Merry has to step into Saradoc's place as Master of Buckland."
"Of course! But he's so well-known and well-traveled now. Surely, some things are not what you expected?"
"We do have some unusual visitors," Estella admitted. "Last Yule, he invited several elves for dinner."
"Piffle." Primrose dismissed elves with an airy wave of her hand. "If I never see an elf again… They are positively streaming down the roads to the sea, these days."
Primrose tittered, arched an inquisitive eyebrow, and inched her chair closer. Estella grit her teeth.
"Merry came back from his travels so much larger than he was before, and so big and strong. We're both married women." She gave a lascivious wink and roguish grin, "What is he like now?"
a/n – If they had umbrellas and coffee, I expect they had schools where girls learned gossip, needlework and comportment.
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