1. The Westfarthing
(For the "Buy" prompt.)
Beneath the stars, Hobbit and three Dwarves cross a meadow; dew-damp grass cool on Bilbo's bare feet. Before long the Party Field's lights and noise die away. Bilbo hops lightly across a stile, leans on the fence while his companions clamber over it, and heaves a contented sigh.
"No regrets, old friend?" Dori enquires, puffing slightly. The Hobbit's eyes twinkle.
"I thought, for a moment there, that I could never leave – well, everything. Dear old Bag End, and Frodo, and... Yet I feel lighter, and happier, than I've done for years. It's been dearly bought, but – I have my freedom."
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