2. Happy Birthday!
"Happy Birthday!" Merry didn't know what reaction he had expected, but it certainly wasn't a sigh and a gloomy expression. "Pippin! What is it?"
"I hoped you'd forget."
"I did myself; forget, that is. Until this morning," Pippin looked quite distressed.
"But you remembered, didn't you?"
"But I have no presents for anyone."
"Do you really think that matters, Pippin? Frodo and Sam will understand, and no one else here knows our customs that well."
"But I would know. And I think Strider knows about hobbit birthdays. And Gandalf."
Now it was Merry's turn to sigh. "Stubborn Took."
Written for Jay of Lasgalen's birthday, January 2012
The request: ...this year I'd like drabbles about the Fellowship, please.
During the long months of the Ring war and its aftermath, several members of the Fellowship must have celebrated birthdays. How did they mark the day? Did they remember other years? Did other members of the company know about it? Perhaps they lost track of the date and missed the day!
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