Concerning Hobbits: 7. Wizards Do Not Promise

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7. Wizards Do Not Promise

"Promise me something?"

 Gandalf turns his steely gaze on the old Hobbit.

 "Wizards do not promise, Gerontius. I recall telling you that once before."

 He gulps, but continues.

 "Then it is not me who asks, but the Old Took."

 He smiles.

 "Go on then."

 The old Hobbit steels himself.

 "Look after him. My grandson, I mean."

 Gandalf raises an eyebrow.

 "Whatever for?"

 The words nearly falter.

 "Don't… don't let him get bored… or worse still, boring."

 Gandalf chuckles.

 "That can… be arranged."

 Gerontius smiles and turns back to the fireworks.

 They dance in his eyes…

 …and so does Took mischief.


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: Aruthir

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/27/13

Original Post: 03/23/13

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