Concerning Hobbits: 8. One Last Breath

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8. One Last Breath

One last breath and Bungo is gone.

 Belladonna feels tears start, but just as swiftly feels Bilbo's arm around her shoulders.

 "Just you and me now, Mum."

 She smiles as he brushes her face with his handkerchief.

 "Just you and me, Bilbo."


 Walking through Bag End later on- Bilbo is out Making Arrangements- she realises they were wrong.

 He'll always be there- in their memories, in their dreams, in their hearts…

 She glances at her Father's old armchair- Bungo's old armchair- and the tears flow freely now...

 …and no handkerchief in all of Middle-Earth could wipe them all away.

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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