In which sad news summons Frodo to Buckland, and he renews his acquaintance with a beloved relation. (Written for Marigold's Challenge #29)
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AUTHOR’S NOTES:  Marigold gave a list of four categories of elements for each writer to choose from. I chose the following:
Category one: A parent
Category two: A journey
Category three: An inn
Category four: An artist
 This story takes place in S.R. 1408. Frodo is 39, Merry is 26 and Pippin is 18 ( 25 ½, 16 ½ and 12 in Man-years).
 In my version of the Shire, Paladin became Thain ten years before Ferumbras’ death, when Ferumbras abdicated his duties.
 My thanks to Ariel, for the loan of Cousin Dody.
WARNING: Minor canon character deaths, as listed in the Family Trees of Appendix C* and OC death. Very angsty!
DISCLAIMER: Middle-earth and all its peoples belong to the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.
Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Menegilda, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Original Female Character
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Drama, Family
Places: The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 10216    |    Read Count: 1600
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/11    |    Published: 05/22/11