Penname: Larner [Contact]
Real name: Bonnie L. Sherrell
Member Since: 05/14/09
Membership status: Administrator

Biography:

I was born 'neath a tropical sun, but have lived most of my life in the cloudy Pacific Northwest. I've been teaching most of my life--since I was five, actually--and have spent most of that time working with folks with various disabilities. And I've spent most of my life with books in hand, and preferably myths, legends, and fantasy. I encountered Tolkien in 1963-4, and became obsessed early. My obsession rekindled with the release of PJ's Fellowship, I found TheOneRing.net, and began reading fanfic. Then I read Lindelea's "A Small and Passing Thing," and had to answer it! So began my career as a fanfiction author.


I have never gotten into instant messaging, so don't bother trying. You can usually get hold of me via email, however. So far I've avoided most social boards other than LiveJournal. My work schedule is weird, so I'm rarely home when folks try to get in touch with me.


I follow the West Memphis Three case, am the widow of a blinded veteran, my Roses are White, my favorite other writers are too many to name, I collect books, I'm trained as a special education teacher with a primary interest in blindness, and also am trained as an instructor for Orientation and Mobility as well as being a braillist. So, if you find a blind character or two or individuals with other disabilities lurking about in my stories, know that it IS deliberate--it IS deliberate!


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Resurrection by Larner

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From the Ashes the Fire has been Woken!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Arnor, Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 113    |    Read Count: 593
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/15    |    Published: 04/06/15
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One Final Boat Ride upon the River by Larner

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What led Primula and Drogo Baggins to take that one last boat ride upon the Brandywine, and what happened there?

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Gapfiller, Horror, Tragedy
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2705    |    Read Count: 158
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/15    |    Published: 04/06/15
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Letting Go the Fear by Larner

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Someone was sniffing beneath the bushes--but whom, and why?

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2015    |    Read Count: 840
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/30/15    |    Published: 03/30/15
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The Lay of Strider by Larner

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Just think--had he come to Bree another way he might well have received a different name!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character study, Gapfiller, Humor, Poetry
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 287    |    Read Count: 592
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/24/15    |    Published: 03/24/15
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Stories, Familiar and Rare by Larner

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Before he left the Shire, during an unexpected last visit to Brandy Hall, Frodo told one last tale to the Hall's children, honoring the wisest person he knew.

Categories: The Hobbit, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Orcs, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Shelob
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Mordor: Cirith Ungol, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 23594    |    Read Count: 171
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/23/15    |    Published: 03/18/15
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A New Life by Larner

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A young warrior from Rhûn finds a new life in Gondor where he never thought to be accepted.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: Gondor: the Pelennor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 847    |    Read Count: 872
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/15    |    Published: 03/12/15
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A Lúthien Within the Shire by Larner

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While camping along the Road within the Shire, Pippin sees a young Hobbitess dancing.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2707    |    Read Count: 708
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/15    |    Published: 03/12/15
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The Gardener's Tribute by Larner

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Why would Frodo plant dandelions atop Bag End?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dora, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Boffin: Griffo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer"
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 91. 2015 March Challenge: Back to Middle-earth Month
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2298    |    Read Count: 501
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/15    |    Published: 03/12/15
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A Place to Work and Work to Do by Larner

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Faramir shows Frodo where the two of them will work together while Frodo remains in Minas Tirith.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 957    |    Read Count: 642
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/15    |    Published: 03/12/15
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Fish to Fry by Larner

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Sometimes even Hobbits get sore tummies!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Daisy (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Marigold, Hobbit: Gamgee: May
Genres: Childhood, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 91. 2015 March Challenge: Back to Middle-earth Month
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2187    |    Read Count: 551
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/15    |    Published: 03/12/15
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The Call Heard by Larner

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Something found on the shores of the Firth of Lhun causes Sam to ponder other reasons Frodo chose to leave Middle Earth.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 764    |    Read Count: 667
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/15    |    Published: 02/27/15
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Seeking Introductions by Larner

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There is one celebrity in particular that Bilbo is most interested in meeting once he reaches the Undying Lands.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 90. 2015 February Challenge: International Fanworks Day
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 512    |    Read Count: 677
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/15    |    Published: 02/18/15
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Contrasts in Character by Larner

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A short quatrain about how opinions can be changed by circumstances.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, Humor, Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 89. 2015 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 35    |    Read Count: 506
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/15    |    Published: 02/18/15
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Uncertainty regarding Lordliness by Larner

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Perhaps Hatto Hornblower ought to have thought through what he should say before he said it.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Bolger: Odovacar, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac
Genres: Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4424    |    Read Count: 741
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/16/15    |    Published: 01/16/15
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Not as Was Intended by Larner

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Frodo and Sam have an encounter in the gardens of Bag End.  A Might-Have-Been.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 137    |    Read Count: 235
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/11/15    |    Published: 01/11/15
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Builder of Worlds by Larner

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"In the Beginning was the Word."  What profound possibilities come from that statement!  A drabble and a half in honor of the Master's birthday.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Vignette
Places: Other world (crossover)
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 177    |    Read Count: 519
Completed: No    |    Updated: 01/03/15    |    Published: 01/03/15
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A Holiday Feast by Larner

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Bilbo Baggins is determined that this Yule Feast will be one of special magnificence.  My Advent calendar for 2014.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Childhood, Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 3003    |    Read Count: 11627
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/26/14    |    Published: 12/01/14
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Returned to his Proper Place by Larner

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Denethor finds his way, finally, Home.

Follows immediately upon the end of Light on the Way.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Ecthelion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Other: Eru Ilúvatar
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 537    |    Read Count: 705
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/25/14    |    Published: 11/25/14
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Feature Stirring Rings by Larner

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Five were sent to advise and guide and cajole, but one sought instead to rule.  The making and breaking of Wizards.  Currently under reconstruction.  Beta by Fiondil.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Valar, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Easterlings, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Green-elves, As a Group: Haradrim, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Orcs, As a Group: Rohirrim, As a Group: Thorin and Company, Bree-lander: Barliman Butterbur, Elf: Círdan, Elf: Finarfin, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Galdor of the Havens, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Took: Gerontius (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Isengar, Maia: Ossë, Maia: Uinen, Northern Dúnedain: Argonui, Northern Dúnedain: Other Canonical Northern Dúnedain, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Balrog of Moria, Other: Barrow-wight, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Goldberry, Other: Khamûl, Other: Landroval, Other: Mouth of Sauron, Other: Nazgûl/Black Riders/Ringwraiths, Other: Pallando/Rómestámo, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Other: Shadowfax, Other: Smaug the Dragon, Other: Tom Bombadil, Other: Treebeard, Other: Watcher in the Water, Other: Witch King of Angmar, Rohirrim: Gríma Wormtongue
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Drama, Epic, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Novel
Places: Annúminas, Bree, Lothlórien, Mordor: Mount Doom /Orodruin, Moria (Khazad-dûm), Rivendell/Imladris, The Old Forest, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, Angmar, Arnor, Arthedain, Caradhras, Dale, Dunland, Erebor, Eriador, Fangorn Forest, Fornost, Gondor, Laketown, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great, Mordor, Other place in Arda, Rhovannien, Rhudaur, Rhûn, The Anduin, The Angle, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Lonely Mountain, The Misty Mountains, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: early, 3-Third Age: middle, 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 40    |    Word count: 208761    |    Read Count: 2532
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/20/14    |    Published: 01/21/12
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Rejoice and Be Glad by Larner

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Frodo finds good reason to rejoice and be glad on Tol Eressea.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 87. 2014 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 322    |    Read Count: 155
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/20/14    |    Published: 11/20/14
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Exultation by Larner

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Halbarad knows one last moment of sheer joy in spite of his situation.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 87. 2014 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 120    |    Read Count: 435
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/14    |    Published: 11/19/14
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Judging Mud Pies by Larner

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Hamfast Gamgee wasn't certain about joining in as the Bagginses agreed to judge some mud pies, but found himself glad he did.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Gamgee: Daisy (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Halfred, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamson
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 86. 2014 October Challenge: Sweet or Savoury
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2448    |    Read Count: 739
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/30/14    |    Published: 10/30/14
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Discomfort by Larner

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There were a few who attended the day's audience in King Elessar's court who felt uncomfortable that day....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5238    |    Read Count: 770
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/23/14    |    Published: 10/23/14
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The Wizard's Gift by Larner

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One mathom has become quite the traditional gift to receive both within Bag End and under the Hill.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 85. 2014 September Challenge: Celebrate!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 181    |    Read Count: 547
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/11/14    |    Published: 10/11/14
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A Wizard's Blessing by Larner

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Intending to visit with his old friend Gerontius Took, Gandalf finds himself unexpectedly meeting for the first time what will prove his next good friend amongst the Hobbits of the Shire.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Bungo, Hobbit: Boffin: Donnamira, Hobbit: Bolger: Belba (Baggins), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Gorbadoc (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Mirabella, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2842    |    Read Count: 838
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/14    |    Published: 09/30/14
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