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New! Bell's Table by elwen of the hidden valley

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Scenes from life on Bagshot Row in the period from Frodo's arrival to Bilbo's departure.

This is a reworking of a previously published tale.  Some of the chapters remain the same but have switched order, some have been tweaked and some are wholly new.  Just tales from hobbit life in the Shire.  Hobbiton's answer to The Waltons.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Gamgee: Halfred, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Marigold, Hobbit: Gamgee: May, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Family, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17    |    Word count: 42894    |    Read Count: 639
Completed: No    |    Updated: 08/20/17    |    Published: 07/11/17
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Begin Again by elwen of the hidden valley

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Still coming to terms with the death of his parents, Frodo Baggins begins to feel ill.  Yes, a plain old fashioned hurt-comfort tale.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 12252    |    Read Count: 638
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/07/17    |    Published: 05/07/17
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Conspirator's Yule by Larner

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During the first Yule Holidays after Frodo left the Shire, those who had formed the Conspiracy met at Brandy Hall.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Boffin: Folco, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Melilot, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 8457    |    Read Count: 405
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/26/16    |    Published: 02/26/16
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Not All Tears Are An Evil by periantari

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Frodo and Bilbo share a moment that both grieved for those who have passed.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Angst
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1012    |    Read Count: 710
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/05/15    |    Published: 09/05/15
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Eucatastrophe: The Return by Dreamflower

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[Two missing chapters have been added: Chapter 2 and Chapter 5, and the final three chapters posted.] A newly revised version of the story written for Marigold's Challenges in 2007. In this AU, Frodo has returned from the West and embarks on a new and less perilous adventure. (Some new material is included in the Prologue.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Ruffians, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Bolger: Odovacar, Hobbit: Bolger: Rosamunda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Artwork: calligraphy, Family, Friendship
Places: Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 17    |    Word count: 41392    |    Read Count: 7638
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/15    |    Published: 07/22/12
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The Master and the King by Rhymer

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Meriadoc the Magnificent is a popular figure of folklore, but how many of the stories are true? What, for example, is to be made of the claim that he regularly corresponded with a king? After centuries of bitter debate, at last these questions can be answered. Thanks to an extraordinary discovery, Meriadoc and his king can speak to us in their own voices, clear across the gulf of years.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Friendship
Places: Rohan: Edoras, The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6390    |    Read Count: 578
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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Dealing with Bullies by Larner

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Merimac Brandybuck has good reason to be glad that Cousin Frodo has consulted him as to how best deal with bullies.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3652    |    Read Count: 597
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/02/15    |    Published: 06/02/15
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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: 144
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/15    |    Published: 04/06/15
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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: 149
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/23/15    |    Published: 03/18/15
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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: 703
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/16/15    |    Published: 01/16/15
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Bedtime Stories by Certh

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Sometimes the simplest question is the beginning of a wondrous tale.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Family, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 407    |    Read Count: 864
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/03/15    |    Published: 01/03/15
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Last Conversation by Larner

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During his final visit to Brandy Hall before leaving Middle Earth, Frodo finds himself having a final conversation with one of his more difficult aunts.  A sequel to Dealing with Dirna.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1941    |    Read Count: 523
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/28/14    |    Published: 03/28/14
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The Kobold's Pay by Larner

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Merry had not considered the hardships created by scrumping on many of the smallholders in the Marish until Frodo enlightened him on the subject.  But how to put right the damage he has done?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 74. 2013 October Challenge: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3831    |    Read Count: 710
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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The Ringbearer and the Door Warden by Larner

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When Frodo arrives unexpectedly at Brandy Hall only weeks before his fifty-third birthday with no warning, and with both Master and Mistress as well as their son away from Buckland at the moment, it is left to the door warden to greet their kinsman and to find out why he's visiting at the moment.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4167    |    Read Count: 683
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/13    |    Published: 11/05/13
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Baking Day at Brandy Hall by Dreamflower

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Disappointed when a promised outing is cancelled, Frodo and Merry are treated to a morning of baking.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2157    |    Read Count: 765
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/06/13    |    Published: 10/06/13
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The Third Ceremony by Larner

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For Meriadoc Brandybuck and his bride Estella, the third ceremony marking their marriage was perhaps their most memorable.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2775    |    Read Count: 861
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/07/13    |    Published: 01/07/13
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Overcoming his Reluctance by Larner

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Primula had planned merely to seduce her husband that night, but managed to get even more joy than she'd hoped for!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General, Romance-het, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: 61. 2012 November Challenge: A River Runs Through It
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1027    |    Read Count: 1215
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/17/12    |    Published: 11/17/12
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Of Pumpkins and Pippin by IgnobleBard

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Legolas gets a lesson in pumpkin carving from Merry and Pippin.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Humor, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 60. 2012 October Challenge: Harvest
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 809    |    Read Count: 1193
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/24/12    |    Published: 10/24/12
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Recovering from a Winter's Dip by Larner

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As he recovers from an unexpected dip in the Withywindle, Frodo is amazed at how unusually popular he has become.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Fluff, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1161    |    Read Count: 1029
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/13/12    |    Published: 08/13/12
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O Merry Mine by Larner

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It seemed that Frodo was always to awaken with his younger cousin sleeping pillowed on Frodo's right arm....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Other place in Arda, The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4868    |    Read Count: 670
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/27/12    |    Published: 06/27/12
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Merry's Wedding by Larner

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The first time Merry Brandybuck married Estella Bolger, he was only fifteen.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Melilot, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Romance-het, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4032    |    Read Count: 802
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/17/12    |    Published: 01/17/12
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But Seas Between Us Broad Have Roared… by Dreamflower

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During Merry's last Yule in the Shire, he finds himself often lost in memories of Yules past.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 46. 2011 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4040    |    Read Count: 1053
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/12    |    Published: 01/01/12
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Feature Uncle Teo's Fiddle by Cathleen

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Sam joins the Took’s and Brandybuck’s Yule celebration following the recent death of his mother, and finds it difficult to cope amidst all the merriment until an elderly uncle helps to soothe him with music and an understanding ear.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Olo, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Sancho, Hobbit: Took: Eglantine (Banks), Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Humor
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 46. 2011 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2791    |    Read Count: 1045
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/12    |    Published: 01/01/12
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Waiting for Bilbo by Dreamflower

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Frodo is very eager for Bilbo to arrive at Brandy Hall for Yule; and Merry's glad to help wait...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2064    |    Read Count: 1088
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/31/11    |    Published: 08/31/11
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Feature Seven (Going on Thirty-Nine) by Dreamflower

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Little Merry comes to a realization when he sees Frodo's empty room at Brandy Hall (A drabble)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Drabble or Drabble series, Family
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 106    |    Read Count: 590
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/11    |    Published: 07/26/11
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