Pippin explores one of the oldest sections of the Great Smials and finds a few surprises.
A/N: This ficlet is my response to a challenge posed by Dreamflower on the PippinHealers group a short while ago!
"Here's the Challenge: I'd love to see someone write a drabble or a ficlet or even just a snippet about the first time Pippin saw the Old Took's room. How old was he? Why was he in there? And what happened while he was there?"
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The Tooksday Quote:
“’Yes, it is all very dim and stuffy in here,’ said Pippin. ‘It reminds me somehow, of the old room in the Great Place of the Tooks away back in the Smials at Tuckborough: a huge place, where the furniture has never been moved or changed for generations. They say the Old Took lived in it, year after year, while he and the rooms got older and shabbier together. Gerontius was my great-great-grandfather: that puts it back a bit. But that is nothing to the old feeling of this wood. Look at all those weeping, trailing, beards and whiskers of lichen! And most of the trees seem to be covered with ragged dry leaves that have never fallen. Untidy. I can’t imagine what spring would look like here, if it ever comes; still less a spring-cleaning.’” (TTT, Book III, Chapter III, “The Uruk-Hai“)
Pippin has another peek into the Old Took's room....
Written for the FLF July 2009 Challenge "Some Like It Hot"! This ficlet is exactly 150 words.
Pippin begins reading the journal in the Old Took's room and is surprised by what he finds.
Written for the GFIC Group's "September 22" Challenge!
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Childhood, General
Places: The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 3783    |    Read Count: 5899
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/22/09    |    Published: 06/02/09