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I think about, write about, and love hobbits, and have been blissfully involved with writing "Lord of the Rings" stories since May 2002.

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Friend Ship by Shirebound

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Whether on land or sea, Legolas and Gimli never stop looking out for one another.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Friendship
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1391    |    Read Count: 112
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/29/17    |    Published: 03/29/17
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Getting to Know You by Shirebound

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The hobbits (and Gandalf) gently introduce Yule to Tol Eressëa.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Fluff, Friendship
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 438    |    Read Count: 212
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/03/17    |    Published: 01/03/17
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Keep the Home Fires Burning by Shirebound

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It’s time at last for Gloín to leave Rivendell and return home.  Inspired by this prompt from the Livejournal lotr_community Yule Fic Exchange: "What was happening in Rivendell during the quest?"  Characters include Bilbo, Elrond, Arwen.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Glóin, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Friendship
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1332    |    Read Count: 209
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/03/17    |    Published: 01/03/17
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Paying It Forward by Shirebound

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The gift of learning that Bilbo gave Sam years before comes full circle.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 362    |    Read Count: 223
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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Healing the Blessed Isle by Shirebound

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On Tol Eressëa, Frodo and Sam's concerns about Gimli inspire a conspiracy with their friends to make his life there more fulfilling.  Characters also include Gandalf, Elrond, Legolas... and an elf out of legend.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 10239    |    Read Count: 1024
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/28/16    |    Published: 07/28/16
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How Does Your Garden Grow by Shirebound

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How did the Gamgees come to live in Number 3, Bagshot Row?

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Friendship
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1921    |    Read Count: 410
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/18/16    |    Published: 04/18/16
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Humble Gifts by Shirebound

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The way to a man’s – or elf’s -- stomach is through a hobbit’s kitchen.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Friendship
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 788    |    Read Count: 470
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/18/16    |    Published: 04/18/16
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The Dwarves' Secret by Shirebound

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Someone needs cheering up, and Frodo decides that he’s just the one to do it.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1310    |    Read Count: 710
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/06/15    |    Published: 12/06/15
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The Lineage by Shirebound

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Eldarion has a request that takes his father by surprise.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Eldarion, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Family
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 562    |    Read Count: 567
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/16/15    |    Published: 09/16/15
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The Middle of Middle-earth by Shirebound

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There are a few important details missing from Elrond's map.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 776    |    Read Count: 775
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/26/15    |    Published: 08/26/15
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The Gift by Shirebound

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Elwing brings Frodo a remarkable message.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elwing, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 425    |    Read Count: 420
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/23/15    |    Published: 07/23/15
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The Trouble with Chestnuts by Dreamflower, Larner, Linda Hoyland, Raksha The Demon, Shirebound, Linaewen, periantari

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On the Fellowship's trek through Hollin, a chance to forage turns into a potentially deadly encounter.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2632    |    Read Count: 735
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/15    |    Published: 07/16/15
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In the Company of Hobbits by Shirebound

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Legolas senses he will play a part in fulfilling Gimli's final request.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Friendship
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 94. 2015 June Challenge: Wisdom
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 608    |    Read Count: 559
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/06/15    |    Published: 07/06/15
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The Magic of a Wizard's Song by Shirebound

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After the Council of Elrond, Sam has only one question.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Friendship
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 862    |    Read Count: 451
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/06/15    |    Published: 07/06/15
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In a Dusty Corner by Shirebound

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A Dwarf traveling through the Shire comes across a legendary object.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Friendship
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 758    |    Read Count: 741
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/29/15    |    Published: 03/29/15
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The Gift of Dreaming by Shirebound

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Young Faramir shares a vivid dream with his brother.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Friendship
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 265    |    Read Count: 559
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/28/15    |    Published: 01/28/15
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Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands by Shirebound

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Aragorn is tended in Rivendell by four very determined healers.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 670    |    Read Count: 1184
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/05/15    |    Published: 01/05/15
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Sitting by a Wall in the Sun by Shirebound

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Faramir and Aragorn share a moment upon the walls of Minas Tirith.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 825    |    Read Count: 777
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/05/15    |    Published: 01/05/15
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The Kings' Blessings by Shirebound

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The hobbits' first birthday in the West brings several unexpected – and happy – surprises.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Friendship
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1441    |    Read Count: 654
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/05/15    |    Published: 01/05/15
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Seven Stones and Seven Stars and One White Tree by Shirebound

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The approaching Fourth Age is sensed through three very different points of view.  Three mini-chapters; book-verse.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Gapfiller, General
Places: Lothlórien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Misty Mountains
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 736    |    Read Count: 1475
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/14    |    Published: 08/01/14
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A Minor Misunderstanding by Shirebound

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Frodo, Merry, Pippin, and Sam observe a popular game played in Minas Tirith. Assuming that Men possess the same natural abilities as Hobbits, they draw their own conclusions about the players – and the rules of the game.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Gondorian: Beregond
Genres: Friendship
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1034    |    Read Count: 576
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/14    |    Published: 07/29/14
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Silent Knight by Shirebound

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After the Coronation, Pippin falls ill.  Aragorn’s visit to the young hobbit’s sickroom results in a conversation in which Pippin learns something new about the King, and realizes a very special bond they share

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 892    |    Read Count: 822
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/14    |    Published: 07/29/14
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The People of the Stars by Shirebound

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It's not only the Sea that calls to Legolas, and he asks Gimli to accompany him on a very special journey... to a very special place.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Friendship
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 850    |    Read Count: 991
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/14    |    Published: 07/29/14
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The Lord of Gifts by Shirebound

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Aragorn encounters Frodo in Elrond's library, and is surprised to learn what the hobbit is researching.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1224    |    Read Count: 860
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/14    |    Published: 07/29/14
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Safe in My Arms by Shirebound

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Bilbo's exhaustion after being rescued by the Eagles does not go unnoticed by Thorin and Company.  A movie-verse scene, immediately following the ending of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey".

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Thorin and Company, Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship
Places: Erebor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 431    |    Read Count: 721
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/14    |    Published: 07/29/14
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