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Man: a Little Things Drabble

Posted by b2wm on 09.16.2007 at 10.29.pm
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: "I Fought the Law"
Title: Growing Trouble
Rating: G
Pairing:(if there are any) Hamfast Gamgee/Gardening
Summary: Bookverse, prequest: The garden at Bag-End gets worse every year. Or maybe it's just his knees.
Warning:(if there are any) A small bit of premediated violence to plant life; not reccomended for Ents. ;) Hamfast is Tolkien's.


There were more stones in the garden this year. They weren’t particularly large, but they were sharp and rolled under his feet at unpleasant times. They seemed heavier, too, for all their smallness.

Then there were the weeds. Oh, certainly, one dandelion in the grass was jaunty, but once those tough long roots got a toehold, they‘d cover the whole lawn in white-headed brown stems and there wasn’t a thing you could do but dig up all the grass and weeds alike. Then he discovered nettles in the sunflowers. Hamfast shook his head. Next year, Sam was on his own.

Comments:


Rhîw Laer
songs_of_winter at 2007-09-17 03:05 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I like that! Very sweet. Thank you for this little bit of perspective.
Boromir II's Warg Mistress
b2wm at 2007-09-22 23:53 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for reading!
Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2007-09-17 03:20 (UTC) (Link)
*sigh* I can certainly understand the Gaffer's sentiments! (and I had nettles in the garden this year too!) Lovely little piece!
Boromir II's Warg Mistress
b2wm at 2007-09-22 23:55 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! First time I saw the sunflowers in the garden, I thought they were nettles. Fortunately, the only really annoying weed we had this year was a bit of poison ivy...
El
elvenpiratelady at 2007-09-17 08:19 (UTC) (Link)
But I like dandelions! :P

Anyway, a verse sweet drabble. It's rare to find pre-verse hobbit fic (not that I've searched for it... *tugs nervously at collar*) and I like it.
Boromir II's Warg Mistress
b2wm at 2007-09-23 00:00 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! As far as hobbit-fic goes... me neither, on both counts.

I would reccomend "My Adventure" and "The She-Dragon of the Shire" on FF.net, though: The first is about Bilbo's mom and her encounters with elves, Dunedain, and a Warg, and the second deals with Lobiella over the course of the War of the Ring, though much of the first half, at least, is set before it.
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