June 8th, 2016

compassion

Heirs in Waiting - by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: Heirs in Waiting
Rating: G
Theme: Waiting
Elements: Otho would have been Bilbo's heir, but for the adoption of Frodo. He read the will carefully and snorted. It was, unfortunately, very clear and correct (according to the legal customs of hobbits, which demand among other things seven signatures of witnesses in red ink).

'Foiled again!' he said to his wife. 'And after waiting sixty years. Spoons? Fiddlesticks!' He snapped his fingers under Frodo's nose and slumped off.

(FotR, Book 1, Chapter 1, "An Unexpected Party")
Author's Notes: For all whose birthdays I missed!
Summary: Lalia's plans to amuse herself at Bilbo's expense leads the Baggins to make a momentous decision.
Word Count: 1,742

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