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More Room for Adventure by Cathleen

Author: Cathleen
Title: More Room for Adventure
Rating: G
Theme: Fixed Length Ficlets
Elements: Some Like It Hot
Author's Notes: Another scene from the beginnings of my tale "Room for Adventure"
Summary: Pippin investigates the Old Took's room again
Word Count: 150



Pippin gave the door a nudge with his foot and watched as it swung back slowly with a creak and a sigh. Air whooshed from the room, hot and musty, and dust motes tickled his nose. Not for the first time, he crept inside, pausing to eye the great desk. The book lay open, exactly as before, the grimy smudges on the yellowed page the only evidence of his earlier intrusion. Pippin hesitated for only a moment before carefully scooping the volume into his arms. Settling on the couch, he turned the pages one by one, squinting at the faded ink, the antiquated handwriting taking some effort to interpret. Sweat trickled from his brow as he read, and he brushed at his face absent-mindedly with a grimy sleeve. A soft breeze from the open door caressed his cheek and Pippin sat back, eager to enter that long-ago world.

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ceshaughnessy
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you could picture it so well! *Hugs*
dreamflower02
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
I love this! So descriptive and very atmospheric. I could just imagine that hot stuffy room!

One of these days you will have to reveal just what that journal says...
ceshaughnessy
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks Barbara! One of these days I'll get around to writing the rest of the story!
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ceshaughnessy
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
It does seem like an interesting place, doesn't it?
nancylea57
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
yes pippin's curiousity would take several trips to slake.
ceshaughnessy
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Lol, and then some!
virtuella
Jul. 23rd, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Very sweet. I like the atmosphere when he enters the room, it reminds me of the attic in the place where my parent's live.
ceshaughnessy
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It reminds me of an old room in my grandmother's house many years ago - so dusty and mysterious, just waiting for a child's curiosity...
foxrafer
Jul. 23rd, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
What a delightful scene. The picture is clear in my mind and the smells and mugginess in the room are so vivid.
ceshaughnessy
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm pleased to hear you liked it! As I mentioned above, I picture a room in my grandmother's old house whenever I'm writing the Old Took's room.
rhapsody11
Jul. 23rd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yes, he would be so curious and eager to read about a world long ago, and it feels especially tempting with the secrecy around it!
ceshaughnessy
Jul. 23rd, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, curiosity is what drives our Pippin!
blslarner
Jul. 25th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
Oh, yes--the future Thain learning from the writings of his great, great grandfather! Yes! Nicely done!
ceshaughnessy
Aug. 9th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Bonnie! I think our wee future Thain may be having more adventures in the old Took's room....
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