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15 March 2011 @ 09:34 pm
Fic: ‘One condition for growing old together.’  
Title: One condition for growing old together.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: the Return of the King: seconds before Gandalf & the Three Walkers arrive at Isengard.
Summary: Merry had one condition for their growing old together.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

This is a sequel to The last word, where Pippin had the last word in a conversation with Merry when they were with the Ents. I had such a delightful time writing that story that I felt drawn to write this one!

And again, Pippin had to have the last word!

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of JRR Tolkien, the Tolkien Estate and the Tolkien Trust & Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens (their interpretations); I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


“Y’know what I think, Merry?”

Merry looked up from where he was setting his pipe alight, wondering if he should ask. He decided to take the risk. “What’s that, Pip?”

“I think we’re going to grow old together.”

Merry cautiously arched an eyebrow. “We are, Pip?”

“We drank that draught and grew lo—”

Taller, Pip. We grew taller.”

Pippin ignored him. “I reckon we’ll live longer, growing old together.”

Merry finally drew on his pipe, holding it thoughtfully as he blew smoke rings. “If we’re going to grow old together, Pip, I only want one thing.”

“Yes, Merry?”

“Stop using all y’Longbottom so fast and stealing mine!” He cast a meaningful look toward Pippin’s overly filled tobacco pouch.

“Look, Merry! Is that Gandalf?!”
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on March 15th, 2011 11:01 am (UTC)
*facepalms* I just love that pair. They stole the movies; more so even than Sam. And you've captured them perfectly; as always.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on March 15th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
you've captured them perfectly; as always.
Thank you; I've had fun writing them!
lovethosehobbitlovethosehobbit on March 15th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
This was great...I can't think of them NOT growing old together, can you?
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on March 15th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
I can't think of them NOT growing old together, can you?
No, I can't!
ex_lbilover on March 15th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
LOL! I really enjoyed this and I could hear their voices in my mind so clearly!
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 15th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
-L!- Thank you! I could hear them very clearly when writing it so I'm glad to know that their voices worked for someone else as well!
lindahoylandlindahoyland on March 16th, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)
This was very cute!
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on March 17th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
-L!- Thank you!