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28 March 2011 @ 03:12 am
Fic: ‘Where were the crows?’  
Title: Where were the crows?
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Prior to events in the Lord of the Rings
Summary: The potatoes had to be sacrificed!

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

I couldn’t resist writing this!

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.


The tall stalks rustled as the breeze slipped between the ears of corn. Merry squatted, easily plucking carrots and adding them to the ever growing pile of vegetables. (They already had cabbages, potatoes and corn; mushrooms would be next.) Pippin stepped further away, tilting his head with a frown.

He couldn’t hear crows.


“Shh, Pip!”


Merry stopped tugging on the carrot in hand and glared at his cousin. “What is it, Pip?”

Pippin pointed at the top of the corn. “There’s no crows, Merry.”

Merry let go of the carrot, rose to his feet and listened. “You’re right, Pip. There’s no crows.”

Pippin pulled his coat closer, fumbling with the button, and lowered his voice further. “There’re always crows, Merry. Y’can’t shut ‘em up when we’re here.”

Merry suddenly began stuffing his coat pockets with carrots, handing some to his younger cousin who followed suit. “Can y’carry the sack o’potatoes?”

Pippin shook his head. “I can carry the vegetables but not the potatoes.” He shoved a cabbage down the front of his buttoned up coat.

“We’ll have t— ”

A scythe waved in the air above the corn. “Got y’now y’thieves!”

“Farmer Maggot!” They exclaimed in a hushed whisper and then Pippin was shoved.

“Run!” Merry hissed and bolted past his younger cousin.

“What abou—” Then Pippin saw the approaching scythe and quickly followed his cousin!
Belleferretbelleferret on March 27th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
LOL Farmer Maggot must have the best crops around if Merry and Pippin are willing to brave his scythe!
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on March 28th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
-L!- Maybe his vegetables are as good as his mushrooms? -L-
lindahoylandlindahoyland on March 28th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
LOL,this was very cute!Naughty Merry and Pippin!
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 28th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
-L!- Thanks for reading!
Armchair DM: Carson: No no no AIEEE!!armchairdm on March 28th, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
Just one step ahead of the scythe! Thank goodness for crows.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on March 28th, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness for Pippin paying attention!
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on March 28th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
LOL! What a fun bit of movie-verse! "Where were the crows?" Good question, and shows that even movie-Pippin was a lot smarter than some people think!
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on March 29th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
LOL! What a fun bit of movie-verse!
Thank you! I've been writing mostly dialogue-loaded stories for this pair lately, I felt it was time for a bit of mischief!

Good question, and shows that even movie-Pippin was a lot smarter than some people think!
I feel he was - and very observant, as well!