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Spiced Wine
10/20/17 04:40 pm
Happy Friday, everyone :)
Ysilme
10/19/17 01:18 pm
with all my lovely elves created there. *g* But it looks as I really should give it a go soon, and keep a lookout for the new one. :)
Ysilme
10/19/17 01:18 pm
Interesting news about the new game. I've bought Shadow of Mordor some time ago, but never really played it so far; I'm not playing often and when I do, I'm still stuck at Skyrim
Ysilme
10/19/17 01:17 pm
Belated Happy Birthday, Cheekybeak!
ziggy
10/18/17 01:11 am
Happy Birthday Cheekybeak- hope you liked your gift:)
Narya
10/16/17 07:36 pm
Belated happy birthday, cheeky!
Naledi
10/16/17 02:30 pm
Belated happy birthday, Cheeky! I'm glad you had a good day :)
cheekybeak
10/16/17 09:54 am
Thanks Alquien. I had a great day!
Alquien
10/15/17 08:09 pm
Happy Birthday, cheeky! Best wishes! I hope you enjoy your special day! :)
Spiced Wine
10/15/17 01:28 pm
Has probably learned all about the Silmarillion and Appendices of LOTR from paying these games :D
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First Time by Ysilme

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For gardnerhill.

Double drabble: 2x 100 words

Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien. I'm not making any money with this, just playing around for fun.

Note: Many thanks to shadowycat for looking this over! Any remaining mistakes are my own.

 

 

 

“Bilbo, are you all right?” Looking up from tuning his harp, Lindir had noticed the worried look on the Hobbit's face.

Bilbo cleared his throat. Why had he agreed to this? The elves liked his verses, his recitals had always been well received, and Lindir had repeatedly affirmed his singing voice was enjoyable. But singing aloud in the Hall of Fire, for such a large audience? What had he been thinking?

He opened his mouth to speak, but only a croak came out. He tried again, to no avail. Panicked, he looked at Lindir.

“Oh dear, you've got the jitters.”

-(o)-

The minstrel handed the Hobbit a mug, patting his shoulder. “Drink this, it usually helps.”

Bilbo obeyed, sipping the hot tea with honey, and trying again after a few sips. Still nothing but a painful croak. Lindir's worried look didn't help, nor did the second mug, nor the third. At this point, Bilbo needed to pee and a mouse-hole to vanish into.

“You wrote this song for Lord Elrond's Begetting Day, didn't you?”

The Hobbit nodded.

“Would you like someone else to perform it for you?”

Another nod.

“Me?”

Nod.

Later, Bilbo marvelled how different his rhymes sounded this way.

 

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