Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Unsung Heroes challenge: Gardener: Grounded

Title: Grounded
Author: Kortirion
Character: Gaffer Gamgee
Rating: G
Source: Post–Hobbit, Pre-LotR
Disclaimer: Tolkien imagined it all in magnificent detail; Kortirion has a fewstray thoughts.

Hot breezes brushed through the brown curls of his tired feet, propped now on the edge of a wheel-barrow. Leaning back on the old wooden bench, eyes closed in the midday sun, Gaffer Gamgee dozed contentedly. The creak of a branch and the rustling leaves lulled his senses after a morning’s hoeing and weeding.

Faintly, Bilbo and Frodo’s voices softly chanted something in foreign.

‘Pretty enough sounding – but stuff and nonsense’, thought Gaffer, ‘What did they want with all that adventuring when the Shire had everything a body could need? Good job my Sam’s got his feet on the ground.’
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: unsung heroes: gardener, character: gaffer gamgee
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