Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
*Tharhîwon is a regular character in some of my stories - an orphaned elfling he was adopted by Frodo in The West when it became clear that he had no living relatives there. He has featured here in drabbles before - specifically those written for the Mulled Wine Challenges last year.
Here, just outside Alqualondë, pigs lived in orchards, rootling around so that they both aerated and fertilised the soil. They were not exactly tame, but certainly domesticated. Just as they should be, Uncle Sam had said.
But in the new lands that would become home to the Woodelves, in the heart of this Western continent, boars lived wild and would need to be hunted. Rumil, Orophin, and the others said they looked forward to it.
Tharhîwon had never hunted boar…
Thoughtfully he got down the well used frying pan.
Well, it would bring new meaning to bringing home the bacon!