StarSpray (silverstarspray) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Coastal Challenge: Bucket & Spade - Hobbit Craft

Title: Hobbit Craft
Author: SilverStarSpray
Characters/Pairing: Sam Gamgee, Eluréd, Elurín
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.

As they settled into the boat's small cabin, Elurín peered curiously at Sam's things. “Why did you bring a spade?” he asked. “There isn't any gardening to do in the middle of Belegaer!”

Sam ducked the spade, and its matching hoe and smaller trowel, under his bunk. “I thought I might find a bit of garden over there on Eressëa,” he said, blushing a bit. “And I don't suppose there's many hobbit-sized tools to be found there.”

They could be made, of course—but there was nothing like good Shire craft-work, in Sam's opinion, when it came to digging potatoes.


“What are these buckets for?” Sam asked, as his companions pulled out a small stack of them on deck, as he envisioned rather vividly the three of them frantically bailing out of their swiftly-sinking vessel.

“For catching rain,” Eluréd said.

“Or fish,” his brother added. He opened a compartment and pulled out a large net. “I hope you don't mind if we leave the cooking to you, Master Gamgee!”

Sam grinned. “I don't mind at all, Master Elurín.” They had plenty of food—waybread and such—but not even Lady Galadriel's lembas tasted better than a good freshly fried fish.

Tags: author: silverstarspray, challenge: coastal: bucket and spade, character: elured, character: elurin, character: sam
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