Elwen (elwenlj) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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For the prompt - (s)he picked up the book

Title: Pictures Are Not Enough
Author: Elwen
Characters/Pairing: Rose Gamgee
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: LOTR
Disclaimer: Professor Tolkien owns the lot. I'm only playing with it and will try to return it unscathed.


PICTURES ARE NOT ENOUGH

She picked up the book. Its red leather cover was soft, edges darkened from much handling, for it first belonged to Mr Bilbo and had traveled far and back again.

Rose tested the weight, surprised it was not heavier considering the import of the tales hidden within. Random selection of a page revealed Mr Frodo's painstaking rendering of a willow tree but pictures could not tell all. For the love of her children but mostly for their father she needed to know all, not just the safe bits read out to her . . . needed to understand.

“Sam, teach me letters.”

END

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