Author: Elwen of the Hidden Valley
Summary: I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen.
Characters/Pairing: Frodo, Bilbo
Disclaimer: It all belongs to JRR Tolkien.
Frodo glanced up from his book, to find Bilbo staring into the fire. Although his uncle was less vague than he had been in the East, he did not write much these days, spending many of their evenings together just looking into the flames.
Did he see dragon fire? Was he watching as Laketown burned? Did he mourn lost friends? Or was he remembering happier evenings in his beloved Bag End? For the longest time, flames had brought unpleasant memories for Frodo. Memories of Orodruin exploding around him. Memories of loss.
Perhaps their adventures were not so dissimilar after all.