Author: Elwen of the Hidden Valley
Characters: Frodo Baggins. Fearwen(OC)
Warnings: Don't let a puppy loose in your herb garden.
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings
Disclaimer: Frodo, Elrond and Erestor belong to JRR Tolkien. The rest is the result of my vivid imagination.
A/N: By way of explanation for the setting...this follows on from my short story, 'Pippin II', in which Elrond gifts Frodo with a puppy, shortly after Bilbo's death in the West.
EXPECTATIONS AND EXCAVATIONS
“Hello Faerwen.” Frodo smiled up at the lady and set aside his pipe. “Come and sit down. How are you and the babe?”
With obvious relief, Faerwen lowered her bulk onto the bench he hurriedly vacated. “The babe is well and I am bored.”
Frodo chuckled. “Erestor is still overprotective?”
The lady rolled her eyes. “Smothering. I escaped my jailer to return this.” She drew a squirming brown bundle from her robes and the little dog yipped as Frodo accepted her. “I apprehended her digging in Elrond's herb garden.”
“Not again, Pip!” Pip only licked his face exuberantly.