Character: Two short people...
Source: AU Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Tolkien imagined a whole, wonderful cosmos... but Kortirion made this bit up!
The dark club of knobbly wood thwacked against palm with an audible smack. The gathered hobbits flinched, shuffling closer together... Nobody said a word. He walked down the line slowly, making every heavy foot-fall count. Curly heads bobbed as they avoided his eyes, or found they must swallow extra hard to clear drying throats – the heavy silence lingered for eternal moments...
Wood hit leathery palm again.
Pippin could stand it no longer. “Ok, ok... it was me! I used the last of the conditioner – so shoot me why don’t you?!”
Gimli’s fly-away beard bristled even more.
“Don’t. Tempt me!!”