Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Cardinal Virtues: Honesty challenge - ' Would I Lie To You? : Kortirion

Title: Would I Lie To You?
Author: Kortirion
Characters: Merry and Pippin
Rating: G
Source: Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Tolkien wrote down the truth of Middle-earth… Kortirion wrote this fiction.

“Would I lie to you, Pip?”

“No... I suppose not...”

“And have I ever led you astray?”

“Oh yes. You lost your way completely when we...”

“No, no – I meant have I ever given you bad advice?”

“You did tell me those cloudberries were good for the complexion. I didn’t leave the privy all day!”

“Yes, besides that...?”

“And you told me Farmer Maggot was happy for me to gather his spare mushrooms...”

“Yes, yes...”

“And you said Gandalf’s fireworks were ‘finders-keepers’...”

“All right! Pip – you really can be truthful to Boromir about his cooking – he won’t be cross. Honest.”
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