Characters: Merry and Pippin
Source: Middle-earth, pre-LotR
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s fascinating interweaving... kortirion’s embroidery round the edge
Pure magic – before their eyes the arcane assembly of strange shapes woven sinuously together was glowing, almost seeming to writhe as if spell-caught. The two young hobbits clutched each other, hardly daring to breathe. They’d dared not tell of the weird alchemy they strove to create... but soon... soon wealth and fame would be theirs!
Essential purity of the ingredients had been paramount, only the best... and here was the resulting elixir...
They sniffed... they sipped... they spat!!
“Ewwouuughghgh – that’s horrible, Merry!” Pip wheezed, scrubbing his tongue with his hand.
Merry shuddered convulsively... maybe Mushroom brandy wasn’t a good idea...