Lbilover (ex_lbilover) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Poppies Challenge

Title: A Matter of Perspective
Author: Lbilover
Characters/Pairing: Sam Gamgee, Gaffer Gamgee, Bilbo Baggins
Rating: G (gen)
Warnings: None
Book/Source: LOTR
Disclaimer: Just borrowing the Professor's characters. I promise to return them unharmed!



“These are poppies, Sam-lad,” the Gaffer said, pointing to a patch of scarlet and gold flowers growing wild in the meadow beyond Bag End’s garden. “Your mam uses the seeds for baking, and the petals for tea.”

Sam listened attentively. There was much to learn! But the flowers on their tall slender stalks dipped and swayed, distracting him with their dance.

~~~

“These are poppies,” said Mr. Bilbo.

“I know, sir.” Sam scrunched up his face and thought. “The seeds are used for baking.”

“Ah, but their beauty delights the soul, my boy.”

They sat side-by-side and watched the poppies dance.

~end~

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