Characters/Pairing: Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins
Rating: G (gen)
Disclaimer: Just borrowing Tolkien's wonderful characters. I promise to return them unharmed.
Bilbo knelt in the stream. Brows knit in concentration, he lowered one arm into a quiet pool beneath a ledge.
Frodo stood stock-still, hardly daring to breathe.
Seconds ticked past until, in a blur of motion, Bilbo flung a large rainbow trout onto the bank.
“That, my lad,” said Bilbo, scrambling up, “is how you tickle a trout. I learned it from a Ranger friend.” He chuckled. “Don’t tell your Aunt. It’s not considered ‘respectable’.”
“I won’t,” he promised.
Later, belly full, Frodo lay by the fire, listening to Bilbo’s lilting Elvish song.
Respectability, he decided drowsily, was highly overrated.