Title: An Autumn Journey
Author: Jay of Lasgalen
Characters: Elladan and Elrohir
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s, not mine.
Summary: Elladan and Elrohir seek information after news from the Shire. A story told in a series of drabbles for the ‘Harvest’ challenge. Part One - Farmer Maggot's News, for the Hay prompt.
Farmer Maggot’s News
It was harvest time, and the fields flanking the Brandywine gleamed yellow with ripening grain. Young hobbits ran and played, clambering over stacked bales while their parents toiled in the sun.
Elladan turned his back on the golden afternoon. “Old Maggot had unsettling news,” he commented. “Strangers in the Shire. Who, I wonder?”
“I know one person we can ask.” Elrohir pointed to the long green shadow of the High Hay ahead. With a last glance at the harvesting merrymakers behind them, he and Elladan rode forward into the deep, dank cutting beneath gloomy trees and into the Old Forest.