Character: Young Merry
Source: Pre-Ring War
Disclaimer: Tolkien created the many mighty realms of Middle-earth – fortunately he left many nooks and crannies for us to play in.
His mother dragged him away... clearly in an awful temper – he’d a tingling handprint on the seat of his pants to prove it!
“Boats!” she muttered, “Such nonsense... what will the neighbours think!”
“Bu-but Mam...” Merry stammered, “It was only a game...”
“And take that ridiculous hat off!”
He dragged the wreath of green bean vines free... his feet still squelching from the river-water.
“W-we were playing Pirates of the Carry-bean with Frodo’s Uncle Bilbo... W-we w-were going to W-world’s End...”
“World’s End indeed!” Mam huffed, “Another daft story of his!”
Merry sniffled, frowning... ‘Shall go there one day – I shall!’