Characters: Sam & Frodo
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s world and characters therein – Kortirion’s just visiting.
It was all around, faint but ever-present, a hum... or was it a buzz? Whatever... it was so distracting. Sam frowned – he couldn’t think straight, all he could focus on were the tiny humming, buzzing, irritating midges flying in noisome clouds above the marshes.
Frodo slapped at his neck… before scratching his ear. It was red and lumpy with bites from their tiny tormentors. The more he scratched the worse it itched...
Sam slapped his own ear. “Sweet Stars above! When we left I knew there’d be dangers, but I never thought bein’ luncheon for midges would be among ‘em!