curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Teatime Challenge. Guests for tea; or vice versa...

Author; curiouswombat
Title; Guests for tea; or vice versa...
Rating; G
Source: LotR
Characters; Bilbo and Fellowship members.
For the 'Teatime' challenge.

Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

"Guests for tea; or vice versa..."

Daily, Bilbo invited Gandalf and the hobbits to afternoon tea, until Master Elrond announced who else would accompany Frodo; then he changed his habit. One by one he entertained the other companions.

Carefully he considered a suitable tea for each and was, generally, satisfied with his choice.

Aragorn – one stronger than it at first appeared.

Legolas – green-leaf tea, appearing delicate, but welcome when the mortal body tires.

Gimli – a strong, dark, tea brewed long over the fire. Sustaining in itself.

For Boromir he used gifted leaves of fine quality. But, later, Bilbo worried when he found their keeping quality uncertain.
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: mealtimes: teatime, character: bilbo, character: fellowship
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