Title; On Considering Fatherhood
For the 'Father' 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.
Legolas watched Sam with his children, Merry and Pippin with theirs; using skills learned from their own fathers, no doubt.
Aragorn, too, seemed to know how to parent; his role models both elven and mortal.
One day, Legolas thought, it will be me. I will hold my own son, or daughter, and pass on the love my father showed to me; never too busy to spare time for a child in need.
But this would, he was sure, be in another land; and, already, he grieved that his father, so deeply rooted this place, might never know that future babe.
Sorry it's a bit late - I've been on a geeky LJ and fandom-centric weekend at WriterConUK.
Legolas seems to have become the link in this series... typical really - I wonder why the muse picked the character whose antecedents and family we know least about?