StarSpray (silverstarspray) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Fell Beasts Challenge: Trolls - Burglar-in-Training

Title: Burglar-in-Training
Author: SilverStarSpray
Characters/Pairing: Pippin, Paladin
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: The Hobbit/Lotr
Disclaimer: I don’t own Middle-earth, however much I’d like to live there.

A tug on Paladin's pocket alerted him to his son's presence. "What are you up to now, Pippin?"

Pippin withdrew his hand sheepishly. "Trying to pick your pocket."

Paladin raised an eyebrow. "Wherever did you get that idea?"

"Uncle Bilbo tried to pick a troll's pocket, and it almost worked!" Pippin explained, tucking his hands into his own pockets, red-faced. "I thought it might be best to start on something smaller than a troll."

"You'd best hope you never get so close to a troll, Pip." Paladin sighed. He would need to have a word with Bilbo about those stories...
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