Author: Adonnen Estenniel (alphien)
Characters/Pairing: Elanor Gamgee, Fastred of Greenholm
Book/Source: The Lord of the Rings
Disclaimer: Setting, characters, and genius belong to the Tolkien Estate. I make no money from this.
They sat alone amid the swaying grasses while the distant echoes of the birthday party floated overhead. So close their noses were brushing.
Slowly, deliberately, he raised one tanned forefinger to her forehead and toyed with a curl that had escaped from her knot. A smile of simple pleasure came across his broad face.
“You’ve lovely hair, lass,” he said. His breath was warm.
Stunned, and more than a little mortified, Elanor could do naught but stare as he brought his lips to hers. She knew her cheeks to be crimson.
“Thank you,” was all she could think to say.