Characters/Pairing: Meriadoc Brandybuck/Estella Bolger; Hobbits
Book/Source: LOTR, Lindelea's The Rescue
Disclaimer: The Master gave us world and characters; I present the drabble.
Last Midsummer he’d watched his friend and Lord marry the woman he’d apparently loved since he came of age. A year previous to that he himself had spent Midsummer at the side of Estella Bolger. Fatty had glared at him, daring Merry to do anything untoward. But Merry had ignored him, putting even the Conspiracy behind him as he realized just how dear to him the lass by his side had become. And as the bonfire blazed up at last, he pulled her to her feet, laughing and swinging her about, then kissed her deeply.
“I shall claim you yet!”