blslarner (blslarner) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Shakespeare Challenge -- Measure for Measure

Title: Measure for Measure
Author: Larner
Characters/Pairing: Meriadoc Brandybuck/Estella Bolger; Hobbits
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Book/Source: LOTR, Lindelea's The Rescue
Disclaimer: The Master gave us world and characters; I present the drabble.

Measure for Measure

Merry straightened, his eyes clearing as he stared at the strange lad who’d just been holding him with a measure of—tenderness—that was anything but seemly. The lad was thin for a Hobbit of the Shire, but still seemed familiar somehow, even as his eyes appeared to be taking Merry’s measure from the curls on his head to those on his feet. “Fatty!” Merry grunted. “You look just as Fatty did when we fetched him from the Lockholes!”

“Fatty? Is he all right?” the lad demanded.

“And what does a Tookish farm lad know of Fatty Bolger?”
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