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.
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?”