|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in adventdrabbles,|
@ 2007-12-11 21:30:00
|Entry tags:||contributor: celandineb, dec11, fandom: lord of the rings, year: 2007|
Dec11, Lord of the Rings, Merry & Pippin, Old Friends
Title: Old Friends
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Characters: Merry & Pippin
Note: Drabble written for freckles42 for holiday 2007.
Merry stretched out his feet towards the fire. "We did well, didn't we, Pip?"
"We did indeed," Pippin agreed from his armchair. His hair was white, these days, and he had talked of an ear trumpet. Merry himself was creaky at the knees.
"The best years of our lives."
When Merry looked at him in surprise, Pippin said, "Not the best. The most important."
They had lost Frodo, after all, soon enough thereafter, and much of the quest and the war had been far closer to terrifying than exhilarating.
"I'm glad we were there together, in any case."