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Merry and Pippin's Visit  by KathyG
In this pre-Quest gapfiller based on Mariole’s story, “Bad Step” (which can be found at http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=833 or http://mariole.livejournal.com/79822.html), Sam is confined to his room and ordered to stay off his feet on the day after he has been outside for the first time since his accident, and he’s feeling cross and out of sorts. Merry and Pippin make an unexpected visit to Bag End to cheer him up and amuse him. Thanks to Mariole for the idea as to the way in which Merry and Pippin attempt to amuse Sam, and to Dreamflower for beta-reading my story as well (including her assistance with the Gamgees’ rustic speech)! In this story, Frodo is approaching 35 years of age; Sam is 23; Merry is 21; and Pippin is 13 (in Man years, 21 or 22, 14½, 13½, and 8 years old). None of the characters in this story belong to me. Most of them belong to J.R.R. Tolkien (the rest belong to Mariole).
Status: Complete
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