(Written for the great_tales 55 word challenge)
Fandom: The Hobbit
Character(s): Bilbo Baggins
Summary: On his way home from Adventure, Bilbo tries to distract himself with a bit of versifying…
Word Count: 55
Author's Notes: Another dribble. I could not resist. I am imagining Bilbo sitting in the dark listening to Gandalf snore and thinking it is taking entirely too long to get home. The parts in italics are from "Upon the Hearth the Fire is Red", from FotR, Book I, Chapter III, "Three's Company".
Upon the hearth the fire is warm…no, not right.
The fire is red … that will do, I’m sure.
Red, head, dead. No, no don’t think that!
Red, lead, bed. Of course that’s it!
A bed, clean, soft and dry…
beneath the roof, so safe…
Wish I was there,
so I do…