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The Michel Delving Mathom House  by Periantari

Summary: 11-year old Elanor decides to write to Uncle Frodo...
Written for Iorhael's letter writing challenge in September '05 for Frodo and Bilbo's birthday on September 22nd.

September 22, 1432

Dear Uncle Frodo,
Da tells me that every September 22nd of the year is a special day. Though i do not remember you, i often hear about your great deeds during the War of the Ring which happened right before I was born. We toasted for you all these years, Da, Ma, little Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, and Goldilocks, for Da says it is important to do this and remember you.

He tells me that Uncle Bilbo is with you going to the Undying Lands. That might be really interesting to not die. Though i wish i could've known you. Da tells me that you've held me when i was a babe and also told me stories and sang songs to me. The only memory i have of you is of what you gave me --a parchment of a verse in Quenya which told the grace of the Valar to shine upon me given to me right before you left us. Thank you very much for this. The Tengwar, I’m not so sure about yet, but Da did surprise me by at least translating that which you wrote to me.

Do you think Da will try to find you again? Does he have the blessing, also as a Ring-bearer to depart from the Shire? I really hope not because I am still small and need my Da. My Da loves you like a brother, though; he mentions you so much. For that I love you too, but wish I had known you like my Da did. I don't know why i'm writing this letter but i like to write so am writing this for i'm wondering about you...

I wish the best for you and Mr. Bilbo that you are having a lovely first birthday over there in Valinor. Please tell the elves I say a very fond hello to them. I hope to see Elves around the Shire or elsewhere but Da said that they’re leaving Middle-Earth never to come back which is quite sad for me to know.

I wish i had known you and wish you well.

Yours sincerely,
~Elanor Gamgee

A/N-Reposted because this ficlet belongs in here for it is short. =)

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