POV – Bilbo
In which Bilbo reflects on guilt and obligation, honesty and honor, and has his heart broken.
I hurt too much to write any notes on this chapter. Maybe another day. EDIT – some notes below the cut.
POV – Frodo
In which Merry makes a mess, Esmie makes a move, Bargo makes a fuss, Rory makes a point, and Frodo makes a very big mistake.
We finally get Frodo’s perspective on the tangled family relations of Brandy Hall. And kind of wish we hadn’t…
I am starting to post my next Shire Story novel, On Merry Yule.
This story was written because I myself became curious about what happened next with Frodo coming to live with Bilbo in Bag End. I was curious about how the two of them would get along, Frodo being a young tween from a gregarious clan, Bilbo being an old man used to his solitude. There was also the fact that I had dropped a rather large emotional bomb at the end of Legacy that needed to be addressed if Frodo was to become the person we know in LotR. Then there was all the tidbits I had picked up about the Shire in my speculations and research which I didn’t want going to waste.
As with Legacy, I’ll be posting a chapter per week as consistently as I can, health and family obligations allowing.