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18 December 2014 @ 06:51 pm
Fic: 'Mistletoes - Lads & Lasses' - G, Samwise, Arwen, Fluff, Friendship, Holiday  
More Mistletoes fic! I wrote two on the same day and since they are both Lord of the Rings fic, I thought I'd post them both today. First, this is for shirebound, who asked for Sam & Arwen, friendship. 601 words. Christmas cheer, darling!


Title: Mistletoes - Lads & Lasses
Author: The Artful Dodger / dodger_sister
Fandom: Lord Of The Rings
Category: Fluff, Friendship, Holiday
Characters/Pairing: Samwise & Arwen
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Spoilers: None.
Summary: Sam and Arwen talk of traditions and learn new ways.
Word Count: 601 words.
Date Written: 12/10/14
Disclaimer: LOTR is not mine. I wrote this fic, just for fun. It’s the holidays, don’t sue!
Feedback: Bring it. dodger_sister / TheArtofDodger@comcast.net
Beta’d: Nope.
Author's Notes: Part of my Mistletoes ‘verse, all written as holiday gifts for my Flisties. This one immediately sparked the sweetest fic!
Dedication: For shirebound, who asked for Sam & Arwen, friendship. You are a joy, darling! Merry Christmas!




Sam’s intention was to fetch Mr. Frodo some tea from the grand kitchen - everything in Rivendell seemed grand to Sam, but the kitchen more so than most - but he couldn’t just walk past the Lady Arwen without so much as a bow, it being impolite and all.

“My lady,” Sam said and bowed as low as he could, which was quite low as it turns out. Sam nearly lost his footing.

Arwen stepped out of the open doorway in time to grab Sam’s arm and steady him.

“There is no need for that, Samwise,” she told him.

“Oh, I disagree!” Sam said and blushed furiously. “I mean…it is proper.”

“Well then, it is appreciated,” Arwen told him and reached up over her head to straighten the mistletoe there.

“Mistletoe!” Sam cried out and turned even redder than before.

“Why, yes. Do you have this plant in The Shire?” Arwen asked him curiously.

“We do,” Sam told her. “Plenty of it to be found in the East Farthing.”

“We hang it most often during the Winter Solstice, for protection,” Arwen told him and then looked off into the distance, towards something only she could see there. “It seems we all need a bit of protection these days.”

“Aye,” Sam told her. “But I have never heard of mistletoe used for protection.”

“No?” Arwen asked him, looking back down at the hobbit. “Do you not hang it in your windows and doorways then?”

“Oh, our doorways, yes,” Sam said. “But not for protection.”

“Decoration?” Arwen asked, ever the more curious, as Sam’s face continued to grow redder by the minute.

“Well our custom is…you see…it’s meant as a symbol of…love.”

“Oh,” Arwen said in surprise. “That is different from our ways, but perhaps a bit nicer in spirit,” she told him with a smile.

“It is customary when one is standing under a mistletoe to…” and Sam trailed off a bit, looked down at his own feet, before blurting out, “Receive a kiss!”

“Oh,” Arwen said again and this time there was a light tease to her voice. “Well, Samwise, I am always open to learning new customs.”

“No, my lady, I could not,” Sam protested.

“I would be offended if you didn’t,” Arwen told him, leaning a bit forward. “I do try to be hospitability, after all.”

Sam was perhaps the brightest shade of red ever rendered and his eyes were as round as saucers.

Lady Arwen was the most beautiful creature he had ever laid eyes upon, a beauty that surpassed Middle Earth, and she was waiting expectantly for a kiss from Samwise Gamgee, the gardener’s son.

Arwen’s eyes were twinkling with mirth and delight when Sam leaned forward. He wasn’t sure if it was proper to kiss her lips or if it would offend if he did not or if perhaps he should go for a quick peck to the cheek, like Rosie Cotton had once offered Sam at the Yuletide celebration.

Sam leaned up toward Arwen’s cheek and at the last moment changed his mind and so ended up pressing a short, soft kiss to the corner of Lady Arwen’s lips. She smelled of sweet honeysuckle and warm fires and when Sam pulled back, she was smiling at him with a magnificent light in her eyes.

“Now I know a bit more of the world, Samwise Gamgee,” she said and bowed before him, then turned back into the room she had come from.

Sam stood rooted in place for a long moment, before heading quickly back to Mr. Frodo’s quarters, Frodo’s tea completely forgotten from his mind.


The End
 
 
 
Shirebound: Piglet ornamentshirebound on December 19th, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
What a dear, wonderful scene. Thank you for this ficlet-gift, my friend! I suspect neither Sam nor Arwen will ever forget this little encounter.

Merry Christmas to you!

Edited at 2014-12-19 12:40 am (UTC)
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! It felt so good to stretch my LOTR muse again - I must take her out of the box more often! <3
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 19th, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
Tee hee! Hobbit!Awe!Crush!
dodger_sister: middle-earthdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
lol Thanks, babe!
rs9rs9 on December 19th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
This is Beautiful! Such a sweet scene!
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thank so you so much! :)
Mic: Sam Leaving Hobbitonink_gypsy on December 19th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
How absolutely charming.
dodger_sister: middle-earthdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you!
addie71: Sam - Sweetaddie71 on December 19th, 2014 02:38 am (UTC)
That is adorable. I can't blame Sam for forgetting about Frodo's tea. :)
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a beautiful icon of Sam you have!

That is adorable. I can't blame Sam for forgetting about Frodo's tea. :)

Thank you! And, lol, no I suspect Frodo wouldn't blame him either. :)
lindahoylandlindahoyland on December 19th, 2014 04:28 am (UTC)
Just adorable! I can just see Sam's blushes. I hope Arwen tells Aragorn about the custom!
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
Just adorable! I can just see Sam's blushes. I hope Arwen tells Aragorn about the custom!

Sam's blushes are adorable, aren't they?! And oh yes, I suspect Arwen will be introducing this new custom to Rivendell immediately. :) Thank you so much for the love!
grey_wonderergrey_wonderer on December 19th, 2014 07:31 am (UTC)
I love it! Two from you today. I am here, this time on shirebound's recommendation. I must say, I am enjoying your writing very much. I loved the sweet humor in this one.
dodger_sister: middle-earthdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
I love it! Two from you today. I am here, this time on shirebound's recommendation. I must say, I am enjoying your writing very much. I loved the sweet humor in this one.

Oh, thank you so much! /beams/ I did get some wonderful prompts from shirebound and lindahoyland for this series - it felt so good to stretch my LOTR muse after so long! <3
mews1945mews1945 on December 19th, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'm here because Shirebound linked this at her journal. What a lovely idea, and so sweetly written. Dear Sam, he deserved a kiss from Arwen.
dodger_sister: middle-earthdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm here because Shirebound linked this at her journal. What a lovely idea, and so sweetly written. Dear Sam, he deserved a kiss from Arwen.

Thank you so much for stopping by! (I always follow shirebound's fic recs too!). Sam certainly deserves a kiss from Arwen, whether he feels worthy of it or not! :) Thank you so much for the lovely comment!
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on December 20th, 2014 05:11 am (UTC)
Oh, that is so darling! I can just see poor embarrassed Sam. I wonder if he'll ever tell anyone? *grin*
dodger_sister: middle-earthdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is so darling! I can just see poor embarrassed Sam. I wonder if he'll ever tell anyone? *grin*

:) Thank you so much! Oh, Sam, I bet he just goes back to the room all flustered and doesn't utter a word of it. Maybe someday, after all is over, he'll tell Frodo. <3s
Frodo Baggins of Bag Endfebobe on December 22nd, 2014 01:12 am (UTC)
Awwwwww! :D
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 4th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you! <3