Realized By: Calla
It's Pippin's 18th birthday, and he couldn't be happier- or well 'Merry-er'. But then... Merry starts acting queer. Very queer.
Warning: Slash, incest.. and I'm pretty sure that's about it. If you don't like it, don't read!
Rated: PG-13 (for now)
Realized: Part 1
"This is yours Merry."
Peregrin Took said to his older cousin as he slipped out the gift. Today was young Pippin's birthday... and hobbit's traditions are to give others gifts, instead of recieving.
Now, not all gifts are brand new, and they don't even really have to be 'nice'. (As you may know) ....Merely 'mathoms', like the gifts he planned to give others- not as important to him as Merry. And what a gift! Pippin thought the gift he was to give to Merry very special.
Meriadoc Brandybuck shifted along- as did Pippin, laying with him on the ground, and watched the small bag in his hand.
"What is this?"
He asked after the smaller of the two hobbits handed him the present.
"Well, that's an awfully silly question. If you were so curious you'd open it and see yourself."
Pippin crinched his nose at Merry, making Merry smile- before he ruffled the Took's curly hair.
"I see you've already been to getting smarter."
Pippin pushed Merry's hand away, and at hearing the comment he held his head up proudly. He held back a smile, looking slightly at Merry who watched him and laughed.
"It's about time."
Merry added, causing Pippin's proud to go into defense-mode, where he sat up straighter, staring at Merry, with his mouth hanging open.
"About time, indeed!"
"You better open your present before I decide to take it back."
Merry put his hand on the bottom of Pippin's chin, and closed his mouth.
"Oh hush, I was only kidding."
Merry then focused his attention on the bag.... It was his and the other hobbit's bag.. the one that they had used so many times before to gather mushrooms. -Or rather, steal them from Farmer Maggot's.
He opened it, slowly, once looking at Pippin, who seemed to be even more anxious than himself. He smiled, and brought out the item in the bag... And his smile faded, to somewhat of a suprised face before he looked back at his smiling younger cousin.
"What's this? My necklace I was given to so long ago -that I thought I had lost!"
Merry held it in his hands, and looked to Pippin for an explanation. Pippin now looked somewhat guilty.
He felt that way too.
"Well, you dropped it then one day we were stealing pies from that Lobelia."
Merry thought about what was said...
"But that was so long ago!"
"Only about a month or two..."
Pippin shifted uncomfortablly.
"But... if it makes you feel any better- I was really looking forward to giving it back to you. -I wanted to surprise you."
"Well, you've suceeded!"
Merry looked at his cousin and let himself smile again.
"You sneaky Took."
Pippin smiled back now.
"You snooked Brandybuck."
Pippin returned, but then leaned over to hug his cousin.
"Happy Birthday Pippin."
Merry embraced him, bringing his arms around his back, and put his chin over the little one's shoulder.
"Only cause I'm spending it with you, Merry."
That made Merry smile... A different smile then the others. And he believed that was the nicest present he ever recieved from Pippin.... from anyone. He let go and Pippin sat back, looking at Merry.
He really was glad he was with Merry, and no one else. His family was throwing him a party in sometime, once his father returned home from 'imporant business'. But he wasn't really looking too forward to it, he was happy with where he was now, in fact.
He then watched in amusement as Merry attempted to put on his found necklace.
"It's been too long since I've last put this on."
He teased at Pippin.
"Well, I had to change the locking of it."
Pippin said as he reached toward the Brandybuck. Putting his arms around his neck and helping him put the necklace on.
"It's stronger now, and hopefully won't be lost again."
"And if it is?"
Merry asked, watching Pippin now putting it on.
"Then you'll have to wait til my next birthday to get it back."
Pippin smiled as he finished clipping the necklace behind Merry's neck.
Merry looked at Pippin now, and smiled back as well. He looked at his cousin, and noticed how fair he was.
His green eyes were so innocent.... his messy hair falling so perfectly over his beatiful face.....
Had he grown so much in these five seconds?
Merry had never noticed it before. - Pippin was as fair as any hobbit-lass he had tried to court... And, not to mention, twice the fun to be around.
He shook his head some at the sound of Pippin's voice.
He looked at him.
"Is your necklace on too tight? You spaced out for a moment."
"It's called thinking, Took. You'll hopefully be aquainted with the term sometime soon."
"Not such a nice thing to say to another- esspecially on that other's birthday."
Merry then stood up and held his hand out to Pippin.
"Come along you foolish Pip, you know I'm kidding."
Pippin smiled, taking his cousin's hand.
"So I'm foolish for knowing that you're kidding?"
Merry pulled Pippin up, bringing him close when he should have fell back.
"You're foolish for saying such things like that."
Merry whispered, putting his hand on the back of his foolish cousin's head- where he ran his fingers through the younger one's messy hair.
Pippin closed his eyes and let his Merry hold him close. He always loved it when Merry ran his fingers through his hair. As did Merry.
And as he did, he let himself tip back, to watch Pippin's face. With his eyes closed he looked so peaceful. ..And his lips looked so smooth... He just wanted to put his own lips to the soft, gentle ones of Pippin's.
His hand then stopped, and Pippin opened his eyes soon after, to look at Merry's horrified face.
"Merry? Did you swallow a bug?"
Pippin almost laughed, but then saw that Merry wasn't.
He tried to look in the direction Merry was, but he was looking at him.
Merry didn't know what to say....
Had he just wanted to kiss... Pippin?? His best friend! ...His MALE best friend!! His cousin!!!
'No.. I'm just tired.' he figured.
"I'm getting tired.. Pippin? ..Do you want to head home?"
Pippin stood back now.
"Only if you're coming with."
Hearing this made Merry feel surprisingly good.
"The day has just begun Merry! Come, maybe you're just hungry?"
For some reason, that made the feeling go away.
'So if it had been later in the day... Pippin wouldn't have cared to bring me home with him?'
Why was he thinking like this, he didn't know.
A part of him wanted to go... To think over these strange feelings... But more of him wanted to stay. It was Pippin's birthday (as you may recall). Merry couldn't just leave him.
Pippin shook him.
"Talk to me Merry."
Merry watched his cousin. The confused look on Pippin's face drove him wild. He looked so innocent.... And that just made Merry feel all the more guilty.- To be thinking such thoughts about his cousin!
"I have to go, Pippin."
And with that, he ran off.
To Be Continued! (hopefully)
I'm a pretty new LOTR fan... and I just love Merry and Pippin! I hope you'll review. Construtive critisim (like spelling!) is accepted, but no flames please!