Disclaimer: I have a hat and a shiny nickel... nope, still doesn't own LOTR.

This is a winter holiday tribute to the Hobbits cause all of them are so cute and I wanted a ginger-bread house. Then I thought Hobbits might like ginger-bread houses. Sam x Frodo and Merry x Pippin fluffy slash, you have been warned. If you don't Hobbits getting a bit touchy then go back now...

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It was winter time in the Shire, and Bags End was bustling and merry. Fire pits were light and merry Hobbit women cooked happily with their children, telling them stories of the magic that happened all over Middle and even Upper Earth to the good folk. Children listened intently, putting little faces on cookies and sneaking cookie dough. And in one cozy home were four Hobbits cooking happily.

"Merry, did you find that special bread?"called Pippin mixing a bowl of sugar and other ingredients.

"Not yet, keep your pants on!"said Merry, moving a bag of flour, only to have it pour onto him. Pippin looked over, finding his cousin covered head to Hobbit toe in flour. Pippin began to laugh as his cousin looked at him blankly. They both then dusted Merry off, giggling and laughing.

"Oh what have you two done!"cried Frodo, looking at the white mess on the nice clean floor.

"Merry was looking for that ginger bread!"said Pippin, carefully brushing Merry's face off. Merry blushed, quickly moving back.

"No, we told you Sam and I were getting the bread. You really need to pay attention Pippin"sighed Frodo.

"All our cloaks are hung and the fire is good. We have plenty of wood for a while"said Sam walking in.

"What did you two do!"he cried.

"Merry was looking for ginger bread, this ginger bread"said Frodo, holding up a bag.

"How is the icing coming?"

"Good, until Merry made me stop"said Pippin. Merry merely shrugged, sweeping the flour into a neat pile. Pippin then continued to stir while Sam got milk, cream, and sugar. He plopped them in a bowl and got a large spoon, mixing it together.

"Thank you Sam"said Frodo. Frodo put the bag on the table, pulling out 6 rectangles and squares of ginger bread, already made and ready to be put together. Frodo then went in the cupboard, pulling out many sweet treats.

"Pippin I'm keeping my eye on you"said Frodo, wagging his finger at the youngest Hobbit. Pippin immediately went back to mixing.

"Not I Frodo, I won't touch it"said Pippin cheerily, "Though I did not promise." Pippin finished the large bowl he was mixing, moving it over to the main table were the ginger bread was. All four then looked at each other, smiles creeping on their faces. They then began construct the house, Sam and Frodo putting the pieces up and Merry and Pippin putting the icing on. After, a light brown house shape was formed. Frodo held one of Sam's hand, looking at him dreamily. Sam blushed heavily.

"Ay Mr. Frodo, we should decorate this." Suddenly, a very loud giggle was heard and both love-struck Hobbits looked over, finding Pippin making a little icing heart on Merry's hand.

"Hey! We still need that icing!"cried Sam, pulling the bowl away from the. Both shrugged innocently, smiling at each other. Frodo then went into a cabinet, pulling out a fairly large bag.

"I'm keeping my eye on you Pippin and Merry"said Frodo, pulling out more bags filled with many sweet-treats. Peppermints, suckers, gumdrops, sugar cubes, candy canes and even dried fruit was what was pulled out.

"Like I said, I watching you two"repeated Frodo, pulling the dried fruit out. He placed the dry peach circles in front of the house on an extra ginger slab.

"Fruit?"questioned Pippin, putting some icing on the side of the house and breaking the candy canes to make little windows.

"They make good steps." Sam then got his whip cream bowl and four spoons, setting them on the table. Sam then plopped some whip cream on the house's roof, then getting the thicker icing out to put on the roof..The icing along with taste also made an excellent glue. After all the decorations were on and adjusted, the extra was eaten up. All then admired their handy-work; A gingerbread house with peach steps, peppermint windows, peppermint and circle mint borders, whip cream and iced roof, and all decorated in a light powder sugar, courtesy of Merry.

"It looks like it snowed!"laughed Frodo, sucking on a peppermint. Of course, one could not just eat the work right away. So instead, all began to clean a bit. Pippin looked in the whipped cream bowl, finding some white fluff left. He wiped it up on his finger then put it on Merry. Before Merry could even protest, Pippin kissed it off his lips.

"Very good whipped cream Sam"said Pippin.

"Thank you Merry, I believe Merry also enjoyed it." After the kitchen was cleaned, all moved into the other room in front of the crackling fire, sitting in a circle eating their house. Crumbs littered the floor, but no one paid much attention as they ate the creation.

"Careful, we do not have to eat this all in one night"said Frodo, he and Sam full. Merry and Pippin looked at each other, crumbs on their faces.

"Oh Sam, you have a bit of cream on your face"said Frodo. Sam wiped his face with his sleeve, looking back at Frodo.

"No, still there. Let me help"said Frodo, kissing Sam lightly on his cheek. Sam again blushed, looking away.

"Thank you Mr. Frodo"whispered Sam. Soon, the house was done, Merry and Pippin full. As the fire began to die, Sam got up and then returned with blankets and pillows. He gave one of each to Merry, who patted a spot next to him for Pippin. Frodo and Sam snuggled under one blanket, whispering quietly to each other. Merry and Pippin laid down, both beginning to sing their favorite lullabies. Merry's voice soon died, leaving Pippin to sing, the house falling into darkness slowly as the last embers died.

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And that was chapter 1 of 3, possibly four if motivated. Reviews are liked, espically if nice : )

Chapter 2: Sledding, now to Aragorn x Legolas light slash...

- Gord