Title: Twelve Days of Fanfiction 2007

Author: The Yuggster

Disclaimer: Lord of the Rings is/was/will always be the intellectual property of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary: Twelve days of fanfiction, progressive dinner style. 100 words on the first day, 200 on the second, and so on, ending with 1200 on Christmas Eve. All LOTR, of course. So the chapters are going to get progressively longer, basically, starting with drabble-length stories and ending up with oneshots.

For this first one, feel free to pick which father/son pair you think it fits best. I had my own in mind, of course, but I left it kinda vague on purpose.


The winter night was cold and dark.

Leaning against the branches of an old oak tree he waited. The sun had set, the moon was setting, and soon the stars would dance jewel-like across the dark vastness of the night sky.

He held his breath as the moon's light faded. Star-rise would always be a wonder to him.

He glanced down at his son beside him, the stars finding twins in those deep, young eyes. No stain of long years tainted those eyes...they were pure in their wonder and joy.

He smiled. Perhaps there was still beauty in this Middle-Earth.

Happy Holidays from Yuggster!