Hey everyone! Guess who's back? Lol, anyway, sry for not updating, but its been crazy. So, thxs to all my reviewers, you were one of the main reasons I remembered to write after all this time, and thxs to everyone who likes my story! Here we go!
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"You heard right! You know Bilbo, he's got the whole place in an uproar!" exclaimed the little Hobbit.
"Really? Well, that should please him!" answered Gandalf, looking at his daughter and chuckling.
"Of course! Can you imagine anything but?" added Kiaren, laughing as well.
"Half the shire's been invited, and the rest are turning up anyway," continued Frodo, smiling as he looked up at Kiaren.
"Half the shire?" asked Kiaren, looking at her friend in surprise.
"That's a bit extreme, even for him," said Gandalf, his blue eyes glistening merrily.
"To tell you the truth, Bilbo's been a bit odd lately. I mean, more than usual. He's taken to locking himself in his study, and he spends hours and hours poring over old maps when he thinks I'm not looking," said Frodo, looking down and smile suddenly frowning, before his smile returned, "he's up to something."
He turned his azure eyes at Gandalf, calm eyes observing the road ahead, then at Kiaren, who shrugged and nodded at her father. Frodo looked at Gandalf suspiciously before crossing his little arms. He turned his head, and looked at Kiaren, who rolled her eyes. She pokes her father lightly. He turns, eyebrows raised incredulously, before looking at Frodo innocently.
"Find then, keep your secrets," huffed Frodo, portraying the look of a little boy who didn't get his way with his crossed arms and little pout.
"Hmmm," answered the old wizard, smiling.
"But I know you have something to do with it," accused Frodo. Kiaren laughed.
"Good gracious, me?" questioned Gandalf, looking insulted.
"Before you came along, we Bagginses were very well though of," said Frodo, looking straight ahead.
"Indeed," mocked Kiaren, while Gandalf held in a chuckled at his antics. Meanwhile, Frodo nodded.
"Never had any adventures or did anything unexpected," he added.
"I pity the fool to trifle with you, master hobbit," whispered Kiaren to Frodo, who giggled.
"If you're referring to the incident with the dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door," defended Gandalf.
"Whatever you did, you've been officially labeled a disturber of the peace," finished the hobbit.
"How utterly ridiculous!" exclaimed Gandalf, while Kiaren only raised an eyebrow at him, "It is!" he defended, while she shook her head, laughing.
Meanwhile, they begin to be followed by a group of little hobbit children al yelling, "Gandalf, Gandalf, Fireworks? Gandalf!" Kiaren smiled slightly, and looked at her father. A grumpy old hobbit looked on, a frown on his face. His wife comes out and looks on with disapproval. Gandalf seemingly ignores them. As the cart rolls away, fireworks light up around the children, making them scream and shriek with joy at the display of colors and light. The grumpy hobbit chuckles, but his smile returns to a frown when he catches the look on his wife's face. Gandalf laughs joyously, his face, a radiant demonstration of happiness, alight.
"Gandalf, I'm glad you're back," says Frodo, "And you as well, dear Kiaren," he mocked, which earned him a swat on his head from her.
"So am I, dear boy, so am I," answers the old wizard, smiling at his daughter and friend.
"Father, do you wish to make this reunion private?" asked Kiaren.
"Ah, at times I think you read my mind," answered Gandalf.
"You never know, Gandalf, she is becoming quite the wizard herself, is she not?" said Frodo.
"Well, not to brag, but yes!" said Gandalf, laughing, and glowing with pride.
We'll give you your privacy, but I expect a warm hug, and an even warmer cup of ale when I do greet him!" compromised Kiaren.
"Done!" laughed Gandalf.
"We'll see you later Gandalf," said Frodo.
"We are going to go on a ride," explained Kiaren, while Frodo looked at her with wide, hopeful eyes, "Yes Frodo, a good, long gallop along the shire."
"Alright, I'll see you in a little while then!" said Gandalf in goodbye.
The two friends quickly speed off, leaving the wizard to reunite with his good friend. Kiaren spurred her horse, wrapping an arm around the little hobbit and gripping the reins tightly with her other hand. She whispered elfish to the horse, urging it to let go and run free. Frodo laughed merrily, spreading his arms wide. They rode for a long time, till the sun was almost setting. Frodo looked up at Kiaren when she slowed near the river that crossed into the Shire, the border separating the Shire and the forest. With the grace of her elfish ancestry, Kiaren slide silently off the horse, taking the separate reins with her and leading the horse with Frodo still on.
"You know something," said Frodo.
"That mind will get you in trouble, Frodo," scolded Kiaren.
"Tell me, please?" asked Frodo, looking at her with wide eyes.
"Let's just say… even you are in for a surprise!"