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02 November 2010 @ 05:36 pm
LOTR: As Close As  
Fandom Category: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Merry Brandybuck/Estella Bolger
Fic Title: As Close As
Author: Dana
Link: http://www.lotrgfic.com/viewstory.php?sid=700&chapter=1
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 (Actually by most standards probably PG, but was written for a family-oriented challenge.)
Genre: Light romance
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: This story was written as a Yule exchange request for a story about an arranged hobbit marriage. Dana managed the request beautifully, making it seem plausible in spite of the premise, and still managed to craft a gentle story about love and getting to know one another. The story is told from Estella's POV, and she comes to realize a lot of things about her new husband. She also does wonderfully with innuendo, proving that a story about a honeymoon does not have to be explicit.
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on November 2nd, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
Mod question! Is Estella Bolger an OFC?
I joined the Rebel Alliance ironically: eowyn great hall sword - by warriorchickmorwen_peredhil on November 2nd, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
I can confirm that she's a canon character.
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on November 2nd, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on November 3rd, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
No, not exactly. In canon she does marry Merry Brandybuck. But she only appears as a name on the Family Tree in Appendix C; she's Fatty Bolger's younger sister. Like many such characters, she's canon, but she's also a blank slate, so there are many fanfic versions of her. Other such characters who only appear in the Appendices are Pippin's wife, Diamond of Long Cleeve, Eomer's wife Lothiriel, and the pairing of Pippin's son Faramir and Sam's daughter Goldilocks.