Paranoidangel's Drabbles: 32. Pass It On

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32. Pass It On

"It's just not possible," Estel said, "to skim a stone that many times."

Elrohir grinned. "Try it and see."

Estel did and, as predicted, he only managed to skip the stone over the water three times before it sank.

Elladan followed and his stone did twice that. He stared at the river. "I've done better."

"It is possible," Elrohir said, "but you have to believe."

Estel tried again, with no improvement.

"And practice," Elladan added.

"I will practice, then, and prove to you it is impossible for us mere mortals to do what you do."

"I look forward to it."

***

"It's just not possible to skim a stone that many times," Merry
complained.

Aragorn grinned. "Try it and see."

Merry did but, despite many attempts back in the Shire, his stone only skipped three times.

Pippin tried to show off but could only manage four. "I've done better," he sighed.

"It is possible," Aragorn said, "but you have to believe."

Merry had another go but his stone sunk after two skips.

"And practice," Aragorn added.

"I will practice, then, and prove to you it is impossible for us mere mortals to do what you do."

"I look forward to it."

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

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Author: paranoidangel

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/07/06

Original Post: 11/18/04

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