10. A Fairy's Burden
"So," Bittersweet said, "did you take the Queen's suggestion, and paint a gold streak in his hair?"
"I did not," Butternut said defiantly, "do aught so ridiculous. But neither did I tie knots in it. I've my pride to think of."
"But of course," Bittersweet said most sweetly. She saw Petal come up behind them, but Butternut did not.
"These Mortals," he grumbled, "with their thank yous, and their thises and their thats. The things a Fairy must put up with."
"It gets worse," Petal said with her most radiant smile.
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.