What Samwise Did by Lbilover

Written for the word of the day 'sprat'.

No one would ever have suspected it when Sam Gamgee was a sprat, playing patty-cake in the dirt with the other faunts.

Gamgees didn't grow up and leave Hobbiton for foreign parts, even if it was to 'do' for the Young Squire. Gamgees didn't return months later wearing ironmongery and wielding a sword like they were accustomed to it amid tales of dark lords and giant spiders and newly crowned kings.

Gamgees didn't move into Bag End with the Young Squire or plight their troth to him bold as you please on midsummer's day.

Maybe Gamgees didn't.

But Samwise did.