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Biography:   All my stories, as well as those not posted here, can be found at my fic livejournal: gamgee_fics

“Of Merry and Pippin” ficlets have been shortened to “M&P” followed by the chapter number. "Number Three, Bagshot Row" ficlets are abbreviated as "BR" and "GamgeeFest's Keepsakes" are abbrievated as "GK". Drabbles are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Story Chronology:

Pre-Quest, Pre-Birthday Party:

How to Cook a Goose (Blotmath, 1353 SR)
Kindred (1364-1365 SR/1402 SR)
A Father's Work, Halfred - BR #13(1378 SR)
Somewhere Only We Know (5 Astron, 1380 SR)
The Smallest Gift - BR #11 (6 Astron, 1380 SR)
When One Door Closes (6 Astron, 1380 SR)
A Mother's Work - BR #8 (1381 SR)
My Little Miscreant - BR #12 (1381 SR)
A Father's Work, Daisy - BR #14 (1 Lithe, 1383 SR)
In Darkness Buried Deep (Afterlithe, 1383 SR)
Sammy’s Ouchie – BR #20 (Autumn 1383 SR)
A Hectic Morning - BR #1 (1384 SR)
A Father's Work, May - BR #15 (Blotmath, 1384 SR)
Bilbo's Blunder - BR #21 (Foreyule, 1384 SR)
Without Bell - BR #25 (Yule 1384 SR)
A Father's Work, Hamson - BR #16 (1 Afterlithe, 1385 SR)
Bell - BR #4 (Foreyule, 1385 SR)
A Father's Work, Sam - BR #17 (Astron, 1386 SR)
In a Flash - GK #10 (30 Forelithe, 1386 SR)
Looking After - GK #2 (1387 SR)
The Usual Suspects (Halimath, 1388 SR)
My First Camp Out - BR #3 (1389 SR)
To Learn His Letters – BR #7 (Spring 1390 SR)
Most Beautiful - GK #27 (Summer 1390 SR)
Deck the Halls with Bows and Holi – GK #38 (Foreyule 1390 SR)
The Story of a Garden, by Frodo Baggins - GK #7 (Yule, 1390 SR)
Sums with Sam - GK #34 (Spring 1391 SR)
Pork Chops and Apple Sauce - BR #2 (1391 SR)
Last Night in Hobbiton - BR #24 (Wedmath 1391 SR)
A Valiant Deed - GK #16 (TA 2991, or 1391 SR)
In the Shadow of Arda - GK #50 (Yule 1391 SR)
Nibbler - BR #5 (Winterfilth, 1392 SR)
Marigold's Gift - BR #19 (Foreyule, 1392 SR)
A Night to Forget (12 Thrimidge, 1394)
Scavenger Hunt - BR #6 (16 Rethe, 1395 SR)
Why? - M&P #6 (1395 SR)
A SImple Misunderstanding* - GK #54 (1395 SR)
The Five Rules of Cooking - M&P #15 (2 Lithe, 1396 SR)
Cheeky Took* - M&P #16 (2 Lithe, 1396 SR)
The Whole Truth and Nothing Butt – M&P 17 (2 Lithe, 1396 SR)
Chocolate! - M&P #7 (Halimath, 1396 SR)
A Father's Work - BR #18 (Autumn 1397 SR)
The Evil Necromancer - M&P #13 (1398 SR)
Strawberry Truffles (Halimath, 1398 SR)
Pippin, the Bullroarer - M&P #10 (1399 SR)
The Quest for the Hairless Cat - M&P #14 (1 Forelithe, 1399 SR)
Of All the Confounded Nuisances (Forelithe, 1400 SR)
Under the Harvest Moon (Winterfilth, 1400 SR)
Took Madness (Spring 1401 SR)
With Their Heads Full of Dreams (8 Halimath, 1401 SR)
A Long Expected Party - M&P #2-3 (Halimath, 1401 SR)


Pre-Quest, Post-Birthday Party:

The Pact - M&P #4 (Halimath, 1401 SR)
Perfectly Plotted Prank - M&P #5 (Yule, 1401 SR)
Kindred (1364-1365 SR/1402 SR)
The Benefits of Pepper - GK #57 (Summer 1402 SR)
Two Peregrins, and a Brandybuck in a Pantry - M&P #19
Taking Care of Merry - M&P #11 (14 Rethe, 1404 SR)
Scouring for Mushrooms - M&P #1 (1406 SR)
Babysitting Pippin (1 Astron, 1408 SR)
A Day in the Life (Afteryule, 1408 SR)
The Trouble with Girls - M&P #8 (13 Thrimidge, 1410 SR)
The Trouble with Boys - M&P #9 (13 Thrimidge, 1410 SR)
A Need to Heal - BR #22 (Summer 1410 SR)
Tit for Tat - GK #40 (Wedmath 1410 SR)
Marigold’s Yule – BR #23 (Yule 1411-1412 SR)
Frodo Writes a Story (Halimath, 1412 SR)
Moon Over Tookland (Harvest 1412 SR)
A Mid-Year’s Walking Trip (Summer 1413 SR)
In the Bleak, Cold Winter (Solmath, 1414 SR)
A Short Story About Quills - M&P #18 (15-16 Rethe, 1415 SR)
Much Ado About Nothing (Wedmath, 1415 SR)
A Grand Tradition (Rethe, 1416 SR)
The Twelve Days of Yule – GK #29 (21 Foreyule, 1417 SR - 2 Yule, 1418 SR)
The Trouble with Love (Rethe, 1418 SR)
A Matter of Pervinca - GK #4 (Thrimidge, 1418 SR)
A Meeting of Conspirators - GK #59 (Foreyule 1418 SR)
A Very Important Question - GK #42 (1418 SR)
Sweet Farwell (23 Halimath, 1418 SR)


Quest:

All Things Considered - GK #43 (25 Halimath 1418 SR)
In the Garden - GK #8 (25 Halimath, 1418 SR)
A Night in the Wilds – GK #37 (16 Winterfilth, 1418 SR)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hobbits (Winterfilth-Foreyule, 1418 SR)
It’s All Relative (9 Afteryule, 1419 SR)
Parth Galen* - GK #3 (26 Solmath, 1419 SR)
Selfless - GK #41 (23 Rethe, 1419 SR)
Forgiven - GK $46 (25 Rether, 1419 SR and beyond)


Post-Quest:

After Cormallen - GK #49 (9 Astron, 1419 SR)
Reflections - GK #18 (25 Thrimidge, 1419 SR)
A Humble Gift (25 Thrimidge, 1419 SR)
Distractions (Forelithe, 1419 SR)
A Night at the Ball - GK #55 (Forelithe, 1419 SR)
Presents for Gandalf* - GK #22 (22 Halimath, 1419 SR)
Sam's Hat - GK #30 (Foreyule, 1419 SR)
The Promise - GK #58 (Foreyule, 1419 SR)
In Times Old and New - GK #51 (Yule 1419 SR)
First Bloom - GK #56 (6 Astron 1420 SR)
The Proposal* - GK #31 (Spring 1420 SR)
My Rose - GK #53 (1 Thrimidge, 1420 SR)
New Beginnings - GK #35 (1 Wedmath 1420 SR)
A Fool’s Hope – GK #26 (Spring 1421 SR)
The Birthday - Minas Tirith - GK #20 (22 September, 2 F.A.)
The Birhtday - Hobbiton - GK #21 (22 Halimath, 1424 SR)
A Kingly Discussion - BR #10 (Spring 1425 SR)
A Close Call - GK #32 (1431 SR)
Flights of Fancy - GK #39 (29 Halimath, 1431 SR)
A Day of Rest - GK #52 (Spring 1432 SR)
Rosie's Day Off - GK #44 (1440 SR)
What Goes Around - M&P #12 (Afterlithe, 1440 SR)
Folly in the Woods - GK #48 (Astron 1442 SR)
If I Were a Dark Lord - GK #6 (1443 SR)
Tolman Gamgee’s First Adventure – GK #19 (25 Foreyule, 1449 SR)
Lily Gamgee - GK #36 (Summer 1450 SR)
A Tale That Grew in the Telling (Halimath, 1451 SR)
By Any Other Name - GK #13 (30 Halimath, 1451 SR)
To the End of His Days (Mid-Years Day 1482 SR and beyond)
For Eyes to See That Can - GK #47 (Autumn 1482 SR)

Drabble Series and multi-year ficlets
Samwise: Gardener, Warrior, Father* - GK #1
Motherhood - GK #11
The Master of Bag End* - GK #12
Nine - GK #22
My Conspiracy - BR #9

Poems
A Quest Song - GK #9
The Pippin - GK #14
Hobbit Limericks - GK #15
My Greatest Adventure - GK #17
The Rose - GK #23

AU stories
The Healer's Apprentice - GK #5
Deconstructing the Red Book - GK #24 (1420 SR)
Deconstructing the Red Book, Part II - GK #25 (23 Halimath, 1418 SR)
Deconstructing the Red Book, Part III - GK #45
The Blue Wizard Blues (1421 SR)
Bed of Roses - GK #28

Non-Fiction
The Ring-bearers, Aging and Life in Aman
bullet To The End of His Days Last Updated: 11/13/2012
Sam goes on one last adventure. A series of tribbles detailing Sam's final days in the Shire and in Valinor. This was inspired by the essay I wrote awhile back called "Ring-bearers, Aging and Life in Aman" and found here under "GamgeeFest's Musings." In it, I debated the likelihood of Frodo living long enough to be reunited with Sam in the West and concluded that it was quite unlikely. This story is based on that conclusion.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 43 Published: 7/15/2012
bullet Of Merry and Pippin Last Updated: 12/31/2011
A series of ficlets centered around Merry and Pippin’s many adventures and misadventures growing up in the Shire.
#19 - Two Peregrins, and a Brandybuck in a Pantry - Merry and Pippin want to contribute to their Aunt Heather's wedding, but their plan doesn't go as expected.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 19 Published: 6/28/2004
bullet GamgeeFest's Keepsakes Last Updated: 12/26/2011
A collection of drabbles, vignettes, poems and other short stories.
#56 - First Bloom - Ficlet from the POV of the Mallorn in the Shire.
#57 - The Benefits of Pepper - Frodo takes care of an injured Sam.
#58 - The Promise - Frodo and Rose discuss Sam.
#59 - A Meeting of Conspirators - Merry and Sam in the Conspiracy.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 59 Published: 6/27/2004
bullet Kindred Last Updated: 11/16/2011
Now Complete.

After the passing of Lalia the Great, Thain Ferumbras, now The Took, finds himself in the middle of another scandal involving the Whitwell Tooks. With the Great Smials embroiled in rumors and intrigue, Ferumbras seeks the one who can put an end to the scandal once and for all - a relation of whom no one has heard or seen in 38 years.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 10/26/2008
bullet Number Three, Bagshot Row Last Updated: 12/23/2010
This will be a compilation of short stories and ficlets centered around the Gamgee household.
#25: Without Bell - the Gamgee's first Yule after Bell's passing.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 25 Published: 6/18/2005
bullet GamgeeFest's Musings Last Updated: 5/15/2010
A place to gather my essays, if I ever feel compelled to write another! First essay: "The Ring-bearers, Aging and Aman" - Would Frodo really have been able to live long enough for Sam's sailing to the West?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/11/2010
bullet Distractions Last Updated: 11/28/2009
Now complete, with Author's Notes. Post-WOTR. Frodo and Aragorn are restless, and their friends are at a loss as to what to do about it. Merry concocts a plan he hopes will help, but unforseen events get in the way.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 37 Published: 2/22/2009
bullet Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hobbits Last Updated: 2/8/2009
...But Were Too Afraid to Ask. Why exactly would hobbits feel compelled to give away presents on their birthdays? What’s a twelve-mile cousin and how do I get one? What’s with the foot hair? And where exactly do they put all that food they eat anyway? A Rivendell fic, with a twist.
NEW CHAPTER! The Feet Have It - For Shirebound. Published after Foot Notes.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 6/30/2006
bullet A Grand Tradition Last Updated: 2/4/2008
Merry and the Tooks, with the help of some Bolgers, initiate Pippin into near adulthood with a tradition as old as the hills.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/4/2008
bullet Much Ado About Nothing Last Updated: 9/27/2007
It's a day in the life of the Tooks, a seemingly insignificant day with some rather significant consequences.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 9/17/2007
bullet The Blue Wizard Blues Last Updated: 8/18/2007
NOW COMPLETE!! What if the destruction of the One Ring destroyed Sauron's dark side, but left his good side intact? Would he ever be able to redeem himself, *and* help the one he damaged most in the process? AU.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 28 Published: 3/17/2007
bullet Sweet Farewell Last Updated: 6/30/2007
Bag End is packed and the Quest is soon to begin. On Merry's last night in Hobbiton, he visits a very special hobbitess for a long overdue farewell.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/30/2007
bullet In the Bleak, Cold Winter Last Updated: 10/7/2006
A thoughtless action once destroyed Merry’s and Sam’s friendship. Can another thoughtless action help to solidify their renewed friendship? A follow-up to “Under the Harvest Moon” and “A Mid-Year Walking Trip”. Third-place winner in 2007 MEFA Awards.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 8/5/2006
bullet Moon Over Tookland Last Updated: 6/26/2006
Drunk!Pippin and his friends really should sober up before making crucial decisions. Rated for innuendo.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/26/2006
bullet How to Cook a Goose Last Updated: 6/5/2006
Or, the "Great Goose Incident", as it came to be known in Buckland.
Young Saradoc, Merimac and Marmadas want to get Primula something special for her wedding. They find a goose instead. Written for Marigold's Challenge #29.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/5/2006
bullet With Their Heads Full of Dreams Last Updated: 4/18/2006
While awaiting the Birthday Party, the dwarves cook their hosts a traditional spicy meal and the hobbits go to bed to some unusual dreams. Features Hamfast, Bilbo, Sam and Frodo.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 3/4/2006
bullet Of All the Confounded Nuisances Last Updated: 2/19/2006
Bilbo’s having one of those days. Will he be able to survive mischievous cousins, a clumsy teen, an enraged widow, an exhausted gardener and questionable cooking experiments without losing his patience, or his appetite?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/18/2006
bullet A Day in the Life Last Updated: 1/13/2006
Sam is distracted, Pippin is bored, Merry is determined, and Frodo is just trying to survive. Must be another typical day at Bag End. A sequel to “Babysitting Pippin.”
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 1/4/2006
bullet The Usual Suspects Last Updated: 12/22/2005
Now complete! Someone is stealing from the kitchens of Brandy Hall. Esmeralda investigates. Features Young!Frodo and Wee!Merry with a dash of Bilbo.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 11/27/2005
bullet In Darkness Buried Deep Last Updated: 11/26/2005
Now complete. A thoughtless taunt causes Frodo to face his insecurities, and in the face of painful memories, he attempts to prove his strength by braving the Old Forest alone. In the aftermath of his disappearance, a secret long buried is revealed. Story rated for thematic elements.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 18 Published: 9/28/2005
bullet Strawberry Truffles Last Updated: 9/21/2005
In which Frodo attempts to bake and Sam gets bad news.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 9/21/2005
bullet The Trouble with Love Last Updated: 8/8/2005
Pervinca is tired of watching Merry and Estella deny their feelings for each other, so she decides to do something about it, and in the process she finds that love is a bit more complicated than she assumed.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 7/26/2005
bullet A Humble Gift Last Updated: 7/16/2005
Faramir denied his father a mighty gift, but to one special hobbit, he freely gives a humble gift of gratitude.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/16/2005
bullet Babysitting Pippin Last Updated: 6/12/2005
Sam offers to watch Pippin while Frodo and Merry enjoy a night at The Green Dragon. Pure fluff!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/12/2005
bullet A Night to Forget Last Updated: 5/27/2005
Summary, as told by Merry in A Mid Year’s Walking Trip: “Well, there was a certain amount of begging, and a certain amount of pleading, and great deal of kissing, but necessarily in that order.” An innocent stroll through the gardens of Brandy Hall turns into a rather embarrassing moment for Frodo. The story of Posy Goold.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/27/2005
bullet Somewhere Only We Know Last Updated: 5/7/2005
Frodo and Primula share a secret retreat only they know about. A Mother's Day fic.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/15/2005
bullet When One Door Closes... Last Updated: 3/26/2005
The moments surrounding the deaths of Frodo’s parents, and the birth of Samwise.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/26/2005
bullet A Mid-Year's Walking Trip Last Updated: 2/28/2005
Now complete! Merry and Pippin invite themselves on a walking trip with Frodo. Sam gets roped into going along, and it becomes a camping adventure none of them will soon forget. No slash, sex, or profanity.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 14 Published: 1/2/2005
bullet Under the Harvest Moon Last Updated: 1/18/2005
Merry gets carried away with one of his pranks, and a friendship is broken.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/15/2005
bullet A Tale That Grew in the Telling Last Updated: 11/28/2004
One night, Daisy-lass can't sleep, so Sam decides to tell her a bedtime story that becomes much more than either of them bargained for! What begins as a simple tale of every day life in the Shire becomes a story of the meaning of friendship, the power of loss and finding the will to continue on in face of adversity.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 36 Published: 6/29/2004
bullet It's All Relative Last Updated: 7/5/2004
Merry attempts to explain hobbit family trees to Boromir.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/4/2004
bullet Took Madness Last Updated: 6/28/2004
The children of the Tookland have their own way of dealing with inclement weather.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 6/28/2004
bullet Frodo Writes a Story Last Updated: 6/28/2004
Frodo writes a story, and gets some unexpected criticism. Dedicated to The Noble Platypus.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/27/2004