I had all kinds of good intentions about waiting until I had more of this written and betaed before posting any of it, but I just don't seem able to *have* fic and not post it.
Back in December, slightlytookish
made me a lovely Gandalf the Red icon, and I promised her Pippin fic in exchange. Well, I have a hard time writing little ficlets, so this isn't going to be a drabble. It has quickly grown into a multi-chapter story. One of those stories that I've been meaning to write for a very long time now. This is the long promised (and much reworked) Broken Leg Fic from hell. I've made mention in several stories (A Leap in the Dark, A New Kind of Courage, and Hazardous Going to name a few) about Pippin having broken his leg a year or so before the quest started and I've been planning to write that story for *ever* now. I started it back in August and the lovely pipspebble
betaed the first chapter for me, and betaed it and betaed it and betaed it, but we just couldn't get it right, so I put it on the back burner until last week. Then I realized that this little fic I'd been toying around with for Slightly Tookish would be the perfect jumping off place. It's not quite in chronological agreement with 'Courage' and the other stories, as to when Pippin broke his leg. I decided that it would work better to have it several years rather than just one year before the Quest, so I'll be making a few alterations to the other stories at some point to make everything agree.
Right, do you think I've given a long enough introduction/explanation now? So, without further ado, Pippin!fic for Slightly Tookish and Broken leg fic for Pipspebble and anyone else who actually remembers me talking about it last summer.( The Luster of Snow )