That was really sweet! Sam is my all time favorite character because of his undying care and love for Frodo. This was an excellent piece of fiction, I look forward to reading more of your stories. Congrats on your first story!
Author's Response: Well, thanks! I've always loved Sam, and the early Shire-period (early as in LotR childhood early) fascinates me. Right now, I've got a multi-chapter fic in the works that features Sam, a one-shot AU about Frodo finding a way to stay in the Shire (and Sam is pretty predominate in that one, though he's not a character...yeah, figure that out!), and a crack-tastic Torchwood/LotR crossover. Hopefully, I'll get some finished soon!