How sweet! Wonderful depiction of Bilbo, though if he was this taken with Frodowhy wouldn't Bilbo have adopted him directly after his parents' deaths? The description of little Frodo drinking the cider made me laugh.
Author's Response: LOL! I have kids, can you tell? That's a good question and I have seen it answered many different ways. I always assumed that since Frodo was such a well adjusted adult, he must have had some excellent and supportive foster parents, either Rory and Menegilda or even Esmeralda and Saradoc - and that they were loath to give him up. Since he went to live with Bilbo at 20/21, an age I always associated with 14 - 15 in human years, perhaps it had more to do with 'the worst rascal of Buckland' needing more space/discipline/attention than he would have found in Buckland? I guess we will never know but it does make for some very fun fanfic possibilities.