Irvin tried to stand but for some reason there was a heavy weight on top of him. Looking up he saw a dwarf lying on top of him, Stoomp he realized, but there was something in the dwarf's hand. Stoomp seemed to be holding his teddy bear, 2 red flowers, a purple one and a rather sorrow looking yellow flower which appeared to have taken the fall rather badly.
Still a little dizzy from the fall, Irvin prodded Stoomp on his shoulder saying, "Say there, would you mind getting off me so I could maybe get up?"
Stoomp diverted his stare from Jagkatha’s disappearing back to the broken flower, and then to the face of the hobbit under him. He looked back to where Jagkatha had been just moments ago, and saw that she had disappeared. No! This was no good. He crawled up, and wanted to run after the lovely elven lady. But, halfway gone he realized that he was being very impolite, and turned around.
He put ‘Teddy’ down and grabbed the hobbit at his collar to pull him back on his feet forcefully, almost sending Irvin flying. With a rueful smile he stared at his feet, and picked up the teddy bear again. Then he remembered the flowers and stuck out the crushed bouquet towards Irvin.
"That's ok dear boy, no harm done," Irvin said while feeling his pockets if he hadn’t dropped anything.
"Oh .... are those for me? Why thank you, I’ve never gotten flowers before. Now i can finally try out that 'Flower Fresh keeping Mixture' my friend sent me last month."
Seeing Stoomp stare at him with a sheepish smile on his face he noticed the dwarf was a little 'out of this world'. Irvin searched his many pockets for a gift for this friendly dwarf and with a quiet "Aha" he produced a large stick which seemed to be coated in chocolate.
"Do you like candy? Here, you can have this one, I made it myself," he said with a proud look on his face, and handed Stoomp the chocolate
Stoomp wanted to stick the chocolate in his mouth, but decided that he should probably keep it for the journey. He wondered where his bag was and the remembered he had left it with ‘Fwin’ and ‘Karmoose’. He stuck the chocolate in the pocket of his pants, grabbed Irvin’s hand, and started dragging him over to his two friends.
“Fwin! Karmoose! Look who I meet!” he yelled triumphantly.
Caught off guard by the dwarf's muscle-power, Irvin felt himself being lifted off the ground and half-flying, half-walking followed the dwarf to meet his friends.
Written by Sweetcherrie and Sinsor