From time to time, Merry and I’ll be posting little things about our headcanons. I’m sorry if you hate us for this.
Yeah, what Pip said.
When Merry and Pippin were little, they used to pretend to go on adventures and fight dragons and things. So one day, Merry made a paper mache dragon head and showed up at Pippin’s hobbit hole wearing it. Pippin promptly attacked him with a stick.
If you ask him, Pippin will say his favourite colour is gold or yellow. But if you ask him to elaborate, he’ll say that it’s the exact colour of Merry’s hair in afternoon sunlight. ((Merry-mun: That is the cutest damn thing ever!))
Pippin loves to knit, and once taught Merry to knit. The next time they saw each other, Merry just wordlessly handed Pippin a scarf. Pippin has never gone anywhere without that scarf. ((Coming up with this headcanon made Pippin-mun start knitting again))
Merry actually used to think that apples were okay, not bad or good, just average. But then one day when Pippin was really little, he walked up to Merry and handed him an apple with a smiley face carved into it, and walked away. Merry’s loved apples ever since. ((Merry-mun: Pippin-mun, I command you to stop coming up with these adorable and sweet headcanons for them. I’m going to get diabetes…))
What really made Pippin fall for Merry was the fact that Merry was the only one that ever listened to him, or acted like he was anything more than useless. Everyone else constantly told him to be quiet and stop running around, calling him useless, reckless, and “Fool of a Took” (HINT HINT, GANDALF THE GREY-T BIG BULLY).
Due to Merry’s odd middle name, which is Porphyrogenitus, he was teased a lot when he was a kid. He would be distraught and unsettled, so Pippin comforted Merry with kind of words, such as, “But, it’s good because it makes you a hyro!” Merry smiled a teary smile at his little cousin and would hug him tightly. Merry first started developing a little crush on Pippin because of these comfort sessions. ((Pippin-mun kind of screamed for ten minutes upon hearing this headcanon.))
Merry horribly lacks the basic skills of cooking, so Pippin has been trying to teach him. They occasionally make meals together, even if Merry burns the food once or twice in the process. ((Inspired by Omg Merry-mun you don’t know the basics of cooking watching that was hilarious))
When they were younger, the two cousins would go on walks around The Shire and when they passed a certain meadow that Pippin loved, he would drag Merry over to it while he picked flowers. After it went on for several minutes, Merry forced himself to stop fawning over how happy and cute Pippin looked, ordering the young Hobbit to return and keep walking. Pippin would respond with a gleeful, high-pitched, “Okay!” and Merry had to bite back a grin while he watched Pippin, holding a bouquet of flowers, skip over to him. ((Inspired by the fact that Pippin-mun loves to pick flowers and that’s why it took almost hours to walk to the BART station))
Merry has been getting Pippin to participate in their shenanigans ever since they were kids and there was a certain point in Merry’s life where he dealt with peer pressure from other Hobbits his age. Some boys dared Merry to try smoking, saying he was a chicken if he didn’t. Merry hated to be called names and wanted to prove he could do something more ‘mature’, so he agreed. Later that night, he was sitting in his room with a pipe one of the boys had given him to try out. Before he managed to start smoking, Pippin, who had invited himself inside Merry’s home, found Merry in the room with the pipe. Pippin ran up to Merry and slapped it out of the elder’s hands, looking at him with disappoint, but also worry. Pippin told Merry that he didn’t need to prove anything to anyone because he was a wonderful guy and that Pippin admired him so much. Merry was blown away by what Pippin said and he knew that as long as he had Pippin viewing him as a good person, then that’s all he needed. With Pippin’s courage and love, Merry never gave in to peer pressure again after that. ((Pippin-mun: MERRY-MUN WHAT WE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT THIS ONE FIRST OH MY GOD ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME JESUS FUCK HELP))