Labour of Love

Author: Aprilkat

Nominator: Lily Baggins

2008 Award Category: Races: Cross-Cultural: Frodo and Faramir

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: MPreg, slash, menacing ruffians, graphic ob/gyn, Renaissance hobbit-cursing

Summary: Frodo is going to have Faramir's baby. Aragorn is in charge of his ob/gyn exams; Frodo falls into the hands of ruffians, and Faramir finds how feisty a hobbit can be in labour.

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Reviewed by: Mews1945  ✧  Score: 5

As startling an idea as is male pregnancy, Aprilkat has created an entertaining and enjoyable variation on the theme. Frodo and Faramir are lovers and discover the little known fact that liaisons between men and male hobbits can sometimes result in pregnancy for the hobbit. With the King acting as midwife, Frodo suffers through many of the difficulties of pregnancy and childbirth. One scene, when the apparently helpless hobbit is waylaid by ruffians, ends with a most unexpected result. The birthing scene is funny, thrilling and touching and the characterizations are excellent.

Reviewed by: SurgicalSteel  ✧  Score: 3

This was a fun read! Pregnant Frodo undergoing graphic examinations, having cravings, and cursing the father of his child while in labor. I may have to borrow a few of those curses for a character of mine! MPreg is not my usual thing, but when AprilKat's writing it, you know it'll be entertaining!

Reviewed by: nancylea  ✧  Score: 3

i have chuckled often over the way women offer to alter their lovers inseams for pregnancies but this... funny isn't the half of it; of course some of that may be the angle from which he views said inseam.

Reviewed by: Claudia  ✧  Score: 2

oooh, I love that you wrote mpreg and I love how spunky Frodo is in this one! Frodo and Faramir forever! :)