Gandalf has a suspicion about hobbits...(A drabble written in 2005 from a story starter by Elendiari.) One-shot, book-verse.

GANDALF PONDERS

He sometimes wondered how it was that the hobbits were able to get whatever they wanted through force of personality alone.

He had noticed when he first began to notice hobbits, during the Long Winter, observing how deeply they cared for one another, how loving they were to their families. Those who encountered Big Folk soon had the help they needed, and also life-long friends and admirers. He knew that he counted himself one of the enspelled, and glad of it.

After a few generations, he suspected the truth.

Now that he was home, he planned to ask Yavanna.