I've just skimmed my way through a whole long story about Merry and Pippin, trying to work out whether or not it was slash.
There was talk of love and being everything in the world to each other and then there was also talk of encounters with lasses and of their eventual weddings and children. There were many embraces and kisses on the hair, the cheek, the forehead, and the fingertips.
At this point, I was yelling at my computer screen: "Just stick your tongue in his mouth already!"
But they never did and so I remain in ignorance about their relationship.
It was kind of like watching Frodo and Sam in TTT, actually.