What actually happened in those final, frantic, moments: Sam: Frodo, remember that play we put on in winter? Frodo: Oh yes! Sam: ACT! Frodo: *Kubrick Stare and creepy voice* THE RING IS MINE! Sam: Smeagol, pretend to wrestle! *Smeagol and Frodo do semi-realistic wrestling to fool Elves* *Elves think Frodo is getting beaten up* *Smeagol bites off Frodo's fingers in panic* *Elves push Smeagol into Lava with the Ring* Smeagol: PRECIOUSSSSSS YOU'RE BAAAAAAACK-*splat* *Volcano erupts* *Elves flee* *Middle Earth's Vietnam War ends* *Sauron gets nuked* *Frodo and Sam escape via eagles* *They head back with their friends and proceed to rid the Shire of capitalists and Saruman*
Lol that's probably true. They wanted to brush his hair just ONE more time, and see how he would look in just ONE more cloak, and wanted to make sure he had just ONE more tube of lavender scented shampoo...
And they were suppressing the urge to pick him up and treat him like a 5 year old.
Also, Frodo leaving a nutshell:
Frodo: Well, it's been nice here and all, but the ring must be destroyed. Off I go with my new friends and I hope this quest doesn't give me PTSD from the horrors of war! Goodbye, you fine lady elves! Thank you for the soap and cloaks! *Walks off with the Fellowship*
Female Elves: NOOOOOOO! YOU ARE OUR CUTEST MELLON! YOU'RE THE CUTEST HALFLING WE EVER MET! PLEASE COME BACK SO ARWEN CAN ADOPT YOU AS HER CHILD AND WE CAN PAMPER YOU FOR ANOTHER MONTH!