Distances Both Physical and Emotional
5 Feb 2013
There are no words adequate to describe the Last Homely House or the wonders of Lord Elrond’s hospitality, which seems impossible to strain even under the burden of thirteen empty dwarfish stomachs and their even more trying attitudes.
Having played hostess to those same stomachs in her time, Briar is duly impressed and endeavors to add to the burden as little as possible. This is made somewhat more difficult by the fact that elves, apparently, are better able to differentiate between hobbit gentlemen and hobbit ladies that dwarves seem to be. A fact Briar learned when Lord Elrond pulled her to one side after their meal and put her into the hands of his daughter and her women with a gentle smile.
Briar feels that she probably owes him a swift kick in the shins for that.
- Part 1 of Distances Both Physical and Emotional
3 May 2013
Thorin does not like the idea of taking a gentle soul from the gentle hills that spawned him only to face certain death. He has too much weighing on him already and his people at least are of hardy Dwarfish stock.
All Dwarves are born to be craftsmen and warriors, to wield both hammer and axe in service of their homes. They may be tinkers, toy makers, and untested youths now but that will change. The seeds of something greater lurks in each of them and is only waiting for the right chance to grow.
It doesn’t occur to him until many months and miles will have gone by that the same could be said of their Halfling.
- Part 2 of Distances Both Physical and Emotional