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    'Alone this Yuletide? Irritated at prying and nosey family members?

    I am an out of work blacksmith currently trying to make my way by any means necessary that does not involve my resorting to thievery (prisons are most uncomfortable, I've unfortunate first hand experience). However, if you would like me to be your strictly platonic companion for any social function, but have me pretend that we are in a serious courtship, so as to torment your family and ward off unwanted suitors then I am more than obliging...'

    After becoming increasingly irritated by overtures of romance from various Shire residents following the death of his mother four years ago, Bilbo is more than ready to resort to desperate measures. That is, up to and including pretending to be in a serious relationship with a certain surly blacksmith currently inhabiting the Bindbale Woods.

    It's a good idea after all; all they have to do is pretend to be in love over the Yuletide period and Bilbo's family and suitors will surely leave him alone after that. It's perfect! And nothing can possibly go wrong, right? Certainly nothing as preposterous as falling for one another for real...

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    It seems they're growing up... note the changed rating!

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    Also, a brief note about The Brave Soldier and the Princess, aka the piece of fic that started this whole crazy carousel in motion. It was supposed to be a one-off, and I did only the most cursory research. Those eagle-eyed Tolkien scholars (and I’m sure there are so many reading this satyr-dwarf/hobbit romantic kidfic au) will have spotted that the hobbits in the opening scene of this series would have been about 12 years younger than Bilbo, who was intended to be in his early-to-mid-teens at that point anyway. SO I have gone back and re-jigged a few names, largely for my own satisfaction, and I hope no-one will mind.

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    Bilbo’s family have always run The Warm Welcome pub and his mother always welcomed travellers there, a practice that stops after her death. Then one rainy night, two of the Durin travelling clan turn up on Bilbo's doorstep and Bilbo finds himself pulled into tales of home, family, and the most intriguing story of all – Thorin Oakenshield.

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    Very little was known to the Outside World of Hobbits. Knowledge of them was basic compared to the steadfast secretive nature of the Dwarves.

    And that's just how the Hobbits liked it, but with dark times ahead, some secrets are meant to be revealed.

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    Unwelcome news comes from Great Smials to Brandy Hall mere months after the birth of the Master and Mistress’ youngest child.

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    Gandalf finds himself spending Yule in the Great Smials as Gerontius's guest, and is ambushed by a number of the Old Took's grandchildren demanding stories and other entertainment. (An alphabetical set of drabbles with prompts mostly of my own making, though I stopped short, at W, because the story looked finished)

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    Thorin, Bilbo, and several of their extended family are travelling to Ered Luin for peace talks, but winter storms require a detour and they end up in the Shire for Yuletide.

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    The misadventures of Bilbo and Thorin's company as they navigate life at a private high school and Thorin's insane brooding.

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    William "Beau" Baggins, a.k.a. Bilbo Baggins, the dandy of the Shire, is a rich, aristocratic Hobbit, and well-respected, despite being widely-travelled and wearing silk waistcoats. He has ignored all the caps set at him all these years, and chosen to bring up his orphaned niece Rose on his own. But Bilbo's comfortable existence is soon to be overturned, and he will be thrown into situations of increasing peril. Cocky Dwarrows and kidnappers are all very well, but what will Bilbo do when evil forces gather and converge on the Shire?

    Is 75% fluffy and romantic, but also references serious issues such as xenophobia, racism, and a people's struggle for dignity and survival.

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    “For things are made to endure in the Shire, passing from one generation to the next.” – Fellowship of the Ring
    Hobbits are not what the others races believe. Crafted by the Valar and blessed with inherited magics called knacks, Hobbits have been ensuring the peace between the Free Peoples for a long time. No one else knows and Hobbits are content to keep it that way. However, years ago Shire life was disrupted by the marriage of Gerontius Took to Adamanta Chubb, originally known as the dragon Arradeth. Years later Bilbo Baggins is paying the price of being an odd hobbit, having inherited both Took and Baggins knacks along with his grandmother’s blood, and is the only one of her line to also have a dragon form. Now Gandalf the Grey is once again in need of a hobbit for an adventure and Bilbo must decide. Should he accompany the wizard and his group, face a dragon, and risk revealing Shire and family secrets? Or does he abandon his people’s sacred purpose and allow a stubborn king to send part of Middle Earth into war? Not to mention that if Bilbo does go he risks not only his life, but losing his dragon’s Heart to a band suicidal dwarves. Either way, the choice of Bilbo Baggins may rule the fate of all Middle Earth.

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    “I’ll take good care of him.” Bilbo promised, his hand caressing the familiar wood patterns of the walls that he’d loved since he was a babe.

    There was no reply, but a serenity filled Bilbo’s heart and he knew his promise had been heard and accepted with the same ease of Primula’s smile and Drogo’s laugh. He closed the door on the ghosts of his parents and the echo of Frodo’s and filled his lungs with fresh cool air before marching down to Frodo who was feeding his Pony, Coal, an apple.

    “Alright lad, are you ready for an adventure?” he asked and Frodo looked up at him with Primula’s eyes and Drogo’s shy smile.

    “I am.”

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    Four vignettes spanning three ages of Middle-earth, multiple geographies and races, and several points of view. What binds them together: the night sky above, whether starry or clouded, and a sparkling gem that resists disappearing into the mists of time. Chapters 2 and 3 are adult.

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    Gandalf meddles, dwarves get into muddles and Bilbo just wishes he had his pipe.

    A collection of Hobbit drabbles.
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    Most recent chapters:
    Chapter 18:
    Kíli just followed her around the table. Stubborn woman. “How can I not make it into a big deal?”

    "Here’s a clue: don’t talk about it."

    "Ugh, you.” Kíli balled up her fists, the image of a frustrated child.
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    Chapter 19:
    “Meleth nín, when I said I wanted a to spend time with you, alone…a romantic day for just us.”

    Tauriel’s smile is like the grin of a fox. “Yes?”

    "This isn’t exactly what I had in mind."

    The grin shutters closed, and Arwen recalls several choice words her father doesn’t know her grandmother taught her.

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    Seven years before Pain-Bearer, the Shire was invaded, and Bilbo Baggins was taken as a slave by Azog the Defiler. This is a story of survival in the harshest of conditions, of a Hobbit that gave everything to protect his people and nearly died for it.

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