Company of Outlaws, Family of In-laws
Matchmaker by AI07
15 Jun 2014
Bilbo Baggins didn't expect to accompany 13 Dwarves as their official burglar on a perilous journey to reclaim a kingdom.
He doubly didn't expect to be playing matchmaker among these Dwarves as well.
Nor did he expect to find love of his own.
- Part 1 of Company of Outlaws, Family of In-laws
03 Jun 2017
To make the journey bearable for Bilbo (and for each other), Thorin and Company assign each other resolutions at Gandalf's insistence:
Dwalin – must show his soft side.
Balin – must be less pessimistic.
Fíli and Kíli – must not get anyone, including themselves, into trouble.
Ori – must try to break out of his shell and be more assertive.
Nori – must not steal anyone's possessions.
Dori – must fuss less over Ori.
Óin – must not swear.
Glóin – must try to control his temper.
Bofur – must not drink.
Bifur – must court his One if he wants Bofur to stick to his resolution.
Bombur – must not sneak food when everyone's back is turned.
Thorin – must spend more time with Bilbo.
How hard can it be?
- Part 2 of Company of Outlaws, Family of In-laws
06 Oct 2014
First they trooped into Rivendell, slovenly and foul-mouthed and just altogether Dwarvish. Then it was the disastrous dinner, where he had to stand back and watch as they threw food all over the place (and nearly at his head). Then they had the gall to desecrate one of the fountains by bathing in it!
But now? Now he has to contend with these Dwarves committing acts of debauchery, finding them in all sorts of compromising positions from the library to the wine cellars?
What did Lindir ever do to deserve this?
- Part 3 of Company of Outlaws, Family of In-laws
17 Jul 2017
"Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway" – The Hobbit, A Short Rest
According to Bilbo Baggins' writings, the Company of Thorin Oakenshield spent two weeks in Rivendell – two weeks that Thorin and his Dwarvish companions would prefer not to talk about.
After a particular spell goes awry, Bilbo and Gandalf are suddenly saddled with thirteen baby Dwarves. They can only return to normal at the end of fourteen days. The real problem is that they age up every three days.
It's one thing to handle babies, but can Bilbo and Gandalf deal with troublesome Dwarf toddlers, unruly children, rebellious and broody teenagers, and spirited young adults in the space of fourteen days?
- Part 4 of Company of Outlaws, Family of In-laws
Traditions by AI07
31 Dec 2014
Yuletide is a time of celebration, and, of course, spending time with close friends and family.
It is also a time of practising many traditions, such as baking gingerbread men, decorating the tree and kissing under the mistletoe, to name a few.
For Bilbo Baggins and the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, their first Yuletide celebration together in Erebor will be one that they will cherish and will never forget (or rather, Gandalf will never let them forget, because they certainly will not remember much after all the eggnog that they drank).
- Part 5 of Company of Outlaws, Family of In-laws
14 Feb 2015
Sometimes a wild drunken night can leave many unanswered questions the next morning, as well as hangovers. After spending a night at the local inn in Bree, hangovers are the least of the Company of Thorin's Oakenshield's worries.
For example, why are the Men of Bree suddenly afraid of Ori? How did Kíli end up in a dress? Where on Middle Earth is Glóin's locket, and who is the person responsible for the love bite on Thorin Oakenshield's neck?
But the real question on everyone's mind is: what happened last night?
- Part 6 of Company of Outlaws, Family of In-laws