For the Tolkien Summer Reverse Bang—inspired by art by hrymfaxe. Prompt: I am hoping that this will inspire some backstory/fic about Beorn and/or the Beornings of which there is precious little! How were they expelled from the mountains (if that is the one of Gandalf's theories you hold with), what is up with the Carrock, his/their relationship with the other peoples living in that area etc etc. I would love anything you can come up with!
A brief imagining of Beorn's past, through his meeting with Bilbo and the dwarves and the Battle of Five Armies, and into the years that followed.
22 May 2019
Thranduil was there at the Siege of Barad-dûr during the War of the Last Alliance, the uncrowned king of his people after the fall of Oropher. He saw the ring cut from Sauron's hand, he saw the will of men fail, and he knew Elrond's lack of heart to force Isildur's hand. For all their loss and pain, Sauron lived on.
2,900 years later, a hobbit, of all things, turns up in his halls, that same ring clutched in her slim fist as she sends a captive company of dwarves whizzing away down the Forest River to wake a dragon's fury, her too-familiar eyes staring back into his before she vanishes out from under his nose.
Utterly shameless rewrite of The Hobbit and into LotR territory, because I wanted to read something that didn't exist. Slow burn as in paired-characters-don't-meet-until-probably-20-odd-chapters-in. Title updated 3/2/19.
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28 Jan 2019
For things Bilbo could not change, he was condemned to a life of isolation, with the belief that none could love him. And then a Dwarf came to Hobbiton.
- Part 1 of The Hearth Doesn't Make the Home
31 Oct 2015
Where hobbits didn't forget their nomadic culture and remembered who they are.
Hobbits were created from earth and plant. They were the children of Aule and Yavanna, made in celebration of their bonding. They knew the earthen tongue. Plant and earth come to their aid.
What would the journey to Erebor be like with a female Bilbo who knew a little about surviving?
Basically me combining my desire to make Hobbits their own race (which means they get a gift of their own from Eru since all of his children get something cool), having a female Bilbo while making what happens sort of realistic as Gandalf is apparently known to take a lad or Lass of into the blue for an adventure, and making hobbits actually have a culture the reflects their past nomadic life.
Grammer fixes completed in all chapters in 06/2018 (no promises that all issues were found and fixed.)
- Part 1 of A Secret Gate
13 Sep 2014
When he opens his eyes again, he finds himself in his old bed in his old home in his old body. Is this death? Or a trick of magic? Either way, Bilbo recognizes a second chance when he sees one, and this time his adventure with Thorin is going to go a bit differently.
- Part 1 of Take a Shot
08 Sep 2015
Bilbo's door gets jammed one day. Luckily, a company of dwarves just so happened to have set up shop in front of the old smithy.
- Part 1 of A Smith and His Forge