Can you imagine Legolas having to explain to Gloin how he got his only child Gimli pregnant before a proper dwarven marriage. And Aragon's face when Gimli's comes to the healing house in Gondor after being sick for weeks?
OH MY GOD, NON!
Honestly, I think Gloin would be speechless for all of two seconds, then he would go into Grandad Super Mode. He’d be more happy than anything else and blubber like a big doof before smiling up at Legolas and saying, “The bairn is gonna have dwarf braids, aye?”
(Note that Thranduil, in his haughty Elvish way, will love the idea of the baby just as much. He might even start to kindly lecture Gimli on taking better care of themselves! He’d also say, “The child will have Elvish braids.”)
(Gimli and Legolas end up putting both in btw, when the baby’s hair gets long enough. One thin Elvish twist around the crown of their head, and two big Dwarvish tufts beside their ears held together by Oliphaunt-shaped beads. Thranduil and Gloin would each take a single look and say they’ve never seen a prettier little thing.)
AND ARAGORN PFFT HAHAHAHA. ARWEN WOULD HAVE TO SHUT HIS MOUTH FOR HIM!
He wouldn’t even question how or when. He’d just be happy for his friends.
I noticed while eating that one of the pheasant feathers had found its way into Mr Baggins’ curls. I was apparently staring quite intensely at it because Mr Baggins became self-conscious about his eating once more.
I quickly explained the feather’s presence. I reached to untangle it but Mr Baggins found it first and removed it.