The Hobbit Arabian Night AU

While this is inspired by non6ix ‘s artwork the plot I imagined is different enough from her plot that I still wish to put this up here. Thanks to her though for the amazing art!

At the moment in time when Thorin mad with goldsiickness tries to kill Bilbo, Bilbo stops him saying that he hasn’t heard Bilbo’s latest story. Now either the battle doesn’t happen in this AU, or after the battle Thorin still isn’t cured and makes Bilbo tell him the story before he’ll be executed. So Bilbo becomes Sheherazade and keeps telling his stories, meanwhile curing Thorin by reminding him how wealth and money aren’t the most important things in life.

I feel this might be a difficult prompt, cause not only does the writer have to write one fic, they might choose to write all of Bilbo’s stories as well! Good luck!


One writes such a story not out of the leaves of trees still to be observed, nor by means of botany and soil-science; but it grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould of mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long ago been forgotten, descending into the deeps. No doubt there is much selection, as with a gardener: what one throws on one’s personal compost-heap; and my mould is evidently made largely of linguistic matter. - J.R.R. Tolkien