Where’s My Daddy (Fic Request)
Request for @imthegnome I sincerely hope I got this one spot on
for you. I’ve crossed it slightly with my own story (‘Together’) so I
can get some Poets of the Fall music in for you.
Thorin finds a little girl in the halls of Erebor, frightened and searching for her father. While taking her back to her father, Thorin sings one of his wife’s favourite songs to the girl and tells her stories of how he met the Queen. (Includes lyrics from ‘Children of the Sun’ by Poets of the Fall.)
Where’s My Daddy?
Thorin was alerted to sobbing as he ascended the stone steps towards his bed chamber. He had been in council all afternoon with his Queen, Leah, who left early in order to put their children, Thrain and Rachel to bed. He searched for where the sound was coming from and then saw a little girl sat in the corner just beneath the steps.
Thorin stepped closer to the girl, watching her large eyes study him.
“Where’s my Daddy?” she asked, in a frightened and high pitched
voice. “I was napping and had a bad dream, and couldn’t find him.”
“Come from there,” Thorin said, smiling at the child. “What’s
“Freya,” the girl replied, sniffing away the lingering tears.
“Are you the King?” Her blue eyes studied his crown, widening
even further at the sight of the polished gold sitting on Thorin’s
“I am,” Thorin replied.
“I have to be an extra good girl, then?”
Thorin couldn’t help but smile, Freya reminding him so much of his
daughter, Rachel. He took the girl’s hand and guided her out from
beneath the stairway, but as they began to walk up the steps, Thorin
noticed the girl yawn. “Could you sing to me?” she asked. “Just
until I find Daddy?”
Without even consciously thinking on which song the child would like,
he began singing one of Leah’s favourites. His wife and Queen was
from a world called Earth, and so had introduced a lot of the songs
and stories from that world to Thorin and their children. Most nights
she would sing to Rachel and Thrain, singing beautiful words that
Thorin still found quite alien, but enchanting all the same. One song
in particular Thorin knew well as Leah would sing it not only to
their twins, but when she was getting dressed or tidying the bed
I’ll be singing you
And then dawn will follow
And our sorrows all undone
deep voice echoed around the stone halls as he carried Freya towards
one of the main halls where he knew his guards would be. Maybe one of
them knew whose daughter she was. In the hallways which split off
towards the bed chambers, very few guards ventured. They were mostly
stationed in the halls, council rooms and the front gates leading
When you’re done with all the strife
When they echo the minds in the streets
You know your heart beats
A solitary call
For a change in the tone of it all
You’ll be scaling that wall
And the higher you climb
The more you can see of this life
On the edge of that knife
You hold on to me
Hold on to me
“What is that?” Freya asked, looking up at Thorin from the warmth
of his robe that she had tucked her head and neck into. “I like it
“It is a song that the Queen sings to me and our little ones,”
Thorin said, holding Freya close to him, almost forgetting himself
for a moment and thinking it was Rachel or Thrain he was embracing.
“How did you meet the Queen?” Freya asked.
Thorin chuckled. “Why so many questions, young one?”
“Tell me,” she insisted, giggling. “I like hearing about how
Mommy and Daddy met, so tell me about you and the Queen.”
“Very well,” Thorin replied, chuckling again at her enthusiasm.
“I met her while I was on a journey, coming back to Erebor to be
Freya laughed, grabbing the neck of Thorin’s robe, twisting it
playfully. “Oooh, you fell in love.”
“Lots of kissy kissy.”
“Now you’re being cheeky,” Thorin said, tapping the tip of her
small nose with his finger.
Freya laughed again and pushed her head inside Thorin’s robe.
By now Thorin had made his way towards the main hall and was just
approaching the large, wooden doors which led inside. “Can you tell
me more about the Queen?” Freya asked as Thorin stopped outside the
“Apart from being a very brave lady whom I love very much, what
else would you like to know?”
“Is she a good Mommy?”
Thorin sighed at the thought of his Leah playing with their twins,
singing to them, telling them stories and taking them walking through
the trees which surrounded Erebor’s entrance. “She is the best I
have ever seen, and I am proud that she is my children’s mother. I
think she would like to meet you.”
“I bet she is very beautiful!” Freya said loudly. “All Queens
Suddenly the wooden doors opened sharply and a guard appeared, still
dressed in his leather tunic and accompanying armour for duty.
“Freya!” he called. “Thank you, my Lord!” The guard dashed to
Thorin and took his daughter from the King’s arms. “My wife came to
find me, frantic, as Freya had ventured out of bed again trying to
“Daddy!” Freya shouted, jumping into the guards arms.
“Oh, my dearest!” the guard exclaimed.
Freya hugged her father tightly and laughed. “I had a bad dream and
I couldn’t find you. You always fight the monsters away. And the King
found me. I think he’s a good Daddy, too, but not as a good as you.”