“Y/n. You’re staring,” Thorin grumbles from your elbow and you look away from the bargeman. You were a human on the journey and although Thorin initially didn’t like you, he got used to your presence. Especially since you saved him alongside Bilbo.
“I do not stare,” you retort, eyes wandering over the ret of the company. You needed to make sure they were safe. Your eyes land on Kili as he flinches again. You make your way over to him, ignoring Thorin’s, “yeah, actually, you were leering.
“Are you alright Kili?” you ask him, bending down to try and at least by at level with his wound. Fili and Oin had wrapped it pretty well, but you could still see blood streaming down. As an healer, you knew that this wound was poisoned.
“I’ll be fine, y/n. It seems like we can get across the lake,” he says, nodding behind you. You stand and see the rest making their way onto the barge. You follow behind after the brothers and reach the boat last.
As the boat leaves the shore, you make your way to the man. “It is a strange sight to see. A halfling, 13 dwarves and a human woman,” he says. “We did have a wizard with us, but we lost him a while back. I’m y/n,” you say, holding out your hand. “Bard,” he replies, taking it.
“Do you have kingsfoil?” you ask rather suddenly. “Not currently. We do however feed it to the pigs. I am sure we could find some there,” he replies, turning his attention back to the water.
“Why help us?” you ask again and he lets himself have a little smile. “Because it brings me much pleasure to help a beautiful woman such as yourself,” he replies and you immediately go red, clearing your throat as Thorin calls for you.
“Well, you’re not so bad yourself, Master Bargeman,” you say before walking away, earning a very big smile and pink dusted cheeks.
A while ago I was tagged by @rubyhosh to do the #smallbookishdetails tag 📖✨
I just love it when books have small illustrations on the chapterpages, in the corners or around the pagenumbers 💗✨
Hope you had a good hump day! Only two more days until the weekend 🙌🏼