because i need thorin and bilbo to be happy

Unlike most Hobbits, Bilbo did not care very much for the hard work of gardening. At most, he could grow a rather tasty tomato. That was enough of his interest in the matter. He enjoyed flowers and their ilk, of course, and that was why he’d kept a gardener around. 

It made for a lovely scene outside Bag End. One which he could enjoy by settling himself onto the bench, pipe in hand. Some days, the especially sunny ones, he’d snag a sunhat. It was a day like that, though the sun had begun setting its way down the horizon. He had the hat’s brim pulled down over his eyes. 

That sometimes kept passing neighbors and busybodies from bothering him, for they presumed he’d fallen asleep. 

Not always, though, as he heard the telltale sound of someone approaching. His ear twitched, somewhat muffled by the sunhat. Regardless he could recognize the footfalls as they closed in on him. Hobbits rarely made so much noise. 

And, also, unlike any Hobbit, he had a dwarf for a husband. 

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“Don’t you dare!” Bilbo yelled just a fraction of a second before he felt Thorin’s hands come into contact with his arse. He whipped around and smacked the dwarf’s shoulder. “I said: don’t.”

“Well,” Thorin chuckled. “How could I resist when you’re leaning over your desk like that?”

Bilbo sighed and went back to searching for the map, keenly aware of Thorin lingering in the doorway. He glanced over his shoulder several times, his expression becoming more and more confused when Thorin’s cheeky smile only seemed to grow.

“What?” He finally asked.

“Nothing at all.”

And then he was gone, but as he turned, Bilbo noticed his hands, which had been hidden behind his back, had the remnants of flour on them. He twisted and saw two dusty white handprints on his behind.

“Thorin!” The answer to his outraged cry was a rumble of laughter from somewhere further into the smial, Bilbo turned on his heel and went in search of his husband. “You impudent dwarf, get back here!”

Before he could get any further than the kitchen Bilbo found himself caught between a very warm dwarf and a very solid wall, he gave Thorin’s braid a sharp tug but accepted his kiss anyway. Bilbo could feel the way Thorin smiled into the kiss, the slight firmness of his lips and the way little snuffles of air from his nose tickled his cheek.

“You are ridiculous.” Bilbo stated when they eventually parted.

“Yes.” Thorin agreed, his eyes sparkled and small creases appeared at the edges when he smiled again. “And so are you, now come to bed, I missed you today.”

i just want to politely disagree with the idea that the bagginshield fandom as a whole and in general* is failing to portray a balanced relationship between Thorin and Bilbo.

the trend that i see right now on tumblr and in most fics looks like this:

Bilbo is no longer portrayed as weak and helpless, but as a strong character and an imperfect one, occasionally rude and always sassy, but loving and protective, clever and in-charge of his own decisions and actions; someone Thorin and the dwarves can rely on, someone they look to for advice and support, even though Bilbo is not always right. He’s grumpy and abrasive at times, he makes mistakes. Thorin functions in Bilbo’s life as a person that Bilbo wants to be better for, someone that Bilbo cares for more than himself. if Bilbo was selfish at the start of AUJ, then Thorin and his quest have helped Bilbo overcome that restrictive part of himself (I will give up my own home temporarily and perhaps forever to help you get yours back). That’s how i see Bilbo portrayed in fandom now.

Thorin is softer than earlier characterizations, more vulnerable, more emotive (which he always was, even back in AUJ), more emotionally available, more damaged (bc of botfa/dragon sickness/years of grief and trauma). but he’s also strong, stronger even than earlier portrayals because of what he’s overcome. In fics where he survives botfa, it’s generally noted that he saved himself from the dragon sickness, not that Bilbo single-handedly saved him because Love. Bilbo supports Thorin, but Thorin remains strong in his own right. he has much to recover from, and struggles to deal with, but he’s not incapable - he just needs help, like we all do. in Erebor AU’s he is generally portrayed as a good king, sometimes unwilling. in Shire AU’s, he’s either happy and relieved and his nephew sits on the throne, or he’s grieving their loss and working through his personal demons. But I really don’t see a lot of helpless!idiot!Thorin, except in crack posts/fics or as a joke.

*let me reiterate: this is what I, one single person, have noted as a trend in the bagginshield fandom right now. in general, meaning that i am aware there are some portrayals that are outlying to what i wrote above, but i don’t believe they are the trend at large.

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anonymous asked:

feel so insecure for liking thorin so much ;_; am i a dumb naive fangirl if i think he's a good person? i know many people think so and i'm afraid to talk about him under my name now.

aldkjfaslkj no anon you’re not dumb at all for liking thorin! i wish i could hug you omg there’s nothing wrong with thinking he’s a good person because he is. the people that try to perpetuate the idea that he’s not either haven’t watched the movies very closely or did so with a strong bias/misinterpretation (i.e. soft quiet meek bilbo, and i’ve even seen some weird fili bias stuff in my time). or they’re just rude bitter trolls. either way they’re wrong. and i’m sorry they have you scared like that D: that’s honestly so shitty i’m very >:cccccc

my first thought is to direct you to @avelera’s blog for her thorin meta, because all of it is very thoroughly discussed and well written and is excellent affirmation that thorin is good and not…whatever the garbage trolls are saying about him. i don’t have any specific posts to recommend atm but her general meta tag and thorin meta tag should be good places to go :D (if you want to see the newest posts first take off the /chrono from the urls i just tend to prefer using that when going through tags)

here are some scenes that i think remembering/watching will make you feel better about your opinion of thorin:

  • when thorin is talking to balin in bag end after bilbo walks away from gandalf. his face is so soft!!!!! his smile!!! he looks so nice. i want to hug him too.
  • and then when balin’s talking about azanulbizar thorin doesn’t look all proud and braggy about it. no he looks sad because he lost people he cared about and probably doesn’t like thinking about or remembering the battle!! like when people say he’s arrogant i just ???????????
  • the deleted barrel scene. because we always need that in our lives.
  • okay when they think the secret door won’t open?? he doesn’t get angry or lash out he just looks so so lost!! salfjlaskdfjkls my baby
  • okay i’m sorry to bring it up but when thorin’s dying. and all he’s thinking about is bilbo going to his home and being happy. and thinking about bilbo being happy is making thorin happy as he’s d y i ng. and his expression like what. the fuck
  • THE ACORN SCENE LIKE. HOW SUCH A SIMPLE PURE THING BROUGHT THORIN OUT OF THE DRAGON SICKNESS????? THIS THING RAVAGING HIS MIND AND FUCKING HIM UP????? LIKE LITERALLY I JUST. CAN’T I WISH I COULD YODEL
Fic Rec Time

Anonym hat gesagt: Do you have any hobbit fic recs?


I did some recs a while ago, so i’ll be using the same parameters. Aaand:

Crates and Water by teaxdragon​ : In an attempt to smooth things over with Bard, Thorin charges Bilbo with apologizing on his behalf. Only, Bard is less in need of an apology and more in need of a burglar. Bilbo finds himself caught up in a dark web of crime and conspiracy in an attempt to unearth a deadly plot in the heart of Laketown. […]

The Heron and the Crane by Neyiea: Just because everyone survived doesn’t mean that happy endings are in store for them all.

Prize enough for me by striving-artist: “[…] The battle was over, but the price was too steep.The ring slipped onto his finger as his grasp on Sting shifted. He had gone on his hunt.”

Sanbaruf by shinigami714: Thorin’s company is separated in a snow storm atop the misty mountains. This is a slight AU where certain events don’t happen and even a small catalyst, like a change in the weather can distort future realities.

Written on his skin by serenbach86: Every burn, callus and scar on Bilbo’s skin was there for his sake, and Thorin loved him all the more for that.

these little wars of words by fideliant: Rules For Travelling With Thorin Oakenshield: Don’t let Thorin navigate.

Breathe In by keelywolfe: Hobbits cannot, in fact, swim. Drowning, however. That’s something anyone can do.

Unexpected Trouble by DietBiohazard: Thorin was right in saying that they weren’t the only ones that saw the signs of Erebor being ready to be reclaimed.

And be one traveler by alkjira​: ‘Thorin swept into the tent, hair an absolute mess and there were more dark circles beneath his eyes than Bilbo had ever seen before, but the Dwarf was gloriously alive, and all Bilbo could do for the first few moments was to gape stupidly at him.He remembered seeing Thorin lie pale and lifeless on the ground. Fíli and Kíli slumped over just a few feet away from their uncle. There had been blood, so much blood.’

omg so many possibilities for the bagginshield first kiss tho like

  • at beorn’s (thank you tony i’m devastated)
  • right after the barrels, when thorin finds bilbo in the water and they are just so relieved to have escaped thranduil’s dungeon with their lives and just so happy to be near one another again and it all just comes rushing out
  • in laketown, after bilbo vouches for thorin, before the party or during or after, sober or tipsy
  • in laketown the morning they leave, one of them grabs the other gently but firmly and presses their lips together, “i wanted to do that while i still had the chance”
  • raven hill. raven hill. raven hill.
  • after the battle, while thorin is bed-ridden and healing and they don’t even need words because they never really did, did they, and it’s automatic the way bilbo bends down to kiss him where he lies, and thorin just tilts his head up into the kiss and thinks it’s the most inevitable thing that’s ever happened to him and also the luckiest
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sheep on tracks au

where bilbo and thorin are both on trains that stop because of sheep and they spot each other across the train windows and hit it off, with bilbo writing messages on his notebook and holding it up to the window so thorin can see and thorin trying to hide behind his newspaper pretending to not sneak glances bc damn that man is cute 

Hey I feel like this needs to be said- although I adore Bilbo Baggins and want him to be safe and happy, the reason I love him so much is because of how he faces the shit he runs into over the course of his journey. Yeah, he totally digs chilling out with his books and pipe weed and being comfortable. But he doesn’t back out when shit needs to get done.

When Thorin gets fucked up by Azog and is about to get his head cut off, he leaps right in there and defends his ass. When the dwarves get captured by spiders in Mirkwood he draws them away (while singing lmao I wish that had been in the movie so much) and fucks up a bunch of them in the process and rescues the dwarves. Then when the dwarves get accosted by the elves, Bilbo spends days (weeks?? I don’t remember tbh I haven’t read that part in a while) roaming around trying to find a way to get them out, which was a shitty situation for everyone involved, and then rescues all thirteen of those dweebs.

Then this little dude goes in and infiltrates a dragon’s hoard. Tbh if I had been in his situation I probably would’ve nope’d the hell out after the spiders. But not Bilbo- not only did he sign a contract, the dwarves are his friends, and he’s gonna help them get their home back, damn it. Like!! Holy shit that’s a dragon I cannot give him enough kudos for doing that.

Thennn the whole arkenstone debacle god damn. Bilbo wants to avoid a war so much. He just wants everything to end up okay, and for his friends to be safe. He can tell Thorin and the others aren’t thinking clearly. So he does something that takes a whole lot of courage, and goes behind their backs and gives away the arkenstone to try and ensure their safety.

But then everything goes to shit and a battle happens anyway. True, he wasn’t conscious for a large part of it, but lbr being a part of that even for a small amount of time would be terrifying. And on top of that, three of his friends die. Yeah, he and Thorin make amends at the end but that doesn’t make it any less awful.

And after all of that, I don’t blame him for wanting to go home. I would too. He’s grieving, and I honestly don’t think he ever got over the Durins dying. But he goes on with his life- true he’s less social, and a very different hobbit than the one who ran out his door on an adventure. That’s not a bad thing, though. Yeah, he witnessed greed and death and destruction. But he also discovered his own bravery, and learned to embrace the less conventional side of his personality. And throughout it all, he still remained kind, and even took in Frodo later in life. True his reasons may not have been completely unselfish, but after the life he’d had, I think a little selfishness is well deserved.

summary: bilbo baggins is the bravest little hobbit of them all and I am very emotional about it

avelera replied to your post:thoughttrainderailed replied to your post:avelera…

Oh my GOD. Bilbo getting back for the pet names by turning our dear overly passionate Thorin on? Fuck yes. Dinner party where Thorin is laying the pet names on thick and it is WAR when Bilbo goes straight for the under-the-table feel-up :3

omg y e s and the first time Bilbo does it the little shit is JUST SUBTLE ENOUGH that it takes Thorin a bit to realize that no he’s not just being a huge perv (i mean he is but…), because Bilbo is in fact doing this shit on purpose.

Like it starts with Bilbo’s happy little sighs about food that are JUST this side of dirty to make Thorin a little twitchy. so he lays on a few more pet names because he needs to get the upper hand back here ok he’s a bit of a competitive shit even when he doesn’t yet realize there is a competition.

so he’s like “Holder of my heart”

And Bilbo sighs “Thorin…” but it’s just SLIGHTLY different it’s not quiet the exasperated “THORIN…” it’s a little breathy and a little soft and Thorin just about chokes on his wine because there are some MEMORIES that is stirring up so he’s all “be cool be cool”

And then he looks up. And Bilbo looks him in the eyes while licking some food off his fingers. And Thorin’s just about to think “is he doing this on puRPOSE????”

Then bilbo winks

About BOTFA...

It’s been one week, and I’m still not over BOTFA.


So I need more happy fanfictions & headcanons about Barduil, Bagginshield, and Kiliel, where everyone lives, where Bard is never going to die and will stay by Thranduil’s side forever thanks to some random magic, Legolas is happy for his father and likes the idea of having younger siblings, Kili and Tauriel get married and have many kids, and Thorin leaves with Bilbo to see some other parts of the world, and they ends up planting trees together. Oh, and Fili becomes King. Because Thorin is tired of this shit, and wants to be with his cute little Hobbit forever.

No seriously, I need this. And I don’t think I’m the only one, am I ? (◕‿◕✿)

AU where Bilbo travels all the way back home with the thought that Thorin died in his mind but months later, there’s a knock on the door and standing there is Thorin Oakenshield with a chest of gold and a smile on his face. Bilbo stands there in shock before jumping at the dwarf to hug him, spilling the gold but not even caring because right there in front of him is the man he fell in love with. Breathing, alive, and happy.

Bilbo: In all my life, I never thought I would be so lucky…as to fall in love with my best–my best–
There’s a reason why Hobbits don’t do this! 

Thorin: I thought it mattered what I said or where I said it. Then I realized, the only thing that matters is that you–you make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And if you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way. 


(later)
Bilbo: I knew you were likely to take a consort! 

Inspired by one of the most iconic proposals on network television. And this

but imagine a dinner for peace where the dwarves, elves, men, hobbit and wizard sit together by a dinner table because some vala has gotten so tired of their fighting so he’s just basically threatening them all to have this dinner

and fili and kili sits close to each other with tauriel at kili’s side, and they’re talking peacefully. legolas, while sitting on the other side of the table, glares at kili, sighs and wonder when this torment will end

bard sits next to legolas and tries to create a conversation now and then, and if not legolas is willing, he talks with balin who sits on his other side. 

next to balin sits dwalin and he sits next to ori and they are so adorable to each other so everyone around them drowns in the fluff, but dori keeps a check on them from over the table and gives dwalin the evil eye a lot

nori sits beside ori and is mostly busy with stealing the silverware, next to him sits thorin, and he is busy glaring down thranduil who sits on the other side and has a nice conversation with bilbo (with a smug on his face because he knows bilbo is thorin’s weakness, and besides: the hobbit is pretty cute). 

Thorin does almost snap once, but gandalf, who sits next to him, holds him in his place

then comes bofur who sings a lot and practically annoys everyone who aren’t dwarves, bombur is just very happy to have a decent dinner, bifur looks at everyone with fond eyes for some reason

and then we have oin and gloin who are currently trying to get so drunk as possible to survive this whole affair

anonymous asked:

thorin grasping at bilbo's arm is the wORST AND THEN BILBO GRABS HIS HAND SO TIGHTLY OH GOD THESE TWO

thorin is trying so hard to touch bilbo, to tell him how sorry he is, and i don’t even think he’s looking for absolution, i think it’s entirely selfless, i think thorin just wants bilbo to know that he was RIGHT and thorin was WRONG and thorin is SORRY and he wishes he’d never put bilbo in danger and bilbo needs to KNOW THAT because bilbo DESERVES to know that, so thorin is grabbing at his arm but you know what? no that’s not good enough, bilbo grabs his HAND, he reciprocates the grasping gesture, and bilbo knows some things too that he needs thorin to know, like that he doesn’t regret a single thing that has happened on this quest, not even thorin’s rage, bilbo’s happy to have been there for all of it, and he needs thorin to KNOW THAT