listen. L I S T E N. just OUT OF THE BLUE I started thinking about fucking THILBO on the way home from work and HHHHHH get this. G E T T H I S. THORIN THE JEWELER and BILBO THE FLORIST who work in THE SAME MALL and have LUNCH BREAK DATES
OMG YESSSSS EHEHEHEE HOLY SHIT I’M CRYIN
maybe they both start talking when the holiday rush begins to pick up in the mall and they’re both on lunch and there’s like zero seating left so bilbo’s left looking around for ANYTHING and he sees thorin sitting at a small table in the corner of the food court and he sees an employee badge on Thorin so he’s like ‘well at least he’s an employee too and i need to eat now cause i only have a half an hour lunch break’
so he tentatively approaches and asks to sit with an apologetic look to all the other full tables and thorin nods and they start to talk about the holiday business they’ve been getting (‘i swear if i see another poinsettia again in my life…’ and ‘half of my clients have no idea what they want for jewelry and they have no appreciation for the craft! they just want something cheap and impressive. you know there’s only so much i can do on limited time and budget, okay.’)
AND THEY CONTINUE TO SEE EACH OTHER WHEN THEY’RE ON LUNCH BREAKS AND JUST MAKE A HABIT OF SEEING EACH OTHER WHICH LEADS TO AFTER WORK DATES AND EVERYTHING!!!!