A super shmoopy Bagginshield
(what are backgrounds?!)
After the Battle of Five Armies, Thorin takes up the throne and begins to rebuild Erebor. Bilbo thinks to stay there awhile, till he receives word that his relatives Drogo and Primula have died, leaving their son Frodo an orphan. So Bilbo moves back into Bag End to raise the faunt, and as years go by his neighbors begin to accept that he will likely remain a rich old bachelor they can’t partner up with their eligible daughters.
It takes well over a decade for Thorin to get his affairs in order and abdicate the throne (dwarves are slow to change their ways and these political matters do not go into effect quickly). It takes him another year to travel to the Shire on his own (truly his sense of direction is remarkably terrible). He knocks on the bright round door, and for the first time feels nervous. Before he can think twice about his decision making skills, the door opens, and Thorin does a double take. Bilbo is far greyer and a bit wider than he remembers, but he is Bilbo all the same.
And then the hobbit catapults himself into a hug, and the dwarf is almost knocked over before he wraps his arms around Bilbo and breathes in the smell of home.
He had been worried he wouldn’t be well-received.