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okay listen how about thranduil with a fear of fire - i mean after surviving what he survived it wouldn’t be weird, would it? maybe even ptsd? anxiety attacks? bard & bardlings throw a small bonfire party and he agrees to come because he doesn’t want to hurt their feelings but he’s behaving so oddly and uneasy that bard finally asks him what’s wrong (and after a lot of nagging thranduil finally tells him everything and they both get fucking teary eyed or whatever); imagine bard as that someone who finally helps him deal with that

or a modern au where there was no dragon but there was a terrible house fire in which thranduil’s wife died - and bard is a firefighter and thranduil fucking loses his mind every time bard gets a call