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gif battle w/ @shiremaiden → #1 “Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand”

“He escaped the dungeons of Barad-dûr?”

“Escaped… or set loose? And now the Ring has drawn him near. He will never be rid of his need for it. He hates and loves the Ring, as he hates and loves himself. Sméagol’s life is a sad story. Yes, Sméagol, he was once called, before the Ring found him… before it drove him mad.”

“It’s a pity Bilbo didn’t kill him when he had the chance.”

Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some who die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death and judgement, for even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or evil, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of Men.”