No doubt I’m missing tons, but I tried to include as many as possible.
Fluff and Humour
Downhill Slopes by octopus_foolThorin is set on getting to know Shire traditions, even though they don’t
sound terribly appealing.
One-shot. READ THIS. Our Majestic King tries sledding for the first time, an
experience that is apparently terrifying for even the most battle-hardened
Winter Wish by Jezunya. Frodo climbs up onto the stepstool, Bilbo’s hand on his back to steady him, and grasps the edge of the table in his little hands, carefully following the two DJs’ instructions of not too close and speak slowly and clearly and you’re doing great, kid, and then, when they nod and tell him to speak, he says, right into the microphone: “My Winter Wish is for my uncle to get a boyfriend.” One-shot. Absolutely hilarious, with kid!Frodo, Fili, and Kili thrown in. Thorin and Bilbo are two awkward, lonely, gay saps.
Closing Timeby Stickman. In which there is a general store, an exasperated store owner, and that one costumer who always comes in 5 minutes before the store is about to close. One-shot, super cute and hilarious. Thorin is complete trash, and Bilbo is oblivious.
First Impressionsby bilboo. Bilbo Baggins is not a morning person,
so he doesn’t really know what’s supposed to happen in that magical time before
lunch, but even he realizes finding inconveniently shirtless (and
inconveniently attractive) strangers sleeping on his couch isn’t an everyday
occurrence.One-shot, incredibly cute
and funny. Bilbo wakes up, only to find a stranger (Thorin) passed out on his
Not Quite First Sight by Ias. After a heavy dose of dwarvish medicine, Thorin falls for his intended all over again. One-shot. Seriously, do yourselves a favour and read this (or re-read it). Thorin is a besotted dork, flirting shamelessly with Bilbo, who is endlessly exasperated. He’s shocked when he finds out they’re together, and it’s just super sweet <3
You Should See The Other Guyby diemarysues. Rival gang leaders in the same room -
bruises and bites ensue, but probably not how you think. One-shot, sexy and
hilarious. Bilbo and Thorin are rival gang members who are secretly hooking up.
Alone this Yuletide?
Irritated at prying and nosey family members?by Emsiecat. After becoming increasingly irritated by
overtures of romance from various Shire residents following the death of his
mother four years ago, Bilbo is more than ready to resort to desperate
measures. That is, up to and including pretending to be in a serious
relationship with a certain surly blacksmith currently inhabiting the Bindbale
Woods. WIP. The classic fake-dating trope with a twist – it’s
set in Middle Earth! This is hilarious, and Thorin and Bilbo banter back and forth
like an old married couple. Oblivious idiots.
An Unexpected Viewing,
or: Excellent Burglar Material Indeed (as narrated by Bilbo Baggins) by Itar94One moment the Company of Thorin
Oakenshield are enjoying their brief respite at Beorn’s house, completely
unaware that they are being watched - and that a kidnapping is just about to ensue.
But not to worry though! There’s popcorn. Popcorn = good.Or:
the start of a silly little series wherein Bilbo and the Dwarves get to watch
themselves. On widescreen. WIP.
Such, such good crack. Thorin is a complete schmoop, and Bilbo is oblivious.
I Thought I Lost You by @bagginshieldhappiness. “Bilbo,” Thorin murmured
beneath his breath, heart clenching as it was gripped by fear’s piercing
talons. Their burglar was nowhere to be seen. Suddenly the others faded from
his concern as Thorin’s entire world narrowed to the single fact that the
hobbit wasn’t with them. One-shot
set during the Quest. Overprotective, love-sick, schmoopy Thorin!
Not Quite Legend by @tea-blitz. Hobbits are merely legend and Gandalf is all too willing to introduce the Dwarves of Erebor to a Hobbit. WIP, the dwarves know nothing of hobbits - literally. Major cultural confusion, hilarious, with mutual pining and obliviousness, miscommunication, sassy Bilbo, and Thorin Dorkenshield.
Indulgence by @baggvinshield. Demisexual!Thorin at it’s best; Bilbo and Thorin’s first time together, wherein Bilbo is incredibly considerate of Thorin’s virginity and makes sure to take things slow. (NSFW)
All the Love in the World by DoreyG. “You know,” it occurs to him one day, out of the blue, and he’s saying it automatically before he can even think of filtering his thoughts or taking a step back or actually holding his tongue, “we’ve become one of those couples that I used to hate.” Bilbo, the one who that sentence was directed at, pauses for a second in his magazine flipping. He wrinkles his forehead, he frowns, he looks briefly up in a manner best described as questioning “…Sorry?” One-shot. Thorin is bumbling and awkward, and Bilbo is beautifully sassy. Great banter between them, just a super sweet fic!
Pining and Angst
Cyrelifis by Eshnoazot. Bilbo Baggins makes it to the docks of the Undying
Land the first time; steps foot on the gangway and feels something push at his
very soul with a force that makes him slump back onto the deck with a thump… He
is trapped, and the undying Lands will not yield entry for him. One-shot. Angst, so much
angst. I read this a while ago, yet this fic still stays with me. It is
incredibly moving and poignant. If you’re ever in the mood for a good cry,
please read this. I can’t even say how amazing it is.
I Was A Lonely Soulby Erbor. It’s been fifty years since the retaking
of Erebor and Bilbo Baggins of the Shire has been invited to join in the
festivities. Despite his advanced years, he sets out for the faraway kingdom
expecting to find old friends, make new memories, and then head back West—but
things never go quite the way Bilbo wants them to, and this time it may prove
to be a good thing.
WIP (½ chapters posted), this is honestly the best characterization of
book!Bilbo I have ever seen. It’s honestly amazing, and funny, with bittersweet
What was promised by paranoidfridge. Perhaps Bilbo is being selfish. But even though he
knows that Thorin’s mind has grown clouded from cursed gold, he is unwilling to
give up on the intimacy they share. And when Thorin - with his mind still
bespelled - asks for his hand, Bilbo does not decline either. With armies
before the gate and a battle to come, things must come to a head. Complete. BOTFA AU; beautifully painful
angst with a happy ending.
Homesick by margotkim. Five years after
they’ve reclaimed Erebor, Thorin is sick of home, Bilbo is just sick, and
neither is handling the situation ideally. WIP. Characterization is
amazing, and it’s painful and angsty but also so sweet and humourous.
West of the West by @alkjira. One-Shot. Angst with a happy ending. Set during LOTR;
It’s time for Bilbo to travel to the Undying Lands, and Thorin must make a
Middle Earth AU
The Company of Mad Baggins by avelera. Thorin
has lived twice, but the Quest for Erebor was not his first life, or his first
attempt to reclaim his homeland. Meet Thorin in his first life as King of Ered
Luin, and disgrace of his line. Weakened by childhood illness, Thorin inherits
the throne of Ered Luin after Thráin dies of old age. His first act is to hire
the Company of Mad Baggins, led by none other than the dashing and dangerous
Mad Bilbo Baggins himself, to reclaim the lost kingdom of Erebor. The story of
how a king, a captain, and a wish changed the world. WIP. A huge role
reversal here, which is incredibly intriguing to see how it plays out. Bilbo is
sassy and flirtatious, whereas Thorin is awkward and bumbling.
Dear Creature of the Homely WestbyLuciferIsSatanA desolation had befallen Hobbiton and they found themselves without a
home and many without their family.Yet, with no way to return to the
rolling hills of the Shire, Bilbo Baggins found himself in quite the situation
indeed; arranged by lords and royalty, to honour aged treaties and debts of
old: his hand to be given off to a king he’s never met, for the security and
safety of his people, and never in all his years would he have thought his life
to come to this. WIP.
Arranged marriage AU with tons of cultural differences, miscommunication, and confusion.
The Unexpected Hobbit: A Journey by alkjira. “Thorin Oakenshield,” Gandalf began, and Thorin started a little at the use of that name. He hadn’t known that Gandalf was even aware of it. How much had the old man been snooping around? “May I introduce the leader of our company –”The Dwarf held up his hand to Gandalf in a signal for quiet and gave a short but courteous bow as he held Thorin’s gaze.“Bilbo Baggins, at your service,” he said and finally stepped inside, a bemused Thorin giving way almost without thought. Whoever this was, if he would dare to quiet Gandalf – well, perhaps this night still had a chance to turn for the better. Quest AU with a role reversal - Thorin is a hobbit, and Bilbo is King of the exiled dwarves of Erebor. Amazingly, they are completely in-character, but the circumstances lead to alterations in the Quest as they go on.
What Once Was Lost by emerson4embry. There are two realities. In one, Bilbo watched Thorin die on Ravenhill, moved
back to the Shire, and adopted Frodo, whose presence helped soften the edges of
his grief. In the other, Thorin survived BOTFA, courted Bilbo and made him his
consort. Then, three years after the battle, Bilbo dies in a field, trampled
beneath the hooves of a plow horse. He lies buried in Erebor. Thorin bleeds
with the pain all dwarrows who have lost their Ones know. So, when Bilbo
suddenly turns up in Erebor, alive and well, Thorin’s not willing to let him
go. His soul recognizes his One, even across realities, and he’s not willing to
listen to anyone who suggests he should release Bilbo. WIP. I love this AU, such an amazing
idea. Thorin is sweet, if over-protective, trying to court Bilbo in a world
where everyone thinks they’re already married. There are a lot of mysterious
things going on, with a plot against Erebor.
The Stranger Who Has
Loved You by EarendilElwingThorin Durin-Oakenshield has a problem. It’s not his company’s recent
legal problems, the invasive police investigations, or the threat of old
enemies coming back to haunt him. It’s that he may or may not have developed feelings
for his assistant - an assistant who might not be who he claims to be… WIP, a very intriguing AU with a twist
on reincarnation. Bilbo is delightfully sassy, and Thorin is pining. Tons of
Journey to Jurassicby ZapandosAn island full of dinosaurs is pretty crazy. The fact that Bilbo is
willingly going to that island (again) with a bunch of strangers who claim that
island is theirs is even crazier.It doesn’t help that Bilbo’s size would
make him a good pterodactyl snack. WIP. Jurassic Park AU, do I even need to say anything
else?? Thorin and Bilbo pining for each other, they’re oblivious dorks, Frerin
is alive and Dis is involved as well.
i’m killing time, and
time’s killing you by KaavyaWriting. Bilbo was haunting Thorin… politely. Most of the time.
If he happened to see things he shouldn’t, that wasn’t really his fault, was
it? It wasn’t like he could just tell Thorin he’s there—haunting didn’t work
that way. But he tried to be helpful; he was more of a considerate, if
inconspicuous flatmate than anything else…The thing of the matter was, Bilbo
was haunting Thorin, politely for the most part. Even though, technically
speaking, Bilbo was not dead.WIP. Bilbo is sassy, Thorin
is grumpy and hopeless, and Gandalf is up to something.
aka Imagine wanting to join the Company but they won’t allow you because you’re female. You decide to follow them until one day they see you
A/N - Okay so this one-shot is loosely based on this imagine. But I hope y’all enjoy it anyway. I actually had fun writing this one! It would have come earlier but I ended up getting into Avengers Assemble and… you know the rest. Dedicated to @hobbitfanfictions for reaching 50 followers! Well done darling.
Words - 1714 Pairing - Thorin x Reader ish Imagine GIF ain’t mine.
It all started a few months ago. You were a wanderer. A ranger. You never stayed in one place for too long. You longed for adventure! But adventure had been scarce for the last few years. That was until you came upon some extremely lost dwarves looking for a way to the Shire. They were going on an adventure - full of daring sword fights, damsels in distress and even a fire - breathing dragon. Like a good human, you led the dwarves to the hobbits home in the shire. In return, you wished to join them on their quest. And… well, that didn’t go too well.
“You? Go on a dangerous mission?!” one of them said. “But you’re a girl!” another one stated as though you didn’t already realise this. “I can fight! I won’t be a liability,” you tried to argue. You honestly thought that some of the dwarves didn’t mind your gender but the leader of the dwarves - a horribly moody man with a scowl permanently etched into his face - said no. Well, actually he said “You’re already a liability. You’re female.” So you were out of the company.
There’s two ways you can look at this. Is it just a shameless excuse for shirtless Thorin and sassy Bilbo
Or did Thorin spend most of the afternoon digging Bilbo a new vegetable patch because unfortunately he’s terrible at growing things, but at least he can make himself useful in some way. But no way is Bilbo letting him back inside like that, he’ll get dirt all over the floor and furniture.
book thorin: stubborn, moody, not very likeable, dangerous when it comes to money, greedy, acts almost like a villain at the end of the book, doesn’t really listen what people say to him, and doesn’t really care about them, tough rough and grumpy
movie thorin: gets really emotional about bilbo, blushes when complimented, awkward flirting, cries when bilbo betrays him, aggresively tries to get bilbo’s attention even when bilbo is talking to someone else, touches the hobbit whenever possible, acorns make him even more emotional, loves his nephews so much, would do anything for his company, is an actual ray of sunshine
book bilbo: is scared of everything, complains all the time, wants to go home, acts like he was kidnapped by dwarves
movie bilbo: sassy little shit, sassasinates thorin, elrond, and gandalf on a daily basis, acts like he was an actual leader of the company, falls in love with thorin even though he treats him like a burden at first, fights azog to protect thorin, picks up damn acorns to remind him of thorin, can’t describe what thorin meant to him
you for listening,“ Thorin said, getting to his feet. "I hope to be
able to return the favour, one day.”
The man on the bed didn’t
respond, but since he’d been in a coma for longer than Thorin had known him,
that wasn’t entirely surprising.’
I’ll admit, I’m a fan of everything Northerntrash writes; but this has
to be my favourite. It’s the perfect mix of awkward!Thorin, sassy!Bilbo,
fantastic Durins, slow build and eventual smut satisfaction. Honestly,
read this fic. It’s worth it in every way.