ieatcellphones said: welp now i really want a spin-off where kili and dwalin travel to erebor as a married couple
When the knock comes at the door, Bilbo is a little startled. It’s already grown dark out, far too late for any proper hobbit to go visiting. He is very seriously considering hunkering down in the kitchen, where no one can see him—it’s probably Lobelia, come to complain about this or that or the other.
Then whoever it is knocks at the door again, even louder—and yes, it must be Lobelia, using that dreadful umbrella of hers—and Bilbo shoots up out of his seat, hurrying to front door. He’s just had his door painted a most beautiful (and expensive!) shade of green, and if Lobelia scratches it—
He opens the door, prepared to give Lobelia quite the tongue lashing, and sees—dwarves. Two dwarves, much taller than him, standing on his doorstep. The one in front is massive, bald-headed and tattooed, and he looks Bilbo up and down, then bows.
“Dwalin,” the dwarf says, “at your service.”
“And Kili,” the second dwarf says, bowing as well. This second dwarf is not quite as terrifying looking—instead, he is smiling broadly at Bilbo. “At your service.”
“Bilbo Baggins,” Bilbo fumbles out as he grabs his dressing gown, tying it tightly around his waist. “At, er, yours.”
I actually started crying when Kili sees Fili again, so thanks for that.
Still not quite sure how I feel about Dwalin and Kili’s relationship, but it breaks my heart that Kili ended up in a relationship that’s so similar to his mother’s. That he’s not sad, but he’s not happy either.
And the fact that Kili is so separated from his family hurts so much. It’s a given when people are married, of course, but the implications that things ended badly when they last saw each other is just-… When Thorin smiles at Kili, I almost had to stuff my fist in my mouth to muffle my sobbing.