Songs of The Mountain
07 Dec 2017
The deep places of the earth. Vaulted cathedrals filled with Mahal's voice. And the perfect cradle from which to reform two souls; forged anew in synchronous heat and passion...
Only, things aren't going exactly how Thorin Oakenshield, Reformed King Under The Mountain, dreamed. Bilbo is confoundingly...confused. The bond that is tearing apart his very being is in danger of being snuffed out before it's even had much of a chance to begin, and there is far too much political chicanery than is good for his fraying nerves and temper.
And orcs. Definitely too many orcs.
If he is very lucky, he may just manage to woo Bilbo, and possibly save his sanity in the process...
A prompt fill for a Dwarven Courtship story; with lots of feels, a touch of fluff and a mine-cart full of Dwarven culture thrown in for good measure.
And Nori. Because he'd find a way to steal centre stage, regardless.
- Part 1 of Songs of The Mountain
09 Nov 2019
Mahal’s voice; inscrutable, pervasive, full of the wisdom of the ages, permeating every rock and mineral of the firmament, and surrounding Cantor’s like Kíli every moment of their lives.
Kíli just really wished their Father would learn to be more specific in his wisdom, that's all.
Now, the planned marriage between his brother, and the eldest daughter of Dale is out of the question, and Kíli finds himself volunteering before he even has a chance to question his Maker on the finer points.
Like, how did a hasty proposal to the wrong daughter morph into what Kíli suspects might be his perfect match?
Or, how in the name of Arda is he supposed to convince a wary, perfectly-imperfect princess that, beyond duty, and treaties, and politics, she holds his heart in her tiny grasp?
A Forge of Origins Side-Story.
- Part 2 of Songs of The Mountain