With Dwalin, I want people to think: ‘Yeah, I wouldn’t want to have a fight with him, when he’s carrying a weapon, or without a weapon.’
— Graham McTavish
for my dearie (◡‿◡✿)
The Hobbit: Modern AU
↳ Following the death of his grandfather, Thorin Oakenshield is set to take over as head of the company, or so he thought. Smaug, a multi-millionaire from the north, has brought the company to ruin in his abscence, and taken its riches. With the help of his companions, he sets off to take back the company, but Smaug is not the only one standing in his way.
elrond requested by tralalalally
"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves. We do not have the strength to withstand both Mordor and Isengard. Gandalf, the Ring cannot stay here."
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“He’s like the son I might have known, if God had granted me a son. The summers die one by one. How soon they fly, on and on. And I am old, and will be gone. Bring him peace. Bring him joy. He is young. He is only a boy.”
Now the Shadow grew ever greater, and the hearts of Elrond and Mithrandir darkened. Therefore on a time Mithrandir at great peril went again to Dol Guldur and the pits of the Sorcerer, and he discovered the truth of his fears, and escaped. And returning to Elrond he said:
"True, alas, is our guess. This is not one of the Úlairi, as many have long supposed. It is Sauron himself who has taken shape again and now grows apace; and he is gathering again all the Rings to his hand; and he seeks ever for news of the One, and of the Heirs of Isildur, if they live still on earth.”
And Elrond answered: “In the hour that Isildur took the Ring and would not surrender it, this doom was wrought, that Sauron should return.”
"Yet the One was lost," said Mithrandir, "and while it still lies hid, we can master the Enemy, if we gather our strength and tarry not too long."
Then the White Council was summoned; and Mithrandir urged them to swift deeds, but Curunír spoke against him, and counselled them to wait yet and to watch.
"For I believe not," said he, "that the One will ever be found again in Middle-earth. Into Anduin it fell, and long ago, I deem, it was rolled to the Sea. There it shall lie until the end, when all this world is broken and the deeps are removed."
Therefore naught was done at that time, though Elrond’s heart misgave him, and he said to Mithrandir:
"Nonetheless I forbode that the One will yet be found, and then war will arise again, and in that war this Age will be ended. Indeed in a second darkness it will end, unless some strange chance deliver us that my eyes cannot see."
”Many are the strange chances of the world,” said Mithrandir, ”and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.”
- The Silmarillion, ‘Of the Rings of Power and The Third Age’
I sit beside the fire and think
of people long ago,
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know.
But all the while I sit and think
of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
and voices at the door