Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Natural Disasters challenge - Plague: 'Oh For a Quiet Muse!': Kortirion

A slightly late entry for the Natural Disasters challenge...

Title: Oh For a Quiet Muse!
Author: Kortirion
Character: Bilbo
Rating: G
Source: AU FotR
Disclaimer: Tolkien wrote the books, all is his.

It was sheer torment. An unseasonably sultry night in Rivendell made open windows vital, but Bilbo tossed and turned in bed growing ever more fretful...

“Not normally like this”, he mumbled “...never this loud!”

Outside, some Dwarves applauded a stirring, but lengthy rendition of Battle of the Five Armies... at least it stirred Bilbo every time they chanted the chorus! In the Hall, the increasingly loud strains of Elvish lays sung from memory reverberated... doubtless attempting to mask the dwarves’ recitation.

Bilbo sat bolt upright.

“A plague on both your houses!” he screamed... then buried his head in his pillow.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: natural disasters: plague, character: bilbo
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