Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Ironmongery: Bolt: 'Oldies and Goldies' : Kortirion

Title: Oldies and Goldies
Author: Kortirion
Character: Bofur and Bilbo
Rating: G
Source: The Hobbit
Disclaimer: What’s that? The slight whirr of rotating academic?

Ale, wine, porter… more ale… Dwarves were certainly prodigious drinkers!

Bilbo, scurrying from cellar to pantry to larder and back, paused for a nip of brandy… for medicinal purposes! A dwarf sporting twisted moustaches and wiry plaits… Bifor…? Bofur…? …threw an affectionate arm around his shoulders.

“Have I tol’ you ‘bout my dog,” he slurred, “Very clever dog… true art…artif...ificer in metals…” Bofur grinned triumphantly at the others, who watched with expectant interest.

“Really?” Said Bilbo politely, “…metal-working dog – how clever.”

“S’Right – every morning - he makes a bolt for the door!!”

Bofur’s hearty back-slap knocked Bilbo’s breath clean away…
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: ironmongery: bolt, character: bilbo, character: bofur
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