|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2015-10-12 14:37:00
|Entry tags:||hobbit drabbles bofur/nori|
The Hobbit double drabble: Prerogative [Bofur/Nori, general]
Fandom: The Hobbit
Length: 200 words
Summary: Discretion may sometimes be ill-advised.
Note: For stasia, who asked for Nori/Bofur; secrets, hope, future.
Such liaisons as theirs were by no means unheard-of, scarcely cause for remark. Nevertheless when Bofur intimated that he would prefer to be discreet, Nori was willing to agree. Traveling in such a small company, with so many kinsmen among them, there would be no end of opportunities for a little more chaffing than he would enjoy.
When Smaug came roaring out from his lair in a rage, though, a threat to the lives of Bofur and Bombur, Nori regretted his decision. Had Bofur died, Nori would have wanted to claim the prerogative and responsibility of being his chief mourner.
Thankfully they were able to rescue both those on guard, and even some supplies, before Smaug smashed the secret entrance. There might be little hope for any of them, but little was better than none. Nori and Bofur walked at the end of the file of dwarves as they headed for the dragon's hall.
"What do you think?" Bofur asked Nori in an undertone.
"The immediate future does not look promising." Nori was silent for a few moments. Then he added, "If we both survive… I want to tell Dori, at least, about us."
"Agreed." Bofur held Nori's hand tightly.