A Cold Farewell: 1. A Cold Farewell

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1. A Cold Farewell

I know the others wonder at my treatment of Bilbo. Has he not fulfilled his duty, nay, more than fulfilled? Saved us more than once from imprisonment and death?

But to be beholden to someone who does not understand - it sits ill with me. Has not the dragon taken away everything - home and treasure? What remains if not dignity and pride?

Now, with our goal so close, he took the Arkenstone! The Heart of the Mountain!

Bilbo is a fool! Ignorant, meddling... miserable burglar! Yes - a traitor!

It was not his to take, not his to give away!

It is mine!


- The title is the reversal of TH,"A Warm Welcome".
- Some of Thorin's names for Bilbo are from TH, The Clouds Burst.

13.12.06 Contribution to the There_and_back_again LJ community's advent calendar's prompt for the 11th December: Thorin Oakenshield.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Imhiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/24/07

Original Post: 05/24/07

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