Adventures: Finding Your One – 7 – Starkindler

Chapter Seven   Frerin sighed in relief when he saw the sign for Redwater near a turn-off from the South Road. “About bloody time,” Vornok grumbled from his pony beside him. “Never thought we’d get here.” “We’ve reached this area a full three weeks before we intended when we first started out,” Frerin told him, not bothering to hide his exasperation. “Honestly, if I knew you two were going to be such whiners, I would…

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Adventures: Finding Your One – 6 – Starkindler

  Chapter Six   Bilbo hummed softly to himself as he checked the plants around the terrace. He turned to look at Haldir, who was stretched out over a man-sized outdoor lounging chair he’d bought on his latest trip to Dale. The Elf had his eyes closed and was softly singing to himself as he bathed in the sunlight the mirrors in that section currently offered. Thorin was sitting at a nearby table with a…

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Adventures: Finding Your One – 5 – Starkindler

  Chapter Five   “Well, this is impressive.” Bilbo looked up from where he was scooping soil into his test pots and smiled. “It is, isn’t it? When I told Thorin I needed access to sunlight, he immediately thought of these rooms.” “Testing out the positioning of the beds?” Grandpa asked as he came and settled down on the edge of the deepest raised bed, which Bilbo was currently standing in. His pots were on…

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Adventures: Finding Your One – 4 – Starkindler

  Chapter Four   Bilbo looked at the spread he’d created throughout the afternoon with Dís and Marís’ help and sighed. “I hope everyone is hungry.” Dís snorted. “I’m certain they are. I sent a message to Víli, and he’ll drag them here to eat. They’re not going to be of any use at all if they don’t eat something. I doubt they had any kind of real lunch.” Bilbo blew out a breath and…

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Adventures: Finding Your One – 3 – Starkindler

  Chapter Three   “Good morning, Nori!” Bilbo called out cheerfully as he left the royal wing with Thorin and Dwalin. “What are you up to today?” “Nothin’ much. I’m gonna be taking care of Ori this morning, and I thought you might want to come with. I’m takin’ him to see Sprinkles, the great battle boar.” Nori grinned when Bilbo snickered. “Oh, that should be fun. I’ve been wanting to have an up close…

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