Project File: Building the Nest – Isimile

Content Rating:
  • PG-13
Warning(s):
  • Death-Minor Character
  • Violence-Canon-Level
Genre(s):
  • Canon Divergent
  • Fantasy
Relationship(s):
Nori/Dwalin, Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield

Word Count:
15k

Author's Note:
This is a sequel to my story Her Raven

Summary:
Dwalin has found out that Nori is a Sentinel and has accepted he's his One. Now he just has to wait for them to return from Mordor unharmed, get an old law abolished, Thorin to apologize to and reconcile with Bilbo, then successfully court him in order for him to start courting Nori.

He'd really prefer another quest.

Nori is the Spymaster and a Sentinel, though only Dís knows. He joined the quest in order to protect Thorin and the boys and to keep Dís informed. Nori knows that Dwalin is his One, his Guide, but cannot reach out to him because the spymaster is not allowed to have a family and because Dwalin is acting as Thorin’s Guide.

During the quest, Nori and Bilbo form a casual bond. So when they learn after the Battle of Five Armies that Bilbo’s ring is the One Ring, he goes with Bilbo to destroy it, accompanied by Tauriel and Gilraen.

Sequel to Her Raven

Balin turned to Dori. “It will be some time yet but do you already have tasks you will have Dwalin fulfill in order to get your approval for him to court your brother?”

Dori considered it, then shook his head. “I will not ask anything, aside from him winning Nori’s freely given consent.”

“You won’t?” Balin asked, surprised. It was not unusual for a dwarrow, especially a noble, to be asked to prove they were serious about the one they were courting.

“He will already have to get an old law abolished, Thorin to apologize to and reconcile with Master Baggins, then successfully court him and only then will he be able to start courting Nori. If I were to demand more, it would look like I disapprove of the relationship,” Dori said dryly.

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