So have you seen The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies yet? I saw it last Sunday with my oldest daughter and we both loved it (Martin Freeman broke our hearts). The ending was what it was supposed to be, of course, but if you need an antidote to the feels (or different feels altogether) check out these fics.
Thorin and Thera — Jollytr (An Archive of Our Own)
This came from a prompt on Tumblr that went something like “I want to see Thorin Oakenshield care for a human child.” Jollytr is a prolific fic writer but this is one of her sweetest.
Home At Last — madame_faust (An Archive of Our Own)
A very young Thorin misses his father.
Return to the Blue Mountains — Cat Winchester (Wattpad)
Canon divergence. A bookish dwarf named Rori is called on to help her king.
Iron and Oak — CarlyQ (Wattpad)
Another canon divergence. Richard Armitage said during the PopCorn Taxi Q&A that he worked with a head-canon that Thorin had lost his love during Smaug’s attack on Erebor. I like CarlyQ’s version of that, including the companion Iron and Oak – Short Stories for Rainy Days.
Okay, confession time: I am a total sucker for Crossover and Alternative Universe fic. The Hobbit Crossover archive at FanFiction.Net is huge but of particular interest to Armitage fans are these.
North & South Crossover — Poles Apart by kkolmakov (FanFiction.Net)
This story is part of a larger series called We Are Scattered Through Time and Space and is rated M.
Vicar of Dibley Crossover — What Dreams May Come by Jest’lyn Tal (FanFiction.Net)
A drabble of a dream.
So, what are you reading these days to battle the Thorin Oakenshield feels? Or are you working on a piece of your own? Leave a link in the comments with any recs. We’d like to give a special thank you to Guylty of Guylty Pleasures, who has graciously allowed us the use of one of her beautiful pictures taken at the Berlin premiere of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug above.