I love this shipping, but I am also picky about the fanfics I read. I am making a list for those for those of you looking for Thorin and Bilbo fanfiction that,
1) Does not contain Durincest or Fili/Kili shipping
(If you enjoy it great, but I personally don’t)
2) Does portray the character well.
3) Uses the source material well and stays true.
4) Does not have self-inserts, Mary Sues, too many OCs.
5) No MPreg
I’ll do AU’s last.
This was really well written and the character interaction is hilarious. It is a must read! Slightly straying from the novel but it is over looked by the amazing character dynamics and hilarious dialogue.
Of Herbs and Hobbits by Anon
Thorin is injured after the confrontation with the Wargs. esters. It finally causes him great physical pain, and hinders the party’s progress. Proud as he is he refuses to acknowledge it, sticking to battlefield methods of tending the wound. Bilbo’s concern and instinct override his sense of propriety and politeness, and he manages to coerce the grumbling, weakening Thorin to show him and Gandalf the wound. Bilbo uses his knowledge of plants tends to Thorin’s wounds.
Nothing says utter joy when it comes to seeing Thorin being stubborn as well as completely being more gentle when in the presences of Bilbo. Really adorable and fluffy.
A Very Respectable Hobbit by thethirdstar
Bilbo Baggins is a going on an adventure and along the way he might just learn that perhaps being respectable isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. A look into how Bilbo got to know and befriend the dwarves and maybe, just maybe, come to care for one in particular. Slow burn Bagginshield, rating may change.
By far my most favorite fanfic, it goes into such lengths staying with the canon. Not to mention that Bilbo’s interaction with the whole company is amazing. I was finally happy that this piece of fiction that actually had Bilbo interacting with the elves in Rivendale not to mention Thorin’s angst at Bilbo after that. Also I am glad that Bilbo is not portrayed utterly shy but has a sassy mouth and a back bone. I have in the list most of the Bilbo’s being more than just shy but actually humour and snappy.
Of Cuddling and Dwarves by lilithiumwords
Bilbo gets lonely at night, and after too much whining, Thorin decrees that Bilbo will spend the nights sleeping beside Dwarves. Thus, five times Bilbo asks for a cuddle, and one time someone asks him.
I followed this prompt non-stop until it was finished. Really adorable, cute interaction between the cast not to mention Thorin is end game.
Purls Beyond Measure by toastfic
A hobbit’s feet are very robust and so Bilbo needs no boots - hands are a different cup of tea, though. After a while of packing and unpacking ponies and holding on to reins every day, the halfling’s hands look a mess.
So Ori knits him a pair of gloves. I just really wanna see Ori in his element. And not only would it make Bilbo feel better, Ori would feel useful, too.
Don’t worry, it didn’t mention Thorin, it’s actually a Bagginshield fanfic. It’s really adorable! So those of you who love Ori as much as the shipping you would love to read this!
Mr. Baggins Should be Better Prepared by Branches_of_Light
In which Bilbo packs entirely too much for a journey and the Durin brothers tell him some very surprising news.
Thorin as usual being an emotional stump not, while Bilbo is trying to understand the dwarf’s concern for his well being. As always Fili and Kili are teasing the poor hobbit.
Beneath the Mountains Music Woke by EmilianaDarling
After being rescued by Bilbo, Thorin begins to realize that his feelings for the halfling are more than simple gratitude. But past ills cannot be so easily undone, and the growing need inside him proves difficult to understand or control. And although he might be king in name, a man without land or wealth has little to offer anyone.
For those who enjoy a jealous Thorin in their fanfiction, this one to go to. Not to mention a slow build towards a relationship! Not to mention that Dwalin is very humour in the the second chapter.
Bilbo is trying to understand what Thorin is doing. In doing so finding out dwarf courtship. Meanwhile Thorin’s courting attempts are being rejected by the hobbit (but unknowingly of course) It’s really cute, and I really enjoyed reading it. Also if you are like me, I am a huge sucker when it comes to Fili and Kili acting like two little shits making their uncle jealous.
Sweet moment between the two.
That Little Bit Of Took In Him by jossujb
Bilbo tries to explain differencies between Bagginses and Tooks to Thorin, but finds culture differencies to be quite big to even start. Thorin might not understand, but he is there to listen anyhow.
Confused but listening Thorin on how Bilbo works.
Thorin is so sweet in this. Bilbo is fairly a pushover in this like most of the Thilbo fics.
In these ones, Thorin is terrible at courting the half-ling. He just ends up offending the poor hobbit. You can’t help but laugh at Thorin’s anguish.
Someone To Watch Over You by CariadWinter
Bilbo retrieves the sketch from Ori after Thorin’s death, told that the king kept it close to his heart “as a charm, you know, a bit of you to keep off wargs and pale orcs.”
It’s terribly sad, but very good. So if you want pain and love click it.
Hurt stubborn Thorin, and just as stubborn Bilbo. Cute.
Thorin is a cuddle buddy in these.
Confused and confuddled Thorin are most of my favorites I find. As usual he is being over protective and trying to settle his feelings after being saved.
A Most Unsuitable Match by Ekatarinabeisel76
This, Thorin thought as he glowered across the campfire at the hobbit, is exactly why Dwarf-Hobbit couplings were unheard of and unmentioned. After a chain of misunderstandings, Gandalf, and the dwarves offer to help, and by help I mean rig every situation so that Bilbo and Thorin have to share the same space until they get along. They just didn’t figure on a few other developments coming out of their meddling.
Thorin is grumpy with Bilbo, and that leads to him being a jerk. But the other company members stick for the poor hobbit. WATCH AS EMOTIONALLY CONSTIPATED THORIN TRIES TO BE BETTER. Only problem is it’s a little rushed.
Regal Disappointment Face by Amuly
Fili and Kili get it into their heads that Uncle Thorin and Bilbo Baggins are smitten with each other but both are too dense to do anything about it. Enter the brothers matchmakers! Unfortunately, most (all) of their plans involve endangering Bilbo.
FILI AND KILI BEING LITTLE SHITS. IT’S AWESOME. I really do enjoy the trio though.
Late at Night I Shall Seek Comfort by Resacon1990
Arbutus by shinigami714
After the encounter with Azog, Thorin is smitten with the hobbit and does his best the court him with manly and majestic deeds. Unfortunately all of his attempts seem to fail hard. archiveofourown.org/works/650452
Okay, yes he was the smallest, yes he did wear the least clothing, yes they just got caught in a downpour that would make a drooling troll proud, yes Bilbo was completely soaked to the bone, yes they did find shelter in a drafty cave and yes he was shivering because of the cold. But that did not mean he needed all thirteen of the dwarves shoving him on the ground and practically cocooning him with their own bodies.
A Portrait by canarypaper
This fic plays with the idea that the portrait of young Bilbo that Frodo looks at in the beginning of the film was drawn by none other than Thorin Oakenshield. Shameless fluff, with a dash of angst. ‘“I’ve been drawing since I was quite young,” Thorin said, quietly. “When I was less than a man, but more than a boy.”’ archiveofourown.org/works/624040
Ink Will Have to Do by mithen
While recovering from illness in Laketown, Bilbo discovers that Thorin has an unexpected gift for drawing. (Where did Bilbo get that portrait of himself we see at the beginning of the movie in his book?) archiveofourown.org/works/648724
Both are cute drawing fics.
Something More Agreeable…by enigma_kar
In which Bilbo is unexpectedly injured, Thorin is terrible at showing his emotions, Kíli and Fíli fail at spying and the other dwarves appear only briefly because for Durin’s sake someone needs to be focused on this quest!
I love watching Thorin fail.
Thorin is being a party pooper but Bilbo has him admit his emotions.
By the fire by Comedia
Bilbo is appropriately surprised the first time Thorin sits down next to him by the fire, but as time passes it becomes a habit for them. Always sitting together, often smoking, they spend many nights talking about everything from Bilbo’s gardening to dwarvish tattoos. While not being entirely aware of it themselves, their relationship slowly but steadily changes.
Slow burn is a good burn.
Of Braids & Belt Buckles by inkstainedhands
In which Thorin Oakenshield wishes to court the company burglar, so naturally he gets drunk, performs some dwarven marriage rites, and screws things up royally archiveofourown.org/works/644670/chapters/1170658
I’ll Carry Your Weight by mossmachine
Thorin does not need a burdensome hobbit in the Company, no matter what the wizard says. Baggins will slow them down and will get them all killed. Thorin has no choice but to put up with the halfling, who slowly starts to grow on him. archiveofourown.org/works/632717/chapters/1144787
through miles of clouded hell by yaseanne
Thorin tries to woo Bilbo… but fails miserably at it. In fact, he only manages to scare the living shit out of the hobbit. archiveofourown.org/works/664377
Bilbo with the ponies interaction is worth the whole thing. Honestly.
Short sweet mini-fill. About Bilbo’s status with their Uncle.
What more could I possibly say about these two? It’s about Thorin teaching Bilbo to sword fight so it’s going to be delightful between the two. Except for Brittle and Sharp, which Fili and Kili teach but then Thorin takes charge.
Awkwardness and Absolution by SailorFish
Thorin decides to thank Bilbo for saving his life in battle. He does it how any good warrior thanks another (for Bilbo was a warrior in that moment he saved him), by tending his saviour’s sword
Kinky Thorin giving Bilbo a real treat. Smutty. Enjoyable to have Bilbo’s reaction to the reward for his valor.
We’ll Have To Be Gentle by ThorinOakenshield (Jensensational)
In which Bilbo is ready for another bout, but is sore from the previous round. So Thorin decides to be as gentle as possible.
The rimming fic the fandom deserves... by thorinsexenshield
While at Beorn’s, Thorin decides to thank Bilbo for saving his life…
Silence by diemarysues
He does not mind so much when they are on the road – his private matters are private, after all, and he appreciates Bilbo’s discreetness. But this trend continues on even when they are alone, with none to overhear. At first Thorin is insulted. Then he just takes it as a challenge.
The Tenderness of a King by shinigami714
Fili and Kili out Bilbo as a virgin embarrassing him in front of the other dwarves. One dwarf intends to rectify the situation. Thorin/Bilbo fluffiness, First Time. Written for a prompt on the LJ Hobbit Kink Meme.
For Those Who Cannot Sleep by keelywolfe By all accounts, Bilbo should be soundly asleep
Dinner by themelonlord While returning from patrolling the campground, Bilbo trips and ends up below Thorin. Things seem to get interesting when their bodies are pressed against each other. archiveofourown.org/works/631319
I Know I’m Not Much to Look At by bilbobagginshield A short minifill to a prompt at the kinkmeme in which Bilbo becomes self-conscious of his body upon seeing Thorin’s. Fluff ensues. archiveofourown.org/works/633862
In which Bilbo is a bit more experienced than Thorin bargained for… by thorinsexenshield
Dwarfs don’t use their mouths much in their bed-sport and so Thorin is more than taken aback when Bilbo takes his lower and lower… archiveofourown.org/works/628488
It’s sex what else can I say?
Where does it all go? by arroe13 and Not a Burden by shwatsonlocked
No one expected Bilbo to eat more than all of them, even Bombur.
Basically, they all start dinner, and the dwarves all slowly start to watch Bilbo in awe and horror as he just keeps getting more food. Bilbo is too hungry to notice/care.
Not exactly Thilbo and Bagginshield filled but it is there in a very small dose in the Not a Burden one. But both are hilarious of how the dwarves react to their burglar’s unending appetite.
You could die from all the sugary coated love in this little fic. It’s about Beorn’s love of little things makes the Dwarves completely jealous. It really centers around Fili, Kili and Thorin seeing their hobbit being cuddled and touched as when really as they’ve stated, “he is THEIR HOBBIT.”
Thorin basically in this small mini-fill - “NO ONE GETS TO MAKE FUN OF THE HOBBIT BUT ME, ESPECIALLY NOT ELVES”
Bilbo being tortured by Fili and Kili in a delightful manner. I really enjoy the interaction between these three.
All well written… All !hurt Bilbo’s….I have a problem.
This is too adorable to read, even though there are minor OC’s it’s outshadowed by the adorablness of the cast. Plus I am just a sucker for little Frodo.
The dynamics of this story are hilarious. It’s really making my day when I see this updated. Warning it’s not close to the canon, but it’s not a ridiculous setting. So I think you either make it big or go home.
My most favorite modern AU.
It’s so cracky it’s making me cracked up.