Title: Just Beyond the Reach
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield
Genre: AU, Romance, Drama, First Time, Courting
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Blood
Word Count: 47,783
Summary: Thorin wishes to protect Bilbo, but Bilbo can take care of himself just fine, thank you very much. Bilbo/Thorin slash, AU in which none of our lovely dwarves die during the whole Smaug ordeal.
Why you should read this: I really love courting!Thorin/oblivious!Bilbo fics, and this one is a really great example of the trope. It has a bit of adventure, drama, creepy crickets, and an absolutely hilarious scene featuring the Empathizers and the Sympathizers of the Victims of the Veripartah. I found it to be a very entertaining and satisfying read.