"If you're referring to the incident with the dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door."
So, I'm sure most of you have noticed by now that every post in this challenge has begun with a quote. Yes, I love quoting all things Tolkien, and no, I don't think it's cheating to incorporate all of my favorite quotes when technically I'm only s'posed to be doing my one favorite quote. But guess what, peoples? I don't have *one* favorite!! No!! Who could?! So, I'm getting most of my favorite quotes quoted in my posts, and today's favorite quote post will be what I reluctantly picked as a favorite for the purpose of this challenge.
Please ignore the fact that this is an entire scene rather than one quote. I couldn't figure out how to type it all out so that it looked like one quote. Besides, there's too many good lines in here.
Bilbo: Good morning.
Gandalf: What do you mean? Do you mean to wish me a good morning, or do you mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not? Or perhaps you mean to say that you feel good this particular morning, or are you simply stating that it is a morning to be good on?
Bilbo: All of them at once, I suppose.
(Gandalf sighs and awkward silence ensues)
Bilbo: Can I help you?
Gandalf: That remains to be seen. I'm looking for someone to share in an adventure.
Bilbo: An adventure? No, i don't imagine anyone west of Bree would have much interest in adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things. Make you late for dinner! Eh-heh! (reads his mail while trying to ignore Gandalf) Good morning!
Gandalf: To think that I should have lived to be good morning'ed by Belladonna Took's son, as if I were selling buttons at the door!
Bilbo: Beg your pardon?
Gandalf: You've changed, and not entirely for the better, Bilbo Baggins.
Bilbo: I'm sorry, do I know you?
Gandalf: Well, you know my name, although you don't remember that I belong to it. I'm Gandalf, and Gandalf means... me.
Bilbo: Not Gandalf the wandering wizard who made such excellent fireworks. Old Took used to have them on Midsummer's Eve. No idea you were still in business.
Gandalf: And where else should I be?
(Bilbo coughs noncommittally)
Gandalf: Well, I'm pleased to find that you remember something about me, even if it's only my fireworks. Yes well, that's decided. It'll be very good for you, and most amusing for me. I shall inform the others.
Bilbo: Inform the who? What? No, no! We do not want any adventures here, thank you, not today. I suggest you try over the hill or across the water. Good morning.
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