Another really charming drabble- I love this idea. So many writers never let their characters get nervous or clumsy and I love reading these sorts of things where the characters are 'real'. Thsi works very beautifully.
Thank you! :o) I love to read and write real characters, and this includes them being nervous, clumsy and embarrassed as much as being proud, happy, delighted and so on. It's particularly nice to hear somebody else is appreciating this!
I have to feel for Bilbo here.
singing aloud in the Hall of Fire, for such a large audience? What had he been thinking?
My throat would dry up, too.
I'm drawing from personal experience! *g* Thanks for your review.