Tauriel must be protected at all costs
That’s why we’re going to need a burglar.
"Excuse me.. but you’re from Lake-town, if I’m not mistaken. That barge over there.. it wouldn’t be available for hire, by any chance?"
Thorin calling Bilbo “Master Baggins” (◡‿◡✿)
The dark filled all the room, and the fire died down, and the shadows were lost, and still they played on. And suddenly first one and then another began to sing as they played, deep-throated singing of the dwarves in the deep places of their ancient homes; and this is like a fragment of their song, if it can be like their song without their music.
As they sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by magic moving through him, a fierce and a jealous love, the desire of the hearts of dwarves. Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sward instead of a walking-stick.
— J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit; “The Unexpected Party.”
Tauriel // Desolation of Smaug
Not our only hope.