A little speech I thought up for Thorin to say to bebe Míli at some point.
“You have your Adad’s eyes. The same twinkle that he does. I bet as soon as you learn to walk, you’ll cause as much trouble as he did at your age. Maybe even more.
You don’t know this yet..but you’re part of something much bigger than you realize. With you, comes the start of a new age for our Kingdom. You’re a fresh start. A new chapter. For your family, your people. All of Erebor. I promise you, little givashel, you will want for nothing as you grow up. Sadness and fear will be strangers to your life. I will teach you everything I know. Every song and tale of your people known to Middle Earth.
Like the sound of that do you? Do you want Uncle to sing you a song?
Alright then. I’ll sing for you. “