4. Like Father Like Son
Belladonna looks down at him as he sleeps and for the hundredth time- thousandth time? Hundred thousandth time?- she marvels at him.
Gammer Goodbody says something went wrong- that she must never, can never have another…
…but Belladonna doesn't care.
He is enough.
Bungo snuffles and snorks to himself in Father's old armchair, and little Bilbo joins in.
Like father, like son, Belladonna thinks- let him stay safe and warm and bored and boring for all his days.
At least, that is what the Baggins part of her thinks- the Took part adds a silent coda.
"But not too boring..."