Loved it, side-splittingly hilarious.
I never imagined a Balrog smiling. -- Or for a matter of fact - talking in Common Speech!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you, Reaveth! I'm very happy you enjoyed this story so much and that it made you laugh.
Hmm... Maybe I'll attempt to draw the bartender. No guarantee that it will look like anything plausible, though.
Author's Response: Oh, I'd be over the moon if you drew him. I'm so, so delighted that you enjoyed the story so much. Thank you for the lovely review.
"Mind you, I do not live alone - looking after unlucky Glaurung's little one, Smaug, the poor baby. But he is too young to understand; only understands jewels, that one. Got him a bed of the stuff."
Awww... baby Smaug...
Author's Response: Hehehe. Thank you. I'm so happy you enjoyed this story. It's one of my favourites.
I really enjoyed the character of the Balrog bartender. Somebody ought to draw you up a picture of him. (I don't have the skill, unfortunately.)
Author's Response: *grins* Glad you like him; I also like him. :) Thanks, Ria. Happy you enjoyed the fic.
*Blinks* Sauron...and the Balrog which (I'm guessing) killed Glorfindel. How DO you think of this stuff?!
Author's Response: How do I think of this stuff? Um... dunno. :) I guess it was an accumulation of ideas and quite a few of the ideas in the fic only came to me as I was writing it. And yup, good guess about the balrog. Hehe. Thanks, Gemini.