Prologue

A/N: This is most definitely AU so don't hate. Also, this is a story that I am writing along with my friend, and while I love her dearly our styles don't mix perfectly so there will be some bumps from where we each took over typing from one person to the other. Please don't flame over that and we prefer constructive criticism and any flames that are given will be used to roast marshmallows... Yum.

Disclaimer: WE OWN NOTHING, but the charries that you have never heard of... Wish we did, but no such luck.

Oh btw, words in Italics are in sign language

Bold with italics is sign with speaking.


Four friends were sitting around chilling when all of sudden one of them with orange hair and green eyes that were behind glasses that were as chic as a college kid could afford, got up and went off. The other three looked at her curiously.

"Emma, you ok?" one of the girls, whose name was Sarafina, who had black hair and semi-light blue, asked.

"Yeah! I'm just getting something from my room. I'll be right back." she answered. Emma walked to her room to get a book that had an emerald green book cover on it. When she came back out to the living room she sat down in the middle next to Sarafina. The living room, while being small still had room for a 3-person couch and a small recliner. On one wall is a T.V and the other had a small bookshelf and a small DVD shelf that was completely full of movies and TV series.

"Well, whatcha got there, girly?" a girl with red hair and purple eyes named Megan asked. Emma shows all of them the book. The girls huddle around to see it.

"What exactly is that?" asked another girl with blonde hair and brown eyes named Audrey.

"One of the books my sister left me. She told me that if I ever wanted to be close to her I should read one of these books. Not sure which one this is, she left me five, all with emerald green covers over them so I can't tell what the title is. She put numbers on the spine of the covers, and I have number two right here. I have a feeling that she would want me to read this one, as the last one she had read was number 1." Emma responded and turned to Sarafina and asked, "Can you read it out loud for me. Anna used to read to me and I want to honor that with these books and I think that having them read aloud, even if I can't hear it anymore, will do that best."

"Sure thing Emma, do you want me to sign it as well, or will you read over my shoulder?"

"I think I would like that. It'll be a little different, but I'll give it a try." Emma answered with a smile. Sarafina grabbed the book and opened it. She smiled as well.

"So, what book is it? I'm not that good with books just so you know." Audrey asked with a slight bit of interest.

Sarafina simply said, "It's the Hobbit. I've heard a lot about this story. It's pretty old but still loved by many. There's even a fandom for it."

"Oh goodness," Megan laughed. "Doesn't everything have a fandom by now? Anyway, take it away, Sara!"

Sarafina nodded and began to read. "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

As Sarafina read, the living room seemed to melt away and was replaced with a new scene; rolling green hills with little small fences and patches of grand trees here and there. When Sarafina stopped reading, the world did not go back to normal and the girls were in front of a round green door in the side of the hill. On the door was a glowing symbol that the girls didn't recognize.

"Dear god, what just happened!?" Audrey shrieked.

"Yeah, where are we?" asked Megan.

"Ladies, I believe that we are in the Shire. More importantly, Bag End. This is where Bilbo lives." Sarafina answered.

"Oh no! This is terrible! How are we going to get home?" Audrey asked breaking down and crying. Megan, Sarafina, and Emma surrounded and embraced Audrey.