Title: Back Again Author: Waugh Rating: T Genre: Adventure/Friendship Status: WIP Fandom: The Hobbit Pairings: None Summary: Bilbo Baggins wakes up. He is twenty-one again, with all his life ahead of him. But first, there are things he must do. Time-travel, fix-it, friendship fic. Slow build. Cross-posted to Ao3. Ao3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/684838/chapters/1256772 added because FFN link is dead. I'm a sucker for a decent time travel fic, and this is one. It's very well paced and engaging, with a good balance of action, drama and introspection. It avoids the usual pitfalls of massive angst and gathering all the other characters together and revealing everything. It's also mostly avoided retread so far, while still feeling familiar - although possibly that's because I haven't seen the hobbit film, which expanded on the book a lot iirc. Anyway, to a novice like me it seems to be fairly respectful of canon. Bilbo is somewhat OP but in a satisfying rather than a ridiculous way. It's a solid 4/5 all the way through for me.