Can I ask a question about Boffins?
Boffins to me, is the ship name of Bilbo and Bofur from The Hobbit.
Okay, but I’m seeing it connected to Sherlock too. Could someone explain what the other meaning of Boffins is?
As others have said, a “boffin” is brit slang for a scientist.
Which is perfect for the pairing because it’s practically a scientific fact that Bofur adores his Hobbit.
How shocking! Poor, poor Donnamira Boffin.
My (very short) fanfic gift for the Hobbit Winter Holiday Exchange for ajirzecwredny to accompany this art gift. [x]
Hope you like!
Bilbo could deal with a slight cold. Really, he could! It was just a little snivel and the odd sneeze. And maybe his head felt like it had been struck by a thousand hammers and maybe he felt colder than he looked in his oversized new clothing, but it was nothing a good soup couldn’t handle! Even if said soup was of some fish unknown to Bilbo made by one of Bard’s daughters.