New Blanket Fort Headcanon - Aule and Yavanna
Between you, me and the wallpaper, it’s well known that Aule (or Mahal, as the Dwarves call Him) can get a bit caught up in His Work. He is the Smith, after all and He likes creating things.
It’s just that He’s a bit of a Walking Disaster, though thank Eru, nowhere near the Catastrophe that Melkor is. Only Aule could get all excited about the Creation of Children and then forget to create a wife for His own Firstborn while giving spouses to the others.
Yavanna, mind you, would never let Him live that down.
(Then again, that might not have been an actual accident. Certainly Durin did end up finding his Beloved amongst his Mother’s own people, instead of his Father’s and it all worked out for the best, really. Eru Iluvatar was actually known to have a lively sense of humor, after all, else why would the platypus exist on Middle-earth?)
The word “adwarfable” was actually coined by Yavanna Herself and She generally tries to keep Her Idiot Husband from getting into too much trouble, sensible Lady that She is. She had never actually expected to marry, delighting as She was in the earth and the good green things that grow and the Ents, of course.
In fact, the day Aule proposed marriage, Yavanna’s happy shrieking was said to have brought the Hobbits into being - the Children of the Earth, born of the Green Lady’s joy and laughter and that’s why the Hobbits are very much like their Mother in their warm good natures and stout Hobbit-sense.
When the Day came that Men were ordained to take over Middle-earth and all of the Ancient Peoples were to be recalled Homewards, Aule and Yavanna gathered Their Children together and a Place in Valinor was set aside for all of them, to await the Second Music and the rebuilding of a New Arda in which both Dwarf and Hobbit would Sing their part in the Great New Song.