What Frodo Needed – A Drabble
What Frodo needed now was a sympathetic ear for the ring troubled him.
But Gandalf was busy talking with Aragorn and Boromir while Gimli had
Sam, Merry, and Pippin spell bound with a story about dwarves. So that
left Legolas who was sitting under a tree watching the far horizon.
However Frodo soon realized that Legolas was asleep in the open eyed fashion of his people.
“Maybe all I need is a nap,” he thought wearily while sitting down and pillowing his head on Legolas.
Just before he dozed off, Frodo felt the Elf place a comforting arm around him.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble
Legolas usually wasn’t afraid of mortal men’s ghosts. So when he felt
someone tug on his hair from behind, he thought it was Gimli who had
apparently changed his mind and decided to go with him. But when he
stopped and turned around he didn’t see the Dwarf at all!
Narrowing his eyes he scanned the dark haunted forest he was passing through but saw no one.
Then he felt his hair being tugged on again.
Whirling around Legolas again saw no one.
Now Legolas was brave but this invisible tormentor was beginning to bother him. So he quickly left.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Part 2
However Legolas hadn’t gone far when he was hit hard from behind on the
back sending him sprawling to the ground on his face. Quickly he was
back on his feet and had an arrow ready to fire when he turned around.
But there was no one there.
Suddenly a menacing evil laugh erupted from the air all around Legolas.
“What’s the matter Elf? I thought you didn’t fear me?” this disembodied voice asked.
“I don’t!” Legolas answered back in a firm voice but in his heart fear was growing.
“We’ll see about that,” the voice whispered in his ear.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Part 3
Now Legolas slowly lowered his arrow. Internally he was fighting to
suppress the nearly overwhelming urge to turn and run away as fast as
Suddenly his long blonde hair was grabbed from behind and he was painfully jerked backward off his feet to the ground.
“Run away if you can Elf!” the disembodied voice said gleefully in his ear.
But Legolas remained lying on the ground with his eyes closed as if in a faint.
Now this angered the Ghost who vented his feeling on the prone Elf, but its blows to Legolas’s body failed to rouse him.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Part 4
“GET UP!” the disembodied voice of the Ghost screamed hysterically at
Legolas while it physically lifted the Elf up onto his feet. “YOU MUST
But when the Ghost let go of Legolas he crumpled to the ground on
purpose like a wet noodle for the Elf was truly conscious. He had
remembered hearing a tale from Aragorn about how mortal men’s ghosts
fed off the fear they instilled in their victims by chasing after them.
It was then Legolas decided that this would not be happening to him and
the fear he had been feeling now completely vanished.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Conclusion
“No I will not run away,” Legolas said softly.
“BUT YOU MUST!” wailed the Ghost’s now desperate disembodied voice.
“No I don’t. And there is nothing you can do about it for I know how to
defeat you now!” Legolas said triumphantly while springing to his feet.
“RUN! RUN! RUN!” the disembodied voice repeated weakly while the Ghost
tried to push Legolas. But the Elf stood firm against the now feather
soft touch of his invisible tormentor.
“NOOOOOOOOO!!!!” the ghost moaned low and slow before fading away.
Legolas sighed in relief before quickly leaving this haunted woods never to return.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Epilogue Part 1
Now Legolas had vowed to never return to that haunted woods but circumstances warranted it.
“Oh no it’s YOU again!” wailed the disembodied voice of the Ghost.
“Believe me I would rather be someplace else myself,” Legolas replied unhappily.
Suddenly the Elf found himself filled with curiosity. “What do you look like?” he softly asked.
“YOU WANT TO SEE ME?!” the Ghost exclaimed in surprise.
“Well I was just curious.”
“Yeah sure you are! Nobody ever cared to see me before so why should I
believe you now?” the voice of the disembodied Ghost demanded sounding
more hurt than angry.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Epilogue Part 2
“Maybe the reason why no one ever wanted to see you before is that you probably weren’t nice to them,” Legolas said.
“AND WHY SHOULD I BE NICE CONSIDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!” the Ghost wailed so loudly that it made the Elf wince.
“What did happen to you?”
Suddenly an apparition of a short bald headed man dressed in a loud
rumpled plaid suit that clashed with every fashion rule known in the
world appeared before Legolas. But what surprised the Elf was the
number of arrows sticking out of the man.
“You look like a porcupine,” Legolas said.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Epilogue Part 3
Now the Ghost began to cry. “All they had to do was say they didn’t
like what I had written! Instead they did this to me!” the Ghost
blubbered between sobs.
“I’m afraid I don’t understand what you’re talking about,” Legolas said while wondering what his curiosity had gotten him into.
“I’m a ghost writer or I was when I was alive. NOW I’M JUST A GHOST!” he loudly wailed. “AND IT’S YOUR FAULT!”
“How can it be my fault? I’ve never met you before,” Legolas said now even more confused.
“BECAUSE YOU ARE AN ELF!” the Ghost shouted angrily.
Legolas vs. The Ghost – A Drabble Epilogue Part 4
Then the Ghost began to float back and forth in front of Legolas as if he were pacing.
“I had been hired by the Orcs to write a book about their history. But
there was a misunderstanding on my part and I included the section
about them being descended from Elves. Obviously that’s a touchy
subject with them,” the Ghost said sadly while looking down at all the
arrows sticking out of him.
“Yes it is but where do I fit into all of this?” Legolas asked.
The Ghost sighed. “You just happened to be passing by at the time.”
Gimli’s Fear – A Halloween Drabble
“YOU DID WHAT!!” Aragorn exclaimed in disbelief at Merry and Pippin.
“We took Gimli with us when we went to that Haunted House where you pay
to get scared,” Pippin said knowing that he and Merry were now in big
“I thought you two knew that Gimli is afraid of ghosts!”
“We do now,” Pippin said softly.
“There is some good news. No one was seriously hurt when he suddenly
left by chopping his way out through the walls with his axe,” Merry
Aragorn sighed and shook his head still in disbelief.
“Hobbits!” was all he could say.
Snow Angels – A Drabble
After the freak snow storm had ended in Minas Tirith, the four Hobbits
ran outside and began to play in the snow like children unleashed from
a day of school. Soon their enthusiasm began to rub off on the
remaining Fellowship who then joined in on the fun. However when the
Hobbits showed their friends how to make snow angels, Legolas stood off
to one side and watched enviously as his friends moved their arms up
and down while lying on their backs in the snow. Being an Elf this was
something he couldn’t do. He was simply too light.
Snow Angels – A Drabble Part 2
When the Fellowship noticed that Legolas wasn’t joining in on their fun
they wondered why until Aragorn suddenly remembered. So he whispered
what needed to be done and on the count of three everyone got up and
gang tackled the Elf before he could say or do anything. It took the
combined weight of all of them to get him to sink down into the snow.
Then they grabbed his arms and moved them back and forth thus helping
Legolas to make his first snow angel. When it was over Legolas was left
lying there dazed and gasping for air.
Snow Angels – A Drabble Part 3
After a sudden freak snow storm had blanketed Imladris, the four
Hobbits, Aragorn, Gimli, and even Gandalf decided to show and
interested Lord Elrond, Glorfindel, and Erestor how to make snow
angels. Now Legolas knew what that meant and he tried in vain to warn
them but soon he too was once again being squished into the snow along
with the three other elves. When it was over he was confronted by three
angry snow covered elves.
“Why didn’t you warn us?” they demanded.
“Not hard enough!” they replied and began to pelt him with well aimed snowballs.
Snow Angels – A Drabble Part 4
Legolas sighed as he stepped out the round green door that morning and
saw the heavy blanket of snow that had fallen on Bag End during the
night. Not wanting to make anymore snow angels, the Elf quickly took
off running for the nearby woods where he thought he could hide.
But he never made it for the four Hobbits, Aragorn, Gandalf, and Gimli
had slipped out the backdoor earlier and now gang tackled him as he
passed by their hiding place in the thick bushes. Soon he was once
again at their mercy until his snow angel was complete.
Snow Angels – A Drabble Part 5
Now everyone stood waiting for Legolas to get up so they could see his
snow angel. But the Elf didn’t move and his eyes were closed.
“You don’t think we hurt him by gang tackling him do you?” Frodo asked
softly to Gandalf while Aragorn knelt down and placed a hand on
“He is still breathing,” he told the others. Then he gently checked the
back of the Elf’s head. “He must’ve hit his head on the ground although
I feel no swelling.”
“Then let us carry him inside. Maybe a warm fire will wake him,” Gandalf said.
Snow Angels – A Drabble Part 6
So the Hobbits ran ahead and prepared a soft place on the floor in
front of the fireplace in the parlor to lay the unconscious and now
pale Elf on after Gandalf and Aragorn had carried him in.
“Now what do we do?” Frodo asked the questioned they were all thinking.
“We wait for that’s all we can do,” Aragorn replied obviously mystified.
“In the meantime I believe something hot to drink would help to warm us further,” Gandalf suggested.
So while the Hobbits were gone, Gimli said bluntly “The Elf’s faking it.”
“No Master Dwarf he isn’t,” Gandalf replied.
Snow Angels – A Drabble Part 7
Then Gandalf knelt down next to Legolas and placed a hand on the Elf’s
forehead while closing his eyes. For several minutes the Wizard was
still before he sighed sadly.
“What is it?” Aragorn asked as he knelt down next to his friend.
“I’m afraid our merriment in helping Legolas make snow angels has him
believing that we only think to use him for sport and no longer think
of him as a friend,” Gandalf replied. Then the Wizard opened his eyes
and looked at the Ranger. “Grief has filled his heart and he is now
slowly dying from it.”
Snow Angels – A Drabble Conclusion
For several minutes everyone held their breath until finally Legolas
slowly opened his eyes and smiled at Frodo who gave the Elf a big hug
once he had sat up with tears of happiness in his eyes. Then everyone
else joined in and Legolas found himself buried again by friends all
wishing to hug him at the same time. This time the Elf didn’t mind and
when it was over he eagerly accepted the mug of hot cider from Frodo.
No more was needed to be said about friendship for their actions had spoken far more eloquently then words could.
The Snow Ball Fight – A Drabble
When Lord Elrond, Glorfindel, and Erestor were finished pelting the
prone Legolas with snowballs they then turned their attention to
Aragorn, Gimli, Boromir, and Gandalf. Soon the air was thick with the
frozen spheres flying in all directions. Now the Hobbits didn’t want to
be left out of this fun so they teamed up with the three elves and with
their combined accurate hits forced the two Men, the Dwarf, and the
Wizard to retreat behind Legolas who they grabbed up to use as a
shield. But the Elf had had enough of their fun and squirmed his way
The Snow Ball Fight – A Drabble Part 2
Once Legolas had freed himself he ran off into the garden and found
what he thought was the perfect place to hide from all of this “fun”
with snow. However to his dismay he found himself caught in the middle
of yet another snowball fight this time between Arwen and some of her
maiden friends. Gleefully they started to pelt him with the round orbs
Thinking it wouldn’t be appropriate to retaliate, Legolas made a mad
dash for a grove of trees where he was promptly buried by a mini
avalanche of snow falling from the above branches
The Snow Ball Fight – A Drabble Part 3
By now Legolas was feeling very put upon while he crawled out from
under this dumping of snow. Suddenly a snow ball hit the trunk of the
tree he was standing next to. Turning he saw that the Fellowship had
found him and they were about to pelt him again. However Legolas
quickly dodged their snow balls this time while launching his own back
at them with such accuracy that he soon had them on the run.
Feeling better Legolas turned to go inside but he had forgotten about Arwen who hit him in the face with a snow ball.
The Snow Ball Fight – A Drabble Part 4
Now the thought of throwing a snowball back at Arwen did cross
Legolas’s mind but he still didn’t think it proper so he smiled at her
while she laughed gleefully. It was after he had gestured for Arwen to
take the lead since they both were headed inside that Legolas noticed
the low tree branch covered with snow above their path and instantly he
had a plan for revenge. So when Arwen was directly under it he reached
up and dumped all the snow on her!
Squeaking in surprise Arwen quickly turned around to find Legolas smiling innocently at her.
The Snow Ball Fight – A Drabble Part 5
Now Legolas was feeling very good with himself as he followed Arwen
inside where they joined the rest of the Fellowship by the fireplace
where they were warming themselves. However it didn’t take him long to
sense that his presence wasn’t exactly welcomed for while they thought
it fun to throw snow balls at him they didn’t like him throwing them
So with a sad sigh Legolas returned to the garden where he wandered
until a deep purple twilight had descended. Then in the distance he
heard his name being called as the Fellowship was now looking for him.
The Snow Ball Fight – A Drabble Part 6
At first Legolas was happy to think that the Fellowship wanted him to
rejoin them until he saw that everyone had a snowball hid behind their
backs. Now Legolas wasn’t about to be their target again so he stayed
out of sight while he followed them around the garden as they searched
for him. Then he would dump snow on them from the above branches
whenever he could.
Finally the now snow covered and cold Fellowship gave up and went back
inside by the fire defeated. There they found Legolas waiting for them
with an innocent smile on his face.
What We Didn’t See After the Drinking Game – A Drabble
While several Rohirrim carried Gimli off to a room where he could sleep
off the effects of the ale, Éomer turned his attention to
Legolas who was still looking at his tingling fingertips.
“Are you sure you are alright?” he asked
“Yes I am,” Legolas replied his voice sounding slightly tipsy. Then he
turned to leave to go outside and bumped lightly into a pillar. “Oh
excuse me,” the Elf mumbled as he continued on through the crowd.
Now Aragorn had witnessed all this and followed after his friend
eventually finding him sitting propped up against another pillar sound
Marshmallows – A Drabble
“Bring wood and oil!” Denethor commanded loudly which caused the
servants to immediately begin carrying bundles of sticks and a fifty
gallon drum of cooking oil out of a nearby storage room.
“And while you’re at it how about a bag of those big white
marshmallows!” Faramir suddenly added eagerly while quickly sitting up
on his litter. “Father I could use some of those sticks and toast
marshmallows for us!”
“Are you crazy?! Your marshmallows always go up in flames and become a
burnt mess! Now if only Boromir were here then I would have perfectly
golden marshmallows,” Denethor sighed.
A Ticklish Question – A Drabble
Now most people ask questions to satisfy their curiosity. But in
Pippin’s case the Hobbit always had a hand on approach. So that was why
he hid behind one of the pillars in the Great Hall at Edoras during the
victory party. Then he suddenly sprang out to tickle Legolas in the
ribs when the Elf passed by.
But Legolas didn’t laugh. He just stared down in confusion at the Hobbit.
“I guess Elves aren’t ticklish,” Pippin said quickly while blushing. “I…uh…have to go find Merry.”
Legolas watch the Hobbit as he hurried off wondering if this was a game.
A Ticklish Question – A Drabble Part 2
So Legolas sought out Aragorn and asked if it indeed was a game that
Pippin was playing after he had told him what the Hobbit had done.
“Of course it’s a game!” Aragorn replied lightheartedly. “And now you need to do the same to him.”
“I do?” the Elf replied obvious reluctant to do so.
“Yes you have to or Pippin will be greatly disappointed.”
So Legolas hid himself behind a pillar until Pippin passed by. Then he
grabbed and tickled the Hobbit in his ribs causing him to loudly squeal
and laugh for a few minutes before he stopped.
The Ticklish Question – A Drabble Part 3
Now when Gimli heard Pippin’s squeals he hurried over to see what was going on.
“Here now what do you think you’re doing?!” he angrily demanded of
Legolas while yanking Pippen free from the elf’s grip. By now the
Hobbit was gasping for breath and his face was beet red from laughing
“It’s a game…” Legolas started to explain but was interrupted when Merry raced over.
“Pippin what happened?” he asked.
But Pippin couldn’t reply for he hadn’t gotten his wind back so Gimli said “Legolas was torturing him.”
“No I wasn’t! Aragorn said it was a game!”
The Ticklish Question – A Drabble Part 4
“It wasn’t…a game…” Pippin began to weakly gasp but he was interrupted
by Gimli who shouted angrily at Legolas “How could you torture this
“But I wasn’t!” Legolas quickly replied obviously taken aback by all of
this. However before he could explain further Gimli lunged at him and
tried to grab his arm. But Legolas was too nimble for the dwarf to
catch and he was able to slip out the open side door before the dwarf
could try again.
Now Aragorn had witnessed all this and he quickly joined them. “What is going on here?” he demanded.
The Ticklish Question – A Drabble Part 5
“That pointy-eared Prince of Mirkwood was torturing Pippin!” Gimli grumbled angrily. “The coward ran off but I’ll find him!”
“Legolas wasn’t torturing Pippin. He was tickling him because it was a game,” Aragorn said firmly.
“But I wasn’t playing a game,” Pippin said now that he could speak. “I
tickled him because I wanted to see if elves were ticklish.”
“Pippin’s curiosity strikes again!” Merry said while rolling his eyes skywards.
“I will go and bring Legolas back here. Then we can explain to him how
this misunderstanding came about,” Aragorn said before he left through
the open side door.
The Ticklish Question – A Drabble Conclusion
Now Aragorn didn’t have to look far to find Legolas for he was hiding in the deep shadows on this side of the Great Hall.
“My friend there’s no need for you to be out here.”
“That wasn’t the impression I got,” Legolas replied softly.
“It was all just a misunderstanding. Please come back inside.”
So Legolas did. Once he heard the full explanation from Pippin,
Aragorn, and Gimli, he forgave them before saying “I think I’ll go back
outside and look at the stars.”
“Oh no you don’t laddie! There’s a Drinking Game to be played!” Gimli said enthusiastically.
The Captive – Part 1
After his return to Edoras, Legolas was again the center of attention
with the women. But this time he didn’t run but sat in a miserable
silence while the ladies pawed at his hair and asked a constant stream
of hair care questions. Finally the Lady Éowyn came to his
rescue and shooed the other women away. Then she led him to a small
room that was no bigger then a closet on the pretense he could find
peaceful sanctuary there. But when Legolas heard the door lock after
Éowyn had hastily left, he then knew this wasn’t a sanctuary…
The Captive – Part 2
“My lady what is the meaning of this?” Legolas questioned through the door.
“Since no one is willing to change the script so it’s me who marries
Aragorn instead of that dreadful Arwen, I figure they will have to now
in order to get you back if they want to stay on their filming
schedule,” Éowyn replied obviously pleased with her plan.
“But this is madness!” Legolas exclaimed not believing what he was hearing.
“No it isn’t!” Éowyn snapped back. Then in a sweeter tone she
added “Now you be a good Elf and wait here quietly while I’m gone.”
The Captive – Part 3
Now Legolas had no intention of remaining where he was at. But he
waited until he was sure that Éowyn had gone before he began to
hit the door hard with his left shoulder...
Meanwhile Éowyn had returned to the Golden Hall where she stood
off to one side and watched the next scene made ready for filming. Soon
all those who were needed in front of the camera had gathered. It was
then that Legolas’s absence was first noticed. But Éowyn said
nothing while everyone began to search for him. The time wasn’t right
yet to reveal her demand…
The Captive – Part 4
After several minutes of pounding on the door Legolas realized he
wasn’t going to get out that way. So he looked around for another
possible exit and for the first time he noticed the small square open
window up on the far wall. Without hesitation he then took a couple of
quick steps forward and gracefully leapt up in order to grab a hold of
the window sill before pulling himself up…
Back in the Golden Hall Éowyn smiled to herself while she
watched the panic grow amongst those who were searching for Legolas.
Soon Aragorn would be all hers…
The Captive – Part 5
When Legolas wasn’t found everyone re-grouped in the Golden Hall to decide what they should do next.
“I know where Legolas is,” Éowyn said while she smiled happily
up at Aragorn as she slipped her arm around his. “But I won’t tell
until the script is changed so you will marry me instead of that
Now this produced a stunned silence in the Hall.
“My Lady surely you jest,” Aragorn said seriously while he looked down at Éowyn.
“Oh I’m not,” she replied sweetly. “So I would suggest the script writers get busy. Your Elf friend is waiting…”
The Captive – Part 6
Meanwhile Legolas soon discovered that slowly wiggling his way out the
window was the easy part of his escape. The hard part was now trying to
find finger and toe holds a he hugged the side of the Golden Hall while
he tried to climb down to a narrow ledge at the building’s base.
Now he was well aware that if he slipped at anytime, he would fall to
his death since the building was up on a high rocky outcropping.
And to make matters worse there was a strong gusty wind blowing which threatened to loosen his precarious grip…
The Captive – Part 7
Back in the Golden hall Éowyn was standing firm on her demand
for the script change no matter what anyone said. Nor would she let
loose her vice like grip on Aragorn’s arm and since he was loath to
strike the woman in order to free himself he had to endure her
embarrassing displays of affection towards him.
Now Éomer couldn’t believe that his sister would act this way.
Something was definitely not right here so he began to watch her very
carefully. And then he saw it.
“Let Lord Aragorn go!” he suddenly commanded angrily while stepping towards Éowyn.
The Captive – Part 8
Inch by slow inch Legolas climbed his way down the side of the Golden
Hall. However when he was still several feet up above the narrow ledge
at the building’s base he was dismayed to discover that there were no
more finger and toe holds he could use to reach it.
Suddenly a strong gust of wind slammed into him from the side which
caused his toes to slip off their precarious perch. Frantically he
tried to regain his footing but another gust slammed into him and this
time his fingers slipped loose. Then he was dropping like a rock…
The Captive – Part 9
Now Legolas landed gracefully on his feet but the narrow ledge was
covered with small loose stones that rolled so his feet to slipped out
from under him causing him to slide towards the edge. Desperately he
grabbed onto a clump of tall grass growing next to him as he fell on
his stomach which stopped him from falling further while his legs swung
out over the valley far below. Then he frantically scramble back up to
the building and closed his eyes in relief.
For several minutes a pale Legolas stood there breathing heavily and trying to calm himself…
The Captive – Part 10
Meanwhile back in the Golden Hall Éomer now stood in front of
Éowyn and commanded again that she let Lord Aragorn go.
“I will not!” she replied so sharply that she made Aragorn jump.
“Oh yes you will whoever you are!” Éomer said firmly while grabbing her free arm tightly.
“Whatever do you mean by saying whoever you are? I’m your sister!”
“No you’re not. My sister has blue eyes. Yours are green.”
Now all the color drained from this Éowyn’s face when she
fearfully realized there had been one small detail she had overlooked
before she had left home.
The Captive – Part 11
Suddenly Éowyn’s imposter let go of Aragorn’s arm and quickly
placed a well aimed karate kick below Éomer’s waist which caused
him to immediately let go of her arm before he doubled over. Then he
slowly fell to the stone floor where he lay on his side groaning with
eyes crossed from the intense pain while she sprinted with her long
skirts held high towards the open main doors of the Golden Hall in a
desperate effort to make good use of everyone’s stunned immobility so
she could reach the stables in order to flee from Edoras on her horse.
The Captive – Part 12
Now that Legolas was aware of the hidden danger of the small loose
stones he used the clumps of grass growing on the narrow ledge to walk
on as he made his way quickly towards the safety of the more stable
ground next to the side wall of the Hall’s portico.
Suddenly he heard from above the sound of light running footsteps
coming down the stairs followed by Aragorn’s voice yelling “Stop that
woman! Don’t let her get away!”
Then Legolas saw who he still thought to be Éowyn running for the stables.
In a flash he was after her…
The Captive – Part 13
“Let me go! Let me go!” the imposter Éowyn shrieked when Legolas
caught her in a big bear hug from behind just as everyone else ran out
of the Golden Hall.
“No I will not!” Legolas whispered angrily in her ear while she
struggled to break his iron grip. “Not after what I’ve been through.”
Now this made the imposter Éowyn whimper “But you’re hurting me!”
“My Lady I think not for if I was you would do this,” Legolas replied
as he increased his pressure which caused her to give a pain filled
gasp before she stopped her struggling.
The Captive – Part 14
Meanwhile everyone had by now gathered around Legolas and the imposter.
“Legolas where have you been?!” Aragorn asked obviously relieved as was those watching that the Elf was alright.
“Oh I’ve been hanging around courtesy of Éowyn.”
“That’s not Éowyn.”
Suddenly an angry man wearing a red baseball cap who could be Gandalf
the White’s twin began to push his way through the crowd until he
stopped before the imposter.
“Daddy!” she squeaked in fear while all color drained from her face.
Then an angry woman who looked like Galadriel joined the man in the cap.
“Mother!” she squeaked again
The Captive – Part 15
Suddenly a laughing man who could easily pass for Boromir joined the imposter’s parents.
“Somebody is in trouble!” he said in a sing-song type of voice that made the imposter stick her tongue out at him.
“Son I thought I told you to wait out in the tour bus for us,” the “Gandalf” father said sternly.
By now Legolas was feeling very uncomfortable holding onto the imposter
as the strangeness of the situation grew so he let her go and took a
couple of steps backwards.
“What’s the matter Goldilocks? I thought you weren’t afraid of anything!” this “Boromir” taunted..
The Captive – Part 16
“Son how many time have I told you not to call someone names!” the
“Galadriel” mother scolded. “Honestly it’s getting so that we can’t
take you two anywhere without you misbehaving!” Then she grabbed him
and the imposter Éowyn each by an ear before she led the whining
pair back towards the tour bus that was visible through the open main
“Now I can assure you Aragorn that my daughter won’t be bothering you
and the good people of Edoras ever again,” the “Gandalf” father said
earnestly before he boarded the bus which left in a cloud of dust.
The Captive – Part 17
After the dust kicked up from the bus had cleared, Aragorn turned to
Legolas and asked “What in Middle-earth just happened here?”
“I don’t think I want to know,” the elf replied while Éomer
joined them although he was still bent over a bit and now walking kind
of funny as the result from being kicked.
“Did you catch the imposter?” he asked hopefully with a slightly higher voice.
“No her…um…family showed up and then they left,” Aragorn replied.
“You let them leave!?”
“Believe me its better that they’re gone.”
“I feel…icky,” Legolas said while looking down at his hands.
The Captive – Part 18
Suddenly the real Éowyn rode her shopping bag laden horse
through the open main gate and stopped before the still puzzled crowd.
“Hey guys I’m sure sorry in getting back from my shopping trip so
late!” she said while quickly dismounting. Then she asked innocently
“Did the double I hired to fill in work out?”
Now Legolas began to glare at Éowyn and Aragorn had seen that
look enough times to know that the Rohan maiden was lucky that the Elf
didn’t have his weapons with him. So he quickly stepped between the two
and said “No she didn't Éowyn.”
The Captive – Part 19
“You hired that…that creature!?” Éomer stammered in surprise.
“She’s not a creature but a very devoted fan of mine!” Éowyn
snapped back at him. “And yes I hired her. Didn’t you read the letter I
sent with her? In it I explained that I would be taking a short side
trip before coming home and that she was to fill in until I got back.”
“She never gave us the letter,” Aragorn said. “And she tried to change the script so that I would marry her.”
“During which she attempted to hold me captive until it happened!” Legolas said angrily.
The Captive – Part 20
“I’m sorry to hear that she didn’t work out. So how about if I make it
up to you guys with a pot of my stew!” Éowyn said merrily.
Now this was the last straw for Legolas and he took a menacing step towards her but Aragorn and Éomer restrained him.
“I know where we can keep him until he calms down,” Éomer said. Soon they were standing in front of a familiar door.
“Oh please not this room again!” Legolas pleaded while he was dumped
onto the floor. Then Éomer locked the door after he and Aragorn
The Captive – Part 21
Legolas was instantly back on his feet and even angrier then he had
been before because of this treatment by his friends who mistakenly
thought he was going to do something to harm Éowyn which was
never his intention.
So he paced around the room like a caged tiger for he knew he couldn’t
break down the door and he wasn’t about to climb out that window again
considering what happened the first time.
Eventually his anger subsided enough to allow him to sit leaning up against the wall under the window.
Hopefully his friends would let him out soon…
The Captive – Part 22
It wasn’t until after dark before Legolas heard someone unlocking the
door. However when it opened he didn’t see his friends standing there
but a bent old man dressed in a janitor uniform with a cleaning cart.
“Here now what are you doing in Old Bob’s break room?” the old man rasped in surprise.
“I’m here to cool down,” Legolas mumbled.
“What you say? Speak up!”
“I’m here to cool down!” Legolas repeated louder as his embarrassment grew.
“Then why didn’t you go outside!” Old Bob said while rolling his eyes skywards. “And here I thought elves were smarter folk!”
The Captive – Part 23
“Well I’m going to go back to the Golden Hall now,” Legolas said quickly hoping he would avoid any more embarrassment.
“Here now I had better show you the way. No doubt you’ll get lost since
you can’t even find your way outside,” Old Bob said while turning his
“Oh you don’t have to do that! I can find my way!”
“Now see here! If you want to find your hay it’s the stables you should
be going to not the Hall!” Old Bob snorted while sadly shaking his bald
head. “You definitely will need Old Bob’s help.”
The Captive – Part 24
As it turned out Old Bob had to lead Legolas to the Golden Hall first
before he could take him on out to the stables which he insisted on
doing despite Legolas protesting otherwise. So the Elf followed along
trying to think of a way to escape from the old man until they entered
“What has happened here!?” he exclaimed in surprise when he saw the
many people there either lying on the floor moaning or making mad
dashes for the restrooms with hands over their mouths.
“The Lady Éowyn made her stew again,” Old Bob replied knowingly.
The Captive – Part 25
“Aragorn had told me that Lady Éowyn’s stew was bad but not in this way!” Legolas exclaimed.
“That’s because the Lady has been making “improvements” as she tweaks the recipe,” Old Bob replied.
“Why doesn’t someone tell her that it’s bad?”
“Would you tell a Lady who can wield a sword that her stew is potentially lethal?”
“I see your point. But tell me how did you manage not to have to eat it?”
Here Old Bob gave the elf a big toothless grin. “Let’s just say that I may be old but not senile!” he whispered with a wink.
The Captive - Conclusion
Fortunately no one suffered any severe side affects from Éowyn’s
stew although some of the women did sprout long beards which led to
marriage proposals from Gimli.
Meanwhile Legolas remained a captive of Old Bob’s for the man had now
quit his janitor job in order to be the elf’s caretaker. “You obviously
need help since you thought you had hay in the stable when you clearly
didn’t,” he said firmly.
“Please leave me alone!”
“Now why would you want a throne?”
After that Legolas retreated into a miserable silence while a sense of normalcy returned to Edoras for now.
The Captive - Addendum
Legolas: *begs to Din* Please don't write a sequel! What have I done to you!
Old Bob: *takes elf gently by the arm* Here you are! How can I help you if you keep running off!
Legolas: *whimpers while he's pulled towards the door* Why can't you just leave me alone!
Old Bob: *shakes head sadly*
There you go again about wanting a throne. Haven't you heard yet that
King Elessar has it now! But if you're really good maybe he'll let you
sit in it. Now come along it's time for your nap. *drags Legolas out