Legolas and Gimli on Arod
True-Hearted Easterling has a thread on the ME board about her Sideshow
Weta statue of Legolas and Gimli on Arod and it inspired me to write
the following bit of insanity...
An Inkling Inspired by True-Hearted
Gimli was so enjoying the feel of his axe slicing into Orc and Warg
necks while he rode behind Legolas that he failed to notice the elf had
turned blue until he toppled from the saddle thus dragging him to the
ground too. Now a collective gasp of horror could be heard coming one
side of the battle field where Legolas’s fan girls were standing while
the whole battle came to a complete stop.
“Gimli…when I said you…could ride with me…I didn’t mean for…you to
strangle…me with the clasp of my cloak…at the same time!” Legolas
managed to gasp out once he could breathe while Gimli knelt by him.
“How else am I suppose to hang onto you?!” the dwarf replied in a
grumpy fashion although deep down he was relieved that his friend
wasn’t seriously hurt.
Now Legolas couldn’t believe that Gimli was being so dense for he
had thought the dwarf had a full load of bricks upstairs. “Well you
could try any place else on me but the hood,” Legolas gently reminded
his friend while he sat up which caused all of his fan girls to now
give a collective sigh of relief.
Meanwhile Aragorn who was laying on the ground next to the Warg
whose harness he was tangle up on lifted his head and asked “Hey what’s
the hold up back there?”
“Gimli tried to strangle me!” Legolas replied with a mischievous
grin while he got to his feet which caused his fan girls to cheer
“It wasn’t deliberate! It wasn’t deliberate!” Gimli protested while
Legolas’s fan girls loudly booed him.
“That’s enough!” Aragorn ordered in a stern father tone of voice
which hushed the girls. Then to Legolas and Gimli he said “Will you two
just get back on Arod so we can get this battle over with!”
“Yeah Aragorn can’t wait to kiss his horsy!” Boromir suddenly
called out from the crowd gathered on the other side of the battle
“Hey at least I’m not dead!” Aragorn countered.
“Believe me Boromir still has got a lot of life left in him!” Arwen
“Arwen you stay away from him!” Aragorn gasped out in shock.
However his next unprintable words were drowned out by the noise of the
battle and his body now being dragged off the cliff all of which had
started up the moment Legolas and Gimli were once again back on their
“Do you think that we may have made an error in getting on the
horse so soon,” a worried Legolas asked Gimli who now had a firm hold
of his jerkin’s belt. “I get the feeling that Aragorn may have wanted
to say something more.”
“He told us to get on the horse and we did so he can’t complain.
Now let’s get going before we miss out on all the fun!” Gimli replied
the last part in a very eager tone while waving his axe in the opposite
So Legolas turned Arod around and soon they were in the thick of the