Where there's a Will there's an Adulas
So we went inside the stone cottage and sat down in the comfortable
seating main room. However it didn’t take long before it became obvious
that while Will now knew who he was he still couldn’t remember how he
had arrived in Middle-earth. Now this frustrated him to the point where
I and Prince Imrahil could see that the man was on the verge of
withdrawing within himself.
“Maybe we should try a different approach to this,” I said while
Will got up and went over to the window that overlooked the Bay of
Belfalas which meant he now stood with his back to us. Then I looked at
the Prince. “Could you show me where Will was found?” I asked.
“Of course,” he instantly replied. “But if you’re thinking of
retracing his steps so to speak I’m afraid that it won’t work since he
was found washed up on the beach below the cliff outside.”
“Was he in a small boat or on a piece of wreckage?”
“No to either so I can only assume that he swam from somewhere
which would be quite a feat if he came from the west since only open
ocean lies in that direction. Why do you ask?”
“I don’t want to say just yet until I see where he was found,” I
replied thoughtfully as an idea of how Will entered Middle-earth
started to form. “However before we do that maybe now would be a good
time to take a break. That way you can meet my friend’s,” I then gently
suggested to Will who turned to look at me with an appreciative
expression on his face.
“Yes a break now sounds like a good idea as does meeting your
friends,” he replied with a small smile. Then he sighed. “I’m sorry. I
shouldn’t be acting this way.”
“It’s natural for you to feel frustrated with all of this,” I said
kindly with a smile while Prince Imrahil nodded in agreement. Then he
“Come let us have our noon meal at the same time,” he invited in a
cordial way and soon we were making our way back to the comfortable
sitting area of the garden where Aragorn and Legolas were waiting for
us. And when Will saw my brother he did a double take while Legolas
raised his eyebrows in surprise during which time Aragorn looked at me
“Will Turner I would like you to meet my brother Legolas and our
good friend Aragorn,” I said with an amused smile while I made the
“Do all elves look like me?” the man asked me in amazement which made
me chuckle softly.
“No they don’t,” I replied while Prince Imrahil spoke quietly to a
servant about the noon meal.
“I’m hoping you can explain this,” Aragorn queried with an obvious
interest in my answer.
“Me too,” Legolas said. Then he thought softly to me “You’re not related in some way to Will
Now there was a subtle hint of worry in my brother’s voice which
puzzled me. “No I’m not. Why do you
“Oh I was just curious.”
Now I wasn’t buying that answer for I knew my brother too well not
to notice when something was bothering him but I didn’t have the time
to pursue it further because Aragorn was waiting for his. So I said
“Well I have a theory concerning our physical appearances.”
By then Prince Imrahil wanted us all to follow him inside where a
large wooden table had been laid out for our noon meal which consisted
of simple but delicious food and a choice of cool wines to sip along
with it. And it was while we were eating that I explained my theory
while trying to keep it as simple as possible so I wouldn’t overwhelm
everyone with terms foreign to them.
“So the actor Orlando Bloom is responsible for mine and Legolas’s
physical appearance since he portrayed us in two different movies,”
Will finally said slowly to me as he struggled to sum up my explanation
with terms he had never used before.
“Yes that’s right.”
“But where do you fit into all of this?” Will asked with a confused
expression on his face.
“I don’t. I’m an enigma,” I replied with an innocent smile which
had Aragorn nearly choking on his wine and my brother smiling broadly.
“I’m one of those people who are born looking like someone else despite
having no family ties to that person.”
“Oh you’re definitely an enigma Adulas,” Aragorn agreed with a grin
while wiping his mouth with the back of his hand. Then he looked at
Legolas and added “What an understatement!”
“Yes he does have a tendency to do that every once in a while,” Legolas
replied while still smiling. “Hopefully
I will see you do it again,” he
then thought to me with that subtle hint of worry which made me look at
him curiously for I had no idea what he was thinking about. But I did
get the feeling that it was connected to his earlier question which had
puzzled me and only confirmed in my mind that something was indeed
In the meantime Prince Imrahil who had been listening to all of
this with great interest asked “So does this Orlando Bloom have
anything to do with Will being here now?”
“No he doesn’t. But I’m sure the answer to that is somewhere close
to where Will was found washed up on the beach,” I replied. “Maybe we
should go there now and not keep him in the dark any longer.”
And so we did.