This fic is a response to a challenge from the mc-challenge group at yahoogroups. Here were the requirements:
1. Must include one of the below listed idioms and a butterfly.
--One man short of a company.
--His candle is missing its wick.
--He's got Orcs in his attic.
--His tinderbox is empty.
--His torch is definitely not lit.
2. Must include Legolas, Thranduil, and the twins. May include other
characters. Does not have to take place in Mirkwood; may take place
anywhere within Middle Earth.
I appologise if the characterisations are off at all, but I just don't know much about some of their characters. And as for the setting, I don't know if it could happen in the time frame, so it may be a bit AU.
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