4. Chapter 4
Title: Aragorn's Secret Weapon 4 A+B
Author: Sivan Shemesh firstname.lastname@example.org
Warning: Angst full ahead, fluff, and humor. Bad or good endings… lol!
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. I just borrowed them for my own evil plans.
Spoiler: Total AU.
Summary: Aragorn has a plan on how he will finally beat Legolas. But will Legolas find out? And if he does, what he will do?
Note: Estel's age is 7, and Legolas's age is 14 and only an elfling compared to the other elves.
"I do not know my son…" Elrond said, trying not to laugh. He added, "Take my spare keys and go to Legolas' room…" He was unable to finish as Estel interrupted him.
"I do not know we had spare keys," Estel said.
Elrond did not know if Estel was just making a comment, or whether he had some plans for them.
"Do not even think of that, little brother…" Elrohir said. He had come into the room silently, surprising them, and he took the keys and put them in his pocket.
"Brother… I thought you were in the kitchen…" Elladan teased his brother.
Elrohir smiled. "What have I missed?" he asked.
"Hmm… nothing serious…" Elladan said a little uncomfortably.
Elrohir could feel that his twin was not telling him something. "You lie… tell me or I will tickle you…" he threatened. He did not give Elladan a chance to say anything, but started to tickle him. Elladan squirmed, trying to get away.
Estel started to laugh as he watched his brothers. Elrond and the other elves only watched them.
Elrohir stopped tickling his brother; something was missing. He could not hear his friend's laugh.
"Ada, where is Legolas? Why is he not here?" Elrohir questioned his father. He saw they all looked a little uncomfortable.
"Has something happened to Legolas that I do not know about?" Elrohir asked, starting to worry about his friend.
Elrond saw how Elladan took his brother aside the room and spoke to him in a low voice.
It did not take long before he heard Elrohir yelling angrily: "WHAT? HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT TO HIM?"
At that point Elrond left the room, and Estel followed him.
Elrond saw the scene in front of him, and it saddened him to see his sons fighting with each other.
Elrohir was close to tears. He looked hard at his brother before he turned and quickly made his way down the corridor. They all knew he was going to see Legolas to try and comfort him.
"I tried to talk to him ada…" Elladan swallowed. He was close to tears, too. "Do you think he or Legolas will ever forgive me?" he asked sadly.
Elrond went to his son and took him in his arms, hugging him tightly. Despite what happened, he wanted to let his son know he loved him.
End of Chapter 4A.
Will the twins... be friends or take apart from each other?
So... what do you have in your mind? Who should be poor right now?
Yes, more angst on the way. evil grin
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov
Elrohir ran to Legolas' room. He pounded on the door, hard, as if he wanted to break it down.
"LEGOLAS! PLEASE OPEN THE DOOR…" Elrohir shouted.
But there was no answer, and Elrohir sagged against the door. He desperately wanted to speak with his friend. Then he remembered he had his father's spare keys. With shaking hands, he unlocked the door and stepped into the room.
Looking around, he found Legolas' quiver on the floor, and he stepped carefully over it. His eyes were now on the bed, and on the figure lying on it.
Legolas' eyes were closed, and it made Elrohir frown. He knew all the reasons why and when elves shut their eyes, but why Legolas had his closed was a mystery to him. It seemed his pride was more than it should be; that he allowed it to dictate to him.
Elrohir climbed onto the bed and shook his friend.
"Legolas, mellon-nin, open your eyes…" Elrohir begged, feeling the tears fall. "Please…"
Estel watched as his father hugged his elder brother, and poked his father.
"Ada, where did Elrohir go?"
"Estel, ion-nin, I believe he has gone to see Legolas. Please, go and find him and bring him here…" Elrond asked his son softly.
Estel did as his father asked him, and went to find Elrohir.
Estel went to Legolas' room and saw the door was open. He quickly went inside and heard as Elrohir begged Legolas to open his eyes. He went to the bed to have a closer look.
He had never seen Elrohir like this before, and wondered what it was that was making his brother cry.
Then he saw. Legolas' eyes were closed.
"Why are his eyes closed?" Estel asked, curious.
Elrohir was so concerned about Legolas that he did not sense Estel's presence. He jumped slightly at the sound of Estel's voice, and then turned to him.
"Estel, go… call adar here…" Elrohir mumbled to his brother, before turning his gaze back to Legolas.
When Elrohir mentioned 'adar' Estel remembered why he was there.
"Elrohir… adar asked for you…" Estel said.
"I cannot… please, call father, and tell him that something is amiss with Legolas…" Elrohir said, his arms wrapped tightly around Legolas' pale body.
"What is wrong with Legolas?" Estel asked. It seemed to him that everyone was trying to hide the truth from him.
"Only adar can tell you…" Elrohir answered, and added, "Please, Estel, run and bring him here… I fear for Legolas…"
Estel nodded and left the room. He ran, wanting to find his father as quickly as possible. Right now, Legolas' life was more important, more important than the contest that seemed to be the cause of all this.
"Ada… ada…" Estel called when he saw his father.
Elrond stepped away from Elladan when he saw the worried look on Estel's face.
"What is it, ion-nin?" Elrond knelt as Estel came closer to him.
"It… is Legolas, adar…" Estel said, trying to catch his breath.
"Breath my son… breathe, and tell me what is wrong with Legolas." Elrond tried to calm his son, curious as what could have happened to Legolas.
Elladan was curious too, and he knelt down next to his brother and hugged him. Both waited until the boy had caught his breath, and Elladan released him once Estel began to speak.
"Ada…" He swallowed before he continued. He could still see in his mind how Elrohir was holding onto Legolas, tears in his eyes, clearly worried about his friend.
"His eyes are closed… Legolas' eyes are closed…" Estel began to cry.
Both elves hugged him as he asked, "Why are his eyes closed? Why would that make Elrohir so sad?"
Elrond and Elladan could only look at him.
"Elrohir is…" Elladan started to say, but could not continue. He was worried, not only about Legolas, but about his brother.
"We must hurry…" Elrond said, and they began to walk quickly to Legolas' room.
As they made their way down the corridor, Elladan suggested, "Estel and I will bring your bag of herbs…" He grabbed Estel's hand and turned, heading towards his father's study.
Elrond continued to Legolas' room. When he entered, his heart was close to breaking as he saw his son, crying and holding Legolas' limp body tightly against him. The elf lord saw that Estel was right; Legolas' eyes were closed.
He moved towards the bed and gently released Elrohir's grip on Legolas. He took his son in his arms and held him as Elrohir wept on his shoulder.
End of Chapter 4B.
It must be hard for Elrohir...
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