24. Chapter 24
Back at the palace...
Elrond prepared herb tea for the princeling, but before letting him drink it, he examined Elladan's form, and was glad that the bleeding had stopped.
Elrond reached the elfling, lift his head, and whispered to his ears, "Open your mouth, Greenleaf."
Greenleaf's shaky mouth opened, though Legolas' eyes were closed, and Elrond slipped the herbs tea inside his mouth. He whispered comforting words, in hopes that would ease the battle inside him.
Elrond watched Legolas every minute, concern in his eyes, but then when he sensed his elder son stir and he was by his side quickly.
"Adar?" Elladan asked, trying to focus his eyes on his Adar's form, which was seemed doubled in his eyes.
"Ion?" Elrond could feel his heart missing some beats.
"Ada, there are two of you." Elladan replied as he tried to reach his hand to his Adar, but only grabbed the air.
Elrond sighed heavily. The concussion was as bad as he thought.
"You need to rest, ion-nin." Elrond assured him, as he laid him back in the bed.
"L… Legolas?" Elladan asked with shaking voice, as he feared for his friend while he tried to focus of his Adar's image.
"He is in my capable hands, ion-nin, I will make sure that he is all right." Elrond assured him, and laid him back on the white pillow, "You need more rest, and when you will feel much better I will let you to help me, but you need to rest, you are still weak."
"But… Ada… I want to… help." Elladan protested to his Adar.
Elrond grinned at his son, as he held up his hand to him, "How many fingers do you see?"
Elladan stared at the hand before him, he was not sure, he still saw double, though he took a gamble, and answered, "Three?"
"Nay, ion-nin, it was four," Elrond replied. "Sleep, ion, the rest will make you feel better."
Elrond watched the elfling and noticed how Legolas moved his head from side to side, like he was caught in nightmares. Elrond soon was on his feet and besides the elfling's side. He tried to ease the nightmares, so that elfling could find it easier to rest.
The healer placed his hand on Legolas' forehead; he sighed heavily when his hand almost burned up because of the heat.
He had feared Greenleaf would be facing fever, and he had to deal with it.He needed to continuously give him liquids and attend to his wounds to keep away infection.
"Live, Greenleaf, live, your Adar needs you now more than ever. You are his life." Elrond whispered in the elfling's ears, hoping that he would hear the words.
Somewhere at Mirkwood
Estel was scared; these filthy creatures abducted him from his family.
He tried to beat them and hit them with his legs and hands, but nothing seemed to work.
The boy was getting more frustrating and scared for his life.
Estel tried to remember the times when Lord Glorfindel and Erestor taught him and the twins what to do in case of the orcs or other evil creatures that they fought against.
The boy struggled to remember, though he could feel their filthy eyes watching him.
"They will come for me," he started to say.
Hope lit in his hazel eyes, "Aye, they will come for me."
End of Chapter 24.
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