2. Chapter 2: Destiny
Disclaimer, Summary and Warning could be found in 1st chapter.
Chapter 2: Destiny
"What are you saying?" Thranduil asked, his heart aching as he did not wish to lose his son, or even be separated from him.
"That I will need to transport your son to where his destiny calls." Gandalf replied, hoping that the king would understand.
"But he will not have friends there," Thranduil's concern shone through. "What kind of destiny is it?"
"Your son, Your Majesty, has a great power within him. Now, he must learn to use it, and of course, he will learn to gain friends and live amongst wizards." The wizard explained.
Thranduil sighed heavily, his keen eyes searching the forests for his son. He finally spotted him from afar with a coven of snakes around him. But he had to smile when he saw the light sparkling from his son's eyes, a light that he did not recall ever seeing before. It was true that his son was special, different, perhaps. For one, he never bled heavily and always seemed to heal very much faster than the other elves injured with him.
Legolas noticed the way that his adar was looking at him, and as he felt the presence of Gandalf and the nervousness from within his adar, he hurried over at once. Only to hear his father speak.
"I agree then, but promise me that he will return when his studies are over."
"Who is leaving?" Legolas asked, not making sense of all this that occurred before him.
"You are." Gandalf replied with a smile.\par
"Where am I leaving for?" Legolas asked. He could still hear the snakes whispering strange answers, in words that only he could hear, and he did not know what think of that.
"We will see it soon, have no fear." Gandalf assured the young elf.
"Do I have a choice in it?" Legolas asked.
"In this case, because you are special, Legolas, you do not have any choice."
"Why am I special?" Legolas asked, turning to see his father listening and looking at him with worried eyes.
"You are carrying a great power inside you," His father said, and noticing the prince's shrug, he added, "Have you not noticed that only you can understand the snakes, and talk with them?"
Legolas nodded, wondering where this was leading.
"Ion, do you also remember the time when you and the guards were on patrol and all of you were ambushed but you only suffered light scratches and healed very quickly, while your guards were injured badly?" Thranduil asked his son.
Legolas nodded again. "But that was because something warned me." Thinking about that for a moment, he asked his father, "But why do I have to leave you alone to face this... this evil?"
"Because, ion, as Gandalf has explained, it is your destiny." Thranduil replied.