3. Chapter 3: Hogwarts Here I… Come?
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Chapter 3: Hogwarts Here I… Come?
Legolas was back with the belongings he had packed when a thought struck him.
"Gandalf," He called out to the wizard, "What should I take with me there?"
"Well you cannot take your weapons with you, but I am sure you will love to have Gwaihir by your side," Gandalf replied.
"I definitely love that, since I do not know why I, of all elves, must go there," Legolas mumbled. Those thoughts were making him less than excited about the trip.
"Because…" Gandalf tried to tell him.
"I know, I know… I am special," Legolas said, interrupting the wizard, and then he added a question, "So, can Gwaihir can come with me?"
"I do not see why not, but as soon as you're there, you and I are going to meet Professor Dumbledore first."
"Who is this Dumbledore?"
"He is someone you will learn much from – this, you will see. Stay patient and you will see great things, and do even greater things than anyone before you," Gandalf replied, hoping that Legolas would trust him.
"It's not that I don't trust you, Gandalf, but this place I am going to, and all this strange stuff you're telling me – I am not sure if I should trust it." Legolas admitted to the wizard.
But Gandalf only frowned, not recalling having mentioned anything about trust to the young elf. "Did you read my mind?" Gandalf asked him.
"Perhaps," Legolas gave a small grin and said no more.
Thranduil smiled and stood from his chair, walking over to join Legolas. "Promise me that you will be alright, ion-nin?"
"I will, adar." Legolas promised.
"Gandalf, will you promise to bring him when he has finished what he has to learn in that place?" Thranduil asked, his tone voicing his heart's yearning.
"I will not be the one who brings your son back; Gwaihir will do the honor," Gandalf replied.
Then from the sky came a whistle, and along with a great flap of wings, the eagle landed. Legolas removed his weapons carefully, remembering Gandalf's words about being armed, and then he turned to mount the eagle.
"I will watch your weapons, my son; no one will touch them." Thranduil promised him.
"Thank you," Legolas said and waited for Gandalf to mount up. As they flew up, Legolas could not help feeling a little sad as he saw his father and Mirkwood receeding into the distance, and then nothing but clouds. Finally, there was land ahead and Legolas could make out something like a castle.
"Gandalf," Legolas called, "Is Hogwarts safe?"
"It is, and it is a good place to make new friends."
"Friends? But what would I need friends for?" Legolas asked.
"When the time comes, you will see, but in the mean time, talk with them and get to know your new friends," The wizard suggested.
After a pause, Legolas asked, "Can you bring me back home?"
"Why? Are you afraid that they will kill you or something?" Gandalf's tone was a cross between a tease and a challenge.
When no answer came, Gandalf sighed and tried again, "It will be alright: just trust yourself."
"I will try to," Legolas said and then he added, "Can you make sure that ada is not going to be hurt by orcs or anything else? I do not like to leave him alone."
"I will try to, my friend. Besides, you know, your ada is a grown elf," Gandalf assured him and teased, "Now, any last words?"
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