20. Chapter 19: Perception
“Ha-ha-ha Thranduil is a she-elf” said Elrond.
Thranduil looked like he was going to cry.
“Galion cooks and he's an elf!” he said. The twins laughed even more.
“Elrond and Elros Peredhel, you will apologize to Thranduil immediately,” said Celeborn the twins immediately did so.
“Sorry Thranduil” they said Thranduil hugged them both.
Celeborn lost the frown he had “Do you want to go outside and hang out with the trees “ asked Elrond.
“Nana, may I go outside with Elrond and Elros?” asked Thranduil.
“Of course you may.” said Galadriel.
“Thank you, Nana,”said Thranduil who then went followed the twins outside, the trees whispered when he came outside
Hello trees! said Thranduil.
Hello elfling said the trees
May I climb in your branches today? asked Thranduil.
Come on up said the trees Thranduil began to climb into the tall Lorien trees, which were taller than the ones in Lindon or Greenwood and which Celeborn thought Thranduil was too little to climb yet. Actually he though he was too little to climb trees unsupervised period. It was just that Thranduil didn't know, because Oropher had not cared. Celeborn came out
“Thranduil!” he said Thranduil turned around,
“Yes, Ada.” he said
“Please come down, your too young to be up there on your own,” said Celeborn
“But, I was allowed to climb trees before,” said Thranduil confused
“Yes well before someone didn’t think you might get hurt.” said Celeborn.
Thranduil went to Celeborn. “The trees said it would be ok,” said Thranduil innocently.
“Hmm they are not your Adar,” said Celeborn.
“Are you angry with me? “ asked Thranduil softly.
“No,” said Celeborn. “Your nana wants you.”
“Ok,” said Thranduil as he went to find Galadriel. The twins took that as a sign they should leave too. As soon as all elflings were out of ear shot Celeborn spoke with the trees.
What did you think you were doing letting him climb you! he said with a frown The trees where taken aback and didn't know how to respond.He's too little said Celeborn The trees where surprised as most Lorien elflings who were too little knew better than to try. Celeborn shook his head, then explained to the trees about Thranduil's life before coming here. The trees where shocked.
We don't understand, he's such a nice little elfling, and he asked so politely. said a tree We though from his manners he had to be much older than you say he is
Unfortunatly not said Celeborn. It's taken him a while even to feel comfortable talking.
We will look out for him, promised the trees.
Hanna le said Celeborn.
This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.