2. Welcome to Middle Earth
Chapter 2 - Welcome to Middle earth
Disclaimer: I don't own anything from Lord of the Rings or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Except the Potential who is stuck in ME.
Summary: Buffy, Willow and Faith end up in Middle Earth and have no idea who they are.
A/N: This is set before the fight with Caleb but during Dirty Girls, so Faith is here and Molly is still alive at this point. A/N: Anything in < > is in elvish.
Buffy Summers sat up in the double bed she was in and looked around. It was night or it appeared to be, she couldn't tell but wherever she was, it was dark. She cast a glance around the room, the curtains streaming into the room after being blown there by the light breeze, the dresser, and the light coming from the moon through the doorway. Nope, nothing out of the ordinary in here. She swung her legs over the side of the bed. She was wearing a sleeveless nightshirt that was almost on the ground. Looking around quickly, she couldn't find any shoes or boots so she decided to go barefoot. Buffy headed for the doorway and seeing no-one there, went out and set off down the corridor.
She had just turned the corner at the end of the corridor when her Slayer senses picked up something following her. She hid in the shadows, out of sight for anyone who might pass. She heard footsteps approaching her hiding place and then two figures, cloaked in shadow came striding around the corner. They stopped a few metres from where she was hiding. Buffy held her breath as she thought she'd been compromised. By now, the two figures had stepped into the moonlight and she could see them more clearly. One was dressed in green and had shoulder length dark hair and another had long platinum blonde hair with two braids, one on either side. They were talking but Buffy, who was listening in, couldn't understand what they were saying.
<We must tell Lord Elrond that the girl has escaped.> The taller blond one said.
<She's injured. She can't have got far.> The Man replied.
They continued their conversation and it became apparent that they weren't going to go anywhere. Buffy accidentally let out the breath she was holding in as she backed away to go round the corner. Both the human and the elf heard her and looked up sharply.
<I think she's in the shadows.> The elf, with his enhanced eyesight, could see better than the mortal.
They approached the spot when they thought her to be slowly as not to startle her. The human took the lead moving slowly into the shadow when suddenly a dark figure jumped out of the shadows and slammed into him, knocking him to the floor. Buffy jumped over him and turned to run down the hallway, opposite from the way she just came. But then Aragorn grabbed her ankle and pulled her to the floor. Before she could get up, the tall blond elf kneeled at her side and Aragorn appeared a minute later on the other side. No escape now, she thought as they pulled her to her feet.
Buffy struggled against her captors but to no avail, sleep was starting to overcome her now, so she let them lead her to her room and put her back to bed. She fell asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow. Legolas stood with Aragorn outside Buffy's room. He looked at the girl sleeping so peacefully. She didn't look so defensive and aggressive now. He whispered a suggestion to Aragorn.
Buffy woke with a start, remembering the previous night's incident. She hoped whoever she'd slammed into wasn't too badly hurt. She thought she had used more force than was needed and she didn't plan on making enemies with the first people she met. She got out of bed and went towards the door, but before she got there, she saw someone standing outside the doorway. She saw something move and heard voices whispering. Two figures appeared in the doorway and as soon they saw her they started talking. The female disappeared and the male stood there, looking at her. Buffy looked back at him, deciding whether or not to attack him. She chose not to so she looked away. He apparently deciding that she wasn't so dangerous after all, started talking to her.
"Who are you?"
"Who are you?"
"I...I don't know. Who are you?"
"I am Lindir. Lord Elrond wishes you to be at the council"
"What council?" The elf started to answer but the she-elf came back with an armful of dresses.
"Dresses. I don't wear dresses. At least, I don't think I do."
The elves looked confused but said nothing. Then the woman spoke:
"You cannot go to the Council of Elrond dressed as you are," indicating Buffy's outfit (she's still wearing her night clothes) "You must change into something more appropriate."
After much arguing, Buffy was finally convinced to wear a dress and she was then led by Lindir to the Council of Elrond.