2. Chapter 2
More angst on the way? Are you ready?
Title: Aragorn's Secret Weapon 2
Author: Sivan Shemesh firstname.lastname@example.org
Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir.
Warning: Angst full ahead, fluff, and humor. Bad or good endings… lol!
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. I just borrowed them for my own evil plans.
Spoiler: Total AU.
Summary: Aragorn has a plan on how he will finally beat Legolas. But will Legolas find out? And if he does, what he will do?
Note: Estel's age is 7, and Legolas's age is 14 and only an elfling compared to the other elves.
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Elladan saw his father walking towards him. 'He looks angry… I hope Estel did not do something…' he thought.
"Father…" Elladan said, bowing slightly.
"Son." Elrond came and put his hand on his son's shoulder, and Elladan looked at him.
"Is there something wrong, father?" Elladan asked, noticing that his father still looked angry.
"Where have I gone wrong, my son?" Elrond asked his son.
Elladan looked at him in surprise.
"W… what?" Elladan asked, not knowing what to say to his father.
"Estel has locked himself in his room; for some reason he is very angry with Legolas, something about a contest with the bow and arrow…" Elrond said, looking sternly at his elder son.
"Umm… Adar… I think we should leave them be for the time being, so they have a chance to calm down," Elladan said.
"Why? What happened?" Elrond asked.
"Estel did not take his loss to Legolas very well and became angry with the prince. And I upset the Legolas by telling him he should not always win, and to let Estel win…" Elladan said.
"You said what to him?" Elrond looked at his son; he could not believe that Elladan would say that to the prince.
Elrond knew that Legolas regarded Imladris as his second home, and saw Elrond and his sons and daughter as part of his family.
"He must feel very hurt…" Elrond said and added, "I should go and speak with him…" He turned and left his son.
Elrond knocked on the door to Legolas' room, but there was no response.
"Legolas?" Elrond called.
Elrond tried to open the door, and was surprised to find the door unlocked. He went inside the room and looked around, searching for Legolas.
Legolas was curled up on the bed. His bow and arrows were on the floor, along with his two knives.
Elrond approached the bed, wondering how he could ease the pain. He did not like seeing the prince so upset.
"Legolas?" Elrond called softly. There was no answer.
"I heard what happened…" Elrond continued. "Elladan regrets saying what he did… he did not mean to…"
"Then, why my lord, is he not here?" Legolas asked, not looking at the lord.
Elrond opened his mouth to say something but no words came out. He looked at the prince, not knowing what he should do. He knew that Legolas had a point; Elladan should be speaking to the prince, not his father.
"Legolas?" Elrond asked softly. He could hear Legolas crying quietly.
Elrond placed his hands on Legolas' shoulders. He was hurt when Legolas squirmed away from his touch.
"Legolas? Please, do not turn your back to me… I want to help…" Elrond offered.
"I… want to… be… alone…" Legolas sobbed.
"No, princeling… you need to be with your family, with us… come join us for dinner…" Elrond said and held out his hand, but Legolas did not take it.
"I am not your princeling!" Legolas exclaimed, and added, "Your son is."
"Legolas, you need to eat," Elrond said.
"I am not hungry…" Legolas answered. He kept his face turned away from the lord. He felt that his pride had taken a battering.
"I hope you will join us for dinner. And remember, I love you like a son," Elrond said.
Legolas turned his head to look at Elrond. He said angrily, "I have only one father, and I love him. I… I wish to be alone now. I need to decide what to do…"
"As you wish, Prince Legolas," Elrond said in defeat and left the room, taking one last look at the prince before sighing heavily as he closed the door behind him.
Now he was beginning to understand what Elladan was trying to say. He began to feel a little ashamed, and resolved to teach his sons not to threaten anyone, including Legolas.
End of Chapter 2.
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