7. Chapter 7
Title: Aragorn's Secret Weapon 7
Author: Sivan Shemesh
Beta: Manon & Tinorial Peredhil
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.Part one: Family
"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies"
Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher
Elrohir left the room in anger, as he did not know why his father sent him searching for his twin. He felt so much anger and pain for Elladan that he felt that he did not want to deal with him, nor to face him and talk to him.
He walked towards the garden, and heard his twin crying. Elrohir thought to comfort him, but then he remembered Legolas, and only stood there, staring at his twin as he cried.
At the same time, Glorfindel sat near the garden as he read a book, but he could not ignore the twin's cry. Turning his head, he saw Elladan and Elrohir. One of the twins stood glaring at the other. Glorfindel decided to find out what was going on between them and tried to settle it once and for all.
"Forgive me," Glorfindel said, going over. "Elrohir, why are you crying?"
Elrohir glared at him and answered by pointing to his twin, "Elladan is the one that is crying, not I…"
"What is going on with the two of you?" Glorfindel asked them.
Elladan lifted his head but could not say anything, and lowered it again.
As for Elrohir, he could not stop himself from talking, blaming his twin for what he had done to Legolas.
Glorfindel knelt next to Elladan and offered him a shoulder to cry on, and Elladan took it, sobbing on the golden-haired elf.
Elladan could not stop murmuring and blaming himself for all the problems that he had caused. "It was my fault… I was the one that should left when…"
Elrohir could feel a deep pain in his heart like broken glass. His heart and mind was connected with his twin's, he knew. Father told them when they were elflings…
"If one of you breaks in the tide, the other will feel the same feelings, and will break too. You have to act together as one and not to separate from each other. You are not only brothers in heart and soul, you are also good friends, you have to remember it my sons."
Elrohir moved toward his brother and knelt next to him. "Glorfindel," Elrohir turned toward the older elf, "Leave us alone…"
Glorfindel nodded and quickly obeyed.
Elrohir looked at his brother and stroked his hair softly. Feeling his brother's hand, Elladan lifted his head. Elrohir wiped the tears from his brother's face and looked at him with forgiveness.
"Forgive me, Elrohir… please…" Elladan cried again and begged for his brother's forgiveness.
Elrohir wanted to say something, yet he could not say anything. He could only stare at his brother's face.
"Please forgive me for my words, I did not mean them…" Elladan kept begging his brother, wishing to gain Elrohir's forgiveness.
Elrohir lowered his head as he fought the new tears that seemed to be prickling his eyes, but said nothing.
"Please, brother, say something… please…"
Elrohir stood, feeling that he could not bear it, he wanted to leave! But his heart did not give him that, though he thought that his heart would break into pieces.
Elladan held his twin's chin as he stared at him. "You have to forgive me, please; I cannot live with it, please…"
Elrohir swallowed hard, as he dared not look in his twin's eyes. He turned his head away from his twin.
Elladan stood at that moment. "You know as well as I that our lives are tied. You remember Father's words; I know that you do…"
Elrohir swallowed. 'I know, I remember them, but I cannot forgive you…'
"Why you cannot forgive me?" Elladan asked in panic.
Elrohir started to cry; he could not forgive him until he knew for sure that Legolas was alive, and he hoped and wished that his twin would understand.
"Is it because of Legolas?" Elladan asked in despair and moved to face his brother.
Elladan looked at him and begged, "Please 'Ro, forgive me, I will do anything, please…"
Elrohir scanned his twin's face, and Elladan could swear he saw a sparkle in his twin's eyes. "I will do anything, please…"
"Will you?" Elrohir asked cunningly.
"I will, please brother, please forgive me…" Elladan begged, and then stopped as he waited to hear his twin.
"Forgive me brother, but…" Elrohir said to him and added, "I cannot forgive you until I know that Legolas is awake, and yet I do not want to take advantage and use you and to ask you to do anything… I just cannot."
Glorfindel stared in shock at the twins; he had heard every single word that passed between them and walked inside the house.
"My lord?" Glorfindel asked as he noticed the presence of Erestor as well.
"What is it, Glorfindel?" Elrond asked him.
"I think that you should be with your sons, my lord…" Glorfindel suggested.
"Why?" Elrond asked.
"Why? I think that you need to be with your sons, they need you, Elladan needs you, as well as Elrohir…" Glorfindel explained gently so that his friend would know the situation.
Elrond ran before he could hear the rest of the sentence. He left the house and looked around, searching for his sons when he heard Elladan's voice begging his brother. He followed the voice and headed towards the garden. Elrond watched the scene with tears rolling down his face.
He watched them in silence, not wanting to get in the middle, but they noticed his presence and Elladan went to his father to cry on his shoulder as he begged of his father forgiveness as well. "Forgive me, Father…"
Elrohir saw it and was determined to go to Legolas, but his father's voice stopped him.
"Elrohir, come here," Elrond said. He beckoned with his hand towards Elrohir and said softly to him, "You have to forgive him, my son; he is your twin…"
"But I hate him!" Elrohir said loudly and glared with anger at his twin and ran to his room.
"What is it Estel?" Elrond asked and looked down at the boy.
"It is Legolas, he is awake…" Estel said joyfully.
Elrond stroked Estel's hair and said, "It is indeed good news."
Estel scanned the situation; he noticed Elladan, but he did not know where Elrohir was. "Ada? Where is Elrohir?"
Elrond turned to Elladan and said, "Go to your twin and tell him the news. I am certain that he will forgive you now…."
End of Chapter 7.
Poor Elladan... Have you heard the news?
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