1. Because of the Wonderful Things He Does!
"We're off to see the wizard!"
Dorothy urged the two hobbits onward, wondering why they didn't share her eagerness. She was taking them to a very good wizard, her wizard, and the place she now called home. When she'd reach the city maybe the wizard would be standing on the parapets, so beautiful all in white!
Soon after she'd blown into Middle-Earth, the wizard had taken her in and given her a purpose. He said he was training her as a fighter. Others around her had gone hungry but she'd been given meat after her soldiery practices, sometimes too much meat. The wizard said it was the food of warriors and the more she consumed, the more fearsome she'd become. The meat was different from what her Auntie Em gave her, sweeter and juicier and more delicious, and every day Dorothy felt new strength coursing through her body. Her muscles grew larger, her arms longer, her teeth pointy like her little dog Toto's.
Perhaps she was fierce enough now to be able to hold her Toto. Toto with his bright black eyes and his quick jog, Toto had bitten her witch of a neighbor and the sheriff had ordered him destroyed. Destroyed! But the wizard would bring a new order to Middle-Earth, and Dorothy was no longer a helpless little girl.
Would Auntie Em recognize her?
A/N Treebeard's comment on Saruman's Orcs: "Are they Men he has corrupted?"
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