Merry and Pippin blinked as Treebeard set them down in front of the White Wizard. One reason they blinked so hard was because the Wizard's garb was so bright that it stabbed painfully at the eye, as if one were staring directly into the sun. The other reason they blinked was because the two hobbits were definitely not prepared to recognize the one Treebeard called "The White Wizard." When last seen, he'd been grey.
"Gandalf!" Pippin cried, his eyes filling with tears. "We thought you were dead!"
"I was," the White Wizard replied, his smile wide. "But I got better…"
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