Playing Cat and Mouse: 6. 6. - Prompt #33: Signal

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6. 6. - Prompt #33: Signal

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Prompt #33: Signal

As the Gondorian royal party entered Mirkwood, Elessar could feel a sparkle over his head, as the sun seemed to blind him for a few seconds, and then as he overcame it, he raised his sword, catching the light of the sun, to signal their arrival.

"Ada, what are you doing?" Eldarion asked, and then his expression changed into fear, "Are there any enemies coming to kill us?"

"No, my son," Elessar explained softly, "I just signaled to the guards in the trees that we are here, because they should inform the king and Gimli but Legolas must not know yet."

Eldarion sighed in relief, and then he turned toward his father as he asked, "And what would be my signal to distract Uncle Legolas?"

"You do not need to do anything, much less look for any sign. You are clever, my boy, you will know to do it when you meet Legolas, and if you get stuck, I and your naneth will help you," the king assured his son.

Nearer the palace…

A guard neared the king politely and whispered.

Thranduil smiled and thanked him for the good news, then he walked in the palace looking for the dwarf.

He found him by using his sense of hearing as the dwarf seemed attached to singing. The king grinned; he knew that Gimli did it to make his son stay away from him.

"Gimli, I have some splendid news." Thranduil clapped his hands as he met the dwarf's eyes.

"They have arrived?" Gimli asked.

"Aye, they have come, and now we will need to do our best so that he will not know yet, and, Gimli, continue with your song," Thranduil advised him.

Gimli grinned at him, and continue his singing.

In the hallway, Legolas stood with a frown on his face, not knowing what was passing between his father and Gimli. Was it something he should be fearful of?


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: SivanShemesh

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Humor

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/19/09

Original Post: 01/26/09

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