A different kind of friendship (part 2)

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Legolas and Gimli practised in the forest and got to know each other better. They had more in common than they thought. They had so much fun, they totally forgot the time. It was almost dark outside when they parted. They would meet again the next day. Legolas goes back to the Kingdom. When he got there, he saw his father Thranduil waiting for him by the door way. He looked upset.

“Where have you been? You never know what’s out there”
“I am sorry. I didn’t realise it was this late” Legolas said and was about to go inside but his father stopped him
“You didn’t answer my question”
“I was out in the forest practising like I always do” Legolas said and looked at him
“You always come home before nightfall. I was worried”
“I make sure I’ll come home earlier tomorrow” Legolas said and got inside
“I understand you want to practise to become better but you don’t have to go too far” Thranduil said and followed
“How can I grow if you keep watching over me? I think I’m old enough to take care of myself” Legolas said while walking up the stairs to where his room was
“I’m sure you can but it’s a dangerous world out there. You never know when the enemy will attack” Thranduil continued
“Your enemy, you mean. That has nothing to do with me” Legolas said and hanged his bow on the wall in the end of his bed
“Since when have you become snide?”
“Maybe I’m just tired of being treated like a child. I go when I please. Now I want to go to sleep. It’s been a long day. Good night” Legolas said and showed his father the door
All he could do was leave. There were something strange about Legolas behaviour. He used to be such a sweet boy.

Next morning after breakfast. Legolas took his bow and arrows to meet Gimli at the same place they met. What he didn’t know was, that his father has sent one of his elf’s to follow him. When Legolas got there, he saw Gimli coming with his axe in his hand from the south where Erebor were situated. They talked about everything they could think of while they practised with their weapons. As the day went by and the nightfall arrived, they went their separate ways. Legolas came home and saw a few elfs waiting for him outside the kingdom.
“You’re father wants to talk to you” One of the elf’s said and Legolas got inside
His father was sitting on his throne and saw his son approaching. He looked really upset.
“What is it, father?”
“So you’ve become friends with a dwarf. I have warned you about them” Thranduil says angry
“You had me followed” Legolas said upset
“Haven’t I taught you anything?”
“You can’t tell me who I should become friends with”
“As long as you live under my roof, you do as I tell you” Thranduil said, raising his voice a little
“I’m not one of your elf’s. I am an independent person and I do what I like. If I want to have a friend, whatever race it is, I’ll get one. Just because they’re your enemy, it has nothing to do with me” Legolas said being really upset
“Do not argue. You’re already late. Go up to your room and stay there”
“I’m not going anywhere. I rather be somewhere else” Legolas said and walked towards the exit with his bow
No matter how much Thranduil were shouting after him, his son was gone.

A different kind of friendship

Characters: Legolas, Gimli, Thranduil, Gloin
Ratings: G
Genre: Friendship/Prejudice
Fandom: The Hobbit, Lord of the rings
Author Notes: I got the idea from watching Lord of the rings. It’s a short story about the friendship between Legolas and Gimli. This is my look on it and it has nothing with the real story.

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Legolas was a young elf when he started his long-lasting friendship with Gimli. When they first met, they didn’t like each other. You see, Gimli was a dwarf and it was unheard of that an elf and a dwarf would become friends. For decades both races had been fighting against each other. Legolas father, Thranduil and Gimli’s father Gloin hated each other which made an impact on both sons. They didn’t know the real reason behind their conflict.

The day Legolas and Gimli met was when they were in Mirkwood, practising their skills. Legolas were shooting arrows against a tree when suddenly he heard a noise. It was like someone were chopping wood in the forest. He stopped and listened carefully. Everybody in Middle-Earth knew it was forbidden to touch anything without permission. Yet there were someone there. He took his bow and an arrow to follow the noise. He got closer and then he saw someone throwing an axe against the trees. He raised his bow and silently got even closer. He could see it was a young dwarf.

“Stop right there” Legolas said and raised his bow a little higher
The dwarf stopped and frighten looked at him.
“Who are you and what are you doing in my father lands?” Legolas asked firmly
“And who might your father be?” The dwarf asked calmly
“King Thranduil. Leave”
“Leave? I have the same right as you to be here”
“What’s your name, dwarf?”
“You tell me first”
“Legolas. Your turn”
“Gimli, Son of Gloin”
“You’re trespassing. Leave before something terrible will happen”
“Will you go and tell your father?” Gimli said sarcastically
Legolas lifted his bow against the dwarf’s head.
“I’ve practised for this so I could shoot dwarfs like you”
“I’m so afraid. I think you’re a coward like your father” Gimli said bravely
“If I were you, I would keep my mouth shut” Legolas said, raising his voice a little
“Hit a nerve, did I?”
“I’m warning you” Legolas said upset and tighten his bow
Gimli’s axe was at his feet. If he was quick enough, he could pick it up but he didn’t take the risk. His father had warned him about this. Elf’s were not to be trusted.
“Not much of an elf are you. I thought your kind are peaceful people. But I guess your father has changed all that”
“Your father is not much better. I guess it runs in the family for being greedy”
“You know nothing of my kin. It’s you elf’s that are greedy. You can’t be trusted” Gimli raised his voice
“That has nothing to do with me. I’m nothing like that” Legolas and puts down his bow and arrow
“Let me be the judge of that. You don’t give a very good impression of yourself”
“I’m sorry. Truce?” Legolas said and offered his hand
“Truce” Gimli said and they shook hands
That’s how their friendship started. It wouldn’t be easy but no one could tell them what to do.

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