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.


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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When the father is more interesting than the son

Characters: Legolas and Thranduil
The Hobbit
Author Notes:
It’s just a short story I once came up with one night.

Legolas found himself a girlfriend. She was no elf but close enough. She was beautiful and had pointy ears. The difference was she were mortal. She came from a far. No one was sure where. But Legolas loved her. The problem was though, it seemed she wasn’t really into him. She was kind and showed affection to him but somehow he felt she didn’t feel the same. When he asked her, she just said. “I care for you” But that was it.
Legolas thought, maybe she will love him in time. Days and weeks went by but nothing changed. She still “only cared for him” He was getting worried. Was she never gonna feel the same about him? He asked her again but she still said the same. Now he was really getting upset. What should he do? He knew he couldn’t make her fall in love with him. He couldn’t talk to anyone about his problem. Not even with his father Thranduil. All he seemed to care about was his kingdom and getting the jewels back from the dwarfs.

Three weeks later, Legolas was sitting with her outside the gates of the kingdom. She only looked out to the forest. The sun was about to go down. He looked at her, wondering what she was thinking. Lately she had been quiet. She probably didn’t want a conflict of any sort. He knew she would only get upset if he kept asking her questions. But he couldn’t stay silent any longer. He would probably lose her after this.
“You’ve been here over a month and still you only tell me you care for me. Are you ever gonna tell me anything else?” He said but she didn’t look at him
He stood up and got in front of her so the sunset were behind him, casting a shadow over her face. She looked up and smiled but didn’t say anything. Legolas was usually a calm elf but now he was getting frustrated. He was about to slap her cheek when he hears his father’s voice behind them.
He took his hand down and looked at his father, who looked upset.
“What do you think you’re doing?”
She stood up and turned around. A smile appeared on her face. Legolas noticed it was different. He had a hunch what was going on.
“Nothing” Legolas said and looked down
“Get inside. You never know when someone might attack” Thranduil said and went back inside
She kept looking at him and was about to follow. Legolas grabbed her arm.
“What is going on?” He asked upset
“Leave me alone” She said and tried to get herself lose
“So this is the reason for all this?”
“What reason?” She said, looking puzzled
“Come on, you know what I mean”
“Let me go first”
Legolas let her.
“I know I should have said it earlier but I was too shy to approach the matter. The truth is, I like your father better”
Legolas couldn’t believe his ears. Instead of starting acting crazy, he stayed calm. He couldn’t believe he had to compete with his father.
“He doesn’t care for you, all he cares about is himself. He’ll never even look your way”
“You only say that because you’re upset. I’ll prove you wrong” She said and walked inside
Legolas just stood there. Was this her thank you after everything? Had he wasted all his time trying to make her love him? He could not just stand by and watch on the side. He had to stop her from trying. He had to get to his father before she could.