Our Paths Shall Cross Again by Salkiethia
The tall man’s dark eyes narrowed. The equally tall Elf’s light eyes brightened. They both loosed their arrows on a cue from another man standing in the shadows. Both arrows thudded into their targets. Aragorn moved out of the shadows. He checked the accuracy of Legolas’ arrow before looking at his friend. He smiled.
Moving to the other man’s shot, Aragorn conducted the same measurement of precision. When he looked up again, his eyes were sparkling with amusement. Aragorn’s voice too was filled with laughter as he told his friend, “Robin beat you,” stressing the last word, “again.”
Legolas glowered. His reputation for being one of the finest archers in Middle Earth had evaporated because of this human who had showed up. Elbereth, he didn’t even belong in Middle Earth!
At least, reasoned Legolas, he had had the grace to turn up after Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Galadriel, Elrond and Cirdan had headed out to Valinor. Legolas walked over to the man clad in green and gave a tight smile. This Robin returned, though with less tension.
As Aragorn began talking to Robin, Legolas ran ahead and whistled softly. Arod came pounding into view. Legolas easily swung aboard the stallion, turning him with cues from his lower legs. Arod gracefully galloped off, back towards home. In a short time, the white beast slowed his swift gallop to a mild canter. The Elf slipped from his steed’s back, whispering “Hannon le” before walking into the city of Gondor.
There the Elf found one of his greatest friends waiting for him. It was the dwarf, Gimli. His solemn face cracked into a smile as he watched the Elf drop all dignity and go into a rage at being beat (again) by that “Crazily accurate, tall, snotty human archer wearing green!”
Gimli gave one of Legolas’ braids a sharp tug. The Elf let out a gasp of pain and glared at the seemingly innocent dwarf. Gimli shrugged off the anger in his friend’s eyes. Everyday for a month it had been the same. Legolas’ heading out in the early morning with Aragorn and a tall other. Legolas’ coming back around noon and meeting Gimli in an alcove where his princely dignity fell away to a storm of frustration.
Moreover, losing to Robin was not the only thing troubling Legolas. His sister Sikadia had been captured by a rabble of orcs. Thranduil had been sending out regular patrols searching for her, but to no avail. Legolas was very worried for his sister.
She was a poor hand with the sword at best and her archery skills were atrocious. Gimli pulled the hood of Legolas’ cloak and said, “Let’s go, laddie.” Legolas nodded, his eyes dull and followed the dwarf out into the busy-ish streets of Gondor.
Wow, what a great beginning! Hey, first review too! I hope the other nine come soon. I want to read chappie 2! Heck, who wouldn’t after reading that? Great work, Salkiethia, keep it up! Write more really really soon!!! *puppy-dog eyes*
Great story, Post more soon. BTW: how did Robin end up in Middle Earth?
WOW! My two favorite archers in one story! I agree with Ireth… I REALLY would like to see the next chapter! Please don’t leave the rest of us hanging! There’s questions to be answered. I too would like to know how Robin got to Middle Earth. Keep up the good work!
very good. keep it up!!
Awww… This is sweet. When’s the next chapter?
Both humour and a bit of anxiety… Good mix. Keep it up and for Haven’s sake get the next chapter out soon!
Eeeek! Pleeeeaaaase let Sikadia (sp?) be all right!! Pleeeeeeeaaaase!!! *puppy-dog eyes*
omigosh!! please keep writing!!!
excellent good. verrry promising. please tell me that you’ll put more up soon?
sikadia…it doesn’t sound typically elvish. what does it mean?
LEGGY!!!! NOOOO!!!!! C’mon I need more story!!! Please please please!!!!
Good story, post more. PS: you have two chapter threes.
AAH! Two 3’s! Must fix that little error… Thanks for telling me. 😀
love the story…could you make the chapters a little longer…please?
Sweet story so far!!! What’s going to happen to Sikadia????? Pleeeeaaaase don’t hurt her!!!! And update soon!!!!!!
Thanks for the PM, keep posting.
good,good,very good.the longer chapter is great & the PM was really nice
you are so evil 🙂
This is a really really really great fanfic! Keep up the good work! Write more chapters, I’m dying to know what happens next! *begs*
i’m really interested so far.Great story.Keep up the good work! =]
Oooooohhhh…… evil, evil cliffie there…… please update again soon!!!! I want MORE!!!!!!!
The last one was more of a brick wall than anything. It seems kinda like a trap is being set for Legolas. Post more as soon as you can.
looking good. long chapters r better 🙂
hmmmm interesting!!!! Please update soon!!
Ooooohhhhh….. where is Legolas??? Please write MORE!!! I can’t stand the suspense!!!!!
OMG I read this last night but I didn’t have time to review but I really like it. It’s really good! I mean it! Keep it up! You have good writing skills, and you protray the characters well. Keep going and I’ll keep reviewing!
Great chapter! I like cliffies. They make stories much more interesting. Can’t wait until next chappie!
EEEEEEEEEEKKKKK!!!!!!!!! You are EVIIIILLLLLL!!!!! Pleeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaase update!!!!!!!! *wails* And DON”T kill Sikadia!!!!!!!!
hmmm interesting. That is somehting worse than being in chains or ropes. I can’t help but wonder who will rescue her: Legolas all by his lonesome; Legolas and Robin Hood; or Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn, Robin Hood and his merrymen??? Who?? Well can’t wait to find out… I hope for more soon!
Well, for saying you hate melodrama, you seem to be pretty good at it! This latest chapter didn’t reveal to much or move the story much farther along, but I liked it. Being a fan of the Tales of Robinhood makes it all the more funny to have the Merry Men in Middle Earth. And great job with the accents too! Oh, and I vote for an angsty story. It’s completely up to you as the writer, but my scales weigh more in favor for angst instead of Mary Sue. 🙂 Keep it up!
Great story. The only suggestion I have is to try to add more detail to your story. As for you thinking about writing another fanfic, I don’t particularly care what it’s about. Besides this one and one other, I don’t read much fanfic. I might read it though, but please don’t be hurt if I don’t.
The story was great as always. now give me my cookie.
p.s. for your other story i prefer option b but you should rite wat u like best or you’ll lose intrest.
this is still going awesome!!…make something extra angstyie…..NOW GIVE ME MY COOKIE!!
Interesting. I wonder if Legolas know her but she doesn’t has she been brainwashed or was she not old enough to remember him, or what? Please update soon.
I think you should go with choice B. I enjoy this story and wish to read more.
I haven’t read very much, but the Tower is spelled Ecthelion…This sounds very interesting, though!