Oh, poor Legolas. I hope a wise adult finds him and helps him through. Facing up to a loved one's suffering is so hard to bear. I hope Thranduil allows him to visit soon as well. It might help calm the worst of Legolas's fears if he sees Thranduil for himself.
I'm sorry to hear about your wrists. Get well soon!
Author's Response: Poor Legolas indeed with the over confidence of the young he thought he could handle the truth but reality is different. Legolas seeing Thranduil would help but I don't think Thranduil is in the right frame of mind to face anyone at the moment. Poor elfies Thanks for reading and reviewing and thanks for your well wishes. Both wrists are heavily bandaged at the moment but I'm still determined ;)
Poor Thranduil! I like how you tie this in with that brief glimpse we got in the Desolation of Smaug, though. This explains Thranduil's 'melting face' moment. Now I wonder how Legolas will react to his father's injuries. That's going to be tough for both of them :(
Author's Response: Yea - I always felt like PJ left us hanging a bit what with showing us Thranduil's melted face then never mentioning it again - so that's what inspired this really. My own little take on it. Poor Leggy and Thrandy are both in for a tough time - I can't imagine recovery from such injuries would be easy. Thanks for reading and reviewing :)
Poor Thranduil - you brought his suffering to such vivid life I almost felt his pain. Thank goodness Mithrandir was able to bring him back, although his recovery will be v slow, I fear. Legolas seems to be on the edge of a breakdown too, hardly surprising. I think he's going to need the wizards just as much as Thranduil to stop him fading.
Great chapter! I look forward to more :)
Author's Response: I'm glad I was able to get his pain across - I re-wrote that bit so many times I'm glad tfinally worked. Our lven King survives with thaid of his wizadry friends but it will be a lenghty recovery process for poor Thrandy. How will he cope with it all? And yes Legolas is two steps away from his own crisis - a bad time all round for the House of Oropher at the minute. As ever hannon-le for reading and reviewing :)
Oh poor Thranduil. Things look bleak. Thank goodness the healers have the sense to send for the wizards. I get the feeling Legolas might need their help as well...
Author's Response: Poor ol Thrandy is in a bad way but wizards to the rescue. I'm having a bit of fun writing those two. And yeas we can't leave Legolas out of the angst can we? *wicked grin* Thanks as ever for reading and reviewing Naledi
A great start. I like how you show Legolas's belief in Thranduil's invincibility. His denial of what all the evidence points to is very realistic. Poor Thranduil and poor Legolas. It's going to be a long, hard road ahead for both of them, I imagine.
Author's Response: Legolas is quite young here (12-13) so he still has that unwavering belief in a parents strength. He just doesn't want to believe anything bad could happen to his Adar - especially after the previous loss of a parent - I think he just blocks out all the evidence. And yes - recovery from this will be quite difficult for Thranduil - and poor Leggy too once he accepts facts that is. Thanks for reading and reviewing :)