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A Valuable Lesson by Daisymall13


The Price of Freedom

Summary: Legolas, Aragorn and the twins steal something important from four others. when they are caught, they try to escape with the items. Will they all escape unscathed?

Rating: K





“That is a high price that you ask.”  Elladan growled as he watched one of his his captors playing with a small knife.

“It is the price I ask. It does not matter if it’s high or not. I suggest you consider our offer. Your freedom for the bag and its contents, all of it. I would advise you listen before something… unpleasant occurs.” The figure tilted her head to the side in an obvious gesture. Unconsciously Elrohir reached out to grab the bag resting beside him. Their captors all smiled, expecting them to hand the bag over. They were wrong.

“We will never give in!” Elrohir cried as he dived past his captors, the precious bag in hand. Elladan, Legolas and Estel twisted past as his captors moved in and bolted after the oldest twin, through the forest. Cursing the four captors took off in pursuit.

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Elrohir glanced around him in a panic. He had nowhere to go; he had run into a dead end. He tried the door at the end of the corridor, unfortunately it was locked.. As his two captors slowly advanced on him, he held out his hands.

“I don’t have the bag anymore.” He explained, inwardly grinning to himself. The two captors cursed and spun around, joining their comrades in the hunt for the missing elves.

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Elladan grinned as he raced through the forest, twisting and turning in order to throw his pursuer of his tail. As he ran, he could hear the sound of rushing water getting louder, until he almost ran straight into a lake. Cursing he turned around and ran for the tree nearest to him. Climbing it quickly, he asked the tree to hide him from everyone except for his brother. Silently the tree shielded him from anyone searching for him. Several seconds past until his pursuer finally came into view. Elladan held his breath as he watched the hooded figure stop and glance around, unsure where to go next. Unconsciously he shifted his hand, rustling a single leaf. The hooded figure stiffened, before turning slowly to face the tree Elladan was hiding in.

“Elladan, come down and I promise I will share with you. We can split it in half, apart from the books and then hide from the others, there’s no need to share with them.” The pleasantly silky voice called out. Elladan grinned before calling back,

“I would gladly share with you, if I had not given the bag to my dear brother Estel. It seems you did not see me pass it off, yet you saw it passed to me.” He laughed as he jumped down, but frowned when he hit the ground and found no one there.

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Estel smiled as he climbed over the balcony between his room and Elladans. So far the plan was going well, he had received the bag from Elladan several minutes before he passed it off to Legolas, who was somewhere in the forest. They had all agreed because he was the fastest runner, he would be the one to protect the bag and its contents. As Estel ran out of Elladan’s door he froze. Surrounding the doorway was three of his pursuers. If looks could kill, he would have died three times over.

“Where’s the bag Estel?” the tallest of the seethed, stepping closer. Estel grinned at her.

“I handed it over to Legolas. If you haven’t found him yet you’re never going to get that bag.” The three elves in front of him frowned, before the smallest of them grinned.

“I’m sure he would swap the bag for his best friend.” She said sweetly as the other two grinned. Estel gulped.

“What do you mean by that?” he asked as he slowly backed away. The three elves merely grinned before moving forward to grab him. Estel turned and ran for the balcony but it was too late.

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Legolas smiled to himself as he climbed an extremely large tree in the middle of nowhere. He was positive no one would find him here, as he was the only one who used this particular tree.

He was about half way up when suddenly a tree branched snaked around his waist, trapping him where he was. He struggled to escape, asking the tree to release him. Several seconds past before the tree answered him.

“No, I am not allowed.” Legolas stopped and frowned.

“Who says you can’t?” he asked suspiciously. A soft laughter came from above.

“Hello Legolas.” A voice called out. He watched as an elleth flipped from tree branch to tree branch before coming to rest on a branch opposite him.. Legolas groaned when he got a look at her face.

“Of all of the ellith that could have found me, why you?” he said jokingly. The blonde elleth frowned.

“That’s not very nice, but I’ll forgive you, IF you hand over that bag.” She said, nodding to the bag in Legolas’ hand.

“If I don’t what will you do?” he asked slowly. The elleth smiled.

“You are in a tree, a prisoner of a Mirkwood elf who has control of said tree and you ask what I shall do?” she said pleasantly. Legolas’ mouth fell open.

“Beliel you wouldn’t dare.” He said slowly. The blonde elf simply smiled even more. Legolas quickly thought of his options. He could refuse to hand over the bag and place himself at the mercy of an elleth who had recently told the King off and got away with it, or he could hand it over and face the twins and Estel, who would never let him hear the end of it. Silently he lifted the bag in Beliel’s direction. She grinned and grabbed the bag before climbing the tree further.

“Over here Arwen!” she called out. Several seconds later, Beliel’s best friends came into view, dragging a reluctant Estel with them.

“Did you get the bag?” Arwen called up. Beliel nodded and held up the bag.

“You can release him; I have Legolas caught up here.” Grinning, the three ellith let the human go and quickly climbed the tree. Legolas stared at Beliel in surprise.

“I thought you were going to release me.” He exclaimed.. Beliel’s eyes widened in fake innocence.

“I never said that, besides YOU were the one who stole their diaries and the jam tarts, not Estel. I’m sure they would like some revenge.” Legolas groaned as the three ellith reached him and Beliel.

It was some tie later when the four friends returned to Rivendell, each with a grin covering their faces. It was some time even later that Estel went out with the twins in search of Legolas.

They found him tied upside down to a tree, next to the lake. It wasn’t the worst thing they could of done, but the fact that the twins, Estel and the trees were laughing at him made it sweet revenge. The whole way home the three brothers laughed at the poor prince. However, their laughter had stopped in the morning when they found themselves waking up on the floor of Lord Elrond’s office, an amused Glorfindel and Elrond standing over them. It didn’t make them feel any better though, when they found they were soaking wet.

Meanwhile four amused elleths and one amused prince slipped off of the balcony and into the next room through the window, where they could finally burst out laughing.

The four friends had learned a valuable lesson. No one touches a females diary and gets away with it.

The End

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