Title: Taken Aback.
Characters: Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
This was actually written for the Eat, Drink and be Merry (beer) Challenge back in 2009 but it seemed a shame not to repost it. Set in the immediate aftermath of the Ring War.
“I think you’d better leave him behind,” Gimli said to Aragorn, “if you are going to drink beer with the Rohirrim.”
Aragorn raised an eyebrow, questioningly.
“I had to hold him back last time, he nearly killed one of them…”
“He wanted to… he thought that I…” Legolas seemed lost for words.
“It was the lack of beard, you see,” Gimli elaborated, “the rider… propositioned him.”
“He was large, hairy, and smelled of horse,” Legolas said, “I was… I was taken aback!”
Aragorn couldn’t hold back the laughter, “It sounds like taking a’back was exactly what he had in mind!”