Jay of Lasgalen (jay_of_lasgalen) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Jay of Lasgalen
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The Prisoner

Title:  The Prisoner
Author:  Jay of Lasgalen 
Characters:  Thranduil, Legolas.
Source:  LOTR
Disclaimer:  Tolkien's, not mine.

Author Notes:  For the 'Different Decisions' challenge, and inspired by something kortirion wrote.


The Prisoner

 

 

 

“But he is a poor, wretched creature – should we not show him our sympathy?  He will never change if he knows only darkness and cruelty!”

 

Thranduil paused for a long time, considering his son’s words.  Compassion was a virtue – and a folly – of the young.  At last he spoke.  “No.  His malice is too great.  I know what Mithrandir bade us, but I will not allow this Gollum the chance of escape.  He must remain within the dungeons, under close guard.”

 

Legolas bowed stiffly.  “As you wish, my father.  He will not leave.  I will guard him myself, I swear.”


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