Challenge; Sign Language
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.
Out in the forest they walked silently. Another game learnt as elflings so that it became second nature. This far from the Stronghold no-one spoke whilst on patrol, everyone listened.
There! Amongst the usual rustles and tiny sounds of mice, rabbits, deer, the trees themselves, was... something!
Just as Legolas went to raise his hand another warrior did and, immediately, from the patrol leader came a quick series of hand-signals; a language learnt as trainees now used in earnest.
All took to the trees, still soundlessly, and followed those instructions.
‘At last!’ thought Legolas, ‘I will help defend our people!’