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A New Routine
“Vomit, Legolas,” Galanthir had said. “We all do the first time.”
But even if everyone else in the patrol really had reacted the same way, once, for years after that first encounter, and its embarrassing aftermath, Legolas avoided a repetition by eating nothing before any expected combat.
Galanthir, as his partner, clearly recognised this and quietly devised a routine to help.
But, on his second change of patrol, Legolas wondered if instructions now preceded him in writing as his new partner greeted him, after a melee, with the usual “I have made your toast, Legolas, do you want blackberry jam?”