Tolkien Fan Fiction Home Tolkien Fan FictionAll the tales of the Valar and the Elves are so knit together that one may scarce expound any one without needing to set forth the whole of their great history.
Sundry Scrolls II
  Post A Review  Printer Friendly  Help


XI. Naming Day (Thranduil)

“Archer. Perhaps Sure-Hand.”

“I would not name him for a weapon, or skill at arms. He is so fair a babe!”

“But I like Sure-Hand. Or perhaps Long Spear.”

“My sweet little flower…”

“Maid-children are flowers, my queen; this fine lad will be a warrior.”

“I seem to remember, my king, a certain spring festival, where you made merry, and we traded garlands of bright flowers entwined with new leaves; and that was the day we decided to make this child.”


“What is it, little one?”

“Look, my lady; how boldly he reaches up, into the wind!”

“Yes, but what did he seize? Nay, my son, do not suck on your prize until I see what it is.”

“Why, that leaf is twice the size of his hand, and he so young yet. He has a bowman’s grip, strong but careful.”

“And brave, like his father. The wind showers him with leaves; and he laughs and takes one for his own.”


“I think not, my lord and love. The forest has claimed him, and so he should be named.”

“Perhaps you are right. We should not deny our son the woodland’s favor.”

“Our little green-leaf!”

“Legolas. Legolas Greenleaf.”


Post A Review

Report this chapter for abuse of site guidelines. (Opens new window)

A Mike Kellner Web Site
Tolkien Characters, Locations, & Artifacts © Tolkien Estate & Designated Licensees - All Rights Reserved
Stories & Other Content © The Respective Authors - All Rights Reserved
Software & Design © 2003 - 2018 Michael G Kellner All Rights Reserved
Hosted by:Raven Studioz