Title: The Thoughts of Gimli, During a Snowstorm while Legolas is Sick with a Cold

Author: tarotgal

Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Rating: PG

Disclaimer: NOT my characters! Please don't sue me!
Summary: Part of a multi-fandom series of stories with similar titles (which sort of explains it all)

 

The Thoughts of Gimli, During a Snowstorm while Legolas is Sick with a Cold

 

I cannot leave the elf alone for a second. The last time I left for twenty minutes, I came back to find Legolas not only up and out of bed but across the room and fingering one of my great, great grandfather's axes on display upon the wall. One badly-timed sneeze and he could lose a finger. “What do you think you are doing?!” Naturally, I marched him back to bed immediately and tucked him in.

 

The time before that, he was up and walking around the corridors. In his state, he was liable to lose his way and get lost in the caverns for weeks. That was all I needed- to form a search party in my own caves for my own lover. “I understand you want to explore, but not while you are ill.” Of course, I picked him up and carried him back to my bed chambers.

 

And now he will not stop sneezing for a minute. For some reason, he insists on sneezing freely, without restraint. So it is up to me to offer up handkerchiefs.