13. Setting him Straight
It was late at night and everyone was getting their dinner. I just sat up in a tree gazing out at the stars with my face soaked in my own tears. I couldn't stop thinking about Aquilia. I felt sick to my stomach and had no appetite. I was shaking madly and my nose was running. I felt like there was no other part of me left to live, but yet, I was alive. The food the dwarves were cooking made me nausea with every whiff I recieved. The food smelled amazing, but I didn't want any. Not when the love of my life was in danger and I couldn't do anything about it...well I could...but the Thorin didn't want to...how dare they not help me. I was wiping my face off when Thorin called up to me. "Legolas!! Come and eat!!" He called. "No thanks. I'm not hungry." I replied. I heard Thorin give a little sigh. "Legolas, I know your upset, but that doesn't mean you have to mope around all day." He said. I looked down and gave him a deathly look. I jumped off the branch and looked hom straight in the eye. "I don't give a damn about what you think Thorin. Aquilia is the love of my life and all you want to do is nothing. I'm in love with her and I would do anything, ANYTHING, to protect her, keep her safe and save her. if that isn't enough to convince you to turn everyone around to look for her, then I will do it myself. I don't care what happens to me. If I'm with Aquilia, then that's all that matters." I spat my words out as if they were knives eager to wedge themselves into his flesh. I pushed Thorin to the side, hopped on Amadeus and trotted back down the way we came.
I had finally found a cave far from the orcs. I did a thorough search of the cave and there was nothing to be found so I knew it was safe. I tossed my bag down on the floor of the cave and collapsed to the ground. I was exhausted. I shut my eyes and fell asleep in minutes.