An Aussie in King Aragorn’s Court Part 2…..Leaving Caradhras
By Coralie Davies
Legolas is preparing to mount on Coralie’s skis from behind, so they can ski downhill to scout out some trees for shelter below.
Coralie: Wait! I’ve got a better idea! (Groan, what am I
saying???????) Boromir, may we
borrow your shield please?
Boromir: Certainly Lady….but what will you do with it?
Legolas and Boromir look puzzled as Coralie unclips from her skis and places the shield at Legolas’ feet.
Coralie: Here! I have absolutely no idea, how I came up
with this, but Legolas……I reckon you’d be able to
use this shield as a snowboard and ride down
the mountain yourself!
Legolas: What do you mean? Should I stand up or sit?
Coralie: Look… I’ll show you what I mean ….. (Coralie
demonstrates a little standing on the shield down
Legolas: (Bringing her skis down to her laughing) I see
what you mean….I’m sure I can manage
this `snowboard’ as you so aptly put it.
Coralie: Just think of the sea Legolas and before you
know it you will be hanging five!
The others look on laughing as Coralie and Legolas ski and board down to the trees below
Gimli: You know, the elf is quite good at that…he never
ceases to surprise me.
Boromir: I would never have thought to do that with my
Gandalf: It would seem that our lady Coralie is full of
surprises……Come we must be off.
The company begin their seemingly slow descent in comparison to Coralie’s and Legolas’ ride
down the mountain.
Coralie: (Taking off her skis and approaching Legolas with
hand raised) Hey Leggy! That was
Brilliant! Give me five!
Legolas: Five of what?
Coralie: Give me your five fingers and slap my hand mate!
Don’t ya reckon that was about as much fun as
you can have with your pants on?
Legolas slaps Coralie’s upraised hand, promptly knocking her over at the same time!
Legolas: Your pardon Lady! I didn’t mean to slap you so
hard! (Legolas quickly runs over to Coralie’s aid)
Coralie: (laughing) Mate! You may look thin enough to run
around the shower in order to get wet, but you’re
tougher than a mallee bull!
Legolas: Nevertheless, I am extremely sorry to have hurt
Coralie: No harm done Leggy!
Legolas: Leggy? Wait here! I’m going to make sure this
area’s safe. (Drawing his knife and walking
stealthily into the trees).
A few moments later, Legolas returns.
Legolas: We are safe for the moment. Look! The others
are almost here. Please…. Don’t tell Aragorn that I
knocked you over.
Coralie: (smiling)…Not a word.