The hall of fire had been transformed, there were piles of gold and treasure everywhere, and the windows were barded. The sky was surrounded by swirling black and red, glaring clouds.
Saruman had chained everyone to the wall with their hands cuffed above there heads rags tied around there mouths. Arwen was chained next to a throne
Grima walk up over to where the Elves was chained and started to taunt them "Not so powerful now are you ex-lord" he laugh in Elrond face rising a knife to strike him
"Enough Grima" Saruman called from where he sat, pulling the chains around Arwen wrists
"It pains me to see you reduced to this, Arwen, a beautiful bloom such as yourself should be on the arm of the most powerful man in the world." He waves his finger and her chains returns into a crown. "What do you say, my dear? Why, with you as my queen…" Before he finishes Arwen pick up a glass of wine and throws it in his face.
"Never" She yelled with venom in her voice.
"I'll teach you some respect!" Saruman throws the crown to the floor and knock Arwen to the floor and raises his hand to slap her. Arwen close her eyes and could hear the muffled protest from her brothers and the rattling of chains. Then he stops, "No. Wizard, I have decided to make my final wish. I wish for Princess Arwen to fall desperately in love with me."
Aragorn and Legolas were racing as fast as they could back into town. The sky looked angry as if posing a warning
"Aragorn look!" Legolas yelled. The palace was floating in the air with an ominous glow to it.
"By the Vala what happened?" Legolas didn't need to answer as he knew it already Saruman
Arwen look over to where Gandalf was looking uneasy.
"Master there are a few addenda's, some quid pro quo-"
"Don't talk back to me; you will do what I order you to do, slave!" Arwen looks up and see Aragorn and Legolas in the window, motioning her to play along.
Arwen quickly stands up and put the crown on her head. "Saruman! I never realized how incredibly handsome you are." she see her family stair at her in panic and Gandalf jaw drops.
"That's better." He pulls Arwen closer to him and puts his hands around her waist. "Now, pussycat, tell me more about...myself." Arwen slyly looked over at Aragorn and Legolas. Aragorn's fists were clenched and Legolas was trying to calm him. Her eyes met with his and he slowly relaxed. Arwen quickly looked away and looked up at Saruman.
"You're tall, well dressed…"
Aragorn and Legolas jumps down and Gandalf see them.
"Aragorn, Legolas!" Gandalf whisper yelled.
"Shh!" Legolas said back.
"I can't help you- I work for senor psychopath, now."
"Hey we are street rats, remember?" Aragorn said. "We'll improvise."
"Las you get Grima I'll deal with Saruman." Aragorn slide down a pile of coins and hides close to Saruman and Arwen.
"Go on." Saruman said while looking at Arwen.
"And your Hair...is so...twisted!" She puts her arms around him, she pretends to twist with her finger, but she is actually motioning for Aragorn to come over. He make his move slowly but Grima sees him.
"Sarum-mmmmmm!" Legolas grabs him and covers his mouth. Aragorn gives him a quick nod. He get closer about 8 feet away from them.
"And the street rat?" He asked. Aragorn looked at Arwen and saw her expression soften the change back before Saruman could tell.
"What street rat?" Aragorn almost got closer when Grima managed to knock over a bowl. Saruman turns to look, almost seeing the man but Arwen grabs him and kisses him. Aragorn look at them in anger, disgust, and relief. He looks back at Legolas who is untying Elrond and Glorfindel and getting them out of the room quietly. Saruman and Arwen pull apart.
"That was-" he sees Aragorn reflection in her crown. "You how many times do I have to kill you, boy?" He zaps Aragorn and he lands near the Ring and Saruman's new staff. Arwen rushes him and he throws her to the ground. Aragorn grabs the staff. Saruman wrestles him for the staff.
"Get the ring!" he yells at Arwen who runs to reach it. Saruman, however, punches Aragorn in the stomach knocking the wind out of him, then zaps her into an hourglass.
"Ah, ah, ah, princess-Your time is up!" Sand begins to fall from the top onto her. Slowly fill the glass.
"Arwen" Aragorn yelled as the hourglass slowly fills with sand, he runs to her and punch the glass with his fist repeatedly. It wouldn't break. She looked at him her eyes in shock. "I'll get you out Arwen." He promised. Turning around to see Legolas holding Grima
"Oh, nice shot, Sar-" Before Grima can finish Legolas punched him in the face knocking him out. The Elven prince drops him and rushed towards the Ring.
"Don't toy with me!" Saruman zapped Legolas next to Elladan; chained to the wall.
"Carpet!" he flies in and Aragorn hop on flying right above Saruman.
"Things are unravelling fast, now boy." Carpet is zapped by Saruman and unravels into a pile of string. Aragorn went crashing into a pile of gold close to the Ring and rush for it. "Get the point?" Saruman chuckles the man's path is suddenly blocked by large swords sticking out of the floor. Saruman grabs the ring and laughs hideously. Aragorn pulls a sword out of the floor and charge toward him. "I'm just getting warmed up!" Saruman breathes a ring of fire around him, blocking the man from the adviser.
"Are you afraid to fight me yourself, you cowardly snake?" Aragorn yelled at him.
"A snake, am I? Perhaps you'd like to see how snake-like I can be!" He smiles broadly, and sees a snake's tongue come out from behind his teeth. He then turns into a giant cobra, and the ring of fire around Aragorn becomes part of the snake encircling him. The snake try's to move in on him, but Aragorn dogged it, and on the third try, Aragorn swings the sword and stab Saruman's tail.
Aragorn uses the distraction to try to make a break for the hourglass where Arwen is trapped. However, Saruman sees him and blocks the path; by slapping him across the room with his tail.
"Aragorn" Arwen scream. Aragorn quickly jump on a large gem and slide across the floor, grabbing the sword on his way. He turn a corner, but the pursuing snake cannot, and the front half of Saruman crashes through a wall and hangs outside the palace. Aragorn jumps up on the snake's back and stabs it. Saruman screamed in agony.
Aragorn rush to Arwen and again tried to free her. "Hang on, Arwen!" he was about to hit the glass with his sword when Saruman grabs him with his snake tail.
"You little fool! You thought you could defeat the most powerful being on earth!" He bellows incredulously.
"Squeeze him, Saruman- Squeeze him like a- awk" Grima starts but then Gandalf hit him over the head with his staff
"Without the Wizard, boy, you're nothing!" Saruman chuckled while squeezing him tighter.
"The Wizard, The Wizard of the Ring has more power than you'll ever have!" He yelled.
"What!" Saruman yelled back.
"He gave you your power, he can take it away!" Aragorn countered.
"What are you doing? Why are you bringing me into this?" Gandalf asked nervously.
"Face it, Saruman, you're still just second best!" he spat at him.
"You're right! His power does exceed my own! But not for long!" Saruman circles around Gandalf.
"The boy is crazy. He's a little punch drunk. One too many hits with the snake."
"Slave, I make my third wish! I wish to be an all powerful Wizard of the ring!" Saruman announces loudly.
"All right, your wish is my command. Way to go, Aragorn." Gandalf stats reluctantly, He zaps Saruman with his magic. Saruman's snake form dissipates and he turns into a White Wizard.
Aragorn turn to see Arwen raised hands disappear under the sand. He run over and finally smashes the glass. Sand and Arwen pour out. She lays on the floor coughing wildly. Aragorn rushed to help her, holding her in his arms. Suddenly, a large red light blasted throughout the castle.
"Yes! Yes! The power! The absolute power" Saruman yelled.
"What have you done?" Arwen asked panic in her voice.
"Trust me!" he told her while looking her strait in the eyes, a black Ring appears at Saruman's base, while he is busy conjuring.
"The universe is mine to command, to control!" Aragorn ran to get the Ring from under him.
"Not so fast, Saruman! Aren't you forgetting something?" he looks down questioningly. "You wanted to be a Wizard, you got it! And everything that goes with it!" Shackles appear on his wrists.
"No! No!" He yells.
"I'm getting out of here! Come on, you're the wizard, I don't want-" Grima tries to run away, but is starts to disappears with Saruman.
"Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space." Aragorn chuckled at the Ring he was holding once they were gone.
"Aragorn, you little genius, you" Saruman Yells at him suddenly, all of Saruman magic un-ravels. Carpet re-ravels back into him self, Arwen, and everyone are standing together on the balcony cheering and hugging each other and the Last Homely House reappears where it used to be in the city. While Aragorn standing off to the side left holding Saruman Ring.
"Allow me." Gandalf says while grabbing the ring from his hands He walks to the edge of the balcony. He winds up as if to throw the ring, but opens his palm flat and flicks it out into the mountains with his finger. "Ten- thousand years in the mines of Moria ought to chill him out!"
Arwen walks over to him and grabs hold of his hands, they stair at each other with sad eyes.
"Arwen, I'm sorry I lied to you about being a prince. But-" he tried to explain but she cut me off.
"I know why you did." They didn't break the hold their eyes had.
"Well, I guess...this... is goodbye?" he said remorsefully.
"Oh, that stupid law, this isn't fair I-I love you." she pushed her self into him hugging Aragorn with all her might. he held her just as tightly.
Gandalf appears next to them suddenly pulling his hat off. "Aragorn, no problem. You've still got one wish left. Just say the word and you're a prince again."
"But Gandalf, what about your freedom?"
"Hey, it's only an eternity of servitude. This is love." He leans down next to Arwen. "Aragorn, you're not going find another girl like her in a million years." He explained.
"Arwen, I do love you, but I've got to stop pretending to be something I'm not."
"I understand." She said, her voice wavering. They take one final look into each other's eyes, then Aragorn let go of her and turn to look at Gandalf.
"Gandalft, I wish for your freedom."
"One bona fide prince pedigree coming up. I ww-what?" Aragorn holds the ring up to him. "Gandalf, you're free!" Gandalf's shackles fall off his wrists and the Ring falls uselessly to the ground. He picks it up and looks at it, he can't believe it.
"Heh, heh! I'm free. I'm free." He hands the Ring to Aragorn. "Quick, quick, wish for something, outrageous say 'I want Gondor.' Wish for the Gondor. Try that!"
"I wish for the Gondor"
"No way!" he laughs hysterically. Throwing his staff in the air, "Oh does that feel good! I'm free! I'm free at last! I'm hitting the road. I'm off to see the world! I-" Gandalf stops and looks over at Aragorn
"Thanks Gandalf." he tells him.
"Me too, Aragorn No matter what anybody says, you'll always be a prince to Me." he puts a hand on his shoulder.
"That's right. You've certainly proven your worth as far as I'm concerned. It's that law that's the problem. Right Elrond?" Glorfindel says.
"Glorfindel? Ada? Arwen asked.
"Well, am I Lord or am I Lord? From this day forth, the princess shall marry whomever she deems worthy." Lord Elrond announces while looking at his sons; who looks pleased. Arwen smiles widely and runs into Aragorn arms. "Him! I choose, I choose you, Aragorn. I love you."
"I love you too," They lean into each other and Kiss everyone cheering
Night fell on the city of Imladris and in the stables Legolas was getting his horse ready he just buckled the saddle when two people walk in hand in hand
"You are leaving Mellon?" Aragorn ask saddest in his voice
Legolas slowly turns around a smile on his face as he walks over to Aragorn "You got everything you ever wanted Mellon nin"
Tears fill in Aragorn eyes "Where will you go? You have a home here Las"
Legolas pulled Aragorn into a hug as the human wrap his arms around the elf, as Legolas stroke Aragorn hair "I will not be gone long Mellon" he said into Aragorn Ear then pulled away before bowing to Arwen, walking back over to his horse, Aragorn look at his friend then to Arwen who put her arms around him. Legolas pull himself up on to his horse taking the reins into his hands
"I think its time I went home, I need to talk with my Ada. Maybe even apologies to him, but I will be back you can not get rid of me that easily" with a nod of his head he kick his heels and the horse runs forwards pass the two lovers and out the gates. Aragorn quickly followed and then stop by the gates
"Come back soon Mellon nin" Aragorn whisper he look to his right where Arwen was standing, offering her a smile he wrap an arm around her pulling her close then leans in and kiss her in a long love filled kiss
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