L2…YOU'LL SEE! Muahahaha…oh yeah. By the way, that was Jimmy Eat WORLD LAST CHAPTER! Haha, okay, nevermind…
A/N: The reason for the general title "The President" is because we're not supposed to use real people in these things…so technically, it's not really Bush…or any other president for that matter…it's just…some president…get the idea?
Chapter 14: Time of Your Life
Frodo walked around school with his head bowed low, both in worry and misery. He dreaded every moment in anticipation of when he would be whisked away, back to Middle Earth, with the weight of the Ring once more upon his shoulders, and worse yet…
He shivered, attempting to wipe the thoughts from his mind. He almost screamed when he felt someone tap his shoulder. Half expecting it to be Mabel, he turned with an ecstatic grin on his face. It was -
"Have you seen Kat? I can't find her," Legolas said, a frantic look on his face.
Frodo glared at him, severely disappointed by Mabel's beautiful face being replaced Legolas'…beautiful face.
The elf shrugged. For he was very much an elf, his hair growing farther out, and his ears becoming almost as pointy as those pencils annoying people keep sticking in electric pencil sharpeners, even though they won't get any sharper.
"I was just asking…"
Frodo felt a sudden urge to grab Legolas' pointy-like-really-sharp-pencils ears, but instead just stared at them. Legolas gave him a weird look and walked away, leaving Frodo even more dejected than before.
"Uhh…" Aragorn stuck his head into the classroom across the hall. "Danae?"
He jumped when she came up behind him.
"Yes?" She laughed, her eyes reflecting merriment. "You scare so easily, don't you?"
Aragorn laughed nervously, feeling rather awkward.
"Yes, I-I guess so…" He coughed and straightened up, remembering why he had come. "Well, I was just wanting to umm, tell you…"
"I'm sorry," she interrupted, "but I'm sort of in a hurry -"
Aragorn caught his breath and then let it go just as quickly.
"All right, I'll try to make this fast…" He paused. And then let it all go. "See the thing here is that I'm not really a substitute teacher at all, in fact, I'm really a Ranger from Middle Earth, I think you've heard of it before? And we're going back – some others and myself, due to some malfunctioning CCC Ball, and I just wanted to tell you that I -"
She had drawn closer to him, attempting to relate the babble that had come out of his mouth to a more comprehensive language…English, perhaps.
Aragorn suddenly let out a wail, finding that she was only inches from him.
There was silence for a while, until Danae finally said, "Oh," in a small voice. She then turned to walk away.
"That was what you wanted to tell me, I suppose," she said quietly, her tone halfway between being in question and being rhetoric.
Aragorn, for the first time in his life, felt as though all courage had left him. But he couldn't let this go.
"No," he touched her arm, stopping her. "No, that wasn't all."
She turned to face him, and he found himself bending down, closer to her face. But not of course, before the last remnants of the CCC Ball were able to whisk him away, and he disappeared, leaving behind a very confused and disappointed teacher in the hallway of Melrose High.
"No…no, don't take my quesadilla…oohh noo, don't give it to Tina…she's already a fat lard…what? No, no…AHH!"
Legolas awoke with a start, having a rather peculiar dream containing llamas and Mexican foods.
"Mister Green, aren't you a bit late for class?"
Legolas looked up to find Kat standing over him; the classroom was empty.
"Kat!" He sat up quickly. "What are you doing here?"
She laughed. "You act as though I don't usually see you every day." She checked her watch. "It's lunch time, you know. Class was over 10 minutes ago." She stopped, and Legolas noticed her eyes had fallen to his mouth. He knew what it was; he had seen it before. She was hungering for a kiss…
She interrupted his thoughts. "Umm…you're drooling."
Legolas turned a sharp tinge of red as he wiped his mouth.
Frodo had given up all hope of ever seeing Mabel before he too, would disappear. So instead of heading to his English class, he sat down on the floor of his bathroom and began to write.Mabel
I wanted to tell you (scratched out) – I needed to tell you, I won't be here. (Frodo stopped. That didn't sound right. Hurriedly scratched out.) There are many things I need to tell you. For one thing, I won't be here, at this school, for much longer. You may have noticed, but I'm not exactly like everyone else. That is because I am not of this world. I know, I know, it seems farfetched, and it really is. (Frodo paused, wondering how much paper he would need if he were going to tell her everything.) Umm, it's too much to explain right now, on paper. But there is one more thing I need you to know.
My, my leaving… I don't want it to hurt you. Think of it as…as…another turning point – a fork stuck in the road. (Frodo grimaced at what he wrote next, but forced his hand to write.) Forget me, won't you? It's the one thing I ask of you…to make the best of this task and don't ask why; it's not a question, but a lesson learned in time. (Frodo sighed, stopping, and just…thinking…) I hope you have the time of your life.
He did not allow himself to write all he wanted…things like, I'll miss you, I'll never forget you, I never want to leave… He knew it would make things harder…and so he slipped the piece of paper into her locker before stepping back and remembering the first time he had met her. With these images in his head, he allowed himself to disappear…
Legolas and Kat had just been walking out into the empty hallway when they noticed Frodo standing by himself beside a locker.
"Hey! Chistoph – I mean, Fro -"
Kat gasped as he disappeared. Turning to Legolas, she asked, "What happened?"
Legolas swallowed, taking Kat's hands in his.
"I'm leaving…I'm the last one…"
"What? No!" She exclaimed.
He nodded. "Kat, I – you must know, I ," He winced. It would be any minute now…
Before he could say anything though, he saw…a red lobster sitting on Kat's shoulder?
He thought he couldn't have been more surprised, but it started singing.
"Now's your moment, floating in a blue lagoon -"
Legolas interrupted him. "What're you talking about? I'm not in a -"
The lobster glared at him, and Legolas stopped talking. Kat looked at him like he was going crazy.
"Boy, you better do it soon, no time will be better. And you don't know why, but you're dying to try, you wanna kiss the girl. Yes, you want her, look at her, you know you do. Possible she wants you to…there is one way to ask her…it don't take a word, not a single word. Go on and kiss the girl!"
Legolas was definitely hallucinating. Some fish appeared around him, and he felt this lazy, floating sensation, as though he were on a boat…
He sighed. There was nothing for it. He leaned forward and kissed her, and before he knew it, the fish and lobster disappeared. The sensation was the same though…because he certainly felt like he was floating– but just as quickly, he felt himself being pulled away, and then he heard her gasp…
The President was in one of his rather…odd moods, to put it nicely. So he decided he would have some fun to spend the time. Whipping out the official "Good Rulers Turned BAD Confusion Creator" crystal ball, he cackled happily and flicked on the power switch.
His view instantly turned to that of a number of young people – no wait, there was one adult; she looked like she might be a teacher, and there were 2 other girls who looked like students…high school age. The static suddenly increased, and the President whacked the ball, and the picture changed to a group of wrestlers who were – setting up a 'Missing Wrestler: Reward 100' sign. And what was this now? The picture faded, and the President's fingers tingled with excitement…
Who was it who had done it before? The Prime Minister of England? He had sent off some crazy writer to another world…the rulers of the world had all gotten a kick out of it until they realized that the batteries had run out of their CCC ball, and the writer had come back and written stories of – what did he call it? Middle Earth?
The President grinned evilly before he pressed the last button that would send the kids and teacher to the same place…
But a body guard leaned over to him, just before he did so and whispered, "Don't forget to replace the batteries…"
Wahoo! Hope you guys enjoyed it! It's open ended, sort of like it's heading for a sequel…which, if any wants, is up for grabs! Hahaha, well, I love you all! Thanks for all the reviews, both good and bad!
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Dunthonwen - Haha…I am glad you like it! My humor is waning…and I'm afraid I've lost a lot of the funniness along the way, but oh well. I think I'm better at serious things anyway…unless of course, I'm rabidly hyper…yes yes…I'm glad now that it's ending. I'm working on some other things…and school :shudder: Haha, debes entender como comprender espanol! Oh, and I haven't seen Phantom yet…I WANT TO! (The music is lovely, isn't it?)
Leelo - I suppose I don't have the rights of Napoleon Dynamite. (Or LotR for that matter) I do live in Idaho though! And llamas live a block away…they're so cute…
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ChildofGod-4ever - Aww, surely you have better fics you're reading than this! Ooh…that connection thing was horrible, and I have no idea what I was thinking. OH wait, I know, I wasn't thinking at all…muaha…I'm really weird if you haven't noticed…oddities…YES! I LOVE HUCK! Hahaha…okay…well…goodbye now. Thanks for reviewing! And I'm still sorry about not getting to put you on the Sun Star thing…
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