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I Think I Hate You
Part 1 of 12
Elrond looked up from his papers in time to see Erestor breeze by the door with quite a large bundle in his arms. Curious. Elrond set his quill down calling out quickly, "Erestor."
There was an annoyed huff from out in the corridor then a soft rustling. A moment later Erestor popped his head in the doorway. "Yes Elrond?"
The Lord of Imladris crooked a finger at his friend. An annoyed look passed over the advisor's face before he stepped into the study. "What are you doing?"
"Going for a ride."
"With all of that?" Elrond gestured to the bundled that Erestor left in the hall.
Erestor looked guiltily at the floor. "Well I was going to be gone for a couple of days."
Elrond leaned back in his chair. "And when were you going to tell me about this? And who is going with you?"
"I was going to tell you." Erestor insisted defensively. "I figured I would travel faster by myself. I won't be gone long. There is no reason to worry."
Elrond shook his head folding his arms across his chest. "Erestor really. You're acting like a child. I told you that I didn't want any elves to travel by themselves. There are still too many orcs roaming about and our border patrols are still reporting sightings."
"Elrond need I remind you I fought in the last alliance. I know what's out there."
"Then you will understand that I am sending someone with you." At Erestor's pout Elrond continued. "It's not a request."
Erestor rolled his chocolate eyes heaven wards. "Fine but they better be ready within the hour."
Elrond knocked on the door.
Elrond entered finding Glorfindel muttering to himself as he searched through a chest. The golden haired elf had a fierce scowl on his face as he searched through the contents. "Whatever are you looking for Glorfindel?"
"Something Cirdan gave me." Glorfindel through up his hands in defeat. "Of course why would I find it where I thought I left it? That would make sense."
Elrond chuckled at his seneschal. "I'm sure you will find it."
Glorfindel stood up brushing his clothes off. "What did you want Elrond?"
"Erestor is heading out of Imladris' borders to do some work for me."
"I want you to go with him."
Glrofindel's eyebrows shot up in surprise. "You've got to be joking."
Elrond shook his head. "Look I know you two don't always see eye to eye-"
"Eye to eye!" Glorfindel snorted. "That's an understatement. May I remind you he doesn't like me."
"The feeling seems to be mutual." Elrond stated dryly. "I believe that if you two would actually try it you may find out that you two could become friends."
"I doubt it."
"You two are so alike it's frightening."
Glorfindel put his hands on his hips in frustration. "You can not mean to send me out into the wild with an elf that cannot even defend himself!"
"What makes you think he can't defend himself?"
"You want me to baby-sit." Glorfindel stated flatly not ready to concede.
"I don't think there will be any babysitting involved." Elrond returned. "It's not a request Glorfindel. You have an hour to pack."