With thanks to Raksha
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Cat and Mouse
“You do not know?”
“I do not. The future is unclear even to me.”
“Will Estel triumph and return? I beg of you, Mithrandir to protect him!”
“That is not within my powers, child. I advise. I do not interfere.”
Arwen’s grey eyes flashed with anger. The Wizard tensed, but stood his ground.. With her elegant, almost feline grace, Arwen looked about to pounce upon him. He ruefully recalled a cat he had once known which belonged to her grandmother that had delighted in pulling his beard.
“I will, though, faithfully protect Aragorn, as one friend does another,” he promised, smiling.