Make Me Stronger

American Idiot

Chapter seventeen! I'm on a roll!

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Chapter Seventeen: American Idiot

/Don't wanna be an American idiot! Don't want a nation under the new media! And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind fuck America!-Green Day/

"Did we lose him? I think we lost him." Pippin stated breathlessly to Bianca, Marley, Pebbles and Merry. (A/N: Did you all really think I killed Bianca? ;))

"I'm going to rip out your filthy little innards!"

"No, Pippin. We didn't." Bianca groaned before the five began running again.

"Come here!"

"Trees!" Marley gasped. Merry caught on. "Climb a tree!"

Bianca jumped up last, following the hobbits up the tree. "He's gone!" Merry grinned as he looked around.

Bianca screamed when she felt something grab her ankle, and she fell.

"Bianca!" The hobbits shouted. None of the noticed that two eyes were looking at them.

"Let's put a maggot hole in your belly!" The Uruk suggested to Bianca, who was held down to the ground.

"Hooooom!" Came a deep voice. Pebbles screamed upon seeing the tree move, and let go. The tree caught her, and the rest of her friends.

"Run Bianca!" Marley shouted.

Bianca tried to run, but, after placing Marley and Merry on his shoulders, he reached down and picked her up.

"Little Orcs... Except this one." He looked at Bianca.

"It's talking, Merry! The tree is talking!" Pippin gasped.

"Tree? I am no tree! I am an Ent!" Treebeard replied.

Merry blinked. "A tree-herder! A shepherd of the forest!"

"Don't talk to it, Merry!" Pippin said quickly.

"Don't encourage it!" Bianca agreed as Treebeard squeezed her tightly.

"Treebeard, some call me." He introduced.

"And whose side are you on?" Pebbles asked.

"Side? I am on nobody's side, because nobody's on my side, little Orc. Nobody cares for the woods anymore."

"We're not Orcs! We're hobbits!" Merry informed him.

"Hobbits? NEver heard of a hobbit before. Sounds like Orc mischief to me! They come with fire. They come with axes. Gnawing, biting, breaking hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers! Curse them!"

"No! You don't undestand! They're hobbits! Halflings! Shire-folk!" Bianca promised. "And I'm your average woman!"

"Maybe you are... And maybe you aren't... The White Wizard will know..."

"The White Wizard?" Marley, Pebbles and Pippin chorused.

"Saruman..." Merry whispered.

Treebeard set them all down, and they looked up to see the White Wizard.

As they ran through the forest, Gimli stopped at a bush. He tasted the substance he saw in a leaf, and spit it out. "Orc blood."

They all continued running. "These are strange tracks." Aragorn muttered.

"The air is so close in here..." Gimli.

Boromir was silent. Grieving Bianca alongside Angel and Lily.

"This forest is old. Very old... Full of memory... And anger..." Legolas observed quietly.

A deep groaning was heard. Lily notched an arrow, while Gimli raised his axe, and Angel and Boromir drew their swords.

"The trees are speaking to each other..." Legolas continued.

"Gimli! Lower your axe! The rest of you put your weapons away as well!"

Gimli blinked, before doing so. "Oh..."

"Aragorn, nad no ennas." (Something's out there.) Legolas stepped up to his friend.

"Man cenich?" (What do you see?) Aragorn questioned.

Legolas looked around them, before whispering. "The White Wizard approaches."

"Do not let him speak. He wll put a spell on us." Aragorn instructed quietly, as everyone prepared their weapons. "We must be quick!"

They all quickly spun around and were greeted by a brilliant white light. Gimli threw his axe. It was deflected. Legolas and Lily both fired arrows. Deflected. Aragorn's, Angel's and Boromir's sword turned red hot and they dropped them.

None of them could see who it was. The light was too bright. "You are tracking the footsteps of four young hobbits."

"Where are they?" Aragorn shouted.

"They passed this way. The day before yesterday. They met someone they did not expect. Does that comfort you?"

"Who are you?" Aragorn questioned. "Show yourself!"

The light faded to reveal Gandalf.

"It cannot be..."

All except Aragorn immeadiatly kneeled in respect of the old wizard.

"You fell..." Aragorn whispered.

"Through fire... And water. From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak. I fought with the Balrog of Morgoth. Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountainside. Darkness took me. And I strayed out of thought and time. Stars wheeled overhead and every day was as long as a life age of the Earth. But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I've been sent back. Until my task is done."

"Gandalf..." Aragorn stepped closer.

"Gandalf?" He asked. "Yes... That was what they used to call me. Gandalf the Grey... That was my name..." He smiled.

"Gandalf." Gimli chuckled. Angel and Lily ran over and hugged him as he said "I am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now. At the turn of the tide."

Before anyone could say anything else, a voice said.

"OI! What's the big idea old man? Leaving me behind like that? I got lost for a minute, then I saw the light and- ANGEL! LILY! YOU'RE ALIVE!"

The two looked up and grinned.



"Course I am! Did you honestly doubt me?" She laughed as they group-hugged.

"Did you honestly doubt us?" Angel and Lily shot back, grinning.

They all laughed and hugged eachother tighter.

"Glad to see you're a bit better." Bianca looked at Angel.

"She was stumbling around like she had to much rum when they found us." Lily jabbed her thumb in the direction of Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Boromir.

Bianca grinned upon seeing them. "Hey guys!"

"How's your eye?" Lily asked.

"Fine. I'm completely fine. And so are Marley and Pebbles in case you're wondering. And Merry and Pippin. Where's Farren?"

"She went with Frodo and Sam." Boromir spoke up.

"To?" Bianca prompted, before slapping a hand to her forehead. "Oh... Mordor... Right... To see Voldemort- I mean to destroy the Ring."

"Voldemort?" Legolas asked.

"AHH!" Lily shouted, clutching her hands over her ears. "Don't say the name!"

"IT'S HORRIBLE!" Angel agreed, covering her own ears as well.

Bianca rolled her eyes and flicked them on the backs of their heads. "You idiots..."

"That's us!" They both grinned. "American idiots!"

The three laughed again, before they followed Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli, Boromir and Legolas out of the forest.

"One stage of your journey is over. Another begins. We must travel to Edoras with all speed." Gandalf informed them.

"Edoras? That is no short distance!" Gimli complained.

He was ignored.

"We hear of trouble in Rohan. It goes ill with the king." Aragorn looked at Gandalf.

"Yes, and it will not be easily cured."

"Then we have run all this way for nothing? Are we to leave those poor hobbits here in this horrid, dark, dank tree infested-" The trees were groaning again. "I mean, charming! Quite charming forest!"

"It was more than mere chance that brought Merry, Pippin, Pebbles and Marley to Fangorn. A great poewr has been sleeping here for many long years. The coming of Merry, Marley, Pippin and Pebbles will be like the falling of small stones... That starts an avalanche in the mountains."

"In one thing you have not changed, dear friend." Aragorn chuckled. Gandalf gave him a curious look.

"Ya still speak in riddles!" Angel shouted from the back.

They all laughed.

"A thing is a bout to happen that has not happened since the Elder Days. The Ents are going to wake up. And find that they are strong."

"Strong?" Gimli shouted. "Oh... That's good!"

"So stop your fretting, Master Dwarf. Merry, Marley, Pebbles and Pippin are quiet safe! In fact, they are far safer than you are about to be!"

"This new Gandalf's more grumpy than the old one." Gimli mumbled. Angel, Lily and Bianca, upon hearing him, laughed.

Outside the forest, Gandalf let out a high, long, loud whistle. A great white horse came galloping up to the eight of them, and their four horses.

"That is one of the Mearas... Unless my eyes are cheated by some spell."

Gandalf greeted the horse by bowing his head and stroking him. "Shadowfax. He is the lord of all horses... And has been my friend through many dangers."

Bianca stared at the horse. She'd always loved horses. "Gandalf can I-"

"Of course."

She squealed happily and ran over, stroking Shadowfax softly. "Hi Shadowfax." She said quietly. "He's beautiful..." She whispered, smiling.

"Oi! On the horse now!" Lily ordered. Bianca walked over, and jumped on the horse Lily was sitting on. "Does she have a name yet?"

"No." Lily shook her head.

"How about... Aaliyah?"

Lily grinned. "Hey there Aaliyah!"

Angel got on Hasufel with Aragorn. Legolas and Gimli were on Arod. Boromir rode Behleg.

"WE GO TO EDORAS!" Bianca grinned.

"And be American idiots on the way!" Angel laughed, keeping her arms locked around Aragorn's torso. Blushing slightly as she did so.

"HELL YEAH!" Lily cheered. "Except... I don't... Well..." She froze upon hearing Bianca humming American Idiot by Green Day. "Don't wanna be an American Idiot!" She sang, grinning.

"Don't want a nation under the new media! And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind fuck America!" Angel and Bianca sang along, laughing as they did so.

"Oi!" Lily clapped Bianca on the back of the head. "Don't swear, Beebee. It's not healthy."

Angel laughed. This'd be a fun ride...

Haha... Green Day is awesome.


Angel, Lily and Bianca: What?


Marley: Coolness!

Pebbles: How old are you gonna be?

As of January 19th, 2012, I will be FOURTEEN! Finally...

Angel: Ahh... Fourteen... I remember those days...

Lily: Those fun, fun days...


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