"What?! Where are they?!" Lucian exclaimed, while still grasping Elrohir's shaking arm tightly. He was sure that was going to leave a bruise.
Lucian looked down, feeling his foot kick something. "What the..." He saw the unconscious king of Mirkwood.
"We need a distraction." Gwaine suggested.
Vampirella smiled. "I have an idea." She walked almost silently to their only exit which was, of course, being guarded. She hid behind a monument and...
"Imtheochaidh soir is siar
A dtainig ariamh
An ghealach is an ghrian
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the day fol the day"
The other member of the Poke-e-Gheists laughed. The guards heard the singing and left to find where it was coming from. To help her out a little, Jazz used processor over matter to move the sound waves so the guards went in the wrong direction.
"Theme from Harry's Game. When we first heard it, V said it sounded elvish." Skywarp explained.
Vampirella smiled and bowed. "Good can we go now?"
"Not so fast!"
They all turned to see Lucian, his knife pressing against someone's throat...
"Ssh, wait." Glorfindel stopped Elladan. The slayer pointed to the palace doors, where anyone else would have just seen figures but, being elves, they saw exactly what was going on.
Elladan gasped. "Ro."
"He'll be OK, El." Glorfindel couldn't think of anything else to do to comfort the twin other than, awkwardly, putting an arm around him.
They all had their weapons ready, except from Jack who was just leaning on the doorway.
"You could help." Arthur muttered, never taking his eyes off Lucian...or more accurately, Lucian's knife.
The pirate shrugged. "I could but I don't want to."
"How did you free that twelf?!" Lucian demanded.
"Twelf?" Gwaine asked.
"Oh it's what we call twin elves." Vampirella explained.
Legolas turned to the vampire. "Why did you need a name for twin elves?"
The Cybertronians froze, including Lucian. "Didn't they tell you?" He asked, never releasing his grip.
"Told them what?" Shockwave asked, trying to sound confused but failing badly.
"Then forget I just said that." Lucian pulled the knife away a little, but not enough to let Elrohir escape.
"SAID WHAT?" Legolas yelled.
Vampirella sighed. "It's how I know elvish, and it's how I recognized the Shire. I can tell you that Aragorn, son of Arathorn and heir to the throne of Gondor grew up with elves. I can also tell you he's pretty nice."
"There's a book by an organic called Tolkein." Lucian explained. "Lord of the Rings."
Vampirella smiled. "He went to Oxford. I'm going to Oxford."
Lucian sighed. "Frag it!" He removed his knife and pushed Elrohir away from him, before turning back round and raising his knife. "I'm not doing this any more!" He yelled
~You shall and you will~
"What was that?" Soundwave asked.
"I don't know what they are!" Lucian yelled, backing away slightly. "They were just...there!"
~And we always will be~
The voice sounded like many people whispering at different pitches all at once.
Lucian ducked as a small yet expensive looking vase flew towards him, smashing as it hit the wall.
"What's happening now?" Elladan asked, knowing Glorfindel won't actually have an answer.
"I...don't know...let's go."
They ran to the palace.
Turning to the door, they saw shadows. The others didn't think anything of it, but Lucian backed away. "Don't touch those!"
"Why?" Soundwave asked.
"They're not...are they?" Vampirella turned to the Doctor.
"What do they do?" The Doctor asked Lucian.
"Th-They seem to...sort of...incinerate their skin?"
Shockwave nodded. "If you're thinking what I think you're thinking, I think you may be right."
"What?! Tell us." Blitzwing yelled.
Elladan and Glorfindel approached until they saw the shadows. "THE SHADOWS!"
Elrohir looked up at the yell. "El!"
"Ro!" The older twin yelled.
"Stay there." Elrond ordered.
Legolas nodded. "Yes, we'll come to you."
"Is there another near exit?" Vampirella asked.
Lucian pointed down the left corridor. "That way."
"What were those things?" First Aid asked. "I mean when did you first...see them?"
They were running through the corridors trying to get to the nearest exit without being caught.
"A ground bridge opened up so I went to have a look and ended up here. Then they were just sort of...there." Lucian explained. "When you actually look, they're like..." He stopped. "...you know cartoons where the character's invisible but they want you to know where the character is so the space is a little...distorted?" He pointed. "The exit's there."
"Ro! Glorfindel!" Elrohir yelled running to his twin and friend.
"What happened in there?!" Elladan asked.
"Erm, I...don't really know."
Vampirella paused. "Anyone else here music?"