A reunion between Wizards and Halflings

Merry and Pippin were thrown onto the forest floor by Treebeard, and saw white travelling boots, new and fresh, and white-clothed legs.

Slowly, they looked up. They could not believe their eyes.

It was Gandalf. His robes and hair were now white, his hair was straighter, and he had lost his hat, but it was Gandalf all right.

Merry was about to exclaim in joy when Pippin let out a scream of terror.

"It's Gandalf's ghost! He's come back to haunt me for getting him killed!" The Hobbit blubbed.

Gandalf pinched the bridge of his nose. He had no doubt that he had not been away long at all.

"I am not a ghost, you fool of a Took! I am Gandalf reborn!" He sighed, exasperated, yet happy to be back.

"Oh." Replied Pippin "So not a Ghost?"

"No."

"Not even a little?"

"Of all the inquisitive Hobbits, Peregrine Took, you are the worst!"

Treebeard looked at Gandalf "So... not, Orcs then?"

"No Treebeard." Replied Gandalf, calmly.

"Ah. Okay then. Do you want me to go?" Asked the Ent.

"No." Gandalf told him, looking at the Two Hobbits "What happened?"

"Oh. We got captured by Orcs and... Orc-like things." Replied Merry.

"We think Frodo and Sam might be going off on their own while Gimli, Legolas, and Aragorn try to rescue us."

"And what of Boromir?"

The two Halflings bowed their heads, not uttering a word. Gandalf understood.

"I see." he nodded "I am going to find our friends." He looked up "Treebeard, take care of them for me, will you?"

"Of course, White Wizard." Treebeard obediently replied, gently lifting the two Hobbits onto his shoulders.

"Are you going already?" Pippin asked, disappointed. They had only just reunited, and now they were parting again.

"We shall see each other again, Pippin and Merry. But for now I must rally armies." Replied Gandalf.

There was a flash of white light, and the White Wizard was gone.

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Sorry it's so short but I don't want to write this too long cos School just started again after Easter Holidays and I have to do homework soon.