Disclaimer: Lord of the Rings belongs to J.R.R. Tolkien, and Dragonball Z belongs to Akira Toriyama. As you may have guessed, I am not one of the aforementioned people.

Author's Note: Constructive criticism is welcome. Opinions will be heard, but not necessarily acted upon. Flames will be ignored.

C: Chi-Chi of Dragon Ball Z

"You're sending little boys out to fight?" Chi-Chi asked in a deceptively calm voice.

"We need every man to defend the walls," Theoden replied impatiently.

"And you're sending the women off to hide?" Chi-Chi continued.

"Of course, it is our duty to defend those who are dependent upon us," Theoden snapped.

"He should not have said that," Legolas murmured softly to Gimli.

"Indeed not," Gimli agreed with a shudder.


Aragorn entered the room just in time to see Theoden's head detach itself from Chi-Chi's frying pan as he sank to the floor, unconscious.

"That had to hurt," Gimli commented with a knowing air.

"Where exactly does she conceal her…weapon?" Aragorn inquired curiously.

"I have found it to be more prudent not to ask," Legolas replied delicately.