Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Green Ghosts

Gandalf clumped his staff on the ground and looked around. He had no idea why he had been summoned here and by whom. The rock under the tree gave an air of knowing more than him and turned what passed for its back on him.

“Show yourself!!” he suddenly roared. “Who is it who brought me here? The Wizard’s Sign is never broadcast unless there is going to occur a dire disaster in the…” He broke off when the branches of the tree shook and a few leaves fell on him.

Gandalf sighed and looked up.

“I should have known it would be you, Virdi the Verdant. No one else would take me away from the Wizard’s Council.”

The wizard up in the tree stretched his arm and examined his fingers. Then with a lithe jump, he somersaulted and sailed to the ground.

“Gandalf the Grey, you could never resist a challenge. That is why you are here.”

“There is no challenge in what you propose.”

“All I ask is for you to place your hand on this and tell me what you sense,” said the young wizard.

Gandalf looked askance at the squat object on the ground.

“I do not foretell the future,” he said, impatiently.

Virdi stood with his hands on his hips and wiggled his eyebrows.

Gandalf flung out a hand.

“Very well, I do, I do, I will! Just don’t do that with your eyebrows. Why of all the wizards did you have to be the one who saw me …..do what I did,” he grumbled.

Virdi stretched his arms out, and looked up at the sky.

“Then how could I have had all this,” he said.

Gandalf raised his staff and said,"Quiet!”

Virdi the Verdant stepped back a pace. He might be the only one who could get around Gandalf’s iron will but he respected the older wizard’s powers. And his voice, he thought, as the old Wizard thundered:“Then the gloom gathered; darkness growing in Valinor, the red blood flowing Beside the Sea, where the Noldor slew The Foamriders, and stealing drew Their white ships with their white sails From lamplit havens ...”

“Don’t laugh!” said Gandalf breaking off in midchant. “I’ll have you know it works,” he fulminated.

Virdi had doubled up in mirth. But now he straightened up and said, his voice wobbling with the effort to keep his laughter in check, "You might as well as say cabbages and tomatoes, Gandalf! You know it works for you.”

Gandalf pointed the staff at him.

“No," said Virdi, backing away.

“I saw the future,” said Gandalf, “and you are in it.”

“NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo……………!”

“OH.”

There was a long pause.

Virdi’s tone changed.

“OHH. HO HO HO,”

Gandalf smiled to himself and walked away, in his Universe.

Virdi dusted himself off and looked at the people around him. It would not take long to look like them. But it would take a long time for them to come round to his way of thinking.

He spoke aloud,

“Well, I shall make a start and change their…..”

“ATTITUDE. Man you have that…your clothes, your walk…major man,” said someone passing by.

Virdi nodded.

“Attitude. Yes, that’s what it shall be.”

And he walked into the New Universe.

6 comments:

ritzkini 5:41 AM, October 21, 2004  

Lahaul vilakuat !! Miyan...ye aapney kya likha hai ?? Culd understand the attitude wala part and the harry potter fundas...but stil significance,etc..still a little confused...anyways,as long as u felt it wasw worth blogging "what fa duck !!"
;-0
accha chal...i get paid to work not comment on ur blogs !!

kini

ritzkini 5:41 AM, October 21, 2004  
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Anonymous,  9:44 AM, October 27, 2004  

hope ur having REAL adventures....but doesn't look like it..... :)KB

virdi 8:13 PM, October 27, 2004  

hey KB no more leg pulling ok??

Anonymous,  5:46 AM, October 28, 2004  

why not virdi? no more pyl? u restricting my freedom in this terrible manner? sorry KB wastes no wit- especially at your expense.

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