May it Be By Siren

Hey guys! Well, this is it. The last chapter of May it Be. I'd like to thank everyone who reviewed. You guys are amazing. I'm already working on the sequel, and it should be posted in a few days. I don't own the song 'My Last Breath' by Evanescence. All I own is Lily. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Legolas gripped the bow tightly, aiming an arrow.

Saruman's army was massive. Ten thousand Uruk-Hai stood in front of Helm's Deep, poised to attack. Aragorn was standing beside him, also aiming an arrow. Someone let their arrow fly, striking an Uruk-Hai in the neck. The beast fell, and everyone was silent. Legolas's eyes widened. 'Their weakness....' "Aim for their necks!" he shouted.

The leader of Saruman's army roared and lifted his sword.

The battle had begun.

Lily heard the battle rage outside, and could hear her heart pounding. Dropping to her knees, she did something she hadn't done in a while. She prayed. Clasping her hands together, she began to recite every prayer she knew.

'Please keep my friends safe!'

The children had begun to whimper, and the women held them tightly. "Hush children, all will be fine, you'll see."

Feeling someone tugging on her shirt, Lily looked down to see a little girl. "Papa's out there," she said quietly. Her eyes softening, Lily knelt down and pulled the girl into her arms.

"My fiancé will look after him, I promise. You'll see your papa again," she soothed. Holding the girl gently, she closed her eyes and tried to block out the sounds of the war. 'Please be safe, Legolas.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Uruk-Hai were swarming the fortress, climbing onto the ledge using ladders. Legolas kicked a ladder away, and took out his knives. Turning around, he slashed at his enemies.

"Legolas!"

Hearing Aragorn's voice, he turned to see the ranger looking at something. Following his gaze, he saw an Uruk-Hai running toward the wall with a torch.

"Ndengina ho, Legolas! Ndengina ho!"

Readying his bow, he fired at the creature. It continued running. Another arrow. The Uruk-Hai was still standing, as though it didn't feel the arrows at all. "Get off the wall!" Aragorn shouted.

Eyes wide, Legolas watched as the wall exploded, sending rock, dust, elves and men flying. He had never seen anything like it. Gimli and Aragorn had been thrown off the ledge from the impact, but they stood up and continued fighting.

Turning around, Legolas saw an Uruk-Hai raising an axe, preparing to slash at Haldir.

"Haldir! Tira ten!"

For a moment, he thought that Lily's vision might come true. But Boromir was quick to save the day. He cut off the Uruk-Hai's arm, and beheaded it. Legolas sighed with relief, and resumed fighting.

Soon his elvish knives were stained with the blood of Uruk-Hai, and his hair was matted. He soon began to feel his hope fading. No matter how many enemies he slayed more kept coming. When would it end? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lily gasped, and her eyes flew open. She was standing next to Legolas, watching him fight viciously. It was the look on his face that caught her by surprise. He looked so tired, so drained.

His eyes were empty, as though he was fighting on autopilot.

"Legolas?"

He didn't seem to hear her, and slashed at another enemy.

"Legolas, snap out of it!"

Suddenly the world faded away, and all that remained was the two of them.

"There are so many. They just keep coming..."

"Legolas, you've got to keep fighting."

"The fighting will never stop. No matter how many I kill, there will always be more."

Lily grabbed his face and forced him to look at her. "Hey! Don't you even think about giving up! We are going to have a baby, remember? If you give up, than what will happen to the baby and I? We need you, Legolas."

He let out a sigh, suddenly looking much older. Cupping his cheek, Lily smiled softly. "Hey. Look at me." He did, and was surprised to see tears in her eyes. "I love you, you stupid elf. Please don't give up," she pleaded.

After a moment, Legolas faded away, and Lily was inside the caves again. Touching the ring on her finger, she shut her eyes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Legolas snapped out of his stupor, and began to fight once more.

'Don't give up.'

Lily's voice echoed in his mind. Had that been real? Had she somehow crossed into his mind? It didn't matter. He had a fiancé and son to protect. Letting out a yell, he rushed into a group of Uruk-Hai and began slashing away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lily bit her lip as a wav of pain washed over her. 'What's happening?' Standing up, she limped away from the women and children. She felt something wet dripping down her legs, and glanced down. 'Holy shit...'

"My water broke!"

Lily began to take short, quick breaths. "This is impossible! It's too soon! This can't be happening!" Feeling a contraction coming on, she slid down the cave walls and onto the ground. "Eowyn!" she shouted.

"Lily?"

Eowyn's eyes widened at the sight before her. Lily's stomach had rounded out to that of a woman nine months pregnant. "By the Valar..."

"A little help here! This baby is very impatient!"

Eowyn quickly rushed over to her, and knelt next to her. "How did this happen?" Lily looked up at her in annoyance. "How should I know? One month ago I was one very happy not so pregnant woman, and now I'm giving birth! You tell me how this happened!"

Eowyn took her hand and gave it a squeeze. Lily let out a cry as another contraction came. "This baby had better come out a full grown elf, because that's what it feels like!" The shield maiden laughed.

"I need you to push Lily."

Lily rolled her eyes, and pushed. "Pushing!" she yelled. After a moment, her face relaxed and she let out a scream. "I want this baby out, and I want him out NOW!" Eowyn lifted up Lily's dress a bit and her eyes widened. "You may not have to wait long. Push again!"

Lily shut her eyes tightly and pushed. "I see a head!" Lily opened her eyes, panting. "Really? My baby has a head?" she asked excitedly. Eowyn laughed and nodded. "Oh, and a shoulder! I see a shoulder! Push!"

Lily pushed again, and Eowyn squealed. "I see arms! Your baby has a torso!" Lily grunted as she pushed. "And here I was thinking it would only have a head and shoulders! Now pull that kid out of me!"

Eowyn supported the baby's head, careful not to harm him. "Push!"

"I AM PUSHING! WHY DON'T YOU PUSH?" Lily roared. (A.N.- Whoa. Pregnant lady anger!)

"It's out! It's out!"

Lily closed her eyes, and took a few deep breaths. She opened her eyes to see Eowyn smiling brightly. "Oh he's beautiful Lily. Like a little angel."

"I need a blanket!" A woman rushed forward and handed the shield maiden a blanket. Eowyn wrapped the baby in it, and handed the small bundle to Lily. The baby's head rested on her chest, and Lily smiled through her tears.

"Hey there little guy. I hope your ride was better than mine."

The baby's eyes opened, and Lily smiled. They were clear blue, just like the father's. He looked up at her tiredly, as though to say 'yeah, my ride was just smooth'. Lily laughed and stroked his face.

"Hey there Ayden." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The battle was over.

Legolas wiped the sweat from his brow, and sheathed his knives. The battle had been brutal, but he and his friends survived. Walking over to the caves, he saw Eowyn dash out.

"Legolas! Legolas!" she shouted.

His eyes widened. "Is it Lily? Is she alright?" he asked worriedly. The shield maiden just grabbed his wrist and dragged him into the caves.

"Where's Lily?" he asked.

"I'm right here."

He looked to his right, and gasped. Lily was propped up against a wall, holding a small bundle in her arms. She looked exhausted, but happy. "Is that...?"

Lily nodded. "Say hello to your son."

He knelt next to her, and pulled the blanket away a bit. Sure enough, a sleeping baby lay underneath it.

"He's beautiful," he whispered.

Lily smiled. "Just like his father."

Ayden opened his eyes, and looked over at Legolas.

"Ayden, this is your father. Legolas, this is Ayden."

Legolas took the baby into his arms, still amazed. The baby's eyes were a clear blue, like his. Looking at his ears, he noticed that they had a slightly pointed tip. Grinning, he looked over at Lily.

"This is amazing!"

Lily smiled tiredly and nodded. "And he came out sooner than I expected."

Still grinning, Legolas pulled Lily into his arms and kissed her forehead.

"I love you both," he whispered.

Lily rested her head on his shoulder and smiled. "I love you too." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The battle had been over for hours. The others had come and cooed over the baby. Boromir introduced himself to Ayden as his uncle, making everyone laugh. After a while though, they retreated to the healing room to help those wounded in combat, leaving Lily and the baby alone.

Lily stood on the ledge, holding Ayden in her arms. She kissed his forehead softly, and glanced up at the night sky. Seeing a soft glow beside her, she felt her eyes well with tears.

'It's time,' her mother said.

Lily nodded. "Can I say goodbye to him?" Her mother nodded.

Hold on to me love

You know I can't stay long

All I wanted to say was

I love you and I'm not afraid

Lily walked into the healing room. Numerous cots were set up, holding the injured and dying. Legolas was tending to a wounded soldier, not noticing her presence.

"Legolas?"

The elf perked up, and smiled at her. Whispering something to the patient, he stood up and walked over to her.

"What are you doing up so late?" he asked. Lily shrugged. "I couldn't sleep." Looking down at Ayden, he grinned. "He's amazing." She nodded. After a moment, she looked up at him. "Legolas?" "Hm?"

"Do you remember your promise?"

Legolas frowned, and nodded. "Of course. Why? Did you have another vision?" Lily shook her head. "No. I just wanted to say that I love you. I never thought that I'd meet anyone like you. Legolas, I will always love you, not matter what happens."

Now Legolas was getting worried. "Lily, what's wrong?" She shook her head and forced a smile. "Nothing," she lied. Holding the baby in one arm, she smiled and kissed him lightly.

Can you hear me?

Can you feel me in your arms?

Holding my last breath

Safe inside myself

Are all my thoughts of you

Lily deepened the kiss, fighting hard not to cry. 'This is the last time I'll ever kiss him. The last time he'll ever hold me.'

She finally broke the kiss and pulled away. Legolas looked a bit confused, and she smiled. "Quel kaima," she said. Turning around, she began to walk away. "Quel kaima, Aratoamin."

Sweet rapture and life

It ends here tonight

Once outside of the healing room, Lily broke down. Silent tears slipped down her cheeks as she made her way to the ledge.

I'll miss the winter

A world of fragile things

Look for me in the white forest

Hiding in a hollow tree

Legolas watched her leave, frowning. Something wasn't right. Why did she act as though she was saying goodbye? Whatever was happening to her, he was going to find out. Putting down a roll of bandages, he took after her.

I know you can hear me

I can taste it in your tears

Holding my last breath

Safe inside myself

Are all my thoughts of you

Lily's mother was waiting for her patiently. It broke her heart when she saw Lily walking toward her. "It's time." Lily nodded, and watched as the air in front of her began to shimmer.

Sweet rapture and life

It ends here tonight

Legolas ran towards the ledge where Lily was, and stopped short. Lily was there, but so was another woman. The air around her began to shimmer and move. Eyes wide, he realized what was happening.

Closing your eyes

You pray your dreams will leave you here

But still you wake and know the truth

No one's there

"Lily, stop!" he shouted.

Lily's head whipped toward him, her eyes wide. "Legolas?" He started to move forward, but felt all of his muscles tense. He tried to move, but found he could not.

"Do not interfere, Legolas Greanleaf. This is the only way to save her and your child," the woman said.

Legolas shook his head. "You're wrong! Lily, don't go! Stay with me!" he pleaded.

Say goodnight

Don't be afraid

Calling me

Holding me

As you fade to black

The wind began to swirl around Lily and the woman, and he became desperate. Fighting against the invisible force, he tried to get to her. "Lily, please! Don't do this!" Her face crumpled as she began to cry. "I'm sorry!" she shouted over the wind. Legolas felt his muscles begin to tear, but paid no attention to it. "LILY!"

Say goodnight

Holding my last breath

Don't be afraid

Safe inside myself

Holding me

Are all my thoughts of you

A light flashed, and they were gone. The force holding him back disappeared, and he fell to his knees. They were really gone. Lily and Ayden were gone...Tears clouding his vision, he began to weep. "Lily...LILY!"

Lily gasped as the light faded. She was back in her apartment, with Ayden in her arms. She was standing in front of her window, rain sliding down the glass. Not a minute has passed since she left.

Ayden began to cry in her arms, and she sat down on the bed. "I'm back. Legolas...Oh God Legolas! Forgive me. Please, forgive me," she cried. Holding Ayden to her, she broke down. Tears streamed down her face, and her shoulders shook.

Sweet rapture and life

It ends here tonight

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SOB! I actually cried while I wrote this. I know, I'm evil for ending it like this. But like I said, there is a sequel coming up! And now for a few explanations:

Lily HAD to take Ayden with her. If there was any chance that she passed the visions on to him, than he would be in danger. Also, she said 'yes' to Legolas's proposal because she loves him! Anyway, more will be explained in the sequel. ^_^