Chapter 18 ~ "Epilogue"

~ written by Thecla (with only a couple of tweaks by Nebride, who, because she is a writer, cannot leave anything written alone without tweaking it. ;)

A wry Elvin smile.

"Good morning."

A wizardess' purr. "Mmm . . . 'morning."

Elvin eyes begin to narrow.

Wizardess' eyebrows raise in a question.

"Forget 'wanton'. You are worse than that."

Small giggle.

A snort and fingers thrum on the bed.

"You will be the death of me even before our first anniversary."

A laugh and the sound of a kiss. A very firm kiss.


"Humph?? You enjoyed that, my Lord. Don't try to tell me differently."

Another kiss.

A speculative stare.

"What?" A twinkle of mischief in green eyes.

Exhalation. "You told me you were not skilled in love making. If that were true, then how in Middle-Earth did you know about kissing me here . . ."

Points to area in question.

". . . and here."

Points again.

"Not to mention the uhm . . . that spot there!"

Points lower.

"Well, uhm. . . ," a smug grin, "you are not exactly the first lover I have shared my bed with."

Eyes narrowing, jealousy sparking. "*You*. . . have done *that*. . . to someone else as well?"

"Uh huh. . ," eyelashes fluttering.

"Humph! I do not believe you! You are teasing me!"

"I am not!"

"We share song, I hear it! You are jesting!"

A burst of laughter. "And yet you are jealous!"

"I am not!"

"Are too!"


More wizardess' giggles.

"You have not answered my question, woman."

A chuckle. "And I am not going to, my Lord.".

Distracting kiss. A hand traveling to said spot.

An Elvin gasp.

A triumphant grin.


Staring contest.

A pounce.

A squeal.


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A/N: An extra, extra special thanks to my fabulous beta reader and co- author, Thecla, who sent me this gem. You rock, Girl! :D

And now, Dear Readers, I am going to leave you on this happy note for a while. I am badly in need of rest and different scenery, so I'm going to take a few months off. My muse has already packed her bags, in fact and is just waiting for me to finish this up. I saw her including a bathing suit and suntan lotion in her luggage, so I strongly suspect she is headed for the beach somewhere. The Caribbean, perhaps? ;)

Updates on "Heart of a King" will be rather slow in coming. I'm sorry about that! Please see my note about my stupid #$%^! Internet connection on my bio. Grrr.

I also interrupted a science fiction novel that I'm writing for publication two years ago when I started these stories and need to get back to it. Plus I'm sending in some of my children's stories (two can be found at Fiction Press) so wish me luck in finding a good publisher. And I've begun participating/hosting a writers group at my library, so by the time I come back to story #5 of the Legolas/Alede adventures, my writing skills should have improved and my muse will be rested and ready to go! :)

Thank you so much for all of your comments, well wishes and loyalty. You guys are fabulous readers!!!!!!!!!!! I could not have done it without you or without Thecla's fabulous help, encouragement and co-writing!!! *Big hugs all around!!!*

If you wish, I would be happy to e-mail you once I start posting "Elvin Home". Just let me know.

Bye for now,

~ Nebride :D :D :D