Back Again By Siren

Hey guys! Here's the sequel I promised you all! I have some twists and turns planned for Lily, Legolas and Ayden. Of course there will be angst, seeing as how I love to put my characters through hell and back. I only own Lily, Ayden and Sarah. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lily sighed as she walked into the daycare. Children ran around, blissfully unaware of the world around them. Her gray eyes searched the room, and finally spotted a small figure. Smiling, she walked over to him and knelt down.

"Hey there Ayden. Ready to go home?"

Clear blue eyes met her's, and she saw a wide smile spread across his face. He nodded eagerly and threw himself into her arms. She picked him up with a mock grunt.

"Soon you'll be too big for mommy to pick up," she teased.

Ayden pouted and shook his head. "No!" he shouted and buried his face in her neck. She smiled and patted his back gently.

"I'm just kidding honey, don't worry." Walking over to the desk, she smiled at the owner of the daycare. "Hey Kelly. I'm taking Ayden home now."

Kelly nodded and grinned at Ayden. "Of course. Have a nice day Ayden!" she said and ruffled his hair. Ayden giggled, his eyes sparkling. Lily smirked, and picked up Ayden's small backpack. "C'mon kiddo, let's go home."

She pushed open the double doors, and walked towards her car. She couldn't believe that it had already been three years since her 'adventure'. It seemed like it was just yesterday that she fell into Middle Earth and met Legolas. She bit her lip at the thought of him.

After strapping Ayden into the car seat, she put the key in the ignition and started the car. She pushed all thoughts of Legolas away, and concentrated on driving. It was raining, and she felt nervous about driving in such conditions.

Soon they were on the road. Lily looked in the rear-view mirror, and glanced at her son. Ayden was glancing out the window, watching the scenery passing by. He looked so much like Legolas when he did that. Ayden was always watchful, always curious.

"How was daycare today?" she asked, breaking the silence. Ayden's eyes remained on the window.

"It was good. Lisa and I played tag," he replied. Lily smiled and nodded. "Sounds like fun."

Silence filled the car again. Glancing over her shoulder, she saw that Ayden had a pensive look on his face.


"He's coming."

Lily restrained herself from slamming on the brakes. 'He? As in Legolas?' "Who Ayden? Who's coming?"

Ayden didn't reply, his gaze never leaving the window. Lily felt her heart contract painfully. She had prayed with every ounce of her being that he would not inherit her visions, and by some stroke of luck he didn't. But he still predicted things before they happened. Sighing, she directed her attention back to the road.

An hour later, they arrived at her apartment. She couldn't afford to buy a new one, so she changed her office into a bedroom for Ayden. She went through hell trying to explain to everyone why she suddenly had a son. The best she could come up with was that she had been pregnant all along but was able to hide it.

Having Ayden cost her her college education though. Taking care of Ayden and earning a living took up most of her time. Parking the car, she got out and unstrapped Ayden from the car seat. Taking his small pack and his hand, they ran inside. Lily closed the door behind them and put his pack on the ground.

"Take off your coat, and go watch some T.V. Mommy has work to do, okay?"

Ayden nodded and handed her his coat. With that, he turned and scampered into the family room. Making sure that Ayden was alright, Lily took out her notebook and went to work balancing her checkbooks.

"Pen, pen, pen. Where did I put that stupid pen?"

Standing up, she walked into her room and sifted through her drawers. Her breath caught in her throat as her fingers brushed against something. Pushing the clothes aside, her gaze fell on what she had touched.

She picked up the object, feeling the cool metal resting on her palm. Tears blurred her vision at the sight of it. A small, silver band with intricate designs lie in her hand. Backing away from the dresser, she sat down on the bed. On the inside of the ring, something was engraved in elvish.

Using what little knowledge Legolas had taught her, she read it.

"Aratoamin," she whispered. His nickname for her, meaning 'my champion'.

"Some champion I turned out to be," she muttered coldly. Studying the ring, she bit her lip to keep from crying out. 'It couldn't hurt to try it on one more time,' she thought to herself. Hands shaking, she slipped on the ring. It warmed at the feeling of her skin, and she bit back a sob.

Legolas...oh how she missed him. How she needed him to be by her side. They had gone through hell and back together, only to be torn apart in the end. He had loved her, and she gave her heart and body to him. The years she lived before him were difficult, but now the years without him were close to unbearable.

Taking the ring off as she did that night three years ago, she buried her face in her hands. Her soul was craving his touch and his gentle voice. Feeling her heart clench, she cried.


Lily looked down to see a pair of blue eyes looking up at her.

'Legolas's eyes.'

"Why are you crying?" Ayden asked quietly. Lily shook her head and forced a smile. "I'm just tired honey." Frowning a bit, Ayden pulled himself onto the bed and wrapped his small arms around her neck.

"Don't be sad mommy."

Refusing to let any more tears fall, she pulled Ayden onto her lap and hugged him tightly. "I'm not sad sweetie. I'm just tired." Ayden rested his head on her shoulder. "Than take a nap."

Lily chuckled and nodded. "Let's both take a nap."

Ayden laid down and Lily laid down behind him, wrapping her arms around him. She watched as his eyes drooped and he fell asleep. Brushing the light brown hair from his face, she kissed his forehead. She let her own eyes close and fell asleep to the sound of her son's breathing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Father, I will not do this!"

Thranduil sighed and rubbed his forehead. "Legolas, you don't have a choice. I will be leaving these shores soon and when I do you must claim the throne. But first you need a wife."

Legolas glared at his father angrily. The war of the Ring had been over for three years now and his father seemed determined to see him wed. "Father, I am already engaged!" Thranduil stood up from his throne. "Yet this woman is not here! She has left, Legolas!"

His eyes softened a bit, and he sighed. "I know you loved the Lady Lily, but she has returned to her own world. The time has come for you to find a suitable bride, one who will not run away from you."

"She did not run away from me! She had to leave to save herself and my son!" Legolas looked away. "She would never run away from me," he whispered. Letting out a breath, he gripped the balcony rail.

It broke Thranduil's heart to see him like this. "Son, she is gone and it is very unlikely that she will return. I do this for your own good, Legolas." He hesitated before continuing. "I have spoken with Lord Radian. He and I agree that his daughter, Lady Reyna, would be a good wife for you. You two are to be wed next month."

Legolas's eyes widened and he turned to meet his father's gaze. "You mean to say that I am engaged to a she-elf that I haven't even met? Father, this is betrayal!"

"Do not raise your voice to me, Legolas!" Thranduil shouted. Legolas shrank back a bit, but still glared angrily. "I do this for the good of Mirkwood. If you do not choose a bride, than I shall choose one for you. You have one month to find a better match than Lady Reyna. If you cannot, than you shall wed her without complaint."

Legolas closed his eyes and looked away. "How am I to find her, father? She is a world away, and there is no magic to bring me to her." Thranduil put a hand on his back. "If it is meant to be, than love will find a way."

Legolas nodded and walked away. He had much to think about, including a way to find Lily. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lily slept peacefully, her arms still holding Ayden gently. In her peaceful slumber, one hand opened and the ring fell to the ground. It landed on the carpet softly and began to glow. Low voices whispered in an unknown language, and the air began to shimmer.

Find me here

Speak to me

I want to feel you

I need to hear you

Legolas was standing in a clearing, deep in thought. He knew that he would not be able to find Lily anywhere in Middle Earth. She was gone, along with his son. He could still remember her face when she left. She looked so torn, so broken. He wondered if she and Ayden were safe. Did she miss him?

You are the light

That is leading me

To the place where

I find peace again

Lily stirred a bit in her sleep, and sighed a name. "Legolas..."

Legolas's eyes widened at the sound of a voice. It was very faint, but he heard it. Someone was calling him, and that someone sounded like Lily. "Lily?" His heart began to race, and he looked around. "Lily!" he called out. The air around him began to shimmer and move as it did when she left, and his skin became warm.

A light flashed, and he felt himself being torn away from the forest clearing.

You are the strength

That keeps me walking

You are the hope

That keeps me trusting

The light faded, and he found himself inside a dimly lit room. Strange furniture filled it, along with strange paintings and devices. He had no idea where he was, but he knew it wasn't Mirkwood.

You are the life to my soul

You are my purpose

You are everything

And how can I

Stand here with you

And not be moved by you

Legolas peered into the rooms, only finding more strange devices. Pushing open one door, he found what appeared to be a child's bedroom. A smile tugged at his lips, but he didn't dare to hope.

Pushing open another door, he felt his breath catch in his throat. Two forms were sprawled on the bed. A woman was holding a small child, and his eyes grew wide. The woman had light brown hair, and though her eyes were closed, he knew they were gray. They child also had light brown hair, but his ears were slightly pointed.

Would you tell me

How could it be

Any better than this

You calm the storms

Legolas walked to the bed, not making a sound. He felt a cry make its way up his throat as he got a better look at the two mortals. The woman was Lily, and the child was Ayden. Falling to his knees, he thanked the Valar.

Afraid that she might not be real, he reached out and brushed the hair from her face. She stirred a bit and leaned into his touch. "Legolas..." she sighed. The elf nearly jumped for joy. "Aratoamin," he whispered. Lily stirred again and opened her eyes.

You give me rest

You hold me in your hands

You won't let me fall

You still my heart

Lily felt something brush the hair away from her eyes and couldn't help but lean into the touch. She sighed Legolas's name, thinking it was just another dream.


Lily's heart froze, and she opened her eyes. Kneeling next to her was the elf of her dreams. She gasped at the sight of him, and sat up. "Legolas?"

The elf smiled softly and nodded. Tears brimmed in Lily's eyes as she lifted a hand and touched his face. Legolas moved closer to the bed, allowing her to touch him. Her fingers brushed his cheek, his chin and his nose. They traced his ears and his lips, exploring all that they could.

"You're real?" Legolas nodded again, his eyes shining with tears as well. Lily's bottom lip trembled, and she threw herself into his arms. Legolas gasped at the contact, but quickly returned the embrace. "I missed you so much," she whispered into his shirt. He stroked her back softly and kissed her neck. "I missed you too, Lily."

Ayden opened his eyes tiredly and blinked the sleep away. Looking up, he saw his mom hugging someone. "Mom, who's that?" he asked.

And you take my breath away

Would you take me in

Would you take me deeper now

'Cause you're all I want

You are all I need

You are everything


2 Be Continued


Well, that's the first chapter of the sequel. The song is 'Everything' by Lifehouse. I'll be updating as often as I can. My sister lost the power- cord to her laptop and has to borrow mine all the time. Grrrrrr. Sisters. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it!