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Cold Heart


She stared at the large ship coming toward her. Its sails were open and the breeze was pushing it closer to the shore. Anna looked at the sparkling water that surrounded the ship, seemingly casting a protective aura over it.

            As the ship grew even closer, she smiled at the sounds from the other elves around her. They too, apparently, had decided that they were growing weary of Middle-Earth. Most knew they would probably never return, but that left them unfazed. The call of the sea was yet stronger to them than that of the land.

            The ship docked and everyone slowly went up the ramp and over the ship's deck before descending a staircase into the hull of the ship.

            Anna was the last one to board, but she, however, stayed on the deck. Ciridan came up the plank, smiling at her and following the others below the deck. The ship started moving slowly away from the large wooden dock.

            She looked back at the city that would be the last part of Middle-Earth she saw. The stone gleamed in the rising sun, its smooth surface sending a light glow over the whole city.

            There were very few elves left in Middle-Earth, and she hoped they would enjoy the rest of eternity living among men, for it was truly a new age and the age of Men.

            The ship rocked gently in the water and she turned away from what had once been her home. The home she couldn't remember, the home that for the last 10 years had caused her pain, the home she could never go back to.

            Hopefully Legolas and Elrohir wouldn't be angry with her for leaving them again. It had been Celeborn's idea after all. He had told her of the last ship that was leaving, and that looked like her best option. He was the one that had told the guards to let her out, seeing as how they wouldn't have let a lowly servant leave if the city was locked in. She had left Elrohir's sword on her bed along with a short note leaving instruction to return it to Arwen, seeing as how it had been her gift from her brother in the first place.

            She went down the steps and paused in the middle. She looked out at the land once more. Her heart felt sad and glad at the same time, and there was only one reason for both emotions. This was the last time she would look upon Middle-Earth.


A/N: IMPORTANT AUTHOR'S NOTE, PLEASE READ ALL OF IT! Well, its over. I hope that you enjoyed it and like my writing. I know this was short, but I needed to have to best ending that I could, and it just so happened that came in half the writing a normal chapter would take.

I would like to say a quick thank-you to my beta aragorns-gurl33, my friends Karen Rhine and Eowyn from Naboo for always helping me with the story when I hit writer's block, and also ELK, Aarien Star, dragonfly, Hillary, Brazgirl, Melia, Lady Light, Raven Elendil Black, Shining Star of Valinor, and last but not least Reindeer. There people have been avid readers since the beginning and I really appreciate all you support. If I forgot anyone then I thank you as well. (It's midnight and I can't remember everyone off the top of my head)

I will be putting my new story up at the beginning of June, but if you would like me to e-mail you and let you know when I post the first chapter, then leave your e-mail address in you review or you can e-mail me at rogue_elf111@yahoo.com to let me know. And not, here is the summary of my upcoming story.

            An elf has done many terrible things in her past working for Saruman. She decided to repent for her sins by working as a healer in Caras Galadhon hoping to save lives instead of taking them. All she wants to do is leave the past behind her, but will an inquisitive Marchwarden cause her newfound world to come crashing down? And when she is forced to make a decision, will she convert back to her old ways and save the only person who ever cared about her or refuse and live with the guilt of their death?

This story will be a lot darker than this one, but I hope that you will still enjoy it. Again, I'm so glad that you all liked this story and I hope that you check out the upcoming one.

Also, I was thinking about writing a sequel to this story after im finished with my upcoming fic. If you think this is a good idea and would like to see a sequel, then let me know in your review or e-mail.