Life Goes On.

A/N - Sorry about this, just a little short one chapter fic.

I'm trying to take my mind off injections.

Enjoy, and don't cry too much!

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"Faith?" my sister Phoebe asked me.

I didn't answer.

"Faith, I know you're upset. It was me-"

"Don't you DARE say it was meant to happen!" I yelled, whipping around to face her.

"OK, I won't say it. Faith, you couldn't have saved him. Those Orcs were looking for trouble; Legolas was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Faith, you've got to go on living. Legolas wouldn't have wanted you to stop everything.

Life goes on. You've forgotten that.

Don't ever lose faith. I mean that in both senses. When Pandora opened her box and let all the evils out into the world, there was still hope left in the box. Deep down inside, I know that hope and Faith are still in there.

Life goes on." Phoebe stopped, took a breath and walked away.

I sighed, and rubbed my head. All these thoughts running wild in my head was too much for me to deal with.

Again, unbidden, a memory of Legolas' dying moments flashed into my head.

~#~ Flashback ~#~

Arod, Legolas' horse came cantering up to me as I was riding in the forest.

"Arod, what is it Mellon? {Friend}" I asked him. He seemed quite agitated, and wanted to lead me to something.

I followed him. What would you have done?

He made me go quite fast. I wasn't used to horses then, so I almost fell off a few times. *Ouch*

Eventually, we came to a clearing, in which there were loads of Orc bodies.

"Diola lle, mellonamin. {Thank you, my friend.}" I heard a soft, pain- filled voice say.

I looked around and saw Legolas lying on the ground, with an Orc arrow almost through his heart.

"Legolas!" I jumped off the horse and sprinted to his side. "What happened?" I asked him.

"Orcs. A whole raid." He said, in short breaths. "Faith, I never wanted to leave you. I wanted to be there to see our child grow up."

"Legolas, don't say that, of course you're going to be there! If you die, I will follow you to the halls of Mandos." I said, my voice breaking.

"Faith, you have to go on living. I will always be with you, I will never leave you.

Goodbye, Faith."

By that time, I was crying. "Legolas, you cannot leave me!" I sobbed.

"Melamin, don't cry. I will never leave you. I will be there watching our little boy grow up to be the best archer in all of Middle-Earth. I will always be with you."

I leant down to kiss his cheek softly.

"Goodbye, Faith. May you and your children live a long and happy life." With that, Legolas died, still gripping my hand.

"No!" I cried, and wrapped him up in a hug.

"I will never leave you, never!" I shouted into the cold air. Hoping that somewhere, Legolas would hear me.

~#~ END ~#~

The memory faded. I was alone in my room, with nothing but memories to keep me company.

Sighing again, I walked over to the dresser and pulled out a dagger, one of Legolas' daggers.

"Yes, life goes on." I said, stabbing myself.

*But not for me*

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God, I was crying when I wrote this. It can also be used as an alternate ending for 'The 9th Ringwraith.'

Well, it took my mind off injections *Shudders*, but it also made me depressed.

I will get more of 'Sisterly Love' up soon.

Signing out for now,

JB