Haldir sat on the water and elevated by ropes and pulleys. He finished sanding the top of the mast. Ellie looked up at her lover, and admired the elf. His body was glimmered with sweat. His hair pulled up in a rare ponytail. She turned back to her job of sanding a few boards.

They had been working on a boat for two months; occasional help came from Aragorn as Arwen sat down in the shade and watched the two elves and her husband work.

Ellie considered Arwen for a moment. Arwen had become her best friend in minutes. Arwen had kept her strong in various parts of the journey, but what Ellie couldn't understand was why she would choose to marry a mortal. Aragorn was a wonderful man, but he would die, as all mortals did. Arwen had begun to show signs of mortality, but she still had some of life of the Eldar left in her. She had slowed down considerably. Arwen's hearing was still good, but her eyes were not. She would out live her husband, and her son… and his heirs.

Would she be accepted into the Undying Lands, after she and Haldir had left? Surely she would die without her kin. Ellie furrowed her brow just before she was picked up and thrown to the ground. She reached for her sword and instantly it was knocked from her hands.

Hands were over her eyes so she couldn't see who had her as she struggled against strong arms, and opened her mouth to scream for Haldir. Her scream was stifled by a familiar tongue. She relaxed and let him hold her. When he took his hands off her eyes, she hit him.

"Don't do that!" she pouted.

"Ah, but do you know when was the last time I had you gasping for breathe? 'Twas so, so long ago. Watching you from above was enticing. I want to make you scream, bay-bay!"

Ellie burst into a fit of laughter as she heard the weird accent he put on the mortal word for affection. She furrowed her brow as if in serious thought and then smiled.

"But Darling, 'twas only this morning that you made me breathless, and oh did you make me breathless." She sighed and looked into his shimmering eyes. Green met Blue, as she undid the laces on his leggings and they went to Valinor and back.

Ellie looked up at her husband who was painting the finished ship. She ducked her head underwater again, and combed the tangled out of her long straight black hair. Haldir kicked away from the boat, and let the rope around his waist run until he landed on the ground.

He stood back and furrowed his eyebrows in deep thought. Ellie got out of the water and walked over to him. He had assumed his March Warden stance, so nothing, not even the naked elleth in his arms was going to pull him out of his distinct thinking trance.

She kissed the ridge of his nose as he patted her head subconsciously, still staring intently at the now finished ship. His wife sought to take advantage of his dilemma and went straight to his leggings. She continued running her fingers on the soft flesh, that was become hard quickly. She bent her head and licked the depression in his stomach.

Looking up she noted he was still focused on the ship. She stomped her foot lightly and pulled his leggings just low enough as to let his length spring out. She yelped in glee, but her face soon screwed up when she noticed he was still staring at the ship. She cursed at his density in her mind, and then got on her knees.

Haldir was quickly pulled away from his trance by the events that ensued. His body convulsed as he reached sweet release, and she placed her head on his shoulder as he leaned his head against a tree slowly breathing deeply to steady his breathes.

"You are getting to be the wild orc." He panted tapping her on the nose. She stuck her tongue out at him, and got up to dress. When she rejoined him he was again in his March Warden Trance. She got on his lap, straddling him, and kissed him. He looked at her and sighed.

"Elainor, love, look at the ship it is missing something. I can feel it in my veins." The she-elf turned to face the ship.

"No, Haldir, It has a mast, sails, paint, it's secured with ropes and fastens. It is perfect." He shook his head.

"Melamin, I do not know."

She looked at her husband, again obscuring his view of the ship. "Haldir?"


She tilted her head and pouted again, "I wuv you…" she made and innocent face and then smiled as he arched an eyebrow. She then leaned over and kissed him.

He sighed, as she held her close to him and she put her arms around his neck. He was content to have her here, like this, without a care in the world. He had always wanted this, and he was happy that for once in his life things happened his way.

Morning came quickly for the four companions. Haldir had finally figured out what the ship was missing, much to Ellie's dismay, his frantic rants had woke her in the middle of the night, and kept her awake so that she could help him figure out what they would name the ship.

By sun rise, the paint had dried. And Haldir had loaded the ship with their meager supplies.

Ellie lay in the shade patiently awaiting the arrival of their best friends Aragorn and Arwen. Ellie watched as Haldir paced in the sand his bare feet barely leaving imprints until he had went over the same area for the 500th time. She watched as her husband dug himself deeper in the sand. She opted to sing.

Lay down

Your sweet and weary head

Night is falling

You have come to journeys end

Sleep now and dream of the ones who came before

Cause they are calling

From across the distant shore

Why do you weep?

Why are there tears upon your face?

Soon you will see

All of your fears will pass away

Safe in my arms

You're only sleeping

(At this point Arwen had come and sat down beside Ellie, tears in her eyes. Ellie hugged the elf to her and soon Arwen too was singing. Aragorn and Haldir embraced and turned to the elleths watching them sing. Haldir closed his eyes as the wind blew in his face, he could feel the call with all his body)

What can you see on the horizon?

Why do the white gulls call?

Across the sea a pale moon rises

The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn to silver glance

A light on the water

All souls pass

Hope fades

Into the world night

Through shadows falling out of memory and time

Don't say we have come now to the end

White shores are calling

You and I will meet again

And you'll be here in my arms just sleeping

(Haldir and Aragorn join in the singing)

What can you see on the horizon?

Why do the White Gulls call?

Across the sea

A pale moon rises

The ships have come to carry you home!

And all will turn to silver glance

A light on the water

Grey ships pass into the west…

The four found themselves standing their arms around each other heads together in a circle. Arwen was shaking as a leaf when they finished their chorus.

"It is time." Haldir stated, as he hugged Aragorn and embraced Arwen.

Ellie came up to the elleth and beheld her. She tucked her hair behind her ears and was shocked when the tips were round. She looked at her friend and let loose tears and happiness and despair together.

"Arwen," she sobbed "You smell like a human!!" The girls burst into tears in each others arms. Arwen held Ellie and Ellie stroked the girl's hair.

Arwen pushed her nose to Ellie's ears and whispered to her. When they broke apart, Arwen shakily walked to her husband and Ellie walked towards the boat. Haldir lifted in her, and she quickly wiped tears from her eyes. She gave Haldir a sad look.

"What did she say?" he questioned

"She made me promise to tell her Ada, and brother that she will always love them." She sobbed before pulling herself together and looking at the couple that was on the shore. Both Elves drew themselves to full height and bowed their heads to their two best friends. Aragorn pulled the rope and the boat began to sail away.

Aragorn and Arwen sat on the beach and watched until the ship was no longer in the sight.

Haldir held Ellie as they sailed into the setting rays of Anor.

Many say that when Haldir and his Wife sailed off Middle Earth it was the end of Arda, and Earth, ruled by humans began. The dwarves delved and hibernated in their mountains, orcs disappeared, and Hobbits and humans mixed.

It was a new beginning for Mortals, a fresh start.

But that is another story…..

Final A/N: I know it took a long time to get this story out. I really enjoyed it. It was my first attempt at fan fiction. I hope you all enjoyed it. Thank you all that have commented, and all my shadow readers.

Final Disclaimer: None of this belongs to me. All Tolkiens. Tolkien the Great.