There was something I kinda forgot to tell you in chapter 8 guys…

THIS IS THE LAST CHAPTER!

Giggles at everyone's faces.

Were you expecting that? Teehee!

I'M 15! And a very big thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! It was very happy! As an extra special treat, I'm updating every story, and putting a new one up! All in the same night! Phew! Too many ! marks!

Right, onto review replies now.

Faerlain.


DaydreamingTurtle – Wow, I share my b-day with Faramir! That is SO COOL! I also share it with Jack Ryder, the guy who invented tarmac, and of the Gallagher's from Oasis! Coolio! And you'll find the answers to all your questions in the FINAL CHPTER OF GO KISS AN ORC! Thanks for reviewing.

Tiara Shin – Yup, I just HAD to do that! I like to complicate things! Makes being an author much more fun. Stronger love? I'll see. I mean, they've only got 1 chapter left to make a real go of things!

As long as you're happy! I was just making sure, don't worry! And Dutch is your mother and father language? Confuzled face.

I HATE MATHS! MY MATHS TEACHER IS BALD AND EVIL AND LIKES TO SMELL BOARD PENS! Seriously, he is WEEEEEEIRD!

Ah, last chapter! Stretches comfortably. And you know what? I want you to keep reviewing, so… Does puppy-dog eyes EXTERMELY exaggerated!

Thanks for reviewing! And I added you to my MSN contacts! Woo, let's chat!

dracademented – How many chapters? Well, er…9! That's kinda not near 100. SORRY! Thanks for reviewing.

ShadowStar21 – Get it! What's to stop you? I WANA CHAT! Lol, thanks for reviewing.

PopcornandGreenery – Your name seriously rules! Honestly, it's wicked. Yelling and fighting bad? Thêlithil leaving and Leggy crying bad too? Poor, POOR wittle Elfy Welfy! AND NOW YOU FIND OUT WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN! Read on dear friend, read on…

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Manwathiel – Bouncy bouncy! Cliffies!!!!! Teeheehee. I shall certainly go read your bio if it is random. That's my fave word – random! Describes me perfectly, lol. Thanks for reviewing.

Crecy – Oooook. Still confuzled! I like adding twists. They're cool! And get that sword away from me! It's the last chapter, be happy! Thanks for reviewing.

Krillball6 – I added you to MSN! Get your ass online now! I wanna chat! Lol. And they can't live happily ever after cos I said so! But, they may yet. Read this chapter and you will soon find out! And you almost cried? Awwww! Hands tissue JUST IN CASE!!! There you go sweety. Thanks for reviewing.


Chapter 9: Elves…

Gimli ran as fast as a Dwarf could possibly run down to the stables. If she left now…

"Where do you think you're going young lady?" he asked, standing in the doorway, glaring at Thêlithil.

"I'm leaving Master Gimli," she says. He can hear from her voice that she has been crying.

"Oh no you're not," he argues, walking up to her and closing the pen door. "Not now, not after everything you two have been through."

"We haven't been through anything…"

"Oh no, he just saved your life! Brought you back to your real body, your real soul. Showed the world who you really were. Protected you when you needed it. He loves you lassie, he really does."

"No, he loves someone else."

"Nethwen?"

She spun round to look at him. "You knew? You knew all along, and you didn't tell me!"

He shook his head. "He told me last night. Broke down in front of me he did." He sat down on a nearby bale of hay. "It was horrible. I've seen people cry, grown men, but to see an Elf cry…" He shook his head again. "It was awful. He was sat in a chair opposite me. We were sat in my quarters having a drink, talking about random things."

Thêlithil sat on another bale, her departure temporarily forgotten.

"I knew something was wrong, but when I asked him what, he said it was nothing. But he wasn't drinking. Just swilling the liquid round and round in his glass. I don't know whether it was something I said, or just the pain of his thoughts, but I saw a tear sliding down his cheek. I remember it glowed gold in the firelight. I didn't know what to do. I went and knelt at his feet, asking what was wrong. 'She hates me,' he managed to choke out. 'She really, really hates me'."

He sighed and looked over at her. "Do you hate him Thêlithil?"

"No," she whispered. "I couldn't hate him."

"Well, I didn't know what to say then either. I just took the glass out of his hand and placed my hand over his. More tears joined the first, and he just completely broke down. Head in his hands, and his whole body shook with the sobs. Now you have to understand that I am a lot shorter than him, and so it was rather hard for me to hold him in a proper embrace. So I stood beside him instead and slipped an arm round his shoulders. I tried comforting him as best I could, but I don't think it was enough. I sent for Aragorn instead, and left Legolas to him. They have known each other longer. The last I saw of Legolas was him sat by the fire, on the mat, in Aragorn's lap! Now if that's not completely broken down, I don't know what is."

"I…" Thêlithil stammered. She groaned and hung her head, her hand clenched into fists. "I am such a stupid bit…"

"Language Thêlithil."

She laughed, and then started crying. "Oh Legolas. Oh my God, what have I done?"

"Don't worry. If we go back inside now, you can still…talk about it."

She stood up, wiping her eyes. "Where is he?"

"In his room."

"Which is where exactly?"

"Top floor. Go all the way up the stairs, turn right, and it's the second door. Go, quickly!"

She nodded and ran out, leaving her stuff behind. Her dress kept trying to trip her up, so she held it just above her ankles as she ran. People watched her as she rushed by, heading as fast as she could to the seventh circle.

Gimli watched her go with a small, satisfied grin on his face. Ok, maybe he had exaggerated on the events that had taken place last night, but it was all based on truth. Legolas had broken down to tears in front of him, and he had seen him in Aragorn's lap, being soothed like a child, but…

He sighed and shook his head. "Elves…" he muttered under his breath.

Thêlithil ran on and on, through the archway that led into the palace courtyard, and hurried across to the stone steps. Almost falling up them, she burst through the already open doors and straight along the corridor to the stairs. She barely acknowledged Aragorn and Faramir's presence in the throne room.

Taking the stairs two at a time, she did trip, and banged her upper lip against her teeth. She tasted the copper tang of blood on her tongue, and absently licked the cut. But she carried on going, up and up to the topmost floor. Along the hallway to the second door, and straight in without even knocking.

Legolas was lying on the bed, and a ray of sunlight was shining directly onto his face. She stared at him for a moment. Something was wrong…

His eyes! They were shut.

She ran over, kicking the door closed and knelt beside him. "Legolas, Legolas no echui. Echedi nin veren no echui." (Legolas, Legolas wake up. Please wake up)

He stirred a little at the sound of her voice and mumbled something incoherent. She tried again. "Legolas, echedi nin veren no echui!" She leant over and pressed a kiss to his forehead.

"Wh…what?" His eyes opened slowly, then widened as he gazed upon the figure beside him.

"Melethen," she whispered. "Geheno nin Legolas. Chen melin."

He leant up on his elbows and gazed at her, love written all over his face. She smiled softly. "Guess I'm a bit of an idiot really. I mean, a Prince never lies."

He just stared at her, then pulled her up onto the bed with him, pressing his lips hard against hers. She responded with equal vigour, laughing as he kissed her cheek, her nose, her forehead, her ear…

"I love you Thêlithil," he whispered, lying down so they were opposite.

She cupped his cheek with her hand. "I love you too Legolas."

"We're going to get through this," he promised. "No matter what happens, we are going to be together, you understand me?"

"Aye melethen," she replied, snuggling up to him.

He tightened his grip around her, and they settled down to rest together.


Mudannen lû ann na sen narn. Galu a teithad vain. Ir adgevedim, navaer.

I have toiled long on this tale. Good fortune and fair writing. Until next we meet, farewell.

So there you go. Nice, happy ending. Like it? Hope so. By the way, I wrote this story in just 2 days! That's kinda cool, don't ya think?

I WAS BORED AND HAD NOTHING ELSE TO DO OVER THE SUMMER!

So, go read my other stories if indeed you always do, and check out my new one, 'Alone'. I warn you though, IT'S A TRAGEDY! It made my mate cry.

See ya later guys!

Faerlain.