A/N: Hello people, this is the last chapter and it's very short. In fact it's about half the length of the first chapter (which is the next shortest. So sorry about that, but I didn't want to drag it out. It's more of a 'tying up loose ends' chapter (after all, Erestor doesn't know that Narelda's left). I tried not to make it too mushy.
Erestor awoke towards evening, blinking back sleep. He was about to turn over, but something was restricting his movement. Looking down, he saw a sleeping Glorfindel nestled in his arms, her eyes half-closed. His black hair mixed with her golden locks and he pushed some stray hair out of her face. Even if he did still want to turn over, she was preventing him from doing so. Glorfindel had a tight grip on him, one arm round his neck and her other hand clutching the front of his shirt. Her dress spread out and spilled over the edge of the bed. He wasn't sure how Glorfindel would react when she woke but he hadn't felt this good since Culhith had been with him.
He nearly fell off the bed in surprise when he noticed a pair of deep blue eyes staring back at him. He was unsure about what to do or say, so he said the first thing that came into his mind. "Good mor-" he cast an eye towards the window, "evening."
Glorfindel smiled back up at him. "Good evening."
Erestor couldn't believe that he was lying here with Glorfindel in his arms, and she was smiling at him. He was still grappling with this new revelation when reality struck like a lightning bolt. "Narelda," he sighed.
Glorfindel looked up at him in confusion and then seemed to understand as she replied. "Narelda left."
Erestor frowned. "Why?"
"Narelda gave me a choice; I could stay with him and leave yesterday, or stay and rescue you. I choose to stay and rescue you and so we went our separate ways."
Erestor swallowed a lump in his throat. "Why?" he said again.
"He said he was sick of competing with you for my attention."
"I meant why you chose me."
"Oh. I was responsible for it; for your leaving and being captured." Erestor felt sick: That was it? Was he just a responsibility? However, Glorfindel continued, "but I also wanted to be with you. I wanted to be near you a lot more than I wanted to be near Narelda." Glorfindel sat up at this point, making her view of Erestor a bit less awkward. "I am not sure what I feel for you. I thought I loved Narelda, but I did not. I believe my feeling for you are truer, but-"
Erestor smiled at her, feeling more confident by the minute. Propping himself on one arm, he wrapped the other around her waist. "Then the most logical course of action would be to find out."
Glorfindel smiled back. "Yes, it would."
She made herself comfortable against him and he tucked her under his chin. Unable to remember a time when he felt this complete, he was perfectly content to just lie there with Glorfindel in his arms. The Glorfindel he had always been able to see, even if others couldn't see past the soldier.
These thoughts brought one more question to the surface, one he wasn't sure if he wanted to know the answer for. "Glorfindel?" he asked, knowing full well he might regret it.
"Hm?" her tone made it clear that she was drifting back to the world of dreams.
"How do you know the contents of my wardrobe?"
End of Chapter 15.
End of Lady Glorfindel.
(Cheers Just Bob for beta-ing the fanfic, I know I can be a pain but I really do appreciate it)
Hello everybody, I just want to thank all of you who read this fanfic, even the lurkers (I know you're out there, I now have hit-counts), I now have over 1000 hits. :D I'd especially like to thank Cosmic Dancer, Haldir's Heart and Soul and mrbalaclava for reviewing almost every chapter.
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I've really enjoyed writing this fanfic and the characters, so I think I'm gonna write a sequel which will be set a year later and has present events and flashbacks to the past. :D
Haldir's Heart and Soul Hey, I thought you got bored of me. :D One reason I'm not writing the courting is that I'm not really sure how to go about writing it. But if you want more, look out for the sequel in the New Year.
Cosmic-dancer-uk Here's your happy ending, hope it wasn't too mushy. I think I pretend to be asleep more often than not :D. JB suggested that they shouldn't end up together at the end, but I wanted it to be a feel-good fanfic. :D Besides, I put Erestor through a little too much not to. :D