All good things must come to an end, I'm afraid. I do hope you all have enjoyed reading this story because it was so much fun for me to write. I shall be posting another story soon, probably Monday night. Thank you to all of you who read and loved my story and I hope I can continue to keep you all entertained with other stories. Thank you again!
Disclaimer: I own nothing associated with Lord of the Rings. I only own Amaris.
Note:Dialouge in italics is telepathic communication between Legolas and Amaris.
Chapter 74: Epilogue
Amaris, Legolas, and their baby son Elros along with Gimli sailed for Valinor many, many years ago and now Amaris sat by one of the waterfalls she loved to sit by and smiled as she though of her life over the past centuries. Frodo, Bilbo and Gandalf had came with Elrond, Galadriel, and Celeborn shortly after they had came to Valinor. However, she could not help but think of Aragorn, Arwen, Eowyn, and the others she would never see again. The soft, lush, green grass blew gently around her as she sat by the creek dressed in a light blue gown and looking over the flowing water. She heard someone approach and instantly knew it was Legolas because she felt him coming towards her. "There you are Amaris," Legolas said as he knelt down next to her. Amaris looked at him and smiled as he laced his fingers with hers. Even though they have been wed for nearly five centuries, he still looked the same and his smile was still full of the love he had for her since that night in Lothlorien all those years ago. "Elros has been looking all over for you." Amaris smiled at him and kissed his cheek.
"However, you just happened to know where I was?" Amaris asked with a smile. Legolas laughed quietly and nodded.
"Elros! I found her!" Legolas yelled but kept his eyes on Amaris. Amaris looked over his shoulder and saw Elros running from the trees carrying his small bow and with quiver strapped to his back, just like his father.
"Mama!" Elros called and ran into her arms. Amaris laughed and wrapped her arms around him. "Mama, you won't believe it, but I hit the target today!" Amaris laughed again and pulled him away slightly so she could look at him.
"You did? How did you do that?" Amaris asked as she looked into her son's dark green eyes. His eyes sparkled with happiness.
"Daddy helped me shoot one of his pointy arrows and it hit the edge of his target!" Elros nearly shouted he was so excited. Amaris nodded and smiled at Elros but she was slightly angry with Legolas.
"Legolas, you better be thankful that he wasn't hurt," Amaris said to him through their link. Legolas chuckled and shook his head.
"I was his age when Ada first let me fire a real arrow and I was not hurt and he was not hurt. Look at him as he tells you how he hit the target. You cannot deny him that happiness," Legolas responded with a smile. Amaris smiled at her son and tucked a piece of pale blonde hair that came loose from his braid behind his tiny pointy ear.
"No, I can't." Elros laughed when he finished his story and Amaris smiled. Elros looked over Legolas' shoulder and quickly stood.
"Mama, Grandpa Elrond shall be coming for my lesson. I better go," Elros said. Amaris nodded and smiled at her son.
"Alright, Elros. You be good for your grandpa," Amaris said. Elros smiled and kissed his mother's cheek and gave her a hug and did the same with Legolas. Amaris sighed as she watched him run into the trees. Legolas sat down next to her and took her hands into his again and she looked at him. "He is such a good little boy Legolas." He smiled at her and raised her hand to his lips and kissed the back of her hand gently.
"He is." He paused and looked at her with a smile. "I love you, Amaris." Amaris smiled and leaned over to him. She kissed his lips deeply and gently pushed him down so he was lying in the grass. Amaris pulled away slightly and smiled down at Legolas, her hair falling around their faces making a curtain around them and blocking them from the rest of the world.
"I love you too, Legolas," Amaris whispered above his lips. They smiled at each other for a moment longer and Amaris once again leaned down and claimed his lips in a gentle, slow, and deep kiss.