Daniel's Thoughts


Last Chapter

The horse Daniel was on had no saddle so it was easy for him to move backwards so that Legolas had enough room to climb on in front of him.

"I think I should warn you that I've never ridden a horse before," Daniel said.

"Do not worry, just hold on tight and do not fall, I will do the rest." The elf said, his voice soft and almost musical but strong.

Legolas turned Arod and pushed him into a canter to catch up with the others who had already started up the forest path. Daniel panicked slightly and through his arms around the elf's waist, causing the elf to laugh.


Chapter 7

Daniel sat quietly on the edge of the room watching the party goers. As far as he could tell from Théoden's speech the gathering was in honour of all the people who dies at the hands of the army they had seen leaving Isengard.

The whole town had gathered in the Golden hall to fare well the deceased. Almost all of said town were now drinking themselves into unconsciousness in honour of the dead. Which Daniel was taking no parting in, not in disrespect but because he knew full well that he couldn't hold any amount of liquor and he would most likely embarrass himself.

An hour after Théoden's opening speech, over half the population were drunk and the rest were well on the way. Gimli was unconscious on the floor after challenging Legolas to a drinking game while Legolas, apart from claiming to have a tingling in his fingers, was unaffected. Merry and Pippin were completely intoxicated and dancing on the tables while singing at the top of their lungs.

The smoke and noise drove Daniel outside shortly after the first hour when his headache came back with a vengeance. He used the little remaining light to study the architecture of the small town. It was easy to tell that the people had a love for horses, almost to the point of worship, from the carvings of them that adorned every single building several times and the battered flags that looked like they had had to be reattached several times, which didn't surprise him as there was so much wind atop the hill that the town was set on.

"Are you not enjoying the celebration my Lord?"

He turned towards the blonde women who from what he could gather, was related to Théoden and Eomer.

"On the contrary it is a wonderful celebration I just needed some fresh air, It has been a trying day…well month really."

"It has been a difficult time for everyone, we have lost many and it will be months before we can restore our crops and many towns need to be rebuilt but we will manage, we must."

"I am sure your people will rebuild to be better then before."

"Tell me my Lord…"

"Please call me Daniel,"

She smile, "Daniel, tell me where are you from, you are not of Rohan."

"No, I come from a place a very long way from here."

"Dale perhaps?"

"No wrong direction."

"Somewhere in Arnor then?"

"Nope?"

"Gondor is too close and you could not be from Harad or Mordor, you would not have gotten past the boarder."

"No still wrong."

"Well then the only other place I can think of is Valanor but only elves are allowed there. Unless there are points hidden under there." She said pointing to the bandage around his head.

"Me an elf," he laughed, then screwed up his face, "never. I'm too ugly."

"No, you're not."

"Thank you but no I am as human as you."

"Hmm, well then I give up, where are you from?"

Daniel snorted, "you wouldn't believe me if I told you."

"Try me."

"Alright, I'm from up there." He said pointing to the night sky.

Eowyn giggled, "Ok I think you have had to much to drink."

"I told you that you wouldn't believe me. Anyway I haven't been drinking I have a concussion besides that stuff is worse then Jack's beer."

"Jack?"

"He's a friend."

"From your home…in the stars."

Daniel huffed.

"Alright alright, let's return before my brother thinks you've abducted me."

"If it's all the same to you I think I will turn in."

"Very well, I will see you in the morning." She gave a small curtsy and retreated back into the hall.

Daniel stood for a moment longer then went in search of Aragorn to see if he was allowed to sleep yet and where he could do so.


REVIEWS

Starbase 136 – I haven't seen any Daniel king fics but in the episode 'Hathor' he is her mate so that sort of makes his a prince consort thing, and in 'Need' too he and the princess were going to get married so while isn't technically a King/Prince it is very close and if he married Eowyn it would be the same thing again, Eowyn isn't really a princess but she couldn't get much closer without being one.