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In a carriage, driven by Gandalf the White, two ringbearers sat each lost in their own thoughts.

"Tell me again, lad. Where are we going?" asked a wizened Bilbo weakly to his companion, beside him.

"To the harbor, Bilbo. The Elves have accorded you a special honor, a place on the last ship to leave Middle-Earth." Frodo gently replied.

"Frodo, any chance of seeing that old ring of mine again?" Bilbo said hopefully, looking up at his nephew. "The one I gave you?"

Frodo stared into space, lost in thought and didn't know what to say to his uncle. Finally coming to a decision, the solemn hobbit apologized.

"Sorry, uncle. I'm afraid I lost it."

"Oh, pity. I should have liked to held it one last time." Bilbo said as he drifted off to sleep in the gently swaying carriage.

When Frodo, Bilbo, Merry, Sam, Pippin, and Gandalf reached the harbor, they slowly walked towards three waiting figures by a large elegant and sleek ship.

Bilbo slowly lifted his head up, and gasped.

"Oh! Well! Here's a sight I have never seen before."

Seeing the three majestic figures of the Elven rulers of Imladris and Lothlorien, a spark of his old self came into Bilbo's eyes as he respectfully bowed and smiled. Elrond and Celeborn bowed back as Galadriel started to speak.

"The power of the three Rings is ending. The time has come for the Dominion of Men."

"I Aear cân ven na mar." Elrond quietly added. (The sea calls us home.)

Elrond spread his arms, silently beckoning to Bilbo that it was time for his last journey, to Valinor.

"I think I'm quite ready for another adventure." stated Bilbo as he walked forward towards Elrond and got onto the ship with the Noldor elf just behind him. Galadriel mysteriously smiled at the watching party of hobbits and wizard before boarding the ship with her husband.

"Farewell, my brave hobbits." Gandalf said as he walked in front of the hobbits and turned to face them. "My work is now finished. Here at last, on the shores of the sea comes the end of the Fellowship."

Merry and Pippin started to cry.

"I do not say 'do not weep' for not all tears are an evil."

With a silent goodbye in his eyes, Gandalf the White walked towards the ship, but then stopped and turned around again.

"It is time, Frodo."

Hearing the Istar's words, the rest of the hobbits all turned to Frodo, half curious about what Gandalf meant and half afraid of what the answer is going to be.

"What does he mean?" Sam asked.

"We set out to save the Shire, Sam. And it has been saved, but not for me."

"You don't mean that." Sam said, starting to cry. "You can't leave."

Frodo handed him the Red Book where The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings was written.

"The last pages are for you, Sam."

Frodo turned to look at his other two friends and hugged them both. Then Frodo turned back and hugged Sam. Turning towards Gandalf with his beckoning hand, Frodo slowly walked towards Gandalf and the ship, ready to take his journey into the West.

Suddenly with a silent consensus, the three hobbits that were left ran to their departing friend, ready to do something to stop him from leaving them forever. But in their haste, they couldn't stop in time and pushed all four hobbits into the surrounding ocean. What was worst was that Gandalf was also in the line of assault, and he got pushed and also plunged into the ocean.

In his surprise, Gandalf shot off a streak of light which hit the hull of the waiting ship and blasted a large hole in the wood. With a small groan, the ship rapidly took on gallons upon gallons of salt water and soon Bilbo, Galadriel, Elrond, and Celeborn joined the others in drenching themselves in salt water, while silently watching the last ship to the Elven paradise sink into the sea.

All nine figures now treaded water furiously, trying to ignore the heavy weight of wet clothing and glaring furiously at the hobbits who caused this new mess. But more importantly, how were they ever going to get to the dock and solid ground when it was a way above them?

Merry, Pippin, and Sam all immediately understood they were in deep trouble.

"Uh…sorry?" they hesitantly said to the victims of this unfortunate circumstance.

Reaching a silent consensus of their own, the elves, Istar, and two other hobbits surrounded the three guilty figures and, with glowering faces and dangerous looks in their eyes, they closed in on Merry, Pippin, and Sam.


AN: Hey. Sorry for the long delay again. I'm here to announce that this is the last chapter of Behind the Scenes for the foreseeable future.If I get any othernew ideas,I might add another chapterbut for now, it's finally done. Anyway, I hope all of you have enjoyed reading this chapter and my story as much as I had enjoyed coming up with the ideas and writing them. Thank you so much for taking the time to read it. Also, I would like to thank the reviewers for also reviewing my story. You all gave me so much encouragement, inspiration, amusement, and kindness. THANK YOU!

I hope to meet all of you again in the future, but for now, goodbye. :D