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Chapter 20

I woke up to two voices beside me, when I opened my eyes it was very blurry. I blinked a few times to clear them. All I could see was a stone ceiling above me. "Ah, it seems we can finally all breathe a sigh of relief." I heard. I slowly turn my head to see Gandalf, with Lord Elrond. "Gandalf?" I said softly. "Yes my dear." "Where am I?" I asked. "You are in Minas Tirith. What do you remember dear." He asked. I thought for a minute. "The battle and that's it. Did we win?" I asked looking to him. "We did. Frodo destroyed the Ring." I smiled at the. "And everyone else?" "They are all fine." "Good, but what happened to me?" I asked him. "You were terribly wounded. On you back by a Orc, Aragorn had to hastily stitch you up before taking you, alone back to Minas Tirith. He was most distraught." Lord Elrond said. "You've been unconscious for a week. With the infection and poison, we almost thought we had lost you for good. But when Lord Elrond came with the elves we had hope that you could be saved."

"Do you think you are able to get up and walk?" Lord Elrond asked. "I will try." I said. I slowly started to push myself up. I grimaced a little in pain, at the injury starting to pull. When I was sitting up and swung my legs over and placed them on the floor. I held my hand out and Gandalf placed it in his as he helped me stand. It hurt more to try to stand at my full height. Gandalf let go of my hand, taking a step back. "I think I'm good. What's the rush for getting me up?" I asked. "Aragorn is to be crowned King today. We need for you to be there. You will be presented to him with Lord Elrond here." "He's ... He's already being crowned?" I asked. "It would have been a few days ago, but he was so worried about you and wanted you to be there for it. But I pushed him to have it today, knowing you would wake." I smiled at Gandalf, I walked over to him and gave him a hug. "I'm glad it is finally over." "We must get you ready." Gandalf said as he left the room. Eowyn then entered and came over to help me into a dress. After I was ready, I followed Lord Elrond out and followed him over to the other Elves. I say Legolas turn and when he saw me, he was shocked a first then smiled wide. I moved over to stand behind Lord Elrond, which handed me this flag thing on a pole. We then turned to the Keep where Aragorn and Gandalf where exiting.

Aragorn kneels in front of Gandalf who holds up the crown. "Now come the days of the king. May they be blessed." As he places it on his head. He stands up before facing the cheering crowd. He raises his hands. "This day does not belong to one man but to all. Let us together rebuild this world, that we may share in the days of peace." Everyone cheers and applaud for their new king. "Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-metta." He sings in Quenya of his forefather. I look around the flag a little to see Aragorn start to walk down the aisle. When he reaches Legolas they place a hand on the other's shoulders. "Hannon le." (Thank you.) Aragorn says to him. Legolas holds back a small smile and nods his head back behind him signalling something to Aragorn. As he steps aside Lord Elrond steps forward. And this is my time to shine.

I reveal myself to Aragorn and curtsies to him holding the banner. He looks at me in disbelief and deep love as he caresses my face. We smile at each other as he slowly pulls me into his embrace and kisses me. Over the crowds applauds you could hear me laugh in joy. I've never seen him so happy. We walk hand in hand through the crown, till we came before four Hobbit, who bow to us. "My friends. You bow to no one." He says. He kneels down and helps me down, and everyone in the courtyard does so as well. We both stand up and I let go of Aragorn's hand so I could hug Frodo and Sam. "You brave Hobbits. I missed you so." I said to them. They hugged me back gently. "After I woke and heard that you where hurt I was most worried." Frodo said. "We all were." Sam said. I smiled at them. I hugged Merry and Pippin as well. I heard Aragorn walk up behind me. "We must head into the hall. We are going to start the feast for the Fellowship and honored guests" Aragorn said as he helped me up. "Then we must be on our way my King." I smiled. He smiled at me as we walked back through the crowd and up to the main hall, with the Fellowship following other honored guest.

I sat beside Aragorn through the feast I didn't realize how hungry I was, but had to eat slow since I haven't eating in a week. After the feast was the party. Everyone was dancing, drinking, singing and laughing. I stood on the side knowing I could not dance because of my back. I say Aragorn walk up to me after he was able to walk away from some Lords. He placed his arms around my waist. I'm so glad you're alright. I was scared I lost you." He said, kissing my forehead. I snort unlady like. "You can't get rid of me that easy Aragorn." I said. "Do you wish to leave? You still need your rest." He asked me. "I think I do, my back is starting to hurt a little." I said. "But you can't leave like this." I said. "They will not notice. And I'm sure Gandalf and cover for us." I smiled at him. He walked us out of the hall and down a long hallway, one that I did not come from. This must be the royal's wing. I thought was concluded as we entered the room of the King. After placing the bolt, we slowly got ready for bed. After lying in bed for a time we started talking. "We should be wed in a few days." He said. "A few days. That does not give me much time to prepare a wedding." I said. "The sooner we are wed, the sooner you will be my queen." He said kissing my head. I thought for a minute. "That does sound good." I said, bury my face into his chest as sleep finally took me.