Disclaimer in chapter 1 Into the wilds.
Hannon le, Mellon-nin.
Chapter 32 - Let's hunt some Orc.
Frodo stood looking out at the great river of the Anduin. The young Hobbit blinked serveral times as the tears blurred his bright blue eye's. His ears had picked up an Elven cry not so long ago. This confirmed his fear.
Boromir, son of Denethor and Gondor, was now dead.
Frodo shook his head at the thought "It's all my fault." He looked down at the Ring in his palm. One tear slowly escaped his eye and made it's way down his cheek. The Halfling looked back out towards the river and whispered "I wish the Ring had never come to me." He swallowed as another tear fell "I wish none of this ever happened."
"So do all who live to see such times..." An old voice sounded from behind him. Frodo turned around quickly and gasped at what he saw. There, sat on a rock, a few metres away from the great forest, was his old and very dear friend.
Gandalf turned and faced the teary eyed Hobbit and smiled "...But it is not up to them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you." The Wizard then turned away from the Hobbit and looked towards the trees that were behind him.
"Gandalf?" Frodo asked but he then soon regretted it as his old friend slowly started to disappear. "Gandalf!" He shouted as he ran to the rock where his old friend had been sitting seconds ago. "Gandalf!" He shouted again, more tears running down his cheeks. "Why? Why give the Ring to me?! It has done nothing but bring death to those I love. Why Gandalf, why me?!" Frodo cried, hitting the rock hard which slowly began to make cuts in his knuckles.
"Bilbo was meant to find the Ring." The last of Gandalf's voice drifted along with the warm spring wind. "In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought." A small chuckle could be heard as it finally faded.
Frodo lowered himself and sat beside the rock. The young Hobbit smiled sadly but then it faded as he a heard a faint shout in the distance. "Frodo!" The young Halfling looked up as he heard a familiar shout.
"Sam?" Frodo blinked through his tears and sniffed.
Sam ran through the trees and bushes as he tried to get to his friend. No, best friend. It was his job to protect Frodo, no matter what happens, he made a promise, a promise to a friend that he would never let Frodo go, that he would never leave him. He was to keep this promise, no matter how years were to come.
Soon the blonde Hobbit made it to the campsite were they had all rested before the attack of the Uruk-hai. Sam stopped as he saw Frodo leaning up agaist a rock, faint tracks of tears that had been running down his face could be seen. "Mr. Frodo?" He asked, worried that Frodo might've been stabbed or beaten by one of the foul servents of Saruman.
Frodo looked towards his gardener and smiled. He stood up and ran to his friend, hugging him in the process "Oh Sam. Thank the valar you are here with me." He laughed and he brushed his tears but it was unaffective as more ran down his cheeks.
Sam smiled also and tears escaped his eye's "I made a promise Mr. Frodo." Sam whispered "I made a promise." The blonde Hobbit said louder this time and he watched as Frodo took a step back and looked at him with confusion writen all over his face. "Gandalf said to me, Don't you leave him Samwise Gamgee, and I don't mean to, I don't mean to."
"Oh, Sam." Frodo hugged his dear friend again and didn't care about the tears that now fell.
After a couple of long seconds, both Hobbits turned and went towards one of the three Elven boats that were sat on the back of the great river. As soon as the boat was within the water, both jumped in and paddled there way to the over side.
The long walk towards Mordor had now began.
"Legolas?" Aragorn looked towards his Elven friend as the one of the Elven boats made it's way down the River bearing the son of Gondor within it.
Legolas looked towards Aragorn but did not reply.
"Manen nalyë?" *How are you?* Aragorn asked in Elvish this time and was thankful that he got an answer.
"Meam" *I am well* Legolas replied as he gave a half smile.
Aragorn returned the smile and whispered a prayer as the boat, which now carried the Gondorian, was now out of his site. He looked down at his vambraces and tied them tightly as he felt they were quite loose.
Gimli notcied this and said "Were did you get them from Laddie?" When Aragorn looked up, he didn't know what the Dwarf was talking about. Gimli rolled his eye's "The vambraces, Aragorn. I don't remembering you having any before."
"You are correct, Master Dwarf." Aragorn smiled. He clicked the last buckle into place and clenched his fist to make sure it wasn't too tight or too loose. "These are Boromir's. I do not want to forget so I have these to remember him by." He watched as Gimli smiled and then he thought sadly "Atleast these will see the white city again"
Legolas looked at the trees on the otherside of the river Anduin. Two small shapes could be seen weaving in and out of the trees and bushes. The Elf felt a hand on his shoulder and he turned to face the ranger who now stood in front of him.
"Frodo's fate is no longer in our hands." Aragorn spoke truly as he knew about the young Hobbit's decision to walk to Mordor alone...But of course, Sam would go with him. Frodo knew he was nothing without Sam.
"Then it had all been in vain." Gimli spoke deeply "The Fellowship has indeed broken. What good comes of it now? We have failed." Gimli walked over to the Man and Elf.
Aragorn, who still had his hand apon the Prince's shoulder, placed his other apon Gimli's "Not if we hold true to each other." Gimli smiled and turned to the Prince who smiled too. "We will not abandon Merry and Pippin to torment and death." The ranger then let go of both being's shoulders and picked up a small dagger that rested apon the ground were he previoulsly stood.
Legalas went towards the remaining boat and picked several arrows from each of the four quivers that were within it. He placed them gently within his nearly empty quiver.
Gimli also went to the boat and picked out a bag but dropped it when he heard Aragorn say "Leave all that can be spared behind." Legolas laughed as he walked back to his life long friend, his quiver full of arrows. "We travel light" Gimli followed, hoping neither of the two saw him blushing.
"Let's hunt some Orc." The future King of Gondor then ran into the forest in pursuit of the two young Hobbit's that were taken. The ranger rolled his eyes and smiled as he heard Gimli shout "Yes!"
Both Dwarf and Elf ran after their Human companion.
They were determined to bring their friends back.
To be continued in the next book: "Nin-dethro hîn, Mellon-nin - I am here, my friend."
Quite a short ending chapter wasn't it? ;)
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Well, you know, so many people adore you...
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Big headed aint ya'? -.-
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Ahem...Anyway...You may say what you wanted to say.
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FARMIR! That means now.
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