I didn't realize how short these first couple chapters are. lol

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Mírien rolls her eyes at him before pulling over a chair and sitting down, putting her boots up on the table.

"Yeah, I guess it's been a long time, ten years to be exact. I mean you could have at least invited me to a meeting of the Dunedain or something, but no! You had to let me spend ten years wandering the Grey Mountains without one damn word!"

"Has it really been that long? Now what have you brought me?" He says ignoring her comments and reaching for the scroll she had slammed on the table in front of him. He looks at the seal and frowns before breaking it and unrolling it.

Mírien hears him mumble something under his breath. She smirks, hearing something about Rangers and some meeting, before he rolls it up, grabs his sword, that is leaning up against the wall, and stands up. Mírien jumps up to her feet and pulls her hood over her head, before stalking out the door behind the Ranger.

She follows him out to the stable where he looks around to see if anyone is there. When he is sure no one is present except them her turns to her. "Do you know what this says?" He says pulling out the scroll he had tucked in his belt.

Mírien shrugs, "Not really, Halabard just handed it to me and said to track you down and tell you to follow with "utmost haste."

Aragorn rolls his eyes at her sarcastic comment, "I need to tell you something that you must never tell anyone unless you absolutely have to."

"And why are you telling me this?" She asks, her eyes narrowing.

"I am telling you because it involves you, as well as the rest of the Dúnedain." Mírien eyes him trying to decide whether to stay or leave.

"Yesterday I was visited by Gandalf the Grey and he told me that in a week's time four Hobbits would be coming to Bree. One, he said, would be carrying a burden beyond belief and to take them to Rivendell to seek the Council of Elrond. He also mentioned a little bird and told me of your return from the Grey Mountains."

"So what have I got to do with it? You obviously didn't tell me that just out of the kindness in your hardened warrior heart," Mírien says turning around to look at the horses in the stable.

"I was just wondering if the sarcastic,Ranger woman I still call 'my love' might want to join me on this adventure to Rivendell," Aragorn says following her through the stable.

"Psh, I am hardly your one love after ten years. How do I know you haven't bedded another whilst I was gone and why would I want to go to Rivendell where you know my name brings unbidden memories to the minds of those who live there," She says fiercely, stroking the head of a magnificent silver stallion. She feels Aragorn slip his arms around her waist and pull her close to him.

He leans down and whispers in her ear, "You can't hide forever."

"I can try can't I?"


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