Chapter 10 – Saving Boromir

"I thought we said we weren't going to change the story?" I whispered

"I know but I don't want to see someone die." Tosha said sadly

"That's true… I haven't really thought about that."

"It's different seeing someone die in person than seeing them die in a movie." agreed Riley

"But what will it change if he lives?" asks Jeff

"Well I thought about it and I don't think it will do much. Actually it might be good; if he doesn't die the steward won't go insane and try to kill Faramir." Tosha explains

"But what he tries to take the ring from Frodo again?"

"He can't." I say "Frodo will have already crossed the river."

"Okay, but how are we going to save him?" asks Riley

"We kill all orcs with crossbows before they can shoot him." Tosha says

"You've really thought this through." I comment

"I've been debating it since we left the woods."

"Well it's probably going to happen soon so be on your toes." warns Riley

We nodded and pulled apart from our huddle. I noticed Gimli looking at us funny but I decided it would be best to ignore him.

A few minutes later Aragon got up saying he wanted to go look for Boromir and Frodo. The four of us watched him leave and one by one we snuck off into the trees.

"Okay, now we need to find Boromir." Jeff said as we made our way through the trees.

"Remember we can't save Merry and Pip, they have to find the ents or else we will have difficulties." I explained

We kept moving through the woods till we came to an area where the trees thinned out. It was here we found Boromir.

He looked up at us as we entered the clearing. "Why are you four here?" he asked, his voice wavering.

"We were looking for you. You had been gone awhile so we were worried." I said politely.

"Worried about me?" Boromir sounded insulted.

"She didn't mean anything by that." Tosha said "She's just a worry-wart sometimes."

I glared at Tosha's back.

"I see. Let us head back." Boromir said, leading us back into the trees.

We hadn't gotten far when we heard the clang of armor and the call of the orcs. We broke into a run and came upon the pale statue I remembered from the movie. Merry and Pip saw us and came running as orcs crested the hill.

Tosha and I readied our bows as Riley gripped her axe and Jeffrey drew his sword.

"Remember what we taught you." Boromir advised

I spotted the orc with the bow and knocked an arrow, carefully aiming at his chest. I breathed in and released the arrow. It hit, not where I wanted but it hit. He grasped his shoulder and dropped the bow.

"Nice shot." whispered Tosha

The orcs streamed down the hill and I let off arrow after arrow. I looked at Merry and Pip who were standing behind us. They wouldn't get caught this way. Riley caught my gaze and nodded. We needed Boromir to ignore them so they'd get caught.

Riley advanced on another orc. She swung and missed, falling off balance. The orc had the upper hand and Boromir saw this. He went to her aid. I backed up, pretending to need a better shot. I saw the two hobbits draw their daggers and charge at an orc. I watched sadly as they were picked up and carried off.

I ignored it and continued to let off arrows. Boromir saw the retreating orcs that had the hobbits and started to run after them. I let an orc slip by me, he ran straight at Boromir.

"Boromir!" I yelled "Behind you."

He turned and slashed at the orc. And with that the orcs and the hobbits were gone.

Aragon ran down the hill towards us, bloody and wounded but alive.

"The little ones. They've got the little ones…" Boromir told him.

Aragon looked downcast. He had to choose what we were going to do now.

"Where is Frodo?" Boromir asked

"I'm not sure."

Boromir followed by Aragon then us four and a trailing Legolas and Gimli ran down towards the river.

We saw the two hobbits on the other side of the river. Legolas grabbed a boat and started to push it into the river, "We must hurry! They've already made it to the eastern shore."

Aragon sat down and Legolas seemed to understand.

"You mean not to follow them."

"Frodo's fate is no longer in our hands." Aragon said solemnly.

Legolas took one last look at the river and walked back towards us.

"The fellowship has failed." Gimli said glumly.

"What if we hold true to each other?" Aragon said looking at all of us, even us four who weren't technically part of the fellowship, "We will not abandon Merry and Pippin to the enemy and death. Not while we have strength left. Leave all that can be sparred behind."

Aragon grabbed his dagger. "We travel light." He turned back to us "Let us hunt some orc."

He ran off into the woods. The four of us stood up and started after him and Gimli, Legolas and Boromir were not far behind.

As we ran I thought about the last scene of the movie where Frodo and Sam are looking towards Mordor. I wished them the best of luck in their mission and wished us the best of luck in ours.

End of movie 1! Wow… I feel accomplished.

I really want to thank everyone who reviewed this! I have never gotten many reviews on my other stories so this made me sooooooo happy! I love all of you guys. I also want to thank Tosha again because she's been a great help in writing this.

So… I guess this is the end… least for this book ;) Book 2 is coming! I think it's going to be called From Planet Earth to Middle Earth: Wars of Rohan

Well I'll talk to you all again in book 2! ~Crystal