Councils and Courting
I was sitting with the rest of the dwarves as everybody was just being...dwarves though I want to think they are no different than men but hey we look human but we are not. I sat between Bofur and Bifur and saw Bifur grabbing a huge broclie and started to rost it on the fire, I smiled shking my head from the stupidit and crazy, I say Bifur is the most crazy dwarf of the group, I barly understood him cause he spoke a different langue which I think it was dwarf? I was making a sad face though really thinking about Suzan and how she was doing, I hope nothing has happened to her, thinking that the Orcs might have torutred her. Bofur looked at me seeing how gloomy Bofur was and was thinking how to get me to smile, Bofur looked at his sasague and was looking at it then at Bombur who had a plate of food and was eating, I saw what Bofur was going to do. Bofur looked at me then at Bombur.
"Bombur," Bofur called as he tossed the meat at Bombur, when he did, he paused hearing the table creak then BAM! Bombu fell down as the rest of the dwarves laughed and I was laughing but I sould not though, it was mean though but Bombur got up laughing as well.
Bofur put an arm around me "see," Bofur said "all we needed was a smile from you"
I smiled and put my arm around him also "yeah," I said "your right,"
A few minutes later I walked onto a balcony and was looking into the sceanery too. It was beautiful out. I got up as I was leaning against the rail looking out into the night, I saw the fireflies going on and off signaling eachother. I smiled at the sight and loving this world...I wish I could live here and be free from the bullies and the shit that goes on in America. I then heard gaint foot steps, I turned to see Thorin walking towards me, I turned away looking at the moon. He stood next to me looking at the sky with me. I sighed and looked at him.
"what brings you to this side of town?" I asked
Thorin looked at me then at the moutains "I would like to aplogize," he said
"for what?" I asked "you did nothing,"
"I could not help Suzan," he said "and I was being rude to you,"
I paused then looked at him for awhile as he looked at me. I looked away then looked at the moon "well I forgive you then...I know you could not save her," I said "I wanted to stop the Orcs and save her but...I would have lost anyway and Suzan would be heart broken if I died,"
"I feel the same," Thorin said
"what are you saying?" I asked then paused...is Thorin in love with Suzan my best friend. I turned to look at him suprised. He looked at me then he looked away from me "are you in love with Suzan?" I asked
Thorin said nothing for awhile then "...very deeply," Thorin said
I smiled then looked at the night sky. Then I looked down chuckling softly "might as well spill it me and Bilbo are in love with eachother,"
Thorin chuckled himself "The halfling does need somebody to save him every minute,"
I paused looking at Thorin "Bilbo does not need my help every time Thorin," I said "he can take care of himself, he saved our lives from the trolls you know and he tried to get the ponies,"
Thorin looked at me "he has been lost ever since he walked out of his home,"
"...does that mean me and Suzan are lost when we entered this world?" I asked
Thorin paused and was silent...he knew it too. He sighed and walked away from me and just looked Grumpy again. I shook my head growling in anger. God Thorin I just want to strangle him. I sat down on the ground crossong my legs and watching the clouds go past the moon. I closed my eyes softly trying to medatate and act like I am flying with wings and I can see everthing...I saw Suzans face smiling at me as she took her hand right in front of me as I grabbed for it and she lifted into the air with me. I felt fire and water collide together with us as I saw Suzans face light up. I hugged her as she hugged me...Suzan...I love you very much...you have been there for me...you have inspired me...to fight...to do better...to know when enough...is enough. I then opened my eyes to only see the book in front of me, I looked at for awhile he growled.
"why did I have to read you?" I asked
The book said nothing...I sighed and grabbed it and looked inside...It was now written with spells, markings and also pictures. There were stuff you would need and there were secontions on the four elements, Air, Earth, Fire, and Water. I looked at the end of the book were there was something written in the book. I read it in my head just incase if it did something stupid.
'to our daughters who will someday understand our real homeland and powers of what we were, to My Raven and To my Suzan...may the elements be with you'
...Lord Elrond was not kidding...I guess we are daughters of goddess but...how? I do not understand? I mean why? I sighed and closed the book. I then felt arms wrap around me, I look and saw it was Bilbo. I smiled looking down blushing.
"hey," I said
"you okay?" Bilbo asked
"yeah just...pulling it together," I said
Bilbo pulled me closer towards him feeling him hold me around my waist as he gave me soft kisses on my neck. I was blushing real hard as I giggled softly knowing...I was ticklish. I looked away from him blushing.
"hey come on I want to see that smile," Bilbo said bringing my face towards his.
As I turned to look at him...I saw the adorablest cute blue eyes staring at my blue eyes. I smiled trying not to laugh hiding my face onto Bilbos chest. Bilbo grabbed my arms and looked at my wounds with the Raven claw marks. He took the badages and saw that they were healing okay. I looked as well seeing scars and barly wounds...it only has been two days...how? Bilbo took his hand as he softly felt my arms, I could feel his soft hands onto my small scars, he was so gentle as he took my arm and kissed then softly...I guess he was in love with me after all, I guess he was afraid to admit that he liked me but now...Bilbo seemed so bold now to admit his feelings to me. I lay myself against Bilbos chest as the moon was shining down apon us, and our breathing coming in and out...letting the cold air take us. I looked at my mark on my wrist seeing the swirl odd red meaning fire and air. I need to figure out how to destroy Smaug...or maybe tame him and become on our side...and maybe kill Azog for me and Suzan...Smaug could become a friend to Thorin...that will never work...Thorin is too stubborn and he would not listen...he would just take his sword and chop everyword I say. Though...I lied I have met a dragon but...I...never...did. I looked at Bilbo as he looked at me. I cleared my throat.
"Um...Bilbo?" I said
"yes," Bilbo said stroking my head softly
"there is something I must tell you," I said "please do not tell the others I...I do not want them angry at me,"
"What is it?" Bilbo asked a little worried that this secret might be told of.
"I...um...you remember about the story-*"
"Raven!?" Someone cried
I paused me and Bilbo got up quickly, we stood up at the driection where my name was called. I did not want any of the other to know that me and Bilbo are togethor. Around the corner was Gandalf with Lord Elrond. I smiled and bowed to Lord Elrond. I then looked at Gandalf.
"you asked for me?" I asked
"me and Elrond would like to speak with you you for a while," Gandalf said
"alright," I said and looked at Bilbo "I will be back,"
Bilbo nodded with a small smile. I smiled back towards him and then followed Gandalf and Elrond.
We took a break riding on the Wargs from the long journey going after the dwarves and Raven and they decied to stay for a few minutes or so. I was sitting next to a tree holding my knees resting my head on the trunk as my eyes were leaking tears, I stared into space thinking about Raven. I can imagine her at home running in the feild with a kite that me and her bought at the dollar store and we would run and let it fly like it was a real bird ready to venture in the world. I heard laughter...I flinched a moment looking around, I looked ahead seeing Raven wearing a blue T-Shirt and black yoga pants in her bare feet and her brown hair down. She was beckoning me with her hand telling me o run with her. I was about to get up but I saw her run away laughing dissapering...I went back to sitting and hiding my face ready to stream more tears. The ORcs were making a fire, cutting up meat for food they have hunted, and The Wargs were eating there hunt they caught for their own food. The White Warg that belonged to Azog was sniffing its kill when he flattened his ears feeling a stressful feeling in the air and turned to see me near the tree curled in aball about some inches away. The Warg looked at its food then at me. I was crying softly and trying to pull it together so I can fight and find Raven and get back to the others and...Thorin...I think my heart is longing for him, and how I thought about the king under the moutain. Then I felt something nugding my arm, I dare not to look up but I did and saw the white Warg looking at me with puppy dog eyes. He was also caring meat in his mouth as he plopped it ont he ground next to me. I looked at the carcas then at him, he went on his back looking at me upside down. I guess he was cute but...still dangoures. I looked at the meat again...then I looked away looking only at a brown backgroung. The Warg was on his belly looking at me as he crawled towards me and nudged his nose onto my arm again. I looked once more at the Warg as he rubbed his head onto my shoulder softly trying to comfort me. I made a small smile and petted him, The Warg licked my hand softly, I gasped moving my hand away. The Warg looked at me and cocked his head, he frowned and walked away as he snorted as well. I looked away as thought about Raven, is she alright, is she safe...of coures she is, she is with the Dwarves, they will protect her.
Azog came back bring huge logs he was caringing for fire, He set them down as he looked and saw me curled up next to a tree away from the others. He looked at his new second in command.
"Has she eaten anything?" Azog asked
"no," the second in command said "she has sat there ever since we stopped, your mutt tried to lend some food to her but she refused,"
Azog looked at me as he grabbed a plate and grabbed a slabbed of cooked meat and walked towards me. I was looking down at the ground seeing the sun setting and night was coming. I was going to be worried knowing I was going to be cold and I was not going to sleep with any one but I am not sleeping with those Orcs...not Even Azog. I rather freeze then sleep with him, thinking about it made me shudder with fear. I heard some stomping on my left, I dared to look and saw Azog coming this way. I looked away, I saw his Shadow over me as I looked at saw him kneel down next to me putting an arm around me and showing me a slab of cooked meat. I looked away not wanting any.
"I bet your hungry?" he said
"I'm not hungry," I said, after that me and Azog could hear my stomach growl so loud. I shut my eyes closed tight, Azog chuckled and showed me the plate.
I looked at it then I grabbed the plate like a mad animal, after that I grabbed it and started eating it. Azog also had a cup of water as he handed it to me. I grabbed that also and started to drink thirsty. When I was finished I coughed when I was drinking too fast. I wiped my face with my flowing sleve I ripped.
"why don't you join us," Azog said
I looked at him "no I-" I said "I...no,"
he stood up looking at me "as you wish," Azog said "but feel free to join us...but don't try to escape...my Wargs will find you,"
I looked away and went back eating the meat, Azog walked away heading back to the other Orcs. I looked at my meat and started crying softly as I kept on eating suffering more that I will never see the real light ever again. Then I heard a small twitter as I looked up and saw a small bird. It was a thrush, it fluttered its small wings and landed on my knee as it cocked his head at me.
"why are you crying?" the Thrush asked
I paused for a minute seeing it could talk amazed me "I...I'm crying because I can't see my friends...and my sister,"
The Thrush hopped up futher towards me, the thrush brushed its small wings onto my wet cheeks wiping away the tears. I smiled and petted its small head.
"no need to cry anymore for I shall bring you to life now," The Thrush said
I looked at him confused "how?" I asked
The Thrush hopped towards my left arm and then pecked at my wrist softly not hurting me. After that there was a blue mark glowing. I gasped and saw three qwiggly lines and a leaf like shape glowing on my right wrist. I saw as it stopped glowing and saw it was blue now. When I looked up to ask why the Thrush did that...he was gone...I looked at my mark then held my knees looking at my half eaten meat...I shall not cry like the Thrush said...he said he made me come to life...he did...I'm now alive and fresh...I'm coming Raven...I'm coming Thorin.
I was walking between Gandalf, and Lord Elrond following them towards a set of stairs to see a table. I wonder what they want me to talk about, maybe about me and Suzan and the fact that we are Goddesses. Though I am going to anwser little what I know nothing which I don't. If Suzan was her she would try to make this more of audult conversation. Me?...pppfffttt yeah right. After that Gandalf and Lord Elrond stopped and went in front of me. I paused looking at them confused.
"Raven," Gandalf said "do you know anything about your famliy of your mother or Suzans?"
I bit my lip looking at the ground then at the two wise elders "about life and not magic...my moms name was Tyra she had to leave for a Trip to meet relatives. After that she went to the plane to go but...the plane crashed and there were no survivors...Suzans mom was named Elisa, she went on the same plane as my mother did and that is when me and Suzan finally met and...she told me her mom went on the plane to on the same day and they both died together."
"are you sure that is all you know?" Lord Elrond asked
I nodded " I know little of my mom...I mean in magic standers..."
The two of them looked at eachother and urged to walk with me a little more. I followed them up some stairs. After that when we finally came up Gandalf finally said.
"I am very thankful that you let us stay for the night," Gandalf said "though I have some questions for you to answer and I am not sure if these dwarves will make a rukas during this journey,"
"it is not me that you should answer to," Lord Elrond said turning looking at something as Gandalf did, as I turned I saw gold hair and blue eyes wearing a white dress...SUZAN?
"Suzan!" I cried and ran towards her and hugged her carefully as her arms out steched towards me and wrapped her arms around me. I closed my eyes happy to feel her hugs.
"~I am glad you have come Raven fire wing~," wait a minute? That was not Suzans voice?! I looked up to see a woman...no an Elf, she gave me a warm smile as she stroked the side of my face with her hand, it was delicate and soothing...I felt like a lost toddler being guided...by angel you would see in fanstsy drawings online. I let go of the elf and bowed to her.
"My apoligies my lady," I said
The she elf smiled down and put her hand on my head like she was my mom "there is no need to be sorry Raven...for your pain and suffering has been digging in you of Suzan,"
I looked up at her...if she knows about Suzan...does she know that Suzan is alive. I went down on my knees and held her hand putting my forehead onto her hand "is she...alive?" I asked nicley me "please tell me,"
The she elf smiled and raised me up "she is now new and regin her strength,"
I smiled happy to hear those words and felt a sensation in me...a burning passion...to become alive and fight to find her now "thank you," I rasped. She smiled at me with her teeth as white as the snow. Or more like the moon smiling down at me.
"I did not know Lord Elrond brought you here," Gandalf said looking at Elrond
"he did not," said another voice "I did,"
I turned to see another wizard! He was all white except for his staff which was black and he had some gray on his white beard. He must be Saromon the white, the one Gandalf told about when we were telling stories and it was raining...but I did not imagine him that old, I thought he would be younger and had a different voice than that very low scary voice.
"Saromon," Gandalf said
"you have been busy old friend," Saromon said smiling
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"tell me Gandalf," Saromon asked "did you think these planes and schems would go unoticed?"
I stood next to Gandalf and listened to what Saromon was saying to Gandalf, it sounded like Gandalf was in a lot of trouble and it worried me...does it have to do something with the adventure...maybe Gandalf did something while he left and we were being captured by the trolls...or...maybe it was something from the past. I have no idea...but I will support Gandalf and whatever way I can, this "Saromon the white" seems like a shady character to me really.
"Unoticed?" Gandalf asked "no I...I'm smiply doing what is right,"
"The dragon," Lorliea said "has long been on your mind,"
"it is true my lady," Gandalf said "Smaug owes no alligens to no one, if he would side with the enemy, a dragon would be used for terrible danger,"
"there has to be a reason Smaug has a bitter heart," I said " taming him won't be a porblem if he has a dark past a dragon is not always evil unless it chose it while growing up and feeling like an outcast,"
"unless that you can," Saromon said "though it is impossible to do that to a beast who has lived for thousands of years, it must be the greed of the gold he wanted"
" well that unless he has a reason to have it other than his greed," I said
Gandalf put a hand on shoulder as I looked at him as he gave me the look to watch my mouth, I sighed and said nothing else. Gandalf then looked at Saromon "I just have the fear is all I'm saying,"
"Gandalf the enemy is deafeted," Saromon said "Sauron is vanguished, he can never again regain his strength,"
"Gandalf," Lord Elrond said " for 400 hundered years we have lived a soild peace,"
"are we?" Gandalf asked "are we really at peace?"
It must be the dark force that Gandalf told me and Suzan about...though, it must be important as they speak how evil this dark force is?
"Trolls have come down from the moutains, the are raving villagers destroying farms, Orcs have attacked us on the run," Gandalf said
"hardly the perluge to war," Lord Elrond said
"always you must meddle," Saromon said "looking for trouble when none Exsists,"
"let them speak," lady Lorliea said as she was behind me and Gandalf putting her hands on both of our shoulders.
Gandald took a breath and sounded nervous telling what proof he has that has to so with this dark force but...how about I say it and then they would be scared shitless. Why can they understand that something is out there.
"there is something at work...beyond the evil of Smaug, something far more powerful," Gandalf contiued "we cannot remain blind to it but it will not be ignoring us, that I can tell you. There is a sickness lies over the greenwood, the woodsmen that lives there call it mirkwood and...they say..." Gandalf stopped for a moment
"well?" Saromon said "don't stop now. Tell us what the woods men say?"
"they say they saw a necromancer living in Dol Guldur a scorcer that can summon the dead," Gandalf said
"thats ubsurd," said Saromon "no part exsist in this world, this necromancer is nothing more than a mortal man, a conjuring babbling in black magic,"
"and so I thought so too but Radagas-*"
"Radagast?" Saromon asked "do not speak to me of Radagast the brown...he is a foolish fellow,"
"so what if he is," I said "every wizard has their different strokes and hobbies,"
"its not that," Saromon said looking at me "its his hobby of collecting mushrooms, they addled his brain and yellowed his teeth,"
I paused...are you fucking kidding me. Not only does Gandalf have enough proof of this going downhill of a person who does shrums? So what my guess is Saromon is saying Radagast might of think he saw it but it was a hallutionation and was fucking high? I think all it takes to be a wizard is all you have to do is have a robe and be a drug attic...this is no different of where me and Suzan live.
"you know what," I said " what if there is something out there, something that Radagast saw that he was not tripping on, my friend has been kidnapped by Orcs and we were almost killed by trolls...what use are you if you can't even see that we are in danger, a dragon and a necromancer,"
I glared at him and walked away down the stairs pissed off. I hated this, I trust Gandalf knows what he is doing, and they call him a dumb ass. I growled angry. I walked past a lot of elves as they bowed to me and I ignored them, I felt a little guilty not bowing back to them knowing they gave me respect. I kept walking and then looked and saw a statue and it was facing its back on me...I looked and went some stairs and looked that it was holding something? I went towards it a saw a sword in peacies...I took a closer look and then grabbed the helm of the broken sword as I did I saw a flash back of a ring and somebody choping fingers off. I gasped and threw it back onto the slab with the rest of the peacies of the broken sword. I trmbled alittle but I shook it off knowing that was werid and way strange. I walked away finding the rest of the company and seeing what they are doing, but when I did the company was getting ready to leave.
"whats going on?" I asked
Thorin looked at me "get your stuff Dragon tamer," Thorin said "we are leaving,"
"without Gandalf?" I asked
"he is stalling for us," Thorin said "he will catch up with us soon,"
I remembered now, if the Dwarves need to get out of here Gandalf had to distract them. The Elves I mean. I went to get my sword and my book but when I was there, there was two female elves in my way. I stopped and saw them holding a bag and also a box. The frist elf came towards me with the bag as she put it around me I looked inside which was my book an food suppiles, she smiled down at me and gave me a kiss on my forehead. Then the second elf came towards me with the box as she opened it and there was a red necklace that had a red fire ruby on it. She came towards me and put the necklace around me and smiled.
"may your journey come to a peaceful ending," they both said at the same time.
I looked at them both and smiled "thank you," I said and walked off with my stuff and sword and was ready to head off.