Of UNO and Thunderstorms
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN LORD OF THE RINGS OR ANYTING I REFERENCE! NATALIE AND FRANCESCA OWN THEMSELVES! I ONLY OWN MYSELF AND MY OCS!
I ran towards where I had heard the Horn of Gondor as fast as I could, only stopping to kill an Uruk Hai every so often. I heard it again, closer this time as Aragorn and I, being the first ones to arrive on the scene, burst through the trees and started fighting the Uruk Hai in this area of the woods. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Natalie fighting alongside Merry and Pippin on the complete opposite side of the battlefield. She was screaming and yelling at something. She hadn't seen me yet and I wondered what she was yelling about. I didn't have too much time to ponder it as an Uruk Hai swung at me again and I was pulled back into the fight. I flipped my mental switch into kill mode and started slashing and chopping and kicking at anything that came at me.
Soon, Natalie screamed again and this time I was able to turn my head and see why. Boromir, who by this time had two arrows in his chest, stood up and continued fighting like the badass he is. I felt a pang of sorrow in my chest and I could already see tears streaming down the face of one of my closest friends as she tried to fight her way over to Boromir. She wasn't getting anywhere. There was no chance in hell that any of us would get to him in time to help, there were just too many McNasties in the way. With a not so fearsome cry, I plunged my knife into the throat of the nearest Uruk Hai and continued to put up as much of a fight as I could while fighting back tears. I was so close, yet at the same time so far away when Boromir was shot a third time and fell to his knees. Damn it! I swore inwardly as I felt the tears I had been fighting against fall down my face. Merry, Pippin, and Natalie, who was crying and screaming, tried to go to him only to be picked up and carted off by the Uruk Hai. Natalie fought and kicked and I think she actually bit the Uruk Hai holding her, trying to get him to put her down.
"NO! BOROMIR YOU CAN'T DIE! I-I LOVE YOU DAMMIT! YOU CAN'T LEAVE ME!" Natalie sobbed as the Uruk Hai carried her, Merry and Pippin off. I nearly burst out sobbing on the spot. Soon I saw that one Uruk Hai had stayed behind; the one that had shot Boromir. He stayed back and prepared to shoot him again at point blank range. I ran towards him from where I had been fighting but I was too far away, Aragorn got to him first and tackled him to the ground. I stood for a moment, not comprehending anything that happened until Aragorn sliced off one of the Uruk Hai's arms and stabbed it. Nothing happened and the McNasty just took hold of Aragorn's sword and pulled in deeper into his chest. I'm sorry but that's just freaking gross. I thought, despite the fact that now was not the time to say that. I knew Aragorn could have handled this himself but my body seemed to move on its own accord and I pulled out an arrow and shot it into the Uruk Hai's neck before I even knew what I was doing. Aragorn looked at me for a split second before we both ran towards Boromir.
"They took the little ones! And Natalie!" Boromir choked out as Aragorn and I knelt next to him. "Stay still." Aragorn told him as he looked over Boromir's wounds. "Frodo. Where is Frodo?" Boromir asked. I was frozen on the spot, trying my hardest not to cry again. "I let Frodo go." Aragorn whispered. "Then you did what I could not. I tried to take the Ring from him." Boromir was still somehow managing to speak. "The Ring is beyond our reach now." Aragorn replied. "Forgive me. I did not see. I have failed you all." Boromir said. "No." I managed to squeak past the lump in my throat. "No, Boromir. You fought bravely. You kept your honor." Aragorn told him, then tried to take one of the arrows out of his chest. "Leave it!" Boromir caught his hand. "It is over, the world of Men will fall and all will come to darkness and my city to ruin." Boromir choked on his words. "I do not know what strength is in my blood. But I swear to you, I will not let the White City fall, nor our people fail." Aragorn assured him. "Our people. Our people." Boromir repeated as Aragorn put his sword in his hand and placed his hand across his heart. "I would have followed you, my brother. My Captain. My King." Boromir said. He then glanced at me, as I if noticing I was there for the first time. "Tell Natalie…..I love her. She will always be in my heart." Boromir whispered. And with those as his last words, Boromir of Gondor passed beyond this world. A strangled sob passed my lips and I started to cry. "Be at peace, son of Gondor." Aragorn whispered and kissed Boromir's forehead. "They will look for his coming from the White Tower, but he will not return." Aragorn said sadly as he stood up.
"I'll tell her. I promise. I am proud to have been able to call you my friend, Boromir." I whispered, before getting up, retrieving my last arrow from the Uruk Hai's neck and walking over to where Kate, Gimli and Legolas stood. Kate and I both burst into tears. After what felt like only a few minutes, though I believe it was longer, we laid Boromir in one of the boats with his sword in his hands, his shield above his head and his horn beside him. His horn had been split in half at some point during the battle. I watched with tears running down my face as Boromir's boat floated down the river and over the Falls of Rauros. Fuck everything. I thought to myself.
The sounds of the battle were raging around us as Sam and I ran with all our speed back towards the river where I knew Frodo would be leaving. Frodo and Sam had become my closest friends among the Fellowship other than Kate, Olympia and Natalie. I had lost my aforementioned friends when the fight started and I wasn't about to let Sam and Frodo go out on their own. I wanted to help them, I freaking needed to. I just didn't know how I would do exactly just that.
We burst through the trees only to see Frodo paddling away in a boat. "Frodo, no! Frodo! Mr. Frodo!" Sam yelled. "Frodo wait!" I called to him. Sam and I stopped, now ankle deep in water and watched Frodo paddle away. Sam gave me a look and ran into the water after him. I followed after him and soon we were struggling to swim. "Go back, Sam, Francesca! I'm going to Mordor alone." Frodo told us. Aww hell no! We're going with you, Frodo. Whether you like it or not. I thought. "Of course you are! And we're coming with you!" Sam answered. "You can't swim! Sam!" Frodo yelled as Sam flailed and fell underwater. I had made it to the boat and climbed awkwardly on board as Frodo reached into the water to pull Sam up. Sam tumbled into the boat and looked up at Frodo.
"I made a promise, Mr. Frodo. A promise. 'Don't you leave him Samwise Gamgee.' And I don't mean to. I don't mean to." Sam explained and started to sob. "I didn't make that promise out loud Frodo, but I might as well have. I'm not going to leave you to do this on your own. You can count on that." I promised. Frodo wrapped us both in a huge hug. "Come on." Frodo said gently after a moment and we all grabbed oars and started paddling towards the eastern shore. Over the river and through the woods, on to Mordor we go! I thought bitterly.
"Hurry! Frodo, Sam and Francesca have reached the eastern shore!" Legolas exclaimed as he pushed our remaining boat into the water, preparing to go after the hobbits. Aragorn sighed and he, Olympia and I looked out over the river to see the three of them run off into the forest on their way to Mordor. Legolas stared at Aragorn for a moment. "You mean not to follow them." He realized. "Frodo's fate is no longer in our hands." Aragorn replied. "Then it has all been in vain. The Fellowship has failed." Gimli muttered.
Legolas, Gimli, Olympia and I all walked over to Aragorn. "Not if we hold true to each other." Aragorn said as he looked at each of us and put either hand on Legolas's and Gimli's shoulders. "We will not abandon Merry, Pippin and Natalie to torment and death." He continued. I saw Olympia's hands clench into fists as he said this. If I know my sister, she was thinking something along the lines of 'Oh hell no we won't'. "Leave all that can be spared behind. We travel light. Let's hunt some Orc." Aragorn finished, picking up a dagger from the ground and running off into the trees.
"Yeah! Haha!" Gimli laughed heartily and ran after him. Olympia smiled demonically and gave a fierce shout of "Aww hell yeah!" before she, Legolas and I, ran into the woods after Gimli and Aragorn.
Author's note: AAHHH! I know, I know. I killed off Boromir. But it's a part of the canon. *hides under my desk again* I know you want to, but please don't kill me. You won't get any more chapters if you do! I apologize for the shortness of this chapter but if I included it in the last one it would have been too long. The next chapters will be longer I promise! We have now come to the conclusion of Fellowship of the Ring. What will happen to our lunatic protagonists when shit gets intense? How will the whole Legolas-Olympia scenario play out? Seriously, will I ever stop asking my wonderful readers questions that not even I know the answers to yet? As I have previously stated, probably not! *insert creepy high pitched singsong voice here* But you'll have to stay tuned if you want to find out! *end creepy voice* READ AND REVIEW PLEASE!