{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copies left
You can choose from our best books below
MoonlightPrancing would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

All That Matters

By MoonlightPrancing

Action / Drama

All That Matters

They weren't his sons. But they might as well have been.

As the battle went on, the only thing Thorin saw was a job that needed to be done. A victory to be won. Thorin was a warrior. He and war were well acquainted. He saw an enemy, his sword struck without hesitation. The movements came naturally. For Thorin was a natural.

But then, he swung too late, and suddenly he was on the ground. The pain was overwhelming. He could feel his blood seeping away, taking his life with it.

Was this how he was going to die? After all he had been through? He did not deserve this. He had a throne to claim, a people to rule.

Then he heard the yells in the distance. They were strangely quiet, like his ears were failing him. He couldn't move...

A face appeared in his view, streaked with dust and gore. Fili. Another yell sounded, and the face disappeared.

That - That was Kili. He stood next to his brother, and they cut down any creature that dared come near. Fili. Kili. His nephews. Protecting what little life remained in their fallen uncle.

He didn't think then that he would have to watch them die.

Kili took two arrows before Fili realized what was happening. Fili screamed, and Thorin could hear it ringing in his ears. A scream of anguish and pain as his little brother hit the earth.

"Kili? Kili! No!"

"...F-Fili..."

"You can't leave! Stay with me!"

Fili let his guard down for only a few moments, but it was long enough. There was a sickening sound as the blade was plunged into his chest. He collapsed on top of his brother's broken and cooling body, and moved no more.

When Thorin awoke, for a moment he was dazed and pain-ridden.

Then, his memory returned. He felt the white hot pain of the blade in his stomach. The blood blossoming over Kili's body as the arrows sunk into his flesh. Fili collapsing over him soon later, the life fading from his face.

At the time events had run like a dream. Now he faced reality. And with reality came the full realization that both his nephews were dead. He had never felt such sorrow since he lost his father and grandfather, so many years ago.

He saw Fili, a happy child, eager to learn and become a hero, forever pestering Thorin to duel with him. He saw Kili, mischievous, small, for a while even a little weak, eager to prove his worth.

Kili had died believing he was a reckless disappointment.

When Balin came into the tent Thorin lay in, Thorin's face was red and blotchy. "I failed my sister. I swore I would protect them. I failed them, Balin!"

He knew he would soon be joining his nephews.

They weren't his sons. But they might as well have been.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, MoonlightPrancing
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

christylynnr5: This was beyond amazing! I loved this book. The characters seemed so real. It was amazing how the author let Zak and Kaylees personalities slowly change. This story was very sad and eye opening. It could teach some people a very worthy lesson. It was a great combination of romance, mystery, and a...

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., , ,.,,,,,

Munirah Mn: When I started the first chapter, it gave an impression that this story would have a simple plot, but the later chapters proved me wrong. Bit by bit revelations were made, those that defy my ideas of a plot twist.Dialogues of each character should be improved to vary their personality.

PaulSenkel: If you like Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey, especially The Final Odyssey, then you will probably also enjoy this book. I definitely did.It does, however, address a more adolescent public than the above-mentioned book.I enjoyed the story and finished it in a few days. The overall situation on earth an...

Roy Jenner: I was pleased to join the action where this B-17 was limping back across the English Channel defying all odds. Obviously written by a person more than familiar with the interior of the Flying Fortresses that were familiar in the skies of Southern England during World War 2. Plenty of action here ...

Shreya Biswas: Finally god...... I was tired of Charissa doubting Frederick's love... yes.. All's well that ends well.... i was getting really downright agitated at the author because the suspense was held really well on how things will work out in the epilogue and i just wanted them to have a happy ending.. An...

Swostika Ghimire: Seriously, now I am in love with this story.This story is making me crazy. Beginning was awesome and ending is mind blowing.I loved all the characters of this story. Thankgod I found this story here. I was about to be crazy eating for updates in wattpad.And mostly I appreciate author of this stor...

Pablo Rojas: Love the story, at the end it is a western story, simple, yet giving hints and pieces of the situation that is happening all over ravencroft´s universe. easy to read and always keeping with the main stream story I want to keep reading about, Olafson´s adventures.

Isha Chaudhari: Amazing book ...the most beautiful part is the kind of relationship Carla has with Peter. However, the epilogue was the one that surprised me the Most....Carla getting married to Peter....when in the book her relationship is mostly discussed with Ridian.Was a bit confusing thus.Lovable book that ...

More Recommendations

Deleted User: It was a great hook. I do not like reading scifi because they end up being like all the rest but this one kept me wanting more.

Catherine Kopf: Wow! This was a really great story. I really enjoy reading fantasy, so it didn't take long for me to become invested in the book and its characters like Jacob. I really liked your writing style, and it seemed to flow very well. The descriptions that you used for your world were also created n...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.