Gothic Human -> Elven Queen - Chapter 6

I sat in my bed in the guest room at the Mirkwood Palace. It was the room I had stayed in when I had originally visited Legolas's kingdom. I sat in my bed and watched my son sleep. I started thinking of my life on Earth and what a screw-up I was. There were so many things I could have done differently. Like respecting my parents and trying at school. I could have gone to church more often, listened to better music and dressed normal. But no, I had to do everything the hard way; I had to be the bad girl. While I looked out the window into the night sky, I started singing a song that I had always loved. It was a Christian song that always made me feel better.

"Hush, little baby. Don't you cry, Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby.
Everything's gonna be alright.
The Lord's gonna answer your prayer tonight.
Hush, little baby. Don't you cry, Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby.
Everything's gonna be alright.
The Lord's gonna answer your prayer.

Last night you had a dream, you was the homecoming queen.
Today, you're eighteen. Happy birthday, Irene.
Quite school, you had to drop out to raise your little child.
(Doesn't seem to be anyone around.)
You got to reach up to touch rock bottom.
The powers that beat keep you down trodden.
Daughter of Zion, I heard your prayer. Just cast your tears.
And please beware of...snakes.
They come in all shapes and sizes; tempt you. Put scales on your eyelids.
Don't waste your sorrows that give you strength.
Tomorrow, your cavalry's about to come.
So, keep your head up, don't you ever let up.
The storm will pass, you'll be ready for the next one.

Hey, little girl, with the pressures of the world on your shoulders.
Don't say that it's over.
I heard your prayers, just cast your tears and I'll be there, so don't you fear.
I say, hey, little girl, with the pressures of the world on your shoulders.
Don't say that it's over.
I heard your prayers, just cast your tears and I'll be there, so don't you fear.

Hush, little baby. Don't you cry, Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby.
Everything's gonna be alright.
The Lord's gonna answer your prayer tonight.
Hush, little baby. Don't you cry, Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby.
Everything's gonna be alright.
The Lord's gonna answer your prayer tonight.

Irene, I carried you when you was too weak to walk.
I talked to you when you gave your heart to God.
Faithful and true, that's what I'll always be to yo-,"

"What are you singing?" Legolas asked as he stood in the doorway.

"Oh, nothing. Just a song. How long have you been there?"

"Since the beginning of the song, I suppose," he answered and came in. He sat down on my bed next to me. "That's not a very happy sounding song. Are you alright?"

"Yes, Legolas. I'm fine," I reassured him.

Legolas turned my face so that I was looking at him. His crystal blue eyes searched my face for a sign of why I was so upset.

"Legolas, it's nothing. I just miss my family, that is all," I told him. "And, I kind of miss my old life."

"I'd expect as much. It is rather shocking that you have managed to keep your composure this long. I don't doubt that you had many friends on Earth. And, though they weren't your real parents, the Blakey's were your family. I can't imagine being taken from my home and put in a place so different from it."

"And then being told that one decision that you make will seal the fate of that world. Then, the next thing you know, you're being pursued by an elf that is evil and wants you to be his Queen and another elf is just in love with you. And to top all of that, you find out that you have magical capabilities that few have!"

Legolas and I sat there, staring at each other for a moment. Finally, we both looked away. Legolas stood up to leave, gave me a small kiss `good-night' and checked on Ladicilion. After making sure his nephew was comfortable, he left the room.

I sighed. I was so pathetic. Here he is, the guy of my dreams, and I'm pushing him away. It's like I never met him before, like this is the first time I had ever talked to him.

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"I'm so sorry, Your Majesty. We tried...tried...we... stop her," a maid said, quivering.

"What are you talking about?" Sabros demanded in annoyance. He had just returned from taking over Rivendell, and he was looking forward to spending a nice, not-so-quiet, night with his wife.

"Queen Moriwen. She's gone."

Sabros stood there for a second before the words sunk in. When they did, he delivered a blow to the top of the maids head.

"Where is Jatub?!" He screamed into the vacant room. He stormed out and headed to the room were his body-guard boarded. When he opened the door, he cursed. Jatub was lying on the floor, and from the smell, had been dead for many days.

"Who let her leave? And who killed my body-guard?"

A servant cautiously approached the King.

"We didn't know she was leaving, Your Majesty. We assumed that he killed Jatub, but we do not know for sure," she said in a whisper.

"Who?"

"Prince Legolas, Your Majesty."

"What?"

Then Sabros thought of his son, and ran to his room. When he got there, he found an empty crib. Sabros yelled and turned around. He punched a whole in the wall in frustration. His little brother had taken his wife and child! That was the last straw. Toying with his brothers emotions was fun, but the game was about to end. Legolas had to die.

(The song in this story is called "Irene", by Tobymac. The CD is called "Momentum". You can find it at any Christian Cd store, or at your local supermarket.)

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