Rose of Gondor:Before the Storm - Part 7

Kelyi felt the walls once more begin to close around her in the coloration of pearl walls, and flowing fabrics that where forming around her mind. Feeling her breath come in quick gasps, Kelyi instantly knew, she had to get out of here and if she didn't, it would be back to the prision that she had rode from all those years. She would have willfully gone back into the trappings, and once more reduced herself to only a woman of the Numieor order. Pulling herself from the window, Kelyi dropped to her knees onto the stone cold floor near her bed, and quickly snaked her hand under the ornate trappings of the coverlet, searching for her weapons. Her hand fell across a soft smooth cool, and Kelyi grasped the object, pulling her sword quickly from it's dust ladden prison. Her daggers quickly followed, along with her quiver of arrows and her hand carved bow, a gift from Faramir. Climbing to her feet, Kelyi arranged her weapons once more to her liking and bolted from the room. Clamouring down stone stairs, Kelyi made her way from the Houses of Healing, almost as if she were a rabbit being chasing by a blood thirsty wolf of proper ordinance. Tearing through another door, Kelyi found herself outside and assulted by the sun's fast fading rays that glinted off the white walled city. Turning from the way she had came, Kelyi took off at a light run, searching for her escape route and she soon found it. Kelyi slowed as she neared the stables, and sought the shadows as her approach took her past a few guarded men speaking idle of events. Sliding past, silent as the soft breeze that blew, Kelyi ducked through a partly open door and came face to face with someone she did not expect. Faramir's eyes grew large as Kelyi quickly ducked through the door, and almost came in contact with his armour. His arms shot out to steady her, as she quickly regained her balance and looked up at him, holding his gaze for a few tense moments. Her ocean blue eyes, boring into his slate ones, until Faramir managed to pull his gaze away and release her arms.
"Running Kelyi?"
Faramir's simple statement knifed through Kelyi's valor, and planted itself into her heart. Kelyi watched as Faramir turned from her and moved to release his horse from it's stall, stroking it's dark nose. He kept his back to her,
"I am quite sure my brother would not approve."
Kelyi felt her anger bubble to the surface, "It matters not to me who approves, I am not one of these...women. I will fight in this war and protect those I love! I will not sit idle in this White cage, and allow inocents to die! So run along and tell your brother, but at least allow me to get past the city gates."
Faramir finally turned to look at Kelyi, a silent storm brewing in his eyes to match the anguish in her ocean ones. Kelyi sighed, shook her head and turned to leave when she felt Faramir reach out and catch her thin arm. Kelyi turned to face Faramir, struggling to stop the tears that slowly dropped from her eyes, slipping down her alabaster cheeks to land in the dirt below her boots. Faramir released Kelyi's arm, and was surprised when Kelyi quickly came and placed her dark head on his chest, her shoulders bobbing slighty. Faramir carefully placed one hand on her back, then reached to take her chin gently with his other hang, bringing her tear streaked alabster face up to look at him, her ocean eyes darted quickly to look as his eyes. Faramir softly started,
"Come, let us return home."
Kelyi smiled as Faramir released her, and walked quickly over to the stables, to release a horse that held a white star upon it's silken ebony forhead. Kelyi's smile grew as Faramir lead the horse back to it's mistress, and placed the reins in her hands. Kelyi whispered softly to the beast in elvish, communicating her intentions to the animal. The horse gently tossed it's ebony mane, then allowed Kelyi to climb from the floor to her usual perch atop his back. Running her white hands through her thick dark hair, Kelyi then reached down, grabbing the reins while motioning to Faramir to lead the way.Kelyi felt the walls once more begin to close around her in the coloration of pearl walls, and flowing fabrics that where forming around her mind. Feeling her breath come in quick gasps, Kelyi instantly knew, she had to get out of here and if she didn't, it would be back to the prision that she had rode from all those years. She would have willfully gone back into the trappings, and once more reduced herself to only a woman of the Numieor order. Pulling herself from the window, Kelyi dropped to her knees onto the stone cold floor near her bed, and quickly snaked her hand under the ornate trappings of the coverlet, searching for her weapons. Her hand fell across a soft smooth cool, and Kelyi grasped the object, pulling her sword quickly from it's dust ladden prison. Her daggers quickly followed, along with her quiver of arrows and her hand carved bow, a gift from Faramir. Climbing to her feet, Kelyi arranged her weapons once more to her liking and bolted from the room. Clamouring down stone stairs, Kelyi made her way from the Houses of Healing, almost as if she were a rabbit being chasing by a blood thirsty wolf of proper ordinance. Tearing through another door, Kelyi found herself outside and assulted by the sun's fast fading rays that glinted off the white walled city. Turning from the way she had came, Kelyi took off at a light run, searching for her escape route and she soon found it. Kelyi slowed as she neared the stables, and sought the shadows as her approach took her past a few guarded men speaking idle of events. Sliding past, silent as the soft breeze that blew, Kelyi ducked through a partly open door and came face to face with someone she did not expect. Faramir's eyes grew large as Kelyi quickly ducked through the door, and almost came in contact with his armour. His arms shot out to steady her, as she quickly regained her balance and looked up at him, holding his gaze for a few tense moments. Her ocean blue eyes, boring into his slate ones, until Faramir managed to pull his gaze away and release her arms.
"Running Kelyi?"
Faramir's simple statement knifed through Kelyi's valor, and planted itself into her heart. Kelyi watched as Faramir turned from her and moved to release his horse from it's stall, stroking it's dark nose. He kept his back to her,
"I am quite sure my brother would not approve."
Kelyi felt her anger bubble to the surface, "It matters not to me who approves, I am not one of these...women. I will fight in this war and protect those I love! I will not sit idle in this White cage, and allow inocents to die! So run along and tell your brother, but at least allow me to get past the city gates."
Faramir finally turned to look at Kelyi, a silent storm brewing in his eyes to match the anguish in her ocean ones. Kelyi sighed, shook her head and turned to leave when she felt Faramir reach out and catch her thin arm. Kelyi turned to face Faramir, struggling to stop the tears that slowly dropped from her eyes, slipping down her alabaster cheeks to land in the dirt below her boots. Faramir released Kelyi's arm, and was surprised when Kelyi quickly came and placed her dark head on his chest, her shoulders bobbing slighty. Faramir carefully placed one hand on her back, then reached to take her chin gently with his other hang, bringing her tear streaked alabster face up to look at him, her ocean eyes darted quickly to look as his eyes. Faramir softly started,
"Come, let us return home."
Kelyi smiled as Faramir released her, and walked quickly over to the stables, to release a horse that held a white star upon it's silken ebony forhead. Kelyi's smile grew as Faramir lead the horse back to it's mistress, and placed the reins in her hands. Kelyi whispered softly to the beast in elvish, communicating her intentions to the animal. The horse gently tossed it's ebony mane, then allowed Kelyi to climb from the floor to her usual perch atop his back. Running her white hands through her thick dark hair and gently pulling the hood to her cloak up, Kelyi then reached down, grabbing the reins while motioning to Faramir to lead the way. Nodding softly, Faramir quickly urged his animal to troat as he appoarched the stable doors. Attendents quickly rushed to open the doors for the Stewards second son, as well as the strange woman who rode along just slighty to his rear. Passing through the threshold, Kelyi felt her heartbear quicken, the last thing that was needed was for Boromir to appear and protest her passage to freedom. The night's cool air quickly cut through Kelyi's cloak, causing her to shiver gently, the light of the pale moon reflected down upon the two, lighting the way to the tall alabaster walls that seemed to glow with an unearthly light. Kelyi watched, her breath caught in her throat, as Faramir saluted the guard atop one of the many watchtowers. Repeating the gesture, the man shouted to his underlings for the gate to open.Watching the wooden monstrosity creak open quickly, Kelyi counted the seconds as she watched the fields beyond quickly come into view, her freedom sat but a hindsight away.

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Sorry for the wait everyone, I have been neglecting my favorite project of late. But I do have more, and hopefully soon, the ending.

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