The Kindred - Prolouge
" No, I have to get off at another stop." I found myself saying. She shrugged and walked off the bus. Now why did I say that, I asked myself. But deep down in my heart I knew. Five stops later I got off. Trudging down the street, I pulled up my hood against the rain. I shivered as the pouring rain beat down upon me. Then I stood in front of the house. Tolkein's house. As I looked up at the house looming over me, I knew that the time had come for the truth to be revealed.
Gathering my courage, I knocked on the door. Tolkein answered the door.
"Hello! Who are you?" he asked me.
" I am Elizabeth, but...call me elvendream." I said softly. He looked at me, startled.
"You're elvendream?" he asked, amazed.
" Yes." I answered.
" Come in, come in" he said, opening the door wider, and ushering me in. As I walked in I passed a small mirror hanging on the wall. Out of the corner of my eye I saw my reflection. I had long brown hair, stretching down my back. I had blue eyes that had once had a light in them. But there was no light in them now. I had lost too much. I took a deep breath and turned to Tolkein.
" The story that I told you is mostly true. I am one of the Kindred. The Kindred are the people who can travel between Middle Earth and here. I went with the Fellowship on their long journey. Would you like to hear my tale?" I said, looking him in the eye, trying to tell him that I was telling the truth. He looked at me, his mouth hanging open.
" Of course, of course!" he said, bringing me to sit on a chair before a roaring fire.
"I guess I should begin with when a meeting was called for all of the Kindred to come. Such a meeting had not been called since Sauron first made the One Ring. When I first heard about it I felt stirrings of unease. For some reason I had a feeling that that meeting would change my life forever. And I was right..."