Twisted Reality - Part 7: The Guard of Lothlorien

She spent the rest of the day with Aragorn, discussing Middle-earth and all its happenings. He took leave of Kelsey at about sunset, because he had to get himself cleaned up for Arwen that night. She bade him farewell and started off to her room, realizing that she needed a shower.

About halfway there, she paused and leaned against a tree. She had met one member of the Fellowship, so now she had eight more to go. Figuring she probably wouldn't see the hobbits until they came to Lorien, she might be able to meet Gandalf and possibly Legolas, but Gimli wouldn't come out of the mountains.

Well, Aragorn definately deserves the kingship, if his fighting skills are anything to go by, she thought as she continued walking. She almost had him, but he countered the final blow, knocking the blade out of her hands.

Looking up, she gazed upon the center tree, with the 'meeting room' as she liked to call it, she remembered she had been meaning to ask something of Galadriel for a while. She started up the stairs.

How is this going to look? The Lady of Lothlorien meeting with a smelly mortal woman in men's clothes, with sweat-soaked hair? She chuckled at the thought.

Slowing, she came to the peak of the stairs. Smoothing out her shirt and making a last minute check on her hair, she hoped Galadriel was there. She stepped into the chamber.

Indeed, the Lady was there; she was fingering Nenya, one of the Three Elven Rings forged so long ago. Kelsey bowed as she rose from her high-backed chair.

"Lady."

"Ah, Kelsey," she continued when Kelsey had straightened, " I've been wondering when you would come and see me again."

"I'm sorry I didn't come sooner, its just, well, you're royalty and..."

Galadriel raised her hands to calm the girl down, "It's alright. Now, what would you like to ask?"

"I would much appreciate it if I could be recruted into the Guard of Lorien."

"Why do you ask this of me?" she didn't like the idea, nor did she reject it, she just wanted to see if Kelsey had a plausable reason to purposefully put herself in danger.

"To tell you the truth, I'm bored. All I do is sit around all day and do nothing. I know how to fight now, and I want to use that."

Galadriel smiled, "Yes. I belive Haldir said something about you and your new-found battle skills."

"I bet he did. So, can I be in the Guard?"

The pleading look in Kelsey's eyes did Galadriel in."It's alright with me," (Yes!) "but I want to wait until Haldir returns from Rivendell and see what he has to say."

"Well, I suppose life's like that, isn't it? Anyway, thank you, Lady Galadriel, for your time and agreement with me." she bowed again and took leave of the Lady.

Galadriel just shook her head slightly and laughed to herself as she watched the girl bound down the stairs three at a time.

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