As the company departed from Rivendell, Diana wondered if
she would be up to the journey. After all, the farthest she had
walked in one day was a few miles, when she was hiking.
“But I wonder if all that changed when I got here’, she
For the rest of the day she pondered things of this sort.
When they stopped for the night she was wondering one
thing in particular, would she be able to keep herself from
changing the story.
As she unrolled her blanket, she noticed with amusment that
Legolas and Gimli were sleeping as far away from each other
as possible. Aragorn and Gandalf were talking in hushed
voices, and Pippin was already asleep.
She laid down and, covering herself with her blanket, fell
asleep looking at Middle Earth’s beautiful stars.
She awoke the next morning, just as the others were getting
up. After she ate she instinctively looked at her wrist, then
mentally smacked herself on the forehead when she
remembered that she didn’t have her watch anymore.
Suddenly she remembered one thing: toilet. She had never
thought about it before, and now she realized how important
it was. She decided to ‘take a stroll’ in the forest before that
days march. Luckily the others understood. When she
returned, camp was cleaned up and everyone was ready to
While they were walking, she realized another thing, she
could understand elvish. Not just know what some of the
words went, but actually understand it. It was like her first
language. she found this out when she heard Legolas and
Aragorn talking in Elvish.
They would probably reach the place where the Crebain
passed them in a couple of days. Diana kept wondering if
she should tell them what was going to happen. It might
save them a lot of trouble, but it would completely change
the story. Then again, her coming with the fellowship had
already changed the story-a lot.