The Memory of Love – Chapter Five- Final Chapter

by Nov 27, 2003Stories

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Back at the house of Celeborn, Haldir was coming to Rhiannon’s room as Celeborn was just rushing out.

“Is she with you?” asked Celeborn.

“No my-lord.” Quickly, Celeborn told happened in the night. Worried they went in search for her. Near the river Haldir stopped dead in his tracks. He knelt down picking something up from the ground. It was the necklace he had given her. “She’s been taken.” said Haldir, his voice quivering, “Look, horse tracks.” Fear filled them. The two elves fetched horses and more arrows. Then set out .

Rhiannon longed to be back in Lorien. She would have tried to run, but she had not the strength. They had been riding for hours. Night had began to fall before the horse came to a halt. He roughly pulled her off and tied her to a tree so she could not run away. Then took off the gagged and snarled, “Scream and die!” She stayed silent. Though after about an hour he was asleep.

Haldir and Celeborn separated for a while though still in the same area. Celeborn was singing softly to himself, to keep his hopes up:
I believe in the sun
Even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
Even when there’s no one there
And I believe in God
Even when he is silent
I believe through any trial
There is always a way
But sometimes in this suffering
And hopeless despair
My heart cries for shelter
To know someone’s there
But a voice rises within me
Saying hold on my child
I’ll give you strength
I’ll give you hope
Just stay a little while
I believe in the sun
Even when it is not shinning
And I believe in love
Even when there’s no one there
But I believe I God
Even when her is silent
I believe through any trail
There is always a way
May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace

“My-lord look!” Said Haldir in a hushed voice.

“There she is! We must be careful not to wake him.” They moved in. Haldir went first and covered Rhiannons mouth with his hand so she would not scream. Once their eyes met he pulled back. Haldir began to cut her free as Celeborn came into view. She didn’t say anything, but mouth `Celeborn’ with a smile on her face. Once free from the ropes, Rhiannons father ceased Celeborn.

“Let him go!” cried Rhiannon, trying to get to him. Her father pulled out a knife and placed it to Celeborn throat.

“Come closer and he dies!” he hissed, “I knew she’d run to you.” he said to Celeborn, “All her life she talked about meeting the Lord of Lothlorien. And now she has.”

“Let him go!” Cried Rhiannon, yet again.

“Hold your tongue!”


“I am your father and you will do as I say!”

“You sure don’t act like a father! But Lord Celeborn does! He’s kind to me, and comforts me when I’m afraid. He acts like a father should!” Suddenly an arrow struck Rhiannons father. The knife fell and so did he. Celeborn wrapped his arms around Rhiannon, who was now crying.

“He could have killed you!”

“Hush,” he said, even though he to was crying, “Hush, my child. I’m here, and I always will be, my daughter.” Haldir knelt beside them and Rhiannon pulled him into their embrace. “Lets go home.”

A week later, back in Lothlorien once more, Haldir stood at the base of a tree, he was clothed beautifully in white. Rhiannon and Celeborn next to him. Celeborn took each of their hands and joined them together. Doing so they were wedded.


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