Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 12 of Straight from the Heart and final chapter. Thank you to those who kept up with this story and have reviewed it. It really does mean a lot to me that you guys like it. I hope that you guys enjoy this last chapter. Without further ado Chapter 12. Enjoy!
Merry returned with some wood for the campfire, looking around alarmed. "Where's Frodo?"
Sam, who was half-dozing, rouses with a start.
Aragorn looked over the camp, his gaze stopped on Boromir's shield, laying with the baggage, and he understands that Boromir is also gone.
Theolynn slowly got up to her feet in concern. Boromir had just been with her not too long ago, did she happen to doze off and he disappeared? "I'll go and see if I can find him." She said softly, grabbing her weapon from the ground and tying it around her waist. Her heart pounded in her chest. What happened if the ring took over Boromir? What would be left of him? She began to walk away from the group only to have Aragorn follow her away from the group as well.
"Be careful out there." Aragorn said softly.
Theolynn nodded her head softly and walked a different path than what Aragorn did. She looked around nervously in concern. What would happen if Boromir had succeeded in getting to Frodo? What would she be able to do to stop him from going after Frodo and taking the ring? She finally found him on the ground sniffling. "Boromir?" She questioned walking over to him, worried about crossing her face.
"I failed you." He said softly slowly looking up at her, a few tears sliding down his cheeks.
"You failed me? How Boromir?" She questioned softly touching his cheek, softly wiping the tears that slid down his cheek.
"Boromir… the ring tempted you… you didn't take it…"
Boromir shook his head weakly. "I wanted to though."
Theolynn stroked his cheek softly. "But you didn't."
"I failed you…" He said softly.
"You didn't fail me Boromir." She said softly. "You never could fail me. Failing me would have been taking the ring from Frodo."
Boromir looked up at her, swallowing the lump in his throat.
Theolynn's head turned sharply hearing one of the hobbits yelling. She turned to Boromir and pulled her sword out. "Something is wrong."
Boromir nodded his head in agreement.
The two of them came out of nowhere, knocking the Uruk back and killing him easily with their swords.
Boromir threw a knife at one, killing it.
Theolynn attacked another one, killing it with her sword, looking down at the Hobbits. "Move it." She ordered them to get their butts in gear.
Boromir brought his horn up to his lips and blew on it three times to alert the rest of them that there was trouble.
More of the Uruks attacked Theolynn and Boromir and they fought back trying their best to keep the hobbits safe.
Boromir sounded his horn again. He looked at the Hobbits. "Run! Run!"
The Uruks attacked Boromir and he killed two more of them.
"Boromir get down!" Theolynn yelled at her intended when she saw Lurtz coming into view with his bow raised aiming an arrow at him.
Boromir ducked down avoiding getting shot with an arrow in his shoulder. He looked over at her with wide eyes.
Theolynn let out a battle cry and swung her sword into one, killing it. She looked up hearing a growl. "Boromir!" She shouted looking over at him. She was so worried for him not noticing that Lurtz was aiming at her.
Her head shot up and dodged out of the way only getting skimmed on the side by the arrow that was meant for her. She looked at Boromir in thanks.
Merry and Pippin watched on in shock as Theolynn and Boromir fought to protect them. But they took courage in and let out a battle cry trying their best to join in the fight even though they were told to stay back and hide. "Shire!" They never had the chance to strike.
The Uruk-Hai lifted them up and carried them away, causing Merry and Pippin to frantically wave their arms frantically. The Uruk-Hai troop went right past Boromir and Theolynn who were trying to catch their breaths from fighting so much.
Lurtz was now left alone with the two of them, stopping 10 feet from the two of them.
Boromir looked over at Theolynn and swallowed the lump in his throat as Lurtz brought back another arrow.
Suddenly Aragorn came out of nowhere crashing into him and the arrow flew off harmlessly. They started to fight one another. Aragorn lost his sword and was thrown to the ground. When he got up to his feet, Lurtz had thrown a shield at Aragorn and pinned him by the neck against the tree.
Boromir looked over to Theolynn who had collapsed to her knees holding her side in agony. "Lynn." He said softly, rushing to her side as Aragorn continued his fight.
Theolynn looked up at Boromir with teary eyes. Her hand shook over her wound. "Boromir…"
"You're going to be alright." He said softly.
Theolynn nodded her head weakly.
"We'll get it taken care of." He said softly pressing a soft kiss onto the top of her head knowing that she needed the help.
Aragorn rushed over to the two of them.
Boromir looked over at Aragorn as he held his hand to Theolynn's side. "They took the little ones."
"Hold still." Aragorn said, looking at the wound that was on Theolynn's side.
"Frodo. Where is Frodo?"
"I let Frodo go."
"Then you did what I could not. I tried to take the Ring from him."
"The Ring is beyond our reach now."
"Forgive me. I did not see it. I have failed you all."
"No, Boromir. You fought bravely. You have kept your honor."
"He's right, Boromir." Theolynn said softly.
Boromir looked at her with a concerned gaze. "I got you hurt."
"By one lone arrow that grazed me…" She shook her head lightly. "I'll be alright." She said softly touching his cheek softly. "It wasn't poisoned."
Boromir took a shaky breath and nodded his head weakly.
Theolynn got up to her feet. "We have some hobbits to save and protect the race of man." She said softly.
Boromir nodded his head softly in agreement.
Legolas came finally running up to the three of them watching with wide eyes.
Gimli came up behind Legolas looking at the three of them.
They made their way back to the river and Legolas shoved the boat into the water.
"Hurry! Frodo and Sam have reached the eastern shore."
Aragorn stood still, looking towards the shore on the other side, seeing the two Hobbits running into the forest. He said nothing and sighed.
Legolas stared at him, finally understanding. "You mean not to follow them."
"Frodo's fate is no longer in our hands."
"Then it has all been in vain. The Fellowship has failed." Gimli said, shaking his head.
Legolas and Gimli walked up to Aragorn, who put his hands on their shoulders. "Not if we hold true to each other. We will not abandon Merry and Pippin to torment and death. Not while we have strength left. Leave all that can be spared behind. We travel light. Let's hunt some Orc." Aragorn turned to pick up a dagger from the ground. Then he turned and ran into the forest.
Theolynn grabbed her shield and looked at Boromir.
Boromir nodded his head and followed Theolynn.
Legolas and Gimli looked at one another grinning.
"Yes! Haha!" Gimli shouted as he ran after Aragorn, Boromir, and Theolynn with Legolas following right behind him.
Boromir kept looking over at Theolynn as they rushed to go and save the Hobbits from their fate with the orcs.
Theolynn looked over at Boromir and gave him a soft look. "I'm alright." She said as she followed her comrades.
Boromir nodded his head in agreement.
This is the end of Chapter 12. I hope you all enjoyed it and yes Boromir lived. I couldn't just let Theolynn go down a dark path and have Boromir die. It'll prove interesting to write future chapters for the next story, but it'll work out in the end I'm sure. Please leave a review and let me know what you think. I'll try to get the next story out soon. Until next time.