Straight from the Heart @rainbowhairedgirl
Chapter 1

Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 1 of Straight From The Heart. I know it's been a while since I've updated this story and I do apologize for taking so long. I hate the fact that it took me so long to get to work on this one, but I promise you that this fic now has my undivided attention for now until it's finished. I'm also working on a few other stories while I work on this one as well and they also have my undivided attention as well. I hope that this update will make up for the time that it has taken me to update it. Without further ado Chapter 1. Enjoy!

Chapter 1

Theolynn closed the door behind her and took a deep breath. She went to the wardrobe that was in her room and opened the doors. She ran her fingers over the fabrics of the gowns that were in there. So many beautiful dresses fitted for a princess like herself, even though she wished for less finer gowns. Her hands stopped at her travelling clothes. She pulled them out and heard a knock on the door. She went to the door and opened it. Theodred stood there with some chainmail in his hands. "Theodred what?" She asked slightly concerned that someone had overheard their conversation about Rivendell.

Theodred handed her the chainmail. "It is lighter weight." He explained to her, as he watched her look over the chainmail that he had given to her. "It was mothers."

Theolynn looked up at him with wide eyes. Why would he give her mother's chainmail to her? No one was allowed to have their mother's chainmail or even that armour due to their father's wishes since their mother had passed.

"It will give you the same protection it gave her when she was a shield maiden." He told her softly, placing a hand on her shoulder. "I thought that it was wise to give it to you."

"I thought that you were going to prepare my horse?" She questioned softly as she tried to keep the tears from welling up in her eyes.

"I am going to be doing that now." He told her, patting her lightly on the shoulder. "I thought that it was wise to give you mother's chainmail so you are at least protected from those who would try to attack you." His voice was laced with concern. He didn't want to lose his sister. He hoped that he would never lose her. He patted her on the shoulder again and then went to the stables to go and get her horse ready for departure.

Theolynn went inside and closed her door. She ran her fingers lightly over the chainmail that she held in her hands. She had to admit that this was something that she was not expecting. She didn't think that she was worthy of wearing the armor that was her mother's. But when she was handed it, she knew that her brother was trying his best to protect her since she was going alone and against her father's wishes. Well an empty shell of her father that was like a puppet to Grima.

She began to change out of the yellow gown to her corset and slip. She walked over to the wardrobe and began to pull her travelling clothes out. She placed them on the bed carefully. She pulled her slip off and grabbed the breaches that were brown in color. She slipped them on over her thin legs up to her waist and tied them quickly. She then grabbed the white tunic slipping it on over top of her yellow corset. She tied the ties to at least close it so it wasn't so open. She put the chainmail on next.

It felt heavy on her body. She would have to learn to grow used to it, that was for sure. She wasn't sure that it was going to be an easy task for her though to become used to something that was cold against the tunic that she wore. She quickly grabbed another tunic slipping it on over top of them hiding the chainmail that she wore. She then put her travelling cloak on top of everything else. She slipped her boots on over her socks.

She grabbed her bag and began to put clothes into it. She knew that she was going to need it once she had reached Rivendell. She removed her hair from its braid and redid it. She quickly grabbed her bag and left her room. Hopefully it would remain untouched while she was gone.

She walked through the not crowded hallways. It concerned her when the halls weren't as busy as they had used to be since Grima Wormtongue had arrived. It had made her sad that her father had sent them away as Grima began to turn her father into a shell of his former self. Nothing bothered your father any more. His heart was no longer there. He didn't care of what happened in his kingdom anymore like he normally had cared.

She went into the stables and let out a soft sigh when she saw that her brother was standing there holding onto the reins of her horse.

"Do you have weapons?" He asked her softly.

Theolynn shook her head. "I didn't want to go into the armory and have them ask me questions." She told him softly.

Theodred handed her the reins to her horse. He went somewhere for just a moment and came back with a bow and a quiver full of arrows and a sword. He gave them to her.

"Theodred…" She said softly, locking her blue eyes with his.

Theodred smiled. "I kind of figured that I would have an easier time getting them for you." He said softly. He patted her lightly on the shoulder. "Be careful out there."

Theolynn put her bow and quiver on her shoulder making sure that she was able to remove her bow if she needed it badly enough. She tied her sword around her middle. She looked up at Theodred. "I will brother."

Theodred placed a soft kiss on her forehead. "Ride hard. Rivendell is a long way from here."

Theolynn nodded her head. "And you be careful here."

Theodred nodded his head. "I will sister."

Theolynn mounted her horse and looked down at him. "Tell Eowyn and Eomer that I am sorry."

Theodred nodded his head knowing what she had meant. "I will tell them. I am sure you'll be returning to us soon sister."

Theolynn nodded her head. "I promise you I will." She said, as she dug her heels into her horse's side to get her going. She was on her way now towards Rivendell in hopes to figure out what this important meeting was all about. She was leaving everything behind in Theodred, Eomer, and Eowyn's hands. Hopefully her father would return to a state that she loved more than anything and that was being himself again and not some shell.


This is the end of chapter 1. I hope that you guys enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Hopefully you guys love Theolynn or at least what I have written for her so far. Hopefully it won't take me too long to write the next part and get it up. I want to try and make up for the missed time for this story. Please leave a review and let me know what you think. I'll try to update as soon as I can. Until next time.

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