Straight from the Heart @rainbowhairedgirl
Chapter 4

Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 4 of Straight from the Heart. I thank everyone who has read this story and has kept up with this. It really does mean a lot to me that you guys are enjoying this. When I had first written this story originally there was an elleth character in this story, but no longer of course. But I think at some point I'll do the other side of this story with the elf character that I had made. I hope that you enjoy this next chapter. Without further ado Chapter 4. Enjoy!

Chapter 4

Frodo walked with Lord Elrond towards the Fellowship that were waiting for him by the gate of Rivendell.

"The time has come for the Ring to set out. You cannot count on your journey to be aided by war or force. You will pass into the domain of the Enemy far from aid. Do you still hold to your word Frodo, that you will Frodo, that you will be the Ring-bearer?" He asked, looking at the hobbit.

"I do. I must. I will go with Sam." Frodo replied.

"Then I cannot help you much, not even with counsel. I can foresee very little of your road, and how your task is to Mountains, and draws night even to the borders of the Greyflood, and under the Shadow all is dark to me. You will meet many foes, some open, and some disguised, and you may find friends upon your way when you least look for it. I will send out messages, such as I can contrive, to those whom I know in the wide world, but so perilous have the lands now become that some may well miscarry, or come no quicker than yourself. Had I a host of Elves in armor of the Elder days, it would avail little, save to arouse the power of Mordor. Are you confident in your companions?" He asked, making sure that Frodo was most certain of his choice.

"Yes, Lord Elrond. I must be, I'm afraid, for if I doubt them, we may never succeed." Frodo said softly.

"And what of your Hobbit friends? I had hoped to send them back to the Shire as messengers to warn the people of the impending danger according to the fashion of your country. I feel that the youngest Peregrin Took should not go with you. My heart is against it."

"His heart is set upon going. There will be no stopping him, even if you did send him home in a sack."

"Let it be so then. The fellowship awaits." Lord Elrond told Frodo softly. Lord Elrond looked down on the company that stood together now. "The Ring-bearer is setting out on the Quest of Mount Doom. On you who travel with him, no oath no bond is laid to go further that you will. Farewell. Hold to your purpose. May the blessing of the Elves and Men and Free Folk go with you." He said giving his blessing to them.

Gandalf looked at Frodo. "The Fellowship awaits the Ring-bearer."

Frodo came down slowly to the group nervously. He was unsure of this still. He was trusting of them at this moment, but he had a feeling that the Fellowship might break up maybe.

Theolynn began to follow Frodo slowly ignoring Boromir.

Frodo looked at Gandalf. "Mordor Gandalf, is it left or right?" He asked softly.

"Left." He said, placing his hand on Frodo's left shoulder patting it lightly.

Aragorn looked up bidding Arwen a silent farewell to her. He nodded his head before walking following the fellowship out.

Boromir looked at his bride to be who was walking ahead of him. He was worried about her. He couldn't help, but wonder what she was hiding from him. "Theolynn…"

She looked back at him. "What…" She asked as she slowed down looking back at him.

"Are you certain that you alright?" He asked, looking at her.

"I'm fine…"

"You don't look alright, Lynn… there isn't something wrong at home is there?"

"Nothing that I can't handle Boromir." She snapped at him, her fists clamping at her sides. Her agitation began to show through.

"Lynn. Please tell me what it is…."

"Nothing that Rohan can't handle… Orcs are just getting stronger. And the wild men are occasionally getting out of hand. Nothing too bad. Nothing that the Guard can't handle." She said, looking away from him.

He looked at her concerned. He knew that there was something else wrong. "Your father… how is he?"

"Honestly… he's been busy." She lied to him. She didn't want to talk about her father. She really didn't want to talk about him because she really didn't know what to tell him about what was wrong with her father, because she really didn't know what was wrong with her father.

"I am here, you know that Lynn. You can always talk to me." He told her softly.

"Oh like I was supposed to talk to you?" She said, turning towards him with narrowed eyes. "Like a wife or intended to talk to their husband or intended?"

Boromir nodded his head looking at her. He reached out and put his hand on her shoulder. "I know that I haven't been there for you Lynn, but I want to be there for you now." He said to her softly. He pulled her close to him walking with her trying to keep up with the company so they would not be left behind. "I want to make sure that you will be fine and I didn't want you to come in fear of losing you." He admitted in fears of losing her.

"Boromir. I am only doing this because I was fearing that I am going to lose you. I can't lose you. I already fear that my kingdom is already starting to fall. We are grasping at air now. We are trying hard to keep orcs back… orcs are becoming more and more daring to come onto our land unchecked and unmanaged and my father doesn't seem to care. My brother and Eomer are beginning to worry."

"Why are you not with the guard?" Boromir asked with concern. He knew that she was part of the guard as well. She was always working with them protecting their borders as well. Why wasn't she there helping them?

"My brother made my choice easily for me. He said that someone from Rohan needed to be here… I made the choice on my own to join the Fellowship." She said softly. "I feel like I need to help Frodo with this journey." She told him softly admitting her true feelings of why she was helping right at this moment.

"I think he made the right choice in picking you to come."

She looked at him, her blue eyes locking with his. "Are you trying to say that my brother has done something right?"

"I get to see my bride again. And I get to see her fighting by my side. Who could ask for anything more?"

"Boromir flattery will not get you very far with me right now. I don't have the time. I have a feeling that something is wrong with my father and why he isn't protecting our land like he would have done in the past."

"Lynn… You have every right to worry." He said kissing the top of her head.

"We must hold this course, west of the Misty Mountains, for forty days. If our luck holds, the Gap of Rohan will still be open to us. From there, our road turns east, to Mordor." Gandalf explained to them.

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This is the end of Chapter 4. I hope that you all enjoyed this chapter. I worked fairly hard on it to make it just right. And it is one of the longer chapters I have for this story so far. Please leave a review and let me know what you think. I hope to have the next chapter out as quickly as I can. Until next time.

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