Frozen @rainbowhairedgirl
Chapter 5

Authoress Note: Welcome to chapter 5 of Frozen. I still get asked the question if Boromir lives. I haven't decided yet, but I think that he will live in this story seeing the fact that I do have some ideas running through my head and it gives more of an interesting story that is for sure. I know that it is going to be interesting writing more of this story that is for sure. I do apologize for separating this story into three all together. I had thought about making it all one story, but I decided against it. It made it easier to do it this way. I know that this story will be one of the shorter ones of this series and I do apologize. I might throw in some other things that will make this story longer, but I am not quite sure what to write yet to make this longer. Without further ado Chapter 5.

Chapter 5

The Doors of Moria

Asta walked behind the group. She still didn't feel like she was part of the group still. She could hear Gandalf talking to Frodo about the Ring. She didn't want to admit that the Ring was trying to take hold of her, but she would not allow it to. No, she would not go back to serving someone so dark as the Dark Lord Sauron. Her life was made a living hell from just being in league with him and it made her people turn their backs on her when she was sent out to find that one ring so long ago. Asta stopped when she saw the Walls of Moria.

"The walls of Moria!" Gimli said, looking at the wall in awe.

The Fellowship continued to walk next to the walls of Moria.

"Dwarf doors are invisible when closed." Gimli said softly, as he looked at the walls.

"Yes, Gimli, their own masters cannot find them if their secrets are forgotten." Gandalf said with a knowing smile.

"Why doesn't that surprise me?" Legolas said, looking at the dwarf.

Asta nervously walked next to the water. Something was stirring inside of her. There was something in the water. Whatever it was, it was not friendly.

Frodo's foot slipped into the water.

Aragorn caught Frodo and pulled him back up.

Asta looked back at Frodo. "You alright Master Baggins?" She called out. Her voice was softer than what it should have been which made Frodo feel very uneasy.

Frodo nodded his head. He was alright. But he was slightly worried about how Asta was being quieter than she normally was.

Gandalf stopped in front of the doors and made an outline of them. "Well, let's see. Ithildin. It mirrors only starlight and moonlight." Gandalf muttered to himself.

The moon came out and the doors illuminated in front of them.

Gandalf looked at it. "It reads The doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter."

"What do you suppose that means?" Merry asked curiously.

"Oh it's quite simple. If you are a friend you speak the password and the doors will open." Gandalf told Merry with a smile.

Asta shook her head. This was going to prove very interesting. Asta felt a pair of eyes on her and she turned her a little bit and she saw that it was Boromir looking at her. She turned her head quickly. Why was Boromir of Gondor looking at her? She knew that they were mortal enemies due to which side they were on, but Asta was trying to right herself and not be classified as the bad guy any more.

"Annon Edhellen edo hi ammen! Fennas Nogothrim lasto beth lammen!" Gandalf tried with the password. He hoped that it would work or they would be stuck out there for a while until it was figured out.

"Nothing's happening." Pippin said.

Gandalf pushed on it. But he knew that it wasn't going to work. He was concerned. There was no way that this was going to be easy. He didn't want to go through Moria at all. He knew what they had awoken and this was going to be dangerous for them all.

Asta sat down and so did the rest of the company. Figuring out what the password was, was becoming a task. Asta removed her veil and rubbed her face lightly. She was tired and was wanting to get some rest.

Boromir looked out of the corner of his eyes at her. He couldn't understand why this Easterling woman was still wearing her veil when she was no longer with them. He took a good look at her face this time. The scar was something that he was curious about. He had faced Easterlings before and by the look of it the scar that this woman had on her face had to be from a sword. He began to dig deep into his mind. He had slashed Easterlings across the face before, but he was trying to remember the last time that he had faced one.

The scar that was on her face had been there for a while which meant that it had to be at least 10 years old. He stopped thinking. He remembered that outfit that she wore now. He shook his head. No it couldn't be. He thought he had killed that Easterling.

The Easterling that he had slashed at was none other than the Easterling that was with their Fellowship. He had slashed at a woman. He felt his heart drop. He had made a promise on his mother's deathbed that he would never harm a woman. And he was in the heat of a battle ten years ago. He was not sure what to say about that.

Asta felt eyes on her again. She turned her head and saw that Boromir was looking at her again. What was this Captain of Gondor looking at her for? Was he looking right at her face? She reached for her veil and put it back on. She did not feel comfortable with him staring at her. She was self conscious about the scar that was on her face that she had gotten from a battle that she was in against Gondor's army.

Flashback

Asta slashed at someone nicking them in the arm. Their armor was rent and it was easy to get an aim in for a blow that would decapitate their arm. She turned sharply and her eyes met with a pair of blue ones of the Gondorian captain. She gritted her teeth. She hated Gondorians and they hated her as well.

She stabbed another one twirling around facing the captain again. She saw the hatred towards her in his eyes. The feeling was very much mutual.

The captain and her began their battle. She didn't know if he knew that she was a woman or not, but it didn't matter to her. This was a battle that was not going to win itself. This was a life or death matter. The captain slashed her across the face.

Present Day

She didn't know back then who had caused her facial injury, but now she knew who it was. She now knew that it was none other than Boromir who had caused her injury. It made her blood boil a little bit just knowing that he had harmed her. Perhaps that is why she hadn't gotten along with him, but perhaps there was something much much deeper than that.

Gandalf looked at the door. He was still trying to figure it out. He didn't know what the password was. This was going to prove to be a problem for them. "I once knew every spell in all the tongues of the Elves, Men, and Orcs." He muttered.

Pippin looked at him. "What are you going to do, then?"

"Knock your head against the doors, Peregrin Took! And if that does not shatter them and I am allowed a little peace from foolish questions. I will try to find the opening words."

Asta looked at Gandalf and stood up. She didn't know elvish, but she knew that Gandalf would try to figure it out. "I am sure that you will find the answer that we need." She looked up at the sky. Perhaps this was a riddle. She didn't know at the moment and it really didn't matter to her.

"Ando Eldarinwa a lasta quettanya, Fenda Casarinwa!" He tried again, but the doors still hadn't opened. He was beginning to become very frustrated with the door. But there was no other way. He would not take them through the gap of Rohan that would lead too close to Isengard. It also meant that this would be the only way and there were dangers that laid below the mountain pass.

Asta watched Aragorn talk quietly to Sam. She knew that Aragorn was not going to allow a pony to go into the mines with them. The path would most likely be very dangerous. She turned her head sharply when she heard something going into the water.

Aragorn quickly grabbed Pippin's hand. "Do not disturb the water." He told Pippin softly.

"We must move away from the water." Asta said, giving her warning. She was not sure what was down there, but it had to be awoken.

"Oh, it's useless!" Gandalf said, throwing his staff onto the ground. He was frustrated. There was no way that they would be able to go through the mines if they didn't have the right password to get through the doors.

Boromir, Aragorn, and Asta watch the water. They see that there is something moving around in it.

Frodo looked at the door curiously. Something came to his mind and he stood up. "It's a riddle." Frodo said, his voice unsure. "Speak 'friend' and enter. What's the Elvish word for friend?"

Gandalf looked at Frodo. "Mellon."

The doors opened slowly.

Asta looked at wonder. The doors opened to just one word? The dwarves were smart to only have one word to open their doors that was for sure.

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This is the end of Chapter 5. I know that I left it at a cliffhanger, but it only seemed right at the moment due to me wanting to keep what is left for the next chapter. More has been revealed about Asta. They realized that they fought one another in a battle ten years ago. What do you think of this chapter? I know that it is a little bit off, but I wanted to add some drama. It seemed like a good idea even though there is enough tension between Asta and Boromir already. Hopefully that the surprise in this chapter was a good one. I thought that it was a good idea to have the two of them knowing one another. I hope to get to the chapters with Lady Galadriel and Celeborn in them. Until next time.

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