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Chapter 2

The next morning Arian and Aragorn set out for Rivendell. "We should stay off the roads," Arian said as soon as they were out of earshot of other people. Aragorn nodded and lead her into the woods and onto paths only used by rangers. They walked all day and into the night. They continued this way for days until they reached Rivendell. After being lead into an antechamber, two young elves entered and said, "Master Elrond will see you now." As Arian entered Elrond's apartments, the young elves stared after her curiously. Aragorn realized that they were having the same feeling of amazement he had at first sight of her. Very few people saw fairies. They were against mixing with "outsiders" as they called them.

Arian entered Elrond's apartments and said, "Hello Elrond. Good to see again."

"It's good to see you too. What is the matter? It's not like fairies to leave their homeland."

"I've heard that before." Arian said, half to herself. "The truth is, I need your help. Orcs are surrounding our homeland. Nothing can get in, not even food, and, of course, nothing tries to get out. You know how fairies are. The king can't handle this on his own. He doesn't want to handle it all." Arian said with increasing sadness in her voice.

"I've never met any other fairies, but I'll take your word for it. I'll hold a council and see what can be done about it."

"Thank you" said Arian as she walked out the door.

At the council that evening many important elves were there. Arian noticed that she was the only woman. She was beginning to wish she had changed out of her trousers and into a dress. Maybe than they would stop staring. "We are here tonight to discuss what should be done about the Orcs surrounding the fairy homeland. " announced Elrond.

"I suggest a committee to evaluate the situation.", suggested one of the elves.

"I second the motion." added another elf.

All of the other elves murmured their agreement. "A committee? There isn't time! All of the fairies could be wiped out by the time a committee is even arranged!" cried Arian in exasperation, "It was a mistake to trust the fate of my people to someone else. I'll just do this myself."

Arian stormed out trying to suppress her immense anger.

Arian sat alone on a garden wall wondering what she was going to do when a man walked up to her and said "A woman, with a sword, I don't think I've ever seen anything so funny.

What makes you think you can do this?"

"For one, I know where I'm going." answered Arian.

"For two", said a third voice, "She's not going alone."

Arian whirled around and saw a dwarf, an elf, a man, four hobbits, and a wizard standing there. "The fellowship rides again, with nine once more." said Aragorn.

Arian was speechless. "I haven't seen you in ages, Arian" said the wizard.

"Gandalf!" cried Arian, "I thought I would never see you again!"

"Well, things happen." Answered Gandalf, " I suppose I should introduce the rest of the fellowship to you. This is Gimli, Legolas, Frodo, Pippin, Merry, Sam, and…"

"Aragorn" Arian cut in.

"Oh yes, I forgot that you've met" said Gandalf.

During this conversation Legolas had been looking Arian over. He thought that with her curly brown hair, dark brown eyes, and distinct features she was rather pretty, a bit rough around the edges though. This thought was mirrored by all in the fellowship except Gandalf, who knew her quite well(after all, she had saved his life.).

"Well then, we'll set out bright and early tomorrow" Finished Gandalf.

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