An Unexpected Visit - Part 1A rider was slowly making his way up the narrow, winding road, leading to one of the lesser known entrances of the mountain. The rider was draped in dark cloth, hugging the neck of his horse as if he was having trouble holding on. He was almost invisible in the night, as the mountain was black and huge to the star- and moonless night sky. The watch post on Ravenhill had all but overlooked him, had not the horse neighed tiredly in the quiet night.An Unexpected Visit - Part 11 year ago in Drama More Like This
A raven was sent to Thorin immediately, who gathered around him some of his bodyguards, as well as his nephews, and went to greet this unexpected visitor.
When the horse passed the last tree before the mountain, the company of Thorin stood expecting, a hundred feet away, holding axes and swords in case they needed to defend themselves, however unlikely it would seem. Thorin liked to maintain the sense of control in any situation, if not only to show off.
«Halt!» Said he in his strong voice. The words bellowed in the empty air.
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Thorin lay awake. Sleep eluded him, as it had done for the last week. In the week since Tauriel came to them and he had learned of his nephew’s betrayal and that there had to be consequences, had he been unable to sleep. In the three long days during Tauriel’s labor and in the aftermath, his mind has been attempted to get changed by his sister, Tauriel herself, and both of his nephews. Many of their words were etched in his thoughts like carven runes in cold stone. All these were the reasons for his sleepless nights.
Thorin had considered it all a thousand times over and over in his head. He knew every angle, every option, every solution, yet he could not make a decision. He thought of his nephew, and his daughter, and her undeniable claim to the throne. He thought of his sister, and how much they had both lost in their long lives. So many deaths and so many disappointments. He did not think she would forgive him another.
Everything was too com
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Tauriel sat on a sheepskin on the floor in front of the fire with Kíliel in her lap. The girl had finally awoken, and Tauriel spent some time distracting herself from her distress by braiding her daughter's wild hair.
It was her father's hair but for the fiery colour that she shared with her mother. The tangled curls were most certainly dwarvish, and Tauriel smiled faintly as her fingers worked through them. Their daughter was such a perfect blend it was hard to determine which kin she belonged to the most. Her features were dainty, her face both slender and strong, with high cheekbones and full lips, a strong jawline and ears bigger than an elf's, yet more sharpened than a dwarf's. Her skin was as ivory white as any elf's, hairless and soft, but for the long hair beside her ears, which Tauriel had let grow for the practicality of it, and used to braid, as today.
Tauriel tried to free some of the worst tangles of her daughter's wild hair, but K