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The Final Step

March 4: Mithrim

Today's Challenge:
"There would be no one to frighten you if you refused to be afraid."-Ghandi

Write a story or poem or create artwork where the character conquers his or her fears.

Title: The Final Step
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing:Arwen Aragorn
Rating: PG
Warnings: Character death
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Word count:150
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

I should have followed my love when he departed. I told myself that I must stay for my children, but in truth I was afraid.

Estel faced his last and greatest challenge full of hope. His courage never faltered, but I was too afraid to set out upon that final journey.

Now at last, the fear has left me and I am ready. I have found this world is no longer fair without Estel. I can think only of him and my desire to be with him again.

I see now that Eru's Gift is good. Only by accepting it can I be with my love once more.

My heart is at peace when I lay myself down upon the slopes of Cerin Amroth one bleak winter's morning.

Then suddenly the trees turn gold and my beloved is walking towards me. He stretches out his hand and we are reunited.

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