Chapter 25

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The Fellowship passes out onto a larger branch of the Anduin beneath sheer cliffs. Uruk-hai march along the shores, following the boats carrying the Fellowship. The men, elf, dwarf & hobbits all watch the shores suspiciously. Raiden flies above the boats, Miyuki on his back. Enjoying the breeze, Miyuki leans back closing her eyes.

Miyuki [singing]: Un hun, un hun, piraan kendov hil. Zu'u fun hi, Zu'u fun hi, faal Dovahkiin meyz. Voth zul do lot ahrk hil do kril. Lost sahvot, lost sahvot, faal Dovahkiin meyz...

Frodo [curious]: "What are you singing, Dragon Master?"

Hearing Frodo, Miyuki stops singing. Raiden descends from their position so that they are flying low over the water, next to Frodo's boat. Miyuki smiles at the hobbit.

Miyuki: "You can call me Miyuki, Frodo. I am singing a song written by my ancestors in Dovahzul, the language of dragons. It tells of the coming of the last Dragonborn, the last to wield the great power of the dragon. Would you like to hear it in Westron?"

Frodo nods in interest. Taking a deep breath, Miyuki begins the song again, this time in the common tongue.

Miyuki [singing]: Our hero, our hero, claims a warrior's heart, I tell you, I tell you the Dragonborn comes. With a voice wielding power of the ancient nord art, believe, believe, the Dragonborn comes. It's an end to the evil of all Skyrim's foes, beware, beware, the Dragonborn comes. For the darkness has passed and the legend yet grows, you'll know, you'll know, the Dragonborn's come.

As the last notes fade, silence reigns. Frodo looks at Miyuki & Raiden for a while.

Frodo: "The song is about you, Miyuki, isn't it? The master of the last dragon in Middle-Earth. You are the Dragonborn in the song, right?"

Miyuki: "Yes. I am the Dragonborn. The one chosen by the last dragon & in your legends, the one who can stand against Sauron."

Frodo: "So you're a bit like me."

Miyuki: "You can say that, Frodo. You can say that."


Darkness falls. The Fellowship rests on a small island. Boromir looks out from behind a large rock at a log floating in the river. Small hands clutch it & the top of a head is barely visible over the log's edge, where eyes glint softly.

Aragorn: "Gollum. He has tracked us since Moria. I had hoped we would lose him on the river. But he's too clever a waterman."

Boromir: "And if he alerts the enemy to our whereabouts it will make the crossing even more dangerous."

Frodo overhears them & looks worried. Miyuki also overhears the conversation & approaches Aragorn.

Miyuki: "If it puts your mind at ease, I can dispose of him? It's a simple task for me."

Aragorn shakes his head. Miyuki leaves the two men.

Boromir: "Minas Tirith is the safer road. You know it. From there we can regroup...strike out for Mordor from a place of strength."

Aragorn: "There is no strength in Gondor that can avail us."

Boromir: "You were quick enough to trust the elves. Have you so little faith in your own people?"

Frodo, from his resting place, overhears Boromir's words. He is suffering & it wasn't just from the burden of the ring. It was suspicion. Distrust of those around him. Who was tempted by the ring? Would they attempt to take it from him?

Boromir: "Yes, there is weakness. There is frailty. But there is courage also & honor to be found in men. But you will not see that." 

Aragorn turns away, but Boromir grabs his arm & turns him. 

Boromir: "You are afraid! All your life, you have hidden in the shadows! Scared of who you are, of what you are."

Boromir releases Aragorn, who turns away. The man then turns back suddenly.

Aragorn: "I will not lead the ring within a hundred leagues of your city!"

Just to make it clear, Miyuki is not from Skyrim. The concept of the Dragonborn from Skyrim though is very similar to my concept of Miyuki so I have decided that her people are distant descendants of the Skyrim people. It is also because I really wanted to include the song 'The Dragonborn comes' as I have really been obsessed with it for a while (I have never played Skyrim though).


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