Courage • Thorin Oakenshield [Finished]
Alyssae is a young elf girl, imprisoned in the dungeons of the goblins. Because she's a royal descent she is kept until ransom is paid. When she is freed by a company of dwarves, she decides to help them on their quest. They lost their burglar and she wants to thank them for saving her life.
Nevertheless the leader of the company eyes her with great suspicion. It seems he is not fond of elves, nor of girls. His contempt is so enormous that she doesn't dare to reveal who she really is, scared that he will take his anger about the shortcomings of her people on her. But Alyssae refuses to leave: her kin are miles away and besides she has reasons not willing to be reunited with her family directly.
In course of time she starts to feel something for the stiff Thorin - a love which will be unanswered most likely. Which is probably for the best, cause Alyssae knows a mutual love will have far-fetching consequences. Not only for them, but also for their entire race...
Some love just isn't meant to be.
Or is it just an excuse?
Is it a lack of courage?