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Ashari smiled. "You don't have to try out!" she said merrily. "Just show us what you can do!" The hobbit sat back and sipped her ale with a smile, happily anticipating and trying to guess what her fellow Knights could cook up.
Just then, footsteps were heard on the stairs and out stepped Grey Haven. She was the picture of health. All the color had returned to her face, and her eyes were as bright a grey as ever. At her entrernce, Lamerend quickly turned from her ale and helped her commrade to the table. "Thank you my friend" she said. "An ale for my weak companion." Lamerend said.
"Are you all right?"
"I was ambushed by orcs on the plains of Rohan. I fought them hard, but they were too many. My quiver is empty, and I'm sure my swords and my arrows are still out there. The only thing I have left is my knife."
"I'm sorry, my friend. I should have been there" Lamerend said remorsefully.
"The fault is mine, my friend. I was riding out there chasing a false hope. . . a false dream. I shold never have left home. I was looking for . . ." her voice trailed off and she said no more but took a sip of ale to sooth the lump in her throat, but to no advantage.
Maegelen looked up sharply at the mention of Orcs so close to home. "I hope there weren't any trackers in the group." He sat for a few moments in deep thought then began to gather his equipment. "I'll go make sure you were not tracked and if you were I'll throw them off. Ashari you have been part of this Inn staff longer than anyone else, please take care of the Inn while I am away. Lamerand will help out with anything if you ask her just like her relatives. I shall not be more than a week in passing. Take care all of you." He then whirled through the doorway leaving them all framed in a cold determination completely contrary to his normal demeanor.
ooc: Its actually Spring Break and this is just the excuse for being gone for a week.
Lamerend sat next to her friend, then turned to Ashari"like he said, I offer my services"she said with a nod of her head.Lamerend turned to Grey haven,"I can track you foot's stepps I shall retreive your weapons my friend"she said as got up and mounted her mustange"Ashari I shall not be gone long I doubt you will need help any time soon"and with that she vanished from sight....
Grey haven sat in silence retracing all she could remember, an hour passed and lamerend returned,The inn could hear her stabling her steed, then they heard her fot fall's coming closer to the door until a tired and drained elf reapaired"I have you bow, I know not how many arrow's you carry'd but I only found tweenty, and here is your sword, I shall take them up to your room"she said as she walked up the stair's, her friends could heara door opening and then shutting, they heard her foot falls comeing back"there all put away and cleane, not a trace of orc blood"she said as she took once again a seat by her friend."I should have been there i am terribly sorry, I feel is should weep for your weary state,"she said as she gentilly patted her friend on the back.
OOC: O.k. by mab for now, see ya in a wekk.lol . *sigh* any one else leaving.
Ashari bowed to Maegelen as he left. "You will be sorely missed, even if for a short time," she said with a smile. The hobbit walked behind the bar, preparing to fulfull her duties as temorary barkeep. She mixed togther some apple juice and some dark amber ale, putting a slice of lemon on the top of the glass. She took a sip, then swished the concoction around in it's glass for a moment, considering. "Not bad," she said.
The hobbit sighed and put her elbows up on the bar. "So much for the talent show idea," she said sadly. "No one's feeling too adventerous I suppose. Ah well, perhaps another time."
"yes my friend what were you doing in rohan I thought you were supposed to be in lothlorien, then I would meet you there?"she asked she took a drink of ale. "and what it it that you carry in your hand?"she asked as she noticed a bag in her friends hand.
Getting up from where she sat she went over to the bar, "May I please have an ale?" she asked. She then went over to check on Grey Haven. Hearing that she seemed to be fine she went over to a dark corner. Pulling a cloche, that was as dark as the night, over her body so that other people would hopefully not see her. She put her head down and then she just let her thoughts wander wherever they wished to go.
With a jerk, Grey Haven looked up at her new friends sitting at the table. Her eyes went her her friend Angoreth. Her eyes were bright, almost glowing and had a serious look. She averted her gaze and looked down at the table."I do not wish to say. . . but I will show you what is in my bag." She pulled out a blue silk bag with silver embroidery. Carefully, she untied it and pulled out some of the contents. "These are the last of my family's treasures. Some of them are my own." Everyone at the table was amazed at the treasures she carried. Bracelets, gems, earrings, necklaces, all wrought of either mithril, gold or silver. "I carried these because. . . I . . ." she hesitated. She looked to her friend Angoreth."I must speak with you alone when you get the chance. It is urgent." "Of course." her friend answered. "I was in Rohan looking for someone. Alas, I could not find him in time. My heart weeps for him, my noble one, fairest of all. Namaarie!! Quel kaima! She said no more.
Maegelen walked back through the doors and put his cloak upon the rack next to the door. His quiver was now empty and his clothes dirty. He sighed and sat at the bar drinking an ale. "I do hope everything here went well."
Grey Haven and her friend walked up the stairs and into a small chamber used for a sitting room for that hall of rooms. Her demeanor was serious as she sat down in a small sofa. She began to sob and told her friend the real story of her journey. She was on her way to LOTHLORIEN when she was ambushed. It was a huge group of orcs and they had a craving for meat. They chased her all the way to the Gap of Rohan. "I had to run. she cried. "all my arrows were spent and I am still learning how to use blades." Angoreth began to question her again why she was there. Sniffling, Grey Haven explained that her favorite horse had thrown her when she was riding one day and she hadn't seen him since. He took off in the direction of Rohan so she rode to Lothlorien. She found the horses carcas with goblin arrows in it. "I'm sorry I was so secrative about it but I was embarressed to say anything in front of everyone." She dried her tears and gave her friend, who had been understanding and encouraging through the whole story, a hug. Then they went back downstairs.
Maegelen looked up hearing a noise on the stars. He saw Lamerend and Grey coming down then waved to them. "Welcome back. I do hope everything is ok. And since I do not believe I have introduced myself yet I am Maegelen."