Denethor
This will be the day…
(Let's go men!)

Denethor appears and then his army is marching behind him

Elrond
This will be the morning…
(Bring out the prisoner)

Aragorn was dragged out by Glorfindel and Rumil and join the army of elf's as they march to battle

Gondor men and Elves
We will see them dying in the dust

Arwen
I don't know what I can do
Still, I know I've got to try

Arwen and Legolas are running side by side and then stop to look at each other, with a nod from Legolas they carry on

Elves
Now we make 'em pay

Arwen
Mother, help my feet to fly

Gondor men
Now without a warning…

Arwen
Aragorn, help my heart be great

Gondor men and Elves
Now we leave 'em blood and bone and rust

Arwen
Spirits of the earth and sky

Elves and Gondor men
It's them or us

Awen
Please don't let it be to late…

Elves and Gondor men
They're just a bunch of
Filthy, stinking

Gondor men
Savages!

Elves
Savages!

Gondor men
Demons!

Elves
Devils!

Denethor
Kill them!

Elves
Savages!

Gondor men
Savages!

Denethor
What are we waiting for?

All
Destroy their evil race
Until there's not a trace left

Arwen
How loud are the drums of war?

Gondor men and Elves
We will sound the drums of war
(Savages! Savages!)
Now, we sound the drums of war
(Savages! Savages!)

Denethor
Now we see what comes
Of trying to be chums

Elves
Now we sound the drums…of…war!

Gondor men
Of course it means the drums…of…war!

Arwen
Is the death of all I love
Carried in the drumming of war?

Elrond pushed Aragorn face down onto the rock and raised his knife, the men down below halted their advance and their hands went to their swords, Elrond brought his knife down, 'NO!' cried Arwen, she pushed her way through the crowd and threw herself over Aragorn, Legolas follow but Thranduil grab his son's arm stopping him, Legolas look at his father and tried to pull his arm free but Thranduil only tighten the hold.

Arwen looked into the eyes of her father, who still held his weapon in mid-strike. "If you kill him, you'll have to kill me too."

"Daughter, stand back," Elrond ordered.

"I won't!" said Arwen. "I love him, ada." She ignored the look of fury and shock on her father's face as she beckoned to the two armies. "Look around you! This is where the path of hatred has brought us." She held Aragorn closer. "This is the path I choose, ada! What will yours be?"

Elrond hesitated as he gazed at the two armies. Mortal men were evil, weren't they? Aragorn had murdered one of his people, hadn't he? But then he paused as he listened to the whispers of the wind and heard the voice of his wife's spirit. He suddenly realized how wrong he'd been. His anger faded and then he held up his weapon.

"My daughter speaks with wisdom, beyond her years. We have all come here with anger in our hearts and she comes with courage and understanding! From this day on, if there is to be more killing, it will not start with me." He placed down his weapon and turned to one of the other elves. "Release him." He order

Glorfindel step forward and cut Aragorn's bonds. He and Arwen then embraced and held each other tight as a tear of joy rolled down Arwen's face. She pressed her face into his chest as he cradled her head.

But Denethor wasn't happy. He look around as his men lowered there weapons and the elves too

"Now's the time! Strike!" he ordered.

"No!" said Faramir

"What?" he snarled.

"They let him go," said Faramir finally finding the courage to stand up to his father.

"They don't want to fight! Father can't you see that" said Boromir.

"It's a trick! Are you blind? Attack! Boromir follow my orders"

But all they did was glare and didn't obey his orders. Boromir just shook his head and went to stand by his brother placing a hand on his shoulder

Growling, he grabbed a bow from one of his men, he aim and fired at Elrond.

Aragorn saw the crossbow being aimed at Elrond and immediately leapt in front of him. He managed to knock Elrond out of the way, but he himself was shot in the rib, landing hard on the floor bring his hands up to the arrow sticking out

Arwen and Elrond were at Aragorn's side in an instant. Elrond switching from lord to healer in a blink of an eye "Help him Ada" begged Arwen

"Aragorn" cried Faramir "you shot him" he turns to his father shock and hurt was over his youngest son face

"He stepped right – right into it! It's his own fault" protested Denethor stepping forwards to grab Faramir to make him understand, but Boromir was already standing in front of Faramir his arm pushing his little brother behind himself for protection "Strider was right all along, We never should have listened to you!" Boromir said quietly hurt also in his voice

"Traitors!" Denethor yelled at his sons. Eomer step forwards and started to take charge a group of men ambush him and took the bow away "Put him in chains" Eomer order as they drag Denethor away

Aragorn woke to find himself lying in a bed in a room he didn't recognize, he move to sit up but felt a hand on his shoulder stopping him, he look to find Legolas standing over him pushing him down

"What happen?" he ask in between breaths

"You were shot, by an arrow; it took all of Lord Elrond skill to heal you, what made you do that?"

"I hope it would make them see what they was doing wrong" he answer "Arwen, where is Arwen" he ask worriedly sitting back up again to once again be stop by Legolas

"Calm yourself silly human, she is safe, she hasn't left your bed side in days, I have sent her to get something to eat. She will be back soon"

Aragorn relax and let Legolas lay him down "bossy elf" he mutter under his breath know that Legolas could hear him, they both smiled at each other know that a strong friendship was becoming between them

The door to his room open and Arwen and Elrond walk in, Arwen rush straight to Aragorn's side placing her hand on his forward then bring it down to cup his head "Are you in pain? Ada can give you something for it" she ask

Aragorn look at her and smiled "What pain? I've had worse pain than this. Can't think of any right now, but…" he started but then Elrond walk over to him taking his hand in his

"You have done a great deed, Aragorn Strider; I will forever be in your debt, you have saved my people and my life. Thank you, my son" he pulled Aragorn into a hug.

Over the next few weeks Aragorn was made to stay in bed, as Elrond wasn't happen with him moving. In that time he had made the decision to stay in Rivendell and not travel back with Boromir and Faramir, once Elrond had allowed him out of bed he wish farewell to his friends and watch them sail away back home to Gondor.

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