"Third level already? I am very much amazed; it took me over a year to get to the third level in archery." Tauriel said in surprise. "I couldn’t believe it either. Also, when you got back…when was that again?" "About five days ago." She and Tanna sat there in the grass dazing at the tall trees with golden sunrays peering through them."Is that so? Five days. It feels like yesterday. But anyway, when you got back, I was setting up my own little archery challenge." Then Tauriel asked while slowly leaning back to lie in the grass, "Really, and what was that challenge?" Tanna laughed. "To shoot an arrow straight through an apple." Then Tauriel said while laughing, "Tanna, I haven’t even been able to do that, what makes you think you will?" Tanna’s laugh died down, and a solemn look crept over her face. Tauriel slowly sat up to look at Tanna. "I’m sorry,” she said, “It’s just… I’ve never been able to do it so I wouldn’t think you would." Everything in middle-earth seemed calm for a moment. The rays of the sun shone through the leaves, and the wind blew against them. The grass sparkled in the little bit of sunlight. Yes, it seemed peaceful, and relaxing. It looked like Greenwood again. The trees were very lush and so was the grass. They could hear birds calling and birds answering. The two girls wished it would stay like this forever.
Just then Tanna saw Legolas walking lightly, and he plopped down in the grass with them. "Well Tauriel how did it go? Did you tell her?" Tauriel looked worried and upset. "Tanna, I need to tell you something later this afternoon." Then Legolas narrowed his eyes at her and then sighed. Tauriel just ignored and brushed her hand across the grass. "So, Legolas what have you been doing today?" Tanna asked breaking the silence. “Nothing exciting.” He replied. Then Tanna sighed and looked at Tauriel, but Tauriel gave no response and fingered around with her hair. Tanna lost it. "Alright Tauriel, you need to tell me what has happened, because ever since Legolas said you needed to tell me something, you have been silent!" Tauriel looked at Tanna and gave a weak smile and apologized. “I know, let’s do an archery match.” "Okay, if you want to." Tauriel smiled at Tanna. She knew that, that is what Tanna would be looking forward to.
"Okay Tauriel, you first!" Tanna shouted. “Are you ready!" Tauriel shouted back. "Yeah!" Tauriel shot the arrow; it struck right in the center of the target. "Beat that!" Tanna grinned and ran over to where Tauriel was. She took a deep breath and pulled back her arrow and said, "I’m going to do something that annoys the students in archery." "Really, and why do they get annoyed?" "Because their arrows are broken and they have to buy new ones." Tauriel didn’t understand but laughed at the idea of it. Tanna shot the arrow and it also struck straight in the center...but she also split Tauriel’s arrow in two because hers was also right in the center. Tauriel stood there shocked. Tanna laughed, "Don’t worry; I’ll buy you a new one." “Since when did you learn that?" "You told me to practice as hard as I could until you got back, and so I did." Tauriel grinned at the sight of the arrows and shook her head.
"Tanna this may be hard to except but, Legolas gathered Haldir you and I here because Thranduil has sent Legolas and I on a quest to find him golden leaf…or something like that. There was a long pause, and then Tanna burst out, "So what, just you and Legolas on an adventure together!" Tauriel and Legolas both turned red. Then Legolas looked at Haldir fingering at his bow, and said quickly, "No, that’s why Haldir is here." Legolas gestured to Haldir saying, "What do you say you go with Tauriel and me?" Haldir continued looking at his bow. "It would be nice to go back in Lothlorien." Tanna wasn’t happier in anyway. "So what, you’re going to leave me again! If you, Legolas, and Haldir leave, there will be no one in Mirkwood I would know." "That’s why there is a thing called, ‘Making new friends’" Tauriel said. "That’s not the point! What I’m trying to say is: What if you get injured badly? What if you get lost?" Then Tanna’s lips trembled, and she said quietly, "What if y-you never return." There was a long silence, and then Tauriel said quietly, "I don’t know what will happen, and I don’t know when I would come back." Then Tauriel put her hands on Tanna’s shoulders and smiled. "But I just have a feeling that through everything you do, you’re never alone.”
The next day, Tanna helped Tauirel pack. "Do you have your bow and arrows?" Tanna asked looking around the house. "Yes I do." "Come on Tauriel!" Haldir shouted from outside. Then Tauriel and Tanna came out from the house. "We’re in no rush Haldir." Tauriel said. She then looked at Tanna, with uncertainty in her eyes; actually wondering if she would be back. "Well then, I guess this will be it." Tanna nodded her head. Then Tauriel put her arms around Tanna, and hugged her sister tight. Little did Tanna know that this would be the last time she would ever see Tauriel in person, ever in her life.
Hoped you enjoyed this!!!
Sorry it was a little boring. But, OH! The next part will be very cool. I had fun writing it. :)