Shadow of the Moon: Chapter 15Shadow of the Moon: Chapter 15 by ZathrasRevenge
Pale in the Light
His eyes drooped and his feet stepped numbly over smooth stone. Bilbo was having no luck finding a place to rest for the night, or the Orcess – who had vanished. All the doors were sealed shut or guarded by stoic elves. The hobbit sighed, rubbing his eyes with an invisible hand. This ring was wearing down his energy faster than normal.
The suspended pathway he walked on merged into solid rock. Hallways were placed throughout the mountain walls, creating a hive like feel. There was a door cut into the first stretch of stone, a little sign with golden needle and thread hung on the doorframe. Bilbo pursed his lips, perhaps it was a seamstress’s shop.
He tiptoed up to the open door. A warm smoky smell mixed with the scent of fresh linens and fabric filtered out. The hobbit breathed deep through his nose, it reminded him of his mother’s sewing room.
Before he had the chance to enter, an elf came out of the room, her flowing eme
Shadow of the Moon: Chapter 14Shadow of the Moon: Chapter 14 by ZathrasRevenge
Ithildae's jaw was slackened for a moment. After the many years she had served with them, taught them to deal with the spiders and her efforts to rid the forest of darkness, they arrested her for guiding a group of dwarves. Tauriel was looking coldly at her, expecting the Orcess to surrender.
"Do not be difficult," Tauriel muttered to Ithildae.
"You are arresting me, why wouldn't I be?" She hissed back.
"Bind her," Legolas said, glaring at the captain and the Orcess.
Two nearby elves came forward, their bows drawn at her back. It was easy to see the fear in their eyes – the Orcess was trained by their king and captain of the guard. As one came forward with rope the other had an arrow pointed at her head. Ithildae's hand went to the dagger on her thigh, a snarl on her lips.
"No," Tauriel ordered. "Do not bind her. She will not act out."
Ithildae relaxed slightly, her hand pulling away from the dagger. Legolas came forwa