Had he? HAD HE?!
Thinking of Bilbo makes Frodo think of Rivendell. And Bag End. And happier times. Frodo is sad now. To make matters worse, it’s his turn to be the watch tonight. He sits, quietly, putting all his mind towards listening in the darkness. Somewhere far off, he thinks he sees two bright lights like eyes appear…
Snap back to reality, oh – there goes gravity.
Frodo snaps up, having dozed for a moment. Legolas takes his place, and Frodo falls asleep at once, though the dream continues.
He wakes, the last of the company to do so, and light is just barely streaming through the cuts in the mountainside. Gandalf intends to get started on the march soon, as they may be able to make it out of the mines today.
-the Great Gates: The eastern doors of Moria. They open onto the Dimrill Dale. Though they probably don’t, I really wish they had grates on them. Then they could be the Great Grated Gates. That would be great.
So…those bright eyes are just part of a dream, right? Totally not real. That would be ridiculous.
Nonetheless, we can pass it off as a dream. For now.
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It’s worth noting that even Gimli is ready to get out of Moria. He’s certain that no dwarves have been here in a long time. And that’s a letdown for someone who was expecting such great things from this route. Everyone else had…realistic expectations. It’s too bad, but when Gimli’s backing down, you know he’s finally accepted it.
Sounds like it’ll be an easy day. A short jaunt out to the exit, and we’ll be on our way down out of the mountains in no time!
“‘Unless I am quite astray, I guess that we are above and to the…'”