LOTRR Chapter 1

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Chapter One

 

Danika tossed and turned as she had a familiar dream that seemed to have followed her since childhood. It wasn’t always the same dream she would have; it was almost like she was living another life. The dreams would be so vivid to her there would be times that she would wake up in the middle of the night from them. She would find herself in a world that was much different from her own reality. It was a realm of strange creatures with magic, Danika dreamed of wizards, elves and strange creatures that could only exist in some one’s imagination. Danika heard the words echo in her head:

 

“It is a gift…a gift to the foes of Mordor! Why not use this Ring?

…” A voice echoed through a blurry image of different creatures sitting in a circle.

“You cannot wield it. None of us can.” Another voice chimed in.

“And what would a ranger know of this matter?” The previous voice echoed through again.

 

Danika could see two men arguing over a mysterious ring of great power. They both seemed human from what she could make out from the blurry image of her dream. Danika could only make out half of what they were saying; she couldn’t make out names or faces. But there was one face, a face of a blonde elf that seemed as clear as if he were standing in front of her. Why was he the only one that came through clearly? She saw him stand and heard him speak.

 

“This is no mere Ranger… You owe him your allegiance.” The mysterious elf said as he rose quickly to defend one of the men in the argument.

“An heir to the throne of Gondor.” He added after one of the men spoke.

 

Danika still couldn’t make out the whole conversation most of it seemed muffled. Or as though some one was fast-forwarding a movie in her head.

 

“Havo dad, Legolas”

 

Just then Danika awoke out of her sleep for no reason. It amazed her that she remembered the dream so clearly. Though half the conversation was missing she remembered all of what she could make out. It even amazed her she understood the language spoken in her dream, yet Danika could not figure out what language it was. It wasn’t Spanish, or French and it certainly wasn’t Latin, Danika took Latin lessons as a teenager and could nearly speak it fluently.

Danika remembered it was a language the elves in her dream used quite a bit. “Elvish” Danika began to laugh at herself as she pushed the covers back off of her. She was awake now and couldn’t get the dream out of her head. She figured it was the best time to get up and work on her current story. Her publisher was putting a deadline on it they wanted her to finish it by the end of the year. She almost had it completed she just needed a really good ending.

Danika decided to take her laptop back to bed with her hopefully she would get an idea soon. She sat the laptop on the nightstand as she crawled into bed and pulled the covers over her. She sat the laptop on her lap and stared at the white screen of the notepad program. Nothing was coming to mind and she closed her eyes hoping to get a clear image.

Danika dozed off into sleep and her dream seemed to have picked up where it had left off, now everyone were on their feet yelling and arguing with each other. Their voices seemed to drown out by the sound of mysterious whispering in a language Danika did not understand. It was no known language and it was not her made up language for the elves. Danika watched as what looked to be a dwarf lunge and try and destroy the ring that had been sat on a pedestal in the center.

It would appear as though it couldn’t be destroyed, pieces of the dwarfs axe were scattered across the ground and he was thrown back on the ground. Danika was again startled out of her sleep but this time by the ringing of her cell phone. She rolled her eyes and growled at the sight of her publisher’s name on the caller ID.

“Hello” Danika said with annoyance and fatigue in her voice. These dreams were becoming more frequent and more vivid. It was almost like she was living a second life as though sleep wasn’t that, but her soul leaving her body to continue in another life. It was as though she hadn’t slept at all and she was exhausted. But Danika knew that wasn’t possible nothing like that ever happened.

She never believed in magic or other realms or alternate realities. Those were just people wishing to leave their pathetic, waste of a time, boring life they were living for a much better and interesting one. But Danika just figured as though it was her watching too much TV or being overly stressed with the book she was writing. Danika loved what she did she loved writing stories about anything that fascinated her. Maybe it was in fact her way of escaping to a better life than the one she currently lived. One filled with romance and opportunities that she herself didn’t feel she had.

“Well excuse me, did I wake you?” The voice of a woman with a petit voice rang through the phone. Lexi had been best friends with Danika since they were babies. When Lexi started as a publisher she gave Danika first dips knowing she had wanted to be a writer since childhood. Danika was always creative and coming up with these fantastic worlds, whether it was modern day or something that took place a while ago, to something that never even happened. Lexi had known of Danika’s dreams and was jealous that she could simply sleep and have material for a story.

Lexi had been pressuring Danika to turn the dreams into a book but Danika kept refusing. They were only pieces, scattered around, nothing made sense to her, and another thing that amazed Danika was when she came up with a story she was able to put the whole thing together. When it came to her dreams there were missing plotlines, faces and names. When writing she was able to create faces for all of her characters. She could make them come to life in her head and therefore wrote about what she saw, made the reader feel that too and help them bring those characters to life.

Nothing seemed to be clear to her for everything was just so scattered, like a big hundred-piece puzzle that didn’t have all of the pieces in the box. It frustrated her that she couldn’t figure out the meaning of them. She always wondered why the one named Legolas was so clear to her yet the others just seemed to be a blur.

“Actually you did, but it’s okay I needed to get up anyways. I’ve been trying to create a great ending to the story I’ve been working on, though writers block seems to have taken over.” She laughed as she set the laptop aside and pushed the covers back. She cradled the phone between her ear and her shoulder as she got out of bed and went to the bathroom to brush her teeth. “Also you saved me from the dream I was having.” She laughed nervously knowing it was a mistake to have said that. Danika knew every time she mentioned her dream Lexi would talk her into writing it.

“Again with those dreams? What was it this time?” Lexi asked her, she had always been interested in hearing about Danika’s dreams.

“The one with the council meeting…or whatever it was.” Danika said in between brush strokes.

“The one with the different creatures talking about the ring?”

“Yup that one.” Danika said after she spit and started washing the toothbrush.

“Any of the other faces or names come though this time?”

“Nope just the same one every time. Course it took me ten years to get that far. For the first few years of these dreams I couldn’t even see him.”

“Any idea why that is?”

“God Lexi, I’ve been asking myself that same question for two years.” Danika walked down the stairs and into the kitchen. “I don’t understand why I am seeing him and no one else. It’s beginning to frustrate me.”

“Maybe this is all a past life and he was a past lover.” Lexi began laughing.

“Yeah because those really exist. And I was never book smart in school but if I recall there were never such things as wizards, elves or orcs.”

“Merlin was a wizard.”

“Again another myth Lexi.”

“What you don’t believe in King Arthur?”

“Even if I did I believe, I think the parts about his sword and his magical wizard were exaggerated.”

“Oh come on Danika you’re a novelist have a little bit more imagination.”

“Lexi I have imagination, it’s not as if I’ve never written about magic. But I’m a logical person too, I don’t believe that any of it actually exists outside of the human imagination.”

“So does that mean you’re not a religious person?”

“Lexi, what does that have to do with anything?”

“Well you said you don’t believe in magic or anything along those lines.”

“I do believe in the existence of a higher power whatever or whoever it might be. I just don’t believe in wizards, elves, orcs or some mythical place that no one but you or I have even heard about. It’s not the same thing.”

“So you believe in God but not wizards?”

“Lexi for crying out loud, it’s not the same thing.”

“That’s what you think.”

“Oh my god!” Danika said as she rubbed her temple with her free hand.

“Well if you’re a realist you don’t believe in anything that cannot be proven.”

“I never said I was a realist Lexi.” Danika said as she began to make her some breakfast. “I said I’m logical.”

“Same thing, logically there is no prove in the existence of God.”

“That’s where you’re wrong, read the bible Lexi there is plenty of proof.”

“So you choose to believe stories from a book written by people long dead, and you can’t believe your dreams are your own memories?”

“Oh for crying out loud.” Danika said almost to the point of hanging up on her friend. “Lexi?”

“Yeah?”

“You’re giving me a headache, why you doing this to me?”

Lexi began laughing so hard she began to snort. Danika loved Lexi’s petite laugh and it was so easy for her to begin snorting when she laughed.

“I’m sorry Danika I just like messing with you.”

“I’ve noticed.” Danika laughed and began eating some left over bacon and sausage she’d made the morning before.

“So when are you going to turn it into a book for me? I believe it could be your best seller, trust me.”

“Lexi how many times do I have to tell you it’s not happening; I can barely even remember half of it when I wake up.” Danika lied. “And their just bits and pieces there is nothing really there to make a story out of.”

“Just think about it ok.”

“I have, you’ve asked me every day for two years since I’ve worked for you and the answer is still no.”

“Fine have it your way. You just focus on the one you have and let me know when you get that ending done.”

“I will, talk to you later, bye.” Danika said before hanging up the phone.

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