It could have been worse. I was given a horse, a bag with food and water, and then I was ready to go.
“At least you did not linger.”
Thranduil remarked. I choose not to answer. I was free of him now.
“Leave. Go to live with the humans, if that is what you want.”
He said, actually smiling, but only because I was leaving.
“Never return, Vanya. Do not consider it even. Leave and do not come back.”
He said, returning to his kingdom. I nodded in agreement. Why would I ever return? I patted my horse, telling her we were reading to go.
She responded, and we were on our way.
“We have a long journey ahead of us.”
I told her, enjoying the feel of the air on my skin. I had not been outside since being brought here. I was not allowed to.
But here I was, on my way. I already knew were to go. I would travel to the house of Elrond. Perhaps Lord Elrond would help, tell me where I could go, perhaps even grant me access to the undying lands. I was not sure I could go, behind part human.
It was a bit of a longshot. It would be easier just living with humans; surely I could act like one. I had my bow, a sword and some knives and I knew how to use them. Despite not approving of me, Thranduil hated the thought of ignorance even more. So I was trained with various kinds of weapons. I learned to defend myself, and how to survive on my one. I had studied thousands of maps of middle earth and the realms within it. I knew which plants were poisons, no matter what you did to them. Which you could cook, so they were not anymore and which you could eat just like that.
I was well prepared for this trip I realized.
Not that I needed it. It was quite an uneventful travel. I travelled during the day, made camp for the night and moved on the next morning. Fresh water was easy to find, and I still had some food left in my bag.
Surviving of the nature was quite easy. I could just live here, on my one. But no, I had a right to ask for access to the undying lands. Despite not being pure, I had still received the blessing of the elves. I would live forever, should nothing harm me.
Arriving in Rivendell was a bit strange. I knew no one there, only of name. After arriving, I was greeted welcome. I explained I needed to speak to Lord Elrond, but nothing more. As he was busy, he could not speak to me now. I was offered a room to stay in, as I waited for Lord Elrond. It was quite comfy, but the thought of talking with Lord Elrond kept me from enjoying it.
So I decided to leave the room for a little walk, surely that could not cause me any trouble.