They had been traveling, Nissa wasn’t sure where they were heading but it didn’t matter to her. All she wanted to do was torment her love and count the score of how many times he smiled that day. She had counted ten when a sudden nausea hit her, her steps fumbling as she tried to focus her gaze.
“Nissa, you can’t just-” Sven didn’t finish his sentence as he turned back only to see his love fall to the ground. “Nissa!”
She could barely hear his voice as he rushed to her side, taking her body in his arms. He was hot to the touch, or maybe she was just freakishly cold? “I’m fine,” her voice shook, a false sense of comfort failing to hide the fear within her words. Images flashed through her eyes, a pain too unbearable to voice racking through her body as it all hit her. Tears fell from her eyes. “He’s dead, Sauron is dead.”
“What?” The elf croaked, body tense, only to be snapped back to his senses when the woman’s body grew exponentially colder. “Hey! Stay with me! What does this have to do with Sauron, what’s wrong with you!”
Nissa felt his fingers wiping away her tears, his grip on her strong as it had always been. “Hey, it’s okay,” her vision was going but she knew his body well enough to find his face. Caressing his cheek and pushing a strand of hair behind his ear. “I didn’t know what would happen, but I always believed what Azog told me all those years ago. Funny right?”
Sven couldn’t speak, his words jumbled in his mouth as he put his hand on hers. Tears stung his eyes and he cursed the feelings in his heart but also begged to whatever gods left to allow her to stay by his side.
“You’re not allowed to go, dammit,” he cursed. “No way are you allowed to annoy me to the ends of the earth and leave me now!”
The girl let out a small chuckle, one that broke his heart. “I’m sorry, if I could, I would do anything to be with you physically.” She pulled herself up and gave him a final kiss, placing something in his hand. “I’ll always be with you, my love, never forget that.”
She was gone. All that was left was empty cold hair and his hand clutching the necklace she had always worn. A blue gem that sparkled and moved whenever he gazed upon it. She had always worn it, even when they slept together and deep down, he knew what it meant to her.
His tears fell on the earth as he forced himself to stay together only for each of the pieces of his heart to crumble in his chest. Dammit, his thoughts cut through his soul like a double edged sword, both ends covered in agonizing poison. Dammit, dammit dammit!
A scream tore through the air as the clouds that covered the sun, split apart, a new era being born anew upon the death of another.
Inspired by @pistachiozombie amazing boy, Sven <3