As of late, my companionship with several of my close friends and partners has come to a hiatus of sorts. We have had to go separate ways. Rootbeerien and her friends have drawn away to the north, and to be truthful I have been somewhat faithful to Rivendell these days.
Haarland, though, is someone I will miss badly. Fighting at his side, I never felt that I was dead weight, or there for the experience of being there. Things were equally matched and we fought together. And we were close, despite his flamboyant fashion sense, and I miss the conversations we’ve out in the middle of some god-awful nowhere wasteland.
He has had to take leave to do other things, which I believe involves his trade – he is quite a skilled woodworker, having apprenticed so. My feelings are that he will probably be in Bree, off and on, working, doing things like that. I wonder if they allow him to do THAT in his fancy clothes. That silly man.
We parted ways at the south gates to Bree, where I told him “I have to go now…”
He asked, “To Rivendell?” And I nodded. And as I read the spell page that would take me there, as I was disappearing, I thought I heard “I’ll see you soon.”
And then I was back within Lord Elrond’s Refuge.
But I have to admit, that sometimes… When I am in Bree, I secretly just go sit at that mile marker at which used to gather, and wait to see if anyone shows up.