27. The Decision (Haldir)
A birthday gift for Lissa
He showed no reaction to the announcement; his face remained an emotionless mask, the expression of a warrior who had protected the wood for many Long Years. He had known it would come; the Lady's departure would be the herald of a diminished world.
Haldir now had to choose his course — to follow his Lady into the West or to remain behind with Lord Celeborn and renew the southern forest of Eryn Lasgalen.
Looking out across the vast sea of dark trees, their song called to him, pricking his heart. There was no choice to be made. He would stay.
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