Chapter Nine – Legends of Truth

Title: Dragon Heart
Pairing: Fili/Bella
Summary: Not all dragons were bad, not all were simply just dragons either and those who held a dragon’s heart was a blessed indeed.

BTW I should mention Italics are the elves speaking in their native tongue Sindarin. Bold Italics is when they are speaking in Khuzdul. All words translated at the bottom. }}…{{ anything starting with that is Dovahzul – Dragon Language or regular bold in usual sentences. ))…(( anything between them is the black speech.

Disclaimer: I do not own anything but the plot! No matter how much I wish it to be so.


Third POV

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Bella reached the bottom of the rock face where the meeting was taking place. She had split up with Glorfindel as she had followed to make sure her mate was not delayed.

“The dragon has long been on your mind.” She heard Galadriel speak, her voice floating down over the water.

“This is true, my lady. Smaug owes allegiance to no one. But if he should side with the enemy, a dragon could be used to terrible effect.” Gandalf began, only stopping when Saruman had interrupted, a tone of malice in his voice that made her hiss.

“What enemy? Gandalf, the enemy is defeated. Sauron is vanquished. He can never regain his full strength.” The White Wizard spat out patronizingly.

She listened worried as they spoke of the dwarf rings, one in particular, the one of Durin’s line. She had hoped that it was consumed but now it was missing.

Why do you not join us Kisenth?

Because my friend, I am merely waiting, for the white wizard will not share his secrets with me around. She replied to Galadriel while lifting her wings, technically she wasn’t disobeying Elrond’s rule.

Elrond frowned “Gandalf, for four hundred years, we have lived in peace. A hard-won, watchful peace.”

(L-r) CATE BLANCHETT as Galadriel, CHRISTOPHER LEE as Saruman and HUGO WEAVING as Elrond in the fantasy adventure “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM.

“Are we? Are we at peace? Trolls have come down from the mountains. They are raiding villages, destroying farms. Orcs have attacked us on the road.” Gandalf explained hard, trying to point out the dangers.

“Hardly a prelude to war.” Elrond replied.

“Always you must meddle, looking for trouble where none exists.” Saruman spat out before jerking as he heard the sound of harsh beat of wings.

}}Let him speak, Curumo.{{ Kisenth hummed out sternly as she landed on the ledge that Galadriel had just occupied.

“Ah, Kisenth, I did not know you returned to Arda.” Saruman replied warily, looking between all the faces.

“I have and I have been given a task, I suggest you listen to what Olórin has to say.” She snapped while eyeing the white wizard down. She had not forgotten about the fact that he had not told anyone the fate of Alatar and Pallando.

“There is something at work beyond the evil of Smaug. Something far more powerful. We can remain blind, but it will not be ignoring us, that I can promise you. A sickness lies over the Greenwood. The woodsmen who live there now call it ‘Mirkwood’ and they say…” Gandalf trailed off, unsure on how to word the next one.

“Well, don’t stop now. Tell us about the woodsmen say.” Saruman hummed amused.

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Galadriel and Kisenth both walked around the table, not ones stopping even when Glorfindel had joined them in the circle.

“They speak of a Necromancer living in Dol Guldur, a sorcerer who can summon the dead.”

“That’s absurd. No such power exists in the world. This…Necromancer is nothing more than a mortal man. A conjurer dabbling in black magic.” Saruman laughed off, causing both Bella and Gandalf to frown.

“And so I thought too. But, Radagast has seen-”

“Radagast? Do not speak to me about Radagast the Brown. He is a foolish fellow.” The Wizard scoffed causing Bella to stop dead in her tracks.

“And I would advise you to not call Aiwendil foolish. He may be simple fellow living amongst the animals of Greenwood but foolish he is not. The words Gandalf speak are true as I was there to hear it myself. Show them Gandalf.” Kisenth hissed her hand clenching tightly down upon her friends arm in support.

“A relic… show me.” Galadriel stated while turning to face Gandalf and Kistenth’s back.

Gandalf lifts Radagast’s package, which he had in his lap, and places it on the table. It lets out a dull thud. Elrond frowned as he moved to touch the leather. “What is that?”

“A relic of Mordor.” Galadriel explained worried, sensing the magic and causing him to jerk his hand back before hesitantly opening it. The White Wizard, Galadriel, Glorfindel and Elrond inhale sharply as they take in the blade before them.

“A Morgul blade.” Glorfindel stated out loud, confused.

The elf witch nodded her head. “Made for the Witch-king of Angmar, and buried with him. When Angmar fell, men of the North took his body and all that he possessed and sealed it within the High-Fells of Rhudaur. Deep within the rock they buried them, in a tomb so dark it would never come to light.”

Fear settled in the heart of Galadriel as she shifted her gaze to the dragon shifter while Elrond stares at in disbelief. “This is not possible. A powerful spells lies upon those tombs; they cannot be opened.”

Saruman glared down at the blade before setting his mask back on once more. “What proof do we have this weapon came from Angmar’s grave?”

“I have none.” Kisenth didn’t dare utter as smoke poured from her mouth in her rage.

“Because there is none. Let us examine what we know. A single Orc pack has dared to cross the Bruinen. A dagger from a bygone age has been found. And a human sorcerer, who calls himself the Necromancer, has taken up residence in a ruined fortress. It’s not so very much, after all. The question of this dwarvish company, however, troubles me deeply. I’m not convinced, Gandalf; I do not feel I can condone such a quest. If they’d come to me, I might have spared them this disappointment. I do not pretend to understand your reasons for raising their hopes…”

Bella snarled causing the white wizard to trail off on his rant. }}Still your tongue meyus lahzey. (Foolish Mage){{

Saruman stood abruptly, his chair scraping back as he stared down the dragon-shifter. “You dare talk to me like that?”

}}You have let power get to your head, you do not rule over me it is why Yavanna chose me as the fourth member of this council. I suggest you watch what you say from hence forth Curumo, I will not allow slight upon that company spill from your lips.{{ She snarled, her body shifting into her more dragon like form causing Elrond, Galadriel and Glorfindel to rush forward and place a hand upon her form.

Kisenth took a deep breath and morphed back into her human form, leaving her tail and wings out, along with her dragon eyes as she bared her jagged teeth towards the wizard. She ignored Lindir when he stammered out in fear that the Dwarrow were gone.

Elrond and Saruman both quickly left with a smirking Glorfindel on their heels while Galadriel, Kisenth and Gandalf stayed.

“You both will follow them?” Galadriel asked, eyeing the two before her eyes settled on the swords strapped to the dragon shifters back; swords she didn’t realise Kisenth wore.

“Yes, I must return to my mate.” Kisenth replied softly. “I promised to be quick, I will fly close to them.”

“Mate? You have found your soul amongst the Dwarrow’s?” Galadriel asked, a smile wide upon her face.

Kisenth couldn’t help but smile in return, showing her the braid. “Yes, Fíli son of Dis, daughter of Thráin. He is Thorin Oakenshield’s nephew. I cannot let him face the road and dragon alone filkun fahdon. (Starlight Friend)”

“Then go Kisenth, be safe.”

XX

Night had fallen by the time the company came to a stop once more, Glóin starting a fire while Bombur prepared the food. Fíli had paced and then scouted the area with Kíli in hopes that he would run into his One and give him something to do.

“Do not worry Fee, she’ll be here soon.” Kíli tried to reassure his brother.

“I know but what if she gets detained by what she warned us about?” He asked as they made their way back to the camp, jumping and yelping when something fell from the cliff above them and landed before them.

“It’s just me. Sorry I was delayed, I had to say goodbye to Estel.” Bella stated, grinning when Fíli and Kíli rushed towards her.

“How did you catch up so fast?” Kíli asked causing her to chuckle.

“I ran.” She lied, well she ran some distance but she flew the majority of it. “Let’s get back to the others.”

“Look who we found wondering in the wild!” Kíli laughed out as they stepped into the light, the company jerking in surprise as Fíli and Bella walked out hand in hand.

“Please Kíli, you cried out like a little girl.” Fíli teased back causing Bella to snort.

“You did too Hes Kulaan.” She teased, ducking away as her mate went to tackle her. “But we are safe now; Glorfindel is luring the white wizard through Rohan’s pass as it’s usually the safer route than the mountains.”

Thorin nodded. “And Gandalf?”

“Gandalf had not yet left, there are some things he must do before making his way towards us, but he said he’d meet us in the mountains.” She informed hearing the words Gandalf whispered as she was flying away.

“What happened at the meeting? Why were you summoned?” Thorin asked as he made his way over, the company gathering around.

“There is darkness in this world Thorin Oakenshield and it has begun to spread more. Radagast, he came to warn Gandalf of the danger that lies within Dol Guldur. The White Wizard had been told of this quest and he came to stop you, as well as humiliate Gandalf and speak ill of Radagast.” She explained, taking a seat beside the fire.

Fíli quickly sat by his One’s side and smiled as she leaned into him, her back flushed to his chest as he sat on the log that they made as a seat.

“He was not pleased to see me.” She chuckled.

“Oh this I got to hear!” Bofur drawled out as he too took a seat.

Bella laughed and nodded. “I arrived late to the meeting, staying hidden as Gandalf tried to explain and was failing. Saruman had begun to dismiss Gandalf and his claims when I stepped in, I have never seen someone so pale, pale even further.”

“The white wizard is afraid of you?” Ori asked amazed.

“Well… From ones perspective I am more powerful than a wizard if I chose to be. The abilities that I have can be used for great good or great evil if desired.” She explained before taking a deep sigh. “It is why the Elves do not trust me. Those that did no longer walk the lands of Arda only a few remain like Elrond, Glorfindel and Erestor, Lady Galadriel and Lord Celeborn. The Wizards, The Great Eagles of Manwë and one other.”

“What great powers do you have? Why have you not used them?” Bifur asked from next to his cousins.

“But I have Master Bifur. Not the serious ones but just harmless ones, like calming you down upon your terror.” She pointed out. “My shifting capabilities are another, but they are natural. Knowing when Nori stole from me or when Fíli lost his swords.”

Bella gave Nori a pointed look as he went to ask about the trick she had told him. It was not something that was shared often, only when earned or freely given. A dragon’s voice or Thu’um was dangerous and she could trust the thief to keep the secret.

“Can they be taught?” Glóin asked the Lass.

“Yes they can, it is a great gift to be taught the power of my people but it has to be earned.” She stated sternly, giving a select few Dwarrow a hard stare.

“Alright, enough questions. Eat and then rest, we continue at first light!” Thorin ordered, causing the company to groan before tucking back into their meal that was now cold.

Kisenth gave the king a thankful nod before turning back to her Mate, giving him a smile as he handed her a bowl of food while digging into his own.

“Thank you for looking after my swords, I came back as promised.” She chuckled out as she quickly finished her stew and removed her One’s blades.

Fíli quickly did the same and handed them back over, his fingers brushing up against the hilt and jerking back in surprise as a spark of something jolted through him before disappearing as he lost contact with the blade.

“What was that?” He asked her causing Bella to raise her brows and secure the swords on her back once more.

“That Dii Kun (my light) was an echo of dragon power.” She whispered to him softly causing his and Kíli’s eyes to widen. “The hilt is Dragon Tooth, on both of them.” She reminded them.

“Lads, let her get some sleep.” Bombur stated as he handed the lass an extra blanket, one that could fit both her and Fíli, Kíli too if he manages to squirm his way to them.

“Sorry!” Fíli and Kíli blurt out together causing Kisenth to erupt into giggles, stopping when she got a firm look from the normally quite dwarf.

“Right sorry, sleep.”

XX

Bella was wary as they approached the mountain pass, besides the brewing storm upon the horizon she could sense the power radiate from them. A power that was as old as Arda but slumbered often, she whispered the words to see all life before her and cringed. The Giants were waking, their light brightening by the passing time.

“We must not venture the mountains tonight, let the storm pass!” She called out to Thorin as her eyes remained on the snow tipped peaks.

The King turned back to his nephews One. “No, we will pass tonight!”

The dragon-shifter growled in frustration causing the Dwarrow closest to her to shudder. Bella ignored the others and pulled Fíli and Kíli to a stop. “You both must stick together and by my side once we reach the mountains do you understand?” She asked.

“Why what do you see?” Fíli asked worried, taking a nervous look over his shoulder to the mountains.

“Trust me, you do not want to know.” She expressed, turning her dark eyes back up to the mountain pass. “Go on ahead, let me calm down.”

Kíli and Fíli nodded, passing Nori on the way who was making his own way towards the furious dragon shifter. “I’ll find out whats wrong.” He uttered to the prince as he passed.

“Thank you.”

Nori didn’t know what had upset her so but he could see whatever she saw was not good indeed.

“What did you see?” He asked stopping just outside her reach.

Bella spun and turned to face the thief. “Take a look for yourself, speak what I told you and gaze upon the mountain.”

He frowned but did what she told him to. Laas Yah Nir. He breathed before blinking up at the mountains in horror as he saw four to five very large spirits growing brighter upon the mountain.

“Do you see now? Stay close to your brothers Nori.” With that she began to follow the others up the mountain trail pulling out her waterproof cloak and making sure it was secure tightly around her.

It did not take long for the storm to come and for the sky above to open, letting out near painful pelts of rain. Everyone ached as they trudged through the muddy, slippery path while making sure no one else had fallen. So far they had nearly lost Bilbo and Ori as they strayed too close to the edge.

“WE NEED TO FIND SHELTER!” Thorin yelled over the beating rain and cracks of the storm. The path was too narrow and dangerous for them to move forward in this condition.

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Watch out!” Dwalin yelled as his eyes shot to the air and saw a massive chunk of rock flying towards them.

Bella didn’t hesitate as she pulled the her mate and Kíli close to her body and shielded their heads from the rock fall as it smashed above them all the while cursing Thorin in vain. She warned him not to go over the pass tonight but no, he wanted to continue on and wouldn’t hear any objection.

“Well bless me, the legends are true. Giants; Stone Giants!” Bofur gasped out in awe, his body straightening from its crouch as he tried to get a better view of the giants. He remembered his Amad telling him stories of them when he and Bombur were just dwarflings.

“Take cover: you’ll fall!” Thorin roared as he saw Bofur, the ground around him crumbling just as the others yanked him back.

Everyone screamed and plead to their maker for aid as the path beneath their feet began to shudder and give away.

Bella looked down, her eyes widening as a gap split beneath her feet and she spun, her back pressed behind her mates as she tried not to fall and contemplated whether to throw him to his brother or not.

“Kíli! Grab my hand! Kí…” Fíli yelled desperately, his hand outstretched as he reached for his brother while the other shot out behind him to grasp onto his One. Kíli stared on in horror as his brother and his new sister to be drifted further away from him and out of reach before looking up as the mountain moved above them.

They were not on a path; they were on the edge of a stone giant’s shins.

Kisenth shifted, not enough to reveal anything but enough for her claws to extend so she could grasp the wall, locking her mate between her body, arms and wall. }}GOL HAH DOV!{{ She roared over the sound, her voice echoing through the canyon and repeated.

She hated this Thu’um with a passion it was called Bend Will; the voice bends the very stones to your will. As it gains power, animals, people, and even dragons must do your bidding. The leg she was on shifted and her mates arms tightened around her frame. She could hear the others calling out desperately; she could hear them loud in her ears.

The others who made it safely onto a stable part of the mountain watched on in horror as the others moved past them when the rock giant began to collapse. Fear and screams escaped their lips and Thorin watched on with grief and horror as the ledge hurtled towards the mountain face.

“The wall is coming!” Fili yelled to Bella as he saw the ledge come closer. Bella nodded to her mate and braced herself, ready to let go of the wall when it was safe to do so.

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“No! No! Fili!” Thorin yelled in horror as he watched the rocks collide and then the giant fall. “FILI!”

Thorin and the others quickly pushed themselves around the edge and sagged in relief. “They’re okay! They’re all alive!” Glóin yelled back to the others.

Hes Kulaan, as much as I like you in my arms you need to get off.” Bella chuckled out with a groan as his elbow dug into her stomach.

Fili stared at his One in horror before scrambling to get off of her. “Sorry, sorry!” He yelled as he helped her to her feet before helping the others.

Bofur scanned the group before paling. “Where’s Bilbo? Where’s the Hobbit?”

“THERE!” Ori yelled as he caught sight of Bilbo hanging onto the ledge. He dove to the ground and tries desperately to catch the Hobbit only a second too late as Bilbo slips and falls another few feet before catching himself on a small jutting rock.

Bofur landed next to Ori as he saw this, eyes wide and arm outstretched. “Grab my hand! Bilbo!”

Kisenth cast her mate a look as she saw the rock beginning to give before diving forward, chucking back Bofur and Ori towards the others and throwing herself down; her hand wrapping around Bilbo’s.

“Isa! ISA!” Fíli yelled as a loud crack filled the air and his One’s eyes connected with his before the ledge beneath her crumbled away. Fili dashed forward, stopping at the edge as her name tore from his lips in agony and falling to his knees as she and Bilbo both got swallowed up by the darkness.

“Dwalin!” Thorin called as he found a small cave just ahead of him before making his way over to his nephew and pulling him back. He too was looking down into the darkness below them with sadness.

Mahal let her and Bilbo both live, has my kin not suffered enough? He plead to his maker before leading Fíli into the cave.


Author Note: MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Well here ya go 😛

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