Chapter Six – Elves, Elves and Glorfindel

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

Another howl filled the air, this time catching everyone’s attention as it was closer.

“Was that a wolf? Are there-are there wolves out there?” Bilbo asked terrified, his eyes scanning the woods for the sign of the beasts.

Bofur frowned. “Wolves? No, that is not a wolf.”

Bella moved quickly, throwing out her blade and watching as it imbedded into the Wargs skull. Thorin jerked as he looked at the dead beast and the blade that stuck out of its head before tipping his head in thanks to the Lady as she pulled out her sword.

Another one quickly followed, Kíli shooting it with his bow causing the beast to stumble, giving Thorin enough time to swing his sword. Dwalin snarled, swinging down his hammer and killed it swiftly.

“Warg-Scouts! Which means an Orc pack is not far behind.” Thorin grunted as he pulled the sword from the beasts’ neck.

Gandalf strode forward angrily. “Who did you tell about your quest, beyond your kin?”

“No one.” Thorin replied annoyed.

“Who did you tell?” Gandalf demanded once more, louder.

“No one, I swear. What in Durin’s name is going on?” Thorin demanded the Wizard, frustrated.

Gandalf shook his head, eyes scanning he forest. “You are being hunted.”

“We have to get out of here.” Dwalin expressed, his eyes flickering to his brother and Moriel.

Ori rushed forward in panic. “We can’t! We have no ponies; they bolted.”

“It wouldn’t help anyway, there are too many of them.” Bella growled out, her blades drawn and body tense as she stood slightly in front of Fíli.

Gandalf shot his friend a look. “Can you not do anything?”

Bella let out a rumbling growl and turned her eyes upon the wizard. }}We are too close to the Elves. Elrond accepts me but the others who are too young to remember me personally do not feel comfortable in my presence. I cannot shift, I swore to Elrond never to shift on his lands.{{

“I’ll draw them off.” Radagast piped up, he didn’t want to upset the dragon-shifter, both Bella and Gandalf to swing their heads towards him.

“These are Gundabad Wargs; they will outrun you.” Gandalf stated firmly, almost disbelieving at the idiocy his friend was showing.

Radagast leans forward, pointing to the hares behind him; a smirk upon his lips. “These are Rhosgobel Rabbits; I’d like to see them try.”

“We need to move quickly!” Gandalf exclaimed after Radagast left, pushing the dwarves to run in the direction where he knew there was a secret passage way to Rivendell. He cast worried eyes to Kisenth and knew what words she spoke of was true.

After the wars, after the dragons had killed so many she was shunned and respected at the same time. They treated her well but were afraid, no matter her being the child of Yavanna, she had the powers of every dragon in Arda if she so pleased.

They ran as fast as their legs could take them, Bella sticking by Fíli and Kíli while looking over her shoulder for any sign that the Warg’s didn’t take the bait, only to curse as they jerked to a stop as Radagast flew by them with the whole hunting pack after his heels.

“Stay together, quick!” Gandalf urged, changing the direction.

Thorin turns to Gandalf suspicious. “Where are you leading us?”

Bella and Gandalf shared a look before running, her body staggering as it pushed through the magical wards of Lord Elrond. He would know she was here now, there was no avoiding it but he personally will come.

Fíli pushed his body against Isa’s as they came to a stop, hands upon her wait and breathing in sharply as she cast him a surprised look, her hand wrapping around his waist in return. The dangers around them seemed to fade away as they stared at one another, only jerking out of it when the sound of Wargs and swords caught their ears.

“Run! RUN!” She screamed at them, pushing them towards the hidden pass.

Wargs nipped at their heels, their snarls loud and echoing across the plane. With a snarl she spun, slashing at the two that was near her, Fíli and Nori. She didn’t stop, she kept moving as more came.

“THERES MORE COMING!” Kili yelled panicked towards his Uncle. Thorin spun, his eyes locking onto each of his Company before the Orc pack. They were being corralled, cornered and lead into a trap.

“We’re surrounded!” Fili yelled as he moved closer to the others, blades drawn.

Kíli looked around and saw they were missing the wizard, his heart thumping wildly in his chest. “Where is Gandalf?”

“He has abandoned us!” Dwalin roared furious once he saw what Kíli did.

“Fíli!” Thorin yelled, causing Bella’s head to whip around towards where she sensed her mate and saw red. A warg had pinned down him down, his sword broken at his side as he tried to fight off and block with the other.

The Company froze as a terrifying roar, a sound they had heard once before only that night. They turned their eyes upon Lady Isabella and swore to never anger the lass as she had charged her eyes ablaze as she ripped through what stood between her and Fíli.

Gandalf quickly rushed up the slope and called out the others in annoyance and urgency. “This way, you fools!”

Thorin shot Gandalf a look but ordered the others to move quickly, staying up and making sure that nothing could get to them as well as keep an eye on Fíli and his One. The company didn’t bother to hesitate and threw themselves down the slope with a few grunts and groans of pain. They knew it was no hope to rush forward as they remember exactly what Lady Isabella had done to the trolls.

Bella threw the beast in the air, before hoisting up her mate in her arms and rushing towards the entrance way. “Take him and go… I will be fine; I’ll hold them off but go!” She urged, shoving her mate into Thorin’s arms and down the ditch.

))I WILL KILL YOU ALL!(( She roared in the black speech before charging, she didn’t bother with her swords much as a red haze settled over her frame.

Fíli jerked as he heard the sound, his head snapping around to the entrance in horror. “No! ISA!” He yelled, jerking to a stop as Thorin and Dwalin held him back. “Let me go! I need to help her!”

“No Fíli, she will be fine, the lass knows how to fight.” Dwalin stated as he pulled Fíli further away from the hole as he saw a body fly down.

“There’s a pathway, I cannot see where it ends.” Nori called out, staring down the path that went on and on.

“Come on we must follow it!” Dwalin roared as horns above sounded.

The hunting party froze after they sounded the horns, Lord Elrond quickly making his way to the front of the pack and dismounting. Bella snarled and spun, her chest heaving and teeth bared as she tightened her grip on her swords.

“Calm Kisenth, I mean you no harm.” Elrond tried to sooth, his eyes taking in the corpses around her bloody frame.

Bella’s dragon eyes shifted over the elves quickly and sheathed her swords once more, her hand moving quickly in Iglishmêk. ‘Mate… safe… had to keep safe…’

Elrond quickly scanned the area once more, searching for any sign of whom or what could be her mate for he knew if that he indeed got harmed then her rage would not settle. “Where did your mate go if he is not here? Why did you not follow?”

Sent down path… with Olórin… kin…’ She signed before frowning and removing the pack off of her back and digging deep in it for the leather mask and slipping it over her head. ‘Sanctuary’

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“My lord, this is a Dwarven blade.” One of the elves stated, holding up her mates broken blade. A growl escaped her covered mouth, eyes blazing.

Is this your mate’s or one of his kins?” Elrond asked softly, taking the broken dwarf blade and handed it to her. He watched as she took it with extreme care, her eyes sad as she nodded.

Can I use your forge to remake it?… to make courting gift?… to use my wage of forging? Will you allow me this?’ She signed, her eyes pleading as she put the shattered blade in her pack.

Elrond smiled softly, gesturing for her to follow him. “Of course I will allow this Kisenth; I will supply you the metals and wood to make ash. Are you going to make a dagger for his closest kin?”

‘Yes, his brother… may we hurry… he was hurt…’ She urged causing him to nod and mount his horse once more, his guards circling around the dragon-shifter warily.

Fíli paced on the small court platform the best he could, looking in every direction for his One. What if she got hurt? What if she was dead?

“Fíli, I assure you that Isabella will not be harmed, she has survived many wars and battles far worse than that hunting pack.” Gandalf tried to reassure, only to sigh as Fíli ignored him once again.

“Uncle, I am worried, what if she has been injured and in need of our aid? What happens if she was killed? Fíli wouldn’t be able to handle it, he will blame himself.” Kíli whispered worriedly to Thorin as they let Fíli pace, more limped than anything past them muttering curses under his breath.

Thorin sighed. “I do not know, I should have stayed and helped. It would be my fault and my fault alone if anything was to happen.”

The Company jerked as an elf horn pierced the air, their heads snapping up to see the oncoming party of elves moving fast towards them. Thorin took in the rapid increase of elves before him, all armed. “Ifridî bekâr. Hold ranks!”

The company bunched together into a tight circle with their weapons pointed outward. Bilbo huffed as he was pulled into the middle of the circle. It was Fíli who saw her first, a cry leaving his lips as he saw her being marched, her mouth covered.

When the elves came to a stop Elrond smiled and dismounted his horse. “Gandalf.”

“Lord Elrond. Mellonnen! Where have you been?” Gandalf greeted with a bow, his eyes flashing to Kisenth and pulling into a frown. “Is it really necessary for her to wear that?”

Elrond sighed and cast a tired look towards his old friend and then to the Dwarf that was trying to get to the dragon-shifter. “It is that when in company of Elves here or be locked away. She chose this and as much as I dislike it my kin do not trust her, those that do are no longer here or in Lothlórien.”

“Nonsense, I am here and I say she can be trusted. Break away and dismount, let her be free!” Glorfindel ordered as he strode down the stone steps towards his friend. Kisenth blinked and shook her head, her eyes flicking to her mate and back to her friend.

“LET ME GO!” Fíli snarled at Dwalin before rushing towards his One, shoving aside the elves, not caring about their weapons and pulled Isa close to him. Isa purred softly and knelt down, bumping her head against his shoulder shocking him and causing him to instinctively pull her closer, glaring at the elves who had pointed weapons at her back.

“Are you hurt? Why is your mouth covered?” He asked her softly, pulling back and brushing away the bloody strand from her cheek. He didn’t care she was covered in black blood, all he cared about was if he was hurt or not.

Bella frowned smelling his blood and jerked her head down to his leg where the Warg’s claw had got him. Fíli followed her pointed look and sighed at the wound, it was a graze but it still hurt. “I am fine, just a graze. Are you hurt?”

No.’ She signed before nuzzling his shoulder once more. ‘But I must go… elves don’t trust me… I’ll be close but have work to do…’

This time it was Fíli who frowned, his grip tightening on her. “Are the elves holding you captured?” he asked in Khuzdul, hoping she knew it somehow since she knew Iglishmêk.

She shook her head, her eyes wide as she stared at him. ‘I need to fix… make… we will have to talk when I am done… my Kurdûn.’

Fíli jerked back in surprise, his eyes widening and mouth opening and closing; unable to voice a word. Bella chuckled softly, butting her forehead against his before standing and facing Glorfindel whom was watching the two of them with a wide smug smile.

}}I shall take you to the forges then Ranyafairë so you can make a courting gift for your vahzah hil.(True Heart){{ Glorfindel teased in Dovahzul jerking as she smacked him in the back of his head, that he was not expecting.

When they were far enough away from the other elves, Glorfindel spun and stopped Kisenth, removing the mask with gentle hands. “I do not know why they do this to you, I know how much you hate it.” He whispered, brushing back a strand of hair from her face.

Bella sighed and leant into the palm. “I know they mean no harm, my voice can affect a lot and they worry. But I am well spaan zeymah, do not worry for me.” (Shield Brother) She assured, giving him a soft smile. }}I have suffered many wounds and now I have found my True Heart.{{

“Ah yes, and what a mighty competition he may b…” Glorfindel trailed off as Bella snapped her head around to stare at Nori, his eyes wide and mouth popped open in shock.

“Nori?” Bella asked confused, taking a step towards him.

“I thought you and Fíli…” He trailed off, looking between her and the pale haired elf. Nori had followed them, not liking the way he looked at her and the way she was around him, so he followed and listened. He didn’t expect to find them in a near embrace.

Glorfindel sighed and stepped forward, giving his friend a look. “She is my shield sister, nothing more. I already have my Heart-Chosen, he is much better to look at.”

“Oh I agree.” Bella replied teasingly before sighing and kneeling down to Nori’s level.

“Then why did you not come with us? Fíli is worried about what you wish to speak to him about. Seeing the two of you walk away the way you did Isabella didn’t help his fears.” The Thief explained causing a whine to escape her lips.

“…I am making him a courting gift.” She explained as she slid off her pack and pulled out the broken sword. “I am fixing his father’s sword; I know it means much to him. I need to make he a gift, a bead for his custom and a dagger for Kíli as is my custom.” She explained, causing Nori to blink at her in surprise.

“Why Kíli?” He asked curious.

Glorfindel chuckled. “Master Dwarf, her clan gave gifts of love for courtship made by their own hands like you do but it is also customer to make the closest relative of your True Heart a dagger as a sign of trust so to speak.” He explained.

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“No, it is not a normal custom only to those who your True Heart is twin like with…” She trailed off before pulling out a dagger from her bag, Nori eyed it in awe. It was a tooth he knew that much stained with blood along the razor edge and the hilt was beautifully carved. “My brother and I, we were twins; my brothers-heart gave me this in acceptance that with him came I. I know how close Fíli and Kíli are, I could not tear them away from another, so I know that in courting Fíli, I have a brother in Kíli. A dagger may seem like bad luck to many, to my clan it was a sign of trust, of protection…. It’s hard to explain.”

Nori shook his head. “No, no, I understand. Yer givin’ Kíli a blade as a sign you accept him, that you want him to be safe an’ protected.”

“If you not utter a word about this; I will teach you a phrase that may come in handy for your job.” She uttered to him, watching amused as he cocked his brow. She always found it funny that he had his eyebrows braided into his hair.

“No Isabella, this is somethin’ I’ll keep to myself. You killed that warg that was nipping at my heels so I owe you. That and you’re my friend.” He explained causing her to smile and laugh, feeling a little touched.

“You’re a good friend Nori, I’ll tell you anyway. Glorfindel, I’ll meet you by the forge.” She explained to her shield brother, causing him to raise his brows and nod.

He did not argue for he knew that a phrase being shared as a sacred thing between the dragon and the blessing she is giving it too. He had of course earned that trust in the first age, against the barlog… she had taught him the Become Ethereal Thu’um, it gave him the ability to reach out to the Void, changing your form to one that cannot harm, or be harmed.

“Repeat after me Laas. Nah. Nir.” She instructed, repeating the words singularly.

Nori did as she asked, his tongue fumbling over the words causing her to laugh and repeat the words over and over again with him until he got them right, when she did she gave him a wide smile.

“Now, say it soft and quick.” She instructed, stepping back.

}}Laas Nah Nir.{{ He whispered as she instructed and jerked in surprise as the world flashed and before him Isabella was surrounded by a red flame. He turned his head and stumbled as he saw red flames walking, animals, elves and dwarves. “What… what is this? How long does it last?”

“It is a secret, it is called Aura Whisper whispering those words will reveal the life forces of any and all. It doesn’t last for long and the range is far depending on where you are, it sees through stone and metals. I am trusting you with the power of my people Nori, as a gift, for you are my friend.” She explained seriously.

In a blink of an eye the effect was gone. “I will not tell a soul, if I were to ever then I will give you the right to shave me.” He replied seriously before casting a look over his shoulder. “I’ll tell Fíli that you and the dainty elf are nothing more than shield mates, he will relax then on that part. But don’ take too long to see him.”

“I won’t, it shan’t take me long to make the blades. Thank you Nori.” She murmured before standing up and making her way to the forge.

“Lord Elrond has sent what you requested; I have also volunteered my services to make sure you don’t burn his home down.” Erestor hummed a book in hand as he gestured to the small pile of wood and metals.

Bella rolled her eyes. “It was once and in the first age before he found Rivendell. Also do not lie spaan zeymah, you are only here because you know Glorfindel will be helping me with my fire.” She replied, casting him a smirk over her shoulder as she began to tie her hair up into a bun.

“Of course, how could I not?” Erestor hummed as he gave a pointed look towards his Chosen.

Bella rolled her eyes and felt the flame in her breast burn bright as she began to prepare her dragon fire in this form. In her dragon form it was fine and instant but because human forms lack the ability to well, breathe fire. She felt her lips thin and harden and teeth change as she shifted her face so there was no burn back and stretched out her hearing to make sure no one saw her.

“Oh, my lord Elrond told me to tell you that Gandalf explained the situation, no one shall utter the fact of what you truly are towards the Dwarrow’s.” Erestor explained and I felt the tension I didn’t know I was holding rush away like a wave.

Now the words are out of the way, it is time to create the courting gifts don’t you think, so you can go back to your fair haired prince.” Glorfindel teased, putting the wood in the very clean rock forge. “I removed the ash so your dragon ash will not be mixed or overlooked; I will spread it out upon the forest when I make my trip to Lothlórien.”

“Thank you Glorfindel.” She replies before pulling out the two blade bits once more and sighing, the design would be easy to recreate but getting the broken shard off the hilt would be a little trouble, but worth it in the end.

With a deep breath she let her fire burst free towards the wood pile, it was time to get to work.


Author Note: Well here you go, seriously I love the Ri brothers and I’ve given Bella a familial relationship with Dwalin and Balin in TU and now it’s the Ri brothers turn! btw Erestindel for the win!

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7 thoughts on “Chapter Six – Elves, Elves and Glorfindel

  1. I loved this chapter!
    I’m so happy that Bella has accepted Fili and is close to the Ri brothers 😄
    I can’t wait for more 🙂

  2. i truly love this story. i love that they are getting closer to one another. i can’t wait to see fili and kili’s reaction to the blades. also hope that bella could share her immortality with both brothers.

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