I have done something terrible…and Merric and Goldenstar don’t know. Who knows what they might do if they found out, so nobody tell them.
I was in Rivendell with no idea what was about to happen, I was just glad to be with the fellowship having fun. It all changed when silly Gandalf asked me to go on a walk with Frodo. It sounded simple enough just don’t talk about the adventure and you will be fine. So I went on the walk and was having fun talking to Frodo but he must have been tired because he wasn’t responding to what I was saying very well. He seemed not to care much about what I had to say which was kind of annoying since I was talking about how awesome I was when fighting along with Legolas taking down evil trees.
Frodo didn’t seem to want to talk about me or him…he just kept saying vague sayings which almost seemed automated. I know this sounds weird but I think no matter what I was saying Frodo would still have the same responses. I could have said that the whole fellowship died and Frodo would still be sitting there making vague sayings not really paying attention to me. Alright so maybe he would have reacted to that but it just seemed like he was ignoring me and it was getting old fast.
We continued to talk very vaguely until we were nearly done with our journey. Frodo was talking about how he was afraid about what was going to happen to him and his party. I finally knew what he had been talking about this whole time he was talking about the Ring. While I didn’t know too much about the Ring I knew it was very important because of the party that has been made to protect it.
All of a sudden I had a weird feeling come over me. I started getting scary thoughts. I don’t know where they came from but I knew what I was about to do but I could not stop myself. My mouth was about to start a scary sentence and I could not keep control. I was overwhelmed by these feelings and it happened.
I asked Frodo what was around his neck. He said it was not part of my business. I could see fear forming in his eyes but I could not control myself, I asked Frodo for the Ring!
Frodo quickly ended the conversation and I snapped out of it and realized what I had done and yelled out I was sorry to Frodo as he fled. I continued on my journey to fight some ringwraiths and even lesser balrogs and finally made it to Lothlórien. Surprisingly none of the Fellowship had been informed of my mistake. I am glad Frodo never told them and he realized I really was sorry. We talked again and were much more productive. While Frodo was more worried about his future than ever he seemed to half a calm about him as if he had thought of a possible solution. This time I did not get involved with his business even though he still sounded automated…I guess that is just how Frodo talks.
In the end it all worked out but it is not exactly something I want to brag about or put on my resume. So again don’t tell Merric or Goldenstar and if you ever see Gandalf again be sure to tell him that my talk with Frodo went well and NOTHING HAPPENED.
Note: This is a true story. When I typed out about the Ring Frodo really did end the conversation then and there (even though it was likely planned to end there). All that said I now have a weird relationship with Frodo in LOTRO and will likely never live this down even though it has nearly been a year.