End of the Quest


dearest of friends

here we are, together, at the end of all things.

I am glad you are with me.

The Quest is finished.

It has broken me.

I am wounded with knife, sting, tooth, and a long burden.

Through it all you have cared for me,

tended my wounds,

held me in your arms,

kept me alive,

kept me from giving up, even when my hope was gone.

Always you have been there for me,

through the pain,

through the heaviness of the Ring,

through the long, weary traveling,

never left me, though all seemed to be lost.

You have done more than I can ever thank you for.

I could not have done it without you.

Now it is the end.

I am glad you are with me, Sam.
- Frodo Baggins