A Letter to Sam from Frodo

by Faramirgirl

My dear Sam,

I will already be in the heavens; by the time, you find this letter. As I told you, I have left the last few pages for you. Put in what you feel about, “The War of the Ring,” Please do not feel sad for I am going where I can be happy. The Shire was save Sam but not for me. I thought that I would live their forever in happiness, but that dark night on top on Weathertop stabbed with the Morgul blade, I was too deeply wound. I am sorry Sam that you would not come, but there will come a day Samwise Gamgee that we will meet again. You cannot always be torn in two, you have to be one and whole, for many years. You have a beautiful wife in Rosie and two beautiful children, for you cannot leave them. You have been a faithful and loyal friend Sam, I could not of done all that I have done with you, it was your strength that carried me through.
I remember being at Bilbo and mine birthday, we all are having a wonderful time, Gandalf setting off his friend works and I pushing you into Rosie arms for a dance. Do you remember that Sam? Then Bilbo gave his speech and disappeared, I ran home to see if he was there, and as I walked into the Smial, right there by the front door was Bilbo’s ring and Gandalf was setting by the fire. He told me that Bilbo had gone to stay with the Elves and had left me everything including the ring. And then he told me to put it up and keep it a secret and keep it safe and then Gandalf left. He said that there were questions that need to be answered and I did not understand him, or what questions that he was talking about. Some of what I write you already know and some you do not but want you to know.
When Gandalf finally did make it back, this is the story that he told me. He told me that Bilbo’s ring was the one ring, the master of all the rings of power. He told me about Sauron the Great, the Dark Lord, but I told him that Sauron was dead, but Gandalf said that he was not and only needed this ring to gain all of his power back. He said that all as been unleashed at Mordor and that Sauron was coming after the ring. I tired to give the ring to Gandalf and he jumped back and told me no. I told him that I was giving it to him for he could keep it better hidden then I could, since Gollum had told the enemies where the ring was. I keep trying to Gandalf to take the ring and he said, “Do not tempt me Frodo? Understand that I would wish to do good with it, but through me it will weld the power to great evil.”
Then I asked him what should I do for it cannot stay in the Shire? And Gandalf said, “No! it can not,” you must leave the Shire and go to Bree, go to the prancing pony and there I well meet you.” And I asked him where he was going, and he told me that he had to go and see the head of his order, for he would know what to do. Then we heard a noise and Gandalf to the window and pulled you in. Sam if only you could of seen your face. He laid you across the table and asked you what you were doing?
“Come founded Samwise Gamgee, how long have you been eavesdropping?”
“Eavesdropping Sir? I have not been no eavesdropping, I been trimming the grass-border under the window, do you follow me?”
“A little late for trimming don’t you think? What did you hear? Speak now!
“I do not hear much, something about a dark Lord and the end of earth. Please Mr. Gandalf sir; don’t turn me anything, unnatural anyway.”
No, I have a better use for you.”
And that my dear Sam started out journey to Mordor. Well run into Merry and Pippin in Farmer Maggot’s cornfield. Well we ran from the black riders and might to Brandywine river and made it Bree, but Gandalf was not there yet, so we sit down to wait. Pippin called out my name and when I went to shut him up I fell and the ring went up in the air and landed on my finger and I had disappeared. I saw them, and heard their voices telling me that they saw me. Well I took off the ring and then was picked up by Strider and pushed up the stairs and into a room. The black riders had found us but we were safe and Strider told us about them. We left the next morning, and when we got to Weathertop, Strider was gone, and the nine came. I fell backwards and put on the ring and disappeared again. This time they were there and one of them stabbed me with his blade. I wake up in a bed and Gandalf was there. There was a council and I became the ring-bearer. We set off from Rivendell to Mordor. We ended up in the mines of Maria. Gandalf and I had a talk well we were waiting for him to remember which way to go.
I had seem Gollum at the bottom of there I was sitting. Gandalf told me that he has been following us for three days now. And that he hated and loved the ring just as he hated and loved himself. He told that Gollum’s name was Sméagol and that he was one of the river folks and that is life was a sad story. I said, “What a pity that Bilbo did not kill him, when he had the change.”
“Pity! The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many-yours not the least. Many that live deserve death and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them Frodo? Then do not be too eager to deal out death judgments. My heart tells me that Gollum has some small part to play yet, for good or ill, before the end.”
“I wish that the ring never came to me, I wish none of this ever happen.”
“So do I, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time given us. Bilbo was meant to fine the ring, and you were meant to have it, and that is an encouraging thought. For there is more then mead evil at work.”
Well we got to the bridge at Khazad-dum and that is where we lost Gandalf. And Aragorn took us to Lothlorien and there is where I had looked into Galadriel mirror and I saw the eye. Right then was when I knew that I needed to finish going to Mordor alone. I went walking in the words by myself to think, and ran into Boromir and he tried to take the ring, I put on the ring and got away from him again. But I saw the eye again and it is talking to me. I make it back to the boats will the fighting was going on. The Uruk-hai had found us. I was standing on the edge thinking back to Gandalf’s words. I pushed the boat off and hopped in. Then you came and I told you to go back, that I was going to Mordor alone. And you said, “Of course you are and I am going with you.”
You started to walk into the water and I watched you go under and I just could not let you drown so I rolled to you and saved you. Sam you will never know how thankful I am for your stubbornness, I am so happy that you did not listen to me and came anyway. I really wanted you with me. Then we ran into Gollum and I make him our guild and I knew you were against it. But we were lost and Gollum knew they way. Well then Faramir and his rangers got us. Do you remember Sam what you told me right before Faramir let us go?
You said, “The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and look for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folks seem to have been just landed in them usually- their paths were laid that way, and you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t.”
I asked you why and you said, “Because they were holding on to something Mr. Frodo.” And I said, “What are we holding on to Sam.” That there is still some good in this world Mr. Frodo and it is worth fighting for.” Sam you will be in those stories and you will be the ones that everyone remembers, for you are the hero Sam and I could not of done this alone. You are my strength when I needed it; you keep me going when I wanted to give up, because the burden was just to heavy. Even when I was mean to you, you were still there, I sent you away when we got to Cirith Ugol and I went into the cave alone with Gollum. Shelbo had put her string to me and you thought I was dead; you came into Mordor and saved from being killed.
Walking through Mordor trying to get to the Mt Doom we both were so tired and walking became harder. You laid me your arms and asked if I remembered the Shire and I told you that I didn’t. That upset you enough that you said, “I can not carry it for you Mr. Frodo, but I can carry you.” And you picked me up and started to carry me until Gollum knock us over. But you fight Gollum and I found the strength to get up the mountain. You found me at the edge of the fire struggling with letting go of the ring and then I told you that the ring was my and put it on. Gollum jumped on me and bite off my finger, but the rings power was so strong that I rushed Gollum to get it back. We both went over the side. You came to save me yet once again and I just wanted to let go and go down into the fire and you would not let me, you make me reach for you.
Sam though out this you have saved me so many times, and my dear friend I cannot think you enough. Your strength and your love and loyal so strong and you never allowed me to give up. You are more to me then just the Gardner you are my lifeline through all. I went were you could not follow, but it is not your time; you will know when it is your time to come and join me. And I will be waiting for you my dear Sam with open arms. You need to take care of your family and you have many wonderful years of being Mayor left. We saved the Shire from the evil of Saruman and you need to put the Shire back. Sam my dear Sam I am and well always be in your heart and you will are and will always be in my heart, for we have been through so much together and I have leaned so much on your strength. You needed some happiness without worrying about me all the time. I know what you will say Sam and that is why I wrote it to you and hid so that you would find it later after I was gone. Finish the book Sam.

I love you always

Love, Frodo