Letter from a Soldier of Rohan

by WiseMithrandir

Letter from a Soldier of Rohan before the battle of Helm's Deep

Dear Sarah.........

I know that this letter will never leave the fortress, that you will never get it, but I have to hope........
The men are scared, I can see it in their eyes, and our courage hangs by a thread.........
They, we, fear the inevitable truth, this inevitable doom that lies before us.......
They will strike hard, and soon, and we have no chance against them........
How did it turn out like this? How can we stare down such an inevitable fate? We are all going to die unless something is done, and done quick. There are rumors circulating that Theoden King himself is not even prepared for this battle............. but we are soldiers of Rohan and we swore an oath to protect this country with our lives.........
It's time, they are at the walls, I can hear their battle cries..........
I love you darling, with all my heart.........
And I want nothing more than to be with you right now.......
Alas, I must go..............because..........
It has begun.

With all my heart,

Elromir