EXT. RIVENDELL FOREST - DAY
WIDE: ARWEN - escorted by a SMALL ENTOURAGE of ELVES - rides
through the gathering darkness of a PINE FOREST ...
Take her by the safest road. A ship lies
anchored in the Grey Havens. It waits to
carry her across the Sea . . . The last
journey of Arwen Undomiel.
SLOW MOTION: As ARWEN rides through the FOREST the FIGURE of
a SMALL BOY of about 5 SUDDENLY runs across the path in front
ARWEN reigns in ASFALOTH ... something about the BOY
intrigues her.- but she does not know why . . .
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As ARWEN watches the BOY moves away, the TREES begin to thin
. . . the BOY continues running. One by one the TREES TRANSFORM
into TALL WHITE PILLARS ...
ARWEN'S POV: The BOY now stands within a VISION of the
majestic architecture of the great Gondorian city of MINAS
A SILHOUETTED FIGURE appears in the distance and moves
towards the CHILD . . . the BOY runs to the FIGURE.
ARWEN watches as the FIGURE holds out its arms - swinging the
LAUGHING CHILD into the AIR . . .
The figure turns to reveal ... ARAGORN, a little older,
dressed in the casual finery of a GONDORIAN NOBLE.
CLOSE ON: The'CHILD, now in ARAGORN'S ARMS looks directly at
ARWEN . . . it is a QUIET LOOK filled with INFINITE SADNESS.
ARWEN'S eyes drop to the CHILD'S CHEST . . . around the CHILD'S
neck hangs the EVENSTAR . . .
CLOSE ON: ARWEN as she realizes she is staring at a future
that can never be, the CHILD she and ARAGORN will never have.
INSERT: ELROND speaking to his daughter . . .
ELROND V/0 (cont'd)
Arwen, there is nothing for you here ...
ARWEN shuts her eyes ... when she opens them again the VISION
is gone . . . she is staring at DARK TREES once more.
ELF ESCORT O.S.
ARWEN turns towards her COMPANION who stares at her,
We cannot delay.
SUDD ENLY: ARWEN wheels ASFAL OTH ar ound . . . riding away.
(C O N TI N U ED )
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ELF ESCORT (cont'd)