EXT. RIVENDELL - DAY
WIDE SHOT: ARWEN'S HORSE gallops over the BRIDGE and through
the GATES into RIVENDELL.
EXT. ELROND'S BALCONY, RIVENDELL - DAY
ANGLE ON: ELROND seated alone ... ARWEN runs up the STEPS
towards him ...
What did you see?
CLOSE ON: ELROND stands - stunned. ,,
ANGLE ON: ARWEN breathing hard, walking towards ELROND with a
fierce light in her eyes . . .
You have the gift of foresight - tell me
what you have seen.
CLOSE ON: ELROND his face grim. '
I looked into your future and I saw death.
There is also life. ,
Her father turns away ...
You saw there was a child . . .
you saw my son.
ELROND stares into space, the fight seems to go out of him.
He won't look at her . . .
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That future is almost gone.
But it is not lost ...
Nothing is certain.
ANGLE ON: ARWEN gently takes her FATHER'S face in her hands
and turns him toward her . . .
Some things are certain. If I leave him now
I will regret It forever.
Ada, it is time.
INSERT IMAGE: A HOODED FIGURE ascends a CURVED STAIRCASE
towards a GALLERY ... The FIGURE stops before a STATUE that
holds the BROKEN SHARDS of an ancient sword in its arms.
A RW EN ( V .O .) (c on t' d )
From the ashes of fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadow shall spring,
renewed shall be blade that was broken ...
INSERT IMAGE: The BLADE shattering in several fragments as
ISLIDUR brandishes NARSIL at SAURON.
ARWEN (V.O.) (cont'd)
The crownless again shall be King . . .
CLOSE ON: The HOODED FIGURE looks up into the sorrowful face
of the STATUE ... The figure is ARWEN . . .
Reforge the sword.
INT. ARWEN'S CHAMBER, RIVENDELL - NIGHT
ANGLE ON: ELROND stares at his daughter, unwavering . . .
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ANGLE ON: ELROND turns away . . .
ANGLE ON: ARWEN in ANGUISH, sits on her bed, the book falls
to the FLOOR ...
CLOSE ON: ELROND picks up her JOURNAL and takes one of her
hands in his . . .
Your hands are cold.
The life of the Eldar is leaving you.
CLOSE ON: ELROND'S despair is plain . . .
It has begun.
This was my choice. Ada ... Whether by your
will or not, there is no ship now that can
bear me hence.
ANGLE ON: ELROND, he understands now that to protect his
dauther, he must trust her . . .
INSERT IMAGES: A BROKEN SWORD GLOWS with RED HEAT . . . It's
BLADE in SEVERAL FRAGMENTS.
IMAGE: A HEAVY HAMMER pounds the RED-HOT BLADE on an ANVIL
. . . As ELVEN-SMITHS TEMPER the STEEL.
IMAGE: ELROND'S FACE lit by FLICKERING FIRE as SPARKS fly in.
the RIVENDELL FORGE.
CLOSE ON: The SWORD is withdrawn from a POOL OF STEAMING
WATER ... LIGHT SHIMMERS as the WATER DROPS slide down the
BLADE of NARSIL, the SWORD that was broken has been remade.