Third Journal, First Entry - Departure
And so, just like that, with no warning, no preparation, I left. Much has happened over the past few months... Too much perhaps. Still, I regret none of it. I never thought that it would be this hard for me to leave Bree... Even for such a small period. It's hard leaving behind people you love... I'd better put things in order, I'm beginning to lose myself in scattered thoughts and emotions.
I have passed Andrath, and keep heading south, my destination being Pelargir... From there, things will start getting interesting, and fun. It's been almost three years since I last stepped foot there. I guess people will still remember me, if not by appearance, then by name. Ah well, no need to be getting ahead of myself. From Pelargir, I will sail to Umbar, Harad's largest port city. Then, to start looking for Abrakan...
This feels strange... I am writing things I already know about them... It's not like anyone else will ever read this journal, and if they do, I doubt they'll keep reading after the first few pages. Well, it matters not... How long has it been since I left... Five days? Maybe a week at most? I miss her already damn it. If anyone who knows me saw how I've become... I don't know, they'd probably die of laughter or something. Still, I don't care the slightest. It's not the first time I've changed after all, and surely not the last. And there I go, my quill writing things on it's own, my mind racing on random thoughts that spin in my head... I really have to slow down a bit I guess.
I don't even know when I'll be back. IF I'll be back. I shouldn't have done this to her... Tell her all those things, then dissapear, like a thief in the night. Should have kept those thoughts for when and if I came back to Bree. Now, all I've achieved is me being unable to stop remembering that night again and again... These distractions will kill me one day, I'm sure of it.
Whatever... Got nothing else to write. I wrote too much for one night. I need some rest. As soon as it dawns, it's even more riding for me... And I need to start thinking about what's the best route to take in Rohan. I'd rather avoid their patrols. Too nosy, too suspicious... I can't have them slowing me down needlesly.