3. Hope Still
Words: afford, bit, sunshine, destination
He looks so vulnerable lying there. It's not proper! He shouldn't be here! He cannot afford this terrible load! Every day he wastes away a bit, and there is nothing I can do to stop it! I try to share the burden, but he thinks I'll steal It. I would never do such a thing! He knows I wouldn't! But it's not really him anymore. It has taken hold of him. We are doomed. Wait…up there! Sunshine?! Is there hope still? Maybe together we can reach our destination and cast off this evil. Maybe then Frodo will be Frodo again.
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