"I don't know how to say it, but after last night I feel different. I seem to see ahead, in a kind of way. I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can't turn back. It isn't right to see Elves now, nor dragons, nor mountains, that I want - I don't rightly know what I want: but I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in the Shire. I must see it through, sir, if you understand me."
I have come to the sad realization that my previous deck "I Can Carry You" is not as strong as it could be. However; I, much like Sam, have not been discouraged by the brutal defeats of the past nor the long road ahead.
In this alternate reality of a deck, Sam Gamgee and Frodo Baggins sit together, after having set off for Mount Doom, to take a rest from their perilous journey. They seem to have remembered A Very Good Tale told to them by Gildor Inglorion at the outset of their journey. It was a tale of one of the three Marshals of Rohan, the "Rocco Nér" (horse men), as Gildor put it (in Quenyan). He told them of the Second Marshal of the Mark called Théodred. Theodred had fought valiantly against the orcs in lieu of his father who had been spun in the webs of evil and influenced by servants of Sauron. As he closed his eyes gently, Sam remembered the name of Theodred's steed, Brego, and was reminded of his own hoofed companion, Bill the Pony. He imagined the fierce swiftness of Brego's stride as he carried Theodred through battle. He imagined that Theodred did not go quietly as he cut through the Uruk lines at the first battle of the fords of Isen. Sam felt in his humbled heart that, like Theodred, he was willing to sacrifice his very being for the sake of his dear friend. With strengthening legs, a Second Breakfast of lembas, and the spiritual leadership of the unforgotten son of Theoden, Sam and Frodo continued their quest; Swift and Silently.