To cut ties: At the End of All Things
Characters/Pairing: Frodo, Boromir
Disclaimer: Not Tolkien, not making money, please don't sue.
Summary: To the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie... (final installment! Yay.)
At the End of All Things
“I never meant to,” Frodo begins, but Boromir cuts him off.
“I told you to keep Sting. You did what was needed.”
Exhausted absolution. Frodo tries staunching the wound, but Boromir refuses: “‘Tis useless.” He gestures shakily towards the doorway: “Go!”
But some ties will not be cut. Frodo refuses: “We came together – and so we’ll end.”
They prop themselves against a rock, heat swelling behind them.
“Few, I guess, have won such a victory,” Frodo says after awhile. “Let’s go in peace!”
Boromir smiles slightly, shuts his eyes...
And so ended the reign of Sauron, Lord of the Rings.
"At the end of all things" — "'I am glad that you are here with me,' said Frodo. 'Here at the end of all things, Sam.'" — ROTK, "Mt. Doom
"Few, I guess, have won such a victory... Let's go in peace!" — "'No!' said Aragorn, taking his hand and kissing his brow. 'You have conquered. Few have gained such a victory. Be at peace!..." — TTT, "The Departure of Boromir.