Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Ann
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For the "Endings" challenge: Comfort

Title: Comfort
Author: Annmarwalk
Character: mag_the_cook
Warnings: Character death (offscreen)
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
Author's Note: For the “Endings” challenge. A slightly longer version appears in Mag’s journal.. Thanks, mods, for poking me with a pointy stick giving me the motivation to finish her tale.



I should have known by the quiet. That hour of the day, there should have been high spirits, chattering laughter: tea, for those awakening; ale, for others whose labors were done. That day, voices were subdued; faces turned toward me hesitantly, then glanced quickly away. They all knew how I adored their captain.

No.

When Faramir came, face grey with sorrow, he did not have to say one more word than, Mag... I turned away.

Hard work is the best cure for grief, so they say. Pies, cakes, hearty stews, tender roasts: the Guard spoke of it long afterward, wonderingly.
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