Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Family Traditions

Title: Family Traditions
Author: Annmarwalk
Characters: Faramir, Elboron
Warnings/Rating: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed for 100 words.
Author's Note: For the "Smooth" Challenge. Faramir's family remembers their uncle on his birthday.
A companion piece to "Mag the Cook Remembers Boromir".

Family Traditions

By the time the household was roused by his littlest sister’s cries of “Ada’s baking! Ada’s baking!” Faramir and Elboron had been at work for quite some time.

Two kinds of ginger: ground for the filling, candied for the glaze. He watched his father’s strong, callused hands kneading the dough, until… “Smooth as a baby’s bottom!” they sang out in unison, laughing, as always.

Then came the moment when Elboron asked his question, as he did each year,because now it too was part of the tradition. “What was my uncle Boromir like?” And his father began to tell him.

Originally written in 2004 as a birthday gift for rakshathedemon.
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