Warnings: Adultery implied.
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s characters and universe. I’m just a very humble (and obviously slightly twisted) fan.
Author’s Note: My first submission and attempt at Tolkien fanfic of any sort. I can’t believe I started with this, which I never considered even remotely until this morning. If you read certain lines in the books a certain way, however…well…I guess a clever and twisted reader can find support for anything in the “subtext.”
“Your husband loves you, Finduilas.” It pained him to see her vibrancy fade into melancholia under her husband’s apparent cool indifference.
She smiled sadly. “I thought so once, but now that I’ve borne him a son, it is clear he wants no more of me.”
“Nonsense. How could he not – you could tempt any man.”
When she pressed herself into his embrace, he forgot his intent was only to comfort.
“Mithrandir,” she breathed and just once he succumbed to mortal desires.
Your father loves you, Faramir. The truth of those words was hidden among others – the boy would never know.