Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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'Two' challenge - 'Twice Broken' - a pair of drabbles

Title: Twice Broken
Author: Kortirion
Character: Denethor... not a happy bunny!
Source: LotR
Disclaimer: Tolkien bestrides his world – Kortirion creeps through the undergrowth.
Notes: A pair of drabbles

Always two... up-down, night-day – two that make a whole. I thought I had found my completion in her. Sweet Finduilas, she was the lightness to my darker moods, as I was strength to her tenderness. She gave passion to my reason and I brought order to her chaos – we strode in harmony.

Then we two made another… the symmetry altered – becoming them, and me. Briefly, after Faramir’s birth, the division evened; Boromir became ‘my’ son as the infant was hers.

But I have lost my light.

My sons cleave together without me – now they are two.

And I... am alone.


Two halves - split asunder on a fool’s errand. It should have been Faramir. Now, I am the last; the Darkness rises, hope fails. I bore this horn as the Steward’s heir, no other will, we are broken beyond mending - nothing follows but to slip into the long night.

I see it, the great terror and I will not be dishonoured by slavery. I once had two sons; now the brightest has gone, there is none to defend Gondor - better the other accompanies my passing. Let the last two of the line of Hurin leave together… no hope remains for us.
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