Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

For the "Salty" Challenge - Salty Dog

Title: Salty Dog
Author: just_ann_now
Characters: Bitty Boromir and Faramir, Prince Imrahil, Nanny
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed from various sources. Nanny appears courtesy of edoraslass.
Author’s Note: Flogging Molly’s “Salty Dog” is not the “Salty Dog” I was looking for, but those lyrics work out much, much better. I think. I’ve never actually heard it. Edit: Thanks, allie_meril!

Salty Dog

Prince Imrahil brought them home sandy, sunburnt, and overtired, as usual.

“Nanny! Uncle taught us some sailor’s songs!” Boromir bounced madly on the bed while I pulled Faramir’s boots and socks off. Salty dog, he murmured, smiling in his sleep, as Boromir began to sing.
“Left ya for the starvin' crows,
Hoverin' like hungry – ow!”
Imrahil clapped his hand over Boromir’s mouth. “It’s a pirate song, Boromir, not to be sung in the presence of ladies,” he said sheepishly.

I tried to hide my grin; my gleeful brothers had taught me that very song when I was just Boromir’s age.
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