Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Sight: "A Terrible Beauty"

Title: A Terrible Beauty
Author: just_ann_now
Character: Faramir
Warning: Angst
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
Originally posted in November, 2006, as part of a birthday gift inspired by the music of Rufus Wainwright.

A Terrible Beauty

Haunted by a growing sense of unease, I found myself biting my nails, a bad habit which had never before troubled me. Then, one afternoon, I was suddenly stunned breathless by bolts of agonizing pain. I reeled, vomited, wept; but then could only wait, composing myself for what was to come. I knew what had happened.

The mournful cry of the loon drew me to the river. I saw the drifting boat, bathed in an unearthly light; within, my brother lay as if asleep. In his beloved face, a terrible beauty, yet he seemed more peaceful than ever in life.
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