Mrs Tufty (fawsley) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Mrs Tufty
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To heal and be healed

Title: To heal and be healed
Author: fawsley
Characters: Aragorn, Faramir
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Book/Source: LotR RoTK
Disclaimer: Not my characters, JRRT's characters.
Note: For the The Dark challenge. And another couple of 50-word semi-drabbles from two POVs.


To heal and be healed

All night he has toiled.

The darkness seems endless, eternal, pierced only by a random lamp or guttering candle.

Is this gift in fact a dreadful curse?

So much is expected of him. Eager faces watching from the shadows make failure impossible.

These are his people. He is their King.

-o0o-

This cannot be night.

It is everlasting, eternal, a horror without end.

The dark surrounds him, invades him, is him.

Daylight? Sunlight? There are no such things. Simply dreams of a fevered mind.

Then gentle hands instil hope, bring renewal, impart love.

He is the Steward. This is his King.
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