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The Rival - Written for the Difficult Decisions Challange

Title: The Rival
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn & Faramir
Rating: PG (for angst)
Warnings: None

Book/Source:, LotR,


Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story

I look at the unconscious man’s face. How like his father he is!
I sense he is very near death.
 
Should Sauron fall, Denethor’s son would be the last obstacle between my hopes of Gondor’s crown and winning Arwen’s hand.
 
I am exhausted, yet Gandalf requests I heal my rival, the man who could destroy all my hopes.
 
I take Faramir’s hand and feel his brow. I sense a man of quality and goodness. I cannot allow this man’s life to be forfeit to the Dark Lord when I could prevent it.
 
Whatever it costs me, I must save him.
 
 
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