Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Gifts challenge - 'Brotherly Love' : Kortirion

Title: Brotherly Love
Author: Kortirion
Character: Young Boromir and Faramir
Rating: G
Source: Childhood in Minas Tirith
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s Middle-earth... Kortirion’s glimpsed nursery quarters

“Here Faramir”

Boromir handed him the wrapped gift, half-hidden beneath the decorated tree in the nursery. Next year Faramir would be eight and their chambers converted to school-rooms, but for now they still kept their mother’s Yule traditions... with help from Nanny and Amah.

Faramir tore the paper – the southern candies he loved! How many of his favourite orange ones would there be...? He’d never found more than three in one packet... but... all were orange!

Years later, Amah confided, for weeks Boromir had pleaded for his fellow cadets to buy Haradric candied-fruits, exchanging chores for every orange sweet found.
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