Title: Breaking of Dawn
Word count: 100 words
Disclaimer: All make-believe and not written for financial gain; the characters belong to Tolkien
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings pre-Ring war
Author's note: Written for the tolkien_weekly 'Woodland' drabble challenge.
Faramir surveyed the woods with a rangers watchful gaze. Dew still clung to moss and fern as the newborn day broke through crooked arms overhead. In summer only a dappling of sun would be allowed through dense leaves. But now as the wind blew fall into winter, the limbs were elegantly porous. Pale light filtered onto the path below, setting the fallen leaves aglow in autumnal splendor.
Soon he would rejoin his men, begin another day of guarding borders and directing patrols. But for now he kept his own company, let the forest refresh his spirit for the upcoming day.