Characters: Faramir, Boromir
Source: LOTR book verse
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After a Killing
You don’t know when the Reaper whets the scythe...
The grass doesn’t know the time of reaping or if it will be doused in blood or rain.
Around the man the ground is crimson where his blood is spent.
You don’t know if you will wield the blade or fall by it...
“It was either him or you, brother.”
Faramir puts down his blood-stained sword.
They stay with the man until shadows stretch like bones.
Maybe someone is waiting, for a brother that never comes...
Boromir grabs Faramir and holds him, his nails digging in by the force of it.