Characters: Gandalf, Faramir
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Early Morning Lesson
The windows are slits of coloured glass in the library wall; tinted light reflects off dust particles between the oak beams...as they move in and out of shadow.
Faramir feels his eyes drift upwards.
Each beam a tree...must have cut down a forest to make that ceiling...
“Faramir?” Gandalf says gently. Faramir blushes; annoyed with himself...his lessons with Gandalf are among the highlights of his year.
Gandalf looks at his student - hair in tangles, bits of vegetation here and there...has he spent the night outside?
He smells of sweat and grass and bewilderment...a young smell in an ancient room.