Rating : G-ish (slash implied)
Disclaimer: I still bet Tolkien will have seen that look – even though he didn’t include it in the world and characters he created.
Notes: from the world of Stratagems, the 'Game of Thrones' drabble, et al.
A glance, a turn, a jocular slap on the back... the hand lingering... it didn’t take long to develop an agreement of warrior’s ease between them, but... who had captivated who?
A long road ahead, cold, dangerous... ...there’d be lack of comforts enough – why deprive yourself of more, when companionship was to hand? So Boromir reasoned to himself. It wasn’t as if this was some grand passion... just... Aye... just what?
He glanced across; as usual, the Ranger somehow knew, turned, caught his eye, gave a brief, shadow-smile... ...sad in a way... as if he knew things could never last.