Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Summer Sports challenge, Running - Foul and Fair

Author: Azalaisdep
Title: Foul and Fair
Characters: Faramir, Elboron
Source: Post-RoTK
Rating: PG for mild expletive
Disclaimer: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for fun, not profit

Foul and Fair

The screams bring Faramir running; but as he crosses the threshold, the foul stench pulls him up short. For a moment he looks frantically round – should he summon help? Then his jaw sets.

Damn it, Steward, you were last off the bridge at Osgiliath – you’ve faced down Nazgul. Deal with it!

His practised military eye rapidly scans the gear laid neatly ready – linen, fresh water, rags for cleansing. He takes a deep breath.

“Come on, then, young man,” he murmurs soothingly, cautiously lifting his son from crib to changing table.  “Let’s get you out of that filthy clout, shall we?”
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: summer sports: running, character: faramir
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