Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Where a man's treasure is, there will his heart be also

Title: Where a man's treasure is, there will his heart be also
Author: Annmarwalk
Characters: Denethor, Thorongil, Boromir
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed for 100 words.
Author's note: For the "White" challenge

The new father, brow furrowed in concentration, holds his child on a blanket spread over his lap. Bit by bit, he unfastens white linen swaddling and examines this extraordinary gift, this treasure. His eyes alight with joy and wonder, he marvels at the dark silken hair, the tiny perfect fingers, the milky-dreaming mouth.

Is that a lullabye he softly sings?

Care you know not,
Therefore sleep,
While I o'er you watch do keep.
Sleep, my little son,
Do not cry…

Thorongil watches from the shadow, almost sick with envy and despair. Will he ever hold a son of his own?
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