Azalais (azalaisdep) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Summer Sports challenge, Wrestling: Long was the Way

Author: Azalaisdep
Title: Long was the Way
Character: Faramir
Source: RoTK/Appendices
Rating: G
Warning: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien and his heirs: I wander there for pleasure, not profit

Long was the Way

For years he's wrestled with memories of fire, dreams of water - grateful for Eowyn beside him, understanding; each ready to battle the other's demons in place of their own.

Mithrandir, Aragorn, Imrahil all told him; Your father loved you. Judge him not over-harshly for the despair to which Sauron brought him at the last.

There's never a moment of transformation; rather a slow acceptance, an imperceptible ebbing of his heart's heaviness –  till, one day, he realises it has gone.

The day he holds his newborn son – and remembers the grandfather Elboron will never know with sadness, and pride.
Tags: author: azalaisdep, challenge: summer sports: wrestling, character: faramir
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