Author: Alma Heart
Characters/Pairing: Denethor, Faramir, Boromir, Finduilas
Warnings: canon character death mentioned
Disclaimer: All of Middle Earth is from the hand of Tolkien. I own nothing. I make no profit from the drabble.
I'm catching up! Or trying to, anyway.
For three days, he only knew cold absence where she should have been. For three nights, he dreamt the land dead, never to live again, thirsting forever beneath a rainless sky.
Denethor knew not how he came to his sons’ chamber that final night. Boromir lay beyond hearing, dead to the world, Faramir curled in a tiny ball beside him, his bed abandoned.
Denethor’s eyes filled with tears.
Grey eyes flickered open, grief-worn and red. “Ada…?” Faramir stirred sleepily, waking Boromir.
Wordlessly, Denethor gathered them into his arms.
That night, cradling his sons close, he dreamt of rain, and life.