lindahoyland (lindahoyland) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

The Noblest Plant - Weed.

Title: The Noblest Plant
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Faramir, OMC
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word count: 100
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

“I’ll pull these weeds up, my lord.”  The gardener regarded the patch of long leaved plants with horror.
“No, leave them be,” Faramir said firmly.
“But, my lord,” the gardener protested. “You cannot let weeds flourish in your garden!”
“Do you not know what that plant is?” asked Faramir. “It is athelas, the noblest thing that grows! The King himself used it to save me from the Black Breath. Athelas in his healing hands  restored life to my lady and I.”
“But it is a weed, my lord!”
“And I say it is the most precious thing in my garden.”

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