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30 March 2011 @ 01:12 am
Fic: ‘All hope lost.’  
Title: All hope lost.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: the Two Towers: when Faramir finds Boromir.
Summary: Boromir’s body is found.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

This has been in my mind for a while and this felt like the time to write it.

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of JRR Tolkien, the Tolkien Estate and the Tolkien Trust & Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens (their interpretations); I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


No colour before, behind or beside him; its grey tones suited him as he stood in the water, his cloak flowing behind him. Wading further from the shore, his gloved hand caught the boat, staying its path. He didn’t dare look within, not yet; he stood unprotected. With both hands, he pulled the boat to shore.

No sound except the wind sighing through the trees behind. It was only with the boat closer to shore that he dared look, steeling himself for a gruesome sight within fair surrounds.

His stomach dropped, he softly gasped, suddenly nerveless hands fell from the fair-prowed boat.

So pale, so cold, his eyes closed in death; so at peace. So at odds with the broken arrows staked within rigid flesh. The cloven Horn upon his chest spoke more than words could have.

Gondor’s hopes, the hopes of the Steward, broken. Boromir was the son Gondor had adored. Upon him, its hopes rested.

How could he bring such news to Gondor, to his father?

Reaching down, the Horn was held within the living gloved hand; his fingers tightened around it, almost crumbling the heirloom. Boromir was lost. Gondor was lost.

All hope was lost.

He signalled to his lieutenant, the Horn still in hand. The Ranger nodded and gestured for four men to follow him. The boat was carried from the water and he followed slowly, his men falling into line behind him. He held the Horn close, it hidden by the folds of his cloak.
Belleferretbelleferret on March 29th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
This is powerfully heartbreaking. *weeps for Faramir*
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on March 30th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
-offers tissues.-
lovethosehobbitlovethosehobbit on March 29th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Very well done, dear. So sad I cannot imagine the despair Faramir was feeling.
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on March 30th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you, very much. I couldn't imagine that despair, either.
Alex.  Just Alex.: Boromiratanvarne_lj on March 29th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Beautifully done.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 30th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
floatingxworld: Dean & Bobbyfloatingxworld on March 29th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Well written and moving. Thanks so much for posting this up for us all to read~<3
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on March 30th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and you're welcome.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on March 31st, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Poor Faramir! This was beautifully written.
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on March 31st, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
I felt very sorry for him when writing this!

And thank you.
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on April 1st, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
Oh wow. So powerfully written; and so heartbreaking.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on April 1st, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
Thank you.