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Don't Worry, Be Happy

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Faramir. His mother died when he was a small child. His father clearly favored his older brother his entire life. His brother Boromir died on a mission spawned by Faramir's dream. His father went so far as to say he wished Faramir dead instead, and when Faramir couldn't even die properly in battle, his father tried to finish him off. And then there's little bit about his being attacked by the Witch-king and breathing more of the Black Breath than is healthy.

But you knew all that already.

Faramir experienced his share of trauma, true, but no one thinks about the bad things all the time. He had to have some happy things happen to him. Yet, so much of the Faramir-centric stories seem to ignore these happier times. As Liz said, "I do wonder if it's really necessary to include angst warnings on Faramir fics, since it's almost part of the definition of such a story."

So write Faramir a story, any length, any genre you want, any POV, any time in his life. Just make him happy. He's to feel no angst. None. Not even a smidgen. (What you do with the other characters is your own affair.)

Thanks to Liz for this wonderful story idea.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

acacea - Restoration
General Audience
Last Updated: 15 Jan 05
"I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace..." - Faramir

A post-ring war vignette
AmandaK - Weighty Praise
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Last Updated: 17 Aug 04
Faramir discovers that simple happiness can be found in peace of mind and the knowledge of having done the right thing. Written for the Don't Worry, Be Happy challenge. Extrapolated from movie canon (The Two Towers Extended Edition and Return Of The King).
Celandine Brandybuck - Remembering
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 Mar 05
Faramir spends an afternoon with his memories. Vignette.
Ëarmírë - Light Lingering
General Audience
Last Updated: 08 Feb 04
Swordplay, Adunaic and dreams, over which Faramir makes a new friend. PG for just a little swearing.

Happy Birthday, Acacea and Lindorien!
Gwynnyd - Bare Feet and Beer
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Nov 05
Faramir is happy. Eowyn loves him. He's doing a good job as Steward. Things can't get better, can they? Written for the Happy Faramir Challenge. With many thanks to Tanaqui not only for her insistence that I could write this, but her beta help with the process. 2005 MEFA Awards 1st Place (Post-Ring War - Gondor)
Marta - Wine Is Fine, but Ale Works As Well
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Last Updated: 21 Dec 03
On the night of Aragorn and Arwen's wedding Legolas asks Faramir to a private get-together. In which Faramir stays entirely non-angsty but not altogether sober.
Melyanna - Good Number, A
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Last Updated: 15 Mar 04
One dark winter's night, Faramir finds himself communing with his children as Eowyn gives birth to the youngest child of the Steward of Gondor.
Ninamazing - Still Would I Love You
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Feb 04
Eowyn contemplates her uncertain feelings for Faramir while watching him sleep next to her.
Regina - Capturing a White Queen
General Audience
Last Updated: 06 Aug 03
Faramir and Merry discuss marriages and the women they love while playing chess on a summer's day.
Ti'ana Luthien - Faithful Star
General Audience
Last Updated: 09 Mar 04
A long-awaited event occurs in Emyn Arnen.

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Challenge Info

Open Date: December 03, 2003

Closed: March 01, 2004

Challenge Topic: Character

Entries: 14

Originator: Tanaqui

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