Ties That Bind: 1. Ties That Bind

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1. Ties That Bind

Boromir twisted the red cords together gently where they lay looped around his belt. Faramir, far away. Pippin’s eyes were bright with questions.

Boromir reached for a small pouch, tipped out three more cords, discolored, worn almost to threads.

“These my brother gave me when first I rode to war. An old custom. One to tie me to life, one to Gondor, one to those I love.”

“And on your belt?”

“The day I left for Rivendell. We need no cords to bind us. But I wear them.”


Faramir shivered. His brother’s face was peaceful, but the cords…. Only two remained.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: flick

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/10/03

Original Post: 10/09/03

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