Vigil: 1. Vigil

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1. Vigil

A brother’s hand, cold, pale. Live. Don’t leave me.
Softly spoken suggestions, to go, rest, return later. I can’t.
Watched the struggle of a beloved’s chest, erratic rise and fall. Be strong. You are my strength.
Recalled last words: "Never fear, I return soon."

Never fear? Only you could “never” my fears.
Banish them without you? No.

Balm spread on wounds, cooling cloths for fever. What more?
Another ragged breath, head stirs restlessly. Pain. I can’t bear this.
Eyes open, look listlessly into mine. Boromir, it’s me.


The smallest smile. He remembers.
Gazed affection carries me, bound to him.

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: faramir_boromir

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/28/04

Original Post: 07/28/04

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