Many Guises and Many Names: 23. Jewels (Faramir)

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23. Jewels (Faramir)

Duty kept the men in the City, inspecting posts and guardsmen atop the wall of the First Circle and exchanging a word or two with the commanders and the occasional soldier.

Then Faramir tapped the king's shoulder. "Look," he said, pointing to the green fields of the Pelennor below.

Two horses, grey and black, blazed like smoke across the field, now lush with a year's growth since the war's end. Two heads bent over the manes before them, braids, golden and raven, streaming like banners behind them. Skirts flew around bare feet, thighs gripped the sleek strong flanks of their mounts.

The men imagined more than heard the whoops of bliss as their wives raised their rosy faces into the wind.

Aragorn turned, smiling, to his Steward. "My friend, we are the two luckiest men in Gondor."

From the gleam in Faramir's eye, he too was anticipating the coming night.

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: Gandalfs apprentice

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/02/08

Original Post: 04/16/05

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Here you will find Aragorn as written by Gandalfs apprentice: drama, adventure, comedy. The list begins with a collection of short pieces spanning Aragorn's life, and continues with stories more focused on one slice of time. It ends with a few AU tales on the lighter side. Please note that while characters and themes in these tales are interlocked, some contradict others in timing and events. It's more fun that way.
Included because: Drabbles and ficlets from the creation of the Elessar to the flourishing peace of the King's late reign.

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