3. Always a Father-By Starlight
Always a Father
They were shown into the baby’s room at once. Finduilas swept Imrahil in a loving embrace and departed to see the child’s mother, leaving Denethor alone with three boys.
Boromir, all warmth, rushed to the crib without wasting time.
‘You were just like that when you were little, Faramir, just like that,’ he said, tugging at Elphir’s heel. ‘Not much hair, slept a lot…’ Faramir glanced up, then fixed his eyes back on the baby. ‘Boy, you’d cry!’
Almost on cue, Elphir began to wail.
Denethor stared, uneasily, but with practiced hands held the child.
‘All three alike,’ he said.
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