To Show His Quality: 4. Out of Doubt, Out of Dark

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4. Out of Doubt, Out of Dark

For the "Swimming" prompt.


He is sure there was fire: remembers burning, and acrid smoke. But now he's sunk in deep, deep water, far down, crushed by weight and darkness.

Did the great wave come at last?  And then: Am I dead?...

Somewhere far off, dimly, there's light –  and a voice, faint at first; suddenly he wants, above all, to reach them. The current pulls him away – he struggles, swimming against the tide –

It calls his name, this voice never before heard yet somehow always known. At last, he opens his eyes.

"My lord, you called me. I come. What does the king command?"


(Faramir's first words to Aragorn are a direct lift from the text of RoTK)

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: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/17/11

Original Post: 08/17/11

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