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Don't Worry, Be Happy

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Faramir. His mother died when he was a small child. His father clearly favored his older brother his entire life. His brother Boromir died on a mission spawned by Faramir’s dream. His father went so far as to say he wished Faramir dead instead, and when Faramir couldn’t even die properly in battle, his father tried to finish him off. And then there’s little bit about his being attacked by the Witch-king and breathing more of the Black Breath than is healthy.

But you knew all that already.

Faramir experienced his share of trauma, true, but no one thinks about the bad things all the time. He had to have some happy things happen to him. Yet, so much of the Faramir-centric stories seem to ignore these happier times. As Liz said, “I do wonder if it’s really necessary to include angst warnings on Faramir fics, since it’s almost part of the definition of such a story.”

So write Faramir a story, any length, any genre you want, any POV, any time in his life. Just make him happy. He’s to feel no angst. None. Not even a smidgen. (What you do with the other characters is your own affair.)

Thanks to Liz for this wonderful story idea.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

AmandaK - Cold Memories
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Last Updated: 24 Jul 04
Inspired by a discussion on winter in Minas Tirith. A rare event occurs in the capital of Gondor. Boromir teaches Faramir a new skill, and the steward bonds with his sons. Light fare.
Berzerker prime - Steps
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Last Updated: 29 Nov 04
Faramir and Aragorn speak of children and the miracle of standing on your own.
dragonlady7 - Touche
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Last Updated: 21 May 04
Eomer and Faramir decide to settle things like civilized human beings: with a friendly 4th Age fencing match. Action / humor.
Eowyn77 - Entertainment
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Last Updated: 06 Sep 06
What happens when a newlywed Faramir gets stuck in meetings all day? Eowyn gets creative! PG-13 for suggestion and innuendo, but nothing explicit.
Lariren-Shadow - Bedtime Story, A
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Last Updated: 15 Dec 04
Faramir tells Elboron a bedtime story.
marastar - Translation
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Last Updated: 06 Mar 05
Faramir learns a new language.
MerryK - Happy Yuletide Indeed
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Last Updated: 26 Dec 06
Finduilas shares a custom from Dol Amroth with her family...and even Denethor enjoys it
Stargazer Nataku - Mischief
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Last Updated: 01 Jan 05
Boromir and Faramir discover a new game, using some very interesting toys.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 26 May 04

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Created: February 21, 2004

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Entries: 9

Originator: Tanaqui

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