9. Childhood Dreams
Sometimes they had times like this; seated together in a quiet tavern, watching the skies dimming over the mountains across the river.
Boromir’s voice is wistful, slowed by sweet wines from far-off vales, "When you were young you wanted to be a river... I was surprised..."
Faramir’s smile is as wistful, "That I wanted to be a river? Strong, tireless, full of life, unstopping till the sea? You wanted to be a horse..."
"A noble beast... I was surprised...," he pauses, "... I thought you’d want to be..."
"I wanted to be you," Faramir replies, "... strong, tireless, full of life, unstopping..."
For "The Life Aquatic" challenge on Tolkien_Weekly.
The brothers wanting to be rivers and horses is from a scene from an old fic, Strength of a River
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