To Show His Quality: 6. Foul and Fair

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6. Foul and Fair

For the "Running" prompt.


The screams bring Faramir running; but as he crosses the threshold, the foul stench pulls him up short. For a moment he looks frantically round – should he summon help? Then his jaw sets.

Damn it, Steward, you were last off the bridge at Osgiliath – you've faced down Nazgul. Deal with it!

His practised military eye rapidly scans the gear laid neatly ready – linen, fresh water, rags for cleansing. He takes a deep breath.

"Come on, then, young man," he murmurs soothingly, cautiously lifting his son from crib to changing table.  "Let's get you out of that filthy clout, shall we?"

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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