|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2016-05-10 13:51:00
|Entry tags:||lotr ficlets aragorn, lotr ficlets faramir|
LotR ficlet: Unto Him Is Given [Aragorn, Faramir, general]
Title: Unto Him Is Given
Characters: Faramir, Aragorn
Length: 310 words
Summary: Aragorn grants Faramir the lordship of Ithilien.
Note: For teaandstars, who asked for Aragorn and Faramir, prompt: Celebration.
The celebrations would last forever, or so it seemed at times to Faramir. The destruction of Sauron, the ending of the war, the triumphant return of the king to Minas Tirith, the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen—all most worthy causes to rejoice, he knew, and after years, nay, generations of slow decline, to see Gondor jubilant gladdened his own heart too.
And yet in private he worried, and when the chance came he spoke to Aragorn of his fears that so many victories, so many festive commemorations, would distract from the need to work, to rebuild what all those years had eroded, or in some cases the rapid destruction of war had obliterated.
"I understand your concerns," said Aragorn. "But be at peace. I have been speaking not only with the great lords of the kingdom, but also those of lesser rank, and all know that we must labor together to restore what has been lost. And upon you I hope to place a burden that I think will suit you well; the lordship of Ithilien. Do you accept?"
Faramir bowed his head. "I do, my king. You had but to ask."
"Very well." Aragorn smiled. "You may take up your duties at once. I would advise that you first choose a place where you can dwell with your bride. Éowyn will care naught for her safety, I am sure, but for her happiness you would do well to choose some grassland where you may raise horses enough to content such a child of Rohan."
"That is sound advice," Faramir replied, "and there is much of Ithilien that will suit both of us well. We will hope to see you and the queen often; surely a Ranger from the north must miss the freedom of travel, from time to time, and for you our doors will ever be open."