6th Anniversary Challenge: Eleven-year-old FaramirBy Fëawen
Posted 13 March 2010
I have a challenge, or a request rather, I would like to see a story set before the war.
Faramir is eleven and has just begun with more serious military training. He is known to the soldiers and the cadets just as Boromr’s brother and the Steward’s youngest and lesser son. They see him as a weak and scared boy who would much rather read and write than fight. Boromir has left for horse training in Edoras so there is no one there for him.
After being hurt both physically and mentally by both his father and the cadets too many times he runs away.
Starving, lost and exhausted he stumbles into someone of free choice (not Boromir). What will happen next is also free and it does not have to be a happy ending.
This is a challenge posted in celebration of this archive’s 6th Anniversary — please keep them coming!