The only wayBy Nerey Camille
Posted 21 December 2010
This challenge is based on Riley’s Pawn to Queen, where some characters of the Harry Potter series find themselves in a similar situation.
Mordor’s forces are becoming ever more audacious. A band of Orcs or Haradrim capture someone who stands for the good side (it could be an Elf, a human, a hobbit… and then a male or a female, you choose) and decide to have a little fun (meaning sex, torture and killing). Faramir is there, either as a captive too, or as a double agent pretending to be betraying his country; so he witnesses everything (he could, for instance, have been sent to spy on the Enemy as a part of his military training, some years before he took command of the Rangers). The only way he can save both their skins is by seemingly enjoying the situation and actually raping the captive rather callously, so the others will believe he’s a true ally and he’ll be able to use that influence to have the captive handed over to him. I’d prefer the unknown prisoner to be an invented character, but you can make him or her relevant to Faramir in some way (either love, friendship or strategic importance), which will make the situation all the more painful for the son of Denethor. Anyway, of course raping a powerless being would leave scars on Faramir, so that as soon as they’re safe he will try his best to heal his companion from the terrible trauma he believes he’s caused.
It would be nice to have some hurt/comfort here (who would comfort who, I wonder? would it be worse to be the victim or the culprit?), but you can also make it very angsty: Faramir feeling awful but thinking it best for his victim never to see him again, or the other character not knowing of Faramir’s reasons for the crime and believing he’s indeed gone over to the Dark Lord and betrayed them all. As dark as you please, though I’d still very much like the end to be happy or at least hopeful..