Unfortunate ResemblanceBy December
Posted 18 February 2011
The Steward has long been in love with the King, seemingly hopelessly – but then one night everything changes.
Aragorn has a little too much to drink at a royal supper-feast – and invites the unsuspecting Steward to his private chambers to ‘have dessert’. In the course of said dessert, he has another glass or two – and then things begin to develop with surprising speed and in a surprising direction. Faramir has a bad feeling about this – but he had always dreamt of having his desire returned, and anyway, how could he refuse his liege?
But in the process of undressing him, the far-from-sober Aragorn addresses him by his late brother’s name, and Faramir understands he and Boromir must have been lovers, and Aragorn in his state has simply confused the two. However, after a moment’s hesitation, Faramir plays along: he still wishes to have at least an illusion of Aragorn’s love, and on top of that feels sorry for the King, who must be suffering badly for his lover’s loss. So there is some drunken but passionate sex, after which the considerate Steward tucks his lord in and takes off for his own chambers.
But, come morning, Faramir begins to doubt the prudence of his decision. And will Aragorn remember what happened last night?