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Little Archer (G) Print

Written by Númenora

10 April 2006 | 238 words

Title: Little Archer
Author: Númenora
Characters: Boromir (17 yrs) and Faramir (12 yrs)
Rating: G
Warnings: AU, Warm and Fuzzy, un-betaed.
Timeline: TA 2995 (Minas Tirith)
Book verse
Disclaimer: Neither character is mine.
Word Count: 200
Summary: Letting go is hard.

Boromir watched as Faramir tried again to hit the target. His instructor had told him not to leave the practice field until he’d made center at least 5 times—he’d only made it once. It was painful to see Faramir struggle, the boy meant for scholarly pursuits instead of death and war.

Pushing away from the tree he’d been leaning against, Boromir offered, “Here, Faramir; let me show you.”

“I can do it!” Faramir’s sharp tone was due to his frustration, not anger; but it stung Boromir.

“Sorry, Little One—I know.” Faramir looked contrite as he came over and touched Boromir’s shoulder. His big brother had always been there to look out for him since their mother died, taking on the role of parent in the face of their father’s indifference and oftentimes cruelty.

“I didn’t mean to yell, Boro,” Faramir smiled into loving green eyes. “But you have to let me do this by myself—I’m not a baby, you know.”

Boromir loved his little brother more than his own life and he returned the youngster’s smile. He watched as Faramir went back to his task, saying too low for the boy to hear, “But you’re my baby.”

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1 Comment(s)

Too sensual for so short story! You have a great talent! Oh baby Faramir!

— Anastasiya    Sunday 18 October 2009, 11:04    #

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