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Written by Iris

08 March 2014 | 2456 words | Work in Progress

Title: Refuge
Author: Iris
Rating: R
Pairing(s): Faramir & Unknown / Surprise Characters
Warnings: dubious content
This story is made up of a series of short fragments,which I'll post one at a time <del>in a shameless ploy to buy myself a little more time</del> for dramatic effect;).

Originally posted to celebrate the birthday of fabulously fantastic Minx, founder of this archive. Happy birthday darling!
Added: Part 7

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It was a glorious Autumn’s day, with the low-set sun shining through the leaves that had just begun to turn every colour between green, yellow, red and brown. The ground was wet and mud was flying up behind the riders, but Faramir didn’t care.

Faramir revelled in being outdoors again, feeling the wind in his hair, experiencing the freedom he always felt on horseback, and perhaps most of all, feeling the sun’s rays on his face. The past weeks had been cold, dark and wet, and even though he’d hardly set foot outside, the weather always affected him. Even at his usually bright and sunny spot by his study’s window, he had needed the aid of a lamp morning, noon and night. And the draft and damp could be felt everywhere in the citadel, despite of the thick walls.

He hadn’t expected he’d have the opportunity to go out to Ithilien again so soon. When he’d pulled aside the curtains in his bedchamber that morning and saw sunshine instead of clouds for the first time in weeks, he had felt a sudden yearning for his old life, out in the wilds of Ithilien. But that life was over now, he had told himself. Today would be another day spent at his desk, bent over proposals, minutes, records and reports – thus was the life of the Steward of Gondor. He had sighed, but then quickly berated himself: compared to the sacrifices others had made in the war, how could he complain?

Though when the queen’s brothers and Prince Legolas had come to his study, unannounced and quite unexpected, and asked him to act as their guide and introduce them to Ithilien that very afternoon, he had jumped at the opportunity, records and reports quickly forgotten. He could see to those when he returned, he decided. He’d happily work throughout the night if necessary, for a chance to visit Ithilien. Besides, he could hardly refuse the request of such high guest of Gondor, now could he?

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14 Comment(s)

Wow, the gift comes in with impressive wrapping paper and all, but do we also get to see what’s inside? ;-) Couldn’t wait to see the rest of the story and surprise!

— dream.in.a.jar    Tuesday 1 November 2011, 12:21    #

Yippee!!! Thank you so so so much! This is so wonderful to see… you know I’ve been waiting to read this:) and thank you for the wrapping too:)) You’re the best ever! hugs happy happy happy

Minx    Tuesday 1 November 2011, 20:11    #

Wow, this certainly is an interesting turn! Can’t wait to read more :P

— Sherry    Saturday 5 November 2011, 11:11    #

Meow, that was hot! And this got me all worked up with hair on my back all standing up like a cat ready to fight! Way to go Iris!

— dream.in.a.jar    Monday 7 November 2011, 5:18    #

dream.in.a.jar, Sherry – Glad you like it so far (more turns up ahead!) and many thanks for your feedback; it really means a lot to me.
Minx- doing a very good job at looking surprised! ;) Have a great year!

Iris    Wednesday 9 November 2011, 15:58    #

everyday there is a cliffhanger.

— dream.in.a.jar    Thursday 10 November 2011, 10:20    #

dream.in.a.jar – more turns up ahead! Thanks for taking the time out to comment!

Iris    Wednesday 16 November 2011, 20:38    #

I’m soooo loving this:)

Minx    Thursday 17 November 2011, 16:07    #

Yay!!! thank you so so much :)

Minx    Thursday 1 November 2012, 17:58    #

Wow, this is growing more and more exciting.
Keep up the good work. I hope it turns out to the better for Faramir

— Laivindur    Saturday 17 November 2012, 13:03    #

Thanks Laivindur! Great to hear it’s appreciated – thanks a lot for taking the time out to comment!

— iris    Sunday 18 November 2012, 16:51    #

Yay! More yumminess!:)I like A’s meanness:) that he uses Faramir but keeps him out of the inner circle, and that he’s rough. Very, very nice!

Minx    Monday 19 November 2012, 17:49    #

Ooh! I just saw this. And I love. Faramir’s hesitant, overeager to please replies and the twins’ lovely callousness, all of it is splendidly yummy.

Minx    Tuesday 11 March 2014, 19:09    #

Glad you like it! Next chapter I’m going to be nice to Faramir again (and then again nasty in the chapter after that).
(and sorry I haven’t been in touch lately — it’s no excuse but i’ve been terribly busy.)

iris    Tuesday 11 March 2014, 19:59    #

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