Title – Dust and Ashes
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Denethor, Faramir
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.
Dust and Ashes
Burning, all is burning! My world crumbles to dust and ashes. My son, now the only heir of my body that remains, burns with a fever that will soon consume him.
That Gondor should fall while I was entrusted with her keeping! I who loved her and offered all I held dear in her defence.
Why should I sit here waiting for Sauron’s minions to tear us limb from limb, my helpless son and I?
If Minas Tirith burns, then so will I together with the last scion of my house. Bring oil and kindling and let the flames burn!