December 24th, 2005

Autumn

Last Thoughts - Boromir

I wish I could have seen you one last time, Faramir.

 

Perhaps it is better this way. I failed to fulfil the mission that you would have claimed. Would you have succumbed so easily, little brother? I sought only to bring glory to Gondor.

 

My eyes grow dim. Elendil’s heir is beside me, holding my hand. Weeping, he blesses me.

 

I have no choice but to charge him with saving our people.

 

Had I not fallen this day, would I have hailed him as king? Would I have let this Ranger from the North supplant our father?

 I know not......


Written for "There and Back " challenge.I am not especially fond of Boromir, I fear, but cannot help but pity him.