September 3rd, 2007

Ginger Boys

No Regrets - Summer in Ithillen

The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate.

“Do you ever regret?” Aragorn asked Faramir as the two men rode abreast through Faramir’s lands. 

“Regret what?” the younger man looked puzzled. 

“That you are not Ruling Steward,” said the King.

 Faramir laughed aloud. ”How could I, when I have all this?” He gestured around him. Fields once battlegrounds were now covered by waving corn and scarlet poppies. Honeysuckle and wild roses bedecked the hedgerows. Butterflies and bees flitted from flower to flower, blackbirds and thrushes sang sweetly in the treetops. “I have the fairest garden in Gondor to share with my Éowyn. What more could any man want?”