October 13th, 2013

Aragorn and Faramir

The Price of Fame

Title: The Price of Fame
Author(s):Linda Hoyland
Rating: G
Fandom: LOTR
Character(s): Aragorn, Faramir
Summary: Aragorn and Faramir read what is being said about them.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 100
Author's Notes: With thanks to Raksha

King and Steward perused the ballad- sheet, their features convulsed with mirth.

“Strange, after so many years of trying to keep my identity hidden, to hear my name on every street corner,” said Aragorn. “More curious still, I do not recall slaying a dragon and rescuing a Haradri princess!”

“Such is the price of fame, my lord,” Faramir replied. “Neither do I recall snatching the Ring-bearer from the Witch-King’s lair as the minstrels proclaim! You truly saved a Princess, my beloved Éowyn. ”

“Will Men remember us for what we did not do, rather than what we did?” Aragorn mused.