July 1st, 2014



Loss- Linda Hoyland
Prompt: June of Gloom and Doom
Rating: PG.
Warnings: character death
Beta: none
Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.

“Do something, you fool!”

The healer shook his head sadly. “Your lady is beyond all mortal aid, my lord.”

Denethor blanched and for a few moments stood as if turned to stone. “My sons must be told,” he said at last.

They came and regarded the still figure upon the vast bed.

“Is Naneth asleep?” asked Faramir.

“She has gone to be with Grandfather Ecthelion,” Boromir explained, valiantly struggling not to cry.

“Can’t you bring her home, ada?” Faramir sobbed. He stared at his father with Finduilas’ sea- grey eyes.

Unable to meet the child’s innocent gaze, Denethor silently turned away.