The covered object stood in the centre of the table.
Faramir approached it hesitantly. He was known as a tamer of man and beast, but this thing and the memories it evoked, caused even his valiant heart to quail.
Yet, learn to use it he ought, if he were to prove a worthy Steward of the Realm.
“I would not command you to do this, Faramir,” Aragorn said gently.
“I must,” Faramir replied. ”It cannot destroy me as it did my father. Sauron is no more”
“I will teach you how best to master it,” Aragorn replied, unveiling the palantír.
I have always speculated about Faramir leaning to use the palantír since reading Clarion and Raksha's wonderful account in "Home to Heal."
This was written for Marta's "Learning" challenge.