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Written for the "There and Back Challange"
With thanks to Raksha.
Oblivious that he was observed, the boy gazed enraptured at the robin perched on a branch only inches away from his face.
Only when its mate called from the far site of the garden, did the bird fly away.
“Mithrandir!” the boy rose to his feet. “It is good to see you again, but why are you smiling so?”
“You reminded me of an old friend then, Faramir,” the wizard said. “Only Radagast could be so radiant in the company of wild things as you were. He would sit enthralled, surrounded by birds and beasts; taming them by his presence.”