Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Faramir, Damrod
Warnings: mention of bloodshed
Word count: 100
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.
“What are you sowing?” Damrod asked Faramir.
“Poppy seeds, a gift from Ambassador Tahir,” Faramir replied.
“You would plant seeds from Harad in good Ithilien soil?” Damrod asked in horror.
“We should have a fine crop from them to use to flavour our food or make medicines to relieve pain ,” said Faramir.
“I know they have their uses, but the Haradrim spilled Gondorian blood on this soil!”
Faramir held up his hand and let the tiny seeds trickle through his fingers. “Far better to sow the seeds of peace than to see the blood of more good men spilled.”