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"The Gift of Dreaming" by Shirebound

Author: Shirebound
Title: The Gift of Dreaming
Rating: G
Theme: “Summer Breeze”
Author's Notes: A ‘fixed length’ ficlet of exactly 260 words
Summary: Young Faramir shares a vivid dream with his brother.
Word Count: 260



The Gift of Dreaming

On a fine summer day, Faramir sat with Boromir on a high hill, looking out over the land they both loved. He looked over at his brother, then ducked his head.

“I know that look,” Boromir said. “You had another dream, didn’t you?”

“Yes. I’m glad I can tell you about them.”

“Always,” Boromir assured him.

Faramir gazed into the distance, a faraway look in his eyes. “I dreamed I was out walking through the trees when someone approached me. I thought I saw… a shining star on his brow. He was very tall. His face wasn’t clear to me; it was as if I was looking at him through many layers of glass, all blurred. Or was he the one peering through the glass? I heard him speak...”

“Go on,” his brother urged.

Faramir took a deep breath. “He said, ‘You are ever in my sight, and my heart, you and all your kin. As long as you and your brother stand true, your land will know peace.’”

Boromir stared at Faramir in amazement. Never had his brother shared a dream like this.

“We must tell Father,” he insisted. “That man you saw... do you think it was—”

From far off came the clanging of a loud, deep bell.

“Supper!” Boromir cried out happily. “Race you down the hill!”

With joyous shouts the tweens took off, tumbling and laughing as they went. And from the open door of their home, Diamond and Pippin stood together hand in hand, their faces wreathed in smiles, watching their sons run towards them.

** END **

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baranduin
Jan. 26th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, you got me! I totally fell for the misdirection. *grins*
shirebound
Jan. 26th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yay! *beams*
engarian
Jan. 26th, 2015 08:42 pm (UTC)
You totally had me in Gondor until the last line, you 'evil' person you! LOLOL. This was great!

- Erulisse (one L)
shirebound
Jan. 26th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I so rarely get to be evil. *cackling laughter*
addie71
Jan. 26th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, you're a sneaky one, precious! I loved that Faramir's namesake had prophetic dreams like he did.
shirebound
Jan. 26th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
This was such fun to write. *sneaky grin*
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shirebound
Jan. 26th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I wasn't sure I'd be able to pull this off.
dreamflower02
Jan. 26th, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
I loved the twist at the end! What a neat surprise! Now I want to hear all about brother Boromir Took!

Adorable, dear! Thank you so much for participating!
shirebound
Jan. 26th, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for inspiring me to finish it! I'm glad you enjoyed this sneaky snippet. :)
lbilover
Jan. 26th, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh, you got me, too! I totally wasn't expecting that. Love that Faramir Took takes after his namesake.
shirebound
Jan. 26th, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC)
*grins* I'm so happy folks are liking this snippet, and that the surprise held until the end.
ink_gypsy
Jan. 27th, 2015 12:50 am (UTC)
You sneaky devil. That ending took me completely by surprise. Well done.
shirebound
Jan. 27th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I don't get to be sneaky very often. :)
claudia603
Jan. 27th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
oh this was marvelously clever!!! And moving, too.
shirebound
Jan. 27th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you. I really enjoyed writing this scene.
kgreen20
Jan. 27th, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
You got us all, you sneak! LOL! I never would have guessed that these two were Pippin's sons until the end. =)
shirebound
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
*bounce bounce bounce*

I rarely get to be sneaky and trickssssy.
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lindahoyland
Jan. 27th, 2015 05:48 am (UTC)
I loved this and you had me fooled until the end.These Hobbits are like their bigger namesakes.
shirebound
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like this. :)
lignota
Jan. 27th, 2015 11:18 pm (UTC)
Ha! Tricksy hobbitses! Or tricksy author, at least. I like the idea of Aragorn watching over them in the Palantir.
shirebound
Jan. 27th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
*beams* Thank you. It's fun to be tricksssy once in awhile.
aliensouldream
Jan. 29th, 2015 12:53 am (UTC)
That was lovely and very skilfully done. The image of the past, present and future intertwining. Pippin is very lucky, after all.
shirebound
Jan. 29th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
lavendertook
Jan. 31st, 2015 02:44 am (UTC)
Yup, you got me. And awwww Aragorn sending to him through the palantir. Now I've got plot bunnies of Pippin asking Aragorn for some help in schooling his rambunctious kids through palantir warnings. "This is your King. Eat your brussel sprouts." :-D
shirebound
Jan. 31st, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
help in schooling his rambunctious kids through palantir warnings

That's a hoot!
lin4gondor
Jan. 31st, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
THAT was unexpected! What an awesome story -- I love it that Pippin has a child named Boromir!
shirebound
Jan. 31st, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! This was a great deal of fun to write.
layne67
Feb. 3rd, 2015 06:36 am (UTC)
And what an excellent twist that was! Love it.

Btw, is Boromir the name of Pippin's son in canon? I can't quite remember. I believe Faramir is?
shirebound
Feb. 3rd, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I don't think up "twists" very often. :)

The only child of Pippin who's mentioned in canon is Faramir, who marries one of Sam's daughters.
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