Aragorn and Faramir make an unusual discovery in the ruins of the House of the Stewards...
- You use the words "House of Stewards" as if it meant a physical building instead of a bloodline. To the best of my knowledge, they didn't have any specific assigned residence.
I'd been wondering about Faramir as a steward. Unlike Boromir, he hadn't been raised to expect that he'd rule Gondor one day.
The dialogue is a bit stilted. Aragorn doesn't usually wax quite that poetic.
Heh. Aragorn speaks Elvish and Faramir speaks almost-Elvish.
Author's responseThanx for reviewing, Ithilwen!
The House of the Stewards was a physical building - it was located on Rath Dinen "The Silent Street" and it held the tombs of the Stewards. It's described in detail in "The Siege of Gondor" in the book ROTK; from Pippin's viewpoint, as he accompanies Denethor and the servants bearing Faramir. (Denethor ordered the excursion). In "The Pyre of Denethor", Denethor tries to burn his son and himself alive, as I'm sure you know - at that point they were in the House of the Stewards, lain atop an empty marble table. The House collapsed in the fire that Denethor set.
You're right that Faramir had a lot of new responsibilities to which he had to become accustomed; I'm sure he managed, but it might not have been easy.
- I would have liked to rate this "cute but with meaning", but unfortunately there isn't a blurb like this:( I always wondered why there are so few pets in LOTR fanfiction, and as a cat person I enjoyed seeing those two great nobles falling prey to the innocent looks of little kittens!
(#) Dancingkatz 2006-07-27 11:06:08 AMThis was wonderfully sweet. Too bad I can adopt one of the kittens!
Author's responseThanx, Dancingkatz. I'm glad you liked the story.
I wouldn't mind bringing home the little grey kit that Aragorn liked. But my two Elven-spaniels would object.