I Will Comfort Thee

Author: agape4gondor

Nominator: Pearl Took

2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: The Fellowship

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Faramir asks, and Aragorn agrees, to go to a certain special place.

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Reviewed by: Fiondil  ✧  Score: 5

This is a very poignant piece, full of pathos yet ending with a sense of hope and peace. I loved the way one is not entirely sure about Boromir’s presence there when Faramir visits his brother’s death scene with Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Merry and Pippin. The use of the tree is especially beautiful, especially the image of it embracing Faramir, or as he says, cuddling him, just as his older brother might have done when they were younger and Faramir needed comforting. The reactions of the others to their memories of what happened at Parth Galen were also well shown and it’s obvious that Boromir was great loved and missed by them all.

Reviewed by: Istarnie  ✧  Score: 5

What a poignantly beautiful tale! I enjoy reading about Faramir and Boromir, and this story was a particularly moving account of Faramir moving towards the emotional healing he so desperately needed. I liked all of the characterisations - Gimli is wonderful, and Aragorn so understandingly supportive of his Steward. The part where Faramir is comforted by the tree and his brother's spirit is haunting in it's imagery. I almost sighed with satisfaction at Faramir finding a sense of peace. This story will stay fresh in my mind for some time.

Reviewed by: Bodkin  ✧  Score: 4

Very touching - and a comfort they all need. Boromir would want to reassure his little brother, too - and it would take an expedition like this to reconcile Boromir's companions to goodbyes spoken in too much haste in the middle of crisis. (Not to mention that it's doubtless a very good way of building a close relationship between Steward and King.) I like the feeling of acceptance the venture brings.

Reviewed by: Pearl Took  ✧  Score: 3

A strong and tender story, like the men it is written about. Faramir needs to visit the place where his beloved brother fell. Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Merry and Pippin go with him and in the end, Faramir finds the release and comfort he needs. Beautiful and a joy to read. Thank you Agape4Gondor!

Reviewed by: obsidianj  ✧  Score: 3

I haven't encountered this idea before, but it makes sense for Aragorn to take Faramir to the place where Boromir died. I thought it a nice touch that all the members of the Fellowship who were involved with Boromir's death went with them. I liked it that it was not only healing for Faramir, but that Aragorn also could release his grief for Boromir.

Reviewed by: grey_wonderer  ✧  Score: 3

I think that this was something that should have been done. I found it very believable that Faramir would need to see the place where Boromir had fallen. A very thoughtful, well-written story.

Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 3

The loss of Boromir is one that still deeply touches his brother, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and the two Hobbits for whom he died. A fitting memorial to the Man they know as they make pilgrimage to Amon Hen. Love the comforting of Faramir.

Reviewed by: Marigold  ✧  Score: 2

A very plausible idea, that Faramir would want to visit this place. The friendships old and new are portrayed here very well.