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Out of Doubt, Out of Dark

For the "Swimming" prompt.


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He is sure there was fire: remembers burning, and acrid smoke. But now hes sunk in deep, deep water, far down, crushed by weight and darkness.

Did the great wave come at last? And then: Am I dead?...

Somewhere far off, dimly, theres light and a voice, faint at first; suddenly he wants, above all, to reach them. The current pulls him away he struggles, swimming against the tide

It calls his name, this voice never before heard yet somehow always known. At last, he opens his eyes.

My lord, you called me. I come. What does the king command?

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(Faramir's first words to Aragorn are a direct lift from the text of RoTK)


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