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I Will Comfort Thee  by Agape4Gondor 9 Review(s)
PeriantariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/15/2015
Wonderful-- i loved the camaraderie between your characters. I'm glad for this story to show that Boromir is missed especially by Faramir.

TariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/13/2007
This is so haunting and beautiful. Closure was something Faramir sorely needed and what better person to help him achieve it than Aragorn. It really broght tears to my eyes.


Author Reply: Sorry for the late reply, Tari. The email notification got lost.

I'm glad you liked this. And yes, I'm glad Aragorn saw and reacted to Faramir's needs!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/22/2007
I think it would have been very good for all of them to journey back to that place. This is lovely.

Author Reply: Thank you, GW....

Went to a Women of Faith conference yesterday and one of the speaker's talked about closure... I think this was definitely needed at some time or the other, if not for Faramir, for the rest of the Fellowship!

DaynawaynaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/18/2007
What a wonderful story A4G! I'm partial to Faramir stories and I love it when men can be real in their grief (and hobbits, dwarves and elves too!), and this just touched me so deeply! And Boromir 'speaking' to his little brother where he gave his life... very profound. I just loved it.

Thank you so much for giving us what I know the Professor would agree is the correct insight into these men/hobbits/elf and dwarf and for finally having peace with Boromir's sacrifice.

God Bless,


Author Reply: Thank you so much. I'm very glad the story fit with your views of sacrifice, peace, comfort and such...

I really love this tale myself - cried as I wrote it. Eru is good to give us the gift of subcreating!

EdlynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/17/2007
I'm crying as I type this. This was such a moving piece that it grabbed my heart and won't let go.

I think I mourned along with all of them as I read.

I have no problem with Aragorn leaving the City between his coronation and the wedding. As you stated in your note, he does have a Ranger's wanderlust and it will take time for him to learn to control it. And frankly, he needed to be there with the others. Some pop psychologist would say they all found closure there. In my opinion, when it comes to the death of someone you love, there is no such thing as closure but there is comfort and I believe that you most successfully showed that all of them were comforted by making the pilgrimage.

I think it wouldn't have been as powerful a story if you had Frodo, Sam and Gandalf come along as they weren't there during Boromir's death. Well, Faramir wasn't either, but he is a special case. Having him sit in the spot where his brother died was perfect. The healing can begin for them all now, I think, though Boromir will be missed by each of them as long as they live.

Faramir's "I can live without him. But I don't want to." line had to be the most heartbreaking thing I've read in a long time. I felt that way when my mother passed away nearly 10 years ago and my feelings haven't changed on that score. I hope that this story's Faramir has an easier time coping than I did.

Thank you so much for writign this and sharing it with us.


Author Reply: I know exactly what you mean about the story grabbing hold - it did the same for me. Just did not expect anything like this when I started writing.

*blushes* I sat in the 'spot' where Boromir died (on the South Island of New Zealand) and cried... so it seemed only right and logical for Faramir to do the same...

And my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. Living without those we love sucks - big time! Even though I know those I love are in a better place, the sense of loss and aloneness are incredible. Almost too hard to bear. But with friends, and being able to speak of our loved ones, we can endure - and even heal. But never forget them nor lose the ache that lies within.

I'm sorry, but not, that you cried. For tears, to me, are the best healing thing going - if one doesn't have athelas around! :)

Blessings and healing to you,

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/17/2007

So beautifully touching. I love the tears and the comforting tree. So Beautiful!!

I agree, Aragorn would yet morn for Boromir.

Author Reply: Thank you, Pearl Took. I was incredibly surprised that I cried as I wrote it. It was just supposed to be a short drabble about Boromir for a friend's birthday - but it took off on its own and left me feeling quite sad/happy!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/17/2007
Very nice story. I love the title and it's good to see how Aragorn and Faramir would have gotten along - very well and close I'm sure.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Hi, Antane,

Thanks for the review. And a double thanks for the comment on the title - this tale went quite some time before I could come up with one. So your appreciation of it is doubly valued.

As for Aragorn and Faramir - how could they not get along? Yet, it must have taken some time. Things like this moment - Aragorn dropping everything to help Faramir - would have helped much in developing this friendship.

Again - many thanks for the review,

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/17/2007
A wonderful moment for healing for all, although I'm not certain precisely which "-verse" it falls in, as Aragorn had refused to tell his companions why he wished them to remain in Minas Tirith--we know he and Gandalf knew, and I have speculated that Legolas probably also knew; but the Hobbits had been kept in the dark as to why they were remaining.

I love the reprise of the lament for Boromir here, and feel it was used indeed properly. And Faramir being comforted by both his brother's spirit and the tree, particularly as he came in company with an Elf, was most appropriate.

A lovely moment of hurt-comfort.

Author Reply: There were a couple things that I found disconcerting as I wrote this, Larner. The first, of course, as I put in the A/N - Aragorn leaving Minas Tirith at this time. The second was whether or not the Fellowship knew what Aragorn was about - I really could not see the Hobbits NOT knowing... the depths of Pip's curiousity were legendary, by now, and I did not think they were 'in the dark' as much as Aragorn had hoped. The third was Boromir's trying to take the Ring: it was said in the book that Aragorn kept the secret to himself for quite some time. I think Gimli and Legolas were quick to realize what had happened. And I felt that Sam might 'let it slip' for the poor unfortunate gardener had a tendency, when tricked, to let things slip. Again, he was no match for Pippin and Merry. I'm sure they questioned him as to why Frodo and he left Amon Hen alone....

I'm glad you liked the tree - it just came naturally. I wonder if it comforted Boromir during his last moments? *small sob*

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/17/2007
What a lovely story, and such a profound healing journey for Faramir.

Author Reply: Thanks, shirebound... It started out as a drabble about Boromir - but Faramir suddenly appeared and there you are.

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