Letters to Boromir from Faramir
My dearest brother,
It has been years since you're death and I still miss you so much. So
much as happen since then. But first let me tell you this. Father had
sent my rangers and me out to retake Osgiliath in which it was over run
by the orcs. I told father that since he was robbed of you I would do
what I can in your stead. So my men and I rode to Osgiliath and all
were killed but me. My leg had somehow got tangled up in the foot
straps and the horse as taken me back to Minas Tirith, where the men
had taken me to father. I really don't remember much after that; I was
burning up with fever. Pippin had rolled me off the burning table that
father has set ablaze. Gandalf's horse had knocked father into the fire
when he had crabbed Pippin and fire burned. Well I was in the house of
healing and Pippin was there a lot. He would sat by my side and made
sure that I was o.k. Aragorn is the King of Gondor and he healed me.
But then brother you know who Aragorn is, you have traveled with him
until your death. Aragorn has not spoken much but he has told me t hat
you were a very brave and honorable man and that you fought well. It
was you that had tried to save Merry and Pippin.
Oh the other hand Pippin has talked about you a lot. He is very fond of
you and loves you so much. He has told me how you showed him and Merry
how to fight and hold their swords. How you had carried them through
the snow when it was too deep for them to walk. Pippin is so sadden by
you're death and misses you so much, I see dear brother why you would
love this little hobbit for I too love him. He has become a very
important part of my life; he did help save me from father's madness. I
would always talk to him about you; we both miss and love you so very
Well I was in the House of Healing; I had met this beautiful woman, who
also was being healed by Aragorn for her injuries. She and Merry had
killed the Witch King on the battle field of Pelennor. Her name is
Eowyn; she is the Shield maiden of Rohan. In that battle she had lost
her uncle on the field. She had not wanted anything to with me at
first, she just wanted to die. She told me to just leave her alone, I
could tell that she was hurting and she was in love with Aragorn. But
Pippin wouldn't let me give up on her. She would to the garden, and I
would go there also, we would talk, but she was so hard to read.
Gandalf had crowned Aragorn King. Aragorn has made his speech, "This
day does not belong to just one man, but all. Together let us rebuild
this world". Eowyn and I both attended. Aragorn was walking down and
greeting his people when he came upon Legalos, and then he saw what
Legalos was smiling about. For behind him was Arwen the women that he
loved. It was a beautiful union between the two for his queen has come
home. Well the Elf's and the dwarf's had came and helped rebuild Minas
Titith and she is as beautiful as ever. The Elf's had left Middle Earth
and Legolas and Gimli had taken off together and the Hobbits went back
to the Shire.
Eowyn and I was in the garden later that afternoon and she told me that
she was in love with Aragorn and that she had wished that he would of
let her die there on the battle field beside her uncle. I told her that
I loved her and started to walk away. She said, "Faramir let me
finish". I stopped and turned around and looked into her beautiful
eyes. She said, "Faramir I have come to realize that Aragorn and Arwen
belong together and that some time, I don't know when but I had come to
realize that I do love you".
Oh brother you should have seen me, I just ran to her and picked her up
and started to swing her around in circles. She laughed and it was just
a beautiful sound. Pippin of course was thrilled for the both of us.
Merry was also thrilled about the news, for he is as fond of Eowyn as
she is him. Aragorn as made me Prince of Ithilien and Eowyn as agree to
become my wife, this beautiful women as brought so much happiness into
my life. We had a beautiful son name Elboron. Oh how I wish that you
can meet my wife and son, you will love them as much as I do.
Pippin and Merry comes as often as they can to visit us. You see
brother our Pippin is the Thain of the Shire and Merry is the Master of
Buckland and Sam is Mayor. Aragorn makes the three of them "Counsellors
of the North-kingdom. On this visit Pippin wanted me to meet is son. He
had named his son after me; I was so touch by this. Elboron just loves
Pippin and little Faramir. Pippin tells the boys of his travels with
uncle Boromir and they just love hearing the stories. Well one day
little Faramir and Elboron were talking and of course Pippin and I were
Little Faramir had asked Elboron if uncle Boromir was really his uncle
too? Pippin and I listened to see what Elboron would say. Well Elboron
had thought about it for a minute and then said, "Yes of course he is".
And then little Faramir had ask another question, how can that be?
Elboron said, "Because uncle Boromir loved you're father and you're
father had loved him, beside my mom said, "That family doesn't always
mean blood". This seems to make little Faramir happy.
Pippin and I just looked at each other and smile. Pippin said,
"Children have wonderful insight". And I said, "Yes they do". Pippin
said, "Faramir it also seems that your wife has wonderful insight". And
of course I had to agree with him.
Boromir you would just love her spunk, and let me tell you brother she
has gotten plenty of it. I have been so blessed in my life; even
through I miss you so much. I still have it all, my beautiful wife, my
wonderful son, and Pippin and little Faramir who I love as my own. For
all of them as bought me so much joy.
Boromir I often wonder if things would have been any different if I had
gone to Rivendell instead of you. I had mention this to Aragorn and he
told me that you had done what you felt was right for me and himself.
He wanted to prove the father that I was ready to be a captain and
ready to defend our city. Aragorn said, "Faramir your brother loved you
very much and wanted your father to see what you could do. You must
know this and understand this. He had done it for you". He also told me
that you had accepted him as our rightful king of Gondor. He had also
said that you had pleaded with him to not let our city or people fail.
Aragorn had said that he had made that promise that he would not let
his city or people fail, and he had kept that promise. He is a
wonderful leader. I have been able to talk to him about you and Aragorn
has said nothing bad about you only good things, I can see that he also
loves you. When we were talking about you I had notice that he had
tears in his eyes also. His lovely wife Arwen is also a wonderful
queen, she loves the people of Gondor just as much as Aragorn and I do.
Eowyn and I went to Rohan when Aragorn had crown Eomer King. He is
Eowyn brother, only family that she had left beside me and our son. He
is a good man and he is very loyal to Rohan. And he loves his sister
very much, Eomer and I have became close and this makes Eowyn very
happy and we are making sure that Eomer son Elfwine and Elboron are
close. Eomer was at out wedding and the birth of our son as Eowyn and I
was at his wedding and the birth of his son. Eomer is a very honorable
man. He rides to war with Aragorn and I as Aragorn and I ride to war
I had gotten a letter from Pippin and in it he was telling me how
Saruman had invaded the Shire. Merry and Pippin took charge and rid the
Shire of the evilness. Boromir you would have been so pride of Pippin
and Merry for the strength that they had shown. They had gathered all
the hobbits that were stand up the Chief and together they had brought
him down. They had saved the land and people that they loved and they
did it without any help from us big people. They had found their
courage and they knew how to fight because you my dear brother had
taught them well. The evilness of the middle earth battle has taught
them something and how to deal with evil.
I had gotten a letter from Sam and Merry telling me that Pippin needed
my help, his beautiful wife Diamond had die and they fear for Pippin
loneness. He had loved her so much and they fear that he would never
love again and that little Faramir would not have a mother. I showed
this letter to Aragorn because he also loved Pippin. Aragorn had sent
for Pippin and had a talk with him. Pippin knows that we all love him
and are worried about him and little Faramir. He said that his son is
his life that he is happy and don't plan on remarrying anyone. Any one
can see that he loves his son and that little Faramir comes first and
for most in Pippin's life.
You will be happy to know that my nightmares have slowed down they
don't come as often. I heard the horn of Gondor blowing and I knew that
you were in trouble. And then I see a boat coming down the river an
elvish boat and lying in the boat was you my brethren dead. I will
never forget that image out of my head. I would not help you so
therefore I have failed you. Aragorn and Pippin also feel that they
have failed you. Each of us in our own different ways and for our own
As I am writing this letter to you, I can feel your spirit with me.
That you are watching over all the people that you love. I can still
recall the last words you spoke to me, "Remember this day little
Pippin and Merry saw you last but alive with three arrows in you. They
were so hurt because Aragorn could not save you, as Aragorn was hurt
because he could not save you. But Pippin was glad that he saw you
alive and not dead. Aragorn, Pippin and I talk about you often and on
the day you died is when we all need each other the most.
My goodness brother I didn't know I had so much to write you. But it is
time for bed as my beautiful wife is calling me. I love you Boromir.