Boromir woke up
suddenly in a cold sweat and looked around the room. His heart felt heavy and
his head was throbbing. Suddenly he remembered his dream. It was about his
mother. She was sailing away on a ship across the sea and left him behind. The
strange thing was, he had never seen her more happy in his life. He tried to
stop her but could not. And that's when he woke up.
"Mamma" he whispered
and sprang out of his bed, ran out of the room and down the hallway to his
He opened the door
slowly and walked in. He could see his mother laying on her bed, her nurse was
fast asleep in the chair beside her bed.
Boromir climbed the bed
and examined his mother's face. She looked so pale that he was scared to touch
her. He held his breath and with a trembling hand, reached out to touch her
face. His heart sank as his hand moved over her cold, lifeless skin. Tears ran down
"Mamma, mamma!" he
whispered shaking her shoulder, "mamma!". The nurse woke up at the sound of his
crying and ran over to the bed.
She put her ear to
Finduilas's chest to listen for her heartbeat but there was nothing. She let
out a loud cry of utter disbelief, and ran out of the room to get the doctor.
realised that it was his mother in his dream, finally happy. Finally at peace
and he smiled knowing she was where she wanted to be.
"The promise she made
me take" he
thought, "she knew it was her time"
He slowly leaned over
and kissed her brow then went to Faramir's room.
He walked in the room
and closed the door behind him. Faramir was still asleep. Outside, Boromir
could hear the doctor walking swiftly through the hallway instructing the
guards to call Denethor and telling the nurses to get his equipment.
Boromir slowly woke his
brother up, shaking his shoulder.
"Is that you Boromir?"
Faramir said rubbing his eyes.
"Yes it is I. Wake up.
I want to tell you something"
"What is it?" Faramir
said sitting up.
"I want to tell you
that, that no matter what happens after today I will always be there for you
and you for me"
Faramir looked at him
confused and said "alright, if you want. Boromir, why are you crying?"
Boromir did not answer
him. Instead he took his brother into his arms and hugged him tight trying to
be strong for him. He knew that he would be his carer and protector for life.