Prompt – Learning to make a fire

Title – Dust and Ashes
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Denethor, Faramir
Rating: PG

Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

Burning, all is burning! My world swiftly crumbles to dust and ashes. Faramir, now the only heir of my body that remains, burns with a fever that will soon consume him.
That Gondor should fall while I was entrusted with her keeping! I who loved her and offered all I held dear in her defence.
Why should I sit here waiting for Sauron's minions to tear us limb from limb, my helpless son and I?
If Minas Tirith burns, then so will I, together with the last scion of my house. Bring oil and kindling and let the flames burn!

A/n These drabbles were written for the "Back to Middle-earth" Challenge Two years ago on LJ. I thought now would be a good time to post them,together with some longer stories written for the same challenge. I am hoping to take part in this year's challenge on my LJ. It is open to all Tolkien fans.