Honor is Life

by Varda-(Valar)
March 8, 2009

To the hobbit, the warning had a simple answer. To Beregond, the choice meant his own death for treason or the death of Faramir. No Guard of Gondor could leave his post for any cause without permission of the Ruling Steward, Denethor. Defying the Steward required violence against Beregond's own people in the place of burial of their rulers.

Set against that was the life of one man learned in scrolls and song, who could have escaped the Fell Riders of the air but rode back to his men. Burned alive?

Beregond raced down the road to save his captain.