You know, Aragorn and Faramir make far more sense to me than Aragorn and Arwen. I believe that Tolkien added her to the story as a Beren and L˙thien for Lord of the Rings because he was told flatly that the Silmarillion would never be publishable. I truly wish that Tolkien had been able to write more fascinating females, but even in the Silmarillion, which has far more than LOTR, they are given short shrift. Women were not his strong point. Arwen leaves me indifferent (especially because I felt Aragorn should have married Eowyn.) so I can easily see her not wanting sexual intimacy.
I think your Aragorn and your Faramir, who is so beautiful (as he was in the book)could become one of my favourite canon couples.
I used to joke that, although Aragorn/Arwen is a terribly romantic idea, it could never work. The first time he left the lid off the chamber pot, it would be all "I gave up my immortality for THIS???" Never thought to see something I considered humorous to be written so sadly and tragically. Poor Aragorn.
Wow. This is one of the most compelling stories I've ever read. Between the complexities of the emotions and the slowly revealed back-story...it's just incredible. So different and creative. Not to mention unbearably sad (but I don't mean that in a bad way). Bravo.
Author's Response: Oh my! Thank you for your generous words, Branwyn! I am truly honoured.