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Aulu ~ Marked

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Jul. 24th, 2006 | 08:16 pm
posted by: auronlu in pyre_flies

Title: Mementos
Setting: FFX, post-Zanarkand
Theme + Number: Marked #35
Pairing: Auron/Lulu
Rating: R
Warnings: Spoilers. Violence. Sex. Violent sex?
Summary: Contemplating Auron's scars
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Lulu had always felt a certain nostalgia for Auron's scars. It wasn't only her admiration for him as a consummate warrior. He was so secretive, so transient: they were a mark of memory, a lasting record of where he had been and who he was, the story he did not tell. More, they were a visible symbol of his frailty, fallibility, humanity. The legendary hero was neither invulnerable nor immune to life's buffets.

She loved the naked humility of his drooping eyelid: an intimate moment of horror and pain stamped on his face for anyone to see. Auron communicated mostly in deeds, not words. She kissed it often.

Now, however, the mage had seen the hand that dealt him those scars, and she wanted to deny them as fiercely as she loved them. Yunalesca had put that line down his weathered face and claimed his eye, his very life. Would that Lulu could burn away every last trace of her! But that would be to become her, molding his surfaces like a traveler etching self-glorifying initials into an ancient oak on whom she had no claim.

And yet Lulu knew herself a hypocrite as her nails scored his shoulders. She bit. She clawed his back. She bared her throat, willing Auron to lose control enough to leave a permanent white rind of tooth-marks marring her pearly skin. She worked her most intoxicating magic on his flesh, body clamped around his and stroking him, her whole being bent on the sensual task of making the taciturn guardian cry out with more passion than he had during his fatal lunge at Yunalesca.

As much as Lulu wished he were free, deep down, she yearned for some outward sign that she had left a mark on his soul.

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Lassarina

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from: lassarina
date: Jul. 25th, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)
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Oooh, very nice! I like the transition from scars to the marks of lovemaking, and the way Lulu bends them together in her mind. Yay!

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mugs

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from: muggy_mountain
date: Jul. 25th, 2006 08:16 am (UTC)
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Oh, poor them!

I really like how you bind Auron's dominant mode of communication (deeds) with the idea that while he may not speak much, his body speaks volumes about where he has been and what he has done.

Brilliant concept and I like the aching, guilty desire Lulu has to put herself upon him.

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unfortunate hobo

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from: first_seventhe
date: Jul. 25th, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
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I love the concept of Lulu "marking" Auron as her own, especially because his scars mean so much to her.

I also find the last line incredibly poignant, since up until that point we're talking about scars of the body, and what Lulu really wants is a mark on his soul.

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Helluin

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from: auronlu
date: Jul. 25th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
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And my Lulu has begun to realize that what started out as mere lusty fling for the heck of it is becoming something else.

On her side, anyway.

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M'lah Sihfay

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from: wired_lizard
date: Jul. 25th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
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...I see I no longer need to attempt to convince you that you can write smut. :)

This phrase--the naked humility of his drooping eyelid--made my stomach wrench.

And as for Lulu...that would be the temptation, wouldn't it, to try to wrest a cry, anything, out of a man that stolid?

So much love for this, and so looking forward to finishing the game so as to read the majority of your work.

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Helluin

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from: auronlu
date: Jul. 25th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
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Woot, so many thoughtful comments, thank you everyone!

Lizard breath! I'm still fumbling, but I'm getting there. Glad to see you aboard.

Please to be carrying tissues with you for the ending.

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M'lah Sihfay

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from: wired_lizard
date: Jul. 25th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I find it hard to imagine that you've been fumbling, dear. XP

I've been warned. Well, that and I've already started crying once, so...

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TeaRoses

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from: rosehiptea
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
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That's so moving and so in character. I can just imagine Lulu loving in that way, fiercely. And the use of poetic language is lovely.

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from: lillyfics
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
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So moving and intense. I loved it.
Not to mention that you did a great job on their characterization; you managed to portray them so vividly with such a few words. ♥

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from: _acerbitas_
date: Jul. 27th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
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Wow, that was beautiful! :D You are an excellent writer, I really enjoyed this. Awesome! Your descriptions are so vivid.

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