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Mar. 19th, 2010 | 08:10 pm
posted by: cygna_hime in pyre_flies

Title: Just a Little Game
Setting: In-game, Kilika.
Theme + Number: #31, "Games".
Character/Relationship/Pairing: Dona.
Rating: K.
Warnings: None.
Summary: The name of the game is "race to Zanarkand", and there's no reason not to thin the competition out a little early on.


Go home, little girl. Go home and rest on your father’s laurels; leave the new ones for those of us who have to work for them. Go home, and take this interminable throng of ‘people you can trust’ with you. Have your studies taught you so little? This is a lonely road you’re trying to walk, you little fool, where you take only what you need. Anything more will only be lost on the way.

Maybe if you’re sent home on account of this not-even-a-guardian you have dangling at your tail, then you’ll understand a little better. It’s all part of this game, this race we’re running. Surely you won’t grudge me a little lead, when you have so much fame backing you up. Besides, the best part of the race is removing the competition. Let me see if I can get you disqualified before we’re even properly underway. You wouldn’t have stood the course anyway.

Take yourself off, back to that backwater you seem to like so much, and take your motley crew with you. What do you want to be a summoner for? Did no one ever tell you it’s not a path for people like you? Children who have so many people following them about have no place here. Take your friends, and leave the glory for the rest of us.

In time, you may come to realize what a favor I’m doing for you.

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Helluin

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from: auronlu
date: Mar. 19th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that is so Dona.

I'm very pleased this plot bunny has bit you. Dona is the only character that X-2 made me more interested in. She's complex and the bitchiness has a lot of sense mixed in with the scorn.

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Cygna-hime

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from: cygna_hime
date: Mar. 19th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
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One of the advantages of writing Dona is that for someone with so few lines, she has a very strong voice.

You're just glad I'm writing it so you don't have to. ;P Dona really is one of the few NPCs who didn't get seriously flattened out character-wise by X-2. It just gets more obvious there that she's holy hell stubborn (like all summoners) and bitchy and smarter than you might think and has a lot of caring buried under there somewhere. And bitchy. But that's okay. I like her like that.

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Helluin

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from: auronlu
date: Mar. 19th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I was thinking of making her Maester when all the dust settles in my AU! I probably wouldn't write her as a main character, but about the only characters I do NOT want to write are the LeBlanc Syndicate and Tobli.

Yes, yes, that sums up Dona very nicely.

Random thought: X-2 would've been a lot better if Dona had turned out to be running the LeBlanc Syndicate.

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