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Jun. 29th, 2006 | 09:17 pm
posted by: auronlu in pyre_flies

Title: Snooping
Setting: FFX, Thunder Plains Inn
Theme + Number: Thief, #20
Pairing: Auron/Lulu (pre-relationship)
Rating: G
Warnings: Nope.
Summary: Lulu prowling, trying to figure out Auron's secret.

So Auron did sleep, after all.

Since Guadosalam, Lulu had been chewing on an unsettling possibility. The clues were confusing: He breathed. He bled. He showed pain. How much was sham?

She had risen before dawn (such dawn as there was on the Thunder Plains), restless and brooding over her Summoner. Yuna would tell them, or not, at the right time. But she was rash. Lulu loved her like the moon, but knew the quest had suddenly become far more dangerous, and she must watch Yuna ten times more carefully now. Ginnem had said everything would be fine, too.

Then again, Ginnem had lacked Sir Auron for a Guardian.

He was sprawled out in a chair in the lobby, snoring faintly, his unsheathed sword propped against his leg. His scowl had eased in sleep. He still looked disgruntled. But she could see more clearly that he was not so old as his weathered scars and white hair made him seem.

That did not help at all.

Gripping her skirts to muffle the jingling, she glided closer.

Yes, he was breathing.

The scent of the Farplane, Maester Seymour had said. She inhaled behind his neck and noticed only that a man who had not showered ought to smell of more than the leather and cloth he wore. Another clue.

Lulu held her breath, circling around to study his features at close quarters. His glasses had slipped down his nose. Yes, he still had something of an eye beneath that twisted lid. She wondered how it had happened; that last sphere they watched of Braska's journey showed he had been in possession of both eyes this far along on the pilgrimage.

The stubble on his cheeks never really grew more or less... did he shave, or was that another hint that his time was up?

So close. Her lips hovered over Auron's temple as she sought answers and felt the twist in her stomach that hinted at far more basic wants.

The mage straightened, turned, and glided away, head bowed. Not yet. Yevon only knew how he might respond, and Yuna did not need her senior Guardians edgy in each other's presence right now. One stolen kiss was not worth the trouble it might cause.

Auron raised his head and followed the mage's retreating back towards the hallway. A smirk crossed his face. "Wonderful," he muttered, settled back again, and closed his eye.

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from: mneme_forgets
date: Jun. 30th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)

I really like the idea that Lulu is so curious and sneaky about wanting to discover what Auron's story is. I like the way she is so suspicious, wondering how much of him is real and how much is fake acting.

I love the way that Lulu has to grasp for clues - she thinks that Auron's scent really is some proof that there is something not right about him.

I love the way that Lulu ends up ccoming to Auron to investigate his condition, but stays to explore his body and her attraction for him.

I am highly amused by the fact that Auron is awake all along.

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from: lassarina
date: Jun. 30th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)

I agree with all of the above points.

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from: saharasnow
date: Jun. 30th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)

I could just imagine Lulu observing Auron while he was sleeping XD

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from: ourdailymask
date: Jul. 1st, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)

Lovely. I like how physically close she gets to him, interested in his body as well as his secret. (His body is his secret, I suppose.) It's amusing to imagine dignified Lulu furtitive, sneaking.

The last line really makes this. Funny, and enough of a twist to make me look at the rest of it a little differently.

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from: trekqueen
date: Jul. 3rd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)

I bet as Lu was bending over glancing over him that Auron was stealing a good lidded stare at her chest. *snicker*

very cute and sweet, I could imagine her doing that while trying to figure out his secret.

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from: muggy_mountain
date: Jul. 6th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)

Ack, a shame I missed this earlier. I like the obvious sexual tension in this. With just a few words you manage to put us in Lulu's place with all the apprehensive lust. Very nice.

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