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Feb. 19th, 2007 | 11:52 am
posted by: auronlu in pyre_flies

Title: "Fragments Bound Below My Surface"
Setting: Post-FFX
Theme + Number: Sphere(s) (49)
Pairing: Auron/Lulu
Rating: G
Summary: Yuna asks her former Guardian one more favor, and it's a doozy.
Note: Title is from a haunting trailer to an old 90s game I love.

Ten unhatched eggs pulsed secrets in the corner, gathered in a bowl. Their blue glimmer bathed the cabin ceiling and kept Lulu awake.

They're all I have left of him.

Not exactly: Tidus had never recorded anything of himself. No, these were his father's memories, left in hopes of a future cut short by the past.

Break them.

If they had only held fragments of Jecht, that would have been easier. But Braska was there too. And Auron.

I can't just put him behind me! I'm not as strong as you are.

Jecht, whose roguish smugness reminded her that Wakka wasn't so bad. Braska, so calm and wise and wrong. Auron's lost self, that young warrior with the well-knit frame whose scars still lay ahead: naive, brash, outspoken... impassioned... beautiful...

You'll watch them over and over like those who keep visiting the Farplane until their hearts drain dry. Don't. Live.

She had allowed herself to view them once. That was all. Tomorrow they would be locked tight in a chest in Besaid.

You keep them for me, then. I don't want them destroyed. He might come back someday.

Lulu exhaled and closed her eyes against the pyrefly gleams. At least she was not tormented by hope. Yes, she would guard them for Yuna, even if the cost, as always, was more than a Summoner could or should know.

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from: muggy_mountain
date: Feb. 20th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)

Oooh. This is sad.

Of course, I like sad.

The idea of people visiting the Farplane over and over again is probably realistic. People have such difficulties accepting the past, I can't imagine how it would be compounded with something like the Farplane existing. This concept itself is just waiting to birth at least a dozen bunnies, I think.

"At least she was not tormented by hope." Stinging.

I don't think I've ever seen a fic exploring this exact topic, and I'd imagine it would be quite an elephant for poor Yuna.

Initially, I had a little trouble with the untagged voices in italics, but like grayout's fic, it forces you to read slower and more carefully, and rewards the patient reader.

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from: auronlu
date: Feb. 20th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)

Yeah, I went back and forth about the formatting, trying to decide whether to use names in the dialogue or bold for one and italics for the other to distinguish who was saying what.

I finally decided that they were each expressing a part of the same thought that the other was fighting, so the ambiguity fit.

And yah, I've pondered the psychology of the Farplane a lot. Therapists in Spira would never want for patients.

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