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23 July 2011 @ 11:29 pm
Five drabbles for the Creative Workshop at airship_lounge  
Response to the challenge at airship_lounge (if there are any people reading this that aren't a part of ff_land, go join now! It's super fun). I put my entire music folder (all 21 GB of it) on random, and wrote something using the titles of the first five songs it spit out at me. Weirdly, even though game music is less than a quarter of my library, my first five songs were all FF-related. O_o So here they are!

Songs:
Flicker – DoC OST (Vincent/Lucrecia)
Promised Eternity – FFXIII (Fang/Vanille)
Eyes on Me – FFVIII (Laguna/Julia)
Summoner's Love – FFX remix (Shuyin/Lenne)
Materia Junkie – FFVII remix (Yuffie/materia)

Flicker

She walked toward him, and he stepped forward, opened-armed and barely daring to believe. Even after all these years, he missed her.

She walked through him, and he felt nothing. No ghostly chill, no hint of resistance. It was like she had never been at all.

The projection flickered, but she continued like nothing had happened – unseeing, unfeeling, unliving. The brief spark of hope that had been born in him died, suddenly, violently.

Just an image, clusters of data left by the real Lucrecia. Chaos – the only thing he had left of her – screamed in his mind.


Promised Eternity

Anima promised them eternity when first its brand seared into their flesh. An eternity of madness or crystal was what awaited the l'cie, Fang and Vanille had always known. They never expected to wake again, much less on hated Cocoon.

When the time came again, Cocoon was torn from the sky, but it was their hands that brought about its salvation, rather than its doom.

Where once they were enshrined in Anima's temple, a gulf of space between them, now they lie together, hands clasped as one.

The promised eternity awaits – but all things must someday end. Even forever.


Eyes on Me

She remembered him for the rest of her short life. His average height, long hair, awkward tendency to babble nervously. She remembered his idealism, his excitement, his hopes and dreams.

She remembered it all, but his eyes were what haunted her – they were lovelorn, puppy-like, worshipping, a hundred other stupid cliches.

She wrote a dozen songs about his eyes, about being watched, loved from afar. Her agent was furious, and eventually resorted to giving her other people's songs to sing. But it wasn't the same.

When the car crumpled around her, all she saw was green, endless and soothing.


Summoner's Love

She was dancing the first day he saw her. She wasn't famous then, wasn't the songstress that she became so soon after.

She was dancing the day he fell in love with her. He didn't know she was a summoner until she began, dancing the souls of the dead to peace.

She was singing on the day his life began. He swore that he would never bring her pain or sorrow; her fate could only be joy.

She was crying on the day they died. He vowed revenge against the whole world, and not even death would give him pause.


Materia Junkie

It was for the good of Wutai. Materia were powerful, Shinra's primary advantage in the war. So she collected them however she could. For the good of Wutai.

It wasn't the rush of a bolt spell lancing through her body, or the increased speed and strength. It wasn't the ability to call down the gods to unleash hell on her enemies. It was for Wutai.

But when the time came to hand over the case of orbs to her father, she couldn't. She left again. Because where Cloud went, there was battle. And where there was battle, there was magic.
 
 
 
Breyzy and Yin Girl: Breyzy: my thoughts get lost in the windbreyzyyin on July 24th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
These were really awesome! XD Lolz, admittedly, when I first saw "Yuffie/materia" I laughed...but that was my favorite out of the drabbles, hehe (they were all good though, especially the Fang/Vanille one!). XD Great job! ♥
V: Fang - Goodbye smilevirago_queen on July 24th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And if Yuffie has a canon love interest, it's totally materia. =P That one ended up being one of my favorites, too.
Bri: 12mako_lies on July 27th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
All of these were really nice. Loved the Yuffie and the Julia ones especially. ♥
V: Yuna - Songstressvirago_queen on July 27th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! <3
icicle_streamsicicle_streams on July 27th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, nice job on these (I only read the last three, because I haven't played the other games) It's cool how you can put so much hidden meaning behind such short drabbles. I reckon Summoner's Love, i dunno, it seems kinda too short, not quite full (I'm not completely sure how you'd remedy that, but that's what I felt anyway) I particularly enjoyed Eyes on Me, with the sharp, sudden ending :)
V: Lenne - Introspectionvirago_queen on July 27th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
I wasn't incredibly happy with Summoner's Love - probably because it's been ages since I've played X-2, and I didn't care for Shuyin anyways - so I'm not surprised it feels like that to you. The Julia one, on the other hand, gave me a LOT of trouble, so I'm glad people seem to like it!
DCR: kain heartsdeadcellredux on July 29th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
I skipped the FFXIII because I haven't played it yet-- but these are all beautiful.

I especially love the Julia/Laguna. It kind of made my heart ache. So perfect.
Takochacusha on July 31st, 2011 09:54 am (UTC)
These are awesome. I think my favorite is the Summoner's Love one, though -- that first line is just beautiful.