Set: Postgame, no good ending
Spoilers: Implied, for the "regular" ending
Prompt: Baralai and Yuna in a romantic relationship. For parron.
Notes: Each story is 100 words. I have always been a big fan of this paring, so any excuse to write about it is more than welcome. ;) "Better" is inspired by an older ficlet of mine, Can't Ask For More.
"Thank you for accepting my invitation." Baralai poured Yuna some wine. "May I ask what changed your mind?"
"To be honest? I've been thinking about you lately."
Surprised into silence by this frank admission, Baralai put down the bottle and stared.
"I'm like Spira." She rose from her chair and made her way to the Praetor's side. "Caught in an endless cycle, spiraling through the past. It's time to find my future." She took his graceful hand. "And I want you in it."
Without any further thought or hesitation he slid his free hand into her hair and kissed her.
Baralai laid gentle hands on Yuna's shoulders as she gazed over the ruins. "I know that I can never be what he was to you."
"Maybe not," she admitted. "He was my first love, after all." She stepped backwards, leaning into his chest for a moment, then turned to meet his eyes with a soft smile. "But I think perhaps you're something better."
And then she pulled him into a kiss so warm that he almost forgot the fierce winds of Gagazet blowing down from the summit. He tightened his arms around her and willed her words to be true.