?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Alphabet fic - S is for Solid

Title: Nightmares
Fandom: FFX-2
Rating: PG-13 (for mentions of violence)
Wordcount: 100
Pairings: Paine/Nooj
Spoilers: For Nooj's story
Notes: Written for the Alphabet fic meme (which is still almost wide open), to lassarina's prompt, which was "S: Solid, Paine/Nooj". The first true drabble I've written in a long time. I always forget what a satisfying challenge it can be to write to a strict word count. Also the first P/N story I've finished in awhile. It's always nice to get back to them.


Sometimes Nooj startles himself awake, unable to remember which nightmare became his reality. Is he a Crusader, futilely wielding his sword against Sin? A leader, inciting a frenzy about to explode into civil war? A prisoner, helplessly watching as Shuyin pulls the trigger and laughs?

Or perhaps it's only his mind refusing to accept a body severed in half and a beach soaked in blood.

But then he feels the weight of Paine in the bed, her breathing an anchor to life. Clasping her close, he shuts his eyes and wills the nightmare to pass so the dream can begin.

Tags:

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
lassarina
Nov. 6th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)


♥ ♥ ♥

I love the play on dream/nightmare that's so inherent to Spira, and eeeeeee. Yes.

Thank you!
owlmoose
Nov. 9th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
:) Glad you enjoyed it!

I probably shouldn't admit this ;) but that connection wasn't intentional; however, the importances of dreams in Spira is enough that it certainly could have been subconscious!
auronlu
Nov. 7th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Also breathing. It's another FFX metaphor for hope.

cum spiro, spero seems especially apt for this lovely little vignette.
owlmoose
Nov. 9th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
*googles Latin* Ooh, yes, indeed. :)

Thanks!!
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

April 2017
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner