3 Works in Aloy & Teb (Horizon: Zero Dawn)
The battle with HADES has ended and Aloy has settled into a new life in Meridian. As she works to untangle the mess that is Gaia, she travels between tribes strengthening their bonds with one another, while simultaneously taking time to strength her own bond with a certain Vangaurd.
She's finding her footing, but without warning that footing falls away as a piece of her past she thought was gone forever suddenly... isn't.
- Part 1 of Living Secrets
This story takes place immediately after the Battle of the Spire.
Aloy still does not feel free, she feels that this is only the beginning of a long road and is going through a period of doubt. Who is she really? Once she has successfully restored GAIA, what will her life be like?
How to project yourself into the future when you can't find your place?
Fandoms: Horizon: Zero Dawn (Video Game)
05 Dec 2020
(a re-write of Silence)
Aloy had been suffering. She'd been suffering ever since the Proving, but... she only noticed it after the war between HADES and her was over. And now, there were nightmares, flashbacks, and severe distrust in everything. There was nowhere she felt safe, nobody she truly trusted.
The only thing that she could trust was silence.
At least, until she repaired GAIA.
Because then there was someone to talk to. Someone who would understand that the world of the Old Ones wasn't tainted. Someone who would listen because they wanted to and not because she was the Anointed or because she'd saved them in the past.
But the comfort gained was still so small compared to the monumental trauma she had experienced.