4 Works in Thancred Waters/Original Female Character(s)
Fandoms: Final Fantasy XIV, final fantasy 14 - Fandom
19 Sep 2019
For FFXIV Write 2019.
Prompt listed as each chapter name. Centered around my Warrior of Light/Warrior of Darkness, Phaedra Mero.
Not in chronological order.
Prompt #19: Radiant
“You’re looking very happy.” He lifted one of her hands from where she was holding her knees and kissed her knuckles. Phaedra chuckled and rant that same hand back through his hair. He leaned closer, perching his chin on her knee.
“I am happy.” Phaedra remarked, releasing a slow breath.
“Mhm?” Thancred ran his fingers up and down her bare shin.
“Vauthry is gone. Emet-Selch is gone. The Sin Eaters are gone. G’ra-- The Crystal Exarch is back where he belongs... We stopped the Rejoining... There’s day and night back in Norvrandt...” Phaedra listed each item on her fingers, “there are so many reasons to be happy.”
“I agree.” He peered out through the window. The sun was a little further up now, the pale pinks of the morning sky giving way to oranges and soft, warming yellow rays. “I didn’t realise how much I missed the sunrise.” He said, chuckling to himself. “Being here so long, I became accustomed to the constant light... It’s... gratifying to see the sun set and rise again.”
[Beware, there be spoilers!]
Eirina sighed against his lips and pulled back, hand falling to join the other around his waist as she peered at his chest, suddenly finding it interesting. She took a breath and opened her mouth.
“I do believe we can wait for a better time to talk about this change between us, however…” She paused and closed her eyes, smile blooming on her face. She opened her eyes and peered back up at him. The tender look he returned bolstered her and made her smile wider.
“Whatever comes next, we face together.”
Thancred and the Warrior of Light have a private reunion.
Before she can register what is happening, he crosses towards her in a few short strides and his mouth is on hers. She melts into him without hesitation, lifting her arms to burying her hands in his unkempt hair; sweeping it away from his face, deepening the kiss and standing on her toes so he doesn’t have to strain so much. Thancred cradles her face just beneath her horns, stroking her skin and scales with a touch that is practiced but also hesitant. His breath shakes when he breaks away for a moment, adjusts the angle of his mouth and kisses her again.
They both know their friendship will never be the same after this.
Neither of them care.
"I don’t know how it is you are so familiar to me- or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before- in another time, a different place- some other existence."
- Lang Leav
The above work is not only a perfect summary for this installment of the series, but of Alex and Aymeric’s feelings towards each other earlier in their relationship.
Ab Initio -"from the beginning" in Latin.
For those of you who have read Secrets, please keep in mind that this part of the series begins about 5 or so years before Secrets begins so some relationships will be a bit different in this.
- Part 2 of The Story of Us