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  1. Public Bookmark 8

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    Past meets present in a scene born straight from the Warrior’s most self-indulgent fantasies.

    In which one Warrior is treated to three G’rahas.

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    22 Sep 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 27

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    anamnesis | noun. /anəmˈnēsis, a-ˌnam-ˈnē-ˌsēz/
    the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence.

    “And if this man is my soulmate, it is not because of some mythic, ancestral force that binds me to him,” she whispers, taking G'raha's hand in hers. “I love him because I chose him. And I will choose him, and I will find him—in this life and the next, and the next, and the next.”

    A collection of pieces written for #FFXIVWrite2021. F!WoL/G'raha centric. Different tags and ratings apply to each chapter — see ToC for details.
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    01 Sep 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 16

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    “Sleep is a daunting task,” he confesses quietly, fingertips tracing the silky scales down her back, “when one fears he’s already dreaming.”

    Her breath catches for a moment. This close, he feels it as if it were his own.

    “You fear waking up back in the Tower,” she whispers, the sorrow in her voice like a knife through this chest.

    Or: the "some days later", and what comes before them.
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    26 Aug 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 26

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    Much later, as he looked back and realized he had not fallen in love, but slowly and surely descended into it, he’d be able to point out the smile she offered him that day as the first step down.

    Through (a hundred and) five years apart, G'raha Tia and the Warrior of Light find that happy endings do not come without sacrifice.

    A Crystal Tower and Shadowbringers retelling.

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    16 Aug 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 9

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    his body is very sensitive.

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    26 Jun 2021