Okay, have you ever
thought about a Star Wars AU for FFVIII??? How awesome would
Ultimecia as a
powerful Sith Lord – with a red lightsaber of course. (Although she prefers to
use the sheer Force to defeat her opponent.) Squall as a Jedi
Padawan. He fights with a blue lightsaber and is often annoyed by his Jedi
Master during training. Rinoa as the leader
of the small resistance group „Forest Owls“. (Of course! Literally a „rebell
princess“ :D) A little Ewok named Angelo follows her wherever she goes because Rinoa
once saved her. Zell as a technician
whose specialty is repairing broken T-Boards and other hovercrafts. Quistis as a bounty
huntress or an instructor for new members of the Resistance. Irvine and Selphie as
a smuggler couple. Selphie is the pilot of their starship Ragnarok (and when they
get in trouble she loves to just „blow things to smithereens“ :D) and Irvine is
the charming negotiator. Furthermore Irvine owns a bar (he won it through illegal gambling)
in which Selphie works as a musician from time to time (à la Cantina Band
^^). It’s a save place to make deals
with customers and to hide their smuggled goods. Seifer as a former
Jedi Padawan who changed over to the Dark Side and is now Ultimecia’s apprentice. Edea as the former
Senator. The headpiece of her sorceress outfit and her Make-up would fit
perfectly to that role! But now she has resigned and lives a calm life with her
husband Cid. They bought a little secluded house at the shore of one of the many
lakes on Naboo. Adel as an undercover
Sith in the Senate who tries to trick people into voting her as new Senator. Laguna as Squall’s Father
and Jedi Master. He’s a former Pod-Racer but he barely won anything… because
he’s clumsy and actually not good at driving in general. Every time his Podracer
got destoryed during a race, his Moomba friends had to repair it again. But
then Laguna found out that he can use the Force, left Tatooine and became a Jedi. He
spent the only trophy money he ever got to ransom Ellone. Ellone lives with
Laguna and is a wise Jedi historian. She works at the Library of Coruscant and
calmly analyzes past events. Her parents died when she was very young, so she
worked as a slave for Dr. Odine on Tatooine until Laguna took her with him. Raine as a ghost who
accompanies Squall and gives motherly advice. She worked as a florist on Naboo
until she met Laguna. But just a few years after Squall’s birth she unfotunately
died because of a disease. Fujin and Raijin as
generals of military forces. The Shumi as
inhabitants and craftsmen of Hoth who can repair every broken little thing
in their underground village. Kiros and Ward as
Jedi buddies of Laguna and part of the Jedi Councils. Kiros’ lightsaber is
purple, while Ward’s is green. OR: Kiros as the Baron Administrator of Cloud
City and Ward as a Scavenger. And last but not least: NORG AS JABBA THE HUTT!
“I’m so sorry to bother you like
this,” she said, twiddling her thumbs and tapping her feet on the
“Don’t worry,” he said, wearing his
eyes half-lidded for a moment, “It’s not a bother.”
Her features slipped into a frown,
“It’s getting late.”
“Not really, Winter days feel
shorter. Besides, I was already nearby. It’s not an inconvenience.”
The bustling cafe around them was no
distraction to him. She was staring blankly at the table between
them, fidgeting in her seat and barely breathing. His eyes opened a
little more and he couldn’t help but bear his concern.
“Inoue,” his voice was stern, “Is
She exhaled and shifted closer to the
edge of her seat, suddenly looking as if she might flee.
“Please,” he interrupted, “Don’t
change your mind now, if it’s not what you really want. Don’t give me
Her face altered entirely. She looked
at him in astonishment.
And he appeared very proud of himself
as he held her gaze.
“H-h-how did you-” she stuttered,
“Sorry to be harsh,” he jeered, “I
must’ve figured out how to read you at last.”
She flashed a heart-warming smile,
causing a flutter deep in the pit of his belly. But it was brief, and
she was just as quickly solemn once again.
Even he could now feel her spiritual
pressure fluctuating with her nerves.
“Let me help,” he said quickly, “if
there’s a problem.”
Orihime looked into his eyes – which
came with a sense of nostalgia. He’d weakened the intensity a little
since those past instances, but she could still see his determination
and utter willingness to keep her safe.
“If it’s not too much trouble.”
She nodded, unwilling to debate with
either him or herself any longer.
“I got back to my apartment about an
hour ago and I found this,” she pulled a note from her purse and
placed it down in front of him.
He turned his attention to the scrap of
paper, covered in a smudged, black scribble of letters.
“Furukawa-chan three doors down saw
him leave the note,” she said.
Ichigo took a long swig of his coffee,
and inhaled sharply and he placed it back down.
“Your father wants to see you,” he
She nodded again, even more feeble than
“How did he find you?” he asked.
“I’m not sure,” she said with a
pout, “Sora moved us far away from him, and our aunt wouldn’t have
Ichigo picked up his cup again.
“Must’ve tracked you down,” he
“I panicked when I found the note,”
she admitted, “since it seemed like he planned on visiting. I
wasn’t sure what to do – I wanted somebody’s opinion on… how…”
Then he remembered that Tatsuki was
away for the weekend.
“I just don’t know… what I should
do…” she murmured softly, watching the table again.
He crossed his arms and leaned on the
surface in front of him, tapping on the wood with two fingers.
He waited a moment, and then…
“Do you want to see him?”
“Is there any part of you that wants
to see him?”
“Well… I feel that… I could
regret it, one day, if I didn’t take this chance?” she pondered
aloud, “But there’s a much bigger part of me that would rather
“Right…” he said, “I’d probably
feel the same. You don’t really have any fond memories of this guy,
“Few memories at all…” she
sighed, “but no good memories.”
“Do you think, after that, he even
deserves to get to know you?” he let out an entirely unfiltered
question, “He doesn’t deserve any credit for the strong person
She was slightly taken aback.
“Strong?” Orihime mumbled, “Am
His eyes widened slightly and he looked
oddly offended, “Of course. I’m not sure I’d still be around if you
The thought had never really occurred
to her. As much as she’d always wanted to become stronger, she’d once
spent a lot of time and effort convincing herself that she was the
It seemed she was lost in thought
before she heard him place his empty coffee cup back down on the
table once again.
“Take some time to think about it,
maybe,” he said, “Don’t rush your decision if you haven’t already
made up your mind. Is there somewhere you could stay in the meantime?
If you didn’t want to risk having him show up again, that is.”
“I have a key to Tatsuki’s apartment,
Ichigo pulled on his jacket from the
back of his chair, “We both know Tatsuki won’t mind you staying
there, even if we didn’t explain why.”
Her next nod was a little more
sure-footed, as she got out of her chair and slipped into her coat.
“Shall I walk you over there now? It
may not be that late, but it is dark out.”
She waved a hand, “It’s okay. I’m
still feeling a little… freaked out, I think I’ll just take a walk
around town and think about it some more.”
He held to door to the cafe open for
her on their way out, “Would you mind if I stayed with you?”
“Oh, I-! I didn’t want to take up too
much of your time! I only needed-”
“I’d like to see you get there
safely, for peace of mind, I guess.”
He was still at her side as they began
their way down the street.
“If you say so…” she said in
“Let me know if you need me again,
though,” he said after a moment, “If you decide not to see him,
I’ll wait around and tell him next time he comes back.”
“I hadn’t thought about that!” she
gasped, “I’d have to shoo him off my doorstep then…”
“If he gives you any trouble, I’ll
beat his ass…”
“K-Kurosaki-kun!” she stifled a
She was thinking much more about his
words than her dilemma as they wandered side-by-side through the
streets. If she had any strength, she owed it to him – she was
But she had a feeling he wouldn’t let
her deny her growth over the recent few years. And if she was to be
honest with herself, she’d very much like to believe him.
Ayyyyyyyy~ It’s 3am and that means Feels O’clock! Wheeewoooo~ Since I have trouble sleeping I started doodling sketching and decided to make a contribution for Alchemy Falls AU! (My FMA mangas are lying on my shelf, tempting me)