Birds of a Feather | Bartz and Faris
Faris scuffed her feet on the dirt road. Her daily life was getting busier and busier. Being a Captain had already added to her normal soldier duties. And on top of that the army had been flooded with new arrivals for some strange reason.
She smiled despite all this. Thanks for her recent mission with Zack she had gained a new found appreciation for her life in Oerba. For the first time in a long time, she felt content staying where she was.
In some ways, that was a sort of scary feeling for the pirate who not so long ago clung to her freedom to go wherever she wanted.
It was that lingering itch of fear towards her life’s complacency that drove Faris out of her house that day. She needed to take her mind of things. These days, when she sat around too long she got to thinking and when she got to thinking she started getting freaked out about how settled in she was in Oerba.
So Faris continued walking down the quiet streets of Oerba. She thought about dropping by HQ and seeing if anything was going on for her to get in on. If not she could just train and train to get her mind off things.
She paused as she passed the chocobo stalls. There was a solitary voice coming from inside. It wasn’t that unusual for people to talk to the birds so that wasn’t what gave Faris pause. It was the voice itself… Somehow, it sounded kind of familiar.
After considering the situation briefly, she made up her mind to check it out and opened the door to the stalls abruptly. When she spotted the man inside she pulled up short, realizing that she hadn’t really thought through what to say. It would help if she could place him…
Brown hair, kinda spikey in a way (though not compared to Cloud or Zack). He was really familiar. But she couldn’t place him.
“Er, sorry about barging in,” she began lamely, “just thought I’d drop in and see how the birds were doing.”