relationship: nyx ulric/lunafreya nox fleuret summary: nyx cuts a deal with the lucii: his life in exchange for the fulfillment of his promise to see luna safely to altissa. two weeks on the empty road with an army closing in around them as the world falls to pieces he can manage. two weeks with lunafreya, heart open and bloody and hers, well. it’s almost more than he can take. notes: an everybody-lives fix it fic with the roadtrip we deserved, lots of pining, and something in the shape of a happy ending
“Ravus! What are you doing here?”
Her voice is soft, high with shock, and it takes her longer than it ought to mask that. Her brother frowns ever so slightly.
“I’ve come to see you, of course.” He takes a step forward and Nyx shifts with him, coiled spring-tight and ready for a fight.
“That’s far enough.”
“She’s my sister,” the man protests with a frown, almost petulant. Nyx does not move, and Ravus huffs, tone dripping with impatience. “I will not harm her. If I wanted the empire to find you I’d have come with guards, soldiers.” He raises both hands, the universal gesture of surrender. “That I am here on my own is a gesture of my goodwill.”
Nyx snorts. “You’ll forgive me if I don’t trust you.”
Behind him, Lunafreya approaches, steps slow and booming in the narrow silence of the caravan.
“Why have you come, Ravus?” she repeats steadily.
“To speak with you,” he echoes back, impatience fading into something Nyx could almost call earnestness. He doesn’t trust it. “Truly, sister, I wish only to talk.”
“Look, thank you. Thank you. Knowing you, it… it’s been the best part of my life. And the things that… the things we’ve shared together, they have changed me. You’re my family. I love you. I love all of you. Just please… please, don’t make my last moments be spent watching you die. Just run. Save yourselves.”