What's the story behind Ignis acquiring Ulric's Kukris? Maybe Nyx left instructions that upon his death his daggers are to be delivered to one Ignis Stupeo Scientia. And as soon as Ignis comes into possession of his lover's weapons, he's immediately aware of Nyx's passing. Although no-one's hip to Ignis' and Nyx's relationship, Gladio certainly knows what's up. He's the one who brought them together. And he'll be their to pick up the pieces of Ignis' shattered heart.
(This is on the “newest” half of the entries in my inbox, but I couldn’t resist, have mercy on me.)
Ah, yes, the story of Nyx Ulric, the Kukris, Gladiolus Amicitia, and Ignis Scientia.
It started as a joke, you know? Only a way for a young eighteen year old Gladio to annoy a seventeen year old Ignis Scientia, who only had one year training for Crownsguard so far, and who once admitted in a casual conversation with his best friend the Shield-to-be that his biggest inspiration was “possibly” the Glaive known as The Hero. Ignis had commented that as a way to hurt (in a harmless and playful way) his cocky best friend by letting him know Gladio wasn’t his biggest inspiration (though he was, at the same levels than Nyx, though in a very different way), but he wasn’t lying.
A bit too much into it, Ignis accidentally talked about the things and reasons why he looks up to Nyx Ulric so much. Gladio noticed his friend got a bit carried away, which is unusual but very gratifying to see in Ignis Scientia. However, instead of getting serious about it, and in what seemed like a joke but hid more subtext than Ignis realized for a couple years more, Gladio started teasing him about “having a crush on Nyx”, bombarded him with questions of “how handsome do you think Nyx is”, “have you seen your hero today?” and some other things to tease him.
At some point, while training with Gladio in the same room than a few other couple Glaives, the Hero himself included, Gladio started teasing his friend on the matter.
“You’re doing particularly good today, Iggy. Trying to impress someone?”
“It’s called ‘improving’, Gladio, and it has nothing to do with impressing-”
“I think he’s looking our way.”
“I am not going to fall for such a stupid little-”
“I lied. He’s not looking. But he should. I mean, you’re doing really good. Say, what do you think I call him?”
“Besides, he’d be very happy to know that he’s a hero to you too, just in a very particular way.”
“Don’t you dare-”
“But I know you’re shy and won’t tell him. But don’t worry, that’s why you’ve got me. I’ll tell him for you.”
“Gladiolus, you can’t be-”
Ignis glared at him.
“Hey, Ulric! My friend here, Ignis, says that you’re his hero too-!”
Nyx heard very well, but he was a bit confused; he didn’t get close to talk with them and wasn’t sure if he should have thanked them, because while the young Amicitia was telling him this from across the training hall, his friend, who had been complaining to him the entire time, suddenly jumped on him and started trying to furiously beat him up, while burning red in the face. Gladiolus was laughing and fighting him back. Crowe had nudged at him and made wriggly eyebrows, but Nyx was not sure he was catching what was happening.
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