It’s late and I can’t sleep so I’ll tell you all more of the stories that I have in my head that I’ll never get around to drawing.
I have a headcanon that, since Shadow has never really had a place to call home other than when he was on Space Colony ARK with Maria, he never really settles down anywhere for too long. When he finally returns to Mobius after his travels, he eventually gets a small studio apartment but never fills it with furniture or knick knacks or photos or anything. It’s pretty much an empty apartment with maybe a bed and a fridge and that’s about it.
It isn’t until after he meets Aurora and their relationship really develops that he starts to see her as his “home” and starts to kind of toy with the idea of staying rooted somewhere. So eventually, he buys some random thing (maybe it’s a really weird painting, or some really obscure sculpture or something) to put in his apartment. Aurora thinks it’s the ugliest piece of decor ever, but the fact that Shadow has consciously made an effort to make his place seem like home is a huge step that warms her heart and she makes sure he never gets rid of it.
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Spent too long on this but I’ve been on the Japanese side of FFXIV tumblr and I’ve seen a lot of “whats in the bag” memes so I wanted to make for Aina. This by no means accounts for my inventory this is just the stuff Aina would bring with her on a journey. Lots of snacks from home…lots of sweets but Aolyr made her pack some more practical foods. Her puppy, night clothes, her favorite books for writing notes. Some shards and money. And most importantly mementos from her journey. Photos, knick knacks, cards for those quiet nights at the inn. n n Aina in a nutshell.
Note: Aina would never leave with anything more than a book and the clothes on her back…shes not a very practical packer.
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