Fic: Foresight (Vax, Vex, ensemble)
In his memory, Vax is forever locked in a moment (in a moment in a moment).
Major spoilers for episode 102.
In his memory, Byroden is forever locked in springtime.
Warm light glints off sun-dappled leaves, distracting the eye from even the most vivid of wildflowers that pitch and sway with the wind-blown grasses. He’s young, sitting in the dirt and watching his sister methodically pull up strands of grass and release them into the wind to flutter and flicker away. He’s thinking about Jerren, the kindly old man next door who’d died last week. He’s thinking about his mother leaning in close with tears in her eyes and saying, “I’m so sorry, but he’s not coming back,” he’s thinking about what it means to end and to make other people feel sorry, he’s thinking about what it means to go and not come back.
“I never want this to end,” he says.
Vex just looks at him, pulling up another handful of grass. “I’m getting hungry. We gotta go in sometime.”
“I mean, I’m gonna remember this when I’m two hundred years old,” Vax says. “This day, today. The way the sun looks and the grass looks and the sky looks.”
She grins. “You’ll definitely forget.”