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Taejin Mission 015: Breed for Speed / Noctis and Cloud

“What a weird mission.” Noctis muttered under his breath, as he walked along the plains.

This mission really was weird, and for many reasons too. First, the ones who had hired taejin’s army were people from a small normadic tribe from the northwest of Oerba.

Weird.

Second, the reason why they had hired two men from Taejin was for the sake of protecting an egg, a rare chocobo egg of some sort, that for some reason would only be bred once it reached the environmental conditions of Alarsya Gorge.

Very weird.

Noctis was a man used to taking on missions. His missions used to involve killing huge beasts that terrorized Oerba. That, he could do.

But babysitting an egg? Please.

Noctis grumbled, as he reached the designed giving-out point. He was early to it, it seemed. Both the man who was supposed to give him the chocobo egg, and the man who was supposed to be his partner were yet to arrive.

“Huh.”

Noctis sat down and looked up at the starry sky. Bored. 

Friends from the past / @promptotaejin

Noctis was walking around the marketplace, shopping for mission gear and items. He had a new mission he would be doing soon, and he was always ready for such occasions. He had enough money to buy as many potions and phoenix downs and remedies as necessary. He was also looking for gear upgrades and, why not, maybe even some sort of food he could take, since the mission was long and required him to stay out of town for a few days.

As he was shopping however, he noticed something. A young man, not very far from him. He squinted his eyes softly, as he made out the young adult’s face. In a moment, it clicked. He knew this person before.

“Prompto.” Noctis murmured, to himself.

Noctis and Prompto had been friends since young age. Basically they were best buddies. Noctis was weak and easily bullied, so Prompto stood up for him and protected him. Soon they were best friends and spent all time playing around. Prompto also taught Noctis how to defend himself.

However, one day Prompto simply disappeared. He asked the servants of the castle why, but all they told Noctis was that Prompto “was gone, and wouldn’t come back”.

As Noctis grew up, he eventually realized these words meant Prompto was dead. So, he came to terms with the death of his first and only friend. Until, of course, he could see that exact same friend, suddenly appearing before him, as a ghost.

Noctis approached him, tilting his head to the side. “Prompto? Is this really you?”