Your Bones - Of Monsters and Men
“Troubled spirits on my chest / Where they laid to rest. / The birds all left, my tall friend, / As your body hit the sand. […] Said goodbye to you, my friend, / As the fire spread. / All that’s left are your bones / That will soon sink like stones.”
So, I’m thinking this is a really angsty Tripskye AU takes place in a medieval/fantasy-ish type setting, where magic, while uncommon, shapes the fates of the people and the land. Skye and Trip are two best friends wandering, taking jobs as they come, as Skye searches for her parents - for a birthright that’s been promised to her in a vague prophecy. While Trip comes from a totally different background than the roguish Skye, he fell in love and has never looked back since he left his stable, aristocratic home to join in on her adventures. Though Skye’s affections are never clear, he loves her beyond measure.
Finally, a clairvoyant by the name of Raina promises to help Skye receive her birthright, though she warns that the price to be paid is terrible. Trip cautions Skye against it going to the caves where Raina promised she could find the answers to her questions. After defeating the evil in the caves, Skye is bestowed with great power, the ability to tap into the vibrations of all things around her.
As news of her great power spreads, leaders from all nearby lands send in armies. When their armies are defeated, one lord sends in an assassin to kill Skye while she sleeps. Trip wakes up in time to save her, but is fatally stabbed. Skye wakes up to see his body falling slant-wise, dead, to the ground. Driven mad by his death, knowing she’ll never be able to tell him how she truly felt, Skye now wanders the lands, wreaking revenge on those that wronged them, seeking an old one-eyed warlock by the name of Nick Fury, who it has been rumored can bring the dead back.
(I’m really sorry this got away from me; and I’m really sorry if you wanted something happy and I just unleashed this angst on you. Also, yeah I know it’s cliche but I couldn’t help it!)
Thank you for the songbird asks! <3