Fandom: Fire Emblem Fates
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: Temporary Character Death, Mild Violence
Relationships: Xanlow (Xander/Laslow), various background relationships
Characters: Xander, Laslow, Odin, various other members of the Nohrian royalty with cameos by Ryoma and Saizo
Additional Tags: Mild Canon Divergence, Grief, Revelations Route, Near Future, Post-Canon, Character Study
Summary: Xander does not realize the depths of his feelings for Laslow until it is too late.
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“If, after the war, I were to go somewhere. Somewhere far away… If you never saw me again… Would you be angry? Would you be able to forgive me for abandoning you?”
“…Yes. I would.”
Xander had never expected Laslow to stay with him forever, had been prepared to lose him someday.
“It is not your company I require. Only that you continue to draw breath. I just want you to ensure you live. Whatever your true name or appearance.”
What he had not prepared for was losing Laslow, not to a happy life in another world, but to a lonely death of the fields of battle.