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Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 11: "Her Favorite Color Is Death"
Final Fantasy X
Characters: Auron, Isaaru, Luzzu, Elma, Lucil, Maroda, Pacce
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2200
Summary: SHIT GETS REAL.
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The Story So Far: Summoner Isaaru, Auron and Maester Lucil are racing to save the temple fayth from Sin's destruction. In support of that mission, the Crusaders of Djose must once again take a stand against their old foe.

I want to show you the bouquet I've picked out for an old friend. It's just her color.



Luzzu's jest was salt for an old wound. Auron's time with Lulu had been brief, too occupied by their pilgrimage to permit much idle conversation, in which neither saw much point. Whereas her friends from Besaid had shared years of her life he had never known. Still, he had seen her in battle enough to know that Luzzu was right: lightning was her favorite color.

Lightning was fine, but Auron could do without the rain. The slow drip from his white forelock was growing maddening. How long must this charade continue?

It had taken the work-crews half a day to extricate the statue from the temple cloisters. Auron had kept Luzzu busy, suffering himself to be led in a meticulous inspection of Djose's defenses. The day had been a blur of names, introductions, handshakes, until the unexpected arrival of a maester had put his tour on hold.

Lucil must have emptied every storehouse in Luca, bringing her troops an entire cartload of armor, swords and medical provisions as "gifts of Yevon." Their hurried distribution threw the ordered frenzy of battle preparations into chaos. During the confusion, Elma's team trundled the covered statue into the back of the wagon without anyone noticing. It was neatly done, Auron had to admit. Now if only the engineers did not forget their oaths of silence.

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Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 8: "Best-Laid Plans"
Final Fantasy X
Characters: Isaaru, Maroda, Auron, Pacce, Lucil/Elma
Rating: G
Word Count: 2500
Summary: Planning the next Operation Mi'ihen. Is this a good idea?
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The Story So Far: Thirteen years after Yuna falls defeating Sin, Isaaru sets the mantle of maester aside to resume his pilgrimage with his brothers. Teaming up with Auron in Besaid, they discover a pattern to Sin's attacks: it seems to be targeting temples. They meet Maester Lucil at Luca Stadium to report their findings.


Sin and an old friend...

The carnival ambiance of the blitzball tournament ebbed and flowed around Isaaru and his companions like another world pinned by pyreflies to a gigantic sphere. Fans cheered for their favorite players, bickered over team loyalties, lived and died with every goal. In the maesters' box, all was still.

Isaaru had been uncharacteristically stark, blunt, and brief as he narrated the bare bones of their journey. Now he and Lucil sat between two worlds, surrounded by a sea of noise. Clapping when the crowd roared, feigning interest in a match that no one but Pacce actually watched, they waited for the final moments of a Bevelle upset ("That's one for the history books, folks!") to play out so they could slip away to ponder the fate of the world.

As soon as the buzzer sounded, Isaaru and Lucil retired to a VIP suite below the maester's dais. The chamber was as dark as a Cloister of Trials, despite a few skylights. Luxurious furniture and refreshments could not disguise the fact that it had been built into the stadium's walls as a fortified retreat against attack— from Sin, or from an angry mob, to judge by its defenses. Years ago, Lucil had commanded the removal of the machina weapons embedded in the heavy doors leading out to the stadium, but the peepholes of gunsights and the stripped mountings on the doors' inner faces were a sober reminder of what Yevon could be.

Isaaru settled into a high-backed chair, his guardians forming a triangle around him. Elma helped Lucil into the seat across from him. The maester in charge of Yevon's military concealed her infirmity in public, but a chocobo accident had left her partially paralyzed. Her aide was no longer a starry-eyed cadet, but a seasoned officer with a scar half-hidden under short dark hair and a complexion weathered by years of riding.

Elma gave orders to the sentries outside and shut the doors. "There. No one's going to disturb us for anything short of a Sin sighting. The next match is in forty-five minutes, if you mean to keep up appearances."

"Thank you, Commander," Isaaru said, forgetting that he was no longer the senior official in the room.

"Djose, then." Lucil steepled her hands in her lap, expression grave. "Elma. Provide Summoner Isaaru and his party with mounts and escort them to Djose. Send couriers ahead to Mushroom Rock Lodge, advising the captain to begin battle preparations and await your arrival. We will need his ground forces as well for this operation."

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Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 46: Points of Departure
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Characters:Auron/Lulu, Isaaru, Pacce, Zuke, Cid, and...about half of Spira, okay?
Rating:
PG.
Word Count: 3900
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Our Story So Far: Yu Yevon has been defeated, and Sin's fayth is free at last. Summoner Isaaru, Sir Auron, friends and allies return in battered triumph to Bevelle aboard an Al Bhed airship.

Chapter 46: Points of Departure )

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Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 46: Departures
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Characters:Auron/Lulu, Isaaru, Pacce, Zuke, Cid, and...about half of Spira, okay?
Rating:
PG.
Word Count: 3900
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Our Story So Far: Yu Yevon has been defeated, and Sin's fayth is free at last. Summoner Isaaru, Sir Auron, friends and allies return in battered triumph to Bevelle aboard an Al Bhed airship.

Chapter 46: Departures )

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Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 44: "Chrysalis"
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Characters:Auron/Lulu, Lucil, Nooj, Paine, Baralai, Wakka, Rikku
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4200
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Our Story So Far: Against all odds, Auron, Isaaru and their allies have not only defeated Sin, but delivered its fayth from Yu Yevon's bonds. And what now? Friends and comrades regroup on Brother's airship.

Chapter 44: Chrysalis )

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Here's a batch of Djose Knights drabbles going back to last October that I never mentioned on my own LJ. These are actually tribbles, since [livejournal.com profile] ff_yuri_drabble allows 100, 200, 300, 400, or 500 word counts.

"Homecoming," NC-17, Elma/Lucil, prompt: "Lightning"
(I mentioned this one in a discussion of the comments)

"Time Lapse," R, Elma/Lucil, prompt: "Slow"

"Off the Record," NC-17, Elma/Lucil, prompt: transformation

(New) "Anniversary," PG-13, Elma/Lucil, prompt: water

Someday I need to stop drabbling and write the story I'd always meant to write for them, starting before Operation Mi'ihen and ending after X-2. I keep sneaking it into drabbles, so I'm not sure there's enough left to write.

All my Elma/Lucil stuff is archived on AO3 in the Djose Knights series.
auronlu: (Lucil Elma)
Finally got around to finishing the coloring on this sketch. A little messy, but not too bad, considering how little artwork I've done in the last 10 years.

Embedding may be wonky. Here's the link.

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Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 37: "The Summons"
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Characters: Auron, Isaaru, Gippal, Paine, Nooj, Baralai, Bahamut
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2500
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Our Story So Far: This is it! Spira's defenders gather for an epic showdown. Lulu has received her invitation as the Guest of Honor. Auron is waiting for her. Old lovers will soon be reunited -- as adversaries on the field of battle!

Chapter 37: The Summons )

auronlu: (elma)
Mini-backstory for LHAD.

Final Fantasy X
Title: Change of Habit
Lucil/Elma
Rating: G
Word Count: 400

(Called to Serve)
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Maester Lucil

Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 35: The Council of Yevon
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Characters: Auron, Isaaru, Pacce, Lucil, Baralai, Shelinda, Cid, Rikku, Elma, Nooj, Paine
Rating: PG-13 (Language)
Word Count: 3900
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Our Story So Far: Sin has destroyed most of the temples and their fayth, putting Isaaru's pilgrimage in jeopardy. The maesters convene an emergency meeting to plan a radical new strategy for fighting Sin.

Chapter 35: The Council of Yevon )

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FFX "Fresh Face" (Lucil/Elma) (G) Posted on [livejournal.com profile] ff_yuri_drabble

Fandom: FFX
Pairing/Characters: Elma/Lucil (pre)
Title: Fresh Face
Prompt: Red
Word count: 300
Rating: G

"It wasn't against Crusader regulations..."
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Father Zuke

Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 34: "Yuna's Cloister"
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Characters: Auron, Isaaru, Paine, Nooj, Pacce, Elma
Rating: PG-13 (Language)
Word Count: 3000
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Map of Pilgrimage - Links to All Chapters Our Story So Far: Bevelle palace is in ruins and one of Isaaru's guardians is dead, thanks to a vengeful ghost. Now the survivors of the battle with Shuyin regroup at a house of healing.

Chapter 34: Yuna's Cloister )

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Someone finally did it: a Japanese playthrough of the original game synched to the English-language version, so the game's English subtitles go with the Japanese voices.

Of course in some places the translation is inaccurate (the biggest one being Yuna's "I love you" in the English and "arigato" in the Japanese), but at least now it's possible to watch the story with the original voices.

Here's the aftermath of Operation Mi'ihen, with the usual suspects plus Kinoc, Seymour, and the Chocobo Knights.


Lucil's voice = hawt. And Elma reminds me of Utena! Poor Elma; I want to strangle her American VA every play-through.

Links to all videos, posted by one Xoa : (1 was just the credits before you start a new game; since it's the same I've skipped it)

2- Listen to My Story/Intro
3- Zanarkand through tournament FMV
4- Zanarkand: "Auron, what are you doing here?" through "This Is It" FMV
5- Tidus at Baaj Ruins
6- Rikku arrives, Tidus' stay with Al Bhed (Hey, Rikku says "Sorry" in English!)
7- Rikku and Tidus discuss Sin; T. washed overboard; meeting Wakka on beach
8- Besaid from beach to village (Luzzu and Gatta)
9- Besaid - Tidus' flashback to Mom & childhood; meeting Yuna, Lulu; summoning Valefor
10- Besaid: evening w/Yuna; Lulu's Contempt; leaving village
11- leaving Besaid
12- Ferry- horsing around, Sin's attack
13- Battle with Sin at sea; arriving at Kilika
14- Kilika - The Sending; into jungle (including battle chatter)
15- Kilika - Ochu; Ohalland's stairs; Lulu bawling out Wakka; Luca Goers
16- Kilika Temple; Dona; ferry to Luca; O'aka
17- Ferry; Lulu and Wakka's strategy meeting; Jecht shot; arrival in Luca
18- Luca - Seymour and Mika grand entrance; Searching for Auron
19- Luca - Biran and Yenke; Yuna kidnapped
20- Luca - Reunited with Yuna; Tournament thru halftime
21- Luca - end of tournament; attack on stadium
22- Luca - Tidus and Auron on docks; laughing scene
23- Highroad - Maechen; Lucil & Elma; Belgemine; Luzzu & Gatta (Belgemine very different!)
24- Highroad - Shelinda; Sunset at Agency
25- Agency - Rin; Chocobo Eater; Seymour at checkpoint (Seymour MUCH more charismatic)
26- Mushroom Rock Road - Seymour's pep talk to Crusaders; Clasko; O'aka; Lucil; Luzzu and Wakka
27- Operation Mi'hen HQ; first half of operation
28- Operation Mi'hen - Seymour vs. ugly caterpillar; Tidus on beach
29 -Mi'ihen aftermath; Seymour talks up Yuna; Kimahri speaks; heading for Djose Temple
30 - Djose Temple - Isaaru and brothers, Dona and Barthello thru "Once Lady Yuna fixes her hair..." scene

That's as far as it goes for now.
 
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Lucil
Title: Love Her and Despair
Chapter 10: "Best-Laid Plans"
Final Fantasy X
Characters: Isaaru, Maroda, Auron, Pacce, Lucil/Elma
Rating: G
Word Count: 1300
Summary: Planning the next Operation Mi'ihen. Is this a good idea?
Previous Chapter | Next Chapter
Map of Pilgrimage - Links to All Chapters

The Story So Far: Thirteen years after Yuna falls defeating Sin, Isaaru sets the mantle of maester aside to resume his pilgrimage with his brothers. Teaming up with Auron in Besaid, they discover a pattern to Sin's attacks: it seems to be targeting temples and destroying their fayth statues. They meet Maester Lucil at Luca Stadium to report their findings.

Chapter 10: Best-Laid Plans )

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