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25 December 2011 @ 09:50 pm
drabble meme  
Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to all of you enjoying festivities and vacations. I myself am finally, finally off (I was working until noon Friday). Things have been crazy the past few days and I'm exhausted so it's nice to finally have some time off.

I'm hoping to get some good work done on the tail-end of my original, fic but I also want to have a little fanfiction fun on the side. So, if anyone would care to participate here is a little drabble meme.

Drabble meme snitched and tweaked from Tumblr:

1. Give me a character or pairing, from a universe/fandom I know, and you enjoy.

2. I’ll hit ‘shuffle’ in my music collection, and I will write you a drabble based on the song you picked.

3. If the song is horrible, or I can’t work with it, I’ll hit Shuffle again - but that’s a last-ditch caveat. I will do my best to make something with every song. No matter how absurd.
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wolfraven80: FE:TSS - S/E Staywolfraven80 on January 9th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Song: Angels by Owl City
You asked before about my story and now that I finally managed to throw together a summary here (I find them really hard to write) I'll answer that post on my other entry and leave this one for the FE drabble.

I don't know why, but my player picked another Owl City song, which, considering how much music I have is really odd, but in any case, here it is...

Angels– Owl City

Through the glass in my bedroom window
In the bushes far below
I thought I saw an unfamiliar shadow
Among the ones I so clearly know

I've been sleeping with the night light unplugged
With a note on the rocking chair
That says, "I'm dreaming of the life I once loved,
So wake me if you're out there."

Living close to the ground
Is seventh Heaven cuz there are angels all around
Among my frivolous thoughts
I believe there are beautiful things seen by the astronauts
Wake me if you're out there


When Amelia pushed back the flap to Neimi's tent, she found her friend sitting cross-legged on the floor, twisting small blue flowers into pliant branches, and shaping them into a wreathe. "Are those... forget-me-nots?"

Neimi smiled up at her and nodded. "Mm-hmm. I managed to gather some this evening after we made camp." As Neimi continued to weave, Amelia took a seat next to her, leaning her head on her knees and wrapping her arms around her shins. "I haven't seen them in days and I was worried I wouldn't find any in time."

Amelia tilted her head. "In time for what?"

Neimi's hands faltered and she looked up. "For Souls' Night. Don't they celebrate it in Grado?"

Puzzled, Amelia shook her head. "No, I don't think so. What is it?"

"Oh..." Neimi dropped her gaze and her eyes were brimming with tears as she looked at the half-finished wreathe in her hands. "We always did in my village–and in most of Renais too, I think. It's..." She paused to wipe her eyes. "You make a wreath and set it on your door as an invitation to the souls of the people you know who've passed.

"An... invitation?"

Neimi nodded. "For them to visit your home on Souls' Night." She glanced around at the tent she shared with another young archer, her brow furrowed and her lower lip trembling. "I hope a tent counts."

Amelia offered her a smile. "I'm sure it does. So you're hoping your family will come and visit you?"

Wiping her eyes again, Neimi nodded.

Reaching out, Amelia picked up one of the branches of five-petalled blue flowers and twirled it between her fingers. "That sounds really nice. Do you think I could... help you with your wreathe?"

And once again Neimi's eyes filled with tears even as she began to smile.
aquatic_lilyaquatic_lily on January 15th, 2012 10:29 am (UTC)
Re: Song: Angels by Owl City
Sorry about the late reply. First of all, thank you very much for the summary and the drabble! :D Your original fiction idea does sound interesting, I hope it goes well for you.

I like the drabble a lot. It's exactly the sort of sweet scene that I imagined Amelia and Neimi having. Your inspiration probably in part came from their support conversations, right? Anyway, the concept of Souls Day is a nice idea, it actually reminds me of a festival where people believe the spirits of their ancestors visit them on a certain day. The characterisation is good, as Amelia is the sort of person who would want to help Neimi with the wreath and Neimi would cry a lot. My favourite line, I think, would have to be 'Neimi's eyes filled with tears even as she began to smile'

Hmm....Owl City seems to want to take over this meme, maybe the members are all secret FE fans too? Either that or your Ipod has a life of its own...D: 'psycho music'