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FFVIII/Destroyer: A Shadow Is Cast [Mar. 10th, 2007|06:15 pm]
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Title: A Shadow Is Cast
Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
Theme: Destroyer
Characters/Pairings: Rinoa
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100

"It's just a painting," her father remarks, frowning when Rinoa grips to his coat.

It isn't, but Rinoa says nothing. On the canvas, a woman dressed in crimson strides across a burning city, magic sparkling in the tips of her fingers. Her face remains obscure in the shadows of her mask, but Rinoa knows she's smiling.

Crack of the flames and hush of crumbling buildings make a lovely symphony of their own, but it's the screams of the worms that make her tremble in delight.

Rinoa closes her eyes, but the heat of the fire doesn't fade from her cheeks.
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From: kimouski
2007-03-10 05:35 pm (UTC)
I knew it. She's always been evil. Evil in bike shorts, that's Rinoa.
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[User Picture]From: bofoddity
2007-03-10 06:09 pm (UTC)
But.. fire pretty!
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From: kimouski
2007-03-10 06:10 pm (UTC)
Burn prettily, Rinoa. Burn!
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[User Picture]From: justira
2007-03-14 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love seeing speculation on yonger Rinoa manifesting signs of being a descendant of sorceresses. You get major kudos for hitting the sweet 100-word count exactly, and I adore the small moment you capture here. I love Rinoa's insight and the contained, powerful imagery you use, and I really like the last line. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: bofoddity
2007-03-14 09:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was afraid I went a little over the top with the imagery, so I'm happy that it worked for you!
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[User Picture]From: heyheyrenay
2007-03-18 12:09 pm (UTC)
This is very lovely and I enjoyed it a lot! Thank you for sharing it.
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[User Picture]From: bofoddity
2007-03-18 12:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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[User Picture]From: thebaconfat
2007-06-25 08:35 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful. The imagery is fantastic, and that last line leaves such an impression.
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[User Picture]From: bofoddity
2007-06-26 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Making the imagery work was the hardest thing for me, so I'm glad that it works for you.
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[User Picture]From: irish_ais
2007-07-06 02:09 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic. I love all the emotion and younger Rinoa's terror. Beautiful work.
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[User Picture]From: bofoddity
2007-07-06 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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