|kunenk (kunenk) wrote in areyougame,|
@ 2010-07-03 23:04:00
|Current music:||The Wind's Yearning- Chrono Trigger|
|Entry tags:||*chrono trigger, author: kunenk|
Settling, Chrono Trigger (Marle, Chrono, Lucca)
Word count: 382
Prompt: Chrono Trigger, Crono & or / Marle & or / Lucca: aftermath - 'Trusting in the future without time travel'.
Summary: The morning after the Moonlight Parade.
A/N: Not quite the original idea I'd had for this, which I want to get back to sometime. Exciting! \o/
Marle woke up, and her first thought was that this- this was some of the best sleep she’d had in a long time. Almost the best she could remember having had back home, before starting out on- on the best adventure of her life.
She clenched her hand in the bedsheets. She wasn’t sure that she’d wanted it to end- but the Epoch had broken apart when they’d pushed through Lavos’ rain of destruction, and the Gates were closed. And it was the best outcome they could’ve hoped for- all of them had survived, even Magus. Schala had to be out there, too- Marle wasn’t oblivious enough to not pick up on what was giving Magus hope, even if he’d been trying not to give any cues himself. It bothered her that she wouldn’t get to find out for herself, but- that wasn’t strictly true, was it?
She swung herself out of bed, reaching for the pendant on her bed stand, and went to get herself ready to go out for the day. Her father gave her a look when she came in to tell him, but took her hands and kissed her on the forehead. “Try not to get into trouble, please,” he said, standing back and looking at her, with a smile on his face.
Marle stood there for a moment, then, on impulse, threw her arms around her father to hug him. “I won’t try to get into it,” she said, which was almost the same thing, and it was strange to look at him smiling and smile back, when they hadn’t done that in so long.
“I’m sure you will,” he said, if a trifle dryly, and his thumb stroked over hers before he let her hands go.
There was nothing in the forest that bothered her on the way through to Truce, which she was almost disappointed by. Maybe the monsters had figured out that they didn’t want to bother her, or maybe they’d settled down. It meant that she was through more quickly than she would’ve been, though, and seeing that Crono and Lucca had been on their way to see her- Crono being berated for a worse case of bed hair than usual- made her grin all the harder, and she broke into a run.