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23 January 2007 @ 02:25 pm
(15 pairings) theme #12: love/hate relationship  
Title: futile
Pairing: Kain/Rosa
Rating: G
Word Count: 179
Disclaimer: No part of FFIV belongs to me. All hail Squaresoft.
Note: I've taken the liberty of redefining love/hate relationship for the purpose of this fic. My application of it is more like highly polarised unrequited love. Nobody shoot me.

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The two of you have been left alone. You have not touched her. She is weeping again, quietly, so that she will not be heard and mocked. You stand in the corner, watching her. She does not look at you. For that, you are glad. Whenever she does look at you, her eyes stab you with reproach.

She trusted you because he trusted you. In betraying him, you betrayed her, and though the one seemed unavoidable, the other... the other, you would give anything to change.

She is not yours, though you keep her.

She will never be yours, however long you hold her.

Any chance you thought you might have is gone now, without question, and though you love her enough that having her this way is better than seeing her with another, you do not love her enough to release her. Not now. Not while you have yet to gain the trust of the one whom your actions serve.

She will never understand why you have done what you have. You will never be able to explain.
salarta on January 25th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
I feel a little better knowing how you feel about the characters. :) Maybe it depends on where I look? Most of the negative comments I found were through a Google search, uncovered on forums, but people on LJ have been pretty open-minded.

I can see where you come from on her being more fun to draw. She IS unique in design and traits, and people get more interested in what stands out. Most of the argument people use about Rosa being weak is how you need to cure her Desert Fever and how you have to get her back after she's kidnapped, they usually only pay attention to those moments and never think about the gaps of the game or look at scenes from a different angle. There's also one rant I found someone (under the Rydia pseudonym) made about Rosa, but the entire purpose of that site is to have ridiculous rants about characters, so I don't count that one as actual badmouthing toward her.

If nothing else, I'll at LEAST take a glance at the story. Whoever becomes the character of focus, I expect it to turn out great! :)
chibifrieza: rydia - oekakichibifrieza on January 25th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! ^_^ I'm glad you stopped by. I've really been enjoying this.
salarta on January 26th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
I've never heard anyone say THAT to me before outright, about simple conversation, so thanks I guess. :) I've enjoyed talking to you too.
chibifrieza: rydia - oekakichibifrieza on January 26th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Well, you're welcome. Usually when people comment on stuff here, it's either people I'm already friends with, or strangers with whom I can exchange a comment or two, but that's mainly it. It's nice when there can be a whole conversation with a complete stranger. ^_^