I was going to let this sit for a while before submitting it, but I've already edited it twice and I know that I might not have the time (or memory) to submit it later. And I son't want to miss the deadline
This is for the Ultimate Fanfiction Contest -> [link]
I went with Fire Emblem 7 for my fandom of choice. It's one of the games I love most, and lately have been thinking about again.
My story is set after the game but before the events of Fire Emblem 6; which is why Hector's brother is mentioned as Marquess, not Hector. (7 is the prequel to 6, before somone thinks there might be a typo
) I've always loved Matthew and Leila and it pained me a lot when she died. So, I experimented with Matthew's thoughts after the fact. Also, I liked playing around with the setting contrasting the mood for the main part of the story. In a way, it reflects how Matthew always carried on with a light heart even though he must have been grieving inside.
Matthew was a lot of fun to write and I hope I got him in character; it's been a while.
The quote "After this mission, I was going to ask her to put this life behind her... Waited too long, didn't I? Ha..." from Matthew after Leila's death and *Miyukitty
's drawing Too Little Too Late (bleow) were my main sources of inspiration for this piece. As well as the song Two For Tragedy by Nightwish.
And I realise slightly obscure characters from a slightly obscure fandom is a bit of an odd choice, but it's what turned out best
Sorry for the long description
I hope you enjoy reading this.
Word Count: Roughly 830 words - short for me
Fire Emblem and all characters (C) Nintendo and Intelligent System
This fanfiction (C) Me/*Lyricanna
(Miyukitty referenced above)