Final Fantasy 10
Warnings: Rated R for later chapters.
Pairing: Tidus/Lulu, maybe others later I haven't thought that far ahead.
Disclaimers: Characters and places from the game mentioned in my story are from FFX belonging to Squaresoft not me. So don't sue me cause I have no money!
Setting: Near the start of Final Fantasy 10. The gang has just left Besaid Island and is boarding the ship, S.S.Liki heading for Kilka Island.
Author Quick Note: It would really be better if you've played FFX and know the game, it would help you understand my story better. Enjoy!
Tidus took a deep breath and grin contentedly at the young and beautiful summoner as she proceeded to the S.S. Liki heading for Kilka Island. There was something about her that always made him want to smile but he just wasn't sure what it was yet.
There was a small crowd gathered at the pier by the boat that humbly greeted the summoner sharing words with her and bidding her farewell. A great wave of sadness was over the crowd that made Tidus very uneasy. Why were they so upset? Once she'd finished her journey she could just come back. So why were they so sad? Maybe they were just worried about her well being. That had to be it…. Tidus watched silently as an old woman gave Yuna some Ether, which was accepted gratefully.
This is gonna be some trip, Tidus thought turning his gaze to the vast, blue ocean. The ocean that was so breathtaking to watch, it was inconceivable to believe that such a devastating creature was hiding beneath its depth. Sin…was it this Sin that brought him here to this unknown world they call Spira? Maybe if he could just find Sin again then he'd be able to return home, to Zanarkand.
Tidus closed his eyes and stretched listening to the waves as they brush the shore. In the short time he had been on this Island Besaid he had grown to like it. The lovely blues skies, the healthy plant life, the white grains of sand. This place was practically paradise and he would miss it too, in a way.
"Hey! You day dreaming?" Wakka called from the boat. "You should hurry or we'll leave without you!" He gave a loud chuckle.
Tidus nervously rubbed the back of his head and started for the S.S.Liki. As he past a Priest on the port he heard him say. "May Yevon's blessing be with our summoner on her pilgrimage." Tidus still didn't understand who or what Yevon was but he smiled and accepted the Seekers Ring that the Priest handed to him.
Tidus suddenly noticed that he was the only member of the group not on the ship so he began to hurry up the plank leading to the deck, on the way receiving another gift of 400 gil from another member of the crowd.
Once on the ship he stood by the voluptuous Lulu. From the first moment he saw this woman he felt intoxicated with her. She was totally different from any other woman he'd ever known. At first he thought of her as scary but after taking a good look at her he realised his mistake. Lulu was absolutely stunning no doubt about it.
Lulu noticed she was being watched so turned to look at the young stranger just as the ship was pulling away from the shore and Yuna was waving to the crowd. Her piercing red eyes met with his cheerful blue ones. She raised a perfect eyebrow.
"Is there something wrong?" She asked with her sensual husky voice.
Tidus blinked. He didn't realise how long he had been staring at the dark haired beauty but he guess it was too long. "Nothings wrong. Nothing at all." He laughed nervously then headed off toward Wakka.
Lulu watched the young man walk away and grinned solemnly to herself. He looked so much like him it was unbelievable. His face and build was exactly the same. It was just the hair colour that was off. But no doubt about it he looked just like Wakka's dead brother, Chappu.
Lulu felt a sharp pain in her heart. It hurt so much just thinking about her old lover. It's been over two long, hard years and the pain never eased. She wanted to see him again, to lose herself in his arms again… but that would never happen. He was dead.
Feeling the tears building inside of her she took in a deep breath and let it out slowly. Why was she thinking such things? That was all in the past, she had to concentrate on what was ahead of her and her destiny. To guard Yuna, to help Yuna along the way; Lulu would go the distance this time. That was what she lived for now and she would not let anything distract her from helping Yuna defeat Sin once and for all.
"I will defeat Sin. I must defeat Sin." Yuna uttered staring long and hard over the horizon.
Tidus looked at her and had to applaud her courage. They had just encountered Sin aboard the ship. It had not been an easy fight but they were victorious. But their victory was short lived. Sin had swum ahead of them and almost destroyed Kilka completely. Though there were survivor, there were a lot of lost lives young and old.
A burning red sky hung over Kilka as the ship drifted towards it. No one was saying much at all. Every one was thinking of the damage Sin managed to do in such a short amount of time. The crew was wondering if any of there families made it out alive. Yuna and her guardians were more determined than ever to achieve their goal. As for Tidus, he began to wonder …would he ever make it home or would he be stuck in this foreign place for good.
The ship eventually docked a few minutes later. A middle-aged couple greeted Yuna, Lulu, and Kimarhi as they came off the ship. A few words were said then they headed down the pier.
Tidus stretched and disembarked from the ship watching the others as they went. Wakka jogged up beside Tidus with some of the Besaid Aurochs and patted him hard on the back.
"That was a close one, ya?" He said loudly.
"You telling me." Tidus sighed then pointed in the direction in which the others headed. "Yuna and the gang went off. Where are they going?"
"Aaahhh." Wakka folded his arms and straightened his back. "She going to perform a Sending."
Tidus looked quizzically at him. "What's a Sending? Are we going somewhere?"
Wakka stared at Tidus for a while then shook his head. "Sin's toxins shouldn't be that bad. Ah well I'll tell you any way and maybe you'll remember."
Tidus nodded. "Ok."
"That…that was beautiful Yuna." Tidus said to her later that evening after the Sending.
"You think so?" Yuna tilted her head to the side. "I find it sad."
They were sitting on the pier in Kilka their legs dangling over the water. Tidus shrugged. "It is sad but I think that it's great to be guiding the way for the dead so they don't become monsters."
Yuna smiled. "I guess you're right." She paused for a while. "I hope you find someone you know in Luca. I guess you're eager to return home. As you can see this world is not very safe."
Tidus sighed. "I know. I'm looking forward to going home. If it's possible."
"Don't say that." Yuna said looking up into Tidus eyes. "Any thing is possible just don't give up hope."
Tidus smiled. Yuna was always so sweet and positive since he'd met her the day before. He couldn't ever picture her in a bad mood. There was something about her that was so innocent it made him feel warm and happy inside.
"I won't give up." He assured her.
Tidus nodded. "I promise."
Yuna nodded back. "Good."
They both turned at the same time to see Lulu step out of the inn. Lulu walked toward Yuna her arms folded under her ample bosom. Tidus swallowed and grinned nervously. Every time this woman was around he felt like he was on fire. It was crazy he'd only met her yesterday.
"Yuna, don't you think it's about time you get some rest. We've had a very busy day today and tomorrow we'll be heading to the Kilka Temple and then to Luca. You need your rest." Lulu stated her only visible eye cast down upon the young summoner.
Yuna stood and dusted off her skirt. "You're right." She turned to Tidus. "I'll see you tomorrow and don't forget your promise."
"I won't. Goodnight Yuna."
Yuna smiled and bowed. "Sleep well."
She then turned and headed to the inn leaving Lulu and Tidus alone.
Tidus stretched his arms up and admired Lulu as she watched him closely. "You know…" He began slowly. "You're a very beautiful woman Lulu."
Lulu took in a sharp breath. That comment took her by complete surprise but she soon regained her composure. "Thank you." She said simply.
"Do you mind if I ask you something personal?" Tidus asked jumping to his feet.
Lulu turned so she faced the ocean. "You may ask, but I might not answer."
Tidus looked down at her for a moment. She was so breathtaking he wished he could hold her in his arms even for a little while. Her skin was milky white and her eyes, well the only eye he could see, was a burning red, the colour of roses. Her hair swayed gently in the breeze as the wind caressed her skin softly.
Taking a deep breath, he rubbed the back of his head nervously. "Well I want to know if you involved with anyone."
Lulu cast her eyes down but Tidus noticed the red glow that appeared on her cheeks. "I'm not but… I don't wish for any distractions while I'm on this journey. I'm here to protect Yuna and nothing else. I hope you understand." She said coolly.
Tidus grinned. "And what about after Yunas journey?"
Lulu looked into Tidus eyes for a long while examining them closely. "Well you won't be here to find out. Hopefully you'll be back where you came from."
"Eager to get ride of me?" Tidus joked.
"Please understand, I wish for Yuna to complete her pilgrimage. If you step in the way of that…" She trailed off but her voice was as cold as ice.
"Woah!" Tidus held up his hands in defence. "Calm down."
"What?" She countered sharply.
"All I wanted was to know if you were free. I don't want to get in the way of Yunas pilgrimage. I just wanted to have a date with one of her guardians." Tidus explained.
Lulu blinked then grinned at him slowly for the first time. She turned to him fully and looked at him from under her lashes. "Hmmm maybe this could be interesting."
"Yeah." Tidus stepped towards her so their bodies were inches apart. "Very."
She licked her lips.
"You know you're so much more beautiful when you smile." He said huskily. Every nerve tingles he couldn't wait to feel her in his arms. He dreamt of kissing her since the night he saw her talking to Wakka outside the tent. "Lulu…" He uttered.
She tilted her head up so he could have access to her lips. As Tidus went to kiss her she manoeuvred out of the way causing Tidus to totally lose his balance and fall over the pier. He landed in the water with a huge splash but quickly rose to the surface. Meanwhile Lulu could barely contain her laughter.
"Hey!" Tidus yelped wiping the water from his eyes. "What's the big idea!"
Lulu looked down at him her eyes alive with laughter. "It takes a lot more than that if you want me. Men! You're all alike." She shook her head then turned on her heels.
"Wait are you gonna just leave me? Can't you give me a hand?" He asked mischievously.
"Do you really expect me to fall for that?" She inquired heading for the inn. "You really are clueless."
Lulu smiled to herself as she left the young stranger to get back onto the pier. He was so much like Chappu even in personality. She glanced over her shoulder. Maybe this was her second chance at a little happiness. She was sure that he wasn't going to be much of a distraction but it could be fun, and that was something she hadn't experienced in a long time.
To Be Continued…
Well what do you think? I hope you guys like the opening chapter for my story Guilt. I always wondered what it would be like if Tidus and Lulu got together so I decided to write this. I had to play a little of the game again first to remember exactly how Tidus was feeling about Sin and finding a way home and also about Lulu and her relationship with Chappu.
I think it came out ok but let me know what you think so please review. By the way this is my first ever fic so don't be too harsh on me if you didn't like it. Depending on the response I'll keep writing more chapters. I'm on Easter holiday now so I have a lot of time on my hands.
Thank you for reading