This is a shuffle meme: I put my iPod on shuffle and take the first ten songs I get, and then write ficlets to them. This is the Rikku/Auron one. I also have a Gippal/Baralai one.
Please note: X is a direct sequel to III. Also, in IX they are intended to have a relationship established already.
Lovers in a Dangerous Time
The Barenaked Ladies
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you're made to feel as if your love's a crime
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness til it bleeds daylight.
They don't tell a soul how they feel.
It's not that Auron worries what the others would think. It's true that there's an age difference, but every Spiran knows that you have to love when you can, in whatever form it comes, because there may not be another chance. So he's quite sure that nobody would really judge them.
If he's honest, it's mostly that this – whatever this is – is probably one of the best things that's ever happened to him. It's something born of joy and passion; one of the few things they have not born of fear or hate. Everything seems to spring from those darker roots, and so when Auron kisses her and tastes sunlight and laughter and life, he can't bring himself to say anything to Yuna or Tidus or anyone else. Because sharing this kind of happiness, he worries, could shatter it. Because Rikku can make him forget, if only for a few hours, that he shouldn't be here at all. Because he only has so long, and he wants her all to himself.