Okay, this is my final fanfiction dot net action before I leave for my mission. This has been bouncing around in my head for some time now, and I decided to try to get it out before I left. This was inspired by some people insisting that Viera are a female only species, despite official word (though not in game so far as I'm aware of) to the contrary (the men just stay hidden away). Anyway, please enjoy, though you won't get it if you haven't watched Lord of the Ring.

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It was a long way to Archades, so the group had decided to rent chocobos. However, it had been a long day, and they were taking it easy at the moment. Fran was atop her mount, while she talked with Penelo, who was walking hers, as they talked about whatever came to mind. The current topic of conversation was the nature of Viera.

"It's true you don't see many Viera men," Fran said. "And in fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, they're often mistaken for Viera women."

Penelo looked questioningly at Balthier on his own chocobo, who whispered, "It's the breasts," motioning at his chest.

"This in turn has given rise to the belief that there are no Viera men, and that Viera just spring out of holes in the wood," Penelo laughed at this. "Which is of course ridiculous-" her chocobo, surprised by something, took off. Fran, not prepared for this, began to fall off, though she was able to land on her feet with typical Viera grace.

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Yeah, I thought this was hilarious when it first popped into my mind. How well it translates to paper (or rather screen), I'm not sure. But I wanted to put it out there. Hope you liked it, and even though I probably won't be able to read your reviews for some time, review anyway!