This is a collection of drabbles written for the 365drabbles challenge set by Kitten Kisses. The challenge is to write 365 drabbles (in this case under 500 words rather than 100 words exactly). They'll range from pre-game to post-game.

Spoiler Warning: there will be spoilers for the game, right up until the end of the game, within these drabbles.

Disclaimer: I don't own Tales of Symphonia, I believe that it belongs to Namco.

First Steps

A postgame drabble featuring Colette. Colloyd.

Colette smiled softly as she watched a small, young puppy's wobbly, unsteady steps.

It was odd, she thought, that people made such a fuss over children's first steps but so many other first steps in life weren't celebrated in the same way. The first steps into adulthood for example. Not the day on which someone turned a certain age or when a boy started shaving or anything like that but the smaller, unnoticed moments which may not seem particularly special but that still put someone onto that new path from which there was no turning back.

Or perhaps the first steps in which a relationship turned into something deeper, a romantic bond that linked two soul mates. Not the first "I love you", not the first kiss or date but one of those moments when you looked at each other and just understood and connected with one another.

She frowned slightly, shaking her head slowly. Thinking about the nature of those first steps it perhaps wasn't surprising that they weren't celebrated, the people whose steps they were might not even notice them when they took them. And besides, people would have to celebrate things so often that the celebrations might become less special.

Still, she thought, people should celebrate the smaller events in life more, not just the obvious occasions.

She sighed contentedly as Lloyd walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her. He dropped a kiss on the top of her head as his hands moved to caress her rounded belly.

As she raised her head to kiss Lloyd's cheek Colette decided that she would do her best to help the new life forming inside her to enjoy all of the good things in life, not just the big occasions.