Hah! I told you I'd be writing a Crystal Bearers fic! That game was just too short...

Disclaimer: I do not own Final Fantasy.


~A New Dawn~

"I'm not giving up on you, Layle."

I cast a quick glance behind me and grin when I see Keiss running after me. I didn't expect him to get here this fast, but whatever. I wink at him from the stolen plane and zoom off.

.:Somewhere Out There…:.

A little Clavat girl clutches the rail of a cruise ship as she watches the seagulls soaring above. A strong gust of wind blows her hat off her head. She gasps and futilely reaches out in a reflexive attempt to reclaim her clothing, but the wind had already blown it too far. Just as it seemed to be lost forever a strange purplish aura surrounded it and it whizzed back to her, landing on her head gently. She turns in confusion and sees a young Clavat man behind her. He has blonde hair and wears faded black jeans and a multi-colored fur-lined jacket with the Clavat symbol on its back and a yellow shirt underneath.

"Th-thank you," she whispers. The man only waves a hand casually, brushing off her thanks, as he walks past.


.:After Days of Fruitless Searching:.

"Layle… where are you?" mutters a reddish-brown-haired Selkie. She's dressed in rather revealing clothes. A red top with yellow decorations exposes her midriff. A large leather belt holds up extremely short shorts, which stop just short of white embroidered "pants." Closing her eyes, she leans back against a rock on top of the grassy cliff and basks in the sun. Suddenly, she hears a rustle. In an instant, she is up on her feet and ready to run, when she recognizes the figure before her.

Belle's POV

"Layle?!"

"What? You miss me?" he says, wearing that cocky, arrogant smirk. I almost forget to make a comeback.

"Of course not!" I snap in false anger. "I… You still have a debt to pay, after all."

I knew you weren't dead. I knew it.


Don't know about the pairings yet - but I don't think I want to do LaylexBelle.
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