Ugh…What happened? Last thing I remember I was … where was I exactly. Everything seems shrouded in darkness. I can't bring myself to even recall my last memory.
"Are you awake?"
I heard a voice calling me. I can't seem to remember anything about myself right now. I feel groggy, probably because I'm asleep. I guess there's someone trying to wake me up.
I open my eyes, I'm still dazed a bit, and I can't make out the person in front of me. Slowly my eyes adjust to the light and I notice a girl standing in front of me. She was wearing a sky blue-ish dress, she's also wearing brown boots, they look cool. She had green hair and emerald eyes... Wait, where am I? I'm in a hut-house thing.
"I found you unconscious on the plains." She said. I fainted? Wait…the plains?
"Wh-Who are you?" I asked. I'm kind of confused right now.
"I am Lyn of the Lorca tribe. You're safe now." She said. Lorca tribe? Safe? I'm definitely confused now.
"Who are you? Can you remember your name?" She said.
"Me? I'm…" I can't seem to remember my own name. I suddenly heard a noise. It came from outside.
"Hm? What was that noise? I'll go see what's happening. Wait here for me." she said.
She runs out to look outside. She comes back about 10 seconds later looking a bit panicked.
"Oh, no! Bandits! They must have come down from the Bern Mountains!" she said.
The Bern what? I was never good at geography unless I had a map but I'm pretty sure there was never a place called the "Bern Mountains" around back home. Where the hell am I! Bandits!
Lyn continues speaking. "They must be planning on raiding the local villages. I… I have to stop them! I think I can handle them on my own." She grabs a sword and puts on gloves and runs out of the hut-house.
Gah! That girls impatient. At this rate she's going to get herself killed. I can't help much but its better than letting her run out on her own.
I ran after her and she eventually stops.
"What is it? Go back, you'll be safe inside." She said.
"I can't leave you to get them by yourself. I'll join you." I said.
"Alright. Can you use a weapon?" she said.
"No, but I can provide assistance another way." I said. I'm just saying this out of nowhere. Think dammit! How can I help? Let's see… That'll have to do.
"I'm a Tactician. I can help direct you in battle." I said.
"Ah, I see… So you're a strategist by trade? An odd profession but…" You're telling me. "Very well. We'll go together." She said.
We run towards the plain and I survey the land. 2 enemies. From the looks of it, ones a scout and the other is the boss. There's a couple of thick forest spread around and tall grass. I think I can make this work.
"Lyn, hide in the forest, I'll draw the scouts attention. When he gets near enough, finish him." I said.
"Alright. Be careful." She said. She runs off to the forest and I prepare myself.
"Alright." I psych myself up. I run towards the bandit and yell, "Hey you. You…"
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Needless to say, he got angry. He started chasing me; in my head I thought, are bandits this stupid or is it just me? When I passed by the forest Lyn dashed out and slashed the bandit, but it wasn't deep enough. He lifted his axe and swung it at Lyn. Lyn managed to avoid it mostly but she got hit on her side. She quickly recovered and landed the final blow to the bandit.
"Victory!" she yelled.
"If you say so, I don't call getting hurt in the process a victory, you're hurt." I said.
"Ah, you're right. Can you get the vulnerary out of my satchel? It hurts to move." She said.
I nodded and reached into her satchel. The only thing she has in there is a cup of some sort of liquid. I guess this is the vulnerary.
"Don't move, I'm going to apply it." I said. She nodded. I apply it on her wound and to my surprise it vanishes. What the hell is this stuff! I bet all the doctors in the world would cry if they got their hands on this stuff.
"Thanks." She said.
I look at the other bandit and it looks like he isn't leaving the house.
"Looks like he isn't moving from there, only thing we can do is go for a frontal assault." I said.
"Okay, let's go get that brigand." She said. She runs off and charges the guy. Damn it, she needs to learn to stay calm. At this rate she's going to die. I dash alongside her.
"Who do you think you are? You think you can stand up to Batta the Beast?" the Bandit said.
"Shut up. I'll end your life here." Lyn said.
She took her sword and ran towards him, she fast. She got in a hit but it was shallow. The bandit took his chance and hit Lyn with the end of his axe. Next he kicked her stomach sending her a few feet back.
"Whew! He's tough. It all comes down to this next blow. If I fall, I want you to flee. You must escape." She told me.
Like hell I'm going to do that, but before I could say anything, the bandit charged at us.
Lyn charges again but the bandit attacks first, he brings down his axe which narrowly avoids Lyn. Lyn Slashes him again and makes a deeper wound but it's still not enough to kill him. The bandit manages to grab Lyns hand and he throws her into the air and she lands on the ground without her sword.
"This is it, little girl. Hope you had fun, too bad I have to kill you." He raises his axe and brings it down. Lyn closes her eyes.
I close my eyes. This is the end. Father…Mother…I am sorry. The axe never comes. After a few moments I open my eyes. I look at the axe inches from me and I notice a man holding a sword. It's my sword and the man that has it is the man I rescued. The sword is in the bandit's stomach. He pulls it away and kicks the bandit away to the ground where he lay motionless.
After a few seconds he walks up to me and offers me a hand.
"You ok?" he asked.
"Y-yeah." I stuttered.
"Good, I may not be physically strong but I at least know how to use a sword. I thought I wouldn't have made it." He said in relief.
"Uh… Thank you for saving me." I said.
"No problem, you did the same for me, right?" he said grinning.
"Oh yeah. I said. I grabbed his hand but I felt a pain to my side and legs.
"I thought so, you took too much damage." He said.
"You're right, I need to get back to the ger and get some bandages." I said.
"Hmm… guess I have no choice." He said.
"Choice? What are you-!" I said. He grabbed me and picked me up on his back. It's embarrassing to say the least. I move around trying to break his grip on me, but I couldn't.
"Hey! Put me down!" I screamed.
"Sorry but you're too hurt to walk, put up with it till we get to the ger." He said.
I hate to admit it, but he's right, I can't get back on my own. Still it doesn't mean I have to like it. I grabbed his cheeks and stretch them.
"Ouch! I know you don't like it but if you do that I might drop you." He said. But I kept doing it. He didn't seem bothered by it and continued to the ger.
Sigh… Where in the world am I? I'm apparently in the middle of nowhere, places I've never heard of, and I was saved by a sword wielding green haired girl. Well… at least I'm not dead.
After getting to the hut-house or as it's called a ger, I get the bandages and cover Lyn's wounds. She fought me all the way when I was wrapping her with them. This girl does not like being dependent on other people, I won't stop though. I help people, it's what I do.
"There, all done." I said.
"I told you to stop, and I could do it myself." She said pouting.
"I know you could but it was faster this way. Good job out there, think of it as a reward if you want." I reach out and pat her head, I don't know why I did it, guess it was out of habit. She didn't mind though, she just glared at me while I patted her.
"Thanks for the help." She muttered.
"No problem. Now do you mind explaining exactly where I am? I'm kind of confused as to where exactly I am." I said.
"You're in Sacae, just west of Bulgar, Sacae's biggest town. We're on the Sacae plains where the Lorca tribe resides."
"Alright, do you have a map? I want to see how far I am from where I want to go." I said. I lied; I just wanted to get a grip on my sanity. I look at the map but I don't recognize it. I'm not from here or at least I think, better get any information I can. I scan through the map and manage to get my bearings.
"You said the Lorca tribe right? Where are they? Also your parents for that matter, you're too young to be living by yourself." I said.
"My people—the Lorca—they don't… I'm the last of my tribe. Bandits attacked, and… they killed so many people. My tribe was scattered." That doesn't make sense, how could bandits do that. Exterminate a tribe; they aren't smart enough to plan ahead like that. Something's up here. "My father was our chieftain, and I wanted to protect our people. But I'm so young, and our people were old-fashioned. They wouldn't follow a woman. No one would follow me." She says. She starts tearing up.
"Sniff… I'm sorry. I've been alone for so long…" she says.
I don't know what to do here; I can't say anything right now. Actions speak louder than words I guess. I walk up to her and hug her tight.
"Wh-What are you-" she said.
"It's ok…" I said.
"What?" she looks confused.
"It's ok… no one's here right now, you can let it out, I will not judge." I said.
She opens her mouth but no words come out. She hugs me tightly and starts sobbing uncontrollably on my chest. It's the only thing I can do for her. She cries and cries until she falls asleep. I pick her up and put her in her bed. I lie down on the floor and ponder of what I'll do next… I'll cross that river when I get to it, for now sleep.
I woke up in the middle of the night. I look around and I'm in my bed. I try to recall what happened before I fell asleep. Memories flood back and I felt my face heat up, it was a shameful display. I notice the man I helped sleeping on the ground. A lot of things happened today, I didn't really get a good look at him. But there isn't much to point out since he has his cloak covering his body, all I can make out is that he has brown hair. He saved my life today and I don't even know his name.
I walk outside and feel the cool breeze on me. I walked to a nearby stump and sat there looking at the moon. What should I do now? I can't survive by myself.
"Coin for your thoughts, Lyn?" I heard. I jumped at the voice. It was the man.
"I-I don't know what I should do. Should I move closer to town for security? Do I resurrect the Lorca tribe? I just don't know." I said. Why am I telling him this? Do I trust him that much already?
"I see… Whether or not to follow your traditions or blend into society, that's basically what you mean. I don't know if I can help but I'll give you some advice, it's a tactician's job to do that anyways." He said, smiling.
"What is it?" I ask.
"Follow what your heart. Rather than regretting what you didn't do, you should follow your goals and see them through. Even if you fall in battle or seek revenge, at least you can say "it was foolish of me to do it" than to regret not doing it. But staying here won't help, nor will it ease your heart."
I stare at him, letting the words sink in. "You're right. I can't just stay here and do nothing, for better or worse I should do what I believe is right." I said.
"Looks like your set, I'm tired so I'm going to go to sleep. Don't stay up too late." He said...
"Okay…" I said. Then I remember, "Wait! I never got your name." I told him.
He turned around smiling, "My name is Mark." Then he proceeded to walking to the ger.
"Mark… Thank you." I whispered. I stayed outside for a bit longer and then went inside. When I got there I found Mark on the floor. I giggled a bit and gave him a spare blanket. I went to sleep as soon as I hit the pillow. My final thoughts were, Mark…what an odd-name.
…It's morning. I hate mornings, I just want to keep sleeping. Remembering all the things that happened yesterday, I can see why I'm still sleepy. I can't seem to remember anything about myself, even my name. Well… I already told Lyn that its Mark so might as well stick with it. But still… I really hate getting up.
"Good morning, Mark!" I heard. I slowly got up and opened my eyes. I'm not a morning person but I am a light sleeper, or at least that's how my body is working, it's a curse! Lyn must have woken me up.
"Morning Lyn." I yawned. I smell food.
"Here, its breakfast, it's a bit hot so eat it slowly." She said, handing me a bowl that was made of wood.
I started eating it, its good. Not as good as I would have liked but it's passable. I notice Lyn trying to tell me something.
"Something wrong?" I said.
"Mark… I want to talk to you about something." She sounds serious. Better pay attention. "You have some experience in the ways of war, I can see." Nope, I got no experience.
"Would you allow me to travel with you?" she said looking at me pleadingly. If I leave her alone, who knows what can happen.
"I want to know your reasons first." I said.
"I must become stronger, so that I may avenge my parent's death! Yesterday's battle taught me something. I won't become stronger by sitting here along. Mark, tell me you'll train me, that you'll let me travel with you!" she pleaded.
"Alright, I don't agree with you on revenge but I'll help you either way." I said.
"You will? That's wonderful! Thank you! Oh, thank you!" She runs up and hugs me, cutting off my oxygen. "We'll be better off working together, I know it. You'll be my master strategist, and I'll be your peerless warrior! We can do it! Right?" she said.
"Not… if… you… suffocate me!" I said.
"Ah! Sorry!" she said as she lets go.
"No… problem… better get the things we need first, let's head to Bulgar first." I said.
"Alright, let's go!" she said. And she runs off towards the door.
"Hey, don't rush off like, get your belongings and food, we leave in 2 hours, and learn to listen!" I told her.
"Alright, this will be a fun journey." She said smiling.
Sigh… this is going to be a long, long trip.
Indeed it will.
Hi everyone who bothers to read this. I'm totally new to writing and I would appreciate some feedback. I would also appreciate criticism but please not too much or else it might hurt my writer's spirit and make me go into writers block.
This is my first Fanfiction and I hope I can write a good one.
The reasons why I'm writing this story is because in FE7 I felt that the Tactician got ripped off. He lead an army through a political battle, searched for a marquess, fought versus a secret organization of skilled professionals, fought against fake humans/zombie things, and fought a freaking dragon, and only to disappear and get none of the girls in the group. That's why I'm going to build him up, slowly but I'll get there. I plan to make this story as long as possible making it a crossover from other FE games.
Once again I ask for your feedback.
P.S. I really liked the idea of little Omake's here and there but I'm not sure I should do it, so…if I ever get 10 feedback or reviews (Not sure if they're the same thing) supporting the omake then I'll add it in.
Till next chapter, this will be in about 2 days. Or even less.