I wanted to try and challenge myself a bit. The plot bunny wouldn't leave me alone *shakes fist*. This'll be a collection of oneshots about the Descender and the characters in RM1. They'll range from friendships to romances(I'll say this now: writing pairings is not my strong point. And for now they'll be strictly hetero.)
The Descender won't always be the same as I'll be switching between male and female.
But enough about that. I don't own Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology or any of its characters. I only own the names I give to the Descender.
First prompt is M!DescenderxKanonno
Theo had come to learn many things from his time with Ad Libitum. Feelings being the most important.
What was it like to be happy? What was it like to be sad? How did someone become friends with another? Questions like these were always in the back of his mind. The answers had come with time. Anger, sadness, fear, happiness, all of them had distinct feelings.
But the strangest of them all was love.
He remembered that Arche had asked him and Mormo about it. At the time, he didn't know what it truly was, so he had simply said, "It's being true to yourself."
The answer had seemed so simple to him.
But he wasn't the one who had been in love. Traveling with Kanonno, Theo had begun to actually notice her. Sure he thought that she was nice; she was practically a paragon of kindness to everyone. She worked hard, cooked, cleaned, and was a good fighter.
And she was very pretty.
To Theo's own horror, he found it suddenly difficult to look her in the eye. He'd blush and stutter whenever she spoke to him and he'd feel uncomfortably hot. Being around her made him giddy, which usually ended with him running off, much to everyone's amusement and confusion.
'What is this feeling? It feels like my heart could jump out of my chest... Why? Why am I feeling this?'
The blonde had often woken up in the middle of the night many times. Each time from a dream. A dream about him and Kanonno. So many times they would, and every time, Theo would curse them.
"It wouldn't work," he'd tell himself, "You're a Descender and she's... she's... Kanonno..."
But then it hit him. He had closed his green eyes and sighed, burying his face in his hands, "Face it Theo... you've fallen for her..."
'Fallen...? So... this is love...' It was the most frustrating feeling he had ever felt.
But he loved her.
He loved Kanonno.
So many times, he wanted to tell her. But every single time, he couldn't. He didn't want to seem selfish when Kanonno was already struggling with regaining her memories. Because if getting her memories back made her happy... he would be happy.
He hated to see her cry.
Even when she had forced him to fight her she had been crying. Theo wanted nothing more than to wipe her tears away and tell her it would be all right. All he did was pat her head gently and comfort his now-revealed, fellow Descender. Kanonno was with him to the end.
She fought by his side against Aurora, yet stayed behind to protect his World Tree. Theo had lifted his hand up, paused, before gently patting her shoulder, "I believe in you."
Then he had run. To Gilgulim.
Widdershin lied in wait for him and Mormo, and it was here that they would end it. With the Radiant Fencer Sword, Theo fought hard and ferociously. And when the fina blow came, he raised his sword, "This is for... my people, for Ad Libitum... and for Kanonno."
The blade fell and Widdershin was gone.
Now they stood before the World Tree, the many worlds floating off into the sky. All of them reborn... from himself.
"Your power... I can feel it in Yaoon's seed. It smells just like you, Theo," Mormo said."
"I can feel it too," Kanonno giggled a little, "Hehehe. This seed is like our child, Theo."
Theo felt his heart elevate. She was happy again. The mana in the air danced in bright lights around the three of them. Terresia was saved, the worlds were restored and making their way into the heavens, and now they had to say good-bye.
"Will you be going back to your World Tree now?" Mormo asked.
Theo could feel it. His physical body would disperse soon and he would once again sleep. It saddened him, but he was so tired... Shaking his head, he spoke, "I'll see you both off."
Outside, in the sunlight, Kanonno and Mormo shouted their good-byes to Terresia.
"Good-bye Terresia. I had a blast, thanks!"
Theo watched them both. This was it, he had to tell her, or else he may never be able to again. Swallowing, he called out, "Kanonno!"
She turned to face him. Theo paused, then smiled. His lips moved and her eyes widened.
Theo faded to mana with a smile on his face.
"I love you, Kanonno."
Not my best. But, this is the first of others to come.
Review. Suggestions are welcome.