Prompt: 23 June 2008; Some girls were meant to smile
Summary: If Mist was happy, everyone was happy.
Spoilers: End of Fire Emblem 10 (Radiant Dawn/Goddess of Dawn)
Notes: I am not a member of the lj community 31 Days nor do I own anything you recognize.
Mist's smile lit up the humble abode of the Greil Mercenaries. She was mother and sister and confidante, but most importantly of all she was a reminder of what they fought for: their belief in what was right. Well, okay, so Shinon would always protest that he was in it for the money and Gatrie insisted that he just wanted to meet pretty girls, but really, they could do that elsewhere. No, they were with the Mercenaries because they wanted to do what was right.
Everyone was happy when Mist was happy. She was one of those people who spread joy and her laugh was more contagious than an epidemic. Everyone did what they could to see her smile or hear her laugh. Rolf brought her flowers, Oscar taught her to cook, Rhys let himself be talked into showing her how to use a staff, and Titania braved the market.
When Ike disappeared, he left one note, addressed to his sister. It's not about you. Be happy.
Despite everyone's fears, Mist cried for a day before reemerging from her room with her usual sunny smile, undimmed by what many had thought would break the fragile-looking Valkyrie. Mist didn't let this latest blow shatter her. Rather, she seemed to have drawn strength from it, imbuing her smile with pain withstood and conquered.
No matter who came to Greil's Retreat in the years that followed, Mist greeted them with a cheery smile, a safe place to stay, good stories, and an easy laugh. No one who met her could ever have asked for more.