It all becomes clear.
- I was going to give this an OOC rating, but the slash pairing involves neither Edgar nor Locke. You're in the clear.
Now, my interpretation is that Shadow is supposed to be dead, but I've seen plenty of fanfics that say otherwise. Insert grumbles here about the sandy-bowlered ostriches in the Harry Potter fandom, but it's not as though the people who wrote FF6 gave any interviews on the matter. And it is ambiguous.
I am eager to see what has befallen Celes. Kind of reminds me of /Dragons of Autumn Twilight/, and while I haven't even finished that book, I'm pretty sure that "befallen" is the right word to use in both cases.
Oh, yes, and watching much of the FF6 cast get sodding drunk was great fun.
Author's responseS'far as I know, the only way for Shadow to die is if you don't save him on the Floating Continent....
And nothing much has...er...befallen Celes. She's just Not Dealing Well With Intimacy, really. Got cold feet. ;)
And uh...:cough:...I guess I'm NOT in the clear, as this fic will, eventually, be Setzer/Locke. Oh well! ^__^
- You're doing a lot of really interesting things here. I never really thought of putting Sabin and Shadow together before, but you make it work. It's hard to feel properly sympathetic towards Locke at this point, as we don't have the background of exactly what happened between him and Celes, but I get the feeling that's coming.
I think what I like most about this story is your ability to portray the chemistry between all the characters, and still keep them in-character. My favourite scene was the poker game. :D
I really enjoy what you have written, and hope you'll write more soon! (I even went to your website in hopes that further chapters might be posted there... ^_^;) Looking forward to the next part!
Author\'s Response: Yeah, Sabin and Shadow are my personal crack pairing. o.o; They seem to get along, though, at least when I write them.Thanks for the tip about Locke. Yeah, to be honest what happened between him and Celes is less interesting to me than using it as a backdrop for what's going to happen now, but you're completely right, that I should at least let the reader know what happened. I'll pencil it in. I think I know right where to put it.I'm glad you liked the story. I write it incredibly slow, as I'm really busy IRL and have since moved on to other fandoms. Heart's Ease is a bunny that by now's being kept alive by good wishes rather than any real sense of urgency, if you know what I mean. But I've got a dedicated cadre of stalkers that kick me in the butt every now and then and make me write something for it, so it's not quite dead yet! ^__^
(#) Truth 2006-01-07 03:14:31 PMJust so you know, Shadow is thought to die at the end of the game by most, when he crouches down inside of the collapsing tower and tells Interceptor to leave.
Author\'s Response: Yeah, thought to, but I'd forgotten that when I started writing this, and...eh, he's a ninja. He's gotten out of worse spots! Consider this an AU, then, if it bugs you.