Author's Note: Well, if you know me, you know I love to write drabbles. You also know I don't (usually) categorize drabbles (six hundred words or less) as stories of their own unless I really like them. But I enjoy sharing them with all my readers, so I often make anthologies of them. This is my fourth so far (other fandoms are Doctor Who, Final Fantasy, and Harry Potter) and it's Kingdom Hearts! These drabbles were most likely all written for different challenges, or just for fun and friends! That said, they are all standalone unless stated otherwise.
They are usually romance, humor, angst, or gen (or some combination) but may be other genres; pairings include het, slash, and femslash/femmeslash; ratings are from K to M (warnings will be posted for mature content); word count is usually one hundred to six hundred. Updates are random, but usually at least four days apart. Spoilers for all current Kingdom Hearts games (KHI, KH: CoM, and KHII) – any other spoilers will be marked accordingly. Of course, comments are appreciated and loved!
Some drabbles will be cross-posted here and in Flights of Fantasy (a Final Fantasy anthology of drabbles). This is not for hits or attention. This is because they are crossovers of each series (for example, Vaan/Yuffie, Vaan from Final Fantasy XII and Yuffie of FFVII but in her Kingdom Hearts incarnation). If anyone objects to this, please feel free to tell me and I'll choose whichever character (and by extension series) is dominant in the drabble and post it only in Flights of Fantasy or here. Otherwise, you'll see them both places.
If you would like a drabble to be longer (one-shot size), feel free to say so, but no guarantees.
Sorry for the long author's note (all other author's notes will just be in the drabble headers, and won't be nearly as lengthy)! Please enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Disney, or any of the franchise characters, settings, or trademarks featured in these drabbles. This includes any sequels, prequels and threequels on any platform. This applies to all current and upcoming chapters.
Title: Instruments of Fate
Author's Notes: Written for challenge 142 at KH Drabble (on LJ): Destiny.
Naminé is the only one to ever touch Fate.
Others try. They stretch their wax wings and walk on skyscrapers and reach, reach, reach their stick-thin fingers to the sky. They tickle clouds and rain and try to fly, with the sun in their eyes and in their way. Their feathers melt, their breath catches in their throat, their fingers bubble with blackened flesh – and they fall, and they crash, and they burn.
But Naminé knows. If she could read or spell, she could write a book on it. You don't go to Fate – Fate comes to you. It is the breeze beneath your wings; it guides your fingers away from the sunspots and fire. She can feel its touch, delicate and invisible, against her skin. It is cool. It is patient. It speaks through her in a wordless whisper, in graphite poetry and watercolor prose.
And though it is like her own lace lullaby, Naminé hates it, would rather smolder in the sun as her flesh goes from white to tan to black than know that even to Fate, she is just another tool.