Author's Note: Welcome to Fighting For Nothing - Fire Emblem Awakening! This was partly born from my other FEA fic, Talking about Anything - Fire Emblem Awakening; and partly from some of the recent feedback I got from that drabble set. Now, warning in advance: I don't know if I'll be able to finish this fanfic, as there are at least four other games I want to do for similar fanfics. That said, I'll do my best with this story.

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"Prologue to Ylisse"

[ Date Redacted ], [ "a.2012" ]

013-R "Trey"

Squad: "Ashen Wolves"

[ Location Redacted ]

I wish we didn't have to do this, but…if anyOne on Earth reads this, they at least deserve to know this much. What we are. What happened to us before this moment.

Okay, I'm going to outline my…our…story thus far. Gotta be as brief as I can, so, if I wind up confusing you instead…well, I'm sorry. I'm still not entirely good with words.

Okay, here goes…

My name is Trey.

Two years ago, a renegade military group created my fellow "subjects" and I from the genes of Zeros—a group of "those who do not exist". This group had intended to use us as super soldiers—for what purpose? They never said. And we never found out.

For a Zero came and rescued us, slaughtering anyOne who got in his way.

He only managed to rescue four of us before the rest died, due to an unexplained event. That's when he discovered who we were.

For some unknowable reason, we had become Zeros ourselves.

017-R "Dreyza", sister to the swordfighter, 017 "Bluefield".

016-R "Vespyr", sister to the late gunfighter, 016 "Olivear".

015-R "Kyoku", brother to the late bowfighter, 015 "Chisari".

And 013-R "Trey", brother to the late scythefighter, 013 "Natalise".

For the following year, we "Zeros' siblings" were left in the care of a woman named Miriam. Then, when he was ready, Bluefield, the Zero who saved us, came to take us with him. He had to. Whether we wanted to or not, we'd never have a normal life…or, as normal as a child bred as a soldier could ever have, anyway.

And so, we became the Ashen Wolves—the sole squad of the sole five Zeros left, cursed to exist outside of existence.

It's been two years since the incident; and one year since our group was formed.

Now, we are standing within a city of another alien world, with a magnificent castle on the horizon. Our current long-term project is simple: record the story of "the prince of Ylisse and his tactician".

Only, as I've quickly learned, it's hardly so simple.

This is another chapter in our story: our mission to record the legend of Chrom and his best friend.

This…is far, far more than just our story.

Trey signing out.

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There are currently 5 Zeros—"those who do not exist"—active during 2016. They are listed below:

017 "Bluefield", also known as "Blu" to his colleagues and friends, is the advisor of the Ashen Wolves, a squad consisting of the only five Zeros in existence. A reluctant individual, he sees the Ashen Wolves as a second chance to make up for a past failure.

Appearing as a 21-year-old thin Japanese-American male, Bluefield has inch-long brown hair and brown eyes—at least, the left eye is brown. His right eye is actually a shade of blue, but turns red in certain situations. He also wears a pair of thin glasses. Blu is often seen in his favorite grey jacket, and he tends to wear brand shirts (e.g. Quiksilver), long cargo pants (or cargo shorts that cover the knees), sneakers, and (occasionally) fingerless gloves. He is also known to carry around a backpack.

Bluefield's first weapon, the ZeroSword, is a katana; Bluefield's body—specifically, the area where the human heart should be—acts as its sheath. His second weapon, the ZeroHand, is a grey sleeve-and-glove combination that replaces Blu's right arm. It has various forms, including a paw-like thing with blade-like fingers that double as a buzz saw on a wire ("Ursa Blades"), and an undulating mass of water ("Extension Flood"). He also carries either a FN Five-SeveN pistol or a USP .45 w/ tactical knife. Some of Blu's abilities include (but are not limited to) the power to "rush through time", accelerated perception and reaction time during combat, and the ability to transform into a dragon.


Currently likes: alone time, anime, the color #005075, computers, Japan, Japanese food, his iPod, jokes (well, some), listening to music (e.g. soundtracks), philosophy, pockets, reading, staying up late, video games (both good—Kingdom Hearts II, Xenoblade Chronicles—and interesting—Dark Sector, MagnaCarta II), walking, writing, YouTube (e.g. Extra Credits, Markiplier, Matimi0, theRadBrad, TotalBiscuit, RWBY).

Currently dislikes: being bothered for paltry reasons, the F-word, game developers that try to censor opinions, the idea of getting his stuff soaked, hypnosis, jokes that he'll misconstrue (e.g. parody, tongue-in-cheek), Konami, losing contact of others, playing the part of a god, snooty folks, spinach, "taking the lead", tea.

Currently hates: heights (acrophobia), himself (probably due to PTSD).

Plays drums.

017-R "Dreyza" is the leader of the Ashen Wolves. Recently discovered to be Bluefield's sister (it's complicated), this determined young woman quickly proved herself as a capable swordfighter and leader for a group of nobodies. Though she understands Bluefield's reluctance to lead the most, she still looks up to him as a brother and senior Zero.

Appearing as a 17-year-old "Japanese-American" girl, Dreyza shares Bluefield's brown hair and eyes. Her hair features an asymmetrical braid, but is otherwise cut "boyishly" short. Her eyes, on the other hand, mirror Bluefield's: brown for the right, blue/red for the left. Her wardrobe mainly consists of jackets, T-shirts, jeans and other pants, and footwear that includes mid-lower-leg-high boots. Hates carrying purses.

Dreyza's weapon is a katana known as the Glint Sword; just like her brother and his sword, her body is the sheath for this weapon. She also carries a USP .45 handgun. Some of Dreyza's abilities include (but are not limited to) accelerated perception and reaction time, inhuman agility, and the ability to transform into a dragon.


Currently likes: anime, culture, dragons, having a living sibling, iced coffee, messing with people, movies (e.g. Princess Mononoke), music, reading, singing, snark, video games (e.g. Portal 2), YouTube.

Currently dislikes: being the only sibling with a living sibling, isolation, makeup, overly-popular memes, tyranny.

Plays guitar + vocals.

016-R "Vespyr" is the designated gunner of the Ashen Wolves. Recently discovered to be the sister of one of Bluefield's late squadmates (it's complicated), this mischievous young woman proved herself to be the best of the current Zeros in terms of handgun application in combat situations. Though more cheerful than her elder brother, she can get scary when necessary—enough to make a buff dude back off and run away.

Appearing as a 17-year-old "British" woman, Vespyr has wild, inch-long, dirty-blond hair. She also has green-and-yellow-and-orange eyes (think a faint orange-and-yellow flower against a backdrop of light green), and slightly dark skin. Her wardrobe includes T-shirts and long-sleeves, super-effective "magic skirts" and jeans, sneakers and boots. Doesn't like purses.

Vespyr's weapon is the Glint Magnum; it is stored in her head (yes, think of Persona 3). Some of her abilities include (but are not limited to) "bullet time", "weak point detection", and the ability to transform into a gryphon.


Currently likes: being a foil to/messing with Kyoku, coffee, flying, jokes, lampshade hanging, movies (e.g. The Princess Bride, Star Wars series), teasing Dreyza, video games (e.g. Nidhogg).

Currently dislikes: bigotry, fops, makeup, tea (I know—blasphemy!).

Plays guitar or violin.

015-R "Kyoku" (no, not as in the Japanese word for "song") is the reconnaissance expert and medic of the Ashen Wolves. Recently discovered to be the brother of Bluefield's squad leader (it's complicated), this cynical young man found his "mickle might" (not sure what that means) with the bladebow, a lethal weapon at all ranges. Kyoku tends to mope about other things, even when Dreyza and Bluefield reassure him that he needn't follow his sister's legacy.

Despite his "heritage" as a 17-year-old "Japanese" male, Kyoku speaks with a noticeable British accent (a la Xenoblade Chronicles). He has short black hair and dark-brown eyes. Kyoku tends to wear a down vest (Uniqlo brand) over a long-sleeve shirt. His wardrobe also consists of light pants, multipurpose shoes, and fingerless gloves.

Kyoku's weapon is the Glint Bladebow, which is stored in his forehead. Some of Kyoku's abilities include (but are not limited to) "bullet time", enhanced vertical leaping, and the ability to transform into a pair of shīsā ("lion dog" from Okinawan mythology).


Currently likes: anime, basketball, horror, music, reconnaissance, YouTube.

Currently dislikes: alcohol, Bluefield, bubbly personalities, overly-popular memes, s**t that "tastes like diabetes".

Plays piano.

013-R "Trey" is the newest member of the Ashen Wolves. Recently discovered to be the brother of a rival Zero squad leader (it's complicated), this uncertain young man quickly found his best weapon in a gardening tool—also known as the scythe. He reminds Bluefield of himself in the past—part of the reason that he and Dreyza decided to take him under their wings.

Despite his "heritage" as a 16-year-old "British" individual, Trey speaks with an accent that one could easily mistake for American. He has messy, inch-long jet-black hair, and poison-green eyes. Trey's wardrobe includes T-shirts, jeans, sneakers, and jackets, among a few things.

Trey's weapon is the Glint Scythe, which is stored in the side of his neck. He also carries a USP .45 pistol. Some of Trey's abilities include (but are not limited to) accelerated perception and reaction time during combat, and the ability to transform into a [ Information Redacted ].


Currently likes: anime, history, ice cream, reading, video games (e.g. Final Fantasy X, Xenoblade Chronicles), walking.

Currently dislikes: arguing, death (ironic), fighting, losing someOne, isolation, "reaping".

Plays guitar + vocals.

The "main character", as it were, in this timeframe.