Hero

A fanfic for Chrono Trigger (all rights belonging to Squaresoft, not me)

Spoilers unless you know why you have to go up Death Peak!

AN: I wrote this in, oh, 1999? It shows. But it's the only other thing I've ever published, and I'm fond of it ... now if only I could find the archive where it had been.

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The light...

So bright it burns-burns everything-Lavos, the Queen...

me...

It hurts, the light...

Burning me away...

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So easy to let go... just let everything go...

All I have to do is release the power, and fall into the darkness...

Just let the light die...

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...No...

No, I can't let go... The light has to go on... the light MUST go on...

It has to stun the beast, to give-to give everyone time to get away...

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...'Crono?'...

...'Crono, stop! What are you *doing*!?'...

...'*CRONO*!'...

...Marle...

She's calling my name...

...She's crying...

Marle shouldn't cry...

If I die... if I let the light burn me away...

...she'll cry...

But Marle has to live...

She has to...

I WON'T let her die...

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...Can't go on...

...m'running out of light...

...what's that?

something's...

sparkling...

The Medal...

Frog gave it to me when we went after the Queen...

The Hero's Medal...

...Am I a hero, too...?

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The *light*-!

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A/N 2: I know that it was actually the Chrono Trigger - but -Crono- didn't know that, and in the SNES version - especially if you're playing on PC emulator - the Trigger and the Hero's Medal look exactly the same. Poetic License, ne?