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ffexchange_mod ([personal profile] ffexchange_mod) wrote in [community profile] ff_exchange2014-02-03 12:34 pm

2014 Final Fantasy Kiss Battle

Final Fantasy Kissing Battle 2014


RULES
  • All prompts will be organized by fandom, using Master Links. When leaving prompts, please put it under the right canon! If in a compilation canon, please include the important details!

  • To leave a prompt: leave one prompt per comment, with FANDOM: CHARACTERS/RELATIONSHIP in the subject line and your prompt in the body.

  • To leave a fill: reply to the comment in question. Please use the subject line of your comment to label your work: TITLE (if relevant), FANDOM, CHARACTERS/RELATIONSHIP, RATING (ANY KINKS, WARNINGS, FLAGS).

  • There should be kissing! All kinds of kisses are welcome: gen, shippy, smutty, chaste, familial, friendly, angry, happy! We’re pretty open to anything you want to call kissing. We are fans of all of it.

  • Fanart, fanfiction, drabbles, doodles, live action movies -- whatever you want to supply, we’d like to have it.

  • Be kind to others regarding character or ship choices and prompts. This should be fun for everyone!

  • Prompt early, prompt often, and leave as many as you want.

  • Prompts can be filled multiple times!

  • To leave a blitzkrieg kiss: If you have something but no one has prompted it yet, blitzkiss away! Just reply to the comment for your fandom, and make sure you use the subject line to label your work.

  • Be sure to check back often -- new kissing action could be showing up everywhere!

  • Spread the word! Tell your friends!



FINAL FANTASY KISS BATTLE 2014



We will be running the Kissing Battle on Dreamwidth only. There are two main reasons for this: 1) Dreamwidth’s comment limit is huge, allowing for longer kissing masterpieces; and 2) Dreamwidth still supports subject lines for comments, which are vital to a meme like the Kiss Battle. However, the Battle is open to everyone. Feel free to participate with your Dreamwidth (account creation is invite-free right now~!), your Livejournal or other OpenID account (see here if you want to set up an OpenID), or anonymously.

Have fun! Get smoochin'!

FINAL FANTASY I
FINAL FANTASY II
FINAL FANTASY III
FINAL FANTASY IV COMPILATION
FINAL FANTASY V
FINAL FANTASY VI
FINAL FANTASY VII COMPILATION
FINAL FANTASY VIII
FINAL FANTASY IX
FINAL FANTASY X AND X-2
FINAL FANTASY XI
FINAL FANTASY XII COMPILATION
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS COMPILATION
FINAL FANTASY XIII COMPILATION
DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY COMPILATION
FINAL FANTASY: CRYSTAL CHRONICLES COMPILATION
ASSORTED FINAL FANTASY
CROSSOVERS (WITHIN FF)
CROSSOVERS (FF/OTHER)
OTHER / ASSORTED
owlmoose: (ffx2 - baralai suspicious)

FFX-2: Yuna/Baralai

[personal profile] owlmoose 2014-02-03 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
A predicament.

On A Good Day (1/2) [Yuna/Baralai] (FFX-2)

(Anonymous) 2014-02-07 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Author: Danko Kaji (fanfiction.net)

"Make yourself at home, Lady Yuna."

"Thank you. I hope I'm not inconveniencing you..."

"Not at all,” Baralai says, opening the door for her. Yuna walks into the vacant room she will be occupying for the next couple of weeks (she hopes it’ll be for “only a couple of weeks,” but there’s no telling with Rikku and her lofty estimations of time), and blushes when he helps wheel in her only piece of luggage. His chivalry never ceases to awaken the butterflies in her stomach. “I am indebted to you in many ways. This is the least I can do. To be honest, I am a little excited. Grand my abode may be, it does feel quite lonely living by myself. It gladdens me to know I have company, however long you wish to stay."

Yuna hides the giggle behind a small smile, amused by how he tries to hide the excitement behind the mature constraint of politeness when the subtle push to his step gives him away. Baralai almost reminds her of a child looking forward to the hour his playmate will arrive and sleepover.

“I wasn’t sure if you would approve of the idea. You don’t look like you’re the type of person to like co-ed living.” She watches him place the square bag beside her temporary new bed and turn around, allowing himself the rare luxury to laugh.

“Quite frankly, I learned to adjust during my time in the Crimson Squad when I had to share a tent with Paine. You can imagine my anxiety. I couldn’t sleep at all for the first couple of days.” Once he runs out of things to straighten out to keep his hands busy, Baralai stops to face her again and crosses his arms - falling back into professional mode, but with a tinge of playfulness. “Out of curiosity, what gave rise to this... this ‘predicament’ of ours, I guess you could call it. It’s highly unusual of you, since I know you’re not overly fond of Bevelle and we’re not exactly close.”

Yuna entwines her hands before her, bashful. "Well, I thought you needed a friend. I mean, it must be tough trying to disband New Yevon. Even with Gippal and Nooj's help, I can tell you're struggling to convince the council..."

"Ah.” The smile drops from his face altogether, and Yuna can see him form an invisible wall as he moves his arms to lock at his back. “Did Paine tell you?"

"Yes. She said that, um, Nooj thinks you're being used by the older members because you promised to stand by them. I know it's not in my place to say anything, but..."

"Excuse me for interrupting, but I would prefer not to accept help from you, milady, because it will arouse a wide range of mixed reactions if it becomes known to the public High Summoner Yuna is involved. I simply request you avoid trifling with New Yevon politics.”

"Oh. Um, I didn't plan on offering, but... I'm just concerned, that's all."

"I appreciate the thought. However, you fought to save Spira twice. Allow me to fight my own battles. I already have Gippal and Nooj by my side to aid me."

"That, too, but... I wasn't talking about New Yevon. Do you... feel alright?” His eyes frost over, comprehending the thinly veiled concern, and Yuna stammers for an apology or an excuse, or both. “Sorry for being nosy. Paine mentioned you have trouble falling asleep–."

"I–.” Baralai loses his voice, as if unable to find the words – and the moment of weakness disappears beneath the reappearance of his poker face. “I am doing better. You need not worry on my behalf. It flatters me you care, milady, but trust I can take care of myself. Payment for room and board is not necessary. Would you like my assistance to unpack?"

~

"No offense, milady," Baralai says, breaking the ice, turning his back on the woman who sympathizes with him most. "I want to accomplish this on my own."

Yuna didn’t expect for him to speak up then, confessing such stern finality in his time of dire need, and she missteps before spilling her stack of clothes. She stares, uncertain how to react, because she heard the coldness in his tone right, saw the stiffness of his motions. Yuna clasps her hands, eyes straying to a lonely banner of Yevon, and resents the mastermind behind his willpower.

"If you say so... But, Baralai, don't forget I am here."

~

Whenever Baralai returns from work, Yuna would always greet him with a warm smile. Most of the time he won’t not come back until late into the night, and then there will be other days where she can tell his burdens are lighter like when he returns as early as supper. Regardless of any given day in the week, Baralai does not like talking about work outside of work. He would only disclose recent events of the world if Yuna ever dared to ask, and even then she can only manage to coax him to confide in her on a good day. It has been a couple of weeks now, like Rikku promised it would take, but the Gullwings haven’t called in to pick her up yet.

Tired of waiting for things to happen, she found ways to fill her time until she grew tired of exploring the city and mingling with the people (who are still rather bitter she 'sided' with the Youth League). Yuna discovered new reasons why she couldn't warm up to her home town. Back in Besaid you can see the stars and sleep in the peaceful quiet of the starry night and foster personal relations within a tight-knit community; here in Bevelle pollution shrouds the sky and the constant rush of machina vehicles echo throughout the entire city of people who are generally busier and more impersonal than the laid-back and carefree islanders. Yuna feels homesick sometimes and when the sorrow threatens to consume her, she decides the stay in Baralai's condominium and take comfort in its somewhat stifling silence, the extravagant and neglected home of a lonely bachelor.

She lies down on the plush couch at some point, bored out of her mind. After the defeat of Vegnagun, Yuna left the Gullwings and returned to live in Besaid alone. Babysitting Vidina became a part of her everyday life, but the more she played with him and cared for him, the more it ached to be around the newlywed couple and their little family. It made her want to start thinking about her own life, in five or ten years. Three months later and Yuna would receive a letter that would pull her into the sphere-hunting life once again. Spending one week in the ruins of Yadonoki Tower with Rikku and Paine, climbing floor after floor of fiend-infested ruins, Yuna learned what it meant to reconnect with friends.

What Paine said after the first twenty floors helped enlighten Yuna of the events circulating around her new friends. Gippal still tinkers with machines, making a bigger name for himself. Nooj has managed to disband the Youth League not even one month after his homecoming. Baralai, though...

He wants to disband New Yevon, too, but his efforts alone to sway the council’s old-fashioned thinking are not enough. His predicament proved too paramount for Nooj and Gippal to ignore, therefore they devoted their free time supporting Baralai in his daily endeavors. Because Yuna rarely ventures outside Besaid pass her wanderlust for sphere-hunting, she feels guilty for neglecting the problems of others, especially now that Baralai strives to put his past behind him but cannot rest until he succeeds. Will it ever end, the shadow of Yevon’s influence?

On her way back to the Celsius on foot, Yuna resolved to pay Baralai a visit. Such a personal decision aroused Rikku’s interest, however, resulting in an endless marathon of ribbing from both girls until they threw out the idea Yuna should be Baralai’s roommate. It started out as a joke, until Paine became Rikku’s accomplice and somehow convinced the Praetor that this kind of arrangement held more benefits than problems. Yuna didn’t want to know what Paine whipped out of her sleeve to make him agree, let alone wish to know why she’s so eager to push them together, but it must have been serious if her stubborn concerns and his stubborn denials were anything to go by.

She dozed off at one point thinking about all this, lying around on his couch like a lazy cat until sleep claimed her. The distant opening of a door resounds in the background along with its quiet close. Yuna stirs when she feels something soft and warm drape across her body. Curious, she shifts and opens her eyes to see Baralai knelt down beside her, about to let go of the blanket. He looks so tired, it hurts to see him smile.

“I’m sorry. I did not mean to wake you.”

“That’s okay. I was... napping.” Yuna sits up to yawn, smoothing out her mussed hair as he stands to walk over to the dining table. Documents and beige folders are piled on top of the edge, and she frowns. “You never take your work back home with you...”

“I will have to now,” he says, pulling out a bag of tomatoes and cucumbers from the refrigerator. “I couldn’t finish them all there today and they need to be signed by tomorrow morning. Plus, I didn’t want to stay late in case you were waiting for me.”

“Oh, no, you don’t have to worry about me. I can find something to do...”

“You’ve been spending more time here now that Bevelle ceases to be an attraction for you.” Yuna blushes. ‘Am I that obvious? I don’t want him to think I have nothing to do.’ Shaking herself out of these thoughts, Yuna stands up and heads over to the kitchen. Baralai always prepares salad before the meal and she wants to help this time with the simple things. If he refuses her help in the outside world, at least she can begin supporting him at home. “Let me slice the vegetables. You can cook without having to worry about that.”

“I appreciate that. Thank you. Please be careful not to cut yourself.”

“I–!” Yuna snaps, annoyed. “I won’t cut myself. If I can handle cutting fiends down, I can cut vegetables without a scratch.”

Baralai stops in the middle of his task, bewildered. Unsure of what to make of his outburst, he phrases his next words with great care. “I did not mean for it to be offensive, milady. I’m simply saying to be careful. How one conducts themselves in battle is far different from how you would conduct yourself in the kitchen, after all.”

“I know that. I didn’t mean it like that, I meant...” Yuna trails off, self-conscious, and proceeds to let the matter drop by hiding behind her given task. Why did she have to make such a big deal over a stupid comment?

Silence, except for the simmering of hot water and the rhythmic chopping of meat and vegetables. Yuna sulks, feeling her face cool and the awkwardness stretch on until he speaks. “I think what I said angered you, because I treated you like a child.” Yuna exhales, unaware of the breath she had been holding back. In mid-chop, she glances at the man beside her. Baralai still focuses on marinating the meat, face drawn in crisp concentration, but she knows he has the capacity to multitask. “You are every inch a fighter, like Paine and I. When the worse has come to pass, such as the likes of Sin and Vegnagun... Of course I will never forget how strong you are, but sometimes I want to treat you like a woman. Does it bother you, then?”

He stops and sighs, shoulders sagging under the weight of his stress. How does he manage to put into words what she struggles to express? Never in her whole life did she imagine herself standing next to a grown man in this kind of domestic setting. Her whole life had been the pilgrimage, learning how to die; and when she defeated Sin at the cost of his life, not hers, Yuna couldn’t bear to imagine a future without him after she finally let go of the notion she shouldn’t imagine any sort of future for herself. But now she has a future, in the form of a friend Yuna never imagined she’d have.

This person, despite his many shortcomings, makes her want to care so much about him it scares her. Why does Baralai cause these feelings to grow inside her when she doesn’t want them to grow for anyone else? 'It's all your fault, Rikku.'

“I think... you should relax. Go and take a shower. Unwind.” Yuna smiles, pulling him away so he can wash his hands at the sink. He complies with little resistance, confused, but too tired to question this newfound assertive attitude of hers. “I will take care of dinner.”

“Are you sure? Can you cook?”

“Can you?” she says, tone tinged with mirth.

He hesitates. “Well, I am learning...”

“So am I, so let me learn.”

“If you insist.”

She moves to take his place, contemplating when to add in the vegetables to complete the beef stew. Baralai watches her for a moment, debating on whether to take her offer or persist with his hospitality - he must pick his battles carefully. Rubbing the back of his neck, he sighs and finally decides to give himself a break, but not before giving her one last look of profound longing, cherishing the beginnings of an inexplicable happiness in his worn heart. He will never tire of seeing this sight, and he will definitely miss it after she leaves (whenever that will be, he doesn't want to ponder). Yuna senses his eyes on her until he eventually departs, denying the tension in the air as one of a sexual nature, because since when does she start wishing for something more in his presence?

On A Good Day (2/2) [Yuna/Baralai] (FFX-2, PG)

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Re: On A Good Day (2/2) [Yuna/Baralai] (FFX-2, PG)

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FFX: Wakka/Lulu

[personal profile] fireeye 2014-02-03 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Can't swim if you don't want to get wet.
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[FFX] Wakka/Luzzu

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-02-04 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
A sad anniversary.
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FINAL FANTASY X, Auron/Rikku

[personal profile] eerian_sadow 2014-02-04 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
scars

FFX-2: Paine/Rikku

(Anonymous) 2014-02-04 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Sticky.

FFX-2: Baralai/Yuna/Tidus

(Anonymous) 2014-02-08 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
Baralai and Tidus fight over who makes Yuna happier (I'd prefer AU, but OGC is fine, too)
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FFX-2: Baralai/Gippal

[personal profile] renay 2014-02-08 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
secrets
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FFX-2: Paine/Nooj

[personal profile] renay 2014-02-08 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
letters
sidonie: (Default)

FFX: Auron/Rin

[personal profile] sidonie 2014-02-10 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
Alchemy
sidonie: (Default)

FFX: Auron/Braska

[personal profile] sidonie 2014-02-10 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
No regrets.

FFX-2: Baralai/Yuna

(Anonymous) 2014-02-10 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
"Seeing you now after all this time, I thought I'd be able to control myself, but I... I just can't."
owlmoose: (ffx2 - paine sword)

FFX-2: Paine/Nooj

[personal profile] owlmoose 2014-02-11 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
What a terrible idea
Edited 2014-02-11 02:00 (UTC)
owlmoose: (ffx - wakka)

FFX: Tidus/Wakka

[personal profile] owlmoose 2014-02-11 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
Underwater
owlmoose: (ffx2 - yuna)

FFX-2: Beclem/Yuna

[personal profile] owlmoose 2014-02-11 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
Gunnery

FFX: Yuna/Baralai/Seymour

(Anonymous) 2014-02-12 11:00 am (UTC)(link)
he sees them as children; he cares for them no more than if they were his pawns

FFX-2: Baralai/Yuna

(Anonymous) 2014-02-12 11:03 am (UTC)(link)
time, distance, lucid dreams, and confessions

FFX-2: Baralai/Yuna

(Anonymous) 2014-02-12 11:04 am (UTC)(link)
songstress!Baralai, slow dancing

FFX-2: Baralai/Tidus

(Anonymous) 2014-02-12 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
"I thought you were a woman!" / transexual / metrosexual

FFX-2: Baralai/Lenne/Shuyin/Yuna

(Anonymous) 2014-02-12 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
they were able to communicate a thousand words in a single glance

FFX: Baralai/Yuna

[identity profile] stardust808.livejournal.com 2014-02-14 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
if Braska never embarked on his pilgrimage / if Yuna never moved to live in Besaid / if Baralai never left to join the Crimson Squad / arranged marriage

FFX-2: Baralai/Yuna/Tidus

[identity profile] stardust808.livejournal.com 2014-02-14 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
he plots to break them apart

FFX-2: Yuna/Rikku/Paine

[identity profile] stardust808.livejournal.com 2014-02-16 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
karaoke