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Paine
03 June 2008 @ 06:20 pm
The weather was considerably mild, a light film of stretched cirrus clouds in white underneath the inverted bowl of azure. The dome captured every edge of green and the bordering cliffs in its entirety. It was quiet, of course, continuing to live up to its given name. A name, title, that held the weight of history and reverence even now, decades later. And to think that it should mean more to her, considering her comrades, their acquaintances beyond their partnership, the opportunity to meet and see so many different people... But in the end, it never did touch her quite as deeply. Yuna was a comrade, not a famous name to boost any weak structured pride. The stoic traveler wasn't here for that. Nor was there need to nurture appreciation, or some other useless sentimentality, reflection, or sightseeing. Paine had come to the Calm Lands to train in its near silent atmosphere, en route to another destination that would never be as it once was.

Even now, she was trying to search for the rest of the Akagi Spheres. Any other useful spheres that could come along as a side result to that were also welcome, of course. But without any big rumors on new locations, a bit of wandering and some ancient ruins were good idle distractions. While everyone else was busy visiting and carrying on with their own personal business and lives, so she would to her own. And while that did mean the occasional visits and meetings, her personal quest for her remaining spheres, her own ambitions, remained for her alone.

Sometimes, her future consisted only of unearthing the past. So what excitement was there to live for in the present? There was a lingering thought, resembling a hope, that the reason would be as easily found as spheres.

As she walked over the endless stretch of lush verdant carpet, heading out from Rin's Travel Agency and towards the exiting path to Mt. Gagazet, she began to think that perhaps a chocobo would be useful. Though, the time it would take to acquire one, as well as the possible prospect of chasing one down, ruled out it's overall usefulness in the end. Walking would do. The plains were eerily quiet that day, no yellow feathers or echoing warblings resounding through the valley.

There was no rush anymore. Perhaps this time, there really was an Eternal Calm. The ruins would always remain there, as they were, whether Spira was right or wrong. The more she dwelt amongst the silence, the more unnerving the usual peaceful scenery felt. It was too easy for her to grow restless every now and again.
 
 
Paine
27 March 2006 @ 10:44 am
The weather was considerably mild, a light film of stretched cirrus white underneath the inverted bowl of azure, capturing every edge of green and bordering cliff in its entirety. It was quiet, of course, continuing to live up to its given name. A name, title, that held the weight of history and reverence even now, years later. And to think that it should mean more to her, considering her comrades, and their acquaintances beyond that, the opportunity to meet and see so many different people... But in the end, it never did touch her quite as deeply. Yuna was a comrade, not a famous name to boost any weak structured pride. She wasn't here for that, or to nurture appreciation, or some other useless sentimentality, reflection, or sightseeing. Paine had come to the Calm Lands to train in its near silent atmosphere, en route to another destination that would never be as it once was.

Even now, she was trying to search for the rest of the Akagi Spheres. Any other useful spheres that could come along as a side result to that were also welcome, of course. But without any big rumors on new locations, a bit of wandering and some ancient ruins were good idle distractions. While everyone else was busy visiting and carrying on with their own personal business and lives, so she would to her own. And while that did mean the occasional visits and meetings, her personal quest for her remaining spheres, her own ambitions, remained for her alone.

But if all her future consisted of was finding the past, what excitement was there to live for in the present? Still, she knew that she needed to be careful of what she wished for.

As she walked over the endless stretch of lush verdant carpet, heading out from Rin's Travel Agency and towards the plain's exit to Mt. Gagazet, she began to think that perhaps a chocobo would be useful. Though, the time it would take to acquire one, as well as the possible prospect of chasing one down, ruled out it's overall usefulness in the end. Walking would do. Besides, the plains were eerily quiet that day, no yellow feathers or echoing warbling resounding through the valley at all. There was seemingly no rush anymore now, anyway. The ruins would seemingly always remain there, as they were. Or so she hoped. The more she dwelt amongst the silence, the more unnerving the usual peaceful scenery felt.