A CHALLENGER HAS APPEARED.
Clarion by justira (PG fer gore in one spot, 43K words)
Braska, Auron, Jecht, Yuna, aeons (gen). Braska's pilgrimage. His life.
She does to aeons what I do to minor secondary characters: they are as real and complex as the most fully-developed game characters. Only in justira's hands, they're more well-developed.
They are also frickin' terrifying. As is this entire story, in a good way.
This is the first thing I've ever read that put tears in my eyes.