I've been reading a Fran & Balthier backstory fic and hooting. I don't normally laugh aloud while reading.
The fic is called "A Kind of Integrity".
Except it totally does. Oh, Balthier.
ETA: "all the grandeur of some young, disheveled god of poorly thought out ideas."
It's partly because I'm still sick and not exactly sharp-minded, but I keep finding more things to laugh at in this story. Except then it becomes deadly serious and pre-canon, with excellent dramatization of what Fran and Balthier were doing just before the war, and it's like canon, but better. I think this is my Clarion for this year. I first stumbled across that story when I was sick, too, and it remains a favorite.
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