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Drabble Challenge ~ Shelinda

Hmmm. I'm not quite satisfied with this, and muggy_mountain did say "Shelinda's perspective on the party".

I'll try again, but here's a wee one.

What does an acolyte know? Crusaders used Machina, and two Maesters gave the orders. I saw, Lady Yuna, how you tended the living and the dead when it was over. Now they call you traitor. Oh, it would have been a fine wedding! And yet... Seymour watched Sin engulf them. Lord Seymour, I mean. Well, I'm sure there's been some mistake. If you're willing to face Sin after that, good luck, Lady Yuna! Good luck to both of us!



May. 10th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Right. I'm thinking this was Shelinda's thoughts somewhere between Yuna's escape from Macalania Temple and the fake wedding in Bevelle.

Shelinda was such a good-hearted and sunny person, obviously. I can't imagine what went through her mind when she discovered her campaign to convince the Crusaders not to use forbidden machina was being overridden by two Maesters. Then she let herself be carried away by the wedding, possibly because she needed some good news to comfort her after a traumatic experience. But bad news just kept coming: Shelinda was in Macalania temple with the priests when Lord Jyscal's sphere was discovered. She was probably back in Bevelle for Seymour's aborted wedding, and serving Mika. She had to realize some of what the temples were saying wasn't adding up. But bless her heart, somehow she was clinging to her faith in Yevon and not letting herself see what it all added up to, because she was only an acolyte-- what did she know?

At least that's how I read the character. I sometimes wanted to stick a pie in her face, but she just seemed like a nice person who was having trouble processing all the idiocy and outright lies around her.
May. 10th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
She drives me nuts too which is somehow why I am interested in her as well. She's one of the normal sorts of people in the game - not excessively heroic or brave, just going with the flow like most of us do.
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