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The Spinning Wheel of Fate

by Manoftyr

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Chapter 1 (2006)
Chapter 2 (2006)
Chapter 3 (2006)
Chapter 4 (2006)
Chapter 5 (2006)
Chapter 6 (2006)
Chapter 7 (2006)
Chapter 8 (2006)

Chapter 1

Introduction

It's been seven years since Kefka's death, and things have more or less turned back to normal. One of the immediate things that followed Kefka's death was of course the end of magic in this realm which has been a double edged sword. It's true that without magic things have been a bit more difficult to get up and running again but the good news is that all those magical aberrations and terrible monsters either died out, or are largely harmless now.

Fields and pastures have been re-sown, forests replanted, the rains have returned, and people are beginning to prosper once more. Narshe has been cleared of monsters and made inhabitable once again, and is rebuilding its infrastructure and beginning to reclaim its status as industrial production juggernaut. A lot of effort has gone into rebuilding Mobliz and Terra has assumed the position of its per-facto governess, she still takes care of all those orphans too so she's been an extremely busy woman. Locke married Celes and they have a daughter named Rachel now, they live in Kohlinghen.

Setzer's been doing everything we've come to expect from him... gambling, drinking, seeing operas and flying all over the place. Edgar has of course resumed his role as king of Figaro, but Sabin now rules alongside him as co-regent... it's really just a meaningless title more then anything else seeing as Sabin spends most of time training himself and smoking grass instead of actually doing anything that would normally be expected of a co-regent.

Cyan has pledged himself as retainer to Figaro and now serves Edgar as commander of the army, he's also been instructing an elite vanguard corp. of Samurai modelled on the old Doma style... I really see no point in keeping an army anymore, since it's not likely thereís gonna be war for AWHILE now.

Mog went back into the caves with Umaro... No one has seen much of him lately, but everyone tells me he's changed... ALOT, he's all dark and morose now, seems like he isnít taking being the last of his species very well after all. Gau was living with Terra in Mobliz for awhile, and has changed a lot over the years. For one he's finally learned to speak properly, that and he's come to understand that hides and loin cloths aren't acceptable attire in the civilized world. He's still far from normal but at the very least he can pass himself off as being half civilized now, last I heard he went back to the Veldt and built a self-sufficient little cabin like the one his crazy old man has.

None of us know what happened to Gogo, he just sort of vanished after we got out of the tower, he was just sort of standing there smiling and the next thing we knew he was gone. After the final battle, well... Strago looked right at me and said "Clyde, if you don't tell her, I will"

Seeing no alternative I told Relm everything. Her reaction can be summed up with a few quotes from the torrent of shouting that ensued "How could you do that to me? I WAS ONLY A CHILD!" and "I HATE YOU, YOU'RE THE WORST FATHER IN THE WORLD!" to "I NEVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN MY LIFE!"

Pretty much everything you would expect from someone who just found out their dad was a no good train robber who abandoned them as an infant and never visited them or even showed that they cared they existed.

I dealt with it the way I've always dealt with pain or emotion I couldn't kill. By drawing back in silence to dwell in a state of perpetual anxiety, and like always the pain turned inwards feeding into my rotting self-hate. I've been living alone with only Interceptor for company for the past seven years, or at least I had him for company before he finally died of old age. He was sixteen. I've been wandering from pub to pub to drink away my pain while toying with the idea of killing myself. Occasionally I'll run into Setzer but rarely anyone else, and I hadn't spoken to Strago or Relm at all for the past seven years, when suddenly I received a letter in the mail in Relm's handwriting. It simply read "Strago's dead, funeral in Thamasa."

Caves of Narshe: Final Fantasy VI
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