This is set after the final boss
fight. I ended up with Luneth as a sage and Arc as a Devout (Ingus
ended up as a Ninja and Refia as a Knight) in the final boss fight, and
this story reflects that. My canon is from the DS/iOS version.
Missing It For The
I know that you're busy, up there on
the Floating Continent, keeping your people healed. I hope you will
come and visit, though, as I wish to consult with you about a problem
I'm having. Can you come, dear friend?
Arc frowned and looked down at the letter. It certainly wasn't hard to
get to Sardonia, certainly not for one of the heroes that had saved the
world from the Cloud of Darkness. The Invincible was at his command,
and he could use it any time he wished.
And Alus was a good friend of his, certainly worth a visit. He had to
admit that he wanted to see his friend again, ever since he'd been down
to the area, but he somehow never made it. A young man at twenty, he
had people who sought him out for his wisdom and his healing, his
ability to say words that soothed and kept people together.
Alus was growing up too. In a way, they'd grown up together, he and
Alus, though continents away. Alus had grown into a fine King, and he
had grown into a fine advisor. He regularly saw his companion Ingus at
court, and Princess Sara too. Most other places didn't need someone of
his power, but he occasionally got requests to come to one place or
another and offer counsel.
"So, what's it say?" Luneth asked, looking over his shoulder.
"Alus wants to see me," he said, looking over to his oldest friend.
Luneth had been there when he'd met Alus and become friends with the
then-Prince, and knew how close they were.
"Then let's go!" Luneth had become as much a bookworm as Arc had once
been, his role of Sage causing him to visit hither and yon to seek out
new knowledge. He was the one that was often using the Invincible,
fighting rare creatures, or talking with them when they would talk. But
for all of that, Luneth was still the excitable young man who had
fallen down a hole and been blessed by a crystal. "We'll pick up the
others. You know Refia and Ingus wouldn't miss it for the world."
Arc wanted to protest that he wasn't planning on bringing the whole
party along, but decided not to. It would be good to be with the others
again, and he was sure that even Ingus couldn't protest at a short
vacation. He and Sara would marry eventually, Arc was sure, but he was
taking things slowly.
Maybe this trip would change that. Maybe Arc could put a quiet word in
Alus' ear, once everything was over. Ingus would listen to the king of
Sardonia in some ways more than he'd listen to Arc.
Sometimes you had to do what you weren't planning on doing for things
to work out. Sometimes you had to do what you didn't want to do to save
the world. He'd figured that out, they all had.
This was not saving the world, but it was being there for a friend. And
Arc decided at the moment that there was nothing more important that
reconnecting. With Alus, and with Refia and Ingus too. Because they
were together. Because he wanted too.
And like the others, he wouldn't miss it for the world.
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