Honest Reasons to Fight
The curated collection of all the stories that happen in the "This One"-verse, hereby dubbed "Honest Reasons to Fight."
In addition to the main Sylvain/Mercedes story This One and its sequel and whatever else comes from it, this collection also includes Felix/Annette stories, Caspar/Hilda stories, and...well. Whatever winds up being in the universe, too.
Have an easy way to access all the separate stories that happen in the same Azure Moon timeline without having to sift through an entire series of different pairings and plots!
09 Aug 2020
"I think I love you! And I mean that. With all my heart. I love you, Mercedes! Let's get married and have Crest babies!"
“We don’t have a lot of family to share with each other, huh?”
“I’m glad you’re my family now."
They promised to share in each other's pain, but it's easier to soothe someone else's than to bare one's own.
Tugging a sleeve down to hide an open wound doesn't help it heal. And Mercedes should know better than anyone else how much her and Sylvain's bodies are littered with scars, much less their hearts.
A sequel to This One, following Mercedes's and Sylvain's journey together as the world within and beyond Castle Gautier's walls changes.
- Part 2 of This One Scarred Universe
02 Jun 2020
Amine was the heir. Anyone on Gautier lands would one day be under Amine’s protection whether he knew how to swing a lance or cast a spell, or whether he knew nothing at all.
It was a very tiring thought, and Amine didn’t like thinking about it one little bit.
17 May 2020
“You’re getting better at sensing me. You hardly reacted at all.”
This was untrue. Everything Shamir did made Byleth react, even when he knew she was there.
18 Jan 2020
Waves of power rolled off of Shamir and the Archbishop. Whatever one of them said would decide his fate. It had always been that way. Caspar had just taken way too many hours to understand that.
After the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus's victory, former Imperial General Caspar von Bergliez stood trial for his contributions to the siege Fort Merceus—contributions as the resistance.
Caspar had only just found himself again. His friends. His—close friends. Now, one tiny room full of bored former classmates threatened to take it all away once more. And Caspar was never known for diplomacy with words.
Extra Lamplight by Nenalata for asnailbee
01 Jan 2020
No, Felix Hugo Fraldarius is far from immune to emotions. Glenn's death made him feel emotions. Dimitri's childlike laughter on the battlefield made him feel emotions.
"I knew I should have been singing about bears! Or swamp beasties!"
Annette's voice makes him feel emotions.
Felix has also gotten good at compartmentalizing emotions, setting them aside, dealing with them later, and later, and later. But if "later" didn't exist for Glenn, for Dimitri..."later" definitely doesn't exist in wartime. What a shame those "emotions" still do.