When you open your reaction pics folder and the first thing you find is
purrs-n-scurrs ha iniziato a seguire laughingmango
Oh hey :D Thanks for the follow and for the assorted tag commentary, it made my day! (…I’m always up for talking about these dorks, in case)
Oh, no, wait, the FFX AU got worse. As Spiran plots do. We had summoner Alma and her guardians Jowd and Cabanela, right?
They get to Zanarkand, Jowd becomes his wife’s final Aeon, but something goes wrong in the trip back to the Calm Lands (something Yomiel-shaped, probably) and Alma dies before getting to fight Sin.
So my original idea to mirror Cabanela’s determination to get Jowd out of jail was that he wanted to go back to Zanarkand and drag Jowd’s Fayth stone out of there. And now I’m thinking, what if he tries to become a summoner for that reason. Double win: a summoner is encouraged to travel up there and a summoner could also, you know, summon the jerk and talk to him again.
…except he’s a failed guardian who has seen Zanarkand. If Yevon knows that his party made it that far, he’ll declared an enemy of Yevon and never be allowed anywhere near a Fayth. (do they know, though? How can they tell? From Yunalesca, via Bahamut? Aeons as long-distance communication system, could that work?) Say he manages to become a summoner regardless (because yes because he’s Cabanela) and go back there, with?? Lynne as his guardian??? Something like that. And they manage to steal the stone. It could go in so many different and tragic ways from there. Especially because, let’s be real, Jowd is definitely Final Aeon material for Cabs. Do they face Sin? Does he Send him? Do the get killed by Yunalesca right after a tearful reunion because she’s not just there to look pretty and she has her secrets to protect?
But what if while he works out some farfetched alternate plan to become a summoner (like find the fabled Remiem temple and start from there, idk), he takes too long and FFX events happen instead and he finds himself without a goal and a purpose, in an Eternal Calm he has no use for.
Dear technically-anonymous-but-I-think-we-covered-that-last-year-already Alma-Cabanela-Jowd-Kamila benefactor: thank you.
The quintessential deer in headlights. A Cabanela nearby - like, say, in the same hemisphere - tends to have that effect *shrug*
works for sissel too when yomiel spots him in chap 15