vinnie2757 asked you: how about some fftalia nedpan
So, uh. I know this was supposed to be part of the three sentence/three paragraph drabble thing, but…it kinda got away from me and became a rambling mess.
A fantasy au originally created by Stace, loosely set within the world of Final Fantasy 12. Ned is a former Judge (baddies in impossibly cool armor acting as the evil Empire’s law enforcement) who gave up his position and opened up a bar in the middle of nowhere. Kiku is a ninja with a bad back who happens to wander into his bar one day.
They say being cute will only get you so far, but it gets the tiny ninja absolutely everywhere with Willem.
(Oh, you are totally buying what he’s selling, his sister gleefully teased him the last time he saw her. Willem had rolled his eyes and shoved at her shoulder, quickly turning away before she had a chance to see the pink spreading across his cheeks.)
“Hey, kid,” he grunts one afternoon as he washes dishes in the sink behind the bar counter. “Wouldn’t happen to know anything about the hole that appeared in my storage room, would ya?”
The ninja — sitting in what quickly became his stool at the counter and nursing a non-alcoholic highball — looks up and meets Willem’s eye.
The barman continues: “Or the tunnel connected to the hole.”
Kiku frowns and takes a long sip through his straw. “A tunnel leading into your storage room. How suspicious.”