||[Jul. 8th, 2008|06:55 am]
Kingdom Hearts Recommended Fiction
Title: Better Than Whys
Author: Ginger Ninja
Summary: When your best friend turns to the darkness the whys seem endless...
Characters: Sora, Donald, Goofy, Riku
Pairings: implied soraxkairi
Recommendation: I like this fic in particular because it warms the heart how the trio cheers each other up and brings up each others' spirits, especially after so many poignant sentences that really make the heart twist. It even leaves the reader with a small glow of hope. (Ironic how I was listening to The Walk by Imogen Heap at the time.)
( That wasn’t supposed to have happened. )
Title: But That Was In Another Country
Rating: PG 13
Genre: Drama / Action/Adventure
Summary: Sometimes the good guys don't win against unstoppable odds. Yuffie Kisaragi and the last stand: before Traverse Town, there was the Planet, and before Sora, there was AVALANCHE.
Characters: FFVII main cast: Cloud, Tifa, Vincent, Cid, Barret, Marlene, and the Turks
Pairings: implied TifaxCloudxAerith
Recommendation: With an erratic train of thought that is so essentially Yuffie, the story sweeps you in right away. You're just rolling your eyes at Yuffie's silliness when suddenly you find yourself caught off guard. The transition between upbeat optimism and enjoyable sarcasm to subtle horror and fear is so well executed that you just can't turn away, even when you already know the ending to the story. Most stories where you discover the ending, you feel there's no point in reading it... but here, you feel the tug of heartstrings and in the end you read on anyway. Because in the back of your mind, a part of you wishes you could be there for the characters in their darkest times.
( Cloud was basically crazy, so when he first apparently started talking about killing the dark things I put it down to him being a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty and kind of made the cuckoo-cuckoo spinny motion around my ear. )