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YuRiPa- We Let Her Pretend

Title: We Let Her Pretend
Setting: FFX-2
Theme + Number: 5) Wounded, 6) Faith(less), 11) Sky, 15) Fake & 21) Watching
Pairing/Character/General Relationship: YuRiPa
Rating: K+
Warnings: Sad
Summary: Sometimes the hardest thing in the world...

Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to watch someone you care about hurting. It makes you want to help them, want to take it all away, but you find yourself unsure of what to do, and no matter how hard you try you can’t think of a way to comfort them. It is a painful cycle.

Paine and I would sit there watching Yunnie, watch her fake a smile, tell everyone she was fine, but inside she was broken and she was wounded. It was amazing how strong she could pretend to be while everyone was looking, but then break down and cry when she thought no one could see her. But we saw her. We always did.

She had lost all faith in finding him- we knew she had, she just didn’t want to show it yet. Love is everlasting, right? If she gave up on him that would mean really letting him go, and she couldn’t let him go, wouldn’t let him go. We didn’t understand why she couldn’t see that the more she held on the more she would hurt and the harder it would become when she finally did have to let him go, but we never told her that, just let her have her dreams, encouraged them, and let her keep pretending to be strong.

We pretended even when she looked up at the sky, whispering his name while tears stained her face.
Tags: paine, pyre_flies, rikku, yuna, yuripa
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