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Helpful Advice?

[A/N: Originally this idea was just to have some goofy scenes of the four young girls asking someone older for advice, then I felt compelled to add a scene for that advice bearing fruit for each pair as well. Honestly didn’t expect to get this many words out of it.

I guess this is part me wanting to do a follow-up on the Alfin/Elise fic I put out before Chris-mas, and part me being a frustrated Renne/Tita shipper watching Cold Steel 3 push its Agate/Tita agenda heavily and explicitly. I didn’t like it in Sky, and I don’t like it now. I will never surrender, no matter what the canon says!]

Princess Alfin Reise Arnor had some new developments in her life that she desired some advice on. And her best (by virtue of being her only) option was her older brother prince Olivert. Maybe that was an unfair way of thinking about it. Unless his stories were all complete fabrication, this was an area he had some experience and insight into.

And it just so happened that the two of them were in the same place at the same time, which was rarer than Alfin would have liked. He had his faults, but she really liked her brother. So she knocked on his door.

“Come in,” said a voice from inside.

Alfin opened the door. “Good afternoon, brother,” she said as she stepped into the room.

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Deep in Concentration

[A/N: I just finished Trails of Cold Steel 2 yesterday, and found the ending rather depressing. So I decided I had to write something very fluffy to cheer myself up, and here it is. I’ve been pondering a Renne/Tita fic for a while, and realised quickly that it would work best for me if I did it with them a bit older. I have only played the games that have been localised so far, meaning the Trails in the Sky trilogy, and Cold Steel 1 and 2. I know Tita shows up in 3, and Renne has been revealed for 4, but I don’t really know anything about what they’re like in those games. So this is entirely based on guesswork and conjecture about what they might be like in their late teens.

I’m thinking a lot about her being revealed as Renne Bright these days.]

“Renne, hand me the number 3.”

“Here.”

Renne handed Tita the tool she asked for.

“Thanks.” A slight turn of her head, enough to show a small smile, and then Tita went right back into her work.

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