pixelnyx asterisk


Run fast, run far, but you were at the door all along. A timeline of related FFXII stories written from 2007 to 2010 -- personal favourites only.


part 1 of Threshold

FFXII. Fran, origins. The Wood is not a sanctuary.

Style   drabble

Tags   betrayal, violence, 500 creativity exercises, coming of age, 2007-11

Relationships   family

Out of Step

part 2 of Threshold

FFXII. Cidolphus and his wife. The day she leaves him behind.

Style   third person

Tags   exile, imperialism, breakup, 500 creativity exercises, 2010-06

Relationships   f/m


part 3 of Threshold

FFXII. Gabranth's mother dies and he assumes a Judge Magister's mantle.

Style   third person, present tense

Tags   angst, imperialism, duty, 500 creativity exercises, coming of age, 2008-03

For Love of Battle

part 4 of Threshold

FFXII. Ffamran and Fran, Basch and Vossler, Ffamran and Cidolphus. Three interludes, and the methodologies of freedom.

Style   third person, present tense, drabble

Tags   steampunk, alienation, 500 creativity exercises, coming of age, 2009-08

Relationships   partnership, friendship, family


part 5 of Threshold

FFXII, three snapshots. Unfortunately, Judge Ffamran missed the part of the job description that involved mass killings. There is no comfort to be had at home.

Style   third person, present tense, drabble

Tags   angst, exile, imperialism, coming of age, 2009-04

Relationships   family


part 6 of Threshold

FFXII. Ffamran meets Fran, as well as the rest of the YPA.

Style   drabble

Tags   steampunk, 500 creativity exercises, 2009-11

Relationships   friendship


part 7 of Threshold

FFXII. Balthier and Fran. A mutually negotiated endeavor and satisfactory outcome for all.

Style   drabble

Tags   age difference, 500 creativity exercises, fantasies, xeno, 2009-07

Relationships   partnership, f/m

Worlds, Oysters, Pearls, and a Grain of Sand

part 8 of Threshold

FFXII. Balthier and Cid. Unexpectedly, Cidolphus finds his runaway son.

Style   third person, present tense, stream of consciousness

Tags   angst, violence, alienation, parenthood, coming of age, 2009-01

Relationships   family


part 9 of Threshold

FFXII. Egg filled bug bites in Rabanstre's sewers. A competent Vossler turns Ashelia on; an Ashe who needs his help turns Vossler on.

Style   third person, present tense

Tags   kink, angst, age difference, 500 creativity exercises, fantasies, 2012-03

Relationships   f/m


part 10 of Threshold

Basch and Fran. An oasis and an invitation.

Genre   romance

Style   third person, present tense, drabble

Tags   500 creativity exercises, xeno

Relationships   f/m

Down in Lowtown

part 11 of Threshold

FFXII. Vossler the monarchist (sort of), suddenly learning the difference between country and crown.

Style   third person, drabble

Tags   imperialism, 500 creativity exercises, 2009-02


part 12 of Threshold

FFXII. Vossler and Balthier. A clash of stereotypes.

Genre   slash

Style   third person

Tags   imperialism, fantasies, 2012-02

Relationships   m/m

But Some of Her Best Friends are Bangaa!

part 13 of Threshold

FFXII. Vaan asks a personal question. Penelo's drunk enough to answer.

Style   drabble

Tags   500 creativity exercises, xeno, 2009-10

Skin and Sand

part 14 of Threshold

FFXII. Basch, Balthier, Fran and Vossler. Sex is nowhere near as complicated as the aftermath.

Genre   slash

Tags   kink, sexuality, 2008-03

Relationships   m/m, multi, friendship


part 15 of Threshold

Balthier and Vossler. An angry tumble in the sand.

Tags   sex, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   m/m


part 16 of Threshold

FFXII. Basch and Ashe. After Shiva's fall, Ashe forces the point.

Tags   class themes, duty, 500 creativity exercises, 2008-06

Relationships   f/m

Dreaming of Crowns, Swords and Sharp Edged Things

part 17 of Threshold

FFXII, Ashelia and Raithwall. Blood ground into the Pharos' mortar and stone, Raithwall dreams of his legacy of cultural stasis and a dynast queen.

Tags   class themes, duty, religious themes, 2010-12


part 18 of Threshold

FFXII. Basch and Fran. No bouquet more appropriate than one made of swords.

Tags   kink, violence, 2008-06

Relationships   f/m, friendship

A Dynast's Tears to Salt The Earth

part 19 of Threshold

Vossler lives. Balthier and Fran rescue him from Nalbina's depths, but the return to selfhood is not an easy path.

Tags   exile, class themes, betrayal, imperialism, alienation, 500 creativity exercises


part 20 of Threshold

FFXII, Basch and Balthier. When uncertain catastrophe eventuates in Rozarria, Balthier takes it on himself to do Basch's dirty work. Basch is less than pleased; the currency of favours fluctuates.

Genre   slash

Tags   kink, sex, imperialism, age difference, 2010-02

Relationships   m/m


part 21 of Threshold

FFXII, Balthier and Fran. Do we call this kidfic?

Genre   romance

Style   present tense, drabble

Tags   angst, aging, 500 creativity exercises, parenthood, 2009-06

Relationships   f/m, family

No Tragedy Today

part 22 of Threshold

FFXII. Vossler, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and the kidlets. Vossler turns a riot's tide; rescue is as unexpected as it is welcomed.

Style   third person, present tense

Tags   class themes, violence, imperialism, parenthood, 2009-10

Relationships   family


part 23 of Threshold

FFXII. The beginning of the end. Ivalice changes; the trouble with time is that every passing year devalues itself as currency.

Style   present tense, drabble

Tags   dystopia, angst, aging, duty, 500 creativity exercises, 2009-10

Relationships   partnership, f/m, friendship, family