Significant relationship where age difference is actual apparent or implied.
A dutiful son finds himself distracted by a fickle swordsman.
Fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, young Noah arrives in Imperial LaGatta, the city of his boyhood dreams. Vowing never again to fight, Noah earns his wage as a sex worker. After years of ennui, Noah meets and loves Penleigh, youngest son of a wealthy LaGattan family, who represents everything Noah felt he should have had: class, wealth, and opportunities.
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.
A distinguished soldier, Yleksa mentors his idealistic younger cousin Ellory into a military role. A sheltered nobleman, Ellory Aracelis finds himself equipped for rebellion when the time arises, but fears himself too weak to effect meaningful change. Ellory departs LaGatta in despair, and discovers a power with the potential to end LaGatta's military dominance.
the dreams stack inside each other like hollow dolls all rattling, rocking
FFXII. Balthier and Fran. A mutually negotiated endeavor and satisfactory outcome for all.
FFXII. Egg filled bug bites in Rabanstre's sewers. A competent Vossler turns Ashelia on; an Ashe who needs his help turns Vossler on.
Hard-pressed to admit affection for anything, He liked this job specifically for the conversational opportunities, having pretensions above those of His friends (He did strive to keep Himself the largest fish in His social pond).