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#1 Mar 11 2005 at 11:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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The little taru fell his hands and knees heaving for breath,
the dusty floors of Castle Oztroja were no place for a taru
White Mage by himself. The little taru wasn't sure how long
he could keep this fight up. This whole task before him was
a death sentence , he knew, but he had no other choice.

After taking care of matter in Delkfutt's several weeks
ago the little taru had began to harbor suspicion of Jeuno's
Archduke. One by one his friends had been sent on special
missions for Jeuno , and one by one they dissappeared. The
little taru suspected that it was much the same reason as
he had been sent on this one by orders of the Archduke. It
seemed that anyone who suspected anything foul was being
taken care of.

The little taru pounded a bloody fist into the ground.
So many friends gone. The little taru was completely alone.
Weeks ago , sitting on the beaches of Purgonogo Island the
Little taru had given thought to leaving this land.

Maybe I should've, he thought to himself before quickly
shaking his head.

"No, It can't be said that I ran away." He muttered
to himself , coughing and sending a spray of blood to the ground.

The little taru needed to get up. Slowly he pushed himself up leaning on the dusty castle wall. Around the corner he could see several shadows growing
larger.

They're coming again, he thought. The little taru reached down to pick up his Blessed Hammer only to find it shattered on the ground.

The little taru sighed. He was alone. This would be his last fight. With a weak smile the taru said,
"Today my story ends..."

The yagudos rounded the corner. They were at least 5 strong. Before the yags could notice the little taru, they felt the pain of divine magic rip through them all.

The little taru stumbled, further weakened from the Banishga II spell. The yagudo charged like vultures to a carcass. The leader of the Beastmen group sqawked a sickening laugh as he kicked the little taru backwards into the wall.

"Is that the best you've got, yagudo?" The little taru mocked, spitting up
blood.

Slowly the little taru climbed back to his feet, much to the amusement of the beastmen, then stumbled to his knees. He could fight no longer.

This is my story , he thought , this is my ending.

The yagudo drew it's blade high above it's head readying the killing blow. The little taru looked up and smiled.

"I'll see you all soon my friends..." he mumbled.

Suddenly the yagudo fell to its knees... a single arrow in its back. A lone mithran ranger came walking out of the shadows with a cocky grin on her face. The yagudos wasted no time and charged her only to be met by a flurry of fists as an Elvaan monk joined the mithran.

Slowly the pair walked to the side of the little taru while the remaining yagudo kept their distance assessing the situation.

"Solrain.... Aravan....," the little taru stuttered weakly as he tried to stumble to his feet again only to fall once more.

"Rest now little one," said the Elvaan monk, "We're here now."

"Can't let you hog all the fun," laughed the mithran ranger.

The yagudos had wasted no time in regrouping as even more rounded the corner to face the trio.

"T-there are too many, you should go...." The little taru begged.

"You've got a mission to complete, little one, and we're here to help whether you want it or not." The monk said calmly.

The pair began the fight against the beastmen, but it was clear they were outnumbered, and the little taru was too weak to help his friends.

Slowly the pair began to slow and weaken as the yagudo forces seemed to never end. The little taru kept trying to struggle to his feet to help his friends to no avail, when
he suddenly felt himself being touched by healing magic followed by refresh.

With his strength restored to him the little taru got to his feet and looked around. There at the corner stood a Mithran Redmage. When the little taru saw her she tipped her plumed hat and rounded back into the shadows.

"Mero..." The taru said as he nodded back.

Turning quickly back to his friends the little taru quickly joined the fray casting. The tides of the battle had turned even if only for a moment as the yagudos kept bounding in on them from the corridor.

Solrain noticed the little taru's smile as he joined the battle.
"Smiling in the face of insurmountable odds and impending doom are we?" Chortled the mithran.

The little taru laughed.

"This is my story. I am not alone. This is not the end,
but merely the beginning of a new page." The little taru said happily as the battle continued...
-End


I wrote this for my friends. The past few weeks have been hard IRL and I've wanted to throw in the towel on FFXI several times.
These wonderful people wouldn't let me, and went out of their way to let me know they were there for me. I can't thank you all enough. A few weeks ago I posted the story "The Little Taru" when I was thinking about throwing in the towel , and said I'd give it a few weeks to think about it before I made my decision. I think this "finale" sums up what I decided. ^.^
Thankies much you three , this little taru is forever in your debt. :D

*edited to include that all char names used by permission*

Edited, Fri Mar 11 23:15:52 2005 by Kitaru
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#2 Mar 11 2005 at 11:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wow Kit, again I'm speechless. Thank you is the only thing I can seem to come up with at the moment.

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Slowly the pair began to slow and weaken as the yagudo forces seemed to never end.

that must have been A LOT of Yags.

Edited, Sat Mar 12 00:09:26 2005 by AravanTheWanderer

Edited, Sat Mar 12 00:11:18 2005 by AravanTheWanderer
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#3 Mar 12 2005 at 4:35 AM Rating: Excellent
*Sneaks around the shadows of Castle Oztroja, drawing her blade and shaking her head sadly at the Yagudo beastmen*

"Honestly now, you're picking on my little taru friend... That's a bad idea."

*With a crafty gleam in her eyes and a smirk on her face, a stoneskin and phalanx spell do more than enough to protect her as she cleaves a path back to the entrance*

*Sighs softly thinking to herself*

"You'd think they'd learn after the last airship pass fiasco..."

*As she reaches the castle entrance she looks behind her with quiet satisfaction*

"Be safe my little taru. I will keep watch over you till the day you can join me in the sky."

*Grins evilly as she tips her hat downward just over her eyes*

"Then the fun can really begin."

*Races off towards Ro'maeve and her partner in battle, preparing for yet another adventure*

((*Snugglez Kit tightly* You know I'll always be here for you and my friends. Lovely story dear, I'll be sniffling here on the side now, thank you.))
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#4 Mar 13 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I am not ashamed to say I got teary eyed as I read that.
That has got to be one of the greatest stories that I have
ever read.
Even though I am a total stranger to you, don't be afraid
to ask for help if you ever need it. That is one tough little
Taru who should never founder ; ;

~James

P.S. Please keep writing, you have a gift, total rate up.
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#5 Mar 13 2005 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Great story there little guy. I think ihave u on my friends list but not sure how it got there, probably a long time ago.
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#6 Mar 13 2005 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Great story kit. I, for one, am happy that you decided not to quit the game~ Awesome read^^
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#7 Mar 14 2005 at 4:33 AM Rating: Good
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Wow dude!
That was great good job!!


Now my eyeballs hurt I must go to bed 4:30am
#8 Mar 14 2005 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, that was really touching! You sure know how to make a girl get teary-eyed =)
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#9 Mar 14 2005 at 10:40 PM Rating: Good
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Wow kit, great story... I'm honored to be your friend and even more honored to be one of the reasons you've decided to stick around.

Way to go, you made a man cry, you ass!

You've been my partner in crime since before I had a subjob over a year ago and we're still truckin' to this day.

As long as you remain in Vana'diel, you can rest assured that you have my bow (and gun and crossbow >.>).

Cheers.
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#10 Mar 15 2005 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
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Very cool, wish there would be more stories coming, you have a gift ^^
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#11 Mar 15 2005 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Wonderful story Kitaru. That beautifully represents what this game is all about.... comraderie. It's what keeps me coming back day after day. You have a tremendous gift for writing - keep the stories coming ^^ Of course, you'll have to provide me with a box of tissues for next time :)
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#12 Mar 15 2005 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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That story sent shivers down my body, thats all i have to say.

/rate up
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#13 Mar 15 2005 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
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That was one hell of a tale...sounds like fun!^^ Really nice story to read. Keep 'em coming!
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#14 Mar 16 2005 at 6:22 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you all for the great feedback. ^.^ I will definetely try to write another and post it soon.
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#15 Mar 16 2005 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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wow i stumbled upon your last story first and had to read the ones before that one. i must say its an awsome view of FFXI. more people should think like you.

brave little taru!

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#16 Mar 17 2005 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
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*looks down at the dust covered armor laid neatly to rest*
*sighs a bit*
*looks in the corner of his Mog House at the sword carelessly left*
*slowly unsheathes the sword only to find it as sharp as ever*
*says with a slight smile* It is time
*suits up in armor with haste*
many days has past since I have taken up a sword or used magic
what if they laugh.......
what if I can't cut it any more..........
Ahhh but you must, kupo
What a Moogle, ah yes the friend I always had.
*steps outside into the brisk Jeuno air and screams*
I AM BACK!

Thanks Kit for the post, I have been away way to long. Guess this mithrian has some catching up to do. I will undoubtly see a lot of old friends again.
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#17 Mar 17 2005 at 9:21 PM Rating: Good
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*looks down at the dust covered armor laid neatly to rest*
*sighs a bit*
*looks in the corner of his Mog House at the sword carelessly left*
*slowly unsheathes the sword only to find it as sharp as ever*
*says with a slight smile* It is time
*suits up in armor with haste*
many days has past since I have taken up a sword or used magic
what if they laugh.......
what if I can't cut it any more..........
Ahhh but you must, kupo
What a Moogle, ah yes the friend I always had.
*steps outside into the brisk Jeuno air and screams*
I AM BACK!

Thanks Kit for the post, I have been away way to long. Guess this mithrian has some catching up to do.I will undoubtly see a lot of old friends again.


O.O

Bout damn time ya came back, Eta! It's been too long...
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#18 Mar 17 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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/poke Kitaru

You should keep these in a journal or something Kit, make a book of sorts out of them or something.
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