Presents (Bravely Second spoilers)Though the Pope was held captive for so very long, she never felt truly like a prisoner. There was something about her captors that couldn’t bear to see her suffer. Every day, she would be presented with gifts to sate her boredom that would naturally come with being trapped inside a tiny room for days upon days.
There were books - thick, old tomes filled with spells she could not use, and stories of heroes and monsters and mages. More books than she could ever hope to read. They were so worn and loved that she could tell the person who delivered them to her must have read them many times. One day, feeling overwhelmed by her options, she dared ask which of the stories the mysterious gift giver would recommend the most. After a long pause, a quiet voice replied: ‘the story of the hero, Cu Chulainn.’ Then one day, the books stopped coming with no warning, and she never saw the pale hand with painted nails that would slip them to her again.
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