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Promises Made by antediluvian (G)

Title: Promises Made
Fandom: Spirited Away
Pairing: Haku/Chihiro
Categories: Future Fic, Spirits
Length: Medium (5,087)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: AO3

Author's Summary:
Chihiro tasted the rain cool and sweet on her lips, and remembered, fleetingly, what clouds had tasted like as she flew through them.

I swear this fandom has some of the prettiest writing.

I love Yuletide because it gives me fics like this that I just sort of sigh over and clutch to my chest and wish could just go on and on. Promises Made takes place in the future, where Chihiro lives her day to day life, but still remembers Haku and is still connected to the spirit world in mostly little ways. She's pragmatic, but she keeps an eye out for spirits and there's this dreamy quality to the entire fic that touches her, but doesn't overwhelm her.

I wouldn't say that Chihiro is waiting for Haku to come back, but they do have a promise to see one another again and it's important even if she doesn't let it define her. I think that's an important distinction and one I'm glad that the author made.

And it's so pretty. So very very pretty. It's not even--it's in the descriptions. It's in the way Haku smiles with his eyes and the way that clouds taste. It's the promise of more that kind of hovers in the background without overwhelming you. At the end I'm left with this brimming of feelings that just make me want to gush and leave me wanting more.

It's crazy because it's not like a lot happens. But there's a sort of internal pull in the chest and--I have no idea. Read it. It's lovely and fits the world of Spirited Away so well.

Promises Made


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 2nd, 2014 10:22 am (UTC)
Aaaa thank you for writing such a gorgeous rec! I'm really glad you enjoyed Promises Made - I was trying so hard to capture the feeling of Spirited Away and I'm terribly flattered and grateful that it worked for you. :) Thank you!
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
It was a lovely find! <3 You did a wonderful job.
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