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Matthew knelt beside Leila’s body. Everyone stood nearby, unsure of what to say.

Hector looked down at him. “I’m sorry, Matthew,” he said sadly.

Matthew shook his head. “Why do you apologize, my lord? Leila blundered. . . . That’s all.”

Eliwood took a step forward. “Matthew . . . Leila was . . . she was. . .”

Without looking up, Matthew said, “After this mission, I was going to ask her to put this life behind her. . . . Waited too long, didn’t I? Ha. . .” He closed his eyes for a moment. Then he stood and lifted Leila’s limp body off the ground. He turned to Hector.

“My lord, might I . . . rejoin you later? She . . . has to be buried. . . .”

Hector nodded. “Of course.”

Matthew started walking into the fog toward the woods. Lyn moved toward him.

“Ah . . . I’ll go with you. . .” she began, but Eliwood placed a hand on her shoulder.

“Let them be alone,” he said quietly. “There’s nothing else we can do. . . .”


Once Matthew was sure that he was well out of everyone’s sight, he gently laid Leila’s body on the ground. He dropped to his knees beside her. He brushed some hair out of her face and then placed his hand on the side of her face. Her skin was pale and cold.

Matthew put an arm behind her shoulders and lifted her torso off the ground. He held her close to him and finally broke down. Tears fell from his eyes as he knelt beside his beloved Leila. He loved her more than anything--he knew they understood that--but if they were to see him, a spy, crying like this, he felt he would never be able to face them again.
This is a little story I wrote dedicated to Matthew and Leila from Fire Emblem.
The dialogue was copied word-for-word from the game itself when you get to the Dread Isle for the first time and discover Leila's body. I added everything else.

I think the ending is a little iffy. It seems like I need to add a little something to make it sound better....
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Whozawhatcha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*tears* love it. My fav couple I think. Love jaffar and nino but this . . . I've always wished better for poor Matthew . . .
lolmetaknight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Really sad story... Poor Matthew.
Miyukitty Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
Aww... Who can forget this moment? ^^ You did a nice job filling in the gaps between the game dialogue. I did like your original writing, though, so perhaps this could be a little longer...? ;3 Nice work!
nakarii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Thank you! ^-^ I might make a longer, original Matthew and Leila thing when I get the time.
Miyukitty Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
That would be awesome... *__*
nakarii Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
I know it took me forever to do, but I have finally written a completely original Matthew and Leila story here:
Miyukitty Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
Awesome! I'll go check it out! :)
pokemonaofei Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
nice, buut excessive use of in game dialogue. i like your own original bit.
yeah, everyone undersyands why jaffar did what he did, but no one forgives him for the matter. i don;t.
i mean, revenge on Jaff isn't the best thing to do (evident in my own FF. don;t bother.) but no one forgives him. no one.
nakarii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Thank you for your input!
Jaffar is one of my favorite characters, so I want to forgive him, but Matthew is also another of my favorites, and I hate how Jaffar did that to him.
I dunno....
adevilsdare Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
I KNEW IVE COME ACROSS THAT BEFORE! that was so was...just sad. Matthew was my favorite!
nakarii Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
if only if only they could have been together....

and who killed Leila?
but that was back when he was still Nergal's killing machine. he's different now. he has CHANGED!!
adevilsdare Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Really now? Has he?
lol who's Nino?
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