Characters: unnamed troopers
Word Count: 100
A/N: This applies equally well to Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus, though my heart puts it at the end of CC.
The helmets made it easy.
With their built-in binoculars, infra-red, computerized enhancement, haze filters, and recognition software, they simplified everything.
Flesh, blood, bone, rain, mud, SOLDIER blues, all reduced to shades of high-definition green.
Black and white, life and death, right and wrong – all green.
Shinra techs had designed the helmets to give their men an edge, to make their work easier. To simplify things.
Had they already known that one day they would simplify this? Was the SOLDIER program destined to arrive here, at this moment? Was all this inevitable?
Atrocities become inevitable, when things are made too easy.
Characters: Aerith, KOTR
She first wants to laugh when she sees that the king wears pink as well, underneath the armor. Really, a big strong fighter like him, the crux of the most powerful summon, and he's got a girly side!
Then, as if noticing her amusement, his spirit turns to hers. She can see his image of himself more clearly: the color is splotchy. His memory of himself is stained with--
She turns her attention inward for a second, searching herself. Her pink dress is uniform, but he seems to know what it's hiding anyway, nodding acknowledgment.
Pink is the lighter red.
This week's prompt is: 151 - Chromatic
(Thanks to shadowwaker for the prompt suggestion!)
Your mission this week is to write a drabble regarding one or more colors, or even its absence.
It could be a plot detail: Cid's cup of green tea, a drop of Cloud's blood, the red ribbons of remembrance. Or it can become the background: the bright flowers of the church, the dirty streets of Midgar, the neon signs on the plate, the mako haze. Color could be a metaphor: green for envy, red for love, grey for an uneventful day. You could even delve into color symbolism.
But there are always fashion color disasters, stains, dyed hair... So many colorful things.
So add a little color to your drabbles, but in only 100 words.