Call Me Princess
A Macross Challenge Ficlet
Disclaimer: The characters
and settings of this fic do not belong to me. Alas.
Challenger: Miyuki Mina
Title: Call me Princess
Dialogue: "I have
everything, and at the same time, nothing".
"Minmay! Minmay! We love you!"
crowd chanted her name over and over, clapping and cheering, some even
sobbing as they showed their adoration of the diminutive figure
standing on the stage. Minmay bowed again and kissed her hand to the
audience who cheered even louder. "I love you too!" she cried, waving
and smiling before the curtain descended.
Later, in her
dressing room, Minmay sat in front of her mirror and wiped away her
makeup. Tonight was a great success and she hummed softly, still
feeling the buzz. On the table was the tour schedule and she traced
down the destinations with one slender finger. "And the last stop is...
Macross City.." she said aloud and felt her heart lurch. "It's been a
Minmay glanced back up at her
reflection. Staring back
at her was the girl whose voice helped inspire and win over the
Zentradi, the girl who was adored by so many and had achieved all her
childhood dreams. On a war-torn earth, Minmay was the one that shone
the brightest, representing hope for the future.
But not one of her adoring public
knew the secret despair that she carried with her.
have everything, and at the same time, nothing," Minmay whispered to
her reflection. A tear slid down one smooth cheek. "I don't have you...
The tears come down thickly now as
she thought about
the handsome pilot she loved. She liked him from the moment she met
him, but had run away from the all too obvious love she saw in his
eyes. She didn't want to be tied down to one boy, she had wanted to be
a star and Hikaru wasn't part of the plan. It was only later, when the
pressure became too much and she was tired of being a star that she
thought of his love and ran towards it, desperate to recall the
carefree girl she had been.
But it was too late. Someone else
was in Hikaru's life and while Hikaru would always care about Minmay,
his true love was now Misa Hayase.
Minmay clenched her fists,
remembering her frantic attempts to stop Hikaru from fulfilling his
duty and convince him to stay with her. Even then, she had known she'd
lost him, but was desperate to deny it and live the bubblegum pink
dream of love and marriage she thought she wanted... she still wanted.
manager’s voice came from outside and startled her. Minmay dashed away
her tears and drew in a deep breath. Regrets must be put aside once
again. Lynn Minmay belonged to the people; she was their princess and
their inspiration. Like Hikaru and Misa she had a duty to perform. No
matter what the cost.
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