AN: Satchel is not my original character, he belongs solely to Taji :3 I simply borrowed him for this drabble here. I started this drabble awhile ago but I never found the time to actually finish it until today. I love the pairing of Taji’s Satchel and my Korin ❤ They are soooo OTP~! Anyway, enjoy the drabble~!
The night was calm; the cool breeze flowing through the flowered meadow as Korin nestled herself under the old oak tree. Sitzu kept himself hidden in his nest of red curls, snoring loudly as he dozed off.
“You’re such a lazy bat, Sitzu,” Korin mumbled, her blue orbs gazing up at the speckled sea above. “We come all this way to look out upon the meteor shower and you’re already dead asleep. Some stargazer you are…”
The redhead giggled softly as the fruit bat stirred in his slumber, squeaking retorts in his own little way.
“Aw come now, Sitzu. You know I was just teasing you,” Korin smiled up at her friend before returning her attention back towards the night sky. “It’s so beautiful tonight, don’t you think? The moon is high and bright in the sky, the stars are flickering with life…and there’s hope for a shooting star or two…isn’t that exciting Sitzu?”
The fruit bat paused in silence, gazing up towards the sky as well. His small brown orbs scanned the sky in curiosity, before giving a soft nod in agreement. Korin could sense her companion’s agreement and leaned back on the grassy hill, laying amongst the swaying flowers in bliss.
The two friends laid there together in silence, gazes kept high towards the sky. The time passed by slowly with no luck at spotting a single darting star and the redhead was just about to give up hope. And then…
“Oh look, Sitzu! There’s one now!”
Korin sat up in a flash, pointing towards the shooting star that dashed across the blackened abyss above. The redhead couldn’t help but smile as she closed her eyes and wished.
“I know it’s foolish of me, wishing on stars like a child. But it couldn’t hurt I suppose,” the redhead mused as she prayed. “Star, please grant my wish. There’s someone that I miss terribly…though I doubt he really misses me at all. I met him on a journey and caused him a mess of trouble. Sure, he was kind of a wuss at times…but he really was sweet and did his very best to help me. If I could see Mister Satchet again, even if it’s just for a moment, that would bring joy to my heart so much.”
Sitzu interrupted the girl’s wish with several squeaks, causing the girl to gasp in response.
“Oops, my bad! Thanks Sitzu,” Korin giggled softly as she began again. “Sorry Star, I gave you his name wrong. I wish to see Satchel, even if it’s only for a moment…”
“Thank you again young man for delivering this package to me. It’s nice to hear that my son and his children are doing all right in the mountains of Ambrosia. This here is actually a small scrapbook my grand-daughter made me about their adventures there,” the old man mused as he smiled from his doorway, nodding to the delivery man that waited on the porch. “I hope this delivery didn’t hold you up on any plans for the night. I’m sure a young man like you has got a nice girl back home.”
Satchel paused for a moment at the man’s words, a small tint of red forming on his cheeks. However, he shook his head, remembering he had jobs to do. And after the punishment from the Jenkins episode, he didn’t want to put Len into another angry fit.
“You’re quite welcome, Sir. Just doing my job is all,” Satchel bowed before stepping back from the porch. “And no sir, it’s mostly just work for me. I don’t really have much time for things like that.”
“Hmm, no time for things like that, you say?” The old man gawked at the delivery man for a moment before smiling once again. “Well, at least take a moment and enjoy the scenery. The meadows here are quite beautiful. And the sky tonight is one of the most beautiful night skies I have seen in my whole life living in these parts.”
“I’ll…” Satchel thought about declining, but decided against it. A small break to take in a peaceful surrounding might not be half bad. It was, after all, one of the calmest deliveries he’s made in awhile and who knows where the next one would throw him. “You know what, I’ll do just that sir. Thank you for the suggestion.”
The old man nodded in response as Satchel walked off towards the hills, gazing up at the night sky in awe. It really was a sight to behold; a large blackened sea with small specks of light littered within it. And hanging high above Satchel was a shimmering moon, lighting up the world beneath it.
“It’s nice to finally relax for once,” Satchel mumbled to himself as he stood atop the hill, digging his hands into his pocket. The boy then paused a moment, his fingers brushing across something cool in his pocket. “Wait…?”
Satchel pulled out the small trinket from his pocket, holding back a small gasp as he did. There in his hand was a shimmering necklace, a small locket that belonged to Korin. Satchel recognized the gem immediately and formed a small smile on his lips.
“She must have slipped it into my pocket back then,” Satchel whispered as he continued to gaze at the glittering gem. “That woman…”
The delivery man paused as a quick flash appeared in the reflection of the locket, Satchel gazing up towards the sky in curiosity. It was there that he caught a glimpse at the darting star in the dark abyss, dashing off towards the horizon.
“A shooting star, what luck,” Satchel whispered to himself before gazing back down at the necklace in hand. He knew it was childish, but Satchel knew that strange things happen to those who believe them. “Star, there’s a woman I’m thinking of…I know it hasn’t been too long since we last saw each other but…I do miss her terribly. Star, even if it’s only for a moment, I want to see Korin and see how she is doing.”
Satchel paused for a few moments before scanning around him, noticing nothing out of the ordinary. He was still the same lonely deliveryman out in the meadow, clinging to a necklace while wishing on stars.
“Heh, guess it was silly of me to do something like that. I should know better than to…” Satchel turned heel in the meadow and began forward before coming to a halt, nearly losing his breath as a loud gasp escaped his lips. There before him, sitting calming on the grass with her eyes tightly shut, was a familiar redhead nestled beneath an oak tree that Satchel knew had not been there a moment before. “I…I don’t believe it…Kor…Korin…Is that you, Korin?”
Icy blue eyes peeked through red curls as Korin turned her head towards the familiar voice, a light gasp escaping her lips as she caught a glimpse at the gawking man that was now at her side. Tears began to weld up as Korin pulled herself up onto her feet, brushing the wrinkles out of her sundress as she smiled.
“It actually worked,” Korin whispered as she took a step forward, a hesitant hand reached out to brush against Satchel’s cheek. “You really are here. But how? I was only wishing on a star. I never truly thought that you could really be here.”
“I can hardly believe it either,” Satchel retorted, bringing a hand up to brush against Korin’s cheek as well. “I’m so glad to see you. But I thought you would have forgotten me by now.”
“Forgotten you? Are you crazy?” Korin chuckled while stepping closer to the man, wrapping her arms around his neck as she rested her head on his chest. “I could never forget you, Mister Satchet.”
Satchel could not hold his excitement at the news; he lifted the woman up in his arms for a brief moment before lowering her down. He lightly kissed her on the cheek, chuckling as Korin’s cheeks turned a bright red at the action he made.
“I’d never forget you either, Korin,” Satchel’s smile faded as he noticed the woman begin to fade in front of him. “Korin!”
“Satchel! You’re fading away!” Korin gasped as she kept her grasp strong on Satchel’s hand. “You’re disappearing!”
“I suppose it was only for a moment,” Satchel frowned at the thought before shaking his head, giving the redhead one last hug. “Korin, you’re doing ok right?”
“I am, and you?”
“I’m doing just fine, now that I’ve gotten to see you. I’ll come back for you someday, if you will be able to wait for me.”
Korin’s warm smile shone through her red curls as she nodded to the man’s words, unable to hide her blush from him.
“I’ll wait for you, Satchel. I’ll wait for you!”
“Then I look forward to that day,” Satchel felt his heart sink as the redhead continued to fade in front of him until she was no longer there, Satchel’s hand now grasping only the air. “Good bye Korin…”
Satchel stood there by himself for a good moment, glancing down at the hand that held onto Korin’s until she vanished before him. It was still warm from her touch, the delivery man’s smile growing huge as he brought the hand to his chest. This was the push he needed to keep going with a smile on his face. Everything was going to be all right in the end, there was no doubt in Satchel’s mind. He was going to escape his current life of slave labor and be free by the side of his friends and loved ones.
With confidence and a smile, Satchel made the jump from that world and prepared himself for the next step in his life.