Summary: War doesn't end for a witty tactician or duty-bound princess. But when swords break and armor fails, bonds stronger than fate or time remain. Pairing: Robin/Lucina Genre: Romance/Adventure Word Count: 116k Link: https://m.fanfiction.net/s/11690435/1/From-Ruins Retelling of Fire Emblem Awakening that sticks fairly well to plot of the game but takes a little artistic licence. This licence though is what sets it apart from most of the FE fics in the fandom. The biggest selling part of the story for me, or what makes me keep reading though is the humor and characterisation. Robin and Lucina are done great in terms of their exchanges and dialogue but also their characters. The two are generally very wooden, generic people that it's tough to breathe life into but the author does it superbly. I'd give it a 4/5, solid writing, great dialogue, great characters but it doesn't scream 5/5 for me. Minor issues with the pacing perhaps, at this point it's likely to stretch into the 300-500k mark if it's ever finished due to the sheer amount of plot left to come.