Here, have a drabble based on this pic. Have TWO drabbles!
Yori remembers the first time she saw a disc, remembers the sense of violation. A row of Reds, marching triumphant into a previously free domain, all of them cracked open to grant Master Control access where only the Users were meant to reach.
“It’s a weapon,” Tron had realised, and pulled her deeper into the safety of the shadows.
“It’s a weapon,” he repeated, face tight and hands trembling, when he returned from captivity for the first time and she wrapped her arms around him only to find that thing. His voice was hard. “And I intend to use it.”
“It feels lighter here,” Tron once confided to her, when Flynn’s world was new and spirits were high. “Flynn’s not my User, but Alan-1 entrusted me to him. If his greatest friend makes it so, I’m sure it’s no longer a blemish to him.”
Yori had kissed him, another gift from Flynn, and Tron’s newfound peace had made the disc sit more easily between her own shoulders. While the User walked among them, the intimacy of sharing code and memory was a blessing.
Now the User is gone, Reds swarm the city anew, and Tron bears two tyrant’s wounds.
Inspired by the observation that only red programs and Game Grid prisoners wear discs in the 1982 movie. Also because I GUESS THIS FRANCHISE WASN’T TRAGIC ENOUGH YET.
These are fantastic, Omnicat. I am so happy every time I see more from you.