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Thanks to Brickman for its creation --and Kirro for linking the first references prior to this.
Requiem for a Beloved Wife
So I must really like this scene or something, cuz both of my fanfics for the game have had to do with it So yeah, this is from Reivier's point of view soon after he finds Serai dead. After the escape, but before he's given the pill from Lunair.