The New Band AidThey had had a bad fight, Vincent thought to himself as he gazed at his reflection in the mirror. As always, he bore no new physical wounds. The damage was to his psyche. Cid's words had cut as deep as Hojo's scalpel once had, and he was left feeling uncertain. He couldn't remember what the argument had been about now. He'd been left so exhausted, he had just fallen asleep. His eyes scanned the reflection of the room behind him, settling on the empty bed for a moment before focussing on a cardboard box on the bedside cabinet.The New Band Aid3 years ago in Romance More Like This
They'd fought a lot about those recently, Vincent was forced to admit to himself, screwing up his eyes to block the memories of raised voices, words he had snarled but not truly meant. He had said some dreadful things to Cid, and none of them had been true. He needed Cid. The fact he had upset him stung deeply. Vincent was tempted to stay in th
Wheelchair - ValenwindAN: For vincid-vinseph club on deviant art, which had a list of prompts to use.Wheelchair - Valenwind4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Pairing: Vincent and Cid
Warnings: Bad language, a relationship between two men, angst and character suicide. Also, cigarettes, but I don't know if that counts.
Age had not been kind to Cid Highwind. In the twenty years since he had helped save the world, he had begun to suffer. The alcohol he would knock back, and his chain smoking hadn't helped. It was his lungs that had gone, leaving him wheezing and gasping for air, first when he ran, then when he went up stairs, and finally when he walked. The doctors had been very sympathetic and kind as they had told him that his remaining time on Gaia might be counted in months not years. They'd been patient as they tried to tell him he would have to be in a wheelchair, that even walking was too much for him. They'd listened patiently as he had screamed and cursed, then
Belated Valentine-AngealxGenMy Angeal,Belated Valentine-AngealxGen3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Since receiving your letter, I have read and reread it. It is hugely precious to me, and I have stored it in the safest place I know in the cover of my favourite copy of loveless, the one with the white cover that you bought me. The one that you laughed at me once about, when you found I kept it against my heart. I couldn't tell you then why it was there, and muttered something about armour, but I'll tell you now it's so that I can keep you close to me.
Yours was not the only Valentine I received, but it's the one that I kept. I've stayed close to you in the passing months, worried that your letter might just have been a flight of fancy, or a harsh joke. I know you're a physical man Angeal, you've proved it on the battlefield and off, and I assumed that all I was to you was company and a friend.
I had accepted that role, relished in it in a way, and leaving it behind now frightens me, yet I am w
31 Day Fiction Writing CourseJenni's Fiction Writing Workshop31 Day Fiction Writing Course4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Start of your writing course. You can do this! If you can't manage a day's work, it can be delayed, but try to stick to deadlines if you can. On the other hand, if you end up ahead, do the next day's work if you'd like! Find a word to describe the atmosphere of your story, and find 3 pictures of the setting/atmosphere you want it set in, and write a 50-200 word description of the setting.
2. Go on baby names website, and select 10 that you like that go with the setting. Then make 8-14 character descriptions of 8 words or less (i.e. a homicidal baker with an inferiority complex). Choose 3 names and characters, these are your main characters (probably 2 protagonists and 1 antagonist, but it's your choice).
3. Short profiles of at least your 3 MCs, and any others you want:
Haiku Series One_Haikuathon1.Haiku Series One_Haikuathon5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
the memories of last summer
air rich with chimes
upon the bench
peace at last
taking time to read
ice cream melts
in the summer sun -
so do I
dries my mouth
and my pen
we crane in our seats to see
fireworks of freedom
scare the dog
broken heart yearns
for ice cream
hentai and Socrates
the examined life
deciphering the code
behind your smile
pouring like blood
from the heart
my baby sister
looks so grown up
a meteor shower -
soldiers break rank
black and white
our hands on keys
caught in the act
the boy freezes
in the spot
BikiniAN: Written for shadowhaloedangel for the prompt bikini. I had a great deal of fun writing this, I hadn't been plot bunnied this hard for a long time. I'm working on other fics as well, don't worry.Bikini3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Pairing: Tseng and Rufus
Warnings: Sexual references and mentions of past abuse
Rufus and Tseng shared almost everything, now that they were lovers. But they both had their own lives, and it was important that they had their privacy. In their bedroom, there were two locked drawers, in which they could keep their secrets.
But secrets never stayed private in ShinRa. Tseng could easily pick locks, and Rufus had the entirety of the Turks to call upon. They both wanted to know what it was the other wanted to keep private, and despite the fact they tried not to, eventually one of them was going to crack.
Tseng was home alone, while Rufus was working late, and the drawer was calling to him, louder than before.
July Haikuthon1.July Haikuthon5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
cramped back rooms
a world away-
lines about lives
in the ditch
the chain of her necklace
she drives to Dallas
adding more miles
sharing a glass
waking up alone
swallowing a lump
thinking of her
dried floral soap
in the bristles
in stacks of bills -
a love letter
the governor quits
I still don't have one
loneliness kept at bay
I write haiku
the page is
breadcrumbs for birds
my dog fancies herself
from the speaker
from the shoes I wore
to her funeral
SOLDIER RulesAN: Just a quick piece for FunkySockzLover as it's her birthday and her current favourite pairing are these two.SOLDIER Rules3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Characters: Zack and Cloud
Warnings: A little silly, fluffy.
Cloud might have only been a cadet, but it had not taken him long to realise there were two types of rules within SOLDIER, neatly jumbled together within the SOLDIER handbook he had been given on his first day. Like all the cadets, he had read it from cover to cover, not wanting to embarrass himself by forgetting something key on the first day. When he had realised the division, he began to laugh.
The first type of rule was the kind of rule you would find in any army handbook anywhere, that had ever been written. It was all about keeping your boots clean, being smart, respecting the officers and addressing them correctly, and the importance of not being late. It was all important, but equally it was obvious. Anyone with an ounce of sense could work out these rules.
Love's FoolsTitle: Love's foolsLove's Fools2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Author: Enide Dear
Rating: uh, insane.Or romantic. Depends on your view
Summary: Neither Cid nor Vincent is very good at this whole 'courting' thing.
A/N: For :iconvalenwind-luvers: Love Confession Contest!
"Alright Cid, what did you do this time?" Tifa sipped her morning coffee and gave the scruffy pilot a stern glance.
"I don't know what yer talking about." Looking disturbingly much like a cat with a bowl of cream, Cid squeezed himself in by the Inn's kitchen table, between Nanaki and Cloud. All of Avalanche sans one was already loading up on a healthy hero breakfast of burned, crispy bits, sugar, fat, caffeine and starch.
Tifa didn't deign to answer, just gave him a weary, knowing look. That in itself was not very scary- the woman had a sixth sense when it came to love and romance and had figured out Cid's adoration for a certain gunman while the pilot himself was still looking for the door-handle to the closet. What was a bit fri
HigherTitle: HigherHigher3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Author: Enide Dear
A/N: art trade with :iconani_mama: who wanted Valenwind fluff!
Up high I feel like I'm
alive for the very first time
Set up high I'm strong enough
To take these dreams
And make them mine
- Higher, by Creed
"You are all fools." Night had fallen, and around the little camp fire the mood was uneasy. It was not helped by a huge demon standing over them, eyes glowing like the embers of Hell and huge wings moving restlessly. "And you will all die on this fool's quest of yours."
"Ain't ya a cheerful one." Cid muttered. "What did ya do ta Vince?"
Chaos just shrugged. The motion made his wings rustle like dry leaves.
"He shares my sentiment ,he is only too much of a coward to say so. Your quest is futile and you will all perish before the end."
"Hey! Ya got no right talking fer him." Pissed, Cid stood up and moved over to the demon, despite the whispered protests of the rest of Avalanche who still huddled morosely around the fir
Haikuthon July 2009Haikuthon July 20095 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
gnarled tree roots
stretch down into the pond
resting for a spell
a thousand flags
whip in the wind
praying for profits
in the cool building shadow
in the distance
beyond the looming storm —
hint of orange dusk
a golden half-moon
hangs near distant streetlights
amid gentle rapids
an old tire
over waves of tall
July summer Haikuthon 20091.July summer Haikuthon 20095 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
every possible shade
why my head hurts
piling on my plate
my marbled body
from hand to hand
on the crowded bus
my shower song
no more hot water
reflecting our own
eating pot rice
still holding snow
train towards murmansk
Where the Sun Never Dies
stumbling through the sleep train
a new smell
for every step
he drops his
she lights another
just passing by
kissed my cheek
One redeeming quality:
it is short
"Fresh Faces" magazine
yet focus seems to lie
still wet cheeks
mist shrouded city
SnowTitle: SnowSnow4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Author: Enide Dear
Summary: for :iconeru: in art trade for a Valenwind short comic!
The Gods-damned Weapons electro-attack had blown out the Highwinds Gods-damned heater system to Gods-damned Hell and now it was Gods damn it all *snowing*!"
Shivering with cold, Cid pried his fingers from the airship's wheel were it felt as if they had frozen to the metal and blew on them to try to get some feeling back. It didn't much work, but perhaps waving his cig under the palm
The voice came directly behind him and Cid almost jumped out of his skin. The cig burned his hand and caused him to nudge the wheel askew. Cid swore and grabbed the wheel before the Highwind could take a rather fatal dive into a mountain slope.
"Shit, Vince, don't do that!" He gasped as the airship rose quickly, narrowly avoiding the cliffs.
Ember eyes blinked at him. If the gunman's heart was racing as fast as Cid's from the narrow escape, it didn't show.
Turk careTitle: Turk careTurk care2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Author: Enide Dear
Pairing: Valenwind, Tseng
Rating: work safe
Summary: Cid finds the wrong Turk in his bedroom
A/N: This was supposed to be for the old Valenwind-luvers 'New' contest, but I lost it and now it is found again!
"Well," Cid said quietly to himself, scratching his head. "This is new."
He stared down at the big bed in the master bedroom where a tall, pale, dark-haired man slept like dead, the exhaustion that had drawn his features taut still just slightly softened by sleep. This in itself wasn't new, not when you were married to an undead Vincent Valentine. What was new, however, was the neatly folded pile of clothes on a nearby chair dark blue pants, black socks, a black tie and a dark blue suit jacket and not the least the Wutai features and the slightly smeared mandala on the man in bed. The unbuttoned collar of a white shirt could be seen poking up by Tseng's neck just above the drawn up covers.
He did look remar
Captain's logTitle: Captain's logCaptain's log3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Author: Enide Dear
Rating: Work safe
A/N: Art trade for :iconserethial-san: who had a rather specific prompt I hope you like it!
Day 1: Lucretia's Cave
Vince ince ince
Scowling in the eerie light of mako crystals, Cid strode up to the altar beneath the gaze of the comatose woman, but it was empty. He spent another few hours checking behind every pillar, rock and outcrop he could find until he was certain the gunman wasn't there, all the while having the creepy feeling of being watched disapprovingly from behind shut eyelids and crystal.
"Well, ta had yer chance," he muttered at the ex-scientist. "Now it's my turn." He sighed and scratched his head. "If I can find the damn vampire."
Day 2: Flying
Day 3: Niebelheim
There was no echo. Piles of books and research documents sucked up all sounds in the damp caves. Slightly dreading what he might see in this evil place, Cid managed to push the heavy stone
WingsTitle: WingsWings5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Author: Enide Dear
Summary: One mans hell is another mans heaven
A/N: I have to stop abusing the words seem, seemingly and so on .
Vince? Vince! What are ya doin in there?! Cid banged on the Inns door.
Go away, Highwind! Came the muffled answer from within muffled but still clear enough that Cid could hear the way it almost cracked with fear and desperation.
I aint goin anywhere! He said stubbornly, his worry for the gunman raising several notches. Are ya hurt? The last fight against monsters had been a nasty one which was why they were now resting up at this Inn in the middle of nowhere.
Silence from within.
Look, Vince. Cid shifted, disliking the silence even more than the previous fear. We all kind of owe ya, ya know. If ya hadnt turned into that Chaos-demon wed all be pushing up daisies by
Valenwind dateTitle: Valenwind DateValenwind date4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Author: Enide Dear
Pairing: uh Valenwind, d'oh!
Summary: Cid and Vincent tries to go on their first offical date. Things get complicated
A/N: For Valenwind-luvers First Date contest!
"Ya'll be bored out of yer mind, Vince," Cid tried again. "It's jest a bunch of grumpy old pilots sitting around talkin' 'bout the good ol' times."
"I like grumpy pilots," Vincent smiled. "And the invitation did say 'Cid Highwind and date.' We've never been to a real date. It would be nice."
Cid looked hurt, turning to the rest of Avalanche that followed the exchange with interest.
"That's not fair! I made ya that dinner on the Highwind and everythin'!"
"He did," Cloud nodded. "We saw it."
"Yes but "Vincent paused. "What do you mean, you saw it?"
"Glass floor," Tifa winked. "We saw *everything*."
"Yeah and now I can't loose the images," Barret muttered. "They're scorched to my brain."
Vincent glared at them but was distracted by Cid trying to use the distraction