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As you put some books away on a shelf in the bookstore you run, you wonder if he will be visiting this time again. You worked next door to Seventh Heaven and lived in the apartment upstairs, so when you clear out the rubbish in the back you sometimes see Tifa out there too. Because of this, you and Tifa have become good friends and you often go to Seventh Heaven to have a drink or two.
It all really started when Marlene visited with Denzel in tow and wanted to borrow a book. As she was Tifa’s friend, you allowed her to read books at your store and you had even bought some bean bag chairs and cushions for her to sprawl on while she and Denzel read. It had soon become a regular thing so Barret would leave her with you some days and collect her after his work. On a couple of those days, Cloud had come to get her if Barret was late as Tifa would but she would always be behind the bar. Even though they were only next door it was still a dangerous place.
Cloud had never been
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It is twelve o’clock and you have a splitting headache, so you down a concoction your parents always had whenever they ‘accidentally’ drank too much, and go out to get some freshness to help clear your head and cool the pain. You wonder if anyone else who took part in the drinking game is feeling as bad as you are.
You wander to the nearby park and wander around the small lake they have, taking in the cool breeze with the scent of water. As you watch the swans drifting nearby you notice a flash of red hair. You turn your attention to it and see Reno playing with Marlene, Denzel and a few others. Not wanting him to see you at first, you move to hide behind a tree, though you know you probably look like a stalker. The children are laughing, playing tag, and Reno, in his silly and playful way, pretends to get caught by Marlene. He mock falls and wails, “No! You got me! I can’t believe it!” She giggles, her arms around his neck as he falls on
Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 3 of 3Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 3 of 37 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Instinct kicks in. You can’t bear the thought of Squall being hurt at all. So you shove him aside. Agony tears through you and you open your mouth to scream, but you can’t. You look down and notice the Behemoth’s horn has pierced through you and it has raised its head. You are dangling, hands shaking as they move to grab the horn as if you could make the pain stop by touching it. It’s real. It’s really piercing you.
You hear Quistis screaming in the background and you look at her and Zell who are staring gobsmacked. Zell yells, “No! _____! Hold on!” But the faction swarm him and Quistis. The next thing you know the Behemoth throws you off and onto the ground. You lay there, hands trembling over your stomach. The blood…oh you can smell it. There’s a smell of iron in the air. Is that you? Your blood? What is it?
You turn your gaze to Squall and you can see he is shocked, but then his face distorts to absolute rage as Quisti
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The two men watching get taken down first, then the one with his hands under your clothes is picked up by his neck and held in the air. Cloud is stood over you, pure anger on his face, and he snarls, “Disgusting men like you should die.” The man choking tries to apologise but he can’t get out a sound. Not willing to listen, Cloud throws him with all his might and the man goes flying. When he crashes to the ground the other two men get up and drag their friend with them, wailing about a crazy guy trying to kill them.
You sit up, wrapping your arms around yourself. You feel dirty and freezing, your jumper and coat too far away to reach. Cloud walks up to the clothes, picks them up and returns, and as he crouches and hands them to you, he says, “If you were Tifa, you would have taken them out already.”
“Sorry,” you seethe through gritted teeth, tears spilling from your eyes, “I’m sorry I’m not as strong as her.” Y
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You couldn’t sleep much that night and in the morning you’re yawning what seems like every five minutes. The thought of being with Squall again today was just too much to handle and now you were going to have to spar him half asleep! Hopefully you would wake up when you started. You are sure he won’t be impressed with you if you become a narcoleptic.
“Morning, _________,” Quistis says as you join her for breakfast. It’s early so Selphie and the others probably wouldn’t come for another half an hour.
“You’re up early as usual,” you say to Quistis. She smiles as she wipes her mouth with a napkin, “I’m back in the infirmary today. We’ve had a couple of our men come in from Dollet. Nothing too severe but not nice either.”
“Oh dear,” you frown, “How many injuries is that of our men this week?”
“Twenty three,” Quistis says, “There’s a lot of them now.
Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 1 of 3Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 1 of 37 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Wandering around in the Balamb Garden military academy, you can’t help but think of Squall. Since Ultimecia’s demise, Squall and Rinoa had spent every waking moment together, and you couldn’t help but feel jealous. After all, you had always watched him from afar. Being in the elite force SeeD, you had always admired him and even been on a few jobs with Squall. Even though Squall had been withdrawn and unapproachable, you had loved that mysteriousness, where it had pushed away others.
However, much to your secret delight – something you weren’t proud of – Rinoa and Squall hadn’t worked out. They had been together for six months but Rinoa’s forwardness and Squall’s brutal honesty had caused them to clash more and more and eventually Rinoa had left.
It had been very saddening for everyone, especially as Squall had taken it badly. Whenever he wasn’t closed up in his dorm room he was out at the flower field where he and Rinoa had m
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Reno x Reader
Of all the people that you can ever fall in love with, you had never imagined that it would be a playful, flirtatious playboy of a guy. That person is Reno. Despite his frivolous personality and love of women, his sweet side, inability to hold a grudge and uncanny skill at keeping the atmosphere happy and bright won you over almost immediately.
You are sat at the Seventh Heaven bar, drinking a cool glass of white wine while Cloud mulls over his beer. Cid and Yuffie are fighting over something while Barrett watches in amusement. Tifa smiles at you, resting her elbows on the counter, “Deep in thought, ______?”
You look up at her and smile, “Oh, no not really.” You down the rest of your wine and order another. Tifa obliges and as she hands you your second glass, she asks, “How is the florists?”
“Surprisingly busy,” you reply with a forced smile. You’re glad for the topic but Reno won’t leave your mind. The door open
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For Cloud Strife’s Lovers (Chapter 2)
Cloud Strife x Reader
‘Where are you now? Cloud?’ You are standing in the kitchen of the 7th Heaven, busy washing the glasses and letting the water from the faucet run down between your hands. You are being careful so everything may look clean and neat, but in the same time your thoughts are in a mess. The kiss he planted on your lips made your senses so agitated and you can still feel the gentle touch of his fingers across your back. It’s been over a week since the last time you saw him, but you never thought that you could become so thirsty for his lips, eager to drown again in the serene blue heavens of his eyes.
Your heart flutters erratically each time his face flashes in your mind; ‘Why do I miss him so much?! I know he’s always busy… but even after he confessed his love to me… doesn’t he miss me back? Why doesn’t he come to see me? Why doesn’t he even c
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You are perched on a cable 60 feet off the ground, cloaked in shadow. Squirrel-like, you crawl along the vine like cable out to the center, drawing one of your throwing knives as you go. You pause in the middle, watching the shadowed streets of Midgar. You could hear Cloud's motorcycle in the distance. You close your eyes, listening in the silence to the sound of, not just Cloud's motorcycle, but two others following him. You open your eyes turning to look behind you. The motorcycles are about a mile off, and you quickly plot their course. In about five minutes, they will reach you, judging by speed.
As they draw nearer, you sheath you throwing knife, there's no way you'll hit something moving that fast. You quickly enact plan B, swinging down to a lower cable, and an another, hanging by your knees, letting your arms dangle downwards, you're still a good ten feet from the pavement. You close your eyes, listening to the approaching motorcycles as you hang bat-like from
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From so many you've cast refrains.
But you can't hold back, don't you see?
Don't close your heart, don't hide from me.
Don't hurt me to keep me away.
Please don't let your love fade and fray.
You can let me in and be free.
Don't close your heart, don't hide from me.
I need to hold your heart with mine,
Break through the wall and cross the line.
Only then we can ever be.
Don't close your heart, don't hide from me.
I know you've gone through many pains.
Don't close your heart, don't hide from me.
Cloud Strife x Reader DRABBLE - Contest EntryYou’ve had this torturous feeling inside for months. Cloud - you had fallen in love with him and it broke your heart to hold it in, knowing he felt nothing, for he showed no inclination of adoration for you.Cloud Strife x Reader DRABBLE - Contest Entry5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
In Seventh Heaven, you’re tipsy. The gang is having fun but your mind keeps returning to Cloud. He’ll arrive soon and you’re not sure you’ll be able to hang around him in this state. You might slip something without meaning to.
The door opens.
Yuffie cheers, “Cloud! You finally made it!” He walks over, sits beside you and takes the drink Tifa has ready for him, “Thanks, Tifa.”
As you stare, Cloud blushes slightly, “What is it?”
“Nothing,” you stand quickly, smiling, “I’m off. Bye!” Tifa calls, “______, wait!” But you’ve gone.
Outside, you blush, heart pounding rapidly. So close... You hear Tifa’s voice telling Cloud off and get him to go after you, so he is soon o
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Reader x Cloud Strife
Chapter 1 of 2
“_______.” It's evening already and you are still enjoying spending your time alone in your room, in the second story of 7th Heaven. You are lying on your stomach over the bed, your eyes are fixed on the pages of a book in front of you, when you hear Tifa’s voice calling you from downstairs: “_______! Come down. Dinner’s ready!”
“Yes… I’m coming.” You answer and head downstairs. Going down the staircase, you hear her voice again: “_______. Cloud came with some food. You better hurry before we eat it all.”
“Cloud?!” You look at him with surprise. It’s been two months since the last time you saw him. He was very busy with his job, so you barely see him lately. He often had to stay up very late every night during his shifts, and then wake up really early in the morning to get back to work. But now after seei
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Genesis Rhapsodos x Reader
Chapter 3 of 3
The moonlight is faintly shining over you, circling your bodies with a pale halo… it wasn’t enough to illumine the shadows dominating the streets, but that dim light enabled you to at least feast your eyes on the peaceful details of his handsome face.
“We’re here.” He says. He puts you down as you two have reached the front of your house. You stand in front of him, unable to find the right words to show him your gratitude. “Um… Genesis… I…”
“That’s okay… you don’t have to.” He says. “It’s dangerous for you to stay out here. Go now… I won’t leave until I make sure you’re inside.”
“Okay. Here.” You hand him Loveless. You gaze at its golden lettering as it reflects the faint light of the moon, and then back at Genesis’ eyes that are beautifully glowing in the dark. He takes the book and says: &