Yes or No~ Cloud was sure of only one thing, and that one thing mattered the most right now: he was in heaven. He just had to be, because Tifa knew exactly what to do to make him feel good. ~Yes or No3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rule 1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
Cloud was sure of only one thing, and that one thing mattered the most right now: he was in heaven. He just had to be, because Tifa knew exactly what to do to make him feel good. She was a massage goddess. All those years of her strength training hadn't changed anything about her gentleness, thank gods. She knew when and where to apply more pressure and where to be extra careful to alleviate the stress. It was as though she could read his mind. Quite honestly, Cloud couldn't possibly think of a better way to spend his first moment of summer vacation...or the rest of it, really. He was far too tired to do something else today. Fortunately for him, Tifa understood completely. Mor
From Anger to JealousyFrom Anger to Jealousy5 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Finally!" Aerith exclaimed.
They finally got to Aerith's house. A smaller mansion behind the Shinra mansion.
I only got here because of Cloud. Aerith thought.
"Thank you Cloud."
Cloud smiled, "Your welcome. I'll see you tomorrow."
Cloud started to walk away.
Cloud stopped, "No, I can't stay here. I have to get to the Solider headquarters."
How did he know what I was going to say? Aerith thought.
"Okay.. see you tomorrow!"
Cloud then walked away, and Aerith ran into her home...
"Good night Mom!"
"Good night sweet heart."
Aerith then ran off to bed.
I don't know what to do... Cloud is using me. He only wants to become 2nd class solider. He doesn't really want to spend time with me. Aerith thought.
Aerith was tossing and turning thinking about Cloud.
Why can't I get him off my mind? I mean, he's using me! I hate this! I just want him to be honest with me. If he wants to be a solider 2nd class he should of said something. I would not of cared. I'm now hurt cause he li
Haunted"At least a glass of milk, Cloud?" Tifa asked as the blonde man stood up from his place at the table and walked to the door, waving over his shoulder.Haunted5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm ok" He said and climbed the stairs, hearing Marlene and Denzel laughing at some random TV show and pushing each other around. His lips curled up slightly in a small smile as he shook his head: he liked it here, it was peaceful, at least while the two kids were in school and Tifa was at the bar working. His job was going pretty well too, it provided him with enough gil to help Tifa with the essentials, buy the children a toy or two and still allow him afford a couple of things for his bike and himself. However, he was never at ease in his room, there was a constant presence there, lurking around the lifeless place, making the piece chilly and giving it a dark aura. Denzel once told him he was paranoid, and that he actually liked Cloud's room, even when it was most of the time messy; the younger boy often slept with Cloud, snuggling c
Promise?The wind of Junon threw back Aerith's brunet tendrils, her long braid swaying in the air. She placed her left hand above her brow line, shielding the sun's glare from her eyes as she peered up at the ship like a young child gazing at a long awaited gift. It was purely magnificent she thought. The airship was accompanied by a deep blue sky. It was truly an amazing sight to the cetra.Promise?4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had never gotten the chance to see something so amazing before and she wanted so badly to get on that airship and soar through the skies but, she couldn't. Hours later, Aerith found herself wearing a SOLDIER's uniform, feeling the strong waves of the ocean rock her and the boat back and forth as they road to their next destination. This too was an experience she had never been through before. Not wanting to be found, Aerith decided to hide herself behind a few wooden crates below decks. After a while of sitting there, she heard heavy steps stop behind her.
"Hey," she heard a familiar voice call ou
Aerith - For my Whole LifeAerith - For my Whole Life9 years ago in Open More Like This
For my whole life I have thought of this moment.
When it would come, how it would happen.
It is my fate, so inevitable and inescapable.
Ive always known it would come.
Ive always be prepared.
But I never realized how much it would hurt him.
He can be like a child, when lost and fragile.
A man so strong, yet so weak.
I knew him so; I did not want to let him go.
The pain I would leave him would scar him.
The regret I would give him would burden him.
My decision would break him.
As I sunk deeper into the darkness,
I saw much sadness in his eyes.
The sight pained me much; I never saw him as such.
I wanted to reach out to him.
I wanted to let him know that I was okay.
But he would never know of my presence.
Ill come back when its all over. I had told him.
But I would never return; it was only later that he would learn:
We would never be together again.
I never got to meet him,
I never got the chance to tell him how I felt,
But the memories we
Comfortable Silences Ch.6Comfortable Silences Ch.62 years ago in Romance More Like This
I wasn’t feeling well that particular morning. Probably the lack of sleep. But what bothered me the most was my head flooded with thoughts. I guess I need another cup of coffee.
I was skimming through the daily paper on the corner of the lounge, until my attention turned to a few thumps from the staircase. My heart stopped for a moment when I realized who it was.
Tifa woke at her usual time, busying with what seemed like breakfast ingredients and began to hum a tune while mixing the sloppy batter for pancakes. She didn't notice my presence until she came closer to serve the table in front of the lounge.
“Oh my goodness,” She said surprised, and then exhaled with a hint of laughter. “Sorry, I didn’t see you there.”
“I find that hard to believe.” I raised an eyebrow, amused.
She began setting the plates which gave a loud thudding noise. “Why are you up so early?”
“I uh... My alarm went off before and couldn’t fall as
Aerith's DeathAerith's Death5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who knows what would have happened
If I were in your arms instead of you in my embrace
The trees encased for an eternity was a stark whiteness compared to you
Your pale skin was cold, but the blue water even colder
Ripples lapped my waist and the stagnant air was still able to brush your once-pink cheeks
The flowers may die if left untended
Your dreams would become transient if they were left to sit
These troubled thoughts diffused like red blood in water
But Forgiveness would give you a pair of wings
Meeting you lit a chandelier on my faded world
You deftly colored this unchanging existence
And your smile would replay in my dreams or nightmares?
The sky was colorless and yet, it perfectly reflected your pure innocence
You would do the same if Death took me
Tears would escape your eyes before I can fall to the bottom of the lake
What She Doesn't Know.What she doesn’t know.What She Doesn't Know.2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Every time when I would get a delivery that would take me away from my family for a few days I always had a set routine that she never knew off. You see it stared just after Geostigma was cured. Tifa and I had stayed behind at the church after all the children and the rest of AVALANCHE had left. I was still stood in waist deep water and still stood by the water’s edge neither of us knew what to say or do. Another few minutes went by before Tifa made the first move; slowly she stepped into the water edging all the closer to me. My breath caught as she placed her small hand against my face.
“Cloud are you coming home now?” She asked her voice barley a whisper.
“If you’ll have me” I replied a small smile gracing my lips. Her hand left my face then and a small barely noticeable punch meet my arm.
“Of course you idiot” Tifa smiled and then quickly turned and left the water and began making her way out of the church
Nightmare *Edited*Nightmare *Edited*6 years ago in Romance More Like This
Written by Strifegirl
Pairing: Cloud / Tifa
Timeline: After Advent Children.
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and its characters are owned by Square Enix. No copyright infringement.
It was a peaceful night at Seventh Heaven. The place was so quiet that you could hear the drops of tap water on the sink. It was almost midnight and everyone was sleeping peacefully; all except for Cloud.
Once again, Cloud woke up in the middle of the night because of his terrible nightmares.
Everynight was the same for him. No matter how hard he tried he just couldn't sleep at all. He's been having the same dream lately and it frustrates him because he doesn't understand the meaning of that particular dream; and so he stays up every night trying to figure out what it meant.
Unable to sleep, Cloud rose from his bed and sat on the edge of the bed for a moment. He put a hand on his forehead and rubbed it to calm his thoughts.
Tifa, who was laying beside him, turned around and saw him sitting o
Comfortable Silences Ch.5Comfortable Silences Ch.52 years ago in Romance More Like This
The next morning, I discovered the children in the kitchen trying to make some breakfast by themselves. When they finished, we sat together at the dining room and helped myself to a cup of coffee. These couple of days, we’ve been spending more time together and it seems they weren’t bothered by the fact that Tifa was still out.
"Did you sleep well?" Marlene asked.
"Yes, I did. Thanks for lending me your Moogle." I patted her head tenderly.
"Hey Cloud, have you been able to talk to Tifa?" Denzel asked while chewing his food.
"Not really.” I sip my cup of coffee. “She doesn’t answer any of my calls. I think her phone must be disconnected." I tried to believe my own lie.
“Well, she said she was coming back today, right?” He swallowed the food in his mouth. “So I guess all we have to do is wait for her.” He said firmly.
It’s true. She’s coming back today, so it was just a matter of time for her to arrive. I smiled at the tho
Persephone and HadesPersephone and Hades7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
This is my story, the one of love and loss. Hate and distrust theft and the regaining of what I lost. My name is Persephone; my mother is the Greek goddess Demeter. Many, many human years ago, I was stolen from my mother by the god of the Underworld, Hades. He claimed me as his bride, forcing me to eat a berry from the Underworld so that I could not stay outside of it for very long or at least without him near me. But Im getting ahead of myself; I want to tell you everything.
I remember my last day on the planet we gods and demi-gods called Earth, where we let the mortal humans run around and be free. Mother had sent me with a few maids to pick flowers for her, especially since she was already angry with some farmers who had not given an offering before they planted their crops. I was obedient and left immediately, throwing on a dress no one would look at me twice in.
ReunionReunion5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
written by Strifegirl
Summary: Tifa and Cloud's meeting on Dissidia Duodecim. Spoilers ahead.
Timeline: Right after their meeting at Planet's Core.
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and its characters are owned by Square Enix. No copyright infringement.
After his match against Sephiroth, Tifa approaches to the young man who saved her and thanks him. However, she didn't realize that the man in front of her was another of Chaos' warriors and she continues to chat with him as if he was her ally. Tifa couldn't recognize him and ignores that the person who was speaking with was none other than her childhood friend.
Cloud on the other hand; was struggling inside to keep his anonymity while he speaks to her and tries to hide his face by looking away from her gaze. He didn't want her to know the truth about him for fear that she would lose her will to fight.
Although his memories were erased when he was summoned to this world, he
InjuriesTifa was rushing everywhere. With the locals coming in every few minutes, she struggled to multi-task. Customers packed every crevice of her bar. Cleaning dishes, cleaning tables, taking orders, it was a tough but decent job. Marlene came around to ask Tifa for help with the bar. While Marlene was assigned to the dishes, the girl was helpful, even just a little bit.Injuries3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tifa struggled with the friendly talks with her regular customers because as a soon as a few customers entered, she frantically rushed to clear the tables showing it as ‘vacant’. Seventh Heaven was a success (like always) but she panted from one spot to the next with no time to rest or relax. She loved the bar and the spring breeze gushed through the open windows to melt her skin. Sure, the job was great but at this rate, she wouldn’t be able to spend the night freely.
“Two glasses Marlene!”
“Get me two large bowls!”
“Marlene, three wine glasses!” Tifa shouted across the
Loveless CompleteLOVELESSLoveless Complete7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
When the war of the beasts brings about the worlds end
The goddess descends from the sky
Wings of light and dark spread afar
She guides us to bliss, her gift everlasting
Act I (Poem)
Infinite in mystery is the gift of the goddess
We seek it thus, and take it to the sky
Ripples form on the waters surface
The wandering soul knows no rest.
Act II (Poem)
There is no hate, only joy
For you are beloved by the goddess
Hero of the dawn, Healer of worlds
Dreams of the morrow hath the shattered soul
Pride is lost
Wings stripped away, the end is nigh
Act III (Poem)
My friend, do you fly away now?
To a world that abhors you and I?
All that awaits you is a somber morrow
No matter where the winds may blow
My friend, your desire
Is the bringer of life, the gift of the goddess
Even if the morrow is barren of promises
Nothing shall forestall my return
Act IV (Poem)
My friend, the fates are cruel
There are no dreams, no honor remains
The arrow has left the bow of the
I Burn RWBY lyricsI Burn RWBY lyricsI Burn RWBY lyrics3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest.
White is cold and always yearning, burdened by a royal test.
Black the beast descends from shadows.
Yellow beauty burns gold.
Mirror tell me something, tell me who's the loneliest of all.
Mirror, fear of whats inside of me, tell me can a heart be turned, to stone?
Born with no life
Treated like worthless animal
Just a lesser being
Cruel worthless human rule
When it started
All we wanted was a chance to live our lives
Now in darkness
Taking anything we want and we will rise
From shadows well descend upon the world
Take back what you stole
From shadows well reclaim our destiny
Set out future free
And well rise
And well rise
Above the darkness and the shame
Above the torture and the pain
Above the ridicule and hate
Above the binding of our fate
come at me
and you'll see
I'm more than meets the eye
you think that
you'll break me
Tifa's LullabyTifa's Lullaby2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Written by Strifegirl
Summary: Cloud is having trouble sleeping because of the huge thunderstorm that was falling outside and goes into Tifa's room to seek shelter. She sings to him a lullaby to reassure him and ease his anxiety.
Disclaimer: I don't own Final Fantasy VII and its characters. The song that I used as reference is sung by Vienna Teng.
It was a busy day in the Seventh Heaven bar and Tifa was about to read one of her favorite novels in her bedroom before going to sleep. She had just dispatched all the customers because of the huge storm that was coming and had no choice but to close the bar early. Cloud on the other hand, had to cancel his last minute deliveries and stayed home to do some paperwork.
The hours passed and the storm was already upon them. It made its way through the city, announcing its arrival with loud thunders and lightning. Luckily the kids were not with them that day. Barret had taken them to spend
He Ogles When No One's Watching~ Cloud didn't bother to hide his smirk as he was pulled back into their shared bedroom. This was, without a doubt, the best birthday ever. ~He Ogles When No One's Watching3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rule 1. Let us ogle. We are going to look anyway; it's genetic.
Tifa's hair was still slightly damp by the time she finally retreated to the bedroom that she shared with Cloud, but that didn't matter; by the time Cloud came home, it would be dry and straight again anyway (not to mention silky soft, just the way Cloud liked it. And she loved the way he would run his fingers through her hair). The raven-haired beauty glanced at the alarm clock on the nightstand, seeing that she still had an hour or so left. Perfect. Maybe she could paint her nails deep red or something. Anything that could improve her looks even more.
Admittedly, she never did anything like that, because the paint would chip off within a few hours, what with all the chores she had to do all day. However, since today was Cloud's birthday,
Her Love StoryA/N: Because I've always been fascinated with the Regency Era. And because CloTi seemed to fit perfectly into this realm. This version is rated T. There’s a more mature version posted elsewhere and I’d be more than happy to share.Her Love Story2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Midgar, 1815 11:30PM
The ball was packed, filled with everyone who was anyone of Midgar, all standing shoulder to shoulder in anticipation of a midnight announcement. Invitations to the event had been posted only days before, and only to the most exclusive members of the ton. Even with such short notice, acceptances had been returned in droves; every summons had been answered with a resounding yes.
Lady Tifa Lockhart, seventh Countess of Edge, smiled gaily as her companion, Princess Yuffie Kisaragi of Wutai, mumbled unkind words at the color of her gown.
"Why must I wear these stupid pa
A Busy day for Christmas.Cloud came back from his delivery service.A Busy day for Christmas.2 years ago in Romance More Like This
As usual, he was greeted with hugs and smiles from the children. He wasn't exactly a huggable person but he didn't mind either.
While he put some boxes under the counter he sees Tifa in the kitchen. Since today was a holiday, she had to closed the bar early in order to cook the meal for tonight's dinner. It smelled so good in there that as soonest he smell the food, Cloud's stomach started to growl. He quickly reached for the fridge and ate some snacks to ease the hunger; and then he took off for another deliver.
Minutes later, Yuffie arrived to the bar and brought a bunch of Christmas stuff. She took out the ornaments and hand it to the children, so they can start decorating the place. Denzel and Marlene were having a great time putting up with the decorations and they've totally forgot about the Santa Claus issue.
After finishing with the decorations, Cloud came back with more boxes. It has been a very busy day for the Strife Delivery Servic
Paper or Plastic - Scene 3Natalie woke with a choking cough as burning, smokey air entered her lungs. She was on her side on the floor with her arms and legs still tightly held in the plastic wraps embrace. As her eyes fluttered open, she saw the tip of a burning cigarette protruding from the hole in the front of her gag. Hands were on her chin and face, holding it in place as she tried to yank free and pinching her nose shut. A body-shuddering cough spasmed through her as she stretched her mouth as wide as she could around the thick ball, desperate for clean air, but drawing only more of the smoke into her lungs.Paper or Plastic - Scene 38 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Lost you there for a minute. The mans gravelly voice spoke from above her and she turned her wide eyes up to look for him.
Swallowing some of the smoke as she jerked helplessly on the floor, Natalie felt bile rising up in her throat. Gagging, she swallowed it back, leaving a burning trail there. Her ha
Gothic Tenten--Chapter 2Woohoo! Chapter 2!Gothic Tenten--Chapter 28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Thanks for the reviews and encouragement, hope you like it!
(And a special thanks to ~featheredwings for the body piercing idea!!!)
Me: Whats up, Tenten!?
Tenten: Not much, just trying to figure out something...
Tenten: Why the HELL am I gothic!?
Me: Because Gothic is cool! And its to get revenge on Neji!
Tenten: But why ME?
Me: My story, my idea, thats why! YOU! DISCLAIMER! NOW!
Tenten: -sigh- Newbie-Otaku does not own Naruto, blah, blah, blah...
Me: YAY! Enjoy the Fanfic!!
Laid out on my bed was: a dark red tank top that came down just above my belly button; black cargo pants with a lot of pockets and red stripes down the sides. There are loads of bracelets (that I have rigged to hold various items such as soldier pills, smoke bombs, small senbon needles, and ninja wire.); also and a few fake pieces of body jewelry. I placed the crystal ball on my desk.
Wow. I havent used this thing in YEARS. I just hope it still works.
Gothic Tenten--Chapter 3You know what? Im tired of disclaimers. heres the 3rd chapter!!!Gothic Tenten--Chapter 38 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Revenge is sweet, you know that?
Revenge against Neji is Ice cream.
Revenge against Neji using his fate as a weakness, is an ice cream-sundae, with extra chocolate fudge!
No way, Tenten.
Aww, cmon! Itll be fun!
This is NOT fun.
What would you know about fun, huh?
I pulled Neji into the store, what was weird was that he kept staring at the signs instead of resisting, but...was that a blush on his face? Nah, must be the lighting in here...
Fate cant be decided by a deck of cards. Neji was reading all of the choices for fortune telling as I paid the cashier for a palm reading.
Youd be very surprised...
No, I dont think so...this is weird, even for you.
Whats that supposed to mean? I glared at him.
Nothing, Im just saying that lately your behavior has been shy of normal.
Gothic Tenten Chapter 5OK! The next chapter is finally here!Gothic Tenten Chapter 58 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This chapter is pretty random, but I tried to make it longer!
Thanks again to: too-much-romance for beta-ing my fanfic!
Disclaimer: I dont own Naruto, Santa didnt give him to me TT_TT
*when we last left our favorite couple...*
I stared into the crystal ball
It started to get foggy, but an image formed onto the translucent glass.
My eyes widened.
There, in the ball was...
AAAHHH!!! MY EYES!!! This has got to be, the MOST disgusting thing I have seen in my ENTIRE LIFE. AND Im A NINJA GOD DAMMIT!!
Neji stop screaming. It cant be THAT bad. What exactly did you see? Tenten mumbled, her eyes still closed.
Yeah? she raised her eyebrow.
Lee...in a Speedo...matching Gai senseis. My eyes never left her face as her eyes snapped open.
Neji? I could have gone my ENTIRE LIFE without that i
Night Terrors Part IFFVIINight Terrors Part I2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Night Terrors Part I
Summary: Darkness looms over Edge. The beginning of some scenes I’m going to try. Not sure how regular these will be, but I would love to attempt something larger. Possibly it will have a Title over all the short scenes.
Genre: Mainly family
Setting: After ACC, prelude to DoC
Disclaimer: All related Final Fantasy VII names and characters are copyrighted © by Square Enix. However, this story and the OCs are mine. Thank you.
NIGHT TERRORS: Part I
Under the covers, Tifa turned around in Cloud’s arms and he pulled her against him till she was snuggled down against his hips. Her back was warm against his chest and his hand rested on her stomach. He breathed in the scent of her hair, spreading between them. With a smile on her face, and her eyes already closed, she whispered, “’night.”
He kissed her ear and whispered the same.
She was asleep within moments, and he was le