Cloud Strife Part 8"Three absences already, what do you have to say for yourself?" Lazard asked, raising an eyebrow and looking down at Cloud over the top of a folder.Cloud Strife Part 87 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Three?" Cloud asked, frowning.
"Yes, three. Did you lose count?" Lazard asked. Cloud sighed and looked at the floor, feeling his face go red in embarrassment.
"I didn't realise I'd missed that many." he mumbled.
"Speak up, I can hardly hear you." Lazard snapped. "Look, all I want to know is why you've missed your training sessions three times." Cloud didn't say anything and Lazard tapped his foot impatiently.
"Just because." Cloud finally said.
"Look Soldier, if you're not willing to tell me what's going on you won't be able to move through the ranks." Lazard said. "You have to be honest, try your hardest and be loyal."
"Whatever the reason I missed training, I can handle it myself." Cloud said.
"Ah, I see." Lazard said, leaning back slightly and dropping his hand with the folder to his side. "Another thing you need to learn while at Shin
Cloud Strife Part 16"Ruined... it's completely ruined." The woman shook her head in disbelief, not being able to understand what she was seeing. Her husband put an arm around her shoulders and drew her close.Cloud Strife Part 166 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"It's okay. We'll find him." He whispered encouragingly. A small boy reached out and tugged on the man's sleeve, eyes full of sadness.
"He's okay, right?" the boy asked cautiously.
"Of course he is, Denzel. He was a strong kid. He will have survived." The woman smiled down at him and ruffled his hair. He grinned back.
"Come on. We should find somewhere to stay around here." The man led his wife and the boy away from the remains of the ShinRa building, taking them through some streets in searching for somewhere to spend the night.
"Cloud! You know you shouldn't have done that!" Aerith scolded gently after having Zack explain what he had done. Cloud remained silent and walked over to sit on one of the only non-broken pews.
"Reno was there." Cloud muttered in such a way that it sounded as if he was ju
Cloud Strife Part 28"Aerith's on her way." Zack said as he bounded back into the room and almost took his chair to the floor in his excitement to sit down again. Everyone jumped visibly at his sudden arrival and he grinned apologetically.Cloud Strife Part 286 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Cissnei shouldn't have reason to suspect anything with so many people staying." Cloud commented. "Including the kids there'll be five."
"That's true." Zack nodded.
"Are you going to begin looking in Nibelheim then?" Tifa asked curiously. Cloud glanced at Zack and the dark-haired man nodded.
"We don't have any other ideas yet, so that's where we'll start. We might even stumble across or clue or something when we're there." Zack explained.
"Yeah, hopefully Sephiroth's staying somewhere in Nibelheim so it'll be easier to track him down." Cloud agreed.
"What if Genesis already tried looking in Nibelheim?" Tifa questioned. Cloud frowned and Zack bit his lip in thought.
"There's no way of knowing, yo." Reno spoke up. "We gotta start with whatever information we've got."
Cloud Strife 3 WARNING:BloodCloud stepped into the ShinRa building and looked around, holding his suitcase in one hand. He had finally arrived. He walked up to the main desk and cleared his throat to get the receptionist's attention. She squinted at him and raised an eyebrow.Cloud Strife 3 WARNING:Blood7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
What can I do for you? she asked sweetly.
I'm here to sign up for SOLDIER. he said, trying to sound like he knew what he was talking about.
Oh, sign up to SOLDIER, all right. she said, correcting him slightly. She glanced at his scrawny figure and then shrugged, picking up the phone and pressing a button. Yes, another one for SOLDIER. Same place? Okay. she put the phone down and smiled at him again. Go down that corridor and turn left, then right and then the third door on the right again.
Thanks. Cloud said, turning and walking off. The receptionist shook her head with a light chuckle, imagining the looks on their faces when he walks in.
Cloud entered the room an
Cloud Strife Part 1Cloud Strife stared at his mother's sleeping face, wondering when she was going to wake up. He sat down and rubbed his eyes sleepily while watching her. Eventually, the small three year old fell asleep beside her.Cloud Strife Part 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Someone gently stirred him, and he yawned, looking up to see his mother smiling down at him.
Cloud, time to wake up! she said happily, lifting him into her arms. He smiled and buried his face in her neck, taking hold of her hair. Come on, let's go find daddy. she said. She walked out the door and into another part of the house where Cloud's father sat at a desk, working. He looked up and grinned, standing up.
Cloud! How's my boy? he asked. Cloud turned and a huge grin broke out on his face, reaching his arms out to his father.
Daddy! he said.
Yes, that's me! his dad said, taking him from his mother and hugging him. You're going to stay with some friends today, remember? A bit of uncertainty appeared in
Cloud Strife Part 18"Hey, Tifa? Is it alright if we watch some TV?" Renee asked, popping her head into the kitchen.Cloud Strife Part 186 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Go for it!" Tifa nodded enthusiastically. Renee thanked her and left again, going to the lounge room. Tifa continued washing up, almost done when someone came up from behind and poked her sides. She squealed and spun around to glare accusingly at Reno.
"Sorry," Reno chuckled. "Couldn't resist."
"Don't do that ever again!" she scolded, but with a small smile on her face.
"Okay, okay. I promise." Reno said, chuckling. "But hey, you never told me who these guests of yours were."
"Oh, sorry! All I really know is that they didn't have anywhere else to go, so I let them stay here. The boy's name is Denzel and the couple are Renee and Ben." Tifa explained. Reno stared at her.
"Renee and Ben?" he asked slowly, just to clarify.
"Yeah, why?" Tifa asked cautiously. Reno continued staring at her, his face paling quickly. His hands started to shake and he turned away, taking slow breaths. "Reno?"
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Cloud slowly opened his eyes to see a white roof and walls. He frowned slightly and tried to sit up, but pain prevented him from doing so. He glanced down and saw a thick bandage wrapped around his chest and shoulder where he had been attacked by the monster. He felt so weak, as if he had been drained of life.
Cloud Strife, isn't it? a woman in a white lab coat holding a clip-board walked over to him. He nodded slowly.
Yes, that's me. he confirmed.
It's good to see you awake. We were wondering whether you'd make it or not but it looks like the poison was successfully pumped out. she explained, smiling. Cloud blinked and pushed himself up into a sitting position despite the pain.
Poison? he asked.
The beast that attacked you of course. Whenever they scratch something poison comes from their claws and infects the wounds. the scientist said.
Oh. Cloud responded, a sudden sick feeling invading his gut. He could've died
Cloud Strife Part 5Cloud slowly walked out of the hospital room and through the corridors of ShinRa. He couldn't believe it. He'd only just arrived and he was already half-dead and there had been an enemy within the building. He sighed, glancing down at a map one of the nurses had given him and trying to navigate his way to the sleeping quarters.Cloud Strife Part 57 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hey, kid! You're the one that survived the beast, am I right? Cloud looked up to see a grinning turk with red hair walking over to him.
Uh, yeah. he nodded.
What's your name? the turk asked. I'm Reno.
Cloud Strife. Cloud replied. Reno nodded slowly, letting the name sink in and repeating it in his head a few times so he wouldn't forget it.
Well, see you round, kay? Reno said, turning with a wave and walking off. Cloud frowned slowly but pushed the thought out of his mind and continued walking.
Move it! I want to see you sweating! yelled the instructor, walking around the room and
Cloud Strife Part 6"It was Rufus's idea! I'm just an innocent by-stander!" Zack pleaded, half bent over with his hands over his head to try and shield himself from Lazard's anger.Cloud Strife Part 67 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Innocent by-stander? What, so nowadays the innocent by-standers are the ones doing all the dirty work? I know it was your idea Zack, you've done it before." Lazard said.
"Oh, come on!" Zack whined, straightening up.
"And since when does the President come up with ideas like that?" Lazard questioned before Zack could continue.
"Well, Cloud and I went and annoyed him so then he told me to go annoy you instead!" Zack beamed.
"And who is this Cloud?" Lazard asked with a sigh.
"Oh, the one that survived the beast in the forest!" Zack said excitedly.
"Great, you're polluting a good SOLDIER-in-training's mind." Lazard groaned and sat back down on his chair behind his desk. Zack leant his hands on the desk and grinned at Lazard.
"He's really good at making up stories though! You should hear him!" Zack whispered as if he was telling a
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"Mother.. I understand now, mother." Zack raised an eyebrow, slowly walking closer to where Sephiroth was standing. "Genesis explained everything to me, I understand now."
"Sephiroth!" Zack called.
"Mother, I need your help." Sephiroth continued murmuring. "I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do, but I know you'll tell me."
"Sephiroth, listen to me!" Zack walked closer, wondering who his friend was talking to.
"Just leave." Sephiroth said, turning his head to look over his shoulder slightly. "You can't do anything here."
"What's going on?" Zack asked.
"I've found her, my mother. I'm going to help her rule the planet." Sephiroth smirked, slowly tracing a finger down the glass of the capsule that was in front of him.
"What did Genesis say to you?" Zack asked.
"He told me who I am and what ShinRa did; what the people did."
"What do you mean?"
"I'm going to defeat them. Everyone. I'm going to rule the world with mother and you can't stand in my way." Sephiroth slowly turned around to face Za
Cloud Strife Part 24Zack and Aerith were walking through the marketplace without disguises for the first time. They had bought some extra things on the spur of the moment and were having a nice day out.Cloud Strife Part 246 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Aerith! Check these out!" Zack said, ducking into another little shop that was set up at the side. She laughed, following after him, and the two of them were soon engrossed in more things for sale.
"Zack?" Aerith asked quietly, tapping him on the arm as she stared out the window of the small shop.
"Hmm?" he asked, turning to her.
"Do you know her?" she asked innocently, gesturing towards where a girl with soft red curls stood out in the crowd of the marketplace. "She was staring at you before. Zack?" Aerith frowned slightly and looked back up at Zack. He was staring at the girl, his eyes bulging out of his head and his jaw open in shock.
"Cissnei!?" he gasped finally, finding his voice. Moving from Aerith's side, he was almost out the door before he stopped. Aerith hurried up to him again. "What if she's
Cloud Strife Part 2Tifa slowly opened her eyes and squinted at the light in the room. She turned her head slightly and saw Cloud slumped on a seat beside her with a red face and tear stains down his face. He was asleep. Tifa began to push herself into a sitting position, stopping as she felt pain shooting up her arms and a headache. Cloud stirred.Cloud Strife Part 27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Cloud? What happened? Tifa asked quietly. His eyes opened suddenly and he sat up, wiping at his eyes and staring at her.
You're awake! he said, shocked. The door opened and Tifa's dad walked straight over to her with relief in his eyes. He shot Cloud a look which plainly said 'leave' and he did so without complaint.
Tifa, are you feeling okay? her dad asked, sitting in the chair Cloud had been in and pulling it close to the hospital bed so he could hold her hand.
I guess. I have a slight headache though, and when I put pressure on my arms they hurt. she explained. He dad nodded slowly.
I'm so glad you're oka
Cloud Strife Part 9"We've been hit! Repeat, the engines have been hit!" the voice crackled over the loudspeaker as the standard military helicopter began tipping to the side. Tifa clung to Zack, fear in her eyes. Cloud was holding onto one of the safety rails, staring at Tifa and wishing she would cling to him.Cloud Strife Part 97 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Well kids, this is our stop!" Sephiroth said, standing up.
"What? You're crazy!" Tifa objected. "Why are we being shot at anyway? You said there were no dangers!"
"Sorry." Zack said, standing up. Tifa let go of him and stared, a questioning look appearing in her eyes.
"We're going to have to jump." Sephiroth said, pulling out some parachutes.
"What about the pilot?" Tifa asked, glancing towards the cockpit.
"As soon as we jump he'll be safe. They're shooting at us, not him." Zack said, already strapping his parachute on.
"Why are they shooting at us?" Tifa almost screamed. She was fighting tears and they could all tell.
"Look, we'll answer your questions once we've landed," Zack said. "Come here.