A Kiss under the MistletoeAfter the dinner, everyone returned to their respective homes while Tifa puts the kids to sleep. They were still excited about Christmas and they couldn’t wait until morning to open their presents. Tifa stayed with them for a while until they finally succumbed to sleep. She took the opportunity to go wake Cloud (who was still asleep in his room) and put the Christmas presents under the tree.A Kiss under the Mistletoe2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Cloud, wake up.” She shook him slightly and caressed his face.
Cloud stirred under her gentle touch and grunted as protest.
“Wha...What is it?” He said drowsily.
“The children are asleep.” She whispered softly.
He yawned. “Ah... Good.” He laid his head back on his pillow.
“Come on, you silly!” She shook him again. “We have to hurry before they wake up again.”
“Alright, alright... I’m up.” He stood up drowsily and rubbed his eyes before stretching his body.
Tifa lends him the Santa Claus costume and head
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 Watching2 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,
What's on Your Mind?~ Cloud frowned, but decided that he had nothing to lose anymore. Marlene was a girl. She probably knew how Tifa's mind worked better than him...even if he was her lover. ~What's on Your Mind?2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rule 1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss topics such as football or motor sports.
It was another delightfully lazy Sunday. Since all chores were finished, Cloud, Tifa, Denzel and Marlene had more than enough time to spend some time together. They'd all agreed that the best way to do that was by playing their most favorite game in the world: 'I Have Never.'
At the moment, it seemed that Marlene was winning, because she still had four fingers up. Denzel and Tifa had three and Cloud had two, meaning that he was in the danger zone. The one who had the most fingers left after everyone else had none, was the winner and he or she was allowed to give the loser a mandatory task. Marlene was known for giving the most surprising comma
The Mystery of Santa Claus.The season began with a mild blizzard, which brought the Christmas spirit to the people of Edge. Everyone were at home preparing for Christmas Eve. Except Cloud, who was out doing his deliveries.The Mystery of Santa Claus.2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Meanwhile, Denzel and Marlene had gone shopping with Tifa to get some groceries for tonight's dinner. Both were very excited since this would be the first time they would spend Christmas with Cloud and the others. While Tifa was picking the food, Denzel and Marlene were having a discussion about Santa Claus.
"Of course he is real!" Marlene claimed.
"No, he is not!" Denzel replied.
"Yes, he is!"
"No, he's not!"
"Yes, he is!" Marlene shouted.
"Hey, what's with the yelling?" Tifa came in and tries to calm them down.
"Denzel keeps saying that Santa Claus doesn't exist." Marlene frowned.
"Is that so..." Tifa tilted her head to see his face. "And why is that?" she asked nicely.
"Because he is not real." He shrugged. "Is just a lame excuse that all grown ups say to make us believe in magic and stuff.
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
Comfortable Silences Ch.1Comfortable Silences Ch.12 years ago in Romance More Like This
Is it possible to be with someone for so long without knowing you're in love?
I know this might sound like another cheap fairy tale but to tell you the truth, I don't believe in such things; but I do believe in second chances.
I think it's stupid to believe that people fall in love at first sight for no reason. Even if the person is good enough for you, there's no proof that she or he will be the right one, until you know each other. Unfortunately, that's not my case...
I've known my best friend ever since I was a child. We grew up together in the same place until fate took us apart and changed the course of our lives. We fought alongside against the evil that plagued humanity and its remnants. We became real close during these events and now we're living together under the same roof with two kids.
No, we're not a couple and yes, we do like each other but not in that way you think. Even after all we've been through, there's still not a single hint that me and her are right for each oth
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
Of Halloween Outfits and Hot Chocolate~ Never before had Cloud's pale cheeks turned red this fast. ~Of Halloween Outfits and Hot Chocolate2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rule 1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really.
"I'm sorry it's taking me so long, Cloud," Tifa said apologetically from a spot where he couldn't see her.
A soft gasp was heard when she, by the sound of it, bumped some part of her against the wall.
"It's okay. Take your time, no need to rush," Cloud said, sitting on their shared bed and leaning back slightly.
To any other person, that might have sounded extremely sarcastic, but he knew that Tifa knew him long enough to realize that he was being serious. Thank goodness for that, because he was nowhere without the beautiful bartender by his side.
They were supposed to go to a costumed Halloween party, but of course, getting ready took a bit longer for Tifa. Different clothing items were lying everywhere in the room; from the floor to the bed.
Cloud was pretty much dressed as...himself (which Yuffie would
Tifa's New Limit Break: RageTifa's utter pain, broken heart, frustrations, and somewhat helplessness brought something out of her she had NEVER felt before...Tifa's New Limit Break: Rage2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
An anger so intense, it was going to be directed at the very object of her vengeance in this very moment, someone whom had tried to destroy everything she knew, and was enjoying every second of it.
An energy field, in the color of pure, white light encircled her, as she stood in a power stance, and started screaming at the top of her lungs; her body started to hover just a few inches off the ground. The man whom was enjoying her demise was suddenly perturbed by this new power coming from Tifa, and was paralyzed with fear.
Then suddenly, Tifa was engulfed in the light, and she flew into the air, circled around and went straight at the man, her right fist going straight for the greatest vital organ in the human body, and in a flash, Tifa's powerful fist went right through that organ, out the other side, and the light faded, Tifa hovered back to the gr
Night of bats [CloTi Halloween FanFic]Night of bats [CloTi Halloween FanFic]2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Night of bats
(…) From that house she ran away. The girl with dark hair was pursued by bloodthirsty fierce. In the middle of the murky fog she ran without realizing that she was advancing into a deep wood because she only wanted to escape from her pursuer (…) Yuffie related meticulous, and a bit exaggerated too, as she was reading this horror story to make feel to her friends that the story was true. It was still daylight, for that reason all lights in the Seventh Heaven were off, only three candles were close to the young ninja to help her to read. Tifa was very attentive, squeeze again and again her tea towel. On the other hand, Cid was placed confortably in the window frame, smoking. And Cloud was resting his cheek on his hand with his eyelids slightly fallen.
Suddenly, the lights turned on what caused the reader let escape a scream although very brief. All there were exalted. Well, well, It seems that Tifa wasn’t the only one who w
Always on Your Side - Barret x Tifa FanficAlways on Your Side - Barret x Tifa Fanfic2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Always On Your Side
The first day was the hardest. When she woke up the next morning and realized his bed was empty, he was no longer in the house, and was probably never coming back, she almost wanted to just curl up and die. Tifa pulled the covers over her head and buried her face into her pillow. For the first week, all she ever did was cry. Never infront of the children, never infront of the customers, although the absence of her cheerful demeanor did not go unnoticed. Still, every day she would let everything out in the morning, pull herself together to run her business and take care of her family, and maybe sometimes in private she would have a moment or two to feel sorry for herself.
Everything she had worked for had felt so betrayed. Maybe it was silly of her to hold on to the hope that someday he'd learn to love her. Maybe it was stupid to think that she might someday replace what he had lost when he lost Aeris. But she had worked so long and so hard for that dream to b
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.15Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.152 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When you were younger, you remembered having been doused in ice cold water by some idiots from school after a sports event one January night, which you would always regret going to. Not once had you felt that same cold feeling after that night, until Jack had jumped under the covers and held you tightly against him.
The human body was an amazing thing, and you would forever be curious as to how it worked; you had gone buzzed to sober in a blink of an eye. Jack’s entire body was covering yours and making your brain think you had been covered in snow. One of his hands had been covering your mouth, preventing you from yelling in surprise the moment he had join you on the bed.
“W-what the . . . hell,” you stuttered, your body shivering uncontrollably, “A-a-are you doing?!”
“You’re invisible!” you hissed through chattering teeth, hands balling up into Jack’s sweater as footsteps came closer. “He c-can’t
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.21Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.212 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jack’s eyebrow rose in question, his eyes giving a look of disbelief of what he was hearing. North’s expression told that he was speaking seriously, but it was hard to believe everything he had just heard and everything he wondered about that involved you came down to an insect that was insignificant.
“A bug?” he asked, finally, with a deep sigh. Running his fingers through his hair, he questioned North, “What does a bug have to do with [Name]? Are you calling her a pest?”
“No, Jack.” North seemed slightly aggravated by his questioned. Had he hit the mark or part of it that made the older man react?
An elf walked into the room, leaning forward as a thick book pressed down on his back. He handed it to North and fell to the floor exhausted as it was opened. “There are a group of children that we cannot interfere with, and those children are placed under the title of Naiads.”
North placed the book in between them, the pages opene
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt. 8Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt. 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He’d done it, Jack had found a way to make you think of snow as fun, but just barely, and you weren’t about to let him know about his win. Instead you stated your agreement of how snow could be seen as fun without giving any more detail as to what had made you think that. Only a memory, you told him and which you soon regretted; a memory of something from long ago had made you see the cold and snow as something other than torture.
Now you lay in bed, the covers pulled over your head completely, and your cell held by your hand tightly. It was the damn memory, you thought, that stupid scene of them being all cozy with one another. Pressed together tightly, his arm pulling her close, her head resting on his shoulder, and Jack’s comment ringing in your mind: Name something you wanted to do since you were a little girl.
You let out a deep sigh thinking to yourself that it was far better to have a non-vocal study subject. Jack wa
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.20Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.202 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jack had arrive in the North Pole at a record time, bypassing the previous record of arriving in one day and arriving in no less than thirty minutes with maximum winds that created a soft blizzard around North’s workshop when he landed. The Guardian of Wonder was nowhere to be seen as Jack walked into the globe room, the blinking lights reflecting from his eyes as he reached for the older man.
Without a thought, his eyes moved over the globe in search of your home, the place he had just been before being called by North. The workshop was silent, a silence that was strange and unnerving, but Jack didn’t seem to notice anything wrong as he jumped on to the table to get a better look at your home.
Unlike the rest of the world, there were hardly any lights blinking in your location, and the ones that were blinking seemed to be spaced greatly apart. Strange, they were spaced far apart and not anywhere near where you lived. The shadows that covered your home spread out about a fi
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.11Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jack had not moved from the spot, his bright blue eyes locking you in place if they alone had the power to freeze you to the wall. He didn’t move an inch as you tried to move passed him and you were not about to try and pass though him like you would have done so the day before. No, of course you couldn’t do that now that he looked far more solid than ever.
With a flushed face, and hating yourself for stuttering, you asked, “W-what the hell are you doing?!”
He scoffed, “I was minding my own business when your li—”
At that moment, when you words were cut off so abruptly with one motion, your eyes grew wide in shock. That perfectly, ice-sculpted, pale hand was covering you lips in frost as Jack refused to allow you to finish you sentence, if it could be called that.
“I girl shouldn’t be saying those words!” was all he said, but you could careless of what a girl shouldn’t say. For all that
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.4Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Everything you write sounds like a scientific thesis or questionable theory. Breaking your arm and mistaking it for your wrist? How do you even make that sound like a boring lecture in anatomy class when telling a doctor? Whether I should be glad that Jack is with you, I have to say I'm not. I've told you in past mails, you can't use Guardians as guinea pigs! You'll distort the whole childhood existence!'
Jamie was of no help, as usual, when it came to your explanation on why you had needed Jack to be here. Your response would always be that he was just selfish and wanted to keep Jack to himself, though you had originally not cared much for the winter spirit.
'Childhood existence is based on superstitions of personified weather? The next thing you’re going to say is that the yetis make the Christmas toys and not the elves. That aside, Jack should at least help in some of the experimenting after he broke my arm. You should have seen him, he was absolutely viciou
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.5Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was something about you that attracted Jack. Maybe it was the fact that you still had doubts in him being real that made him want to stay around you, to make you believe in him. Or maybe it was the reason that he had never met such a girl with an explanation towards everything, and your experiments were something he had never seen before.
What he loved the most was the messy sketches of him you had scattered around your study. Each of the drawings had the date scribbled on them with your name and age. You had several drawings, but only one of them was taped to the white board and connected to every bit of information you could get on the internet.
Jack ran a finger on the doodled sketch and recognized the strange angle it was on. Even as a child you had a strange way of remembering things, and the sketch reflected it. It was drawn from the eyes of a child looking up at someone taller than them. It was how you remembered him, when he walked you to school and introduced hims
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.14Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.142 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Coffee had been a terrible idea, or at least giving it to Jack with a small dosage of Ritalin, but you had been curious and were still taking any opportunity to study his behavior. It was always hyperactive as if he had eaten a bowl of sugar, and coffee was sure to boost it up. The Ritalin had been slipped in there to see if he was affected by any sort of human drug, which he apparently wasn’t as he was stuck to the top corner of the roof. His body had reacted in an opposite manner than you had expected.
Or perhaps it was the beer bread you both had eaten that lay in nothing but crumbs on the plate. Also, a large about of cookies you had found stashed in the back of the covers that were most likely brought by Ruben. You didn’t think of that as you sat on the floor, back to the couch, and head thrown back to look up at the corner Jack was flying in. He would have to come down sooner or later.
“Put the knife away, joykill.” A grin spread on his face, you mi
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.9Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There is an explanation to everything.
Turns out you were suffering from a mental illness that made your brain function in the same manner as the brain of a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
At least, that is what you texted Jamie back after having finished making your breakfast; hot oatmeal with fruit and raisins in it and a cup of coffee, black, though you thought its taste was not as great as what you usually made. He only texted back that it didn’t matter how you worded it, lovesickness was still lovesickness.
The symptoms began when you had tried to break Jack’s head with you bat, or at least that was when you had noticed them. At that moment when he was giving that stupid grin with the eyes of a puppy-dog and blaming Jamie for him entering your room after you clearly told him it was off limits, your brain stopped working for a small portion of a second.
The room felt smaller, your heart far louder than you had ever heard it, and you had a sudden urge t
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.18Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.182 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was warm.
That was the first thought that came to your mind when it awoke from it slumber before your body. The sounds around you were familiar, the warmth of a hand caressing your cheek, and the odd sensation that you’ve passed through this before. And it was like a dream when you opened your eyes to see those of your worried mother looking right back at you.
Her hair pulled up, face bright with make-up, and wearing her usual business attire of a black suit with a white collared shirt. Time had gone backwards, and you were looking at the mother you had once seen when you were younger, when you had first gotten sick because of . . . Jack.
“Jack . . . ?”
You had tried to sit up on the bed only to have your mother push you back by your shoulder, but you were incapable of staying still. Twisting out of her grasp, you sat up and looked around you, taking everything in and analyzing it to the fullest you could with your fuzzy mind. Everything, absolutely everything, was
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.19Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.192 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jack had come through the window of your bedroom to your sleeping form on the bed, your cell positioned awkwardly on your hand, your hair a complete mess on your face. He grinned at the scene but thought it weird that you would still be asleep even though it was passed noon. Having gone out momentarily to cause a snowstorm on the other side of the country, he thought you would be up and armed to dissect him by now.
“Come on, sleepy head, wake up.” He jabbed your motionless body with his staff, in return he got an annoyed groan as you flipped to your side and gave him your back. “You can’t be serious—you can’t sleep all Christmas day! You have to go out, have fun in the snow before it melts . . . which it already did, for the most part.”
You didn’t move as he walked closer to you, grin leaving his face, and worry replacing the playfulness in his eyes. It wasn’t until he touched your shoulder that you made any sign of life, which was
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.22Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.222 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The word was familiar, yet it was hardly used to describe any of the actions you took or any of the circumstances you were placed under from a young age and so it was hard to comprehend the feeling when it came to you during one of the darkest nights. A night of a new moon, the sky absolutely dark, your mind fighting against what was reality and what was . . . folklore.
Against everything you had been brought up to believe. Against every explanation you could come up with in a second, against the voice of your mother, who decided to spend the night at home, yelling at you to turn the lights off and go to bed, you stayed awake as long as you could with a book open and a lamp on that was the only source of light in the house.
Unknown to you, it was the only source of light for miles into the city.
When you fell asleep, or if you ever did fall asleep, was never going to be properly answered. The factors that would allow you to understand when and if you fell asleep were muddl
Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.23Last Winter [JackFrostxReader] Pt.232 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pitch Black, the Boogeyman, was someone you had never truly believed in and had hardly ever heard him mentioned. Maybe you should have paid attention when Jack had mention him, but you had disregarded him and had forgot what he had mention about such a man.
He was bad. That is what you knew; Pitch Black was what nightmares were made of, or what commanded them. Your thoughts were muddled by your nightmare, by his appearance in your reality, by your mother’s and Ruben’s reaction when you kept screaming for them to turn around and look at the threat behind them.
There was another fact that couldn’t be ignored by your analytical mind, and that was how his sole presence affected the atmosphere of the room, the attitude of those inside the room, how he was able to affect the state of your mind.
I should have paid attention,’ you thought, and the previous thoughts you had had before the nightmare were partially answered; Jack hadn’t been a fixation