|mystiri_1 (mystiri_1) wrote in areyougame,|
@ 2009-07-17 08:59:00
|Entry tags:||*crossover, *final fantasy vii, *kingdom hearts, author: mystiri_1|
Where The Heart Is - Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy VII, Cid/Vincent's Nobodies, G
Title: Where the Heart Is
Word count: 3,027
Warnings: implied male/male relationships. Not a whole lot else.
Prompt: July 17, Kingdom Hearts, Org!Vincent/Cid (or KH character of author’s choice): xeno/shape-shifting - Cid never expected to encounter Vincent’s Nobody.
Summary: Some monsters are more welcome than others...
Author's note: This didn't go quite where I was expecting it to. It's not an exact fit to the prompt - Vincent himself never appears, so it's hard to say if he was recruited by the Organisation or not - but it seemed to me that perhaps he'd have more than one Nobody, given his circumstances...
Heartless incursions were nothing new to Radiant Garden. But the grid system usually warned them, which was why Yuffie was surprised to find an unusual looking beast sniffing about the postern gate. She took one look at the hulking size of it, and turned around to head back to the Restoration Committee 's headquarters at a run.
She found Cloud there, not having a conversation with Sora while Leon worked at the computer console, Riku peering over his shoulder. The spiky-haired Keyblade master seemed unbothered by the lack of response, and was doing talking enough for both of them. They all turned at her rather precipitous entrance.
“Guys! There's this huge monster in the postern!”
“The warnings haven't gone off,” Leon said, but he was already reaching for his sword.
“It was kind of odd-looking,” Yuffie admitted. “I didn't recognise it. Maybe the security system doesn't either.”
“Hn.” Cloud headed for the door. “All the more reason to deal with it quickly.”
“Yeah!” Sora cried out. “C'mon, Riku.”
“You're the one taking too long,” the silver-haired teen called over his shoulder as he headed out the door.
Yuffie realised she was being left behind, too, and scrambled to follow. Just because she wasn't going to fight it by herself didn't mean she didn't want to fight.
It was weird, though, she thought as she saw all four of them surrounding it, swords and keyblades drawn. Something in the way it moved, ignoring lesser blows landed against it, striking back every now and then with a lazy swipe of its huge paws, suggested it simply wasn't interested in fighting.
“It doesn't look like any Heartless I've ever seen,” Leon said.
“Because it isn't,” Riku said unexpectedly. “That's a Nobody.”
“A Nobody?” Yuffie said in surprise. The only Nobodies she'd ever seen were those weird guys in black cloaks, and those strange wispy creatures that moved like they had no bones.
“What's left behind when someone really strong-willed becomes a Heartless,” Sora said. “But I've never seen a Nobody like that, either.”
“The more powerful a Nobody is, the closer it stays to its original form,” Riku pointed out. “The strongest usually had only the slightest change in their appearance, usually in something cosmetic like hair or eye colour. This looks pretty close. Only the upper part of its face is hidden.”
And that was true. An odd, smooth looking visor curved about the creature's head, hiding where its eyes should be. It struck Yuffie as slightly creepy, because the smooth white material didn't look see-through, and that mean the creature fighting them wasn't using its eyes – if it even had any.
The sound of metal hitting stone made her turn, and she saw Cloud had stepped back, and was leaning on his sword.
“The stronger it is, the closer it will stay to its original form?” he asked.
“Yeah,” Sora answered. “I'd hate to meet this guy's Heartless.”
“Yuffie, go get Cid.”
“Huh?” The teen looked at Cloud in astonishment.
“Don't you recognise it? Go get Cid. Now.”