|raisedbymoogles (raisedbymoogles) wrote in ffvii_100,|
@ 2009-10-11 23:43:00
|Entry tags:||author: raisedbymoogles, prompt: fix it/retcon|
Say Yes to the Dress / Ghost in the Machine
Title: Say Yes to the Dress
Pairing/Characters: Cloud, Aeris, Tifa
Word Count: 100
Author's Note: Playing around in sekrit!girl!Cloud'verse again, first explored here.
Cloud had known it was a bad idea even before Aeris got that devilish twinkle in her eye, but she'd been focused on rescuing Tifa from Don Corneo. Now, wearing the first (and last, she swore) dress of her life and standing before her childhood friend, Cloud had never more wanted to sink into the floor.
With the truth out, Cloud expected anger, outright rejection. She didn't expect Tifa's slow, appreciative grin. "You look fantastic, Cloud," she purred.
"That's what I told her!" Aeris put in, and the two exchanged grins.
Cloud groaned. "I never should have introduced you two."
Title: Ghost in the Machine
Pairing/Characters: Cloud, Sephiroth
Word Count: 100
Four years after the explosion, the Gongagan air still smelled like scorched metal and mako. Cloud put his head in his hands and breathed in the barren taint of it.
I attacked Aeris. Aeris is gone.
He felt rather than saw the presence of his constant shadow beside him. "It wasn't you," Sephiroth's ghost murmured, casting an insubstantial hand over Cloud's knee. "You know that."
Cloud shuddered. "I'm staying right here. Where I can't hurt anyone else."
"Cloud, no." Sephiroth leaned against him, hair falling like spidersilk over them both. "I feel my not-self near her. She's in terrible danger."