Time for the post game. It is going to be
big, and connect everything that I have written without collaboration. You
don't have to read I Tried to understand, but I would like you to read it
anyway ;) This will blow your reading of the game WAY out of the water. You
have never seen this before, I can promise you that.
ground shook, colors of every hue swirled about them. Just as the planet seemed
to be coming totally apart- it stopped. They were floating. The lifestream
swallowed them, tumbled them, there was no up or down. Then she was laying on
her back, the cold ground holding her steady. Yuffie tried to stand, but her
muscles would not obey her. She put forth the effort to speak, but no words
formed. Am I dead? Did we even win? The little ninja was afraid that she
would lay there forever.
arms suddenly lifted her. This is familiar. Somewhere she found the
energy to cling to whoever had picked her up. The smell of cigarettes and soap
filled her nose. Yuffie felt safe for the first time in ages. There was nothing
to worry about as long as that smell was there.
looked down at the small woman he was carrying. She was beautiful in her
serenity at the moment. He felt she was much more lovely when awake, however.
Yuffie Kisaragi was almost electric with her own energy. Her lithe body was
strong to the touch, but thin and delicate in appearance. A crush on her?
Who would have thought.
felt the sun hit her, as if it was all her body needed, she opened her stormy
gray eyes. The navy blue suit was wrinkled from her death grip on it's collar.
Her eyes traveled up to see the man that was rescuing her from saving the
planet. Her heart skipped a beat, Gawd he is sexy. Whoa there Kisaragi. She
smiled when he looked down at her and spoke gruffly. "Ya Okay?"
huh." She squeaked. Oh that was smooth.
man sat her down on the ground, but she didn't want to let him go. He pushed
her down gently. "I'm glad." he replied.
I found Barret!" a voice cut into the moment to quickly for Yuffie's taste.
sat his hand on her's, covering it with just his palm. "Gotta go. You
ground rumbled again, angry at the massive damage that had been wreaked upon
it. Tifa was thrown from her resting place; she fell. A fast arm saved her. She
was moving again, but unlike the lifestream, this was quick and with purpose.
She was aware of a comforting feeling. She couldn't put her finger on it until
she smelled him. Light whisky and smoke..... Reno? She was suddenly
switched to another person. "Gotta go back in." Reno's voice faded
away. Don't leave me.
opened her eyes as the sun hit her face. Reeve was kneeling over her.
"Reeve?" she whispered. Her head was spinning, it felt as if she had
been drinking. The dark haired man didn't reply to her. He shined a flashlight
in her eyes and felt her pulse. She thought he didn't hear her.
"Reeve?" she repeated.
gave her a look of contempt. "I have nothing to say to you Tifa." He
stood slowly, holding one knee and sighing in pain. His voice stung her,
Reeve's bitterness could be expected. She realized she deserved it. Somehow,
that hurt more then just being badly treated- knowing that she deserved it.
"Elle, over here when you are done with Cid!" He left her there
without a second glance.
and Reno lifted Vincent to safe ground. "Nice job." he said.
nodded. She was glad to have Reno in charge. Once he dropped the "I am an
ass" front he was a very nice person. Too nice to be a Turk. Hell we
are all to nice to be Turks. She was happy to be accepted by him since that
night in Wutai. Elena returned the compliment "You too, Sir." She
began to check Vincent's pulse. She widened her eyes as Reno turned to enter
the hole again. Holy shit! Does he have a death wish? "You should
rest Reno. You don't look so hot." Elena glanced around the clearing. Only
Cloud was left in the crater, "you are going to rescue him after
everything?" Reno nodded as he turned away from her. You are a better
person then I am Reno. If you get out of there I think I may just tell you that.
fought his way into the lifestream for the fifth time. He was starting to get
ill from it, but he pressed on. Just one more person to get- Cloud. You
should leave the sonofabitch. Of course, Reno never listened to himself. He
only thought about Tifa. Still, after everything, she was always on his mind.
If she wanted Cloud, she would have him. He finally stopped, seeing Cloud half
standing over the body of the one winged angel. Reno pulled his weapon and
fired into Sephiroth's head twice, better safe then sorry. The blond
hero turned to him, and growled. "What are you doing? Saving us?"
Cloud tried to stand, but leaned on his sword again. "I never knew ya
pulled Cloud to a standing position. "Save it, I am not doing this for
know." Cloud replied as if he knew some intimate detail.
don't even know who the fuck you are asshole."
know where Tifa has been. I know where she's going and it isn't with you."
was tempted to drop this ungrateful bastard on the ground and say he was dead
too. But he didn't, he only lowered his head. "Tell me something I don't
Midgar was gone. The Turks stared out the
window of the small hospital in Junion- the smoke was still rising. Reeve hung
his head. "All those people."
really over then?" Scarlet limped up to them, Reno's six year old daughter
in tow. If it hadn't been for the mako in her system, the Proud Clod explosion
would have killed her. She had to use crutches to walk and her left side was
badly burned. Mako in her blood would heal her, but it would take time. She
group stood in silence for a long time. Then, Reno started laughing. The other
four Turks stared at him as if he had lost his mind. The red head grabbed his
daughter, Trigger, and tossed her in the air "We're free!" he yelled.
The word sunk in slowly, like candle wax molding to a shape. Scarlet started
laughing next. "Shinra's gone! Its over!"
actually smiled. "No more kidnapping."
more killing." Reeve sounded astounded.
and Scarlet hugged each other "No more having to sleep with corporate
sleezebags!" She exclaimed. "No more nasty hoe dress!"
We are free!" Reno hugged his daughter closely.
more cigarettes, Daddy?" Trigger asked hopefully.
more cigarettes." He confirmed.
watched the Turks, at first she was confused. Why would they celebrate the
fall of their city. It dawned on her, Midgar had been their prison, not
their palace. After all, who would want to be an assassin? A heavy hand
fell on her shoulder. She looked up at Vincent. A smile managed to go across
his face for a brief moment.
are free, so am I." He began to walk over to them, Yuffie shyly followed.
Reeve and Scarlet threw up a left handed salute. It was Turks' way to greet a
superior. Reno, Rude, Elena and even Reno's daughter followed suit.
"What's with the formality kid?" he addressed Reeve.
out of hell, Vince." Reeve shook Vincent's hand, and the two men hugged.
too Reeve, you too." Vincent looked over to Reno, who was preoccupied with
his daughter. She looks just like her grandmother. An old, painful
memory washed over him.
wanna go out side, Daddy. It smells funny in here." Reno looked up at the
ex-Turk, and while he spoke to the group he seemed to be talking more so to
Vincent. "We'll be outside for a bit."
snuck up behind Vincent, she timidly eked out in front of the ex-assassin.
"Uhm Rude?" She asked looking at her toes. The bald Turk turned and
looked at her in response. "I wanted to say thank you. Ya know, for
pulling me outta the lifestream an' all."
pleasure." Rude said. Color rose up Yuffie's cheeks.
stretched his sore frame. The sent of disinfectants and doctors made him
uneasy. Stiffly, he jumped down from the hospital bed and shook his mane. He
froze in shock for a minute we won! The world still spins! He rushed out
of the room to see if his companions fared as well as he had. As he turned the
corner he saw Yuffie, talking with that bald Turk, or rather talking to him. He
bristled at the sight of his enemy, If you so much as... Vincent? The
dark ex-Turk was LAUGHING. He seemed completely at ease with the other dark
haired man, who was working on Cait Sith. Must be Reeve. He trusted
Vincent not to allow any of the others to be in danger so he calmed himself. Of
course he would be at ease with his own kind.
blond Turk, Elena, was laughing, she turned and began to talk to someone behind
her. "What's wrong girl?" A black shape came out of the shadows. Mako
and yellow eyes burned with a sad longing.
Nation began to glide over to Nanaki. She moved till their noses almost
touched. Then she bowed slowly and slid into a sitting position. What is
going on? How would she know how to greet me? Nanaki bowed back to her,
this was a warrior's greeting of his kind. He was proud to receive it. The red
beast then sat down and curled his tail around himself, Dark Nation did the
same. They nodded together three times and then began to try to catch the tip
of the other's tail with one front paw.
are of my kind!" The black beast nodded. "Where is your fire? Your
tribe? Why won't you speak?" a million other questions flooded Nanaki's
mind. Dark Nation hung her head in shame. "Was it Hojo?" She nodded.
pushed the hospital door open, Reno was watching his daughter and Marlene chase
fire flies. It has to be done. "May I have a word Renald?"
if you don't call me that." The red head looked up at Vincent.
wanted to apologize. For everything." He leaned against the door and
looked over at the young girls playing. "What is her name?"
but we call her Trigger." it was evident that he was proud of the small
took in a long breathe "She looks like her grandmother."
she does." Reno looked at the claw on Vincent's left hand. "You have
nothing to be sorry for. You did all you could."
wonder sometimes," The ex-Turk sat down next to Reno. They shared a
comfortable silence, both glad that Shinra and the war it started for the
planet were gone and over.