Tseng’s Prophecy, ? Revolution
Tseng sighed, looking out the
window of the hotel room in the Golden Saucer area, thinking of
Aeris, Cloud and Tifa, who had been captured by the bitch named
Scarlet. Tseng closed his eyes and turned from the windows to the
other Turks, Elena, Rude and Reno. He was about to say something
when the door opened and Jason Thull stood there.
"Tseng," he said. "Theres a PHS call for
you. Somebody who sounds like the person in charge of
Shinra," he said. "Its on the television as well."
Tseng stepped quickly out of the
room and looked at the TV screen, where Scarlets face was.
It had the usual smirk on it. "Were just waiting for
Tseng to pick up the phone, now," she said in her usual,
annoying tone that made Tseng want to puke.
"This is Tseng," he
said, the PHS clutched tightly in his hand.
Scarlets face lit up.
"Ah," she said. "So, youve finally decided
to come and answer the phone, eh?" she said with a little
"Where are they?" Tseng
Scarlet pursed her lips and then
broke into a grin. "Now, Tseng; why would a person like me
tell a terrorist like you about the whereabouts of your now
imprisoned friends?" she asked.
Scarlet smiled. "Yes,"
she said. "Oh, and this time? Dont try the intrusion
scheme. It wont work," she said. "Bye."
The TV and the PHS disconnected.
" said Tseng
slapping the PHS phone closed as the others looked to him.
"Whatre yall looking at me for?" he asked.
Cid spoke up. "Without
Cloud, Tifa and Aeris
youre the only one with
"Oh, great," muttered
Everyone was silent.
"Okay," Tseng said,
rolling his eyes. "Lets get to work. Cid, get your
crew to bring up schematics on the entire Midgar City, specifics
on the Shinra Building. Kyle, do you have any friends inside the
Shinra Organization who might join you?"
Kyle Fox nodded. "A
few," he said.
"Jason, gather some of your
strongest and teach them how to use swords, daggers and
guns," Tseng commanded. "Same thing for Red and Jason
with the people from Cosmo Canyon and Kalm," he said.
"Lets get to work."
Scarlet turned back to her new
support staff, consisting of Charles and Kalmman. "How do
you think I hit them?" she asked.
"Pretty well," said
"Very well," Kalmman
said, doing his best to outshine Charles as he always did, and no
matter what Charles did, Kalmman always succeeded with making the
other look bad. "No doubt, though, that they will be
mounting a rescue operation for their comrades. And their
comrades themselves are incredibly dangerous."
Scarlet nodded. "Yes, I
know," she said, toying with her well painted fingernails.
She then looked at her two aides. "How are the prisoners
doing currently?" she asked.
"Very well," Kalmman
said. "They arent adapting to these cells as they had
to the others so quickly," he said. "Thanks to my
designs, they will be forced to stay on a constant awareness. In
fact, Im not sure they could even tell that they were in a
Scarlet nodded. "Very
good," she said.
Cloud Strife groaned, sitting up.
His blue-black clothing was tattered and torn from fighting off
various wild animals. He had been separated from Aeris
Gainsborough and Tifa Lockheart in the first rush, when a group
of wild tigers had attacked them. Cloud could only pray that they
were okay, much less alive.
"What the hell," he
muttered and stepped forward, when a barely audible crack in the
bushes sounded behind him. Cloud froze in his tracks, his white
knuckles clutching the hilt of his Ultima Weapon close. Another
crack. He whirled just as a black haired figure in the same
tattered clothes and same sword as Cloud leapt out of the bushes,
sacking him hard to the floor. Cloud flipped the man off him and
came up into a defensive crouch, as did the other. "Who are
you?" Cloud demanded.
snarled the man. There was something familiar about him
man who had helped him before.
Cloud straightened, feeling
strangely comfortable with this man. "My names
Cloud," he said. "Cloud Strife."
The man with black hairs
features softened. "Cloud?"
"Yes," Cloud said.
"Its me," the man said.
Tseng groaned, his head in his
hands and he grabbed the bottle of beer, chugging down a healthy
amount of it. "I hate being the leader," he mumbled as
he took another healthy gulp. Kyle and Jason had been working all
day as well, and now, the three men were chilling out on the aft
flight deck drinking some beers. "Its so damned annoying
with everyone asking me what to do."
"I know the feeling,"
Jason and Kyle said at the same time.
Tseng glanced at them then looked
at the clouds whipping by. "Three lives, and ours, are in my
hands," he said, taking another gulp. "When it was just
Reno, Rude and even Elena and I, I could handle it
it just seems to be getting crazy."
Kyle nodded. "I know the
feeling," he said again.
"Shut up," Jason said,
taking a gulp from his beer.
"Anyway," Tseng said,
pulling another one from the case. "Ill leave the rest
of the planning to tomorrow. I just need to relax right
now," he said, leaning back in his chair and massaging his
temple with one hand as he drank from his new bottle of beer with
the other. "I hope theyre okay," he said.
"How far to Midgar,
Jerry?" Cid Highwind asked as he puffed on a cigarette,
looking out the main viewport as Jerry, the ships pilot,
was working the ship with his co-pilot, Davie.
Jerry looked up. "Two days
away, Sir," he said. "Our transmitter beacon on Cloud
went out a few minutes ago," he said.
"Damn," Cid hissed.
Davie looked up. "May I make
a suggestion, Sir?" he asked.
"Yeah," Cid replied,
taking a drag of his cigarette and blowing a small plume of smoke
into the air.
Davie nodded. "If we can
make a makeshift connection to the damaged transmission beacon,
hed be able to hear us, but wed have a bad connection
to hearing him."
"We could still hear him,
though?" Cid asked.
Davie nodded. "If I make it
right, yeah," he said.
Cid snapped his fingers.
"Get to work on it," he said.
Zack walked with Cloud into a
small forest area with a fire in the center, a tent off to the
side. It was like a tiny village with only one house. Cloud
sighed, back with a person. "I mustve found your
friends," he said, pointing to Tifa Lockheart, sitting on
the other side of the village.
cried and ran forward, kissing her quickly, but he looked around
quickly. "Wheres Aeris?"
"Here," Aeris replied,
coming out of the tent, mud staining her clothes. "We had an
encounter with some wild beasts and Zack here, saved us,"
Cloud nodded. "I remember
you, Zack. We were in the same regiment of Soldier," he
said. "You saved my life at Nibelheim."
"True," said Zack.
"I thought they shot
you," Cloud said.
Zack grimaced. "They
did," he said. "But President Shinra used Restore
Materia to get some information out of me. When I wouldnt
talk, they threw me in here and Ive been here ever since.
How is Shinra, anyway?" he asked.
"Shinra is dead," said
Zack smiled. "All
right," he said. "Then whos running Shinra
"Right now?" Cloud
asked. "Reeve was for a while after Rufuss
death," Cloud said. "But now Scarlet is running things.
Heidegger and Palmer are dead as well," he said.
Zack nodded. "Rufus is
"Not anymore. Hes on
our side now, anyways," Tifa chimed in.
"So what do we do?"
Zack shrugged. "Well, we
have to find a way out of here, thats for sure."
Tseng stood in front of the
assembled army. They had arrived at Fort Condor for weapons and
backup support, so they had redirected their course from Midgar.
Cid had flown off to Rocket Town to get some supplies for the
Mark III Highwind. "Okay, people," he said.
"We are rebelling against Shinra Incorporated."
Mutters came from the group, but
other then that, no one said anything.
"You are the warriors who
have volunteered for this. You may die, you may lose those close
to you, but you will die doing whats right," Jason
Thull said, coming up beside Tseng. Jason was much better at
giving speeches. "You are the proud Soldiers, and this time
tomorrow: We attack Shinra Headquarters in Midgar City."
"All yours, Tseng,"
Jason said, stepping back.
Tseng nodded. "Thank
you," he said. "You are all armed. You will be taking
separate modes of transportation." He looked around, pausing
for effect. "We are attacking the Shinra, and they are weak
in the ground forces, so that is where we must strike. Our aerial
attack should keep them occupied long enough."
Jason stepped up. "You will
show no mercy," he said.
"Dont let any of them
escape with their lives," Tseng said. "Remember;
were also rescuing prisoners, no matter who they may
be," he continued. "Cloud Strife, Aeris Gainsborough
and Tifa Lockheart are on the tops of our lists right now."
Jason nodded. "So remember;
show no mercy to Shinra, and release the hostages. Our bomb squad
will blow the place sky high."
Reeve stepped out. "What
effect will this have on Midgar?" he whispered to Tseng.
"Im afraid I
Rufus, Cid Highwind, Reno, Rude,
Elena and Kyle Fox were hunched over plans for the Shinra
Incorporated office complements of Reeve and Rufus. "So, our
point of entry is here," Rufus said. He and Tseng would be
commanding the ground team. "We go in, take out the guards
and disable the security systems to allow the aerial strike to
get in swiftly and silently without being noticed until their
guns open up on them."
encouraging," Cid muttered, nervously smoking a cigarette as
Barret Wallace stepped in, tightening his gun-arm.
"Wherere you going?" he asked.
Barret grinned. "I wanna
piece o the action, foo," he said.
"Dammit, whos here
Yuffie Kisargi came in. "You
get the wonderful me as company, Cid!" she cried.
dear God NO!"
Cid cried in agony, the cigarette dropping from his mouth. Yuffie
pouted and put her hands on her hips as Cid got back up,
chuckling lightly. "Nothin personal, but I dont
much care for you as company."
"Just cause Im a
brat doesnt mean I cant be fun!" Yuffie said
"Whatever," Reno piped
Cloud Strife chewed on the meat
which Zack had given him from his reserves. Apparently, Zack had
been here ever since after Nibelheim, and that was a long time.
Cloud swallowed and put the meat on the makeshift plate. "So
youve tried getting out?" he asked.
"This place doesnt
seem to end," Zack said.
Cloud looked around.
"Im willing to bet it does," he said.
"Probably in the way we least expect it." He grunted,
picking up the meat again and taking a bite.
"Dont count all your
options yet, Strife," came a cold, youthful voice from
behind them. They all stood up, facing the figure in the shadows.
Greg stepped into the light, illuminated by the dancing flames as
Sephiroth had been at Nibelheim. "Because soon, you will
have none save for death," Greg chuckled.
"Your dead," Cloud
Greg chuckled again, stepping up
to Cloud. "That is obvious," he said. "I am a
figment of your imagination. Im not really here. I am long
dead," he said and turned around, taking in the vast expanse
of the jungle around them. "I am simply here because your
subconscious thought about me."
"Whats that supposed
to mean?" asked Zack.
"Ah," said Greg.
"I remember you. Father told me all about you," he
continued. "How you foiled him at Nibelheim along with
you," he said, turning to Cloud. "Pathetic little brat.
You stopped my father countless times," he sighed. "And
now, he is dead. Save for one thing that can bring him
Cloud asked shakily.
Greg stepped up and tapped
Clouds forehead. "Your brain," he said. "You
see, thats the miracle of this place; anything your
subconscious dreams of, is here automatically," he said with
"Is Zack just a figment of
my imagination?" Cloud asked, worried for his friend.
Greg shook his head. "No, it
doesnt go that far. But you see," Greg said. "I
want my Father here. Now."
"No," Cloud said.
"Why?" Greg asked
Cloud scoffed. "In case you
didnt notice," he said. "Your father was more of
a menace then you are you dumb sack of shit," Cloud said.
"He burnt down my home, nearly killed me, Zack and Tifa,
actually did for a while kill Tseng and Aeris, and you destroyed
three major towns; Cosmo Canyon, Kalm and Bone City."
"Point being?" asked
Cloud drew back his fist and
punched Greg across his face, sending the man sprawling to the
ground. The young mercenary stepped up and pressed his boot to
Gregs neck. "Youre not going anywhere, and
" he trailed as Gregs features changed
and conformed to be those of Sephiroth. "God
Sephiroth stood up, removing
Clouds foot from his neck. "God is not the right
word," he said in his smooth voice. "Demigod
maybe," he said, his features betraying nothing.
"Cloud, long time no see. I believe it was
Sephiroth looked as thoughtful as a dead man could.
"Since I killed you,"
Sephiroths eyes blazed with
anger. "You stopped my conquest, yes," he said.
"You had no conquest, and
your son is almost worse then you are," Aeris said, as she,
Tifa and Zack flanked their leader.
Sephiroth laughed. "Greg is
like that, yes," he said. "I raised him well,
didnt I?" he turned back into Greg. "Yes, he
certainly did," Greg said with a chuckle. "Cloud, you
have a very strange subconscious."
"How does my subconscious do
Greg chuckled. "Sorry, but
Im not in the department of giving away the secret of this
fantastic voyage you have begun, Strife," he said. "I
took the same voyage once, and Reeve brought me out of it."
"And this is how you repay
him?" Cloud asked.
Greg shrugged. "I
didnt ask of any favors. Im used to this place by
now," he said. "Now, you are going to make two
separations between reality and un-reality," he said.
"Your going to separate both Sephiroth and I from un-reality
"No!" Cloud almost
Greg made a "tsk" sound
and stepped up to Cloud. "Ah, but you have no choice,"
he said. "You see, your subconscious can create reality if
you want it enough."
"But I dont want
it," Cloud said.
"The only way is from
and I can do something that will make you want to say
He moved lightning quick,
whipping out his Massumune Blade and holding it to Tifas
throat. "Do it," he said. "Or Ms. Lockheart here
dies," he said with a loud chuckle, audible to all of them
Zack moved even faster, striking
the blade out of Gregs hand and taking him to the ground.
Greg vanished. "What the
?" Zack asked, and Greg
materialized behind them, his Massumune once more held to
"Now," Greg said, the
coy gone from his voice. "Do it!"
Cloud grit his teeth. "I
have no choice," he said. "I want you both alive! You
hear me!? Sephiroth and Greg alive!" Cloud shouted, and
winds whipped through the branches of the artificial jungle,
knocking them all off their feet.
Tseng held his pistol tightly in
his hands, looking at the others as he sat in the air vent above
the room. Scarlet, Kalmman, and Charles and a few other
representatives were sitting in the room below. Behind Tseng,
Reno was listening to the radio chatter. He tapped Tseng on the
shoulder. "Security is down," he said.
"Then lets do
it," Tseng said and punched the grate down, hitting
Charless head with a hard smack. Charles crumpled in his
chairs and shouts brought security guards in as the ventilation
shaft broke and the crack squad of military SWAT Team members
dropped down, guns blazing. Tseng put a pistol to Scarlets
neck. "Hello," he said, bringing her under the table.
"Tseng," she hissed. "I should have known."
"Yes, you should have,"
he said and cocked the hammer of the gun. "Not much time
before I kill you. Ill let you live on one condition; tell
me where Cloud, Aeris and Tifa are immediately or you die slowly
and horribly," he said.
Tseng cocked tightened his finger
a bit on the trigger, seeing sweat mounting on Scarlets
brow. "Oh? Im trained to kill, you should know that
best of all."
"Why should I tell
you?" Scarlet asked.
Tseng shrugged. "Because I
wont kill you if you do."
"Bottom level, 4G Prison
Cell 76. Theyre inside the Subconscious Plains, so
youll have to bring them out using code
4567-Alpha-Bravo," she said shakily.
Tseng nodded and brought her out,
tossing her into Elena and Rude. "Take her to the prisoner
convoy," he said coldly and the two took the struggling
woman away. "Now, to find Aeris," Tseng whispered to
himself and headed out of the room, running down the hall.
"Good God!" Zack cried
as the winds whipped mercilessly across his makeshift camp,
destroying the tents as Greg laughed like an idiot.
"Cant we stop this madness?" he shouted to be
heard over the winds as leaves flew through the air. Cloud
shrugged. "Dammit! We have to stop this now!" he said.
Greg walked up to them as if
nothing were happening. "You can," he said. "But I
can also kill Tifa, if I want."
"Dont hurt her,"
Cloud rasped. "Please."
Greg nodded. "If this
continues," he said. "I will spare her. You may not be
so lucky, but she I shall spare. I may have
uses for her in
the future," he said.
Zack shook his head. "You
cant bring back both Sephiroth and Greg!" he said to
"But I have to safe
Suddenly, everything went black.
Cloud, Zack, Aeris, Tifa and Greg were in a wide, black expanse.
"Reverting back to reality," said an electronic
"What?" Greg asked
Cloud grinned. "Dont
you get it? Youve been stopped."
"In which case," Greg
said, tossing Cloud the Ultima Weapon, and Zack the Buster Sword.
Greg morphed into two separate features: Sephiroth and Greg.
"My Father and I shall fight you to the death you will
create for yourselves."
Zack moved up. "Lets
do it," he said to Sephiroth.
"Killing you will be as easy
as it was the first time," Sephiroth said coyly.
Cloud twirled his sword in his
hand. "All right, Greg. Lets finish this," he
said and moved lightning quick, but Greg was equally fast,
blocking his attack and kicking the mercenary in the stomach,
following with an uppercut that made Cloud stumble back.
"Ha!" Greg shouted.
Cloud charged forward, hitting
Greg in the midsection and the two tumbled to the ground, their
swords clattering away. Cloud socked Greg in the face, and the
younger mans nose broke. Greg screamed and shot his hand
out, clawing his fingers around Clouds neck and choking
him. Cloud kneed Greg in the groin and rolled off, choking for
Zack was outskilled in this
battle, for Sephiroth had already struck a blow to the
ex-Soldiers side, and Zack was slowing down from loss of
blood. Sephiroth cackled like the maniac he was and charged
forward, blocking Zacks attack and plunging the sword into
Greg got up first, a little shaky
as Cloud got back to his feet. Greg stumbled for his sword but
Cloud hit him in the side, the two going to the ground again.
They came back up and Greg put Cloud in a headlock, punching the
mercenary in the face repeatedly. Cloud let out a cry of dismay
and punched Greg hard in the spine, crumpling the man.
Cloud got back up, wiping blood
from a split lip and kicking Greg hard in the stomach, then
tackling him into the ground. He leapt onto him, dropping his
knees into Gregs gut, making the man puke horribly. Cloud
climbed off as the man was wracked with spasms and finally
Zack blocked an attack and spun
on his sword, hitting his heel into Sephiroths jaw. The man
toppled to the ground, his Massumune clattering away.
"Come on," Tseng said,
looking at the four lifeless bodies in the chairs in front of
them. "Computer, status," he said as Barret Wallace
stepped in, kicking a Shinra Guard in the face.
"Bringing back to reality
Protoform Tifa," said the computer, and the cap came off
of Tifa Lockheart, she groaned as Barret scooped her up.
"Barret," Barret said.
"Im getting youse outta here," he said.
Tifa shook her head. "But
"Will be fine."
Zack groaned as Sephiroth kicked
him where he had been stabbed, and Zack crumpled to his knees. He
struck his fist out and punched though the mans skin, his
hands gripping the mans guts. He ripped them out and
Sephiroth screamed, blood running down his face and he exploded,
showering Zack in gore.
"God," whispered Zack
as he crumpled.
He felt hands pulling him to his
feet, and shoulders put under his arms. "Cmon, Zack!
Dont die on me again! Cmon!" came Clouds
voice, but with it, the echo that resembled fading consciousness.
Zack blinked as everything started to turn white around him. He
screamed as Aeris and Cloud did the same.
"Cmon! The explosives
have been laced around the building! Cid cant hold the air
strike together much longer!" Kyle said, bursting into the
room as Tseng scooped up Aeris. Cloud and the other man seemed
energized, but the other man had been weakened. "Here!
Ill give him a hand," Kyle said as he and Cloud helped
up the man. "Okay, lets talk. Name, personal
"Huh?" Cloud asked.
"Not you. Im just
making sure this guy doesnt die on us," Kyle said,
nodding to the man.
the mercenary said. "Worked
for Soldier until
killed me. Revived
in machine," Zack uttered.
"Im here," Tseng
said, hunching over her as Barret carried both her and Tifa.
"Aeris, are you all right?" he asked, gently stroking
"Yes," she said and
gripped the back of his head, pulling him into a kiss. When they
broke, Tseng felt a bit better, and Aeris looked better.
"Okay. Lets get moving."
"Die you sonsabitches!"
shouted Jason Thull, running up with his SMG(Sub Machine Gun) in
hand, firing at guards in front of the group. "Cmon!
Ya want some!?" he shouted, firing at a squad coming down
the stairs. He turned and fired at the descending elevator.
"Heres some!" he shouted again, turning to a door
as it exploded and Shinra Shock Troopers came in. "Come
an get it, baby!" he cried.
"Jason!" shouted Rude
as he came up, pumping and firing his shotgun. "We
cant take much more of this! Where are they!?" he
Jason keyed his comm. "Kyle,
whats your position?" he asked.
"Were coming up the
stairs! Well be on the main level where you are in a minute
or two!" Kyle Foxs voice came back over the
Jason fired again. "Yeah,
well be careful cause theres a lot of gunfire up
"The explosives are charged,
Jason!" shouted Elena as she, Reno and the Bomb Team
arrived. "Detonation in three minutes," she finished as
she opened fire.
"Three minutes?!" Rude
"Just shut up and hold the
"Dammit!" hollered Cid
as he fired the lasers, taking down another of the Anti-Aircraft
guns. "We cant take much more of this! Shields are
already down to forty-two percent! Weapons have been damaged and
primary life support is gone!" he shouted into the
communicator to Tseng.
"Were almost out! Just
about twenty seconds!" Tseng replied.
Cid looked up again and switched
frequencies. "Red, Reeve; you ready to pick those troopers
up, because theyre gonna be comin out in about five
"Ready and waiting in the
APCs," said Reeve.
Jason shot down another trooper
as several Armed Carriers came in, as at the same time the Rescue
Party arrived. "Cmon! We got a minute-forty before the
end of the world!" he shouted and opened the APCs
doors one at a time. "Everyone in! Move!" he shouted
and started firing for cover.
Rufus jumped out of the Carrier.
"Get in there!" he shouted and opened fire with his
machine gun, taking down the Shinra Troopers who were coming to
stop them. Jason made an extreme effort as Cloud, Zack, Kyle,
Barret and Tseng ran into the carrier. "How many
more!?" shouted Rufus.
"About five! Where are
they!?" Jason asked.
"Dead," shouted Kyle.
"Get in! Weve got fifty seconds!"
Jason jumped in and slapped the
switch, firing out at the troopers as the doors slowly closed. He
ran to the front where Reeve was sitting at the controls.
"Get us outta here now!" he ordered and Reeve gunned
the engines, flying the group of APCs out.
Kalmman groaned and looked up,
blood running down his face and saw the literal wall of
explosives in front of him. It ticked towards zero. "Oh shi"
Then they exploded.
Screams filled the APCs as
the Shinra Headquarters exploded behind them, a tremendous
fireball of red and yellow rose into the sky, and the shockwaves
slammed into the APCs. Jason was thrown off his feet as it
rocked, but Reeve miraculously kept control.
"We did it!" was
Then, it turned into a steady
roar of victory as people cheered, over the communicators, as
debris tumbled towards the ground. What had been the pride of the
Shinra Corporation was now gone. The major threat which had once
threatened them was gone.
"Tseng?" Aeris asked.
Tseng, blood staining his shirt,
but otherwise all right, looked over to her. "Mm?" he
"I love you," she said.
Tseng smiled. "I thought
so," he said.
They kissed. And kissed.
Authors Note: And so,
Tsengs Prophecy comes to a close with a kiss. Awww. But
dont get around to thinkin Im all mushy,
because theres another Fanfic Comin right up! And
yes, it will feature none other then: Tseng! So buckle your seat
belts! Ill try and make it better then TP was!