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    Her mother — Elmyra. Someone to keep me company while you’re away. Is that your name, little one? A child’s voice: he wasn’t my father. A man’s voice: they’re never going to let me near my daughter again. Two arbiters swirling, swirling, frantic, light shining through them.

    A dark-haired figure in a long dark coat striding out of a crumbling mansion, striding through an untouched town to the mountain road. Strange light, and madness in green eyes.

    Aerith dreams of another world, of another self.
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    How much difference could you make, just by knowing everything you didn't know before?

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    Peeking into whole universes worth of possibilities for Cloud, Aerith, and others. Written for Whumptober 2022.

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    Somewhere in the back of his mind, Cloud had always known that relationships weren’t really going to be in the cards for him. It wasn’t that he didn’t have the time, or the inclination—although, for most of his life, that had also been true. Rather, he’d come to recognise that what he wanted in a relationship didn’t really match what everyone else seemed to want. In hindsight, the realisation had been a long time coming.

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    On nights like those, where calm and quiet reigns, she finds herself wondering if it’s possible to chase after a dream instead of the nightmare that has been haunting her ever since they first defied fate.

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    Cloud and Aerith and the dark of night.

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    Zack and Cloud have made it to Midgar! Starting up a mercenary business is a little difficult, but not as difficult as dealing with memories of Nibleheim burning and subsequent time of prisoners of Hojo.

    Of course, living in the Midgar Slums when ShinRa’s working on restarting the War with Wutai means that eventually things from on top of the plate boil over and hit the civilians and innocent lives.

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    7/?
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    Day 4 of the Cloti Fall Festival.

    Prompt: "Because this time, I have you."

    “I can’t say this is the start of a new life,” he says. “’Cause there’s no restarting that. You just… carry on.” He stopped for a moment, finding the right words. “So we just have to keep living. For Mom… your dad… and everyone else. It would be wrong to do anything else.”

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    Cloud Strife has dreams of exacting revenge on the monsters that left him and Tifa without family or a place to call home. Shinra wants to help him realize those dreams by training him as a vampire hunter. They seem genuine enough for Cloud, so there's really only two questions left to ask:

    Where did the vampires come from and why why WHY does Cloud keep falling for them?

    EDIT: Title used to be The Blood of the Covenant. Still considering switching back to it.

    WARNING: This story is purely self-indulgent trash for the author, who has been obsessed with vampires since they were old enough to say 'vampire'. Expect no attempts at quality storytelling from this point onward. Abandon all writerly faith ye who enter here.

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    Cloud enjoys his performance at the Honeybee Inn a lot more than he'd like to admit, and with a little push from Aerith, he accepts Andrea's invitation to keep coming back.

    AKA: The one where Cloud gets to actually have some fun for once and learn to love himself (and someone else along the way), everyone makes their own family, and none of our heroes die.

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    Midgar, a city full of promise, a city full of darkness. A city of humans and a city of magic. Tifa was used to straddling the line between the two worlds, whether it was as a detective by day or a bartender by night. After a fire destroyed everything she knew and loved, she now lived life just struggling to make ends meet.

    At least, it was until her childhood friend Cloud stumbled back into her life once more. Now a hired hand, Cloud was colder than the boy she once knew, with no intentions of reconnecting after years apart.

    Yet, when he’s pinned for a crime he didn’t commit, they have no choice but to work together as they discover just how filthy Midgar’s underbelly can get. And maybe uncover the truths of that fateful fire that tore them apart in the first place.

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    “Who are you seeing? Is it—is it him!?”

    A lingering side of Cloud knows that his healing with Aerith, and his tears with Zack, had been undeniably real.

    The man Tifa speaks of has plagued his nightmares for the last year, nowhere to be seen in the light of day or in the faces of his family. Sephiroth is no longer a part of Cloud. Sephiroth can no longer tear apart his visage and reach into the caverns of his existence, crushing everything in sight like a bloody, wilted carnation. Sephiroth is no more when it comes to battling with death before he gets a chance to live. Sephiroth is gone. But Zack and Aerith… Cloud can’t say the same for.

    He hopes he never has to.

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    It was supposed to be a guy's trip to Vegas, but then Aerith had to come along. Cloud could barely talk to her without freezing up. How was he going to survive the next four days, let alone share a room?

    Clerith AU multi-chapter fic inspired by the FF7 Remake

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    10/16
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    “So? Did you like it?” She asks, bumping his shoulder as they resume walking.

    “Yeah.” He replies. “Tastes fresh.”

    She laughs at how honestly he answers. “You chose well. And just as I suspected, we don’t have these in the slums. More like salty slightly iron tasting gum.”

    “Sounds terrible.” He chuckles lightly.

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    Aerith and the immeasurable conflict of falling in love with Cloud.

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    “I’d say it’s a pleasure to meet you, but the circumstances could’ve been better.”

    He didn’t bother to reply. The sounds of the wailing infant were enough.

    “So? You got a name? Don’t keep me waiting here.”

    A name. He couldn’t recall any name for himself. The harder he tried to remember, the more distant it seemed to become. However -

    “You need to get up and get moving -.”

    Don’t let them capture you again -.”

    The voice spoke it with such conviction. With no room for doubt.

    “My name is Cloud.”

    It was a good a name as any. 

    Cloud wakes up with no memories of his past and no knowledge of this new land, but for the sake of his new blond-haired and freckled charge, and with help from a disembodied voice, he's willing to fight anything. Including half-baked prophecies. 

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    Sometimes you have to keep going even though the world keeps knocking your legs out from under you.

     

    A series of prompts based on the 2022 Whumptober list.
    Tags will be updated daily and to the best of my ability

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    Cloud made it to Midgar. He even joined Shinra’s army, but there he stopped. He didn’t kill Sephiroth, and Hojo never knew he existed. He did his tour and got out.

    He settled into life under the plate, earning gil through odd jobs and scrounging the hills around Midgar for anything he could sell – mostly scales and claws from the monsters that attacked him.

    On this particular day, it wasn't a monster he found, but a shot-to-hell SOLDIER who wasn’t quite dead.

    A story of building a new life, gaining new friends, and a past that isn't quite done.

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    37/?
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    Cloud Strife lived a simple life in a southern costal city with his two best friends and mother. He somehow manages to catch the eye of one a third year.

    Zack Fair adored Cloud within their first meeting. Yea Cloud may have face planted doing hurdles but watching his other friend Aerith coo over him he couldn't help but laugh at the stubborn look Cloud adorns as he pushes her hands away.

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    2/?
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    Cloud didn't mean to get into fights. He just hated the look of judgement that flashed in their eyes. He wondered how many citations it would take to get him kicked out of Shinra's Cadet program, it was apparently more than he had already racked up. While he was physically gifted, Cloud struggled with his classes; Standard was his second language. Maybe with some guidance from Zack, he'd be able to make as a SOLDIER after all. A jealous rival will use every advantage to put Zack Fair in his place, and the Cadet seems like the perfect target.

    Cloud meets Zack in the cadet SOLDIER program, who helps him become a promising candidate for a new type of Mako Infusion.

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    9/?
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    Once upon a time, a self-styled god turned back time and tried to steal his greatest enemy to become his eternal ally.
    Once upon a time, Cloud Strife tore through the fabric of the multiverse to kill his tormentor—and succeeded.
    Once upon a time, the hands of a benevolent goddess rose to catch a falling hero and give him a gentler future.

    Chapter 2: bonus content

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    The final chapters to The Vessel. The Royal Family grows by leaps and bounds, so Sephiroth starts putting his ultimate goal into motion as the children grow up, some more rebellious than others.

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    8,666
    Chapters:
    4/?
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