swordage: Sephiroth, hair morphing into a wing. (x one winged angel)
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Title: Evermore
Series: Final Fantasy VII
Rating: G
Summary: Final installment of the Eternity arc. Hope springs eternal.

1. Continuum 2. Perpetuity 3. Ubiquity 4. Evermore

Mid-winter in Midgar was a wet, grungy affair. Sludge built up on the sides of the roads, spat there by spinning tires. The lower sector's houses had never been built to withstand precipitation of any kind, but the plate had been ripped away when Meteor came; there would be an occassional roar as a house collapsed under its own weight, and silent quick funerals for the nameless, homeless dead afterwards.

Winter was, in a word, miserable.

It was into this that Cloud stepped firmly, Yazoo and Kadaj close behind him and Loz behind them; another silver head rose between them, eyes hidden by darkened lenses. They pressed close enough to hold him up if he tripped, their worried gazes watching every careful step. He didn't stumble. The cane under his hand thudded on the frozen pavement, sliding a little on the ice. Cloud stopped outside the garage and looked over his shoulder. Sephiroth nodded to him, once, and then lifted his face to the sky.

"It's blue," he breathed wonderingly. "Midgar's sky is blue."

"Yes," Kadaj agreed, not sure why it wouldn't be so. Cloud threw open the garage doors with a bang, making the triplets jump. The four bikes inside had been well-maintained from sheer boredom over the past months and they gleamed in the sharp winter light.

"Let's mosey," he murmured half to himself, smiling a little. Tifa was watching them from the window, and he nodded to her. She waved and smiled back. He swung onto his own bike easily, backing it out to the others. Yazoo moved to one of the others, picking out his own with a small smile to Loz, who hesitantly moved away from Sephiroth to get his own. Kadaj moved away only when Sephiroth gave him a wordless look.

Cloud looked steadily at the sunglasses, knowing this too was a test; he knew just as surely he would pass. The triplets looked on nervously, breathing a collective sigh when Sephiroth carefully slid behind Cloud, tucking the cane under a flared wing of the bike.

"Let's go," Cloud said, hiding his smile in the roar of motor as they raced for the hills, crisp wind lifting around them as they darted playfully around each other in an exhilarating dance. Kadaj threw his head back and laughed, high and bright and clear, and it was for all of them.

This was how it should be.

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Date: 2006-01-26 10:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] white_aster
<3 <3 I love this arc. So different from most of the other happily evers. :)

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Date: 2006-01-26 10:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] white_aster
It's different in that it focusses on Sephiroth, and he's alive, but he's HURT. I've not seen one where he's alive, post AC, personally (though I don't look all that hard). And even if someone DID want to write him into the happily ever after, the temptation'd always be there to write him as pre-crazy, not hurt and mostly-invalid. Seeing everyone react to that: to the scary person that he was, but yet to the vulnerable person that he is now, is really cool. :)

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Date: 2006-01-26 11:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] white_aster
I don't think I could ever backtrack like that. Time has passed, and made its changes, and they can't just be taken back.
I think it's better that way. And though we don't see much of pre-crazy Sephiroth, he's still sort of been speculated on for a loooong time, so it's nice to see a different take on him.

I find it amusing that I consider things like muscle atrophy when I write ficlets.
....you say this like it's a bad thing? >_> I'm a science geek, so I think about that kind of thing, too.

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Date: 2006-01-27 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] forgottenlover.livejournal.com
I love this, AU's make me happy, so verra verra happy

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Date: 2006-01-28 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] empty-geas.livejournal.com
The atmosphere of this one is lovely. It starts as such a bleak scene and then you get the flash of gold and silver moving into it, like sun and moon through the clouds. And there is still joy and wonder in the world, despite everything there is a clear blue sky arching overhead. And Sephiroth is standing on his own, even with all the worry and hovering and hardship he doesn't falter or lean on any of them. The growing rapport between he and Cloud is also fascinating to watch, wordless conversations and offered trust to one who can also stand on his own, no copy at all.

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Date: 2006-01-31 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinstripesuit.livejournal.com
Yo, sorry for the random comment, but I wanted to talk to you about the FMA cosplay group thing you want to do for AB06 (if you still want to do it).

I still love FMA to bits, but I don't know if my heart is in it this year to want to do a cosplay from it, especially one that would require a lot of work and time (and money) like Dorochet's. I'm busy enough with school as it is, and I already have in mind a cosplay that would require considerably less work (and one that I want to do more at this time).

If you are still interested in the doing the group, I would love to do Dorochet for '07 (and the theme of "very minor characters from very popular serieses" would carry over into the other cosplay I am already planning for that year). This year, I am just in a "I want to go as characters no one else knows of" frame of mind. It's like being a ninja- I can sneak around and buy more porn!

Sorry this is so sudden, but I was just thinking about it, and now I can not sleep. I'm sure it is not a very big deal, but I just wondering about it.

Please don't be mad at me. I give you cookies.

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Date: 2006-01-31 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinstripesuit.livejournal.com

Good. I was worried.

The latex prosthetics thing sounds interesting, though. I may be interested in that for a cosplay for '07...

Aww... but you can not go to AB... *sniff*

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Date: 2006-02-01 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinstripesuit.livejournal.com
Oh, yeah. I never got to see you dressed as Pyramid Head. Want to see... *paws*

Montreal would be cool, but, hey, AnimeBoston is right down the street here. *grin*


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