The Most Random Story that Goes on Forever (Maybe)
Chapter 5: Confusions of a Not-SOLDIER
DISCLAIMER: You are well aware that the likelihood of me knowing or being any of these character's respective creators is slim to none, yes?
So after possibly one of the longest hiatuses EVER, I am finally starting to write for this fanfic again. I have to wonder though…what the hell was I on?
A soft breeze slightly ruffled Cloud's spiky hair, awakening him from his slumber on the damp ground. "Ugh…Wait…" For the past few days, anything waking him up besides the little robot GIR, Don Patch, or Ari and her friends was an oddity…in fact, it had never happened before!
He propped himself up on his elbows, and indeed, things in their small encampment was quite…odd. Kakashi, their watch for the later half of the evening, had fallen asleep with his book in his hand; the three young ninjas he watched over had fallen asleep as well; Zim had a paper and was writing something upon it; GIR was digging a hole nearby it's master, though if Cloud had to assume anything, it was to keep up the 'charade' that it was a dog; Don Patch was fast asleep with Arisa had curled up next to him, possibly due to the warmth he somehow radiated; and finally Maria was the only other one awake, grumpily glaring at him through her hair.
Cloud blinked slightly. 'Wasn't there someone else?' His mind went through his memories of the most recent and…odder events of his life. 'Has someone been in my head? Does that mean…?' He shuddered at that thought. 'Sephiroth's not above that kind of thing, and with that crazy girl from before proclaiming her love for him along with other impossible things…yeah, she was probably another dime a dozen nutjob. But still…what's missing?' He wondered, now sitting up fully.
"Don't bother Spike, I've already tried. Whatever happened between last night and now, we won't remember it no matter what we do." He looked up at the brunette, tilting his head slightly to get a better view of her face, but her hair had become…longer?
"What? Why is your-"
"I don't know myself. All I know is that someone's been inside our heads and took something out…and put something in."
"Have you tried thinking of anything before you wound up here?"
"Why? What's in the-" Cloud blinked once again. "How? That can't be me. I never fought in some huge war in some mashed up world. And you. You were-" A screech ripped through his head, his hands flying up to his ears. Though mostly unintelligible, he could make something out to the effect of 'SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!' "The hell was that?"
"The hell was what?"
"When I tried asking you about something in my memories, something screeched at me. You try it."
"…I'll take your word for it. So what do we do if the others don't have the forgotten and new memories like us?"
"You seem to be the most knowledgeable about this thing. You figure it out."
"I just know what you and I have gone over. Besides, I'm not the figuring out kind of girl."
"I could see that with your choice of employer."
"Hey, you don't know him as well as I do. He's not that bad of a guy."
"I'd rather not know him as well as you do." Cloud chuckled.
"W-what is that supposed to mean?" Maria's face started to become a darker shade of pink.
A cough from the side alerted them that someone…or rather, everyone else had awakened due to their not so quiet talk. And somehow, Don had the time and the means to make popcorn, which both he and Naruto ate.
"If you two are done having your lover's quarrel, I think we should eat something and be on our way." Kakashi said, nodding to Sasuke and Sakura, who both dashed off to the forest, presumably to get something for everyone's breakfast.
The two looked at each other; Maria crossing her arms and looking away irritably. Cloud just sighed and looked at the rest. "Did you hear the whole thing?"
"Not the whole thing, though we did hear the memories part." Arisa piped up, squeezing GIR against her breasts. "But unless one of us is lying, we all only have missing memories, not new ones."
"What could it mean? It doesn't feel like what we lost was important." Naruto pondered.
"Of course it wasn't important you simple minded FOOL! Or else I would have remembered it!" Zim hit the blond ninja upside the head.
Cloud thought back to when his world was in danger, when he wasn't truly himself. "Even if a memory is unimportant, would you rather be the war hero who only remembers their battles, or knows they still are human as well."
"Wiser words have only been spoken by sages, Cloud." Kakashi nodded. "Now, who wants to gather firewood?"
If the last four chapters haven't scared everyone off, constructive criticism would be nice. It's kind of hard writing for something that's been laying there for three years, but rest assured that all of my fanfics will make a return from the grave! Also, I REALLY need to stop writing things so short. This thing is actually exactly 1000 words WITH two lines, which together make up like...100 each somehow.