This was the winner. It was tied with Hero's Orb, which I'll be updating next. Then Queen of Roses.
Vinnie's friends… They were nice. Which made me wonder how in the name of Gaia they befriended my vampire-imitating brother
I was to be staying with two of Vinnie's friends, the blonde, who I learnt was Cloud, and a barmaid named Tifa. Apparently, my baby brother currently lived in a rundown mansion and was renovating it. After that was done, I would move in with him. I tried to argue, saying as his older sister I should be the one taking care of him. Here's how that went:
"Vinnie! I want to help!"
And it just went on like that for a few hours before Tifa came in and insisted I stay at the bar with her and Cloud while I recover from being locked in a room with only Misery for company. When she was told that I was locked in a room with Misery, she misunderstood and thought they where talking about the emotion misery. I simply stated that I had no emotion. The look on Tifa's face was priceless.
Currently I was laying on my new bed. The clothes I had worn for the past twenty years without taking off once was so dirty, the once white looked pure black with dirt. It was disgusting.
Tifa gave me a black dress to wear. How she knew I would prefer that color over anything else was a mystery, although I had a feeling it had something to do with Vincent.
The dress matched the black velvet cloak that was melded to my skin. A scientist had been curious if such a thing could happen. And, well, the immortal-as-long-as-she-has-Misery-possessing-her freak wasn't doing anything, now I had a black-trimmed-in-sliver cloak melted to my skin. Almost like Vinnie's. Only his is red and ratty and I have a hood. Since I was locked in a room for forty years (Twenty being experimented on and another twenty being left alone with my demon who is now my best friend. Which is scary, seeing as the thing I have closest to a friend is a demon.) rather then is a box, it was in better condition. I have no idea how that worked out…
I had been here for a little over a week and it still felt weird to me. They acted like a family. Cloud and Tifa where the "mother" and "father" of the family, an old pilot I met once or twice named Cid Highwind was the "Grandfather", the girl who was with Cloud and Vincent when they found me, Yuffie, was the hyper-active "daughter", Marlene and Denzel were also Cloud and Tifa's "Children", Vinnie was that weird "uncle", and a man named Barrett, met him once (That meeting didn't go well. I kinda threw him though the window. Misery helped with that. If she didn't, I wouldn't have been able to move him an inch much less throw him across the room and out the window.), was the other "uncle". And the odd thing was nobody was actually related.
Outside, a raven passed, dropping something on my windowsill, and I felt myself drifting to sleep.
I was in a small clearing. I couldn't feel Misery, which was odd seeing as I could always feel her. Even in dreams.
Anyways, around this clearing was dead trees. The wind whipped though them, making an eerie whistling sound. It gave me the creeps, which was a large feat seeing as nothing really gave me the creeps anymore.
In the middle of the clearing, sitting among dead roses, was a little girl, around the age of nine or ten. She had long blonde hair that pooled around her small body and glassy eyes that might have once been blue. It dawned on me. She was blind.
She seemed to peer into my shredded soul. The one I thought had died the moment they tore me away from my loving husband and my children.
Then she spoke five words that wormed their way into my brain and began to nag at me.
"Your demon will consume you."
I gasped and shot up. My head collided with something, which was odd seeing as there wasn't a shelf over my bed.
The thing I hit, which happened to be a person, swore.
Misery was laughing as I moved on pure adrenaline. I grabbed the dagger I placed under my pillow and leapt at the intruder. It was dark, so I hadn't seen the red hair. But I did see the mako-infused eyes. A SOLIDER. They came to take me away. Misery was cracking up, but didn't offer any help. That shows what she's good for.
I resent that. My demon stated.
The intruder and I tussled in the dark, probably making a bit of noise. It was when I flung the intruder into the wall did the door open and the light come on.
Cloud and Tifa stood in the door way, Marlene and Denzel a bit behind them. Cloud glared at my intruder. He was hot, I have to give him that, and he reminded me of somebody. The intruder's blood red hair stuck out in wild spikes and his eyes where blue green and glowing with mako. He wore the uniform I use to be so familiar with. And those tattoos under his eyes gave him away.
"Justin," I gasped, gazing at him. He really looked the same, except for the eyes. But since when did they give Turks mako? And further more, how did he find me? We haven't had contact in about forty years.
"Reno," Cloud growled, glaring at Justin. Wait, what? "Wrong room."
"What's going on?" Time to act clueless. … Well I am clueless.
You have no idea. Misery taunted from my mind. Yeah, yeah. Since when do I listen to my demon, AKA the voice in my head?
Cloud seemed to remember me. "Nothing to worry abut Memory." He said as "Reno" slinked out of the room.
"Cloud, that was a Turk. As far as I know, in this day and age, the Turks still work for Shin-Ra. From what I heard, Shin-Ra almost killed the planet. And Shin-Ra ruined my life. From what I'm told, AVALANCH is against Shin-Ra, and you're the leader of AVALANCH. I gave seven of the best years of my life to Shin-Ra and I'm turned into an experiment after I return to the company… after a personal affair… I think I deserve to know what's happening." I stated. I saw Cloud wince as I went though my reasons.
Cloud was about to reply, most likely with a lie, when Reno came out of the room that Cloud had directed to him.
"Thanks Cloudy," The redhead smirked. Wow, so much like Justin… I know for a fact that Justin would get on Cloud's nerves like Reno was doing now. He got on a lot of people's nerves. In fact, when he was only fourteen, Vinnie punched Justin in the nose. "He'll make a fine Turk." Justin had said to me when I was helping to repair his broken nose. Turns out he was right. Vincent did become a Turk, and I'm sure if I hacked(All Turks knew how to hack into even the most securest system. I'm sure security systems haven't changed that much in the last forty years. I mean, there is still Turks And until just a few years ago, Shin-Ra was still on top of the world.) into Shin-Ra's old records I would find out my baby brother was very good at his job. I'm not sure if that thought should comfort me or not.
"It's nothing to worry about." Cloud said as Reno left. "You should get back to bed, Memory."
He does realize that he's older then you? Misery asked.
I'm pretty sure he does. I replied as I stared Cloud down, willing for him to break down and tell me what he's hiding that had to do with my ex-partner's clone.
Why is he setting your bedtime then? She asked. I had to look away from Cloud as I laughed. He looked confused. But if he left me in the dark about my ex-partner's look-a-like, I'll leave him in the dark about what my demon said.