A Kiss of Black and White
Fandom: Post-Kingdom Hearts II
Pairings: Past Seph/Zack/Cloud, Past Squall/Rinoa, Present CLC
Warnings: Crazy DF!Rinoa(Dead Fantasy), Momo's insanity, Seph's hotness, and Zack's utter nonsense making. Oh, blood and guts and a spine being broken in two and general ew-ness
Summary: That kiss hurt more than it should have.
~16 Just in Case
"Oh, Leon? If I don't show up for like a week or so again without letting you know - see this?" the blond held up a dark sack, waving it slightly. "Just grab for this."
It was a fight not to storm about in a fury demanding his lover's return, but Leon had managed to settle himself down.
Instead he merely sat upon Cloud's side off the bed, head buried in his hands.
"Oh, Leon?" Leon jerked upright, blinking.
"If I don't show up…"
"-don't show up for like a week…"
Leon jerked upright, the memory of Cloud's words echoing through his mind as if he was whispering it in his ear.
"-or so again without letting you know-"
Falling to his knees beside the bed, Leon reached unerringly towards the bag Cloud had left there.
"- see this?"
Backing away, he stared at the velvet bag, tilting his head.
"Just grab this." Leon murmured in time with the memory.
Falling back onto his ass, Leon pulled the strings tying the bag closed, and turned it upside down, letting a small fragment of a ball and a letter into the palm of his hand.
"…What is this?" Leon murmured. "Looks like a bit of a Materia Yuffie complains about all the time. Only it's broken…" Shrugging one shoulder, Leon flipped the paper open.
Leon. This is a fragment of a Sense Materia. It normally is used like that Scan magic you spoke of, save this ball, because it was broken, doesn't really work properly anymore.
This Materia when used will unerringly points you towards the other half.
That half I hold. If there is ever a time I vanish for no cause, with no word, this Materia will lead you back to me.
Leon's hand unconsciously tightened on the Materia while he pressed his fist to his forehead.
Always thinking ahead…huh, Cloud?
Cloud couldn't help his cry of pain as Sephiroth roughly threw him away from the Masamune, slowly stalking towards the blond and away from the still twitching professor.
"You're emotions are very powerful, Cloud." Sephiroth said with a slight tilt of his head that nevertheless sent those locks spilling down the left side of his chest. "I am what controls the Darkness, manifested anger. Zackary is my antithesis; the one holding the Light in your soul, he is love. This…abomination." Here, Sephiroth turned to send a glare Hojo's way. "He is your fear." Sephiroth stopped a few feet from the blond while Cloud stumbled back onto his feet. "In his place, the fear you hold over your memories allows him to live again, in a sense."
"In this place. In this world were the weak will be swallowed whole…your emotions which are already strong, are only made stronger." Sephiroth turned slightly, spinning on one shiny boot.
"Just as before, you could not defeat me until you learned to control your darkness. Hojo will forever haunt you as long as you let him…as long as you fear the past."
Cloud's eyes darted to the professor, only for Cloud to dart back in horror, eyes wide.
Sephiroth turned his head, raising an eyebrow at Hojo's form.
As if forgetting the blade lodged within his chest he was stand once again, both hands pressed into his pockets, Masamune's tip still lodged within the ground.
"Don't bother with the failure, m'boy." Hojo drawled. "He's broken you know. Worthless, utterly worthless, truly not worth much save the Mako in his marrow." Hojo tilted his head. "Though I do wonder if his flesh would make a good sacrifice to revive you to a true body, Sephiroth?"
Sephiroth blinked slowly, turning to look down at the pale blond. "You truly knew him well to create such a monster from memory alone."
"We both could." Cloud murmured, head bowed.
Suddenly Hojo lifted both hands and began to float in the air, the Masamune falling to the ground as he suddenly morphed, human no longer.
"Fuck!" Cloud snapped out, jerking to the side as a single grey tentacle tried to stab him through the back.
Born from his memories in the heart of the world, Lifeform-Hojo N hovered over them, the acrid green of mako hovering around him.
Hissing softly, Cloud summoned Tsurugi back into his hand and shifted into a crouch.
"No other way to rid yourself of your fear but to utterly destroy it, huh?" Sephiroth mused, Masamune back within his hand as he stood tall by Cloud's side. "Very well then."
When reading about authors cursing RL, blaming it on their lack of updates, I really didn't believe most of them. Lazyness is lazyness, right?
Until it happened to me. DX Nothing like a reality check/smack to the face!
But yea. We'll see how things go.
Also. I just realised, some people might not actually know what I ment by DF!Rinoa.
If you don't, look up Dead Fantasy 1 on Youtube. Rinoa makes her appearance in DF 2.
if only she could fight like that in the game...*sighs*