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Post#1 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:35 pm

Lord Sephiroth stood at the head of the Highwind's bridge, hands clasped behind his back, staring out at the clouds as the airship quickly flew by them.

The Eastern Continent. The Great Continent. Wutai. What's left for the Shinra Empire to conquer? Who's left for me to defeat?

Boots clanked on the metal deck, interrupting Sephiroth's reverie.

"Admiral Highwind, you have a report," Sephiroth asked, turning his head to look at the officer.

"M'lord. We have just received word from Midgar Central. There has been an explosion. One of the Mako reactors has been destroyed ... by terrorists."

"Terrorists ... Order the fleet to change course immediately. The search for the traitors will have to wait."

"At once, Lord Sephiroth."
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Post#2 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:46 pm

The Avalanche flew through the air at top speed. Far smaller than the big Shinra airships and highly maneuverable, she was a fine craft. Tifa was proud of her. Now she was parked in a landing bay at the Gold Saucer under false identifiers.

"Gas her up and get her ready, Barrett." Tifa's second in command barked something in his usual growl and then went to work.

The captain of the Avalanche headed into the pleasure facility with a smile. The mission had been a success. Her crew had pulled off the bombing with ease, pulling one over those Shinra stooges. Biggs and Wedge and Jessie had all pulled their weight But if they were going to keep it up, they needed someone who could go toe to toe with SOLDIER. That's where Cloud came in.

Tifa rounded the corner to the racetrack and caught sight of the spiky-haired man she was looking for. Cloud... She couldn't help thinking back to that time in the loft in Nibelheim... They had made love and he had promised her so much. But that was all in the past. Tifa came back to herself and realized Cloud had recognized her and come over.

"Hello, Tifa. It's been a long time."
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Post#3 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:52 pm

Sephiroth strode across the landing grid to a waiting helicopter that would take him to Central. Tseng was waiting for him and they climbed into the aircraft which immediately lifted off into the sky.

"Report, Tseng."

"No further information on the bombers, at least not directly. We were able to catch one of the traitors, Zack, trying to sneak out of Midgar. He might have been involved."

Sephiroth nodded and looked out the window at the ever-present twilight that hung over Midgar. Below, traffic streaked by and the city's lights winked in the gloom. And then the helicopter broke through the clouds and Central appeared; huge, imposing, always illuminated by spotlights powered by the unending Mako.

Just like Shinra, mused Sephiroth to himself. "Continue your search for the bombers. Leave Zack to me, I shall deal with him myself."
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Post#4 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:02 pm

Barrett was working on the Avalanche. Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie were at the chocobo races. Cloud and Tifa were walking slowly amid the crowds thronging the Gold Saucer. The two talked about old times, old acquaintances, Nibelheim. But always steering away from that night and what had come after.

After awhile, they ran out of safe topics and Cloud spoke up. "Let's cut to the chase. What do you want?" It was loaded question that could be answered any number of ways.

"Our group needs a fighter, Cloud. You're the best one I know." Tifa had grown hard over the years, pragmatic.

Cloud narrowed his Mako-infused eyes and then said, "Okay, you got me."
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Post#5 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:51 pm

Sephiroth leaned back against the wall of the cell as as the interrogator and technician went to work. It wasn't pretty.

Later...

"His resistance to the mind probe is considerable; unsurprising since he is SOLDIER. It will be sometime before we can extract anything useful from him."

President Shinra was in a stupor as he had been for months. He nodded vaguely and Sephiroth couldn't tell if he understood or just couldn't control his head. But Rufus was hovering over his father's shoulder and hissed into the President's ear. Shinra mumbled something and Rufus nodded before looking up and speaking.

"Lord Sephiroth, any word of the other one, that Cloud Strife person?"

Sephiroth shook his head. "The Turks are investigating. But it will take time. Cosmo Canyon. Fort Condor. Wutai. He could be anywhere by now."
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Post#6 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:49 am

Everything was equalized and slowly the Avalanche drifted back from its berthing. Clearing the Golden Saucer mooring tower, the airship turned and the throttle was opened up. The nimble craft, smaller and more maneuverable than the big Shinra ships, headed off, its course set for Midgar.

Wedge was at the controls and everything was safe in his hands. Biggs and Jessie retired to their cramped quarters for some RnR. Barrett retired to his own private quarters and put on some headphones to listen to his latest taped message from his daughter.

Tifa found Cloud in the engine compartment, the unmuffled machine noise blocking the sounds of Biggs and Jessie. He had in his hands his large Buster Sword, which he was polishing with a rag. "Is that SOLDIER standard issue?"

Cloud didn't look up as he answered, "You know it. My friend Zack had one exactly the same. He and I had dreams. Someday we were going to be better than Sephiroth."

"What happened?"

Cloud stopped polishing for a moment and answered, "Things just didn't work out."
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Post#7 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:31 pm

Sephiroth leaned back in his chair as the reports and images flicked across his screen. Zack was 100% SOLDIER; his history was well known. From Gonzaga. His parents dead. He'd been reliable and loyal up until the Nibelheim mission.

Cloud was more of a question mark. From Nibelheim himself. The Turks hadn't spotted him in his youth. And then when he tried out for SOLDIER, he'd washed out and had to settle for the MPs. The strange part was, Cloud's response to the experiment had been spectacular compared to Zack.

"Zack..."

Sephiroth had an epiphany and flipped back to Zack's file. Yes, there it was, the picture. Sephiroth, Zack, and a girl. Tifa was her name. Tifa...

"This is Sephiroth. Tseng, I want you find any trace of a girl named Tifa in Midgar. [pause] No, but put Reno and Rude on it. Intelligence only for now. I think we've been chasing the wrong men."
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Post#8 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:59 pm

Marlene was playing outside in the bright sunshine! Every few moments, Elmyra would glance out a window to make sure the young girl in her charge was okay. As a butterfly fluttered thought the air, Marlene laughted and chased the insect!

As child and caretaker were distracted, a bald head bearing sunglasses and ear rings glanced out from behind a green bush. "It's her, the girl from the bar in Sector Seven."

Reno nodded and drew his electro-prod club from a holster under his jacket. "Let's get her and head back."

Rude shook his head. "Hold on, buddy. Tseng said to watch. So we watch."

Reno wasn't happy. He had a hot date tonight at the Honey Bee and he didn't want to miss any action.
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Post#9 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:58 pm

"MARLENE!"

Cloud and Tifa both sat up in their bunks. They got up, the metal of the deck cold under their bare feet, and rushed to Barrett's quarters. Cloud pulled back the curtain that gave privacy to Barrett in what was little more than a niche and saw Barrett bolt upright, his eyes open, but unseeing. He was pouring with sweat, his gun-arm stump poised as if it had a weapon attached and ready to fire.

Tifa pushed past Cloud and sat down with her friend. Putting her hand over his eyes, she found something to wipe off Barrett's face. The big man had been breathing hard, but he slowly eased and Tifa pushed he back down. She looked up at Cloud and the ex-SOLDIER took the hint.

Pulling the curtain closed, he turned to where Biggs and Jessie were crowding trying to see what was happening. Wedge must have still been at the controls. "Nothing to see here, guys, just a bad dream."

Later...

Cloud sat in his little nook waiting for Tifa to come back. Eventually she came out of Barrett's niche and returned to her own. She noticed Cloud was waiting for some kind of explanation and said, "Sometimes he has dreams about his daughter. Never this bad though. Something must have set him off. Anyway, we'll be in Midgar soon and he can take some time with her."

"Sure." Cloud didn't have anything else to say and Tifa got under her blanket and turned off the lamp.
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Post#10 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:58 pm

Everyday, Aeris thought of Don Corneo's offer. And everyday, she shook her head. "No."

Money was tight with another mouth to feed at the Gainsboro house. But money was not that tight. Fresh flowers were rare in Midgar and they paid the bills. And they had Elmyra's war widow's pension. Besides, Aeris would make too easy a target for the Turks if she was walking the streets at night.

Coming home from the church with her basket full, Aeris' danger sense tingled; the Lifestream as telling her something. There was trouble up ahead. She set her basket down next ot the path and creeped around a bush out of sight. And then she saw them: Turks! Reno and Rude, she knew them well, she'd escaped from them enough times. But what they doing here? Had they finally tracked her down?

And then Marlene came into view, blissfully chasing a butterfly. And Reno drew his electro-prod. Aeris was about to cry out, when Rude said something and Reno put his electro-prod away. Aeris had a moment to think.
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