Blargh

I totally tried to write more of both TTYNKAP and Puppyverse, and my ficbrain gave me the middle finger. Hell, it gave me the middle finger trying to write necessary plot-type stuff for HC. XD;;;;

Anyway, I need to get back into writing, but since my ficbrain is being tetchy and not quite getting into the writing groove (everything I write feels vaguely off, y'know?), I'm putting up a challenge for one-comment fic. Anything Compilation of FF7 or anything in jou!canon is game--I figure I need to prime the pump a bit before I can get back into my big projects since I haven't written anything of note in months. ;_;

So, prompts? I'll write up to five. :D

1. Puppyverse: Cloud's birthday party.
2. TTYKNAP - Reno, cuddling
3. HC - How'd Zack get that bike again?
4. Middish!verse: Mama's matzahballs
5. Puppyverse - "Ever notice that 'what the hell' is always the right decision?"

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Any 'verse: "Ever notice that 'what the hell' is always the right decision?"
It took me forever because I couldn't pick a 'verse. It was too open. XD;;;; Finally, I went with Puppyverse, just 'cause.

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Cissnei stared at Zack. "You are out of your mind," she finally said flatly. "The both of you," she said, giving Reno the same "You have lost it" look.

"Hey, I never had a mind to begin with," Reno said with a grin, and Zack grinned.

"Good one!"

"...I never should have introduced you two," Cissnei muttered under her breath.

"Babe, that was one of your better ideas!"

"Call me 'babe' again and I rip out your small intestines with my pumps," Cissnei snapped, and Reno just rolled her eyes.

"You two been friends how long, an' she's still this uptight?" Reno said, giving Zack a disbelieving look.

"You've been working with her how long, and she's still this uptight?" Zack shot back, and Cissnei barely managed to hold back a scream.

"You two are unbelievable!" she finally yelled. "I can't believe you want me to help you with this harebrained scheme to get General Sephiroth to enter a chocobo race! Reno, why under the heavens would you agree to that?"

Reno gave her a look. "Because I'll be betting on him, that's why! Do you have any idea how much you could make?! You've seen him on a chocobo!"

Cissnei froze, and the wheels in her head started turning, and a smile slowly lit up her face.

"The general does need to, um, cut loose and let his hair down. So to speak. So what the hell?" she said, and could all but hear her bank account begin to sing.

"Right answer!" Zack said with a grin.

"'What the hell' always is. Ain'T you noticed that by now?" Reno shot back, and the three of them began to plan.
Awwwww! <3333 I'm sorry, I love all your 'verses!

(Seph: *hides*)
Middish!verse (AU of Scorched Earth): Mama's matzahballs
Heh. This is based loosely on one day in college during Passover, and one of my friends just snapping over the gentiles eating all their matzoh. XD Oh, and just to help out: Yiddish insults and Fun with Yiddish.

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Sephiroth had never gone on vacation before, but now had the deep desire to be very, very far away from where he was, preferably with something very alcoholic in his hands.

He had been aware that all the different areas of the planet had their own little illogical holidays and festivals and beliefs. Some of them even seemed rather nice, if quaint--the festival for the dead in Wutai to appease vengeful spirts, the light festival in the Gurljia region.

He had not, however, been aware that these holidays, festivals, and beliefs could drive people insane.

And truly, that was the only way to describe what had happened to Genesis and Angeal.

"NO! You can not eat those, NO!" Angeal screamed at an unwitting trooper, one who had taken one look at the...whatever it was scraped out of Hojo's lab masquerading as 'rations' and beelined for the small stand of "Exit Festival Food." The food there did not look at all exciting, but bland--nothing but large, unleavened crackers, a strange, thin soup with bread balls inside it, and an oddly slimy fish--was certainly better than...Sephiroth didn't exactly know what it was that was currently on his plate. Since he had gotten out of the labs, he had gone from the nutritionally optimized meals prepared for him then to the food prepared for all troopers.

It was, to be honest, the only thing he regretted about leaving the labs.

"Bastard! That is not for you!" he yelled. "You can eat real food, get away from that!"

The trooper went wide-eyed, dropped the large cracker back, and started backing away with his hands raised in an "I surrender" gesture.

Angeal glared until the trooper ran for the hills, the picked up the cracker and brought it back to the table.

"</i>Gut zol oyf im onshikn fin di tsen makes di beste</i>," Angeal growled under his breath, and Sephiroth decided to ignore it--anyone invoking regulation 109.B on language use against Angeal or Genesis during the Exit Festival risked their own lives, and Sephiroth was no fool.

"The next shtick drek who tries to steal our food, I set on fire," Genesis said, sounding surly, and poking at his soup. "Angeal, when is your mother's package of food getting here?! I need real matzo ball soup, not this farkakte drek!"

Angeal crammed an edge of the cracker in his mouth. "It should have been here yesterday!" he growled from around it. "It's not my fault ShinRa's farkakte mail can't stop with the sucking! Whoever is holding it up, may all his teeth should fall out except one to make him suffer!"

Sephiroth looked down at his...whatever the meal was, and thought to himself that there were still four more days to go.
*dies of glee* Oh, this is just perfect! Their voices! The kvetching! The cursing! The "touch my matzah and die!"

However, my favorite part is: "You can eat real food, get away from that!"

Perfect. ^_____________________^

I love this 'verse.
Also: Thank you! Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is wonderful!
Puppyverse: Cloud's birthday party.
*dies* You know that's an actual planned Puppyverse story, right? XD;;;

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"So, you know what's coming up next week, right?" Zack said cheerfully as soon as he got in Sephiroth's office.

Sephiroth looked up from his computer. "You know you're supposed to buzz before you come in?"

"The door was open!" Zack said, looking wounded. "If it's not locked, that means 'Come on in'!"

Sephiroth stared at Zack. "No, it does no...never mind," he said, seeing how Zack had started to wilt. "What is next week, Zack?"

Zack instantly perked up, as if someone had waved a double McMoogles burger in front of him. "Cloud's birthday, Seph!"

Sephiroth still had not quite gotten used to Zack calling him "Seph." Angeal had done it once or twice, but it had thrown Sephiroth sufficiently that Angeal had stopped--something that had been oddly painful, in a way Sephiroth couldn't quite put his finger on.

"It is his birthday. And?" Sephiroth said, wondering why Zack was bringing it up.

"Soooo, we have to take him out to celebrate! He'll be hitting sixteen, which is a pretty big deal! What kind of friends would we be if we didn't take him out to celebrate being legally an adult?" Zack said, his jaw hanging open. He grinned suddenly. "I remember my sixteenth birthday. Oh, man, it was so awesome."

Sephiroth felt slightly at a loss. Cloud would be technically an adult; why exactly that required a big celebration was beyond him--the boy was already in the army and shouldering adult responsibilities; there would be no difference between the day before his birthday and the day after.

But there was something in the excited way Zack was bouncing that made Sephiroth acutely aware that he was indeed missing something. His own date of birth was something that held no ties to him and nothing that was 'celebrated', other than being a change on the numbers in his data in Hojo's lab.

He finally grasped on to something to stave off the feeling of alienation creeping in on him. "Lieutenant. I am not Cloud's friend. I am a commanding officer, it would be--"

Zack made a noise Sephiroth could only describe as "rude." "Whatev, Seph. Listen, you do your paperwork, just keep Friday night next week clear, got it? No shipping out, no paperwork, no nothing! I am the party master; I'll arrange everything. Just show up and bring a present. Got it?" Zack finished, crossing his arms and giving Sephiroth a stern look.

A stern look on Zack's face was...strange to say the least, and Sephiroth felt a smile tugging at his lips. "Yes, sir," he said, letting the smile win, and Zack lit up.
*lol* I had no idea XD Awww, Zack, always thinking about Cloud. (Will we get to see the party itself?)

By the way, this has nothing to do with the fic, but... the bg color for comments on your style really, really sucks ._.;; the green makes it hard to read :/
I'm not sure who I feel more sorry for... Cloud or Seph. ;-)
HC - How'd Zack get that bike again?
OK! XD

This is based on the fugmobiles that Zack picked out when they on the run in CC, and how incredibly fug the flower carts he built for Aerith were. XD

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"Zack..." Cloud started, blinking. "What under the Heavens is that?"

Zack beamed. "My new bike! I'm gonna need one if I'm gonna be delivering stuff all over the world! Chocobos hate me, remember?"

Tifa snickered from behind Cloud. "I don't think 'hate' is quite the right word, Zack."

"I told you, we never speak of that thing with the chocobo again," Zack said firmly, blanching slightly at the memory.

Cloud shook his head, ignoring the digression. "That is not a bike. That is a clunker."

"Is not!" Zack said defensively. "She just needs a little elbow grease, and she'll be a beaut!"

"No, Zack. She will never be a 'beaut'," Cloud said. "I remember some of the, uh, vehicles you picked out for us when we were on the run last year."

"They all ran great!"

"Yeah, they did," Cloud said, conceding that point.

"But they all looked like something someone's grandma would drive," Tifa finished helpfully.

"Hey!" Zack said defensively.

Cloud ignored him, and crouched by the very old looking motocycle Zack had picked out, giving it a quick once-over.

"Well?" Zack said, looking oddly nervous.

Cloud poked at a few parts, then stood up. "Your sense of style sucks," he said flatly. And it was true--it did. But once he'd gotten a look at the bike, it was obvious that it had once been a good one, but someone had 'modified' it to make it more like a draft horse than a thoroughbred. But once he started stripping off the extra bits and replaced a few parts... "But she's in great shape. She probably runs great. But we have to work on the outside, and it's going to need some modifications if you're going to seriously use it for tearing around the planet."

Zack lit up. "But it's definitely a good bike!" he said proudly, and Cloud blinked.

"Ask me in a week," he said, and Zack grinned just as Tifa sighed and rolled her eyes.
LOL!
Okay, I did see some pics for the flower carts, but I'm curious now about those fugmobiles.

I really, really can't picture whatever would cause both Cloud and Tifa to have that nonplussed reaction.
Zack in CC picked out a styleless but very functional fugmobile bike with a place for a passenger, so I'm figuring his penchant for "very functional but blah" is one that, when they were all wandering around, would have Zack doing things like hotwiring minivans for them to get around in. XD

Cloud is basically going to completely rebuild Zack's bike to make it into something at least somewhat cool, and his own bike, the same one from AC, is him trying to show Zack how "functional" does not have to equal "fug."
Any 'verse, Reno, cuddling
OK, let's go TTYKNAP, then, and hitting backstory! :D

Reno and Jie are about 8 and 9, and this is before "Things that Go Boom."

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Jie yawned suddenly and rubbed his eyes. "I'm lei le," he said. "I wanna go to shui."

"Wha?" Reno said, blinking. He was having a hard time keeping his eyes open. It was pretty late, almost ten o'clock, but Jie's mom hadn't come home yet, so Reno had stayed over and they had spent the whole afternoon watching TV and playing. Then it had gotten dark, and there was food and heat at Jie's place, so he just sort of stayed--he hadn't wanted to go out in the cold all alone just to be stuck by himself with no food and maybe no heat. It was nice at Jie's place.

Reno yawned, and blinked at the TV. It was boring TV now, just some people talking about some fire or something. But he blinked at it and watched, because the lady had a nice voice. He felt his eyes drifting shut, and he fought it a few times before his head dropped.

It only seemed like a minute passed, but suddenly something was shaking him. He blinked sleepily. "What?"

"Gai shui biao le," Jie mumbled, rubbing his eyes and tugging at Reno's arm. Reno was too tired to even try to figure it out, and let Jie haul him up. "Guan the TV," he said, one hand gesturing vaguely in the direction of the TV, and Reno groped for the remote and flipped it off as Jie sleepily turned off the heater, then Reno stumbled after Jie towards Jie's bedroom.

It was the middle of winter, and Jie's room was cold. The heater hadn't been on back there, and they could see their breath. It was cold enough to sting Reno almost out of his tiredness, just for a little while.

Jie changed into a pair of pyjamas, and Reno shivered, wishing he was warm. Jie suddenly pushed a pair of his old pyjamas at Reno, and they were thick and warm, so Reno changed into them quickly, his teeth starting to chatter.

There was only one bed, but they were small, and it was cold. They got under the covers quickly, covering their heads and huddling next to each other.

Jie was warm, and it was cold.

Reno moved closer to him, and Jie moved closer to him, and the two of them curled up against each other. After a few minutes, Reno, huddled against his friend and covered in blankets, finally felt warm again, and, His eyes began drift shut again, and, surrounded by warmth and the low, steady sound of Jie breathing deeply as he nodded off, drifted into sleep.
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Awwwwww!!!! Cute, cute, cute!! *cannot properly express how adorable and lovable this is*

(Anonymous)

adorable

So cute!!! I can't wait for more TTYKNAP!!!