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Valenwind AU -- Two Worlds 16"Why do you guys paint yourselves up before you go fight?" Cid asked as Yuffie painted a red strip across his nose and under his eyes.
"Cause red's the color of war," Yuffie said. "The color makes us strong. And we're gonna need some of that strength, or we'll get our butts kicked!"
Tifa walked up with another bowl of paint, giving Yuffie an admonishing look.
Yuffie scowled. "Well, it's true." She took the bowl from Tifa and put a few white spots on the red stripes. "You look pretty silly, though," she admitted. "Yellow hair and all."
"I don't care. If we get caught, Hojo's gonna know that I'm completely on your side. I can't stand out anymore."
"Does it matter?" Tifa asked with a seemingly innocent smile.
"Well... I like to pretend like I'm part of something, at least." Cid wrinkled his nose.
"You are, and I know someone who would be glad to agree."
Cid smiled, looking towards Vincent. Most of the capable natives were out mixing face paints and decorating each other's faces.
Valenwind AU -- Two Worlds 15"Everyone, please be silent," Lazard said over the whispering and muttering of the villagers that had assembled around the village's central fire pit. It had been two weeks since they had given Cid their blessing, and Lazard smiled slightly with pride as he saw how well the outsider was accustoming to the natives' lives. He had traded in his strangely colored trousers for a pair of hide pants, fringed at the seams on the outer sides of the legs and secured with a drawstring. Vincent's beads still hung around his neck, and he had replaced the strange seeing divices he usually wore on his forehead with a headband that Aeris had crafted.
Both the elders and Cid were standing each on high rocks that had been dragged over from the river, so that they could see every face in the crowd. This time, Lazard was standing in the center, hands raised to calm the crowd. "It's true, we don't know very much about these visitors, but now we have a valuable resource on our side." He nodded at Cid, who s
VW - A Little Fall of RainThere was blood everywhere. Splattering the ground as Cid prodded the sprawled bodies with the prongs of his trident, searching for a familiar face, it produced a coppery smell that assaulted and suffocated. During the fight, Vincent had nearly lost control of Chaos, and fled to calm him for fear of hurting Cid, who'd no idea where he'd gone, or if he ever planned on coming back, or if the SOLDIERs had found him, or if he'd found them.
Cid didn't know anything, because he was the only one left standing. He thought Barret might still be alive, or at least, he was five minutes ago. Call him heartless, but Cid had bigger fish to fry. He could live without Barret, but not without Vincent.
He heard him before he saw him, which sent a lurch of terror through his chest. Vincent seldom made a sound, even when he was in intense pain, but there was no mistaking the tone of the low groan that rose from the thin trees in front of Cid. He tore through them, bashing tall, thin bra
11:34 PMI'm lying in bed and pretending to sleep when he comes in.
There's tears streaming from the corners of my eyes
catching in the crevices of my nose
and dripping down onto the sheet as he moves closer.
I'm not sure if he knows I'm awake or not;
if he does, he doesn't act upon the knowledge.
I watch him out of barely-cracked eyes,
watch his face above me,
looking at me like I'm the epitome of beauty,
like I might disappear at any moment, and I realize
that that expression is what I've been waiting for
my entire life.
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