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GoodBye Hero - chapter 2/? [FFVII AU]

Rating: M

Characters: Cloud Strife, Zack Fair, Aerith Gainsborough. Also (so far): Andrea Rhodea, Tseng, Tifa, Cissnei, Elena, Reno, Barrett,  

Pairings: Zack/Aerith; Cloud/Andrea Rhodea (so far)

Word count: ~ 8k in this chapter  

Story summary:   Cloud did join Shinra, but there he stopped. He did his tour and got   out. Once discharged, he moved under the plate, earning gil by doing odd   jobs and monster hunting in the wastes around Midgar. On this   particular day, it wasn't a monster he found, but a shot-to-hell SOLDIER   who wasn't quite dead.

Contains: canon-typical violence; language; M/M, M/F; discussions of sex, massacres and human experimentation  

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Chapter 2: Stumbling into Safety

Zack heals physically, but emotionally he has a harder time. Cloud turns out to be pretty cool though. A hero in his own way.

Read it on AO3 | on ff.net

Listen to the playlist on Spotify (changing as I write)

To start from the beginning:  AO3 link | ff.net

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Vid Rec: Cloud Strife | What I've Done

This is going to be a very biased recommendation. I approached (secretlytodream) on Tumblr for a vid commission, having seen her gorgeous Marvel vids especially the Steve/Bucky ones. She agreed despite not having created an anime/video game vid before, which I thought was brave of her.

What ensued were my attempts to explain the very complicated nature of the FFVII Compilation Verse and specifically how it all related to Cloud Strife: the vid is a character study of Cloud entwined with the history of the three most important people to him and who shaped him into the man he is in FFVII: Advent Children. The collaboration involved a lot of back and forth with me trying not to sound like a demanding fangirl and (secretlytodream) patiently trying to fit it all into a vid with her expertise. She did an outstanding job on the vid and I urge you all to go see it if you're an FFVII fan^_^

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Z2zk0PVFI
Yay

Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile

Not fanfic exactly but in case any one else missed this announcement, like me, Yen Press is releasing Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile as a paperback on October 30, 2018!

Available as a pre-order on Amazon!

I never imagined this collection of short stories would get an English release. I'm ecstatic to have another piece of the FFVII Compilation in my hands. *bounces*
Flowers

Fic: Leviathan Dreams

Title: Leviathan Dreams
Author: Ariss Tenoh
Fandom: FFVII, Crisis Core, Compilation of FFVII
Pairing: Sephiroth/Cloud
Summary: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” - Heraclitus
Cloud dreams of a better future, of long parted friends and lost love, of the end of it all. When Leviathan sends him back in time, he has to decide whether to act. Knowing every move he makes has a price and he may not be the one to pay it.
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/14907932

Finding Deleted Fanfics of Authors

Hi everyone, I've been trying to find some deleted Final Fantasy vii fics of Silmeria - Archer of Valhalla. Any fic of theirs that anyone has a copy of is welcome! I'm such a fan of their work and was really bummed out that they deleted some of my favorite ffvii fics of theirs that they never completed. :/
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Looking for a story where the remnants/shinentai/shm are sent back as children. Aerith wakes Cloud in the night to go get them, and Tifa catches him on the way out and thinks he's leaving. He finds them as children and takes them back to seventh heaven.

There is a second, related, story where they either take the remnants to visit Cid, or they hand them off to Cid to raise. Either way, they're really taken with the Shera. And I think there's also something about liking to be up high and sleeping on the struts?

Help is much appreciated, as I've been looking through ff.net for a few hours and have had no luck.