Jul. 23rd, 2009

sterling: (Default)
Title: Survivor
Original Fiction
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Prompt: Cloud (for [community profile] fiction_drabbles)

It was the last time she ever heard her own name. Frightening mushroom clouds had blocked out the sunlight, and the world as she knew it had disappeared in an instant. The memory of that day stayed with her, even though the very thought of it made her heart ache with longing.

Yet, somehow she had survived.

"A fantasy," she thought, as her eyes scanned the silent valley below. "The word 'survivor' isn't just a fantasy."

She knew her chances of finding anyone alive were slim, but she continued, allowing what little hope she had left to carry her onward.
sterling: (Sephiroth - Creativity)
Title: Perspective
Fandom: Final Fantasy 7
Characters: Cloud, Tifa
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Prompt: Damage (for [community profile] ff7_drabbles)

He needed to change everyone's perspective. When he allowed himself to be completely honest, a quiver of nervousness ran through his stomach, because he knew he had his work cut out for him.

The easiest person to start with was Tifa, right?

He stared at her without blinking for far too long, until she noticed his odd behavior. She looked at him with that patronizing, concerned expression that he'd seen a million times on the faces of all his friends.

"Cloud, what's wrong?"

"Nothing."

The silence between them was long and almost completely unbearable.

"I'm not damaged goods... not anymore."

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