A/N: I know, I know. I promised regular updates for my other stuff, and no more new stories for a while. I didn't mean to, I promise. But I was playing through FF7 again (bet ya didn't guess!) and here it was. Actually, it was just the title at first (and wasn't that wierd! Usually I have to force out a title at gunpoint.) and I built the story up around that. Horrible form, I know. But some things can't be helped.

Anyway! Review whore that I am, I would love to have more, but I will be finishing this story wether anyone tells me they like it or not! (But I hope ya like it!) Criticism is always welcome, but flames are used to light my incense and for nothing else.

Enjoy the fic all.

"It'll be light soon. We should be going back now."

"I know. I just want to see the sunrise. Just in case, you know?"

"I know." Vincent walked up and took Yuffie's hand in his own. "I'm glad that I'm not the only one to go back and join Cloud and Tifa."

"Me too. Some things are too important to just forget about. Even when the world is about to end."

Briefly, he thought of Lucrecia. And of Sephiroth, the boy who could have been his. He didn't feel the usual regret at the thought, however. Only a faint sorrow and a wish that things had been different for the boy. "Yes," he looked at the young ninja at his side. "Some things are."

The two stared off over the mountains as the sky began to shift colors, painting itself with oranges, pinks and yellows. He was struck by its beauty, and then surprised by the fact he'd noticed. He really was changing.

Yuffie stared, enraptured by the sunrise. She moved closer to Vincent and leaned her head on his arm. She sighed in contentment. She felt safe here, with him, even though the Highwind was far enough away that monsters wouldn't be deterred by its presence. Even the things that lived inside him didn't scare her anymore.

When had that happened? Not that it mattered. It was just the way it was now. She sighed again, wishing this morning never had to end.

"What are you thinking, Yuffie?"

"That I don't want this morning to end." She giggled, suddenly being struck by a thought. "And that the sky looks like rainbow sherbet."

"What?" Her comment was so out of the mood that he was having trouble processing it.

"Seriously, look." She pointed. "There's the strawberry. And the lemon. And the orange. The clouds even make it look just a little frosty, like its just been served." She beamed up at him, amused that she'd perplexed him so.

He blinked a few times, the grinned slowly. "I suppose it does, at that." He looked down into her brown eyes. "Thank you for making me smile this day, Yuffie Kisaragi."

"You're welcome." She was more than a bit stunned that she'd actually seen him smile, and not just imagined it.

She was even more surprised when he kissed her.

When they broke apart, she had to resist the urge to pull him back down to her. "Um, we should go, if we want to beat Cloud and Tifa back to the ship."

"Yes." His hand still wrapped around hers, he began the walk back to the airship.

Willingly, the young ninja followed. "Um, Vincent? Why'd you kiss me?"

"Because I wanted to. As you said, some things are too important to just forget about."

She fell silent, turning the thought over in her mind. A few minutes later, she nodded coming to a decision. "Well, I'm glad you did. Oh, look! There are Cloud and Tifa! They look so cute sleeping together like that!"

Vincent shook his head at the girl's shift of thought and wondered what he was getting himself into.