Disclaimer: I don't own any characters of Final Fantasy VII or Inuyasha. All characters, weapons, ect. are copyrighted their maker (Squaresoft, Rumiko Takashi, and anybody else). Only the storyline crossover belongs to me. Blah blah blah…
Yes! Chapter 5! A bit of a quicker update this time (or is it?). This is supposed to be a part-funny chapter, but if it's not funny, I'm sorry, I'm working on it! And just a reminder, anything or anyone from FFVII that "looks" like a demon won't have a demonic aura.
Rose Flame: OH NO! AND FEATHER. Lol. Maybe you can have Yuffie, Vincent, Cloud, and the others question Ryu? Since the imbued are near death, she may be more willing to answer their questions, in exchange for not dying or something…
Haha…I didn't know that. Hm…maybe I can have a part where Kagome goes "must.not.touch.must.not.touch." in the future. LOL. That would be funny. Yes, poor Vincent. -writes an apology to Vincent- But…well, I must stress the red eyes. Anyone that has red eyes is a demon, except Kaijinbo (might've spelled the name wrong). But then, he was possessed by the Tokijin, which IS sort of a demon (well, has a demonic aura), so I guess he can also be counted as a demon, although he was originally human. Yeah…Cloud would probably say "the Shinra opposition" or something. Hm…well, we can blame that little bit on Cloud, shall we? -looks off into space, twiddling thumbs and hopes that Cloud didn't hear-
Well…Cid would probably be really angry at Shinra cause they didn't continue the Space Program, right? So…I'm guessing he would be saying "#&" Shinra. Go Cid go!
MWAHAHAHAAA!: Hey, there's a part in this chapter where Cait says "MUHAHAHA"! LOL. Here's more for you!
VincentValentine13: Thanks (is it okay if I call you VV13?) VincentValentine13! Heehee…-shakes hands all around- Well, if Vincent was a vampire, wouldn't Squaresoft have him do a limit that's like, sucking blood from the enemy and gaining HP? It could be called, "Blood Sucker" or "Red Moon". LOL. I really don't know where people get the idea that Vincent is a vampire. He's not dead.
Ooooh…do you hate Kagome or something? Cause if you do…JOIN ME! I HATE KAGOME! Lol…it says on my profile. That little scene was actually to make Kagome look bad…cause I was being too nice to her. Making her all kind and stuff. But well…she is sorta nosy.
Hm…funny that you ask if Sesshomaru will be appearing in this fic. Cause…well, I shouldn't say this. I don't really like giving out spoilers for future chapters, but I'll make an exception here. I'm currently writing (in my notebook) Chapter 10...and it's a chapter dedicated to Sesshomaru! Since he's so popular, I can't really pass him. And I don't want him to kill me. Lol. I don't know about Sephiroth…cause I was planning to have him out of the picture for this whole fic, and if I add him in, I'll have to think of this great big battle scene (I'm not good at battle scenes…mine just seem lame. I mean, a cut there and a slash here.) and he'll ruin the whole plot unless I get him out of the way again. -ducks a swing from the Masumune- But if I get some really good suggestions or I get a stroke of writer's genius, I can add that in.
Ooooh, you mean answer some questions and comments like I'm doing right now? Sure you can! But then, it's not really my idea…lots of people do it. I won't be doing this a lot. I'll only do this to answer some questions I deem important once there are lots of people. (feel the love! lol) And PLEASE UPDATE YOUR VINCENT STORY! I keep getting these notices saying that you've updated your Zelda one. Lol. Why not "Who Am I"! XD
Charan-Amaya: Wow, thanks Charan-Amaya! That warms my heart. Hm…maybe you can have the black materia or the ultimate materia fused with the Shikon Jewel. I think (in my opinion) that a single shard isn't strong enough to combine two worlds, but it's your future fic!
Ahhhh…it seems like lots of people now hate Naraku for tricking Cloud and the others. I didn't mean for Naraku to seem so evil…in fact, he seems more innocent to me. But then, he's the shrewd evil devil in this fic. -writes an apology to Naraku- Shrewdness beats brawn! XXDD Thanks for reviewing Charan-Amaya!
Sorry if my responses seem a little choppy, but I was typing up the responses a few minutes ago and nearly finished typing up the chapter when Microsoft Works suddenly said: "Microsoft Works has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for this inconvenience." And I didn't save. ALL MY WORK WAS GOOOONE! Yes, I know, how could I not have saved? Bad me. I just don't have the heart and memory to re-type every single little detail I did before, and trust me, I had BIG. LONG. GREAT responses. -sniff- I nearly cried. Okay, I didn't.
If anyone plays FFVII, you know the part where Cloud and the others go to the Gold Saucer in the first disk to get the keystone? And then he goes on a date with another character? Before the date, Cloud and the others gather in the Ghost Hotel to talk about Sephiroth clones. There's this part where Vincent turns to Cid and says: "Hey Cid, let's go to our rooms." Wow. I never knew that he would actually say the word "hey". Weird.
Also…the teacher strike here is over. It was over on Monday. So I'm typing this up after I do all my homework and stuff. On with the story!
Chapter 5 - Crash Disaster and the Wind Sorceress' Visit
"Demons! Demons! Everyone take cover!" Villagers ran, screaming wildy as they fled into their houses. Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango, Shippo, and Kirara blinked in confusion. Cloud and the others got into fighting positions. Inuyasha sniffed the air intently.
"I don't smell any demons." Miroku nodded.
"I don't sense a demonic aura either." Kagome frowned.
"The only jewel shards I sense are the ones Cloud has." Sango looked around, leaning on Kirara for support.
"Then what are the villages so frightened about?" A noise suddenly sounded out behind them. All whipped around. An old woman wearing a red and white priestess' kimono and carrying a bow with arrows was shuffling towards them.
"Inuyasha! Kagome! Why are ye and your friends traveling with such fierce demons?" Inuyasha stared.
"What are you talking about, old woman?"
"Those demons." The wizened priestess pointed at Red, Vincent, and Cait Sith. Red bowed his head.
"I am no demon, ma'am. I won't hurt anyone." Cait Sith bounced, as usual.
"Hee hee, if I was a demon, I'd be going MUHAHAHAHAHA instead of standing here!"
"Um, Cait? You're bouncing, not standing," Yuffie pointed out. Cait Sith stopped bouncing and scratched his head for a moment. He shrugged.
"Oh well." He started bouncing again. Cloud rubbed the back of his neck.
"See here ma'am, we're friend, not foes." Kaede relaxed slightly. She pointed at Vincent.
"What about him? Only demons have red eyes." Cloud looked back at Vincent.
"Um…no, he's not a demon. We're from a different world." Kagome smiled a little.
"I think we'd better explain back at your hut." The old woman nodded and walked back to her hut, everyone else following.
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"So ye mean to say that the world we live in has been combined with another world?" Kagome nodded. "Do ye know how this happened?"
"No," she said. Cloud spoke up.
"We've heard that there's a sort of dimension materia that can transfer the person of thing it's equipped to, to other worlds. If it was broken in your world, it would probably combine the two worlds together." All of the Feudal Era's residents looked confused.
"Erm…what's a materia?" Shippo asked. Barret took out a round, green jewel from his machine-gun.
"This is a materia. It's crystallized mako that has magical abilities."
"Uh…" Barret narrowed his eyes impatiently. He waved the orb around.
"It's crystallized mako! Different materia have different colors, even if they're the same color. This is a gravity materia."
"Green materia have magical abilities and elemental ones. For instance, the fire materia can cast different levels of fire. The ice materia can cast different levels of ice, and the cure materia can cure injuries in different levels. Green materia either attack or cure," Cloud explained. He took a purple orb out from a slot in his sword. "Purple materia enhances our abilities and things like that. For instance, this materia is a Choco-lure. It enables me to lure chocobos to me. " He put the purple orb back and took out a blue one. "Blue materia are support materia. They…er…support other materia. For example, this is an all materia. If it's used in conjunction with other materia, such as cure, it gives me the ability to cure everyone I want at once. The HP Plus materia can increase my energy so that I don't tire or get damaged so easily during a battle." He put the blue materia back in and popped out a red one. "Red materia are summon materia. They allow us to summon, or call upon summon monsters to attack the enemy. Each summon monster has elemental abilities. This is a Shiva summon, so if I use this in battle, I can summon Shiva. Shiva uses ice magic. Normally, a summon monster's magic is stronger than green materia magic. Like, Shiva's magic is stronger than the ice materia's current magic." The materia clicked back into place. Cloud looked around. "Um, does anyone have a command materia?" Red passed him a D-blow materia. Cloud held it up for Inuyasha and the rest to see. "Yellow materia are command materia. They give you more commands. This is a D-blow materia, right? D-blow stands for deathblow. When Red has it equipped to him, it gives him the ability to use a stronger attack, rather than use his normal one. So basically, you can do more things with yellow materia." He handed the materia back to Red. Kagome frowned.
"Okay, I sorta got that…but what about the dimension materia you were talking about? What kind is that?" Cloud shrugged.
"Dunno. It's just what Vincent said. He said that he'd heard of rumors about this materia. We have no idea what it looks like, what it does, what kind of materia it is, or if it even exists. For all we know, our worlds could've been combined by an entirely different reason." Kaede nodded thoughtfully.
"I see…" Suddenly, there was a loud slapping sound.
"LECHER!" Sango yelled. Miroku winced and rubbed his red cheek.
"It was the hand, honest! It's cursed!" he wailed.
"YOU'RE cursed!" Sango shouted. Miroku sighed. He glared at his right hand.
"It's all your fault. If it wasn't for you, Sango would like me and I wouldn't get hit all the time!"
"He's cursed AND mental," Sango muttered. Tifa giggled.
"Does he do that to you all the time?" she asked the angry demon-slayer.
"Yes! The lecher just can't keep his hands off women!"
"Only beautiful women Sango," Miroku corrected.
"So that means that Miroku thinks you're a pretty girl, Sango!" Yuffie exclaimed, laughing. Sango blushed.
"Well…erm…still! That doesn't mean he can do that!" Yuffie patted Sango's shoulder, grinning cheekily.
"Grr…" Sango growled and gave Miroku the death glare. He squeaked and ran behind Cait Sith.
"Hide me!" he whimpered. Cait Sith stared at him and stopped bouncing.
"Um…okay. Do you want me to read your fortune?"
"Ooooh, these are pretty jewels!" Shippo tossed a lightning materia into the air, reaching into the velvet bag for more.
"OH MY GAWD! That's MY materia, pipsqueak!" Yuffie dashed around the room, chasing Shippo, who was fleeing for his life.
"Why is does your sword glow purple?" Inuyasha asked, examining Cloud's Force Stealer. Cloud shrugged.
"It's just the way it is. How can your sword transform?" Inuyasha started explaining about the Tessaiga. Red was trying to communicate with Kirara, who was grunting and meowing. Red barked. Tifa and Sango were engaged in a hand-to-hand combat, trying to see who was better at martial arts. Barret and Cid were talking to Kaede, sniffing the herbs. Cid was trying to make a cigarette with one of the herbs, earning a telling-off from Kagome.
Cait Sith swung and hopped, then pulled out a slip of paper.
"You will have a great success with the opposite gender," he read. Cait Sith blinked, looking confused. "Hm…I've never got this one before. Weird. Must mean you'll have lots of girls coming after you or something." Sango suddenly stopped, causing Tifa to have to swerve to avoid hitting her.
"WHAT did you say?" Cait Sith smiled cheerfully.
"I said, the fortune must mean that Miroku will have lots of girls coming after him!"
"No-!" Miroku tried to stop Cait Sith from telling ,but it was too late. Sango was shaking, flames burning around her (not literally). She held up a fist.
"…MIROKU-!" The monk gulped. He grabbed Cait Sith's arm.
"Run for it!" Sango leapt forward. Cait Sith and Miroku rushed past Tifa. She blinked.
"…what-?" The latter grabbed her bottom as the pair passed. Tifa's eyes widened.
"THAT'S IT! GET BACK HERE PERVERT!" Shippo had been caught by Yuffie, who was shaking him upside-down.
"Kirara!" he squealed. "HELP!" Kirara turned around and ran to Shippo. Red followed, calling out uselessly.
"Hey! Wait! Roof roof!" His tail accidentally brushed the herb Cid was holding when he passed. It burst into flame. Cid yelled in panic and dropped it. It fell into the large pile of herbs. Suddenly, the room was full of the smell of medicine. Inuyasha swung the Force Stealer around. Kagome leapt back from the flames, bumping into Cloud, who crashed into Inuyasha, who lost his balance and swung the sword into the wall. It crashed down in a heap of wood. Barret shouted and grabbed a tub of water to put out the flames.
"Everyone watch out!" he bellowed. Then Miroku, running wildly and blindly from Sango, tripped and tumbled into the giant person. The tub went flying, soaking everyone and putting out the fire.
"ENOUGH!" roared a voice. Everyone froze and looked towards Vincent, who had been standing in a corner. His eyes were glowing madly, he was wet, covered in dust, and had his gun out. Cloud gulped.
"Everyone…get out of here!" Vincent pointed his gun at Shippo, who had been whining. Everyone ran. Multiple gunshots rang out in the village as the maddened man shot wildly at anything that moved. Kirara yowled and fell, shot.
"Kirara!" Sango shouted, stopping. BOOM. She fell alongside the demon cat.
"OW!" Yuffie stubbed her toe on a fallen piece of wood. She hopped up and down on one foot. A bullet whipped through the air and lodged itself into her thigh. She toppled over.
"We've gotta do something!" Cloud yelled. "At this rate, he might turn into Death Gigas!"
"Yo man, me, Cid, Red, and Cait'll tackle him! You knock him out with your sword!" Barret shouted. Cloud nodded.
"Right. One, two, three, NOW!" Four figures jumped on Vincent. Cloud threw his sword on the red-clad figure's head. He was knocked out instantly. Red sat up.
"Wait. We should do something to restrain him. We have no idea what his intentions are once he wakes up." Cloud frowned.
"Well, neither of us can cast stop or sleep. I suppose the best thing we can do is have someone transform him." Cait Sith waved his arms.
"Oooh! Oooh! I can cast mini!" He focused on Vincent for a moment. A puff of white smoke obscured the unconscious man, then disappeared. Cloud bent down and picked the mini Vincent up. He slipped him into the his item inventory.
"We'd better remember to take him out after two hours. We should get to Nibelheim soon."
"Yuffie! Are you all right?" Tifa ran over to the injured ninja. She helped Yuffie sit up. The ninja rubbed her head.
"Ow…I didn't know a stubbed toe could be so dangerous. Boy, Vinnie sure is scary when he's mad."
"Yeah…okay, Yuffie, hold still." Tifa closed her eyes and focused on Yuffie's leg. "Cure 2!" The bullet popped out and the wound healed instantly as glittering, purple sparkles surrounded Yuffie. Red winced.
"I think I have a sprained tail…" Tifa turned to him and cast Cure on it. Some green sparkles fell around Red. He flexed his tail. "Aaah…much better now. Thanks Tifa."
Miroku and Kagome were shaking Sango and Kirara. A tear fell from Miroku's eye and Kagome was crying. Inuyasha crouched beside, them, looking sad.
"Sango…don't die on me," Miroku whispered. Kagome cried even harder.
"Sango! Kirara! Wake up! Why won't you guys wake up!" Inuyasha's eyes were downcast and Shippo was sobbing madly. Cloud ran over.
"Hey, Sango and Kirara will be alright. Stop crying!" He closed his eyes and turned to Sango as Tifa ran over to Kirara.
"Cure 2!" they cried in unison. Purple sparkles surrounded the demon-slayer and demon cat. Everyone held their breath. Then, Sango opened her eyes and Kirara mewed.
"Sango!" Kagome cried. Sango looked up.
"Oh. Hello Kagome. Um…what happened? All I remember is Kirara falling and…Kirara!" The woman looked around frantically. Kirara got up, completely healed. She leapt lightly into Sango's arms. "Oh Kirara! I'm so glad you're all right." Kagome smiled.
"Cloud and Tifa healed you guys." Sango looked up gratefully.
"Thank you. I don't know what would've happened if you hadn't saved us." Cloud grinned and Tifa smiled. Shippo suddenly spoke.
"Um, Cloud? I just remembered something. Weren't you blind before?" Cid snorted.
"Ya just remembered that now, you little brat?" Cloud looked down at the young fox demon.
"Yeah, but darkness only lasts for a while."
"So." Inuyasha butted into the conversation angrily. "What was with him?" He jerked a finger at thin air, then looked wildly around. "Hey, where'd he go!" Cloud sighed.
"We minimized him and I put him in my item inventory." He held up a small black box. He shook his head. "Vincent got fury from that monster we fought. You know, the one that's all big and white? If you get fury, you're filled with rage. It's really hard to control. Plus the fact that we were being way too rowdy, so Vincent couldn't take it anymore."
"Indeed." Kaede shuffled up behind them. "My hut has been wrecked." Everyone looked guiltily at the heap that had been Kaede's hut. Kaede turned back to her hut. "I suggest ye all leave right away and go to wherever ye need to go." Kagome scuffed the ground with her feet embarrassedly.
"Um…sorry Kaede," she said quietly. Cloud strapped his sword to his back.
"Let's hurry to Nibelhiem and get some tranquilizers. Minimize will wear off soon. Vincent will probably be more calm when he wakes up, but I don't want to take any chances. Everybody packed up and headed out the village.
"Poor Kaede," Kagome sighed. "We totally wrecked her hut."
"Who cares, the villagers will build a new one."
"That's not right you know! It's not the villagers' jobs to make a new hut for Kaede! We should've done it, if it wasn't for the circumstances!" Inuyasha scoffed.
"Right, as if I'd build a hut for the old hag."
"Inuyasha…SIT!" Inuyasha slammed into the ground.
"What'd you do that for!" he yelled angrily. "Why would I want to help the old hag?"
"SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT!" The materia casters were shocked.
"Why did you do that to him!" Tifa exclaimed.
"Because he was being rude!"
"So you make him slam into the ground just because he's rude? Isn't he your friend?"
"Then why do you treat him like a dog?" Kagome frowned angrily.
"I do not!"
"Yes you do! Why do you have that power over him anyway?"
"Well, he tried to KILL ME when he first met me!"
"But doesn't he save you a lot now?"
"Then this is how you pay him back for saving you all those times? Just because he's being rude or disrespectful? Don't you trust him now?" Kagome was taken aback.
"You only keep it on him because you like having that power over him, do you? That way you can make him do whatever you want, or punish him for doing or saying something you don't like!"
"Basically, you're just plain selfish!" Kagome was shocked.
"No…it's not like that!"
"Then why haven't you removed that thing yet?"
"Because what? How would you feel if he did that to you!"
"I…" Kagome sighed. "You're right. I've been selfish." She knelt down to Inuyasha, who was staring at her. "Do you want me to take off the rosary?" Inuyasha nodded cautiously. Kagome took hold of the rosary. She hesitated…then pulled it off. It glowed for a moment, then fell apart. Inuyasha stared at Kagome disbelievingly.
"…you…you…y-you t-took it off!" The schoolgirl nodded. Inuyasha stared at the rosary beads for a long moment…then crushed them with his fist. "YES!" He hugged her, then started jumping up and down. Shippo scowled.
"Now I won't have any protection!" Inuyasha grinned.
"Don't worry brat. I won't hit you too hard." Miroku stretched.
"Congratulations Inuyasha," he said, as though he was congratulating the hanyo for winning the Noble Prize award. "Well, I think we should stop for the evening." Kagome nodded.
"How about we all go get some firewood? I mean, Inuyasha, Miroku, Sango, Shippo, Kirara, and I. Then you guys can have some time to yourselves, and so can we."
"Sounds fine to me!" Cait Sith said, bouncing.
"Alright. Come on guys." Inuyasha's group left the clearing. Suddenly, Cloud's pocket started glowing. Cloud yelled in panic and pulled out Vincent. He gingerly put him down on the ground. Vincent's glowing form slowly returned to it's original size, although he was still unconscious.
"So…whacha ya'll think of them?" Barret asked. Cloud shrugged.
"Yup," Tifa agreed.
"Li'l too rowdy for mah opinion," Cid commented.
"Weird," Yuffie supplied.
"Ya." Cait Sith nodded.
"A little immature," Red said.
"…annoying," said a voice from the shadows. Everyone whipped around. Vincent had materialized out of the darkness.
"Vincent! You're up!" Cloud exclaimed. The sniper's eyes still showed signs of fury.
"How're you feeling?" Tifa asked anxiously.
"Yeah right Vinnie. You're still in fury." Yuffie rolled her eyes.
"…" A sudden burst of wind swept through the camp. A familiar woman jumped off a huge, white feather, which shrunk to its normal size.
"Yo," she said. "Remember me?"
"You're…you're…wind sorceress Kagura!" Tifa said, surprised. Kagura smiled wryly.
"You can just call me Kagura. So, how are you doing with Inuyasha and the others?"
"Oh, fine," Cloud replied.
"I'm glad to hear that."
"But they lost their jewel shards," Yuffie said sadly. "Some bandits stole them."
"What? Oh…Naraku's not going to be happy to hear that…"
"We'll probably meet them sooner or later," Red commented.
"So…are ya just here to check on us?" Cait Sith asked.
"Yes. And…I also have a message to deliver."
"What is it?" Barret asked.
"Naraku's position is supposed to be unknown to anyone, so don't mention where the castle is and pretend you've never heard of him. You'll also probably not see me again for a long time." Cloud nodded.
"Remember to collect any jewel shards you find."
"You're damn right we will," Cid said. Kagura pulled her feather out of her hair and jumped onto it. She flew off. Just then, Inuyasha burst into the clearing.
"I caught Naraku's scent! Where is he?" Cait Sith grinned cheerily.
"We were just talking. There wasn't anyone else here…and how come you can smell scents? And who's Naraku?" Inuyasha frowned.
"The scent's gone…never mind."
"Inuyasha!" Sango came on Kirara, followed by Kagome, Miroku, and Shippo. "Did you find anything?"
"No. The scent's gone. I must've imagined it." He noticed Vincent. "You're up!" The hanyo pulled out his sword. Yuffie hastily stepped between them.
"No, no, Vinnie's all right now!" Inuyasha looked suspiciously at Vincent.
"Really? How are you so sure?" Vincent stared him straight in the eye.
"…unless you are rowdy and disturb me, I will not…hurt anyone." Inuyasha sheathed his sword.
"Fine." Cid yawned.
"Let's start the fricken damn fire, eat, and get some shut eye." Everyone agreed, and set to cook the things they had in their packs.
ARRRRRRRRGH! STUPID MICROSOFT WORKS! I had to retype the last three pages of this chapter THREE TIMES because Microsoft works was like "Microsoft Works has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for this inconvenience." I was so MAD. Anyway…that was really long. I'm on a roll…lol. Sorry for those who were disappointed with the rosary being taken off and all, but I really hate that rosary (and Kagome for "sitting" Inuyasha all the time) and I just had to get it out of the way. Poor Inuyasha! He still had to endure those six sits. -writes an apology to Inuyasha- Phew, I'm writing lots of apologies today. One to Vincent, one to Naraku, and one to Inuyasha. For Kagome…well, woe to her, I HATE HER. Too bad. -sticks tongue out- Okay, enough of my Kagome rant. I typed up the first half of the chapter a few days ago, and I finished it today. Guess what? It's HALLOWEEN! I'll upload this tomorrow, so it won't say "last updated: October 31, 2005" if you check. But I'm not going trick-or-treating or dressing up. u.u Cait Sith is smaaaaaaart, thinking up such a quick answer to Inuyasha's "Where's Naraku!" But what can I say? I like Cait Sith. I hope you all weren't too confused by my materia explanation. Please remember to REVIEW! The next chapter is called: Chapter 6 - The Shinra Mansion Revisited.