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Me: Hey! I'm suffering an extremely evil case of writers block! This story came from an idea that died quite some time ago from ready a lot of OC fics… Um… I'm gonna write this story whenever I'm bored/have writers block/feel like it. For the most part, I have no clue what this story will about though it will include something about Vincent… As for pairings, um… haven't really decided on any yet. Suggestions on pairings are welcomed! No, this is not a Mary-Sue, those stories are extremely gay and have not plot or meaning… if I have any of those in my favorites, I'm sorry! Lessee… I'm pretty sure there is nothing more to say here… oh yeah! GO READ EXILE! MY STORY!

New Note: Uh… for the first four chapters, it's gonna be centered around me! (smiles stupidly at the attention…) After that, it's going to continue as the game goes, except me and my friends will be there. Since we'll make up a group of three, the other people shouldn't be disrupted much…

Final Fantasy VII – Assassin

Chapter 1 – Midgar City

A lone, black chocobo made its way across the plains near Kalm. She headed north, a smudge on the horizon her destination. The city of Midgar. A man lay sleeping on her feathery back. He lay in the saddle as his legs bent to rest on the back of the saddle. His head rested gently on the back of the chocobo's neck. He slept on as the chocobo ran over stones, never waking once. On his back was a giant scythe, it's flat blade sharpened to a fine edge, the pole, almost as tall as he was. At the tip of the pole, near the base of the scythe, the blade's smooth curve was disturbed by a spearhead protruding out of it. This was for close range fighting as it was also sharpened. The man wore all black. He had on a black cotton shirt, baggy black pants, and black combat boots with several knives sticking out of side sheathes. On his hands were black gloves that were cut off at the ends. Resting on the bridge of his nose were thin silver glasses. He also wore a black cape, the edges were tattered and frayed, while the cape hung slightly over the side of the chocobo. He had stringy black hair that was held back by a black bandana. The chocobo slowed its pace. She turned her head slightly to glare disapprovingly at the sleeping man. Then, with a loud wark, she jolted and started to run. They man was thrown off. With a yelp, he flung his hand out, grabbing the reins. He hung there, clutching the rein for dear life as the mad chocobo dashed across the plains.

"Ah! Dammit! Stop! Hikaru! Stop, dammit! OW!" The man shouted as he was continually dragged across the ground.

After about ten minutes, Hikaru slowed to a stop, allowing the man to climb back onto the saddle.

"Sorry… I fell asleep again…"

Hikaru warked angrily.

"Okay… sorry… let's go to Midgar."

He nudged her with his heels slightly and Hikaru grudgingly started into a trot. Soon, they were on their way again. The man had fallen asleep again. This time, he leaned forward and was sleeping with his face resting in Hikaru's feathers. She gave a small exasperated sigh and continued to head to Midgar.

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(A day later… or something of the sort…)

Flames erupted into the still night sky, painting it red and orange. Screams could be heard as the huge reactor let off a shock wave. Several buildings collapsed, carrying it's rich inhabitants down with them. A small group rushed out of the wreckage, trying to attract as little attention as possible. One large black man, obviously the leader, started ordering them around.

"Okay, split up! Meet at the train station!"

With that, he and the rest ran different directions. One spiky-haired male scratched his head slightly before running off with the others.

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(Moments ago)

A huge explosion shattered the peaceful quiet. The man jerked awake.

"What the…?"

Hikaru shifted slightly, nervous at the noise. The man looked around.

"Let's go…"

They dashed through the crowds to the source of the noise. As he rode on, he nearly ran over a young girl. She wore a pink dress and was carrying a basket full of flowers. She fell with a cry. He got off and helped her up.

"Excuse me, miss. Could you tell me what has happened?"

"Um…" she glanced fearfully at the scythe. "The reactor exploded… I'm not sure how…"

"Thank you, miss. Just one more question."

"Y-yes?"

"How do I get to Shinra Inc.?"

"Oh, that place…" she said with a hint of sadness. "Take the train. It stops there at the end."

"Thank you. Those are really beautiful… something you don't see often. May I buy one of those?"

"Sure."

"How much?"

"Just one gil."

"Oh… um… here." He handed her a hundred gil note. "Keep the change."

"T-thank you…" the girl walked off.

He got back on the chocobo. He put the flower in her feathers.

"Looks good on you." He laughed.

She snorted.

"Come on… it's a compliment."

They continued off to the train station. Upon reaching there, he saw several people getting on. The train appeared to be ready to leave.

"Can I still get a ticket?"

"Sure." The ticket seller said.

He quickly bought one and rushed to the doors.

"Sorry, mister. The bird can't go in."

"What?"

"Um… I mean…" he said, obviously intimidated. "She'll have to go in the cargo area."

"Oh, okay." He said.

Hikaru gave him a peck to the head. The employee stared at her.

"Ow… I'll be sitting with her…" the man said grudgingly.

The chocobo gave a triumphant wark.

"If you insist." The employee said, showing them to the cargo car.

He sat down and waited for the train to start. Several people also entered the cargo cart.

"Hey!" He greeted cheerfully. "I didn't know anyone else would want to sit in this lonely car…"

One of the group, a large black man, glared at him. He smiled back.

"Name's Shikaku Zetsumei! Nice to meet you! What's your name?"

The black man looked as if he wanted to kill Zetsumei.

"Come on Barret… no need to attract attention to ourselves." They walked off into a different cart.

Hikaru poked Zetsumei on the head.

"Ow… what was that for?"

She sighed and sat down. Zetsumei rested his head against her and soon fell asleep.

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"Sir? Sir!"

A shaking.

"Mmm… wha…?"

"Sir, wake up! We're at the final stop!"

"Mmm… five more minutes…"

A poke.

"Ow! Okay! Okay! I'm up!"

Zetsumei's eyes flickered open. He gazed groggily around. He was outside of Shinra Inc. He got up, stretched and yawned, and led Hikaru out of the car. He suppressed another yawn as he walked straight into the building.

"You! What are you doing?" A guard stopped him.

"Mmm?" Was all Zetsumei could say, brain still clouded with sleep.

He continued to walk.

"I asked you what you are doing here!"

"Oh… I need to see the president."

"You need an appointment to see the president!"

"Oh… okay… then I have an appointment."

"What!" The guard seemed to be getting very frustrated with Zetsumei. "You don't have an appointment!"

"Yes I do."

"No you don't!"

"Go check."

By this time, Zetsumei was fairly awake. The guard walked off to check the appointments list. He hopped onto Hikaru and took off towards the nearest elevator.

"HEY! GET BACK HERE!"

"Nyah!" Zetsumei stuck his tongue out at the guard as he hopped into the elevator.

Hikaru warked loudly.

"What's the matter? Come on!" Zetsumei urged.

She warked again. She couldn't fit into the elevator.

"Oh… that is a problem… hehe… I forgot you aren't… well… dammit… just couldn't' wait a couple more days…"

"Gotcha, you stupid fool!" The guard dragged Zetsumei out of the elevator.

"Aw, man…" Zetsumei muttered.

"What the hell are you doing with this anyway?" The guard flicked the scythe, making a loud pining sound.

"Don't touch my weapon." Zetsumei said, voice becoming hard.

"What are you gonna do? Kill the president?" The guard peered at Zetsumei.

"No… I'm looking for someone."

"A likely tale! Come on!"

The guard tied Zetsumei up and dragged him off. In his mind, the guard fervently hoped he could get a promotion from this.

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After some time, they reached the top floor. The guard was already angry enough to kill Zetsumei. During the whole trip, he had constantly shifted around and talked with his chocobo as if nothing had happened. The chocobo had always answered with an exasperated wark or a poke.

"Mr. President," he said approaching the president. "I found this idiot outside. He said he wanted to talk to you."

He told the president at the pathetic way he had tried to escape the guard.

"Okay," Shinra said. "You may return to your post. I shall talk to you later about this."

The guard walked off proudly.

"So, you wanted to see me?"

"Yeah…" Zetsumei said unperturbed. "I'm looking for someone."

"Oh? Then why do you come here?"

"Cuz I heard he works for you guys."

"Oh. And who might this person be?"

"Um… I think he was one of your Turks… damn… I forgot his name… he has black hair…"

"Great description…" Shinra said sarcastically.

"Well… it's been a while… I don't quite remember…"

"Anyway… Tseng, come here."

"Yes, sir?" Tseng asked as he walked into the room.

"Is this the gentleman you are looking for?"

"No…"

"Oh well. Tseng, show this young man to a room where he can stay."

"Sure."

"Wow… you guys are letting me stay here! You're too kind…"

'This guy's an idiot…' Shinra mused.

Tseng led him out of the room. They headed down several floors. He led Zetsumei to a room.

'This guy's an idiot…' Tseng thought as he went to open a chamber.

"Wow… this is so cool! You guys are so nice! I was just gonna sleep in an inn or something… but now I get luxury as well!"

Tseng opened the chamber and showed him in.

"Wha…? This looks like a cell…"

Tseng closed the door and locked it with a click. Then he walked off.

"Oh…" Zetsumei said, the location of where he was dawning on him. "This is a cell…"

Hikaru pecked him viciously on the head.

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Several days later…

"Damn you, Tseng…" Barret cursed.

"I should be thankful… at least you guys are partially intelligent."

"The hell is that supposed ta mean!" Barret yelled.

"Well, you guys are a helluva lot smarter than that other idiot. You guys took the stairs. This idiot just strolled straight through the front doors."

"Haha!" Barret laughed. "What kinda idiot would do that… hey! Wait a moment! I'm supposed ta be pissed off with ya! Damn you…"

Tseng led them into their separate rooms.

"Enjoy."

"Dammit…" Barret cursed punching the wall.

"Well… now what?" Cloud asked.

"How the hell should I know!" Barret shouted.

"Hey… can you be quiet? Trying to get some sleep here…" a muffled voice came from the other side of the wall.

Barret registered this as the idiot that had tried to bust in.

"Shut it, dumbass!"

"Geez…" the voice muttered.

Hours pass…

"What the…?" Cloud pushed the door open.

"Hey, guys… these cells are open…"

He walked over to Tifa and Aeris's room. He tried to open the door.

"Hmm… guess not…"

A guard lay on the ground several feet away. He had been killed by a sword. That much could be told by the wound. He took the keycard and opened the remaining two cells.

"What the hell is happening?" Barret asked.

"I don't know. That guy's been killed… my cell was open."

"I don't like this…" Red XIII commented. "Something doesn't feel right…"

"Well, let's go…"

"Hey!" A voice came from the other cell. "You guys got out! No fair! Let me out too!"

"Let's leave him…" Barret commented.

"What!" There was a muttered 'shithead…'

"WHAT DID YOU JUS SAY!" Barret screamed at the closed door.

"Barret! Calm down! We'll be caught again!"

"Yeah. Let's just go…"

There was a loud crash as the door was cut and then kicked open.

"Geez… you guys suck… hate to destroy such a nice door."

A black chocobo pecked the man in the head.

'That chocobo… looks familiar…' Barret thought to himself.

The man rubbed his head and turned, strapping the giant scythe back onto his back. Then he turned to look at the group. A moment of silence passed. Then…

"YOU!" Barret and Zetsumei both yelled at the same time, pointing at each other.

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Me: Meh… whatever… this will get somewhere eventually… I'm actually leaning towards a Vinti… well, we'll see what you think it should be… BY REVIEWING!

NOTE FOR THE READERS OF MY OTHER STORIES!

I AM USING THIS STORY MAINLY TO INTRODUCE ONE CHARACTER THAT WILL APPEAR IN "TO WIN A MILLION." I HAVE TWO MORE CHAPTERS BEFORE SHE IS INTRODUCED. ONCE THAT IS DONE, I WILL UPDATE THE FOLLOWING:

REWRITTEN

REMEMBRANCE

TO WIN A MILLION

THE UNDEAD

EXILE

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