Disclaimer: I don't own any of the Final Fantasy VII characters.
Summary: Cloud loves Vincent, but he has never been able to tell the black-haired man how he really feels. How far will he go to be with him? Cloud/Vincent. Please review!
A/N: Another story that came to my mind. I'm just putting this out here so I can go edit my other stories. Please make me a happy authoress and review. Constructive criticism is always welcome, but not too harsh please.
Chapter One: The Invitation:
He stood his ground and brought his sword in front of him in a defensive position. He was surrounded and he knew it. He could tell that the monsters around him were grinning at him if he didn't know any better.
His blue eyes burned with determination and he knew that is all he needed to beat these creatures. He heard a twig snap behind him and brought his sword close to his chest before thrusting it close to his side and hitting one of the creatures that tried to sneak up on him.
He cursed himself for accepting this job even though it paid a lot of money. The monsters were getting smarter and smarter with each job he accepted. He heard a loud animalistic whine as he removed the sword from the creature's stomach.
A purple, putrid liquid poured out from the humungous wound he left. The creature dropped dead as soon as he pulled the sword before him again. He lunged forward and swung his sword across, slicing the heads off a couple of monsters who were in the swinging range. Now all he had left were the three creatures who were charging at him at the same time.
Just as he was about to charged at them he heard a loud ringing noise and felt his thigh shake with the power of the object inside of his pocket. He looked down at his pocket and grabbed the phone, pressing the answer phone as he put it to his ear. He kept a wary eye on the two creatures in front of him. Wait….where was the other one?
"Hello?", he said in the mouth part of the phone.
"Cloud, it's R-", the voice on the other line said before he let out a startled cry.
He looked down and saw one of the four-legged creatures biting down on his exposed arm. He bit his lip and slung the monster off him with a firm push. He held his phone up by his shoulder and used both of his hands to lift his sword up again.
"You alright, yo", the voice on the other line said.
"I'm fine, Reno", he replied. "Can you make this quick or could I call you back in a minute?".
"You can call me in a minute then, yo", the male voice said in a frustrated sigh.
"Okay", the blonde said as he hung up the phone and put it in his pocket.
He looked down at his arm and saw it was bleeding heavily. He was going to have to get out of Kalm soon before he passed out. He looked at the monster that bit him. It was charging at him at full speed. He glared at it.
"You bit me. I was really trying to walk out of here without a cut", the blonde growled teasingly as he ran towards the approaching monster.
He slashed the monster in half with his huge sword. Just as he did that the last two charged at him and with a few wild swinging motions he slaughtered them all. His sword was left bloody with the creature's purple fluids and he groaned in disgust.
Thinking back to his wound, he ripped off some of his sleeve and wrapped it around the bleeding opening tightly to stop his dark fluids from spilling out so much. He dug that same arm into his pocket and retrieved his phone. Dialing a few numbers, he placed the phone to his ear.
"Hello?", the voice on the other line said.
"Reno?", the blonde said.
"Oh, Cloud, Rude and I were wondering if you would like to come to a club with us", the Turk said.
"What kind of club?", the blonde said with a slight scoff.
"Calm down, yo. It's just a regular club even though it's new. It's called Reggie's and it's down the street from Tifa's bar", the red head said.
Why would they put a club right by a bar?
Shaking the question out of his head, he sad, "Why would I want to go?".
"Because you need to get out, yo", the Turk answered.
"I get out…", the blonde muttered.
"Not with friends", the older man replied.
The blonde let out a frustrated sigh, "What time?".
The red head chuckled, "You're actually coming, yo? We were going at eight".
The blonde began walking to his motorcycle which was only a couple of feet away by now. Once he mounted it, he put his drenched sword into one of the hilts on the motorcycle and held the phone close to his ear again.
"Okay. I'll meet you there", the blonde said as he hung up the phone.
He shoved the phone into his pocket and charged his Fenrir up. After accomplishing that, he drove into town to collect his pay. He only had two hours to get there.
He leaned over the sink and dampened the washcloth in his hands. Once it was damp enough, he turned the sink off and grabbed his Cerberus, his precious gun. He started to wash any dirt or blood from he went out on his missions. His actions were disturbed when he heard loud knocking.
Who could that be?
"Vincent! Are you in here?", he heard a muffled female voice.
Even though he hadn't heard that voice in a year or so he knew exactly who it was. Letting out a frustrated sigh, he put his gun back on the counter and walked over to the door to his home, his house. He paused when he put his hand on the doorknob.
He didn't have to let her in…did he?
"Vincent, aw…come on. Answer the door! I gotta ask ya something!", the female behind the door said as she knocked again.
He smirked and opened the door only to have a female slam right into his firm chest. Her face was the first to press into him. His crimson-colored eyes widened as he gasped because of the force that had knocked the air out of his lungs.
Luckily for him, they didn't fall and he grabbed her by the back of her shirt and pulled her away. She straightened herself up and smiled at him. She had short black hair and always wore clothes that showed off her stomach. He crossed his arms in front of his chest, giving her a stoic look.
"Yes, Yuffie?", he said.
"Now is that anyway to treat a friend you haven't seen in a year? It's not like I've been calling you lately", she began, poking him playfully on his stomach with her index finger. "Besides there's a new club in Edge and I was wondering if you want to go with me to check it out".
"I'm not a club person", he muttered, looking away from her.
"I can't go by myself, Vin!", she whined.
"Ask Tifa", he suggested.
"She's taking care of the bar", she said.
"Cid?", he suggested again.
"He's busy", she sighed.
"Barret?", he said, going down their list of friends.
"Trying to find some more resources again", she answered.
"Reeve?", he continued.
"Ah, come on! You know he's busy!", she whined.
He kept going because he really didn't want to go to any club, "Cloud?".
"I don't know where he is. I called him but you know he barely answers the phone", she replied.
"Red XIII?", he said with a small smile.
He knew he was being ridiculous now because Red XIII couldn't go to any clubs. Even if he could, he still wouldn't be caught dead in one.
"Oh, come on, Vin, will you just go with me?", she pleaded, tugging his arm with her bottom lip poked out.
He sighed, "Fine… what time?".
"I'll meet you here at eight", she said as she reached up and gave him a friendly kiss on his cheek. "Thanks, Vinny".
"Your welcome", he muttered as she started to walk off.
She waved before she left her aircraft and he closed the door. What has he gotten himself into? He has never been in a club in his life not even when he was a Turk. The only reason he said he would go is because if he didn't Yuffie would continue to beg and plead until he did say yes. Why wait until tomorrow when you can just do it today?
Cloud had already gotten himself to the city of Edge within an hour. He decided it would be nice to drop by Tifa's bar and speak to her before he went to the club. The 7th Heaven wasn't that far away from where he was and it would only take him few minutes. He pulled out his cell phone and dialed in her phone number.
"Hello?", the female on the other line said.
It sounded like a child.
"Marlene?", the blonde began.
"Cloud, how are ya?", she asked, obviously recognizing his voice.
"I'm fine. Can you tell Tifa I'm on my way there?", the blonde said.
"You're actually coming for visit us?", she questioned cheerfully.
"Yeah…", the blonde muttered.
"I'll tell Tifa you're coming then", the little girl said and she hung up.
The blonde put the phone in his pocket and drove towards the 7th Heaven. Once he got there, he put his Fenrir right outside of the entrance and walked to the door. The door swung open and out came a little girl that looked around ten years old with long brown hair and brown eyes. She came running to him and soon as she got to him, she wrapped her small arms around his waist.
"Cloud, I'm so glad you're here! We missed you!", she cried.
"Great, Marlene. Where's Tifa?", the blonde asked as he hugged the brunette back.
The blonde looked up and saw a woman with long black hair and reddish brown eyes leaning against the doorway. She smiled at him and the little girl pulled away to run back inside.
"Denzel, Cloud's here!", she cried as she left.
"How are you, Cloud?", the black-haired woman asked.
"I'm fine. How's everyone?", the blonde asked as he approached the woman.
"We're good", Tifa said as she let the blonde inside of the bar.
Once they got inside, the blonde looked around the already familiar place. He felt like he hadn't been there in ages. He took a seat in the front and watched blankly as Tifa finished up the last of the dishes.
"So…what's up?", he heard her say.
"Nothing really…", the blonde muttered.
"Ah, you always say that. You must've come here for something…you didn't come all this way from God knows where just to say hi", the black-haired woman said with a smile.
"There's a club nearby and Reno is forcing me to go", the blonde replied.
"I knew it. When is you guys going to-", she began before the front door was kicked open.
"How did I know you were going to be here, yo?".
"Reno! You're going to stop kicking my door! If it breaks, you're paying for it!", the black-haired woman roared as she pointed at accusing finger at the red head who had just walked in.
The red head chuckled nervously and scratched the back of his mess of wild fiery hair. His lips curled upwards into a smile and his eyes looked over at the blonde who was staring at him strangely.
A bald-headed man appeared from behind the red head and took his position beside him. He had black sunglasses on and it blocked his eyes. The red head approached them and placed a friendly hand on the blonde's shoulder.
"Ready to get drunk, yo?", he asked.
"That's why I came", the blonde said as he stretched.
"Hm…", the red head said as he checked the blonde out closely.
"What?", the blonde scoffed with an irritated tone.
"How about you go dressed up as a girl?", the red head asked with a perked red eyebrow as he leaned on the blonde's shoulder.
"I'd say you've lost your fucking mind", the blonde hissed as he threw the red head off him.
"Oh, come on, Cloud! You already look hot! Why not update it a bit?", the red head begged.
"Reno, he's said no already. Leave him alone and just go already!", Tifa butted in.
"Too bad…", the red head sighed sadly. "Can I get a drink?".
"Why?", Tifa asked in a confused voice.
"Why not? You have the best alcohol in this town. Besides, I don't trust newbie liquor", the red head answered as he sat beside the blonde. "Want some, Rude?".
"Of course…", the bald-headed man said as he took a seat beside his red-haired friend.
The red head winked over at the blonde who was frowning at him, "Want some, Cloud?".
"Fine…but not too much", the blonde sighed as he faced forward.
The red head smiled brightly and faced Tifa who was setting out three glasses, "You hear that, Tifa? Three glasses of the strongest alcohol ya got!".
"No, I said-", the blonde began before the red head put a hand over his mouth.
"I know what you said. You need to have a good time and I'm going to show you that if you'd just let me, yo", the red head said as the black-haired woman placed the glasses out in front of them.
Rude began guzzling down his drink before Reno could even grab his. The red head released Cloud and started gulping down his drink. The blonde looked at his glass warily. He had a feeling that something would happen that would change him for the rest of his life.
The question was what…
A/N: Well, here it is. Reno seems to be up to something. This is another story from me to you. Please review.