Prologue

The Promise

Yuffie and Vincent sat alone together, just outside of the cave where Lucrecia was.

It was night and the heavens were filled with a thousand twinkling stairs. The bright moon sparkled and illumated the dark, yet magical, sky above them.

Reappearing and disappearing with each passing cloud sending out rays of lights towards the ground as gentle as the wind.

Vincent looked at Yuffie, who was looking up into the sky. He couldn't help but notice the moonlight illuminating her beautiful features.

"Deepground are still rebelling, even without their leader." he went on, "So Reeve has asked for my help,"

"If you're trying to ask for my help, then I'm sorry but I told you I have to-"

"No, no it's not that.."

Yuffie looked at him, then giggled a little, "Then what? You said you brought me up here because you wanted to ask me something."

He looked down, "It could be awhile before we see each other again.."

Yuffie looked down, she swung her legs back and forth over the side of the cliff, quietly she said, "I know."

He took her by the hands and stood up with her. He looked into her eyes, "You know that I love you,"

She smiled and looked down, "Yes." she swayed from side to side like a little school girl with a crush. She looked at him. "Oooh you're so lucky," she giggled.

He smiled as well. "I don't know how long I'll be gone, it could be a year.. or more."

She starred at him expectantly, "And?"

There was a long pause. Then Vincent Valentine bent down on one knee, squeezing her hands a little tighter.

She was filled with emotion. A hand came to her mouth, as she began to cry softly, "Oh my gawd.."

"Yuffie Kisaragi," he began, softly, "You have been able to fill a hole in my heart that I thought would remain empty for all eternity. When Lucrecia died, I thought I would never love another... But then I found you.. and I have never felt more complete. You have strangely bewitched me and I can't imagine my life without you." Vincent took a diamond ring, that had been meant for Lucrecia, off of his pinky finger. "Yuffie Kisaragi, will you marry me?"

Yuffie sniffled, then smiled, "You're so boring!" she laughed through her tears. "But yes, I'll marry you!"

Vincent smiled then slid the ring onto her finger.

He stood up in front of her, still holding her hands. He caressed her face with the back of his hand, then slowly moved into kiss her. She welcomed him with an opened mouth, passionate kiss.

When their lips parted, he took hold of her face. "Promise me you will marry me when I return."

She smiled and again laughed though her tears, "I promise."

They kissed.

Author's Note: This is supposed to be after "Dirge of Cerberus" It's supposed to be like they've been dating. Just to clear things up. Deepground is "rebelling" and Vincent is going to help fight them off, in some far away, secret place... And Yuffie isn't going along to help because she has something she has to do.. which I don't know what it is but it makes it so she can't go.. Ok, so I got this idea from, what I call, "A bonnet Movie" I'm sorry this is so short. The next chapter will be longer..