Disclaimer: All characters are property of Square Enix/Soft

AN: I wasn't planning on updating again so soon, but I saw traffic and reviews on my other two stories and I had to post something. I wrote this because of the preponderance of fics where Yuffie has to be saved by the romantic interest. This annoys me beyond words. She is a ninja. She helped defeat Sephiroth, the remnants, and worked against the Deepgate Crisis. SHE IS NOT HELPLESS. SHE DOES NOT NEED TO BE SAVED ALL THE TIME. AUGH. That said, I love everyone who reads my stuff. SO EXCITED YOU HAVE NO IDEA. Hem.

Misconceptions

She ducked underneath the swing of his claw and slammed a fist into his solar plexus. He sat down with an "oof!" even though if he really wanted to he could shrug it off. There was no harm in reacting as a regular human might, for just one battle. He stayed down and watched as she twirled in place and pumped one hand in a victory pose. Smiling, she sat down next to him.

"Sometimes I forget you are a competent fighter," he told her.

"Good," she said and flopped back, looking up at the sky.

He raised an eyebrow. "Good?"

"I'm a NINJA dumb ass. Part of being a ninja is concealment, misdirection. No one takes me seriously because I brag all the time. It's even true! Well, mostly true, anyway, but the attitude and bragging throw people off. Even when they see me do something cool they're all 'Oh, it's just Yuffie it was probably a fluke.' While annoying, that lets me take them by surprise if I need to. "

"Hm."

"You, on the other hand, wear scary like that ratty old cloak. People overestimate you when they underestimate me, just cause you're tall, dark and quiet."

"Sometimes-" he started, but she cut him off.

"Sometimes they don't take the demons into account, yes, but they never think you'll be easy to beat."

"That's . . . true," he said and spent the rest of the day wondering what else was a front Yuffie put up.