Tequila Mockingbird part X - Wake

A/N: Aiight! *grins* I was gonna make this get REALLY drama-ish and have Sephiroth ask Yuffie to kill him and return him to the Lifestream, and there'd be angst between Tifa/Aeris/Cloud, and a whole bunch of other stuff I don't even want to mention.

A/N2: I like this much better. ^_^

A/N3: This is the last chapter of this story, but don't worry, there will be a sequel. The sequel will be less Yuffie/Vincent, but I'll still have a lot of it in there. ^_^

A/N3: A thousand bags of skittles to Kittie Gurl, sabacat, Reese, akari, teraa, End of Trend, Attack of the Evil Furbies, Artemis-chan, Katie and Caroline, and Kupo. Num. Does Kupo have any Kupo nuts...?

Disclaimer: "Whenever, Wherever" is a song that belongs to Shakira. Grr.

Disclaimer2: I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7. I want FF7.

But Squaresoft has it. Sometimes, I hate those guys.



Yuffie's senses were most definitely covered in Jell-O. Definitely, totally, absotively posolutely. She could have sworn Vincent was kissing her, but her lips were also numb, so for all she knew it could be Cait Sith. And, for all she DID know, it probably was.

"Yuffie...can you hear me?"

'No, dorkus. Go away.'


'Go away, damn it!'

"Please, Yuffie, open your eyes."

Wait. THAT was Vinnie. Mm. She wanted to touch him, hug him, kiss him, and have him... With Cait Sith watching? Hell no!

"If you aren't Vincent and we aren't on a bed, I swear to God I will stab you."

A chuckle. "I'm Vincent, but we aren't on a bed. We could right here, outside of Kalm, next to a gaping hole in the Lifestream if you prefer, of course. Cait Sith would certainly enjoy the view, and you never know what could turn you on. Doing it outside could be just what you were looking for."

Yuffie groaned. That was Vincent. He had to have the most perverted mind anyone had ever seen. Then again, she had started it. She cursed the others, knowing full well that if they weren't there, she would have taken him up on his offer.

Vincent swooped in for another kiss, and this time Yuffie's senses were awake enough to know that it was him. Cait Sith probably had furry lips and would have tried to do more than kiss her before he was slaughtered. Eh, a desperate cat's gotta do what a desperate cat's gotta do.

"Why didn't you come in after me?" Yuffie asked. It wasn't an accusation, just a bemused question. What she really meant, though, was "Who the hell was strong enough to hold you back?"

Vincent growled. "Cloud and Tifa took turns keeping me away from the hole."

Yuffie chuckled. Vincent slapped her shoulder.

"You haven't changed, despite being super duper infused with Mako," Cloud said grumpily. "I was hoping you'd at least be cute."

Yuffie's eyes widened and she groped around for her Conformer, preparing to invent her own methods of acupuncture. Painful ones. However, Vincent's iron grip on her wrist stopped her. She looked up at him bemusedly, and he was staring hard at the hole into the Lifestream.

And Aeris and Sephiroth were manifesting above it.


"Aeris!" Cloud cried, rushing forward to wrap his arms tightly around the narrow flower girl. She gasped and laughed lightly, punching his arm. "I may be dead, but while I'm up here, I still need to breathe, you know."

"I thought you would have passed on to the rest of the planet already," Tifa said, carefully keeping her voice even. She was delighted to see Aeris, but her own confusion about Cloud surfaced in full force. Vincent noticed the flickers of emotion on her face, but selected to say nothing at the moment, if ever.

"So did I," she said with a shrug. "But since I was the last Cetra, I assume the planet kept me around to transfuse my spirit blood into Yuffie."

"Makes sense to me," Yuffie said slowly, her gazed locked on Sephiroth. He stared right back, and neither of their gazes looked as if they would shift anytime soon.

Vincent's eyes flicked between Yuffie and Sephiroth, carefully measuring the strength of their gazes. Neither wavered, neither fell, and both held meaning. But, without words, none of the others would understand the feelings between them, and the animosity between Sephiroth and his own mind. Yuffie sighed.

"I won't kill you."

Four heads looked her way, and Sephiroth continued to meet her gaze steadily. "Why?"

"Because, dumb ass. I'm the one with the power, and I say you live."

"Suicide?" Sephiroth questioned, pressing Yuffie's limits.

Yuffie grinned wolfishly and waved her hand in the general direction of Sephiroth, creating a quick green aura that his body absorbed. "Not anymore."

Sephiroth scowled while Yuffie's smile widened. "Looks like your stuck with me and the pathetic humans for the next few decades, huh?"


Moving to the motions, Dancing to the beat, Your love is like a potion, Pooling at my feet.

Moving to your body, Kissing fleetingly, Time is like an ocean, Washing over me.

Dreaming to distraction, Wishing to a beat, Life is worth of a fraction Of what you mean to me.


Author's Note: End of Tequila Mockingbird! *grins* Incredibly short chapter, but I want to start the sequel. *grins evilly* For those who adore love triangles, the next story is SO gonna be for you. *peace sign* 'Til later, then! ^_________^