"A New Beginning"

It was morning on Seventh Heaven.

A young brunette stirred under the covers while the morning sun filled the room with its light. When she felt the sun in her face, she opened her eyes and greeted the morning with a warm smile. She yawned and stretched herself to wake her muscles and that was when she felt a grip around her belly. She turned around and couldn't believe the beautiful sight she had.

A handsome blond with spiky hair was sleeping peacefully by her side.

At first she was surprised to see him there, but then she recalled the events of last night and couldn't help the blush when she remembered what happened. His breathing was so contagious that she took a moment to admire his sleeping form.

She was mesmerized by the beautiful blond in her bed and she couldn't stop staring at him. Everything in him was perfection. At some point, Tifa thought she was caught in a dream and felt the need to touch him just to make sure he was really there.

Gently, she ran her fingers in his spiky hair and Cloud stirred under her touch seeking for her warmth. Tifa smiled at this and she leaned forward to press a soft kiss on his forehead. The kiss was brief but enough to wake him up. He opened his eyes slowly just to find a pair of ruby orbs staring at him.

"Hey..." She smiled.

It took him a moment to realize what was going on, but then he narrowed his eyes at her and replied in the same way.

"Hey..." He whispered softly.

"Did you sleep well?" She ran her fingers in his spiky hair.

"Yeah..." He stretched himself a bit. "You?"

"Next to you... Who wouldn't?" She bit her lower lip playfully and Cloud couldn't help the chuckle when he realized what she just said. It was the same thing he told her a few years ago when they slept together for the first time. They shared smiles and comfortable silences until Tifa let out a slight chuckle from the embarrassment.

"What?" He asked with a slight smirk.

"Nothing." She bit her lower lip to suppress a blush. "I just can't believe that you're here." She stroked his hair once again and Cloud closed his eyes to enjoy her touch. "I still think last night was a dream." She whispered softly.

Cloud smirked and opened his eyes to look at her. "Then it was a good dream." He smirked.

"Yeah, but... what if I'm still dreaming?" She paused. "What if none of this is real?" Her voice sounded insecure.

Cloud noticed her change of tone and moved to a side so that he could be on top of her. He needed to reassure her and the only way to let her know his intentions was with actions.

"If this is all a dream..." He looked into her eyes. "Then I hope we never wake up."

At that moment, he claimed her lips and kissed her hard and passionately. Tifa couldn't help the moan when she felt his soft lips pressed against hers and she wrapped her arms around his neck to pull him closer. Cloud used his tongue to deepen the kiss and Tifa moaned in pleasure as a response. Both were delighted with each other's caresses and they let the intimate moment take over.

Suddenly, a heavy stomping coming from the corridor startled them. They both broke away from the kiss when they heard a familiar voice coming from the other side of the door.

"Yo Tifa, you awake?"

Barret knocked her door frantically and Cloud widened his eyes in surprise.

"Oh shit..." He said with a puzzled look.

"Quick! Hide!" Tifa throwed the covers on him in order to hide him and she assumed a normal position.

"C-Come in!" She announced and Barret entered the room.

"Yo, what up! Just wanna let ya know dat am gonna take da kids fo a ride as we agreed, so come say goodbye."

"Uh… Yeah, sure! I'll be there in a minute." She said nervously.

Yo, by da way, have you seen spiky? I need ta pay him somethin' ah owe him."

"Um... Nope, I haven't." She tried to look natural but her face was saying a whole different thing.

"Oh well. I'll catch'em lat..." His voice trailed off.

At that moment, Barret noticed something odd and he narrowed his eyes to study the place. There were some clothes on the floor that didn't belong to Tifa and when he realized whose clothes were those, his entire features frowned. Tifa wanted to sink into the earth when Barret gave her that serious look. He shook his head slightly and he pointed a finger to her direction.

"You bettah behave when ah get back with da children or imma bust yo' asses" He schooled.

Tifa blushed in embarrassment and Barret scoffed while he grabbed the handle to close the door behind him.

After he left the room, Tifa sighed in relief and Cloud came out of the covers with a puzzled look. He also let out a sigh and they both burst into laughter when they saw each other's expressions. Tifa moved to a side to join him and he wrapped his arms around her while she placed herself above him.

"Aw man..." He chuckled. "That was beyond awkward."

"I know! I didn't know what else to say when he looked at me like that." She chuckled as well.

"You think he's gonna tell the others?"

"Nah... He's not gonna say anything. But I'm pretty sure Marlene is going to tell everyone if she finds out." She chuckled.

"When are we going to tell them?"

"I don't know. I'm still not used to this." She giggled.

"Well, you know Marlene. She's not easy to fool."

"I know that." She placed a hand on his cheek. "But for now... I just want to enjoy my dream with you." She leaned forward and pressed a soft kiss on his lips. Cloud took her hand in his and looked into her eyes.

"How could I be so lucky?

Tifa smiled at this and gave him another kiss. "I think the same way." She whispered on his lips, earning her a smirk from her beloved blond. Cloud moved forward and claimed her lips once again and she responded the kiss with the same tenderness. They both wrapped their arms around each other and they stayed like that for a while until it was time to say goodbye to the children.

That day was the beginning of a something new.


A/N: Finally I finished the Epilogue for this story :D and I gotta say that I really liked this ending better :3 so much CLOTI WIN! x3

I had so much fun writing this part as well XD especially the part when Barret found them on the bedroom hehehehe XD
I hope his lines weren't so difficult to read o.o cuz I had to study the "Ebonics" in order to make him sound like Barret XD

Anyway, thanks a lot for reading my story and I hope you'd enjoyed it! ^w^

Once again, please excuse my bad english in case you find some mistakes in it u/u but I would really appreciate if you point them out for me, so I can improve my writing skills 8D

I don't own Final Fantasy VII. Square-enix owns Final Fantasy and its characters. There is no copyright infringement intended.