Author has written 2 stories for Final Fantasy VII.
Rebirth is my first attempt at Fan Fiction. I hope you like it. I was prompted to write it after watching Advent Children which is probably one of the finest examples of Anime that I have seen. I have the Japanese version with English subtitles. Anyone who has seen the movie may recognize some of the dialogue. All constructive reviews are welcome.
I was inspired by the relationship between Tifa and Cloud and decided to explore the obvious attraction between them. I have also added some plot components that may be familiar to fans of Frank Herbert's "Dune". The themes in both stories are similar; a world either recovering from near destruction or sinking into depravity seeks a savior to lead it back into the light. Jenova seemed a convenient vehicle to ride into that world. My story begins about 15 minutes into the movie after Tifa's battle with Loz in the church. The plots runs parallel for a while and then branch off, leaving the movie in the dust. Note to Square-Enix: If you want to talk, I have written the story as a film script as well. Have your people call my people.
In answer to one reviewer's question as to why I posted the first 22 chapters at once, well the simple answer is that I really don't know what I'm doing. As I said, this is my first attempt at this kind of thing. Is there a protocol?
Update 1: (10/19/05) Several reviewers have commented that Chapter 3 - The Conception seemed a bit rushed. Well, there's a good reason for that. I felt I should edit the conception scene between Cloud and Tifa in order to keep the story within the rating guidelines of this site, which is unfortunate because there are things that happen in the original version that are critical to the story line. So, for those of you who are over 18, I have posted the story with the original version of Chapter 3 on the adultfanfiction.net site. To find the story, enter the site, click on the Video Games/RPG link at the bottom of the page and then click on the Final Fantasy 7 link. You should find Rebirth near the top of the list.
Update 2: (10/23/05) The story is finally finished! The last few chapters took a while to write as I wanted to be sure the end did justice to the rest of the story. I found that it was really impossible to tie up all the loose ends introduced in the story and not make it sound rushed or contrite, so I left them unresolved for future sequels and prequels. There are so many places I could go; Geostigma is still the scourge of the land, Yazoo and Loz are plotting, is Jenova really banished, what the hell did the Others want and who are they, what's next for Reno and Rude, did Yuffie really find Barret's credit cards? I have had an absolute blast writing Rebirth and want to do more. I will probably take a few days off to attend to my other pursuits (my buddies in WoW are REALLY pissed at me right now and its off to the movies for me and my kids to see Wallace and Grommit today), and I will be using the time off to think about which plot line I want to pick up for my next installment.
Challenge: I would like to issue a challenge to anyone who would like to develop any of the loose ends left by Rebirth. What fun it would be to co-write an epic based off Rebirth! I would be happy to beta read anything you might want to send me (see email above). Let me know what you think.
The Cure is a sequel to Rebirth and is my second attempt at fanfiction. It introduces a new character to the FF7 family, Cloud and Tifa's daughter, Kako, who is now 16 years old. She is in training at her father's martial arts school and is on her way to becoming an expert swordswoman. Her tutor is someone fans of the game may recognize, however this man has a secret. Is he friend or foe? Kako and her mother seem to share some special abilities given them by Jenova, and Cloud doesn't like it. His small family is unaware that they are at the vortex of a whirlwind of plans and plots concocted by Rufus and Jenova. And what of these strange abilities Tifa and Kako seem to have but that Cloud is none too happy to have them use? This promises to be a lot of fun to write. I hope you love reading it as much as Ilove writing it. Please send comments and reviews.
Profession: IT Project Manager with waaaayyyy too much imagination
Family: Divorced with two kids (I KNOW what it's like to be pregnant!)
Reading Interests: SciFi, epic fantasy, and Dan Brown-type stuff.
Games: WoW, EQI and II, FFXI, FF7(of course!), Guild Wars . . . and on and on and on