askerian: (FF7_Cloud morning church)
This is something I wrote ages ago, for the FF7 with daemons verse (actually for a planned sephzackcloudaeris divergent AU that I ended up never writing) and I never posted it because it does spoil the deal with Zack and Seph's daemons. But it's been so long since I touched this AU, I figured it didn't matter too much anymore.

Zack's daemon (smaller, golden variety).

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Day 3

In some places Zack knows that it's seen as kind of rude and invasive to talk to someone else's daemon, especially in public and with people you don't know well. In Wutai, for example, or in the richer circles of Midgar society, it's pretty much shocking. (Which is funny because both societies get hives when you find a point of comparison between them.)

In the army it's not that way, especially not in SOLDIER, but that's because you don't become SOLDIER in the first place if your daemon's going to be dead weight, and being able to take orders and relay them is just the very start of usefulness. (Along with using Materia independently of your human, and fighting a variety of differently-sized, differently-shaped daemons. Predators are the overwhelming majority.)

Zack knows of nowhere it's looked down upon to chat with your own daemon.

He never sees Sephiroth speak to his. Or look at him, either.Read more... )
askerian: (FF7_Cloud morning church)
FF7 Daemon ficlets archive.

Tifa is 13. 800 words long.

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Breon doesn't settle especially early -- two of Tifa's agemates have settled already, a butterfly and a prairie dog -- or especially late -- three more are waiting their turn, Johnny and Lily and Cloud. Nothing important is happening -- it's not the anniversary of their mother's death, they haven't gotten into a fight, no one has dropped any actual wisdom on them, nothing.

They just go up to the pastures with the draft chocobos, Breon plodding along as a fourth chocobo himself, and they sit there in the sun and the brisk breeze coming from the shadowed Mount Nibel.

Breon flips eagle, as well, dips and sways in the wind, until he gets bored and lands on her knee. Tifa watches the chocobos patiently scratch roots out of the earth, watches the sheep come down from the higher slopes a bit. They feel safer surrounded by the bigger, protective birds.

The thing is, people don't chat about what they want their own daemon to be -- might jinx it -- but they do about what they think it'll reasonably be, even if they try not to be too hopeful, too unrealistic. They talk a ton about what they believe other people's will be.

Tifa apparently would be just perfect with a sweet, soft-furred, lop-eared bunny like her mother's. Or a small dog, or some kind of songbird -- this one she thinks is a bit weird, she's not really artistic or whimsical at all.Read more... )
askerian: Cloud in a dress and Aeris (FF7_Cloris_best kind of yuri)
Oh god I completed something today. It'd be more awesome if this hadn't been missing literally the LAST TWO PARAGRAPHS for the last four months. auuugh.

This is part of the Cloud/Tifa/Aeris divergence that started with "Interrupted By Fireworks". It's also where the plot really starts to swerve from the game.

Archive.

Tifa's daemon = Breon, Nibelheim stag.
Aeris' daemon = Simon, orange tabby housecat.
Cloud's daemon = Skally, a cuahl/coeurl (cheetah with dragon whiskers)
She watched Cloud and Skally leap from pillar to pillar, reach the stairs' landing, climb up to the platform, the strange altar where Aeris and Simon waited, and she almost stayed behind.

Read more... )
askerian: Cloud in a dress and Aeris (FF7_Cloris_best kind of yuri)
So you know, I said the daemon AU was as gen as the game, as in Tifa and Aeris would flirt but Cloud would mostly be like "uh huh -- sorry, you said something?"

I also couldn't decide whether the presence of daemons would change anything big in the plot or whether the game would still happen pretty much the same to the end. So um. I now have a branching-off timeline where both romance and plot-changes happen, though so far the only big difference is how the Gold Saucer date goes.

It'll snowball real fast, though. >:3

~3 600 words.

Daemon AU fics archive (on dreamwidth but it all links back to LJ fics. Uh. don't try to make sense of my organization. it doesn't make any.)

Cloud=> Skally the Cuahl/Coeurl (think cheetah without spots and long eastern-dragon tendrils/moustachethings.)
Tifa=> Breon the stag.
Aeris=> Simon the housecat.

Tifa was already stepping forward to push Cloud along when the door opened behind her and Aeris's cheerful voice rang. 'Heya, Cloud! You want to go on a date?' )
askerian: Serious Karkat in a red long-sleeved shirt (Default)
Reposting two ficlets I wrote for the prompts post, edited a little bit, and a brand new third ficlet about the crossdressing quest thing. XD (I might write more about this moment, I haven't figured out yet what else happens differently enough.)

Sephiroth, age five )

Elena & the Turks in Wutai, vacation )

Quest to Crossdress~ )
askerian: Serious Karkat in a red long-sleeved shirt (Default)
So. Who wants to help me out with the Gundam Wing/Temeraire AU thing by giving me prompts? Because I really want to write more of it, but I don't want to just redo the whole series episode by episode and never deviate from that. It's boring. D:

... oh and um, while you're at it, I'm also open to prompts for the FF7/Daemon AU thing. >_>;; So long as they roughly fit in the ff7 'verse & timeline, that is.

-The two 'verses are gen, but I'll take pairing prompts for this.
-I won't do spoilers on Sephiroth's daemon's adult shape, though I'm good with kiddyroth.

caveats:
- my inspiration is flighty, so supermegathanks if you leave me prompts, but it's very possible it'll just go and decide not to kick into gear. It always makes me feel guilty as hell but when it doesn't work, it REALLY doesn't work. ~__~;
-I often do way better with concrete prompts than philosophical/poetic prompts.

Otherwise, no limits on how many you give me. Prettyplease prompt away. ♥
askerian: (FF7_Cloud morning church)
Summary: the His Dark Materials story rests onto the idea that in some universes human beings have an "external" soul, which takes the shape of an animal. The animal is usually the opposite gender of its person, and it can shift between species at will until puberty, where it settles into its definitive form, which depends on the human's personality but can be just about any animal, insects included. There's a huge taboo against a human touching a daemon, unless you're... well, soulmates, because it feels icky and wrongwrongwrong.

This is the game, with added soul!pets, so I'll only do scenes where the daemons change the way things go, but there won't be big, endgame-changing stuff.

pairings: this is following the game plot (sometimes even the actual game script) and thus as gen as the game, meaning Aeris and Tifa flirt with Cloud in their own ways but nothing actually happen.

Pre-game

Sephy&Gast

Characters: Gast&Shelag, Sephiroth&???, Hojo&???
Summary: Drabble. Gast worries about babyRoth.

Ifalna
Characters: Ifalna&Jalen, Aeris&Simon
Summary: 800 words. "All Cetra daemons are birds. Her mother's was a fierce thunderbird. Her father's -- she is told, she doesn't remember -- a storm-petrel, always flying high, never landing. One of her grandparents had a phoenix.

Ifalna's Jalen is a sparrow, flitting here and there on her head, her shoulders. Anything but impressive, a drab little thing that cannot fight, that relies on looking like too much effort for too little of a meal. He suits her well."

Settlingt
Characters: Tifa&Breon
Summary: 800 words. Breon settles.

Aide
Characters: Zack&Callie, Sephiroth&???
Summary: in Wutai.


Game

Not at First Sight

Characters: Tifa&Breon, Cloud&Skally
Summary: Tifa meets Cloud at the train station.

Church Encounter
Characters: Aeris&Simon, Cloud&Skally, some Tifa&Breon, Barret&Akela, Reno&Tahoe.
Summary: "Skally's front claws were hooked deep into his wrists, a double pawful of them, needle-sharp, almost strong enough to nick bone. For a second he almost thought she was going to manage to keep him from falling."

Quest to Crossdress
Characters: Cloud&Skally, Aeris&Simon
Summary: "You're aware that I'm about four times your size, right?"

drabble
Characters: Vincent&Janet, Cloud&Skally
Summary: Drabble. "When Vincent changes shapes his daemon tears into pieces beside him and for a moment she's like mist on the verge of death."

Vacation
Characters: Elena&Marco, Reno&Tahoe, Rude&Ben
Summary: That thing in Wutai with Don Corneo.

Dragon Taxonomy
Characters: Cloud&Skally, Yuffie&Xiaolu, Cid&Lisbet, Barret.
Summary: ~380 words. A random discussion between party members.


Divergent Timeline n°1: CloTiRis
One thing does change. One silly, inconsequential thing. It snowballs pretty fast.
This timeline contains a Cloud/Tifa/Aeris threesome, amongst other things.

Interrupted By Fireworks
Characters: Breon&Tifa, Cloud&Skally, Aeris&Simon
Summary: "Tifa was already stepping forward to push Cloud along when the door opened behind her and Aeris's cheerful voice rang. 'Heya, Cloud! You want to go on a date?'" 3 600 words, crack and angst.

City of the Ancients
Characters: Breon&Tifa, Aeris&Simon, Nanaki, Cloud&Skally
Summary: "She watched Cloud and Skally leap from pillar to pillar, reach the stairs' landing, climb up to the platform, the strange altar where Aeris and Simon waited, and she almost stayed behind." 3 400 words, angst and action, weird mindfuckery.


Daemon list & pics )
askerian: Serious Karkat in a red long-sleeved shirt (Default)
Same 'verse as Meet Again (Tifa) and Church Encounter (Aeris). Short, Cloud POV on Vincent. It hit me over the head and as a result it's likely confusing as fuck. Some of it is deliberate, because I'm an evil tease, but some of it might just be writy fail. I can't tell. x__x;

Skally: Cloud's daemon, a cuahl (big hunting cat); Breon: Tifa's daemon, a king stag.

When Vincent changes shapes his daemon tears into pieces beside him and for a moment she's like mist on the verge of death. )
askerian: Serious Karkat in a red long-sleeved shirt (Default)
... So. I have recently decided I love Golden Compass/His Dark Materials crossover AUs. By which I mean mostly This Other Series, Just With Daemons. I don't care as much about the characters or plot, I just want to export the concept.

(the His Dark Materials story rests onto the idea that in some universes human beings have an "external" soul, which takes the shape of an animal. The animal is usually the opposite gender of its person, and it can shift between species until puberty, where it settles into its definitive form, which depends on the person but can be just about anything, insects included. There's a huge taboo against a human touching a daemon, unless you're... well, soulmates, because it feels icky and wrongwrongwrong.)

I have wasted the last five or six hours hunting down FF7 bestiaries for pictures and trying to match all the characters i could think of to their proper animals. And then NAMING those animals. This includes characters like Heidegger, Elmyra and Zangan. Yeeeah. :/

Anyway. I have no clue, this kind of wrote itself. There will likely be a few more scenes but I don't foresee a multipart from this. I have no real plot and thinking through the repercussions seems exhausting; it just seems shiny right now.

about 700 words of Tifa meeting Cloud again pregame. D: )

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