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askerian ([personal profile] askerian) wrote2009-04-21 01:12 pm

FF7 - Restore - Archive


Fandom: Final Fantasy 7 (post-Advent Children, no Dirge of Cerberus, no Crisis Core)

Status: Work in progress. And I write slowly.

Summary: Two years after the events of Advent Children. Cloud and Tifa never hoped they might see Aeris or Zack ever again -- and they did hope they wouldn't have to deal with Sephiroth a third time. They were wrong on both counts.

Having their friends back is great, but it also comes with its share of awkwardness, confusion and other, more practical troubles; having to deal with a newly sane -- or is he? -- but still bastardly killer doesn't help. Especially when they still have to keep Denzel, Avalanche, WRO and the Turks happy.

Meanwhile in the Wutai court, a sinister plot is brewing that could engulf the whole world once again...

Genre: action/psychological/romance. Plot. Attempt at redeeming Sephiroth. Possible polyamory.

Pairings: ...Well. This is kind of complicated.

It starts out more or less Cloud/Tifa and Zack/Aeris, mostly because two of them were alive and two of them weren't. They won't cheat or betray each other. But they might start mix'n'matching.

And then there's Sephiroth.

There will be straight, male/male and female/female interaction. It also means that the dating situation will be more complicated than "do you like me, Y/N" and "Yay we kissed once, now we're gonna get married true luve forevarrr." Mm, polyamory. I'm going to be shooting for a fivesome, just to see if I can make it happen in character, but at best I expect fluid twosome/threesome combinations amongst the five of them and for people to have favorites, not an equal "everyone loves everyone else just the same" situation. There will be jealousy and awkwardness. Tifa is shy like that, Cloud is confused and likes keeping to himself, and Sephiroth will be trying his best to stay asexual and not interested. I'll have to see how far I can believably push them, and if they won't do it in a way that doesn't break suspension of disbelief, then I won't force it. (Strangely enough, I expect no problem from Zack and Aeris.)

And even with all that babble, the plot still gets more spotlight than the relationships.

Warning, I don't have a beta for my posts on Livejournal. Betareading is for the ffnet version, but I haven't started to post it on ffnet yet. There are probably stray mistakes here and there and weird characterization or anti-canon stupidity. I'll be thankful if you feel like pointing them out, but it's alright if you don't. Hopefully my beta will catch what I missed anyway.


Chapter 1.1
Chapter 1.2

Chapter 2.1
Chapter 2.2

Chapter 3.1
Chapter 3.2
Chapter 3.3

Chapter 4.1
Chapter 4.2

Chapter 5.1
Chapter 5.2
Chapter 5.3

Chapter 6.1
Chapter 6.2

Chapter 7.1
Chapter 7.2
Chapter 7.3

Chapter 8.1
Chapter 8.2

Chapter 9

Sidefic: Cloudette and the Yellow Orb
(Genderbending crack.)
Prequel: Fluff and Feathers (gen, slow-paced Cloud + kids + chocobo fluff)
Sidefic: Misfortune (Sephiroth/Cloud preslash)
SOLDIER (the first few lines of a Restore sequel I might never write. Sephiroth + OC.)

Genderbent Alternate Universe ficlets:

(Cloud and Sephiroth are women, Tifa and Aeris are men ♥ )
Prequel: Sephiroth in Wutai (slightly edited/expanded version)
Sephiroth and Aerith and gardening

(Zack is a woman)
Zack, Aeris, Sephiroth. Flirting. Kind of.

by [personal profile] shewhoflies: Some Tifa introspection, on Zack.
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[personal profile] ilyena_sylph (from 2011-05-21 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
So, I was linked to this this morning, and I have since thrown it at three other people.

I have spent the last hour having bits of it quoted at me by one nearly-high-with glee buddy.

This story is Fantastic, and gorgeous, and if I had more time I would be leaving comments on every. Single. Part.

I may yet.

I just. Wanted you to know right now that you rescued an utterly sucktastic day into something with a great deal of glee, and not just for me.

Thank you so much.

[identity profile] 2012-02-07 09:10 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, I enjoyed this so much... read the first few chapters on and saw that you had an lj and hoped that you'd have more here and oh god I'm so glad I clicked on that link. *__* Coz this is just awesome. I actually read this a while ago, and it's only now that I've gotten around to reviewing alksjfa. Sorry about that, but er, better late than never, huh...

I love your Cloud so much. So much. XDDDD