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COI - Ficlet: It Takes Two (crack)
Here's a followup to my earlier genderswitching fic Guard Duty. Yes, at the moment Zack's a woman, and a smokin' hot woman in a stunning violet and green silk evening gown (courtesy of Aerith), thank you. ^_-

Title: It Takes Two
Author: MadamHydra
Beta: none, very rough draft
Fandom: FF7 AU (COIverse, maybe)
Type: ficlet
Pairing/Characters: Sephiroth, Fem!Zack, Rufus
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: ~1900
Warnings: crack, genderswitching
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and all related prequels and sequels belong to Square-Enix.

Summary: Total crack on the dance floor.

A/N: This was written with Groove Coverage's "Poison" pounding in the background. Not your usual tango music, but I can SO picture our sexy duo dancing to this. So call me crazy..... ^_^;;;

Cross-posted to soldiersmut and zackfans and ffvii_yaoi

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As he watched Sephiroth and his mysterious brunette companion, Rufus Shinra thought it was the first time he could ever remember the famous general acting as if he actually wanted to be in his escort's company, instead of treating her with utter indifference or thinly veiled distaste. It wasn't anything obvious, but the intimidating air of chilly aloofness and wariness that Sephiroth typically displayed in social settings seemed oddly muted, almost as if the man was contemplating the remote possibility that an official Shinra Company function could actually be somewhat enjoyable instead of deliberate torture.

The young woman was intriguingly different from the current crop of Midgar debutantes. Petite willowy blonds were in vogue, not tall brunettes with the well-toned body of a trained athlete. The current preference for delicate blonds was the lasting legacy of Rufus' mother, who had ruled Midgar's Upper Plate society with a dainty iron fist while she was alive. Even years after her death, her influence still governed many aspects of Midgar and Shinra social life.

But even more than her striking looks, it was the brunette's attitude toward the general that was the most fascinating. Sephiroth's female escorts tended to behave in two ways -- either they clung possessively to the general's arm, flaunting him like a trophy, or they hovered nervously, trying their best to avoid any contact and flinching at Sephiroth's every movement.

This woman was different in that she did neither. She didn't clutch at Sephiroth, but she certainly wasn't avoiding him out of fear or nervousness. Instead, she appeared utterly at ease in the general's company, quite unruffled by Sephiroth's formidable reputation or his exotic -- and many said, blatantly unnatural -- appearance. While standing close to each other, physical contact between the two was fairly minimal, usually consisting only of a brief brush of shoulders or a quick touch of elbows. Strangely, that very sparseness of contact made them seem more of a couple than any other pair at the party, at least to Rufus. It was as if Sephiroth and his companion didn't -need- to make any overt demonstrations of their mutual affinity for each other.

Occasionally, he would see the woman murmur something to Sephiroth. And while Sephiroth's facial expression seemed as cold and distant as usual, Rufus was willing to swear that there was usually a responding glimmer of genuine amusement in the general's exotic glowing green eyes. The woman's reactions to Sephiroth's comments were considerably less restrained, often ending with a soft chuckle and a smile, but the woman's openness didn't seem to bother the general very much, if at all.

To Rufus, they looked so remarkably -comfortable- with each other, although no one else seemed to notice this anomaly in Sephiroth's behavior.

His initial fascination now bordering on mild obsession, Rufus continued to observe as one of the most aggressive of Midgar's debutantes -- one of several who had recently taken to relentlessly hounding Sephiroth -- slinked over toward the general and began to flirt brazenly with the him while completely ignoring his companion. But instead of attempting to stoically ignore the assault as he had done before, Sephiroth smiled coldly at her, raked the debutante with a dispassionate stare, then glanced over to his female companion, who was clearly amused by the other woman's antics. The general then looked back at the debutante and skewered her with the disdainful gaze awarded to a piece of furniture of blatantly inferior quality.

Rufus fought the desire to laugh aloud as the debutante visibly wilted under Sephiroth's silent, withering contempt and hastily departed the scene. The same thing happened three more times as the debutante's cronies tried their own luck, only to retreat with their tails between their designer gown-covered legs as Sephiroth made his preference for his current companion abundantly clear.

Yes, it would be a bit difficult to play the sultry sexual predator when your target makes it clear that that he thinks of you as indescribably worthless trash, especially when compared to the gorgeous, charming woman in his present company.

Rufus was now even more curious about Sephiroth's female companion. The young woman's steady self-confidence, along with her obvious grace and athleticism, made him strongly suspect that the she was either military or worked in the private security field. That would certainly go a long way toward explaining how she and Sephiroth became acquainted and why Sephiroth would select her as an escort. All he knew was that she definitely wasn't a Turk or a Turk candidate, which was somewhat of a pity. He thought that she would fit in nicely with that crew. Perhaps he should bring her to Tseng's attention....

Even as Rufus wondered about Sephiroth's mysterious brunette, he found himself hastily taking evasive action as Scarlet barreled past him, her newest executive boytoy in tow. No doubt she was headed to the dance floor. Scarlet considered herself an expert dancer and took every opportunity to show off. And the more sultry the dance, the better, at least in Scarlet's eyes.

During that brief moment of distraction, Rufus had lost sight of Sephiroth and his companion. When a quick glance failed to locate them, Rufus began circling the crowd, wondering if they had gone out onto the balcony to avoid the growing crowd around the dance floor. But when the fast-paced tango music began pumping out of discretely hidden speakers, the shocked gasps, disbelieving murmurs, and the mention of Sephiroth's name had him nudging his way through the crowd clustered around the dance area. Along the way, the occasional complaint was instantly squelched as soon as they recognized who was so rudely elbowing them aside.

A final shove rewarded him with a clear view of the dance floor. To his disappointment, the first couple he saw was Scarlet and her boytoy. As usual, their tango was just as gaudy and overdone as her sequined gown. The head of Shinra's Weapon Development division had a smug smirk plastered on her face as she took a series of flashy steps with her dance partner. And as usual, there was no question as to who was leading this tango....

.... then Sephiroth and his companion glided into view in a swirl of black leather and multi-colored silk. Arm in arm, cheek to cheek, bodies lightly touching in the tango's traditional embrace, they flowed effortlessly across the floor in a dazzling sequence of elegantly intricate footwork.

It wasn't the sight of Sephiroth dancing that left Rufus so dumbfounded -- he had seen Sephiroth on the dance floor on other occasions, but he had never seen the general actually -dance-. Technically, the general was an excellent dancer who could execute the required steps perfectly in time with music. But as one of the general's escorts had stridently complained, Sephiroth's dancing definitely lacked something vital -- 'soul', 'passion', 'fire', call it what you like, but it was that mysterious spark that people claimed differentiated dance from a mere exercise in physical movement. Rufus himself was frequently scolded for the same fault by his instructors.

But whatever critical element had been missing before, there was no question that it was now present for Sephiroth, with this particular dance partner in his arms. Rufus and the crowd watch in breathless silence as Sephiroth spun the brunette out, then reeled her back into his arms without missing a beat of the hard pulsing music. The other couples began to desert the dance area, too clearly aware of their inability to compete in either skill or intensity. And although she tried hard, Scarlet eventually gave up as well, leaving Sephiroth and his companion as undisputed rulers of the dance floor.

Unlike with Scarlet and her partner, the communication between Sephiroth and his companion was so subtle, so flawless, that it was impossible tell who was leading and when. Their movements were perfection, feet and legs interweaving in seemingly impossibly complex patterns, but at the same time, moving so effortlessly that the steps seemed almost leisurely.

As they stepped, turned, glided, and spun, Sephiroth's face remained as expressionless and coolly controlled as ever. But there was a gleam in those ice green eyes that could have been many things, but was most definitely -not- indifference. And in his arms, the brunette smiled almost dreamily, her eyes half-closed as she and the general swept across the floor. Without even looking, she went wherever he took her. Even the sudden heartstopping floor-brushing dip did nothing to make her smile falter. If anything, her smile widened and once back up on her feet, she whipped into a series of dizzying spins that ended with her sleekly muscled leg hooked high around the general's waist. Staring into his eyes, their lips almost touching, she gave Sephiroth a dazzling smile as the music faded to silence.

The silence lasted for a few more seconds, then was broken by thunderous applause. And while Sephiroth declined to respond with the traditional bow, settling for the barest nod of acknowledgment, the brunette made up for her partner's deficiency by sweeping a deep curtsey to the appreciative crowd.

Feeling strangely dazed, Rufus vaguely noticed that neither Sephiroth nor his companion were sweating or even breathing hard as they walked off the dance floor hand in hand. But before he could wonder about that oddity, he was distracted by the sight of a regular army captain hastily making his way toward Sephiroth. A quick verbal exchange ended with Sephiroth's curt nod to the captain. The general turned to his companion and murmured something to her. Her violet eyes narrowed slightly, then she murmured something back before shrugging. And with that, Sephiroth headed for the exit, the captain scurrying to keep up with the General's long purposeful strides.

Normally at one of these receptions, a single woman, especially one as attractive as the brunette, would be quickly swarmed by men, both single and married. However, even with the general's unexpected departure, the male attendees were clearly too intimidated by Sephiroth's reputation to speak more than a few words with her, much less flirt. Clearly, no one wanted to be accused of trying to poach Sephiroth's date.

As the dancing gradually resumed, only one person saw the young woman in green and violet silk discretely slip away from the party. And just as discretely, Rufus followed.

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Current Mood: ditzy ditzy
Current Music: Groove Coverage - "Poison"

52 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
Comments
artimusdin From: artimusdin Date: March 18th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
*goofy grin* ... So. Awesome.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Fem!Zack is trying to eat my brain. -_-
bard_linn From: bard_linn Date: March 18th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh. How interesting. >D

I love your Zack and Sephiroth together. They play well off of each other.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! ::pause:: Do you realize just how (more) screwed up poor COI-Cloud is going to be if/when he remembers these little Zack episodes? O_o
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ladysephiroth From: ladysephiroth Date: March 18th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Shipiffy. /melts
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh! Glad you like it! ^_^
__perplexity__ From: __perplexity__ Date: March 18th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
^-^ oh god damn, you actually made me break out into a massive grin here at four in the morning. I owe you a prize, really ...

Umm ... I could only make one fantastic enough, *holds up Zack!cookie with added green and purply icing*?

(And you know FFVII - namely COI - is taking over you mind when you hear a new song and instantly reference it to storylines. I don't actually know the name of the song, nor the title, but ... would it be too innappropriate to drop the relevant lines here?)
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
::pounces on Zack!cookie with extra frosting::

(And you know FFVII - namely COI - is taking over you mind when you hear a new song and instantly reference it to storylines. I don't actually know the name of the song, nor the title, but ... would it be too innappropriate to drop the relevant lines here?)

Hah! Join the club of the COI-mind-controlled. -_- Of course I'd like to to see those song lines. Now I'm curious!
forgottenlover From: forgottenlover Date: March 18th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
::chokes on laugher:: no brain, Rufus isn't stalking Zack, he's not!

...

He's just following descreetly.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, if we figure that Rufus is about the same age as Cloud, he's only about 16 years old or so in this ficlet. Prime crush age, silly boy.

And Fem!Zack might be just perverted enough to boink Rufus for fun or pilfer Rufus' virginity. Not because Fem!Zack's a slut, of course, but be actually like Rufus. It depends on whether my porn-plotbunny is playing coy or not. ^_-
kiraya From: kiraya Date: March 18th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh my, that was lovely. I adore your Zack-Seph dynamic, and the dance scene? Positively gorgeous.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! And I love your icon! Magnet -> Steel ::purrrs::
chofi From: chofi Date: March 18th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
...funnily enough, I can only really see Sephiroth and Zack dancing to "The Masochism Tango". I think it's all the references to fire.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
No, no! Stop feeding the crack-plotbunnies! >_>
soloyuymaxwell From: soloyuymaxwell Date: March 18th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I know of Poison! ^^ I have Alice Cooper somewhere in my messy bedroom. ^^; I liked the video better, though! *_* I like long, sharp, Japanese swords! XD

As for this fic.... HAWTNESS! *Stutter-sputter* Just a lil' closer and they coulda smootched! Must you tease this nympho-yaoi fangirl of yours? T~T You. are. evil. But that's why I love ya~! ^^

Obsessions are unhealthy, Rufus. Especially of the black-haired soldier type that are property of Sephy. No Fem!Zack cookie for you.

And on a side note, keep an eye on your plot bunnies. I caught them conversing with my plot-foxies, and now I don't have enough garbage bags to contain them. XD While I've yet to write my first FF7 fic, I still don't feel confident enough to make a good one. Probably just leave it to the masters like you. ^^; *Bows* Though part of Zack's darkness did manage to sneak into a challenge fic I wrote for this month...
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
As for this fic.... HAWTNESS! *Stutter-sputter* Just a lil' closer and they coulda smootched! Must you tease this nympho-yaoi fangirl of yours? T~T You. are. evil. But that's why I love ya~! ^^

::points to "Evil Keeps Me Young" sign::

Obsessions are unhealthy, Rufus. Especially of the black-haired soldier type that are property of Sephy. No Fem!Zack cookie for you.

Maybe. Or maybe not. Normal sane Sephy doesn't mind his Zack hunting because he knows that his Zack always comes back to keep him warm. *_*

And on a side note, keep an eye on your plot bunnies. I caught them conversing with my plot-foxies, and now I don't have enough garbage bags to contain them.

Sorry, but my plotbunnies do whatever they damn well please. >_> And garbage bag? Pleeeease! I've tried those containers used to permanently storage nuclear waste and they still escape!

XD While I've yet to write my first FF7 fic, I still don't feel confident enough to make a good one. Probably just leave it to the masters like you. ^^; *Bows*

::blush:: Hey, go for the FF7 ficcing! Misery loves company!

Though part of Zack's darkness did manage to sneak into a challenge fic I wrote for this month...

Zack-darkness? Ooh, where? ::prickes up ears::
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madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Fem!Zack is too much fun for her, Seph's, and my good. ^_^;;
crack_fairy From: crack_fairy Date: March 18th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
i fangirl you and worship your fem!zack. XD i bet s/he was enjoying all the attention from everyone. hahaha

and omg, rufus is going to hit on zack?!? i pity the poor guy if he's going to get beaten into a pulp if and when he finds out about the gender switching. XD

sequel please??? pretty please?? *offers cookies and plushies*
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
i fangirl you and worship your fem!zack. XD i bet s/he was enjoying all the attention from everyone. hahaha

S/he's such a people person!

and omg, rufus is going to hit on zack?!? i pity the poor guy if he's going to get beaten into a pulp if and when he finds out about the gender switching. XD

You mean Rufus gets beaten into a pulp? Hardly! He might even score, depending if my het-porn-plotbunny is being cooperative or not. ::snerf::

But can you imagine present-day-COI-Rufus's reaction if Zack-in-Cloud says something about their encounter/tryst? ::evil chortle::

sequel please??? pretty please?? *offers cookies and plushies*

::grab:: Hmmmm... thinking thinking thinking....
kemis From: kemis Date: March 18th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
...guh.

*grabs around blindly for lost brain, but finds only a puddle of goo*

the tango is... beyond hot. Wonderfully played, their interaction absolutely spot on, their not needing to do or say much do understand each other, though I'm dying to know how, where, when and from who Zack learned the female steps of tango, or practiced dancing with Seph before. And <3s muchly at no one trying to hit on fem!Zack after Sephiroth left.

That said... Go, stalker!Rufus! Go! *cheers him on, wants badly to know what will happen next*
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 18th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grabs around blindly for lost brain, but finds only a puddle of goo*

::offers scoop for goo-brains::

the tango is... beyond hot. Wonderfully played, their interaction absolutely spot on, their not needing to do or say much do understand each other, though I'm dying to know how, where, when and from who Zack learned the female steps of tango, or practiced dancing with Seph before.

Thank you! ::blush:: Well, we know from Enrichment that part of Zack's 'assignment' is to teach Seph some social graces. And that includes dancing. So it would be natural that Zack picks up both the male and female steps. And Seph wouldn't be the only person Zack would teach. ::points at Aerith::

Considering the type of coordination and enhancements Zack and Seph have, both physically and cognitively, learning the technical aspects of a new dance would be extremely easy for them. It would be just like learning a new sword kata. ^_- It's the 'soul' part of dancing that's so hard for poor Zack to get across to Seph.

And <3s muchly at no one trying to hit on fem!Zack after Sephiroth left.

Spineless cowards. ::disgruntled mutter::

That said... Go, stalker!Rufus! Go! *cheers him on, wants badly to know what will happen next*

Maybe Rufus will be lucky and get his... um, girl? Or maybe not. The drama-plotbunny and the het-porn-plotbunny are still squabbling about it. >_>
kittychan1986 From: kittychan1986 Date: March 18th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Rufus's head will explode, it's so sad. I loved the tango part! Very very nice,Madam! Will Fem Zack spend anymore time stealinmg the scene!?
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 19th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes. The Fem!Zack plotbunny is really drumming up a storm in my heads. -_-

It's going to be a rather... adventurous time (in many different ways) for Rufus because Zack -- male or female -- is quite the touble magnet. He tends to attract and/or create chaos (with a small 'c', thank you).
ardwynna_m From: ardwynna_m Date: March 18th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm getting such a Cinderella vibe off this! "Who is this mysterious woman? Where did she come from?" Zack just kicks ass at everything!
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 19th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh! Fem!Zack running off into the night as the clock strikes midnight, leaving behind only a violet high heel pump....

.... NOT!

No no no! I have something much more diabolically evil in mind. Oh, there's going to be fireworks in ole Midgar tonight! ::innocent whistle::
ffmasamune77 From: ffmasamune77 Date: March 19th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
( Grins....Stares.....Drools from her...ears? ) That would be soo hawt if we saw that in real life. Its just soup for the eyes.

Haha, what happened to Cloud??? Too bad he wasnt there, he would prolly be a puddy of mush by the end of the song. ( Cloud stares at the pretty colloorrsss )

Pllleeeaaasee write more, your killing about everyone...except for maybe Zack...{:
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 19th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha, what happened to Cloud???

Well, the real 15-16 year old Cloud is probably getting dragged off to a whorehouse on a dare by his not-so-nice squadmates. The results are going to be... thoroughly sordid and nasty.

But as for present-day Cloud, when he and Rufus run into each other again.... ^_-
lurel From: lurel Date: March 19th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
They make such a good couple~!!! XD
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 19th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, they do, regardless of gender. ::pets the pair::
icedark_elf From: icedark_elf Date: March 19th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
*purrs*

Oh, this will be interesting.

So love observant Rufus. And go Zack and Seph.

*pets FemZack* She needs more attention.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 19th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes, Rufus is going to have quite a Zack-experience tonight.

And pity the poor person who has to tell Sephiroth that his 'date' has gone running off with Rufus Shinra! On the outside, Sephiroth will be all cold and scary, but inside, he'll probably be muttering about how Zack likes shiny things. ^_-
frost2light From: frost2light Date: March 20th, 2007 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow...I mean wow.

;throws zack cookie with extra chocolate chips and icing;

That's blatant bribery. >)
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

From:WolfishSerenity

You know, I just thought of something particularly funny. xD What if Rufus caught "Kary" going into the men's bathroom? >.>;
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: March 26th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: From:WolfishSerenity

What if Rufus caught "Kary" going into the men's bathroom?

True, it would be funny. ^_^; That being said, there's no way that it's going to happen because COI-Zack definitely would not make such a stupid and fundamental mistake. He can be be a lovable doofus at times. However, when it comes to important matters, he's absolute hell on details. This is a person who was one of the prime engineers of the breakup of the Wutai clans' unity during the Wutai war.

While genderswitching is fun and a terrific way for Zack to tease Sephiroth, the primary motive for the dressup show is to get those damn predatory females off Seph's back. He's there to do a specific job and he's not going to screw things up by forgetting which bathroom to use.

I do tend to be highly critical about idiot plots. That's why I almost never watch comedy movies -- too often they rely on people behaving grossly stupidly, which irritates me. -_-;;
redcrest From: redcrest Date: March 31st, 2007 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Bravo! Bravo!! ::claps like a madwoman at her computer screen:: Hydra-sama, this is what I've been missing! Fantastic writing-- seriously, your description of Seph and Zack's movements during the tango were fantastic! I feel like I was there, completely caught up and transported by the music and the visual feast of two beautifully strong and toned bodies locked in that wonderfully precise and physical 'exchange' that is dance... Especially after falling so madly in love with Takarazuka, watching dancing is one of my favorite things to do and you captured it so well with this story. Naturally, my darling Seph and Zack, who have that deep mental bond and understanding of each other, make the most incredible dance partners~~~ Really, what a perfect way to have a little physical manifestation of how in synch their minds are! And the envy of the crowd... =^__^= For some reason, their little shared secret relationship, semi-flaunted before the crowd, makes me so happy~~~ (and I love the Rufus was able to appreciate it so well!)

Btw, that ending was a very nice touch-- I'm so curious as to what Rufus saw/wanted to find out about the mysterious brunette, and if he actually found out that she was Zack. Nyuu, since it seems like you're planning on bringing Rufus into COI, it's interesting to think he might know a bit about Seph and Zack's relationship that he could share with our heroes... ^^
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 1st, 2007 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
In order to write this fic, I had to do a bit of research on Wiki and on YouTube on tangos. It's fascinating to see how the flashy ballroom competition version and the versions danced in more informal settings differ. ^_^

Naturally, my darling Seph and Zack, who have that deep mental bond and understanding of each other, make the most incredible dance partners~~~ Really, what a perfect way to have a little physical manifestation of how in synch their minds are!

I can so picture their sparring matches, either hand-to-hand or with swords, as just a different sort of dance. ::purr:: And yes, there are at least one or two sparring match scenes in the COIverse. ^_-

I'm so curious as to what Rufus saw/wanted to find out about the mysterious brunette

What he wants? Curiously, I intend to have Fem!Zack ask Rufus that very question. And do you know what his answer will be?

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"What are you really looking for?" she said softly.

Rufus hesitated. There was something about this woman, a compelling sort of sincerity in her eyes and her voice that made him reply without thinking.

"What I saw on the dance floor. Between the two of you. I want that." He suddenly looked away. "But that will never happen."

She gently brushed a blond strand away from his face.

"You don't know that. And you certainly won't find it unless you're willing to look."
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kuro_fenikkusu From: kuro_fenikkusu Date: August 7th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

.... then Sephiroth and his companion glided into view in a swirl of black leather and multi-colored silk. Arm in arm, cheek to cheek, bodies lightly touching in the tango's traditional embrace, they flowed effortlessly across the floor in a dazzling sequence of elegantly intricate footwork.

I splurted into my lemonade at that. I didn't know Seph could dance! I've had the pleasure of seeing an actual tango in person. Needles to say, the thought of Sephiroth and Fem!Zack had me rofl. I love all three of these ficlets, but this one is definatly my fav.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: September 20th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
He learned only under duress, of course. President Shinra wanted to show Sephiroth off at receptions and parties, and so Sephiroth had to learn all the social niceties. Learning the moves was easy (considering how physically adept he is), but the only person he actually 'dances' with is Zack. Because he likes Zack. :D
52 hisses or Hiss in my ear....