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COI Redux - random teaser
It's the end of the fiscal year, with all its associated deadlines. It would be a stressful time under normal circumstances, but after the year I've head, with all the family-related health (and now psychological) issues, it's become truly horrible. ::stress-induced eyebrow twitching::

So September was basically a total wash writing-wise (although I managed to jolt down more notes on the outline).

However, just to let you guys knows that I'm still alive -- barely -- here's a small random teaser which makes reference to the events in SOLDIERs Just Wanna Have Fun.

Once October arrives, hopefully I can get back to the important stuff... like working on fic, damn it! :P

Typical warnings apply -- very rough, yadda-yadda. Enjoy.

::staggers off to deal with all sorts of Real Life(tm) crap::



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Followed by Sephiroth, Cloud, Tseng, and Kunsel, Rufus stepped into the parlor and sank down into the closest armchair. Closing his eyes, he rubbed his forehead and murmured, "For the first time in my life, I have a desperate need to get absolutely stinking drunk."

"You can try, but it probably won't work," Cloud said, sounding surprisingly sympathetic. When Rufus opened his eyes slightly to look at him, Cloud gave his half-brother a wry smile, then said, "People with heavily mako-enhanced bodies burn off the alcohol too fast to become truly intoxicated. The same goes for the usual recreational drugs."

"Personal experience?" Rufus murmured.

"Yeah," Cloud said stoically.

"Wonderful. Not only do I have to cope with absurdly heightened senses and that damn mob of voices in my head, you're saying that there's no easy way to dull them down to a tolerable level, at least temporarily."

"Basically, yes." Cloud stopped, then cocked his head slightly and said in a bemused voice, ".... although there ARE a few things that can make SOLDIERs very nicely buzzed."

Kunsel blinked, then grinned brightly. "Oooh, you're right. I'd almost forgotten about that." When Rufus glanced at him curiously, the SOLDIER said, "You see, Zack somehow came up with this secret recipe for...."

"NO."

The emphatic negative came simultaneously from Sephiroth and Tseng, who both managed to look vaguely horrified. Sephiroth shot Kunsel a quelling stare. The SOLDIER, no fool, immediately shut up.

Sephiroth then turned his glare on Cloud, who merely gave him a completely unintimidated grin and said mildly, "But you liked it. A lot. You said so yourself."

Sephiroth took a deep breath, stared hard at Cloud, then uttered an exasperated sigh before saying, "Putting that aside, I really don't think that getting Rufus rip-roaring drunk is a good idea."

Cloud looked just a little hurt, like a puppy who'd just been scolded. "I just thought that a little bit might make Rufus feel a little more mellow...."

"Za...." Sephiroth stopped, shook his head, then continued, "With that drink of yours, a little bit is all it takes to cause more trouble than...."

Rufus listened with utter fascination as the argument between Sephiroth and Cloud continued. But it wasn't -- couldn't be -- Cloud who was talking with Sephiroth in such a familiar, friendly, and open manner. As for Sephiroth... it seemed incredible, but Sephiroth sounded rather like a sensible older friend fighting a long-running battle to keep a reckless younger buddy out of trouble.

He glanced over at Tseng just in time to see the Turk shaking his head ruefully.

"So, is this mysterious drink actually capable of getting SOLDIERs THAT drunk, Tseng?"

It was Tseng's turn to sigh. "Oh yes, I and the other Turks can personally attest to the fact that that particular concoction of Zack's is perfectly capable of making SOLDIERs lampshade-wearing, shrubbery-slaying, chocobo-carrying, falling-down drunk."

Rufus raised an eyebrow, then said with a sly grin, "Now, this is one story I've got to hear."

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Comments
gottis_chan From: gottis_chan Date: September 29th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh... MY.
salmastryon From: salmastryon Date: September 29th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggles*

I remember that fic hehe
salmastryon From: salmastryon Date: September 29th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh and take care of yourself. I'm more than patient for the next chapter and I'm sure others are too. :D
chofi From: chofi Date: September 29th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
GIP!

I can't wait for the rest, but health and safety come first.
lady81bird From: lady81bird Date: September 29th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eee! Lovely!
So waiting for more of it! (But take your time, deadlines are bich, I know)
katreal From: katreal Date: September 29th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggles madly* I read this. Then went back. Read the earlier two fics. Came back. Then read it again. *cackles* Oh my. Thank you for posting this.

...while I would very much like the next chapter, I do know that life is utterly annoying. So take your time ^^.
cejotting From: cejotting Date: September 29th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh... so wonderful and so little...

Waiting for continuation and wishing you good luck with the work and the family )))
frost2light From: frost2light Date: October 5th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooohhhh!!!!! *throws you another Zack cookie* I love this..

Poor Rufus, absolutely adoring Sephiroth! I'm rambling...see what your fics does to me. :)
8 hisses or Hiss in my ear....