Another addition but this time it's FFVII with my own original character
“I intend to live forever... so far so good."
“I intend to live forever... so far so good."
<center><b>“I intend to live forever... so far so good."</b></center>
The sound of clashing swords could be heard from the training room along with commands from a man. If you weren't new around here you would know that Angeal was training 2nd class SOLDIER October Valentine. She was the only female SOLDIER at the moment but she was tough. She had learned a lot form her brother who went missing after an assignment. She joined SOLDIER so she could become a better fighter and find him. With the help of Angeal she was learning quickly.
"Angeal!" A voice called from the doorway.
He looked over and saw Lazard slowly walking over. "That's enough for for today." Angeal dismissed October putting his sword away. She did the same and brushed her bang behind her ear.
"What is it Lazard?"
"I have some news for you."
"What is it?"
"Well we are getting more recruits today and you've been assigned another."
"Why? Is there no one else?"
"Well they saw how quickly you progressed with October and thought you'd be the best for the job. From what I've heard he has a lot of potential, like October when she first arrived."
"When will he arrive?"
"In a few minutes. I will bring him to you. Will you be in here?"
"Yeah, just bring him here."
Lazard nodded and walked out of the room and back down the hall. Angeal sighed and began cleaning up. October strapped her sword on her back and began helping Angeal. As they were cleaning everything up the door opened again. Angeal and October looked up at the door to see Lazard standing there again but this time someone was standing behind him.
"This is Zack Fair," Lazard said and pulled the man in front of him.
"Hi." He waved awkwardly.
"Well I'll leave you three alone," Lazard said then left, shutting the door behind him.
Zack stood there awkwardly, not noticing that both Angeal and October were looking him over. His black hair was spiked up besides two pieces of his bangs hanging in his face. He was tall and skinny but was also built. October thought he looked somewhat like a younger version of Angeal. If she hadn't known better she would have said they were related. She walked over to him and stuck out her hand.
"Hey I'm October Valentine. It's nice to meet you," she told him with a smile as he shook her hand. "Over there is Angeal. He may look scary but when he's not being serious she's a big teddy bear."
"October," Angeal warned.
"Well you are! You're one of my best friends here besides Genesis and Sephy."
"If he heard you call him that he'd kill you."
"No he wouldn't He loves me. Besides I would have Genesis and you to protect me and don't say you wouldn't because you would. That or I can always have Zack here protect me from the big bad Sephy." Zack froze. He knew that she was talking about Sephiroth and to be honest he was scared of that General. He thought October had to have been crazy if she thought he could protect her from Sephiroth. He would be killed in less than a minute. Sure he could try but that wouldn't be enough.
He finally looked up at the girl and finally took in her appearance. She had long black hair that was tied back in a ponytail but would normally reach mid-back. Her eyes were a shade of red that stood out from her pale skin. Her frame was similar to his, slim but also muscular, but not nearly as built. Zack though her smile could light up a room. She seemed like the type that you were always happy around.
"October you know he'd be slaughtered if he did that," Angeal reasoned, "You'd be better off protecting yourself."
"But Angeal look at him... he's too cute to kill. Sort of like a puppy," October smiled while Angeal shook his head.
"Tell that to Sephiroth."
"I think I will! I haven't seen Sephy in forever."
"You saw him yesterday and while you're ate it why don't you show Zack around?"
"You're not coming?" October asked.
"I need to talk to Genesis first."
"Bring him with you when you find him. Well come on Puppy!" October said grabbing Zack's hand and pulling him out the door.
She pulled the man through the hallways, pointing out things as they went. She stopped when she reached the room she was looking for. She smiled when she saw the familiar long silver haired man playing pool. She pulled Zack over and smiled when he looked up at her. He raised his eyebrow at her questioningly.
"Hey Sephy! I know you'd be here. I wanted you to meet Puppy," October said pointing to Zack.
"Puppy?" Sephiroth asked.
"He's cute like a puppy so it's his new nickname."
"Okay, so what's your real name?"
"Zack.... Zack Fair."
"So you're the new recruit I've heard about. Maybe you can help Angeal calm this one," Sephiroth said motioning to October.
"You know you love me."
"That would be Genesis."
"What about me?" a redheaded man in a scarlet coat asked walking into the room with Angeal behind him.
"That you love October," Sephiroth stated.
"Of course I do," he said wrapping his arms around her from behind.
"Get a room," Angeal said chuckling.
"We're in a room, you just happen to be in it," October commented.
"I don't think he meant his one," Zack informed her between laughing. Genesis finally noticed him standing there.
"Who's your friend?" Genesis said scanning the man.
"Oh this is Puppy," October said happily. Genesis giggled knowing that it was the kid's new nickname.
"How cute. I can see why though," Genesis said looking over Zack again. He whispered to October, "You sure know hot to pick them. I'm jealous.... you always get the cute ones."
"Cheer up, he's the new recruit Angeal gets to train," She whispered back making Genesis's face light up.
"You're Zack?" He nodded. "Then you're my neighbor!"
Angeal and Sephiroth felt sorry for Zack, knowing Genesis and the way he had been looking at the young man. October smiled looking at Zack. She didn't blame Genesis for taking a liking to Zack. He was gorgeous and from what she read about him before he got there he was a great guy. She felt a bit of jealousy that he'd be so close to Genesis. She couldn't help but being to take a liking to him.
"So Sephy... why were you here by yourself?"
"I was with Genesis until he got mad that he couldn't beat me at billiards."
"Ha told you!" October shouted at Angeal.
"What are you screaming about?" Genesis asked.
"Angeal said that Sephy would kill me if he heard me call him Sephy and I told him he wouldn't because he loves me," She explained causing Genesis to giggle again.
"Whatever helps you sleep at night," Sephiroth muttered.
"Oh that reminds me, Genesis do you still have my pants from Tuesday?" October asked.
Zack's eyes widened and quickly went back to normal without anyone noticing. He didn't know what to think of her statement. Why did Genesis have her pants in the first place. Did she change in his room? Are they lovers? He wasn't sure that he wanted to know.
"Yeah they're on the dresser. You can go get them if you want."
"Is your door unlocked?"
October nodded and Genesis let go of her. She smiled grabbing Zack's hand again and pulling him out of the room. She let go as they walked down a hallway and reached an elevator. As they got in and the doors closed Zack turned to look at the girl in front of him.
"Hey October can I ask you something?"
"Sure, what is it Puppy?"
"Uh... I was wondering... are you and Genesis.... together?" He asked and October burst out laughing.
"What gave you that idea?" She said in between small laughs.
"You just made it seem like it. Was there ever anything between you?"
"Heavens no. Zack we're just really good friends. Besides he's gay." Zack's eyes widened and his jaw slightly dropped. October had to suppress another laugh at seeing his face. She thought it was kind of cute.
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah... I'm fine."
"If you're worried about him like randomly raping you or something don't be, he's not like that. Besides he'll only look," October smiled warmly as the elevator door opened.
"How do you know for sure?"
"I just do, besides I'll protect you from him if needed."
They walked in silence the rest of the way. Zack couldn't help but steal quick glances at the black haired girl. He couldn't help but think that she looked familiar. He wasn't sure what it was, her long dark hair, her smile, or her piercing red eyes. October Valentine. The name even sounded familiar. What was it that he heard or seen that seemed familiar about the girl beside him.
"Have I seen you before?"
"No, I don't believe so. I think I'd remember you. Why?"
"You just seem oddly familiar. Do you have any siblings?"
Zack asked causing October to freeze. She looked at him with fear and worry on her face.
"There's not the place to talk about this."
October then grabbed his hand again and pulled him quickly down the hallway. She stopped, pulling a door open, pulling Zack inside with her and closing the door. She let go of him and turned around. Zack couldn't read the emotion on her face. He wasn't sure what to think about her action but was now worried about the normally energetic girl.
"Are you okay? Did I say something wrong?"
"Why don't you explain it to me?"
"Well it's just that you made me think of my brother."
"So you do have a sibling. Where is he? Maybe I've seen him."
"I have no idea where he is. He went missing a few years ago."
"So that's why you freaked when I said those thing and asked that question."
"Yeah, we were real close and I've hoped someone has seen him. He's the reason I joined SOLDIER in the first place."
"Well tell me about him, maybe I've seen him."
"Last time I saw him he had shaggy black hair, eyes like mine, tall and built, he'd be wearing a suit and had a deep voice."
Zack was silent as he took all this information in. He tried to peace together all the information that the girl had given him. His face lit up when he remembered where he had heard about her brother.
"You're brother was Vincent Valentine?" Zack asked causing October's face to light up also.
"You know him?"
"Well I don't exactly know him. There was this man who had asked if I had seen him after showing me a picture. I also heard people bring up a few times."
"What was this man's name?"
"Let me think. Howard... no... Horace... nope... Hojo?"
"HOJO! You've got to be joking! Why would he want my brother? That crazy mother fu-"
"October calm down. Who is he?"
"A crazy bastard who has crazy experiments," October paused and her eyes widened. "Oh my God! No... it can't be."
October's legs gave out on her and she would have fell to the floor if Zack hadn't caught her. Tears were close to pouring from her eyes. She was shaking, trying to hold in her sobs. Zack looked down at the girl and could see sadness and anger on her face. Zack didn't know much about this Hojo guy or his experiments but he knew it wasn't good.
"If I ever see that man... I'll kill him!" October said as loudly as her voice let her and with so much venom. What she didn't know was that he was closer than she thought.
It had been six and a half months since Zack had arrived to become a part of SOLDIER. He had been waiting to be first class ever since October achieved that the second month he was there. HE had quickly gained a reputation of being a skilled fighter, along with being the kind funny guy who hung out with October. They had become close over the months and were practically inseparable. They had become that thing in each other's lives that they couldn't live without.
"Hey you've got a letter," Angeal said holding an envelope in his hand with a smile.
"What for?" Zack asked curiously.
"Are they finally kicking you out for the training room incident?" October questioned.
"That was an accident and I don't know I haven't opened it yet."
October peered over his shoulder as he slowly opened the envelope. Zack unfolded the paper inside and began to read the content. His eyes widened and a huge smile appeared on his face. October squealed and tightly hugged the man in front of her after he turned around to face her.
"October. Can't. Breathe," Zack softly muttered.
October let go of him and smiled and elbowed him in the side softly.
"Hey! It took you the same amount of time for you!"
"Yeah, well I'm cooler."
"Will you both just shut up. I swear you act like you're married sometimes," Genesis said looking him from his book.
October smiled while Zack blushed slightly. Genesis chuckled when he noticed Zack's embarrassment while October was oblivious. He knew his best friend had a thing for the now first class SOLDIER and thought it was cute that Zack was the one blushing at his comment. Being the amazing best friend he was he began scheming.
"Well I've got something I've got to do. See you later," Genesis said and walked out of the room with a smile.
"I think he's trying to be an evil master mind," October declared.
"That's never good," Angeal stated.
Angeal was correct in his statement. Genesis had went to Lazard to get him to pair Zack and October up on the next mission. It took a little convincing but Lazard soon agreed. The only problem was that it was to eliminate or capture a dangerous criminal.
They had been on the mission for a few days now and had been nearly killed several times. October would have been highly irritated if she would've been with anyone else. She realized Zack was a big goof-ball and always looked at the bright side of everything. He knew exactly how to cheer her up and bring a smile to her face. He even calmed her down when they found out the guy they were after worked with Hojo. She almost got herself killed when she heard both of them experimented on her brother. Zack of course saved her butt once again.
"We'll get him don't worry," Zack told her as he helped wrap up her wounds.
"Yeah if we don't get killed first."
"October you need to stop thinking so negatively. Besides I intend to live forever... and so far so good. I'll do whatever it takes to keep it that way," Zack told her.
"I'm glad to hear you're willing to but I'm not."
"To bad, I'm not going to let you die."
"Why is that?"
"For one you're my friend and...." Zack began then quietly mumbled something to himself.
"What was that? I didn't quite catch that?"
"I... uh... like you."
"I like you too."
"That's not what I mean." October looked at him and her eyes brightened.
"Aw Puppy. Are you saying you have feelings for me?" She questioned and he nodded with a light blush on his cheeks. "That's so sweet."
October leaned toward him and embraced him in a hug. She smiled and inhaled his scent that could only be described as Zack. She felt him relax and hug her back, causing her smile to grow wider. She leaned up to where her lips were almost touching his ear.
"I like you too Puppy."
She pulled away from him and placed a small kiss on his cheek. He blushed again and looked at his feet. October giggled and couldn't help to think how cute he looked.
"How 'bout you take me out to dinner after we finish this mission?" Zack looked up at her and smiled.
"Sure I'll do that, if you're still wanting to go."
They sat there in a comfortable silence, enjoying each others company. October looked up and her eyes widened. She almost looked like a deer caught in headlights. There were so many thoughts racing through her mind and so many things she wanted to say. Zack turned around to see what the girl was looking at. Out of habit he grabbed his buster sword, holding it out in a fighting stance.
"Zack," October whispered causing him to look back at her. He looked back at the intruder and almost dropped the sword.
"Vincent?" October asked unsure, like her eyes were deceiving her. The 'intruder' nodded.
October ran over and wrapped her arms around him. Tears began to run down her face as she hugged her brother. He tried to comfort her, but it didn't seem to work. Zack couldn't believe Vincent was standing there. He realized how much the siblings looked like each other. He had the same red eyes as October and long black hair that was a little messy. He also wore a red headband to try and keep the hair from his face but wasn't exactly working. He wore a red cloak over what seemed like black leather. He also was wearing a golden claw on his arm that matched his golden boots.
"I missed you. I tried... to find you. So worried," October muttered between sniffles. She looked up at her brother and saw he didn't change much besides his clothing and growing his hair. A smile tugged at her lips and she let go of her brother and backed up a little.
"I missed you too," Vincent said in a deep voice that would have given October goose-bumps if he wasn't her brother.
"Oh this is Zack but I like to call him Puppy."
"Puppy?" he asked like everyone did.
"He's cute like a puppy and he's my puppy."
Vincent nodded catching what she meant. The two siblings sat there and got caught up with what they missed in each others lives. Zack informed him on all the details of their mission and he agreed to help. With a few minor injuries they brought back their target. Vincent decided to stay with his sister and was asked to help train recruits. Genesis couldn't wipe the smile off his face when he heard the news.
"What are you so happy about?" October asked from her spot on Zack's lap.
"Oh nothing," he smiled.
He wasn't planning on telling them it was his doing that get them almost killed, together, and reunited with family. Which reminded him of the gorgeous man in red he was pursuing.
"Have you seen Vincent by any chance?"
"He's down in the training room," October told him.
"Okay, well I'll see you later," Genesis said and walked out of the room.
"Is he still after your brother?" Zack asked.
"It seems that way. I think it'd be cute but I don't know if Vincent has any interest in him."
"I guess we'll just find out." Zack paused then smiled. "By the way what are you doing tonight?"
"I still owe you dinner."
"I completely forgot about that."
"Ouch... that hurts." Zack said and pouted causing October to giggle.
"You just looked like a kicked puppy."
"Yeah but I'm you're puppy."
"Yes you are. Now I'm going to go get ready for tonight. Pick me up at seven," October said standing up. She placed a small kiss on Zack's cheek and walked away up to her room with a huge smile on her face.