COTW_Cloud-Strife Chapter 6CHAPTER 6
The First Meeting.
Sephiroth stood on the outskirts of Midgar, staring out at the ocean. The war was coming to an end, the Wutai had all but surrendered and were now camped up inside their own city limits. He had delegated the tasks to his subordinates to return here. It wasnt exactly against orders, but he needed to be in Midgar right now, those boys needed supervision, he was sure they would make it to the SOLDIER program, any of the main high three ranks to be sure. Leaving them in the care of Shinra wasnt a good idea, he didnt think that they would end up in any necessary condition if they kept hold of them.
Hed heard him approach not too long ago but a pair of boots announced the arrival of a friend.
He turned to Angeal and smiled. Good to see you.
Angeal nodded and smiled himself. Back from the war again whats that, fourth time in a month?
I am interested. Sephiroth muttered. I
COTW_Cloud-Strife Chapter 5CHAPTER 5
The Third Test.
Three weeks it had taken Cloud to break through his rage and every night hed heard the voice telling him to release his past. While thinking on it, it usually meant remembering the bullying he had been victim to, which got him angry and added to his rage.
He sighed as he sat alone one day while the barracks were empty, he began to rifle through his personal possessions to find the pants hed had on when he got here. In the back pocket was a small charm-possibly off a bracelet. Then it hit him, hed already gotten one of them, it was one of the charms that Tifa had worn on her wrist when shed-.
Cloud shook the memory away and reached into his duffel bag. Inside was another-obviously more tarnished. He held the two in his hands, a carving of a Chocobo and a small charm of the symbol of the Nibel Mountains.
Why had she given it him?
Cloud looked up to see a man in a Shinra-issue mail suit walking throu
COTW_Cloud-Strife Chapter 4CHAPTER 4
Cloud landed low on the floor, his wooden practice sword held in defence against the attack that was going to come, since the incident with Jeaezelle and Zacks disappearance Cloud had redoubled his training and in doing so, gotten several of the others in the Barracks to join him, hed made friends with them easily while they worked on their techniques together. He was currently fightin against a guy called Jerickson, he was a good guy, hed come from Corel and wanted to gain the same respect of his town that Cloud wanted.
Deflecting the wooden practice sword Jerickson had, he pushed him back then sent a shoulder charge to his gut. But-as they had been taught-he fought off Clouds wooden point to his neck and started back at him.
SOLDIER training had been the toughest experience Cloud had ever had and it was getting tougher, they had daily training regimes and physicality tests to perform, more than once Cloud had pulled th
COTW_Cloud-Strife Chapter 3CHAPTER 3
History is Written by
Cloud pulled uncomfortably at the new uniform he was wearing, as soon as the proceedings had been finished Colonel Roberts had stormed into the gymnasium and demanded to know why they had dared to alter the uniforms they had been given. Suffice to say that Zacks explanation of individuality didnt sit well with him, they had both been forced to strip down to their underwear-luckily both of them had their own none Shinra issue-and brought before the entire squadron of cadets to have their individual clothes burnt. They had then been taken to the head of the whole of the Cadets training regime-a Colonel called Vang- and he had explained that they would be getting their new uniforms on credit, that their first pay checks would go straight to Shinra and pay for their training uniforms.
The whole ordeal had been a mess, he and Zack had been taken-purposely, by Clouds thoughts-through two training regimes of the fe
COTW_Cloud-Strife Chapter 2CHAPTER 2
Throwing his bag to the dirt brown ground of the Eastern Continent, Cloud hopped over the side of the truck, it had taken days to get to Midgar from Nibelheim, mostly because of thein-progress state of the roads, with the time constraints of travelling from one side of the world to the other Shinra had set up several drop off points and pick-up points for any civilian travel. The bus from the Northern Area of the Western Continent would pass through the Red clay area of the Cosmo Region and stop at a small town called Gongaga, there either another bus would take you to Costa Del Sol, where yet another bus would take you to Junon and a either another bus or military transport from there to Midgar, or simply a slower ride on a small Truck, which would be double the time taken but two thirds the cost.
Considering how his back was aching, Cloud thought that maybe having a little less money would have paid off in sitting more comfortably and hav