[fanfic] Cake Disaster

I’ve got everything I need to make this cake, including directions. I did everything properly and my stupid cake is still burnt! The ruined cake pan and its contents are chilling out in the sink, the smoke is still clearing from the kitchen when the door opens.

“What the hell happened in here?!”

I turned around to see Zell standing there and I smile sheepishly. “Uh… well… y’see, I was trying to bake a cake and uh…”

“A cake? Weren’t you banned from the kitchen Selphie?”

“Maybe?”

He sighed. “Didja even think to change the temperature on the oven, Selph?”

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Prompt was “baked goods” courtesy of ffviii_100 over at dreamwidth.

[fanfic] Little Bodies

Long time no post!  NaNoWriMo burnt me right out so I ended up taking a bit of a posting break.  But Scattered Thoughts is back!


In the beginning, there was one. An unruly little boy who didn’t care what anybody thought. If he wanted to do something, then he did it regardless of what anyone thought. There was one particular day in the middle of June. It was a hot summer day and his guardian was having a party and didn’t have time to play with him. The boy — whose name was Seifer Almasy — decided to take it upon himself to wandering through the party in his birthday day much to the disdain of his guardian. He was sent back to the Orphanage by the end of the week.

Then there was two. In came little Zell Dincht who had just lost his parents in the war. He was a crybaby and clung to Matron with a constant dribble of drool coming out of his mouth. He chewed on everything he could get his hands on. There was one time in the early onsets of winter around Seifer’s birthday where he’d gotten an action figure he’d wanted for ages and what did Zell do? He chewed the figure’s head off and as thanks for Seifer losing his temper and smacking the little boy for what he’d done, the figure was never replaced.
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[fanfic] Paying our Respects

Written for the prompt Remember from dailyprompt over at Dreamwidth!

It was a day to remember.

The war had ended some six months ago.  Everyone had mostly recovered from their injuries.  Those who hadn’t fully recovered were there with their fellow SeeD in spirit.  Uniforms were freshly pressed and worn with pride.  Boots were polished to a pristine state.  Those that had survived the second Sorceress War stood at attention in the Quad waiting for the six who had done the impossible.  Those who could not stand were given chairs as the sun shone on the gathered group.

There was nervous chatter amongst those who had gathered.  There was always a reason for a gathering of this many SeeD but none of them had been informed of the details.  A debriefing?  A new mission perhaps?  Another war had started out somewhere on the planet and they were needed to go and put an end to it?  There were numerous theories running through the air when the doors to the Quad opened for a second time that morning.  Those in attendance looked over to see the six.

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[fanfic] Moving On

The house that runs out of sugar is never a pretty thing. It is sadly a horrible thing to have happen on a rainy day when all there is to do is to bake cookies. It was a lovely way to pass the time as it filled the house with the smell of melting chocolate. The children gathered at the scrubbed butcher block they used as a table. Glasses of milk were sitting in anticipation of the warm cookies about to eaten alongside their coolness.

“Are they done yet Matron?” a little brunette girl asked. Her hair was styled in an odd fashion but the girl refused to change it.

That little girl was a younger version of Selphie Tilmitt who truly loved the chocolate chip cookies that were baked especially on rainy days. It brought a sparkle to her eyes that were usually dimmed on sour days such as these.
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[fanfic] Tears in Heaven

Title: Tears in Heaven
Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
Prompt: Birth Parents

“Tell me about your parents!”

“I don’t remember them…”

“Whaddya mean ya don’t remember ‘em?”

“I don’t remember them, okay?!”

“Hey hey guys, don’t make the new kid cry.  I hear she watched ‘em die.”

“I…”

“You…?”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about!”

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[fanfic] Fate

Title: Fate
Fandoms: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII (first crossover!)
Characters: Yuffie Kisaragi, Selphie Tilmitt, Zell Dincht, Squall Leonhart

Destiny.  That’s what two little troublemakers from two completely different worlds would call it later on.  The worlds had been connected through some mysterious force and Balamb Garden had wound up just off the shores of Wutai.  Selphie Tilmitt, part of the Garden Welcome Wagon as she’d dubbed it was one of the first SeeD’s to set foot into the Ninja Village.  The Pagoda looming in the background had Selphie’s eyes wide with wonder to the point that she didn’t notice the giant shuriken flying in her direction until the very last moment as she thrust her nunchaku out and deflected the deadly sounding blow into a nearby pine tree.

The perky brunette’s hands went right to her hips and she cast an annoyed glance at the young woman blocking their only way into town.  Zell and Squall were shifting into battle positions as Selphie glanced at the trees around them and heard the odd twig snapping on the ground as she joined her friends in getting ready for a fight.  It probably wasn’t the best idea of their little squad to let Selphie take point as it usually led to all kinds of trouble.
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[fanfic] Sold Out

I’m warning you all right now! Your chances of guttering here are extremely high.  I couldn’t help myself.  This was written forFFVIII_100 and I just couldn’t help myself!  What can I say?  Sometimes you’ve just gotta mock the characters that you love.  Besides, who doesn’t love a good cock blocking in FF8 anyway?

Also, the prompt was Gluttony.  They’re having a seven deadly sins theme at the moment.

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