Those Chosen By The Planet
[03.23.00] » by Kathryn
The date of the Project came.
And it was the shit storm of all time.
Fox Mulder, Dana Scully and Audrea Morgan raced down the deserted, rubble-laden street,
fully conscious of the alien hybrids behind them. They turned into an alleyway and ducked
behind a chunk of building.
"Now what?" Scully panted. "Theyre right behind us!"
"Why are they chasing us?" Morgan asked.
"We know too much. We knew this was coming and they know that. We also have
defeated these creatures before, in Antarctica. We know their weaknesses." Mulder
explained. "How much ammo do you have left?"
"Not much." Morgan looked around. Damn. Wish Id know that before I
joined the X-Files. They were across the street from what had once been a gun store.
Morgan peered inside. "But not for long," she said, grabbing a two-by-four and
smashing the glass.
Scully gasped. "You cant do that! In case youve forgotten, youre
still a Federal Official. Thats considered looting!"
Morgan rolled her eyes. "So arrest me later." She climbed through the broken
Scully looked at her partner. "You aren't going to let her."
Scully, this is probably our only chance to get out of here alive. Shes right,
were going to need more than our FBI Issue 9mm to get out of this city." He
followed Morgan into the store. Scully crawled in reluctantly.
Morgan had already grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun and was evaluating rifles. Scully picked
up a .22, remembering when her brother had taken her shooting as a child. Mulder found a
backpack and gathered ammo for their weapons, as well as a heavier caliber SIG pistol.
Suddenly, a crash though the remaining glass made the agents turn around. The hybrids,
not fooled by their prey, had finally caught up with them. Morgan grabbed a large knife
off the counter and lunged at them yelling "Get the hell out of here!" Mulder
grabbed a protesting Scully and dragged her toward the back of the store. Morgans
scream was the last thing they heard as they burst through the back door.
Mulder plunged blindly down the alley, Scully trailing behind him, burdened by the
rifle. They could hear the footsteps of the hybrids closing. As they ran the ground began
to rumble, like the first beginning of an earthquake.
The ground erupted. Scully and Mulder were thrown in opposite directions, as the world
seemed to come unglued. Even the alien hybrids had trouble keeping their footing as the
ground heaved and buckled. Scully felt herself being grabbed from behind. "Thanks
Mulder." She rolled over, to see the bland face on the hybrid thug holding some sort
of hypodermic. The hybrid thug gripped her tighter and injected her with whatever was in
the hypodermic. As Scullys head lolled to the side, she saw Mulder and Morgan in the
same predicament. The Earths roar grew louder, to a crescendo, and finally,
<Many Years Later>
Dana walked down the stark corridor of the Shinra research facility, headed to her
cubicle. If she hurried, she could catch the early train back to Sector 3.
Once inside her small space, she gathered the papers and files she would need tonight.
There were always reports to write. Her eyes fell on a picture on her desk. Dana and
Lucrecia, one of her co-workers, on a rare day outside Midgar. Scully sighed. Lucrecia had
always been the bright, cheerful member of their workgroup. Scully thought back
"Dana youll never believe it!"
"Im going to have a baby!"
"Lu thats wonderful! Whos
"The lucky dad? You promise not to tell anyone?"
"Wow. Itll be smart for sure!"
As her pregnancy progressed, though, Lucrecia had become more and more withdrawn, not
wanting to talk to anyone, even Dana. Dana suspected that Lucrecia had done something to
the child, especially after She was transferred to the Nibelheim research facility. Her
e-mails had become shorter and shorter, finally not coming at all.
After her son was born, Dana had heard that Lucrecia had died in childbirth, and Hojo
had the baby, Sephiroth here in the Shinra building.
Dana sighed, returning to the present. Sephiroth was now a promising young officer in
the Shinra army, in charge of the upcoming assault on Wutai, Midgars competing city.
She liked to think Lucrecia would have been proud of her son, but something didnt
sit right with Dana still about the whole business.
Her reverie was interrupted by footsteps outside the cubicle. Dana looked up to see
Professor Gast, the head of the facility. "Dana
would you mind working a little
late tonight? Ive been given another specimen to take a look at."
Dana sighed. So much for the early train. "Of course." She ran a hand through
bright red hair.
"Excellent. This shouldnt take long I promise." The two scientists rode
up the elevator to the research room in silence. Once there, Dana took her place at the
control panel while Professor Gast touched the intercom control. "Send it up."
He turned to Dana. "This was just sent to us from an anonymous source and
I dont know much about it. It looks human but
"He trailed off as the
specimen became visible in the glass cage. A young girl, about 11 or 12, with wide brown
eyes and brown pigtails. She was dressed strangely.
Dana looked at the girl. Suddenly she was overcome by an incredible sense of déjà vu.
She had seen this child somewhere before. She was still thinking about it as she turned
the dials to adjust the mako spray into the chamber, and took recordings for Gast.
The man crept silently through the reactor. Shinra HQ had reports of vagrants hiding in
the reactor. His hand curled around the grip of his pistol. "Sanction with extreme
prejudice" orders had read. He smiled to himself. Turks were always professional, but
this was too much. Hed have to find a way to make this one fun.
He crept through the reactor, listening. He heard voices.
"I remember when
"It was like this
Old men, sharing memories. He looked around the corner to see the ancient men huddled
around a mako pipe for warmth. "And everyone had a say in running the world. None of
this corporate bullshit."
He raised the gun to fire.
Then, the voices came. It was the sound of the worst kind of agony, the sound of life
being ripped away. He heard it more often now, whenever he was near one of these reactors.
He sank to the ground, holstering his pistol. His knees snapped and the two men looked
around, startled. The men gathered their things and fled the reactor.
The man in blue reached into his suit coat pocket and withdrew a bottle of pills. He
took two and after a few minutes the sound started to fade. His PHS rang.
"You done yet?"
The man looked around. The vagrants had fled the reactor upon hearing him. Not exactly
a perfect job, but the reactor was secure. "Yes sir."
"Good. Get your butt back to HQ. Youre being sent to Wutai. Weve had a
request for some scientists and we need you and Tseng to go along as backup." He
registered the voice as that of Colonial Heidigger, the man in charge of the Turks.
"The airship leaves at dawn. Be ready Fox. Or else." Heidigger closed the
Great, Just great.
She looked up at the approaching airship, glowing eyes squinting against the noonday
sun and muttered. "Great job, Assholes. Lets just LET Godo know where we are.
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Sephiroth looked her over. "Sir!" She said, snapping off a salute.
He regarded her. "Relax Commander Morgan. We have much to discuss."
My God, hes gorgeous.
Insider Audreas makeshift office, she sat behind an equally makeshift desk
cluttered with maps and other papers. Sephiroth occupied the other chair in the room, and
the scientist and the suits stood around nervously.
"Commander." Sephiroth began. "You said that you had something important
to show us?"
"Yes, Sir." She reached down and unlocked a safe hidden beneath her desk. She
pulled out a red orb and set it on the desk. "Its some kind of Materia I think.
But it seems to be inert. You cant feel anything when you pick it up. Not like other
Sephiroth nodded. "Interesting. Dr. Scully?"
The scientist picked up the orb. "Ill have to analyze it. We have limited
facilities aboard the airship but they may work."
"We have a medical lab here, just no one qualified to do this kind of research. I
can have someone show you to the lab. Ask my clerk, hell show you." Audrea said
"All right." Dana picked up the orb, and left, flanked by her two Turk
bodyguards. Audrea looked at Sephiroth.
"Dont like scientists?"
"Frankly sir, not much."
Sephiroth looked her over. "They are not like us, true, but always remember,
commander, it was science that made us what we are."
"Sir, I assume youre here for more than looking at rocks." Audrea
quickly changed the subject.
"Yes. We dont have time to continue this petty conflict with this backward
place. Shinra wants this resolved. Now."
"I agree. Do you have a plan, Sir?"
"Yes. We have, as you saw, two Turks at our disposal."
"Suits? What in hell for?" Audrea hated Turks. Slimy sneaky bastards.
"My plan is this," Sephiroth continued, ignoring her outburst. He himself was
non-too fond of the Turks either. "We are going to offer to negotiate with Kisiragi
once more. While we are doing this, the Turks will go in and assess Wutai's forces. We
will then call for enough troops and crush Godo and his pathetic town."
"All right, sir."
Sephiroth reclined in his chair. "You, as the commander of this battalion, have
the most contact with Wutai. Therefor you will tell me what you know, and I will dispatch
a messenger to Wutai to convey our
to Lord Kisaragi."
"Agreed." She reached for a map and began to diagram statistics.
Inside the dingy lab, Dana looked at the orb in her hands. The two men flanking her had
made her uncomfortable, and she had been glad when they had decided to stay outside.
She shuddered. Sephiroth made her very distinctly uncomfortable. He didnt seem
like Lucreicias son at all.
And Commander Morgan. There was something so familiar about her, as there was about one
of the men that followed her. The one with short dark hair, Fox. Dana felt like she should
have known them from somewhere. As if theyd been friends somewhere before.
She turned on the light and began to analyze the Materia orb, hoping she could figure
it out here. Sephiroth had seemed very interested in the orb, and Dana was not sure how
happy hed be, if it needed to go back to Midgar.
Outside lab, the two Turks waited. "So we here just to play guard duty to a
scientist and a rock?" Fox asked pulling at his tie.
His buddy Tseng sighed. "Dont know. I think the great Sephiroth has
something in store for us. Hope so."
"Great." Fox twitched slightly. He felt he beginnings of another one of his
spells. The voices, cacophonous, screaming, filled his head and he reached for the
"Whats that?" Tseng asked.
"I gotta headache. Must be from the flying." He took two of the pills and
sighed as they took effect.
"You okay buddy? You look like the walking dead."
"Yeah Tseng. Im fine.
Tseng shrugged and looked away from his buddy. Poor guy.
* * *
She was in a gray fog. All around her she could hear that voice, tantalizingly
youre the only one I trust.
Who are you?
and believe. You have to believe. Scully.
Why are you calling me by my last name?
Im a friend. Please
remember. You cant quit. I need you on this one,
* * *
She awoke with a start. That voice again. It had pervaded her dreams ever since that
last experiment with Professor Gast. She looked over at the machine. The small screen was
starting to spit out data. Scully keyed the machine to dump it to hard copy and went
outside for a breath of air.
The next morning, Audrea arose at dawn, as she always did. She picked up her katana,
her favored weapon, and went outside to stretch and run through some exercises before she
accompanied Sephiroth to Wutai proper. She sat on the ground, stretching, feeling the
kinks work out of her back. This sleeping in the field shit did no one any good.
Audrea stood, picking up the sword she used, her Katana, much lighter and faster than
the standard SOLDIER blade. She began a kata, silver and colored orbs glinting in the
Sephiroth noticed something out of the corner of his eye. He turned, and looked on as
Audrea went through her morning exercises. She was good, very good. He recalled what he
had read in her personnel file. The first female SOLDIER First Class, she had created
quite a stir when Hojo chose her to undergo Mako therapy. Audrea was the first female to
survive. And Sephiroth could see why. He could also see why she had risen in ranks to the
commander of this battalion. Quite a feat. Almost as good as rising to General in a short
Beyond that, everything about her was classified. Just like his file.
Audrea finished the exercise, and noticed her audience of one. She started. "Sir.
"Hmm. Very interesting. Perhaps youll show me that exercise some time."
"Well, no time like the present."
"Ahh. Very good. I like an officer who manages time well." He pulled out
Masamune, the six-foot blade shining in the morning sun. "Im ready."
" Usually it took quite a while to teach someone one of
theses katas, but oh well. When Sephiroth asks you something you dont say no. Who
could say no to you? Audrea cut that thought off, and began.
Sephiroth having watched her closely before and found it easy to follow her. When they
were done, he looked into her eyes.
very good Sir." Audrea looked up and realized she was
staring into Sephiroths eyes. "If youll excuse me, sir."
"Of course. It was a privilege."
"Likewise," Audrea escaped into her quarters. Once inside, she looked in the
mirror at her reflection. Damn. You like him. Admit it. Hes gorgeous, perfect, a
Audrea shook her head and brushed her hair violently, angry at her own reaction. No,
she shouldnt be feeling this way. Not about her superior. Falling for him would do
her career no good. Audrea glared at her own reflection.
Audrea realized that her hair was starting to fluff out from the static, and quickly
braided it. Pushing her thoughts out of her head, she finished dressing and went to
accompany Sephiroth to Wutai.
Dana rifled through the assorted papers shed assembled, a report on the rock. She
sipped from a cup of bad coffee from the Airship, he third this morning. All night her
sleep was pervaded by that same voice, speaking of remembering and of trust. After 8 hours
of tossing, turning and almost sleeping she was still tired, and found it hard to
concentrate on the data in front of her.
She sat up when she reached the first set of number. She checked the rest of the data
in the series carefully. Apparently this was some sort of very powerful Materia, and there
should have been no reason why anyone couldn't use it. In fact, she could feel it warm and
watch it glow in her hand.
Dana looked up from her papers to see her two Turk bodyguards enter. Fox looked at her.
"Weve been asked to go do a little scouting. Will you be okay here?"
"Ill be fine," Dana replied. Suddenly she stopped reading and looked at
him. His voice
It was the one from her dream. She stared at him intently. There was
something very familiar about him.
"Are you sure?" He asked. Damn why was she staring at him like that? But then
again, there was something familiar about this scientist. As if it was all right for her
to be staring at him.
"Fine. Ill be Fine." The Turks left for Wutai.
Pushing the Materia data aside, Dana reached for her portable computer. She needed a
link to the HQ mainframe, and unfortunately there was only one place out there to get
that. She headed for the Airship. Once there, she entered the bridge and spoke to the
"Can you get me a datalink to HQ? I need to
"Sure thing. You can plug in down in the operations room."
Once in the operations room, Dana looked at the small screen.
] Search Database: Personnel
Enter search name:
The file came up
Scully, Dana Katherine
Assigned: Shinra Research
Other details: Classified. Alpha level clearance required.
What? Why would her file need Alpha level clearance. As far as she knew,
Sephiroths file was the only one under that classification. Everyone at Shinra knew
that. But why her too?
Professor Gast and Professor Hojo were the only ones that had Alpha Clearance. What was
going on here?
] New search
]Morgan, Commander Audrea
Morgan, Audrea Rochelle, Commander, SOLDIER First Class
Assigned: Shinra Military. Wutai.
Other details: Classified. Alpha level clearance required.
Shinra Personnel file: Fox Mulder
]Display Personnel file: Fox Mulder
Mulder, Fox William
Assigned: Turk Division, Shinra Defense Department
Other details: Classified. Alpha level clearance required.
Dana looked at the words on the screen as the realization sunk in. Why dont I
have access to my own life? Why is my past classified. I can remember it. Going to school
in Midgar. Wanting to help Shinra make the world a better place.
Dana knew some of the passcodes for Alpha, from working with Gast. If she used them,
and someone didnt like what she found, she could easily be traced. She weighed the
risks. Then, Dana remembered the voice in her dreams.
remember the truth
She typed in the first passcode.
Dana typed in the code and waited.
]Display file: Scully, Dana Katherine
. File found
Dana Katherine Scully
Year of Birth: 1963
The second specimen to successfully thaw, this specimen was
frozen in the year 1999 by an unknown force, possibly linked to Jenova. Found with several
other specimens, the first female to thaw.
Appended to the file was another file, another personnel file, with her picture in it.
Scully, Dana Kathrine
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dana gasped in shock, reading the rest of her life story
Graduated from medical
What were these places, these things.
And as she read on, a strange thing happened.
Her memorys gate opened. She remembered. Everything.
"You want me to debunk Agent Mulders work?"
"Goddamed rational science saved me!"
"Cancer. I have cancer."
An old Indian in the desert.
A man smoking cigarettes and watching from the shadows.
A chip in her neck
"My cancer has gone into remission."
"This boy could be the key to the X-Files."
A scorched office and a hug.
The X-Files have been reopened.
"Take me with you!"
"Guess what! I got the transfer I wanted
Im working here now!"
"In the name of time
The day of the Project
Running through the streets .. a face and a
A lab in HQ. Memories being implanted.
She shook her head, feeling the headache coming on. She quickly typed in two more
names, dumped all of the files to the minicomputer and went back to the lab. Luckily,
neither the Turks nor the SOLDIERs were back. She had time to think.
An experiment. She was a woman from the past. A woman who had once fought for the
truth, only to have that truth taken away. An experiment, one of Hojos pet projects.
And her co-workers, also experiments. She looked closely at the data shed found.
The cataclysm of the alien landing had destroyed the plate tectonics of the Earth,
rearranging it. The result was the current world, but this world suddenly seemed so
Dana smiled to herself. Odd that she would choose that word. Aliens. Shed spent
most of her FBI career chasing aliens, according to this. Mulder dream was that life was
out there, and it was.
Jenova, Hojos ongoing Project. Jenova was one of them .. she remembered the black
ooze and the people that fought it. The Cetra, those that Hojo wanted to do his
experiments on. People like Gasts pretty wife, Ifanlna. People that were here before
Jenova was an alien, come to colonize the Earth. A group of men wanted to stop her kind
from taking over. They tried to cheat death.
She, Mulder, Morgan and that girl
Samantha. Mulders lost sister. The only
4 to successfully de-freeze.
Morgan, the eccentric computer whiz and gun freak extrodanaire. Mulder with his passion
and rash impulses, always leading somehow to the answer. Scully, the rational one, the
scientist. Mulder the dreamer. Morgan, the new idealist, only on the X-Files for a few
days before the Project.
And suspended animation.
Mulder and Morgan had appended FBI files just like her, and now Scully remembered them.
Mulder and Scully. Spooky Mulder. A team. Morgan, who wanted to be a part of it so much,
and never got her chance.
She heard a commotion outside. She looked out to see Sephiroth and Audrea Morgan coming
back from Wutai, looking not very happy.
Special Agent Dana Scully
made a decision.
Audrea blew into her office like a tornado and landed in the chair with a distinct
thud. She pulled the sword off of her back and launched it across the room, blade first.
It sank several inches into a wood panel.
"Calm yourself Commander," Sephiroth advised from the doorway.
Audrea turned to him, looking slightly calmer after her outburst. "Sure. Yeah,
whatever. I suppose you have a plan for taking care of him" She pointed back in the
general direction of Wutai.
Pulling the sword out of the wall, Sephiroth handed it to her, and she sheathed it.
"Yes. Godos weakness is that he relies too much on his ideals of old. We need
to find a way to exploit that."
"And how do we do that, sir?" Her thoughts were interrupted by a knock.
Dr. Scully came in, portable computer under her arm. "Commander, can I talk to you
for a moment? In private?"
Audrea looked at her. "Do you have the report on the orb we found? Im sure
the general will want to hear it also."
"No, its not about that. I really would like to talk with you."
Audrea sighed. "Sir can you excuse us for a moment?"
"Of course." Sephiroth went outside.
"Now, Doctor, what is so all-fired important it cant wait?"
Scully opened the computer to show Audrea Morgans personal file. "Did you
know that your entire file is classified? Do you know why?"
Audrea sneered. "Of course it is. All high-ranking officers have that
"Look closer," Scully said and with that, began to explain. Who Morgan was.
Her past. Her past life.
Audrea listened to Dr. Scullys story with a growing sense of incredulity and
impatience. It was a great work of fiction, but that was all it was. Fiction.
As Scully finished up, having shown Morgan her FBI file, all the data on her past life,
she looked up. And realize that his may have been a mistake. Audreas Mako-touched
eyes were cold, colder than Scully had seen them since arriving.
"Where did you get this information?" Audrea asked.
"Thats classified. A private source."
"Really. Now Dr. Scully, let me make one thing very clear. If you let this work of
fiction go, I may forget I ever saw it. I may even neglect to tell anyone about it. Now,
if you are through wasting my time, then I suggest you return to your assignment and get
me that report about that orb."
Taking that as a dismissal, Scully raced back to the lab.
Audrea watched the scientist skitter out the door. Damn, what a story. It must have
taken her all day to make that up. No matter. She would answer to Sephiroth when the
report wasnt done.
But then again, there was a strange feeling in the back of her mind. There was a
certain sense of familiarity about the story. Like a dream.
Audrea shook her head. She needed to get out of here. Between spending most of the day
talking to Godo Kisaragi and then this, she needed to breathe. She grabbed her sword and
Sephiroth saw Dr. Scully shoot out of the lab like a scared chocobo. He saw Audrea
Morgan take off towards the ocean about 5 minutes later.
Once on the beach, Audrea stripped off her armor and boots. Clad in her halter top and
pants, she climbed onto a high rock and watched the surf pound the shore, relaxing. She
started into some of the relaxing breathing exercises shed been taught in martial
Sephiroth looked up at the girl on the cliff. Such passion and drive. He reached up and
began to ascend the rock.
Audrea cleared her mind of the past 24 hours. Dr. Scullys annoyance. Kisaragi.
Her growing feelings for Sephiroth. During the "bargaining session" she had
become more and more impressed with his tactical acumen. If he fights as good as he looks
I mean thinks
Aw shit. Admit it. Youre crazy for him.
As she focused on her breathing, Audrea became aware of someone else nearby. There was
only one other person who could have made it up here. "Sir. I see youve found
my secret escape."
"Yes." Sephiroth looked out over the waves, listened to them crash against
the base of the rock. "Meditation."
"I think I deserve it, dont you?" Not a smart comment. Just a remark.
"Yes." He sat down on a rock. She turned to him, stretching her long legs on
another jut of rock. "What did Dr. Scully have to offer?"
"Only that shes behind in her research of the Materia. And an interesting
work of fiction she came up with.
Apparently, she got worried that her personnel file was classified. And made up some
interesting things to explain."
"Really. Any basis in fact?"
"Nope. None. I told her to get her ass back in the lab." Audrea sat down on
another rock, facing him. Sephiroth looked at her. She was really pretty up here, away
from the military camp. It must have been hard to be a woman in charge of all these men.
As if reading her mind she looked at him. "Its not all bad. I like being in
charge. Really. Its just some days it doesnt pay to get out of bed."
Hes talking to me like a human being. Not like an officer. What gives?
"I should be getting back. Uhmm
Im going to take the express route
"And that would be?" He had a pretty good idea.
As an answer, Audrea stepped onto the edge of the cliff and poised to dive. "You
can follow me if you want. But take your armor and sword off first or youll sink
like a friggin rock!" With that advice, she dove gracefully off the cliff,
falling and splashing into the cove below.
Sephiroth watched her in amazement. Then he quickly began striping of his own armor,
sword, and boots. Dropping them the ten feet to where Audreas own lay, he stepped
out to the edge where shed just jumped off.
Audrea was shocked to see the silver haired form on the edge of the promontory.
I dont believe it.
Sephiroth dove off the cliff, cleanly hitting the water near her. She waited for him to
come up. "Sir?" She called tentatively, treading water.
Silence. Then something grabbed her ankle and pulled Oh, Shit I didnt think
there were monsters out here
She was pulled under to see a pair of green glowing eyes. She struggled for a moment
before recognition set in. Two bodies broke the surface. Audrea turned to Sephiroth.
"Very cute, sir."
He looked at her. She hasnt figured it out yet? "Why so formal?
Please, call me Sephiroth. And I can call you
He reached out to her. "I think that they can do without us for a little
Audrea was speechless. In answer she swam over to him. "The great Sephiroth,"
she murmured. "After tomorrow, youll be a hero. Am I to be your next
"Hmm. From what Ive heard, I should ask the same of you." He caressed
her face, lifting her out of the water enough to kiss her.
Audrea was shocked, but only for a moment. She closed her eyes and let herself enjoy
this. When they finally came up for air, she looked at him. "I think that they can do
without us for a long while." She reached up to kiss Sephiroth
again. They sank below the water.
Audrea heard something. She pulled away from Sephiroth and broke the surface of the
water. "Do you hear something?" Without waiting for an answer, she began
swimming towards the shore. Sephiroth followed in her wake.
Once onshore, Audrea climbed the rocky cliff, stopping about halfway to look out over
the plain. There was something on the horizon. She turned and called down to Sephiroth,
"Somethings coming. Something big."
"What is it?" He called up, shrugging into his armor.
Audrea peered into the distance. When she figured it out, she almost fell backward off
the cliff. "Its Godos army! Theyre on their way!" She jumped
the ten feet or so of the cliff and grabbed her stuff. "We have to get back."
"Right. I will see you there."
What Oh yeah. They were going to have to keep this quiet. Shinra would have
a field day. So would the media. Any disgruntled trooper could make a mint selling this
little tidbit of information to the news General gets army girlfriend or something
stupid like that. She headed towards the base.
Scully waited for the Turks to get back. Her confrontation with Morgan had not gone
well at all, and she could only hope that Mulder would be more receptive. She heard the
two men outside. Mulder came into the lab. "Any progress?"
Can I talk to you though?"
He looked at her. Great looking redhead... you can talk to me about anything. Where did
that come from? "Whats on your mind?"
"Did you ever feel like
like youve know someone before but didnt
Fox looked at the doctor. No way she could have known how I feel. "Sure.
Scully opened the computer, this time on Mulders file. "I think this will
Fox reached over, grabbed the computer, and began reading. He read the long file over
several times, not believing it at first. Then, he looked at Dr.
Help me Fox
Frozen with fear
A father with a secret job, his friend that smoked all the time
A basement office.
a hanger in Idaho
A boxcar, buried in the desert
"Files. Lots and Lots of Files."
Clones of his sister. Young and old.
An almost-kiss in a hallway, and a chase through an alien ship.
"We are close on this one Scully."
Bees, a crazy old doctor.
A charred office. Loss. Empty.
Frozen in time
A lab at Shinra
Special Agent Fox Mulder.
The X-Files. His lifes work.
"Scully! Whats going on!" Memories... and his headache was gone.
"Keep you voice down."
"Why What How!"
"Mulder weve been experimented on. You were right, damn you. Jenova, Mako,
Shinra from my research it all leads back to the Syndicate."
Mulder looked at the files. So much made sense now
his headaches were his
subconscious trying to reach him. His sparse memory of his own past.
"Now what, Scully? And do you have any sunflower seeds
damn I bet they
dont even exist anymore."
Scully laughed. Mulder was most definitely back. She reached out to hug him, and the
ground trembled. "What was that?" The two restored agents simultaneously dashed
for the lab window to see the Wutai army coming over the hill.
Audrea raced back toward the base, arriving there in record time. Her second came
dashing up to her. "Commander, the Wutai army in on the move. We estimate that
theyll be here in under an hour!" He handed her a radio headset and a black
roll of fabric. Audrea put on the headset.
"I know. Wheres the general?"
"I am here." Sephiroth came up behind her. "And this is my plan."
Sephiroth began to outline his strategy.
Inside the lab, Scully and Mulder raced to find somewhere to hide. Mulder looked at
her. "We have to act like nothings happened. Im going to try and stay
here and pretend to be your bodyguard. When we get back to Midgar well find
somewhere to go and decide what to do about Morgan and whatever." Scully had told him
the whole story about her confrontation with Morgan. As far as Mulder could figure, the
Mako therapy shed undergone was affecting her ability to remember. They just had to
get her alone and talk to her. But right now, they had to survive the next few hours, as
the Wutai army came down for one last strike against the Shinra forces.
Audrea nodded when the General was done. "All right." She turned to her
second. "You heard the general. Get everyone in position. And get another
As the second raced off to spread the word, Sephiroth looked at Audrea. "Are you
ready for this?"
"Do I have a choice
Sir?" Audrea replied, puling on the black gloves.
Sephiroth looked at what she was holding. Which looked to be two myrthril balls held
together by elastic. He looked at her strangely, asking the question with his quizzical
expression. In reply, Audrea pulled the end of her braid forward and attached it, wrapping
the metal balls around the end of the braid.
He nodded, understanding. Their eyes met briefly. It was going to be a long rest of the
The Shinra forces were mobilized in record time, and readied to face the oncoming army.
Audrea and Sephiroth, standing on a small rise, looked out over the troops. "You sure
this is going to work?" Even after Sephiroth had explained his plan, she was still
dubious about the while thing.
"Of course." They waited for the battle to begin.
Mulder and Scully watched the troops and vehicles go by, huddled in the lab. Tseng came
in to join them. "Mind if I hide out here too?"
"Sure thing. Pull up a patch of floor." Mulder gestured to the floor around
them. "Whats going on?"
"I dont know. Supposedly our fearless General Sephiroth has some sort of
plan that will bring Wutai to its knees or some such BS. Frankly I dont
know whats going to stop that army." Tseng looked at Mulder. "You feeling
okay? You look
"Im okay ... maybe just a little keyed up about this?"
Tseng nodded. No kidding.
Audrea gave her troops the order to attack. The Shinra army met the Wutai forces head
on. The much larger Wutai force almost immediately overran the Shinra army. Audrea looked
at Sephiroth. "I hope youre right."
"Of course it will work." Audrea nodded the nod of the unconvinced, and
joined the battle. She was immediately set upon by no less than 5 Wutai troops. She drew
her sword and began to slice at them.
Sephiroth was also immediately overrun. Apparently the Wutai forces were well trained
as they seemed to know what targets to go for. He easily slashed the offending attackers,
who were no match for his Masamune blade.
Audrea looked at the 5 approaching Wutai troops. She pulled out her Katana and readied
herself for the charge. All five of them jumped on her at once. She sliced into one of
them with her sword, kicked backward into another one, and groaned as a third slammed a
fist into her chest. She gasped, dropping her sword, feeling the anger.
She reached toward the heavens and saw red. She felt the lighting channel into her
body. "Nova!" She screamed, using her arms to push the lighting out around her.
The lightening shot out in a circle around her body, effectively knocking out the 5 men
around her, and a few more on the outskirts. She picked up her sword and went to find
Sephiroth watched Audreas limit flash. She was an incredibly powerful fighter as
well. He looked out over the battlefield. Audrea fought her way over to him. "If you
have a plan, sir I respectfully suggest that you use it!" She fought off two more
Sephiroth nodded. "Cover me." He began speaking into the radio. Audrea
managed to keep the Wuati forces away from him, with her sword, her fists, and amazingly,
her hair. Sephiroth realized what the metal balls on the end were for. She turned her head
hard, and the metal balls whacked the unsuspecting target wherever, usually the head.
Sephiroth watched as he called the Airship to get patched through to Junon.
"Fire the cannon!" He looked at Audrea. "Tell everyone to get
down." Audrea nodded, realizing. Shed heard about the construction of the
Sister Ray at Junon, but she was surprised that it was done. She gave the order over the
The canons round came flying across the landscape. Audrea could see it miles
away, and so could the Wutai troops, who were effectively frozen with fear. Audrea dropped
to the ground as the giant round impacted in the middle of the battlefield, sending dirt,
rock, and bodies everywhere.
The Wutai troops broke and ran for town.
Audrea looked at Sephiroth. He nodded to her. The questions were already coming over
the radio. Audrea pulled the earpiece out and left the headset hanging around her neck.
"Very nice. When did we finish that?"
"A few days ago. Why do you think I was sent here?" He looked her over,
realizing his own appearance must mirror hers. They were both a sight from the battle.
"Get cleaned up. Were going to go talk to Godo."
Inside the lab, Mulder, Scully, and Tseng heard the cannon impact. "Wow!
Thats a beauty!" Tseng exclaimed, watching the carnage.
Scully remembered reading reports of the giant cannon at Junon, and how it was going to
be the key to winning the war. Now she realized why Sephiroth was here.
Mulder looked at Tseng. "You think its over?"
"Id bet my next paycheck on it. Sephiroths probably on his way to
Wutai now to hear Godos surrender."
Scully didnt think Godo Kisaragi would surrender that easily. But this would be
interesting. She did hope the war was over, if only so that she and Mulder could get back
to Midgar and solve the Morgan problem.
And decide what to do with their new lives
Audrea sat back in her chair, relaxing for the first time in days. She peeled her black
gloves off and sat back in her chair, resting her feet on the desk. The war was over.
Immediately after the battle, Audrea and Sephiroth had gone to Wutai. Godo was shocked, to
say the least. Sephiroth dictated his terms of surrender that Wutai be made into
nothing more than a resort and that they not compete with the Shinra.
Godo agreed. What else could he do? Audrea was quick to point out, during Godos
last stand, that the canon could hit Wutai as easily as it hit the battlefield. Faced with
that possibility, Godo had no choice.
And now, Audrea could hear the troops celebrating outside. Looking over her desk, she
noticed a piece of paper that hadnt been there when she left. She picked it up. On
it was written a note.
Lets finish what we started. You know where to find me.
Audrea smiled. Yes, the celebration was off to a rousing start.
Scully looked around at the festivities. Most of troops were concerned with getting
drunk. Some were chasing the few females around the camp. Two or three of them had already
propositioned Scully. Mulder stepped up to her. "I just heard. Were both going
back tomorrow on the Airship. The good news is Morgan is going with us. The bad news is,
so is Sephiroth."
"Why is that bad?"
"Haven you noticed how she looks at him? Morgan has a crush on him. Youre a
woman, cant you see that?" Mulder asked.
"I seem to remember her really never caring about men. All she ever seemed to care
about was video games and the Bureau. Like an overgrown college student or something.
Shes really changed Mulder. What if we cant reach her? Should we even
"What do you think, Scully? I like to think she would do the same for us, if she
was in our position." Mulder looked at Scully. "We have to try. Well get
her back, somehow."
Tseng came up and pounded Mulder on the back. "Hey, Fox, come on, lets go
get a drink before the good stuffs gone. Come on, man!" Mulder shrugged to
Scully and let Tseng lead him away.
Audrea and Sephiroth sat on the rock overlooking the ocean. "I hear Shinras
already planning your party. I talked to President Shinra already."
Sephiroth sighed. "Yes, they want to hold a reception in my honor, or something.
Did they invite you?"
Audrea nodded. "Of course." She looked out over the sea, and the moonlight
reflecting off it. "Why?"
Sephiroth didnt answer. He took her hand in his own and pulled her over to him,
looking into her eyes. "Now, where were we before we were interrupted by the
war?" Sephiroth asked, bending over to kiss Audrea.
"We were down there
"Audrea pointed toward the water.
"Why yes. So we were." Sephiroth picked her up and carried her over to the
"Hey wait a minute!" He dropped her off the cliff. Audrea hit the water with
a loud splash. Once under the water she grabbed a weed on the bottom and waited.
Sephiroth watched, worried because Audrea hadnt come up right away. He followed
her off the cliff, looking around for her.
Once she saw Sephiroths feet under the water, Audrea thought of the perfect
revenge. Silently, she swam over, grabbed his ankle and pulled. He shot under the water,
turning to look at her. They broke the surface.
"I suppose I deserved that," Sephiroth said. He reached over to Audrea and
pulled her close.
Mulder and Scully surveyed their new surroundings the Midgar section 7 slums.
"No place like home, eh Scully? Just like our hole in the basement!"
"At least your hole in the basement had heat." Scully shivered. "And
"Not a problem. I already arranged for us to get hooked up. People take care of
each other in the slums. At least youre not immediately recognizable." Mulder
knew that when the Shinra decided they were worth it, there would be releases out. Mulder
was known, having been a Turk. Since Scully was a lab rat, she was not as easily
identifiable as a renegade Shinra employee.
"Are you sure this is a good idea, Mulder? Shouldnt we be outside the
"What good would that do? We have to be here so that we can try and save Morgan
and my sister." Mulder hadnt yet told Scully that he wanted to try and
find out why his sister was taken. There had to be records on Samantha, Just like there
were records on them. Scully wasnt so sure. She just wanted to get away from the
Shinra and start a new life
with or without Mulder.
Mulder pulled out a large bag. "Well, in my travels, I got us a few things."
Mulder pulled out two pistols, pistols that almost resembled the auto pistols they were
used to. "I got us weapons that couldnt be traced back to the company. And I
got this, for Morgan." Mulder pulled out a dart gun. "You think you can whip up
some sort of tranquilizer thatll knock her out?"
"Mulder what are you thinking?"
"The reception is tonight. After that, shell have a few days off. I thought
maybe she could spend them with us."
Scully looked dubiously at Mulder. "Are you kidding? Shell turn us in before
she comes with us."
"Thats what the drugs are for. Tell me what you need and Ill try and
Scully sighed and got to work, thinking of all the drugs she could remember, and what
might work on an enhanced human being.
Oww..Ouch! Jenna that hurt!"
"Youre in SOLDIER. Suck it up. Remember, Audrea this was your idea." It
was 8 PM, and the Shinra reception was to start at 9. Audrea looked in the mirror,
prompting Jenna to throw a blanket over it. "No looking in the mirror till
Audrea groaned. True, this was her idea. After a day of military debriefing, and trying
to keep all of her body parts to herself, shed come home to discover she had nothing
to wear to this reception. Shed called Jenna, who came over, and promptly hauled her
out the door to go shopping. Jenna, had also decided to do Audreas hair and nails.
The two women had spent the day eating pizza and watching the Midgar News Network, with
Jenna making fun of Audrea every time she came on the screen.
"So whore you trying to impress? President Shinras kid .. whats
his name .. Rufus? I bet hed go for you" Jenna remarked, pulling more curlers
out of Audreas hair.
"Eeew. Im not trying to impress anyone
I just thought it would be good
to look nice for this
" Audrea lied. Damn straight she was trying to impress
someone. No way she was going to tell Jenna who though.
"Come on, tell me." Jenna was finished with her hair and had moved on the
makeup. "I cant do anything with your eyes
you firefly," she
complained while putting Audreas makeup on. "There. Now put your dress on. I
want to see how you look."
"Can I look in the mirror then?"
"Yes. Now go."
Audrea slipped into the black dress. It had a very low neckline, accentuated by a
jeweled accent that functioned as a necklace, straps and belt. Jenna had found earrings to
match, and Audrea put those on as well. When she came out,
Jenna looked her over critically. "You
look really good." Audrea sat on
the bed to put her shoes on. She wobbled in the heels before regaining her balance. Jenna
pulled the blanket of the mirror. "Welcome to the ball, Cinderella."
Audrea looked at herself in the mirror, and almost didnt recognize herself. She
looked like a completely different
person. Jenna had pulled her bangs and some hair back into a delicate knot, leaving the
rest to flow down her back. The dress showed off her muscled figure, as well as her tanned
shoulders. "Are you sure?"
"You look great. Now if you dont leave pretty quick youre gonna be
late." Audrea grabbed her car keys and headed for the door. "Need a ride?"
"Not with you. Dont go getting in a wreck and messing up all my hard
work." Audrea climbed into her little black car. "And good luck!" Jenna
called as Audrea sped away.
Mulder and Scully crawled through the ventilation ducts of Audreas building.
Mulder found a vent, and watched her leave. Now they just had to wait.
Military receptions, Sephiroth decided, were boring. Hed seen Audrea come in, and
said hello to her, taken aback by her appearance. Heidigger had insisted on talking to her
then, and President Shinra wanted to talk to his new war hero. Sephiroth looked around,
and saw Audrea escape to one of the balconies. He slipped out the door.
Audrea breathed a sigh of relief. Having already spoken to most of the Shinra top
brass, including the presidents rotten son Rufus, who stared at her chest most of
the conversation, she was tired. She downed her champagne in one gulp. Someone put a hand
on her shoulder and she turned around to see Sephiroth, moonlight reflecting off his
silver hair. "Hey
different look for you. I like it." He held her hand
and kissed her lightly. "Are you bored?"
"Massively. Ive only been here for like an hour and a half and I already
cant wait to get out of here."
Sephiroth nodded. "Agreed. And how do you propose we slip away?"
"Always. You know that."
"Well. I drove here, so I guess we could take my car
you want to come over
to my place for a while?" Audrea mused.
"That sounds like a good plan. Shall we give the brass a start and leave
"Sure, why not?" He took her arm, and escorted her out the door, to the gapes
of most of the Shinra heads.
Mulder head voices approaching, coming down the hallway. He raised the tranquilizer
gun. They had 4 shots. And he was sure it was going to take all of them to bring Audrea
down. Mulder aimed for the door, knowing she was going to have to stop and unlock it. He
lowered the gun, though, when he saw who Audrea was with, Scully jabbed him in the ribs.
"Mulder, shoot her!"
"I cant. Look at who shes with." Scully looked down and almost
gasped aloud. When the hallway was clear again she looked at Mulder. "I think we
should wait till she has less powerful company, dont you?"
Scully nodded, too shocked to speak.
Inside her apartment, Audrea was going through the kitchen, looking for the wineglasses
she knew she had somewhere. Sephiroth looked around, listening to her bang around the
kitchen. He went in. "Need some help?" His eyes fell on the stack of pizza boxes
in the corner. "Is this another of your secrets?"
I admit it. I cant cook." She found the glasses and opened
the refrigerator, looking for the wine. Sephiroth came up behind her.
"You know, I dont think Ive ever seen your hair down." He found
the pins and pulled them out, letting the knotted hair flow free. Audrea set the bottle
and the glasses on the counter. She rested her head against Sephiroths chest,
letting him nuzzle her neck. He picked her up in one arm, and took the glasses and wine in
his other hand, carrying Audrea to the bedroom. He set her gently on the bed, and the wine
on her nightstand. He sat down next to, and kissed her, pushing her back onto the bed.
Mulder looked at Scully. "How long do you think theyll be? All night?"
"I hope not. Do you have a backup plan, Mulder?"
Mulder looked slightly uncomfortable. "Uhh
would you believe, no?"
"Yes, Mulder actually I would believe no. You better come up with something before
someone finds us."
Mulder racked his brain, trying to figure a way out of this.
"And it was like he wouldnt look at anything but my chest the whole time he
was talking to me. It was really freaky." Audrea was sitting in the bathtub with
Sephiroth, telling him about her night. She sipped from her glass. "I mean sheesh,
" Audrea trailed off.
Sephiroth wrapped his legs around her, kissing her neck. "Poor baby."
Audrea yawned. "Mmm, that feels good. God, its like 3 am or something."
"I know." He carried her back into the bedroom, crawling into the bed with
In the air duct, Mulder and Scully sweated, waiting. Scully shot Mulder another dirty
look. Mulder looked at Scully. "I have a plan. We use the oldest trick in the book.
You ever go on a ring-and-run mission when you were a kid,
The doorbell rang. Audrea rolled over. 9 AM. She was still wrapped in Sephiroths
arms. She rolled over, deciding to ignore it. It was probably Jenna, anyway.
The buzzer rang again, and Sephiroth stirred. "You going to get that?"
"I guess." Audrea slipped out of bed, pulling on a halter and obnoxious plaid
boxers. She padded out to the door, and opened it.
No one was there. "What the " She was cut off as 4 tranquilizer darts
planted themselves in her chest. "Huh
" She fell over as the drugs took
effect, and Scully caught her. "Come on Mulder, lets get out of here." The
two agents, dragging their third, crawled out of the building.
Sephiroth became aware that Audrea wasnt back yet. He got out of bed and walked
into the front room. "Audrea? This isnt funny." He looked at the door, and
saw something on the floor. He picked up the ends of several tranquilizer darts, and his
eyes narrowed. He picked up the phone.
In the Sector 7 slums, Mulder laid Audreas limp body on a bed, and pulled out a
set of cuffs. Scully looked at him strangely. "What are those for."
Mulder cuffed Audrea. "So she doesnt beat the shit out of us when she wakes
up." As if hed requested it, Audrea stirred.
Audrea became aware that she was still in her pajamas. She opened her eyes to find
herself in a strange bed. Alone. In handcuffs. She looked around and focused on Fox Mulder
and Dana Scully. Her eyes narrowed. She knew that there were reports of employees going
rogue after the war. This didnt surprise her.
"What do you want with me?" Audrea snarled. She knew that Sephiroth would
find her. Shinra would insist on it. If they found Mulder and Scully, so much the better.
Mulder looked at her. "You have no idea what you are?" At Audreas stoic
expression he continued. "Youre an experiment. Just like us. Is that how you
want to live your life?"
"What are you talking about? Lots of people get Mako therapy. Its what makes
"No, Audrea. Youre one of Hojos
side experiments. You were
frozen in 1999 by a colonizing race. Hojo thawed you out
like he thawed us out. You
were a good person once. Look." Mulder put the computer in front of her face.
Audrea looked at the file. "How long did it take you to make this up, Dr. Scully.
Ive seen this before."
Mulder was fed up. He punched Morgan as hard as he could in the chest. "Wake up,
Audrea. The Mako wont let you remember! Or dont you want to remember! This
Audrea wheezed as the wind flew out of her. She lashed out, kicking, aiming for
Mulders crotch. He jumped back. "How how dare you Im going
Going to what? Youre just a geek
What? Who are you?
Look at the file again.
Audrea looked at the file. She saw her FBI bio, her short career. Audrea groaned and
shook her head. "Noooo." She could feel the memories trying to break free.
Audrea huddled on the ground, shaking. Mulder and Scully looked on sympathetically.
Audrea was in for a rough time. As he watched Mulder became aware of sounds outside.
Gunfire. Shinra troops. He looked around.
There was no way out.
Scully heard the gunfire too. She wondered how Shinra managed to find them so fast.
Audrea lay on the ground in a heap, shuddering as her old memories started to surface.
"Mulder, weve got to get out of here!"
we need to find a back door!" He shoved the computer into
Scullys hands and tried to pick Morgan up. She was limp, her body dead weight.
Shinra troops finally broke through the door, swarming into the room, grabbing Mulder
and Scully and throwing them to the floor. Sephiroth came in, took in the scene, and saw
Audrea, shuddering in a heap in the floor. His Masamune sliced throught the handcuffs,
freeing her arms. He looked at her to see her crying. Sephiroth turned toward the
troopers. "Take them back the headquarters. Im sure theyll enjoy what we
have in store for them." The troopers led Mulder and Scully away, Mulder shouting
over his shoulder, "Remember, Morgan Remember who you are " he was
cut off when the guard smacked him in the back with the butt of a rifle.
Sephiroth knelt down next to Audrea. "What did they do to you?"
Audrea shook her head, not trusting herself to answer. She shook violently, finally
managing to gasp out "Its
"What is?" Sephiroth saw the computer lying open on the floor. He picked it
up and read the file. "What is this? How do you know its true?"
"Because." Audrea reached for him. "I
I have those memories. I remember. being .. that ..person." Her expression grew
stronger. "Im an experiment! One of Hojos pets."
Sephiroth held her, letting her clutch him, as he read over the file. College-Educated,
trained in various martial arts, a whiz with computers
it sounded like Audrea and
not like her. Audrea sat up, climbing out of his lap. "I dont want to live like
I dont want to be one of Hojos toys."
Sephiroth looked at her, realization dawning. "You cant
"I can do whatever I damn well please." Audrea picked up Masamune, holding it
by the wicked-looking blade. Sephiroth could see the blood running out of her hands.
Audrea looked at him for a long moment. "I love you." She plunged Masamune
into her chest. As the sword went in, the sheer weight helped it pierce her body. She fell
over. Sephiroth caught her and lowered her to the floor. She looked up at him. "Help
" He nodded, wrapping his hand around the blade and pulling
the sword out of her chest. Audrea looked up at him.
And died. Sephiroth held her close, feeling her blood run out over his legs. "I
loved you .
too." He whispered.
He laid her body on the ground. "Take her back. Tell Hojo I want to see him."
Sephiroth stormed out of the small building.
Sephiroth looked at the body lying on the stretcher. He was supposed to put
Audreas body in the Mako furnace, but somehow he just couldnt. She was dressed
in her full SOLDIER outfit, but she looked peaceful. Almost happy.
He picked up her body, considering the reactor. If he threw her in the Mako pit, no one
would be the wiser, and Sephiroth wouldnt have to think of her burning in the
"Ill miss you," he told her, as he watched her body fall into the Mako,
and sink out of sight. Sephiroth wiped the tears from his eyes, and left her, finally at
"So .. now what Scully?" Mulder and Scully were locked in the detention area
of the HQ building, in separate cells. Word of Morgans suicide had traveled through
the building fast. "Think theyll blame us?"
"I think you can answer that question yourself, Mulder." Scully stopped
talking as footsteps approached the cell bay.
Her cell door opened to reveal Professor Gast. He made a motion for Scully to stay
quiet. "Come on." He whispered, unlocking Mulders cell. The scientist led
them to a back corridor and a door marked "Stairs" They went out onto the
stairwell. Gast looked at them. "We have to go. Ifalana is
Hojos going to want the baby, so were getting out of here. Youre welcome
to come with us. Sephiroth wants to make it look like you killed Audrea, so you might not
want to stay."
Mulder nodded. "We werent keen on staying anyway. Thank you,
Scully gave Gast a hug. "Give my best to Ifalna."
"I will. And good luck. Get out of this city. They might not be able to find
"We will. Thank you." The two agents descended the stairs and found
themselves in the Midgar streets. "Where do we go from here?" Scully wondered.
"Wherever we want, Scully. Were free."
The two combatants faced off, sword against sword, the failure against the success.
Cloud felt the burning rage consume him, staring at this man who had caused him so much
Sephiroth could only watch and be horrified as Cloud Strife, SOLDIER failure,
Hojos failed experiment, the failure, cut him to shreds with a crystal sword. He
felt himself begin to disassemble
and felt peace as Jenovas influence on his
body weakened. He felt himself floating away
leaving the crater.
"Sephiroth? Is that you?" He knew that voice. He opened his eyes to see a
female figure watching him. Muscular, long braid, she was perfect. Whole. He looked
"Sme. Do you know where you are?" She knelt down next to him,
supporting him as he stood, looking around. He was in a sea of green. "The
Audrea nodded. "And whats this I hear about you wanting to become a
"Its a long story." He pulled her close and kissed her. "But, I
would have made you a goddess."
"I believe it." Sephiroth picked her up and carried her into their Promised