Teaser: "Besides, had I ratted, I wouldn't have gotten to see Rufus Shinra one more time. Since he was the heir apparent for the president of Shinra Industries, I had no doubt that the next Turk I would have seen would be one of his new recruits with a bullet and the intention of ending me. Had I thought about it before hand, the upside would have been not doing seven years in a federal maximum security prison. Ah, missed opportunities."
Inspiration: …I have very strange and bizarre dreams, but when you dream you're Vincent Valentine, you wake up and take notes :P Or, at least I do, haha
Warnings: -Violence -Swearing -Intimidation tactics -Pain -Rape -Prison -Various Vices -Tattoos -Gangs -Drugs -Corruption -Men having sex ^^ -Murder/Suicide/Death
Main Pairing: Vincent Valentine/Cid Highwind
Minor Pairings: -Cissnei/Legend -Tseng/Reno -Genesis Rhapsodos/Angeal Hewley -(Garrick) Hojo/Lucrecia Crescent
Setting: AU! In Midgar, which in this context is a city run by four factions: AVALANCHE, the Turks, the SOLDIERs, and Shinra Industries
POV: Vincent. It's mostly his to tell, but Cid sneaks in when he thinks he has something to add… First person perspective for both ^^
Summary: What's a plot again? I honestly didn't have any eventual goal in mind for this story when I started it, but let's be honest: this setting was too damn fascinating to let go, so I wanted to play with it… I'll probably have to come up with a summary latter, but everything is eventual, even that latex fetish… (sorry, inside joke.)
Additional ANs: This legitimately came about because of one very wonky dream in which I was apparently Vincent Valentine, I had just been released from prison, and I was taken in like a stray puppy by one Cid Highwind. Seriously. That was actually a dream I had. And so, this little beauty began to take form. Do pardon my insanity. Also! I made up a first name for Hojo because I couldn't not give him one… I also use Reno's fan-given last name of Sinclair. I'll probably add last names/first names to those without in the games/movie, for further reference...
Inspirational Music: ~"Dear X (You Don't Own Me)" by Disciple Vincent kinda tells his own past to eff off in this one... ~"Grave Digger" by Dave Matthews Band Despite the fact that neither one of these men are dead, they spend an inordinate amount of time in graveyards and/or talking to the dead... ~"A Favor House Atlantic" by Coheed & Cambria The bridge before the chorus... "...Good eye, sniper: here I'll shoot, you run..."