Teaser: "Gaia, and to have actually shot him over something so stupid was so… so… normal for us."
Inspiration: There's an interesting image I stumbled onto on dA that features Aerith/Aeris removing Tseng's hair-band, Tseng freaking out, and Cissnei rolling around on the floor laughing. That counts as inspirational, right? :P
For RisenWarrior (on dA), who couldn't wait to see what madness I would come up with!
Rating: M, for violence, wounds, and possible sexiness
Warnings: -Violence/Wounds -Rules -Uptight Tseng -Language -Suspicious lack of work getting done -Lies -Rubber bands -Bullet holes -Super glue
Main Pairing: Tseng/Reno
Minor Pairings: -(suspicions of) Rude/Tifa Lockhart -(implied) Cloud Strife/Tifa Lockhart
Setting: Cannon setting; alternate timeline. For one thing, I'm pretty sure Elena and Cissnei never worked together… but I wanted to have Elena in it ^^
POV: Elena, Tseng, Reno; First person perspective from all. All changes in perspective clearly marked.
Summary: Reno made things ever the more lively in the office, but he refuses to explain why there's a memo about hair-bands on everyone's desks… or why he has a few new bullet wounds, yet another knife scar, and a jagged wound held together by sheer will and copious amounts of super glue. How did that redhead manage to piss off Tseng so badly?
Additional ANs: Apparently, I have a desperate need to hurt Reno every time I write him now. It's… weird! Also, I use perspective and events to manipulate your perception of the other characters some… don't get too made at anyone until you read the whole thing, okay?
Inspirational Music: ~"Follow You Home" by Nickleback Mostly, I think the concurrency is actually to Reno's persistence, considering that Tseng shot him three times but he still kept coming back... ~"Til I Forget About You" by Big Time Rush It comes through mostly when Reno dwells on the past... I believe the exact lines in the story are "... So I slept with strangers, I got drunk, I tried all varieties of drugs, and I went out on suicide missions. All the while, I tried to pretend that all of those things brought me the blissful numbness I craved, that I could somehow forget him..." ~"Boyfriend" by Big Time Rush I know I'm breaking everyone's hearts by admitting this --heck, I can't believe I'm owning up to this one!-- but this song makes me giggle and helps me write. Since it's a gay, gay world in my brain, all I can think of is gay couples when I hear this song. Oh, I'm so lame!
Word Count: 3,778 words about an office, the clown, and the rules in chapter one (which can be read as a stand-alone, for those who don't like yaoi). The total goes up with the additional chapters, of course, but you'll have to wait on that one :P
With what I have written currently (and it is not finished yet), it's around 9000 words, so it will be easier to read in chapters.