A/N: So… I know I just did a Into Thin Air ficlet which is, of course, set in FFVII but… the problem is anon, I haven’t actually played FFVII?
And like, that’s mostly the reason why Into Thin Air kind of rehashes the same ideas and is VERY VAGUE, because I don’t know the timeline in enough detail to make things specific (which is why Unto The Climate is easier for me since I’m more familiar with Naruto canon and it’s only Windy–and Kaguya/Jenova–who is from FFVII).
And given Foundation of Yesterday is primarily set in FFVII with Naruto characters being summoned/awakened there, that explains why the brainstorm was just a brainstorm and not a ficlet. And then there’s the whole… set up of it…. Although, to be fair, that was more of me stream-of-consciousness coming up with the idea as it came to me as opposed to attempting to write it so, what the hell, it’s the ask box advent calendar, I’ll give it a shot!
Foundation of Yesterday, Prologue (2017-12-15)
The Shichidaime Hokage goes missing without a trace. The Elemental Nations begin to freak out: it’s been decades since the world was so close to destruction, but that their primary defender has gone is alarming.
It is only the beginning.
Kaguya is uncovered from her icy prison and experimented on, the foolish mortals playing at gods, but their folly shall be her triumph.
Her first two sons were traitors, but her third? Oh, she’s certain Sephiroth will do her proud.
There is an unstoppable countdown, jinchuuriki disappearing despite everyone’s best efforts as if chakra itself were reclaiming them.
Shikako and Sasuke have not stopped searching for Naruto but their hope is steadily dwindling.
They are running out of miracles.
Vincent knows his eyes are unnerving–unnatural, demonic–but Lucrecia is the first to ever say she loves them.
Too bad she loves science more.
But honestly, the cursed existence that follows after his death isn’t entirely her fault.
“It’s time to sleep,” Gaara tells his children, a bewildering, solemn statement from the only remaining jinchuuriki. It’s the last clue they get before he, too, disappears.
For Shikako, it’s also the last straw.
When Yuffie is six, father gives her a necklace, the pendant a dark stone with shining green flecks–a family heirloom: if she protects it, it will protect her in turn.
Obviously just a superstition, Yuffie thinks years later as her homeland is conquered and destroyed.
The loss of the jinchuuriki is never solved, and though sad, time marches on. Children grow up, take their own place as heroes and leaders, and eventually it becomes just another tale to tell.
They never think to connect it to the vanishing Shikabane-hime.
Where a Strife walks, trouble follows, names well earned. They are living, breathing natural disasters, bringers of storms and change.
It’s not a coincidence that they end up in Nibelheim.
The Planet works in mysterious ways.
A/N: … hrm… this is probably overly referential to the brainstorm, but it just didn’t want to flow Hopefully it’s still a fun read, though, anon!
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