A CONTINUATION / ALTERNATE REALITY FFVII Fanfic
Everyone knows that there are many secrets in Cloud's past. But just how dark and tangled are those secrets? And how does Cloud's friend Zack fit into the picture?
From the SquareSoft Fan HQ! ^_^
The WEAPONS have reappeared, signaling the existence of a new danger to the Planet -- or the return of an old one. Suspecting that Jenova is somehow involved, Cloud and his friends set out to locate and neutralize the mysterious threat.
But as Cloud encounters people from his past, he gradually begins to remember what happened to him between his first departure from Nibelheim and his reunion with Tifa at a Midgar Train station seven years later -- dark and terrible things.
In the meantime, strange monsters raid a half-forgotten Shinra storage facility. The resulting theft leads Cloud and his companions even deeper into his murky and disturbing past.
Cloud also discovers that his ties to both his old friend Zack and his arch-nemesis Sephiroth are deeper and stronger than he could ever imagine.
Cloud thought that he had forever escaped his role as Sephiroth's shadow.
He was wrong.
And the most important question still remains....
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: the original version
SUMMARY of parts 1-7
Part 1: Dread Harbingers (48 K)
Part 2: It's a Great Day... For Science (87 K)
Part 3: Fire & Blood (92 K)
Part 4: Conspiracies of Silence & Omission (86 K)
Part 5: Shards of Truth (96 K)
Part 6: The Jaws of the Beast (86 K)
Part 7: Reunion (170 K)
Teaser 1 - 06/20/1999 (17 K)
a tense conversation between Sephiroth and Cloud
Teaser 2 - 06/21/2001 (100 K)
the COI version of what happened on that very first
mission to Nibelheim 7+ years ago
A major rewrite of COI - currently in progress
Part 6 Redux -- 2/15/2003 (101 K) (draft)
major changes - reorganizing and adding details to the flashback scenes
Mind Game (8 K)
A forgotten, but critical confrontation between Sephiroth and Cloud in the Shinra Building's detention area
The Fall of Wutai (10 K)
One woman stands in Sephiroth's way as he seeks to conquer of Wutai... but not for long.
Puppets -- 10/21/2002 (21 K)
A desperate, murderous act on the cliffs overlooking Midgar initiates the awakening of Sephiroth.
Hollow: Part 1 -- 11/12/2002 (55 K) (draft)
Cloud and Zack manage to survive the massacre at Nibelheim, but can they survive the attention of the Shinra scientists?
A Minor Inconvenience -- 03/02/2003 (9 K)
President Shinra resolves a minor domestic crisis.
"Angel" - *Yaoi/Slash Warning!*
a 'what-if' videofic about Sephiroth and Zack, based on a song by Sarah McLachlan
"Sad But True" - *spoiler warning!*
videofic about Cloud's fractured mind, based on a song by Metallica
"Turn the Page"
videofic about Sephiroth's past, based on a song by Metallica
Fanart related to "Conflicts of Interest", by assorted artists