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Closed to Cloud(and maybe Zack) 
22nd-Mar-2007 09:44 pm
Characters: Miranda twinguns23and Cloud cutoffmystrings and if Zack wants to help, he's welcome to.     
Where: Miranda's apartment.
Rating:G/PG, I don't think it'd be right of me to scar Cloud too much.
Summary: Miranda offered to help Cloud study for his SOLDIER tests. He takes her up on it.


She had spent all day working on this. Her only day off was spent going through the review books the Academy let her keep. Thankfully, Reeve let her use the printers on floor 65 so she could get this done. She made some snacks in case his mind wandered because he was hungry. She hoped it wouldn't get weird, like that last person she offered to help. She threw on a blazer over her white tank top and buttoned it for good measure. 

The doorbell rang. Taking a deep breath, she turned on her heel and opened the door.
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2nd-Apr-2007 03:04 am (UTC)
"Business Tactics is a required course. You have to understand how a business works," she said. She paused a minute, hoping that the pause would make him feel a little less intimidated.

"I'm not really that good at business either. Most of the time I fake it, but the higher up you go, the more you need to know how a business works.
All it takes to make it into SOLDIER is to be quick on the battlefield and quick in personal relations, and being well-read is one of those things that will help."

((I actually took a list from my work and tweaked it. A lot. I'm also a writer so it's not hard to wing it! ;p))
3rd-Apr-2007 04:12 am (UTC)
Making a mental checklist as Miranda spoke, Cloud made sure to remember each sentence after she said it. This wasn't as bad as he had imagined after all; it just took a while to get used to being in a room with someone so high above him in status.

"I'm okay on the battlefield...not that great, but I'm getting better." He had been spending more hours in the field than in his room lately in an attempt to balance out his study methods, and he was steadily improving. "I don't know if I'm well-read, and...I'm not too good with personal relations."

He tugged at his spiky bangs and stared at Miranda, concentrating as hard as he could manage. He knew it was impolite to stare at someone, but he didn't want her to think he was zoning out again. Another nagging question popped up in his mind. "Sorry to ask, but...why don't you teach classes or charge money for study sessions?"

((OOC: You're a writer? o___o Ohgeez, I'm so inadequate. >.<))
3rd-Apr-2007 04:16 am (UTC)
"I don't give study sessions...not after what happened in place of our SOLDIER study sessions. Plus, I really don't need THAT much income. I've just not been in the field lately, otherwise I'm never home. If you want, I could help you with personal relations, and maybe lend you a few books to help you become more well-read.

Now why are you staring at me?"

((Not a professional. I'm only writing fanfiction right now, working on ideas, but I'd like to be published in the future sometime.))
3rd-Apr-2007 04:24 am (UTC)
Cloud blinked, startled by the simple question. His first instinct was to look in some other direction, but then it would seem like he was guilty of something. He only wanted to appear attentive.

"I'm concentrating," he explained, then gave up and looked away anyway. He focused on the bowl in front of him instead. It wasn't very interesting, but he didn't want to make the situation awkward.

"Sorry. And I didn't mean to pry. You're making me curious, though. Something happened 'in place' of your study sessions?" He bit his lip. "You don't have to answer that. It's your personal business. Sorry." He bit down on three more chips at once, embarrassed at his nosiness.

((OOC: Do you have an account on fanfiction.net, or do you keep it somewhere else? CanIpleasereadit? ._.))
3rd-Apr-2007 04:42 am (UTC)
"No problems then!" she said smiling. "I thought maybe something was on my face."

She chuckled as Cloud tried to shove three chips in his mouth.

"It's no problem. I brought it up and now I have to tell you. The last study session I had, we ended up sleeping together. Remember that kid when the funny name?
Be careful eating all those chips; don't choke."

((I don't use that account anymore, but I have some FF themed stuff there: The Flower Girl.But I've graduated to adult fanfiction and I write for the Slayers fandom, if you're interested.)),/small>
4th-Apr-2007 03:55 am (UTC)
"You what?" Cloud very nearly did choke then, coughing and sputtering as his hand flew to cover his mouth. Once he recovered, he stared, stupefied, at Miranda.

He really shouldn't have been surprised; Miranda was a highly attractive woman, and it wasn't as if Cloud hadn't heard worse. Still, she had said it with such nonchalance that it caught him off-guard.

"Oh. I'm...sorry...I shouldn't have asked." With both of his eyebrows raised, he poked at the remaining chips in the bowl with a finger, not eating them just yet. "You...slept with him?" It was still Miranda's personal business, but she was already sharing, and Cloud was curious. "How did you wind up doing that, if you were only studying? I mean, we're studying now, but I'm not thinking about that while you're teaching me."

((OOC: Okay! I'll go look. Thank you for sharing. ^^))
4th-Apr-2007 04:27 am (UTC)
((I was going to finish this, with a pretty good backstory too. But I read the wiki article today and realized that my character is actually a guy. Thanks everybody for telling me this sooner! Since I've already done all the work for this lj, I'm keeping it, but changing the character back into what it's supposed to be. So I'm discontinuing this log because after tomorrow it will all be irrelevant. Sorry to do this to you like this.))
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