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You're something Beauitful, A Contradiction

WHO: Rufus Shinra and Zack Fair
WHEN: The other night
WHAT: Rufus wants Zack to come over, Zack listens

Zack had spent the last thirty minutes walking down the street from his apartment complex to Rufus'. He quickly looked over at his new phone (this touch thing was aaaawesome) to double check what number apartment it was. Once he confirmed, he went up the flight of stairs and knocked on the door. Knock Knock.

Why did Rufus wanna see him, anyways? It wasn't like Rufus was a great friend from before. More like an acquaintance he knew from back before the accident. At least... he thought that's how it was. The shooting had messed with his memories a bit along with his sense of time. (Sometimes he still felt like he was 19, even if he knew that wasn't the case) Whatever. It was something to do. Cloud still didn't want to see him, so Zack would just hang out with someone who did.


"What's wrong with this one?" Zack hopped in the passenger seat and buckled up. He looked around to see if there was anything wrong with it, which of course, there wasn't. It seemed like a perfectly good brand new car to him.

And if that was promised, Zack would be good. Zack would be very good.
"It's last year's model." That was what was wrong with it. it didn't even have keyless ignition. What was up with that? Yeah, he was spoiled a bit, but he couldn't help it. He was making up for his crappy childhood.
Zack looked at him. "And...?"

No. There nothing wrong with a car for being a year old.
"It's old."

Get a stare, Rufus.
He'll meet that stare with a stare of his own. "You want this one?" because, he was just going to push it off a cliff or something.
"If you're not gonna do anything with it." Of course Zack thought this was a joke. Why would Rufus offer him a car. A NEW Car.

...That he couldn't even drive.
That was the point. Zack would probably never get to drive it. But, that wasn't the point. "I'm just going to turn it back in either way."

Besides, if he gave the car to Zack, he'd have a rather hefty thing to hold over the SOLDIER.
"You're serious?!" No way. Why was Rufus being so nice to him?! He hardly even knew Rufus in High School. He hardly even knew Rufus now and he was getting a Car? One that he couldn't drive but still. It was a car. A Car that was awesome.
"You'd just have to do a few favors for me." Of course, there was a catch to the gift. "Though, it's really nothing much. I promise."
"Okay, I can do that." Leave it to Zack to agree to something and not ask about it. "Uh, thanks."
"Good." He started the car and pulled off. Luckily for Zack, Rufus was a good driver if not a speeder. "It really isn't too much. How would you feel about an internship with Shinra. Hm?"
Zack blinked. Okay, he just got a new car, maybe some food, and now an internship. Was this the best day ever? Maybe. "I dunno... Guess it'd depend on what the internship was...?"
"Who knows, who cares." he shrugged his shoulders at that. He just wanted to get someone closer to the nonsense that was his father's business. If it took him giving someone a car to suffer through the idiocy that was old man Shinra, then that was perfectly fine.
"Uh... me?" He would like to care if this was his internship he was talking about. "I dunno, though. I'd wanna see how school was first." He hadn't started yet, and if he took an internship, and then school got really hard, he'd fail. And then how would be get to being Chief of Police?

December 2009

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