For anyone who doesn't know the history, I first wrote a birth-to-death story for Reno a few years ago (Five? Six? I've lost track). It was quite popular, to the point where I eventually ended up shutting the whole thing down and taking the story offline completely. There were a few bolshy residents back then. They were very young, and...er... acted it. And there was some plagiarism of my story, as well. It all got a bit ridiculous.
And I was much less tolerant back then. They used to give me the shits, to be frank.
Anyway, that doesn't mean I ever stopped liking the character, and with the advent (s'cuse the pun) of all of the FVII add-ons, I realised that what I'd done was no longer that accurate and that I wanted to do another work-up (again, s'cuse the pun). The first parts are quite different (I've introduced Rude's VP occasionally, for a start, and also have adjunct but separate stories from Cloud, Vincent/Yuffie and Tseng/Rufus/Elena to go with it, collectively called The Evanescence Cycles, which I'll post when I've posted the adjunct chapters of Reno's), and I lost most of my old readers, but that's okay.
The last version was a bit tamer, or a bit more obvious, depending on how you look at it. I think this one's an improvement, but it's hard to tell. No one I know now read it then (I used to have this "thing" about being ashamed to admit I wrote fanfic. How silly I was).
Everything written thus far is "original", as I haven't gotten to the games in the timeline yet. I'm thinking Part Four will start to head into Before Crisis, at the rate it seems to be going. Once I'm into the bits that refer to FFVII proper, it should go faster--apart from some major writing edits, the story shouldn't change too much, except to incorporate all the "stuff" newly added from before the game starts.At that point, there will be many spoilers, but I'll warn ahead of time.
Anyway, it's all on the blogspot site for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
~ Cast Of Characters ~
Here ~ Updated regularly
Stuff on Before Crisis characters that isn't what I made up (the rest is)
Just fyi, the chars in the contents title banner are: L-R: Rufus Shinra, Veld [BC NPC], Elena, Tseng, Rude, Reno, Dallas [BC Player char G], Katelyn [BC Player char A], Raith [BC Player char D], Cloud.
Part One: The Importance of Family ~*~ Complete soundtrack ~*~
Chapter One ~ Re-posted 2 Apr 07
Chapter Two ~ Added 10 Apr 07
Chapter Three ~ Added 20 Apr 07
Part Two: The Best of Friends ~*~ Complete soundtrack ~*~
Chapter Four ~ Added 18 May 07
Chapter Five ~ Added 21Jun 07
Chapter Six ~ Added 22 Aug 07
Chapter Seven ~ Added 22 Nov 07
Part Three: The Associate of Corruption ~*~ Complete Soundtrack ~*~
Chapter Eight ~ Added 4 Dec 07
Chapter Nine ~ Added 9 Jan 08 ~ rewrite 17 Feb 08
Chapter Ten ~ Added 23 Feb 08
Chapter Eleven ~ Added 24 Feb 08
Chapter Twelve ~ Added 13 Mar 08
Chapter Thirteen ~ Added 22 Apr 08 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow (Raith's Story) Pt 1] ~ Added 6 May 08
Part Four: The Sirocco of Change ~*~Soundtrack Pt 1~*~
Chapter Fourteen ~ Added 4 Jun 08 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow Pt 2] ~ Added 4 Jun 08
Chapter Fifteen ~ Added 22 Aug 08 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow Pt 3] ~ Added 21 Aug 08
Chapter Sixteen ~ Added 28 Sept 08
Chapter Seventeen ~ Added 1 Oct 08 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow Pt 4] ~ Added 6 Oct 08
Chapter Eighteen ~ Added 9 Oct 08
Chapter Nineteen ~ Added 14 Oct 08 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow Pt 5] ~ Added 18 Oct 08, rewrite 19 Oct 08
Chapter Twenty ~ Added 8 Dec 08
Chapter Twenty-one ~ Added 13 Dec 08 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Fallen (Cloud) 1: Whisper] ~ Added 14 Dec 08
Chapter Twenty-two ~ Added 31 Dec 08 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow Pt 6] ~ Added 3 Jan 09
Chapter Twenty-three ~ Added 12 Jan 09 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow Pt 7] ~ Added 15 Apr 09
Chapter Twenty-four ~ Added 20 May 09 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow Pt 8] ~ Added 23 May 09
Chapter Twenty-five ~ Added 23 May 09
Chapter Twenty-six ~ Added 27 May 09 ~ # ~ # ~ # ~ [Undertow: Postscript] ~ Added 27 May 09
Part Five: The Seduction of Power
Chapter Twenty-seven ~ Added 4 May 10
Chapter Twenty-eight ~ coming soon
Part Six: The Antithesis of Strife
Part Seven: The Dawning of Night
Part Eight: The End of Being
~ Map of Planet ~
Image from FFShrine.