Dream Angel (Final Fantasy VII, Cloud Strife/Tifa Lockheart, #6)
Pairing: Cloud Strife/Tifa Lockheart
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Theme: #6, The Space Between Dream and Reality
Disclaimer: not mine, but oh do I wish they were!
She was a light sleeper, always had been, and so any time Cloud stirred or got out of bed it woke Tifa. This morning was no exception as Cloud slipped out of bed before the first light of dawn had even graced the sky. Tifa moaned softly and turned over, her eyes slowly adjusting as she tried to read the glow of the alarm clock.
4:58 am… Gods, what was he doing up at this hour? She yawned, then rolled over onto his pillow and closed her eyes. Then she heard him moving around in the bathroom and she rolled back over, curling herself into the warmth of the covers to drift back off to sleep.
She was sleeping by the time Cloud slipped back into bed, her long dark hair flowed over her pillow and he brushed away a few strands that had fallen in her face. She stirred slightly and he sat back to watch her sleep. After a moment, he slid closer to her under the covers, seeking refuge from the cold of the morning in the pile of blankets and the warmth of her body heat.
Tifa stirred again, surfacing from sleep enough to press her body back against him. His hands slid over her skin, hardly obscured as she wore next to nothing to bed. As he traced the line of her hip, he felt the unmistakable urge that always seemed to find him in her presence. His hands flowed over her body and he cupped one of her breasts, drawing a sleepy moan from her lips. She opened her eyes to him and smiled sleepily, rolling towards him and nuzzling at his neck.
He rubbed her nipple gently and she wriggled against him with a groan.
“Please, Cloud,” she said. “I’ve got a lot of stuff to do tomorrow – let me get a few more hours sleep and then I’ll make it up to you.”
Tifa pushed her way up through the fog of sleep and crushed his mouth with hers. She caressed his tongue with hers and then ended the kiss as suddenly as it had started, leaving Cloud breathless.
She rolled back over, curling herself into the covers. Cloud followed suit, trying his best to get comfortable while painfully aroused, and found himself looking forward to the chime of the alarm for the first time in his life.