Reno's Story Update 3 June 2012: Hey. Just wanted to let you know, that  I haven't abandoned this story. I had some health issues that--long story short--meant I needed surgery that led to an anaesthesia-induced brain injury. As a result, my "creative" part was completely cut off: writing--or any creative thinking, memory, detail-oriented work, etc., became too frustrating to contemplate. The good news is, these have, over time, been dealt with and Reno's been sitting there, in the background, quietly waiting for me to get my shyte together. So, soon. Thanks to those who have asked. :-)

  ~ Bethgael

Update 24 Feb 2013: The process is starting--I have Part 1 of a new story in the same world as Reno's Story and Undertow (Raith's diary): The Turk Files. File 1 deals with Tseng's past, which may help understand how I've gone with him for the next part of Reno's (which, of course, is finally edging into the actual original game time). See the link for The Turk Files down in the list. Once I have the next chapter of Reno's ready to go, I will be ordering this front page a bit better so it's easier to navigate and a bit less preachy.

~ Bethgael


OP: And hello, both to new readers and to anyone who's stumbled back to the stories after they have been down for so long!

I want to say a huge "thankyou" to the readers who made the stories so popular in 2005/6. Thankyou for your emails asking for them back--I didn't answer all of them, but they were all read, and appreciated. You
guys rock. :)

Also, thankyou to "leafonabreeze", who nominated this story for a Genesis Award for "Best Work In Progress Chaptered Fic" at :-)

NEWS: And, thankyou to those self-same Genesis Awards for shortlisting this story. :-)

NEWS: And thankyou, again, for giving Reno's Story the award for Best In Progress work. I am kinda chuffed. Much appreciated. :-D

If you're new here, please feel free to read and comment. Comments are good. Comments make writers feel like they are actually reaching someone--and if we're not doing that, then what's the point?

You may like to check out the FAQ as well, they aren't just a bunch of Q & A's but have more info on the stories and Reno himself.

Don't know who anyone is? Check out the Cast. The list isn't complete at this point, but each new SE-based char is linked to this page the first time I introduce them to the story.

If you're back, then things are a little different. Poke around and see what you think. Re-introduce yourself. Although, if you are back again, you'll need to make yourself known to me as a previous reader: I have a horrible memory, and there were a lot of you. :)

The Very Important Legal Bits

I do not claim ownership of these characters; they are the property of Square Enix (formerly Squaresoft). These stories are for entertainment purposes only. All rights are reserved to their respective copyright holders. The only copyright I retain is on the story content or storyline insofar as it is my own work, and not the quoted work or known history from the games, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis, and the movies, Final Fantasy: Advent Children and Final Fantasy VII: Last Order. Quoted work remains the property of Square Enix and its trade mark holders.

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The Warnings and Stuff

SPOILER ALERT. Some of these stories quote directly from the games and movie. If you haven't played any of them yet, and you wish to stay surprised, these stories will give many details you may not wish to read yet (particularly with BC). In general, the real game spoilers start in Part Four, but there are minor others throughout.

ADULT CONTENT ALERT. While not pornographic, this site contains: adult concepts, sexual content (erotica) and violence. In Australia, we're looking at a definite MA rating (not intended for people 15 and under), or NC-17 elsewhere. Having said that, the stories are not "yaoi", "smut" or "porn with a plot" but "tales with some explicit sexual content," so if you're just after titillation you're likely to be disappointed, sorry.

Kids (and if you are aged 16 or under, this means you. Yeah, yeah. I hated being called a "kid" when I was 14 too), if you do not have your parents' permission to read these stories, don't. They'll be here a while, grow up first. I won't let my own teenagers read this yet, so, I'll see you when you're 17. It's not my job to give you an education, and sex in stories is not real life, people.

Having said that, the nature of teenagers being what they are, parents please don't have a go at me if you catch your kids reading these stories. The first time my sons were each caught downloading porn I took their internet away. 'Nuff said.

If you are an adult offended by blatant erotic heterosexual content, don't read the stories. If you are an adult offended by blatant erotic homosexual content, don't read the stories. No-one's got a gun to your head and the warnings are not here for my entertainment; if you won't like what I write, don't read it. :-)

All of the Linky Bits

FFVII Stories 

Reno's Story Table of Contents  Updated 4 May '10
The story is here. 

The Turk Files NEW 24 Feb '13
Stories about some of the Turks before they joined Shin-Ra. Planned: Tseng, Braden, Katelyn and Dallas. 
Undertow: Raith's Story  Completed 27 May '09
Read Raith's (BC Player Char D) side. Designed to be read in conjunction with Reno's Story, and aids understanding of Reno's, particularly of Part Four. Note: I've now realised that Raith's is integral to Reno's Part Four, so have linked each chapter from the bottom of the page to indicate which of Raith's Story should be read when. It will take you offsite, but at the bottom of each of Raith's chapters, there's a link back to the next Reno chapter. Do read in conjunction. The poor boy needs some love. :)

Cold and Ruthless: Sephiroth's Untold Story
by Cvalh. Excellent of portrayal of Sephiroth, set within this version of Planet. Excellently written, definitely worth a read. :-D

Stand alone scenes, drabbles from Cloud's viewpoint at various points of Reno's Story. Mostly written as exercises, doesn't add to the story.

Cast of Characters: Who's what?
Copyright Policy: Read this, people. Navigation of this site presumes acceptance of this policy.
Credits: We never do this sort of thing in a vacuum.
References and Reasoning: Why I wrote it the way I did. Read this before commenting.
FAQ: Questions? Check this first.
Feedback: Feel free to comment. Constructive criticism, general chit chat between readers and salutations always welcome. If you have questions, please check the Reasonings and FAQ pages first. If the comments section gets very busy, I will consider opening another forum.
Other Final Fantasy Stories: on my main blog ~ Thankyou Rhaevyn for my birthday present bethgael. dot com!!!
Cassiopeia: Writing forum, jointly owned with Tempestmir. You can write your own stories (of any kind, not just fanfic, but fanfic is also good, from any realm) and post them here. All welcome.

Have fun, and enjoy!