#159 – Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart

Nida: *looks embarrassed* “Because…because…because you’re a whore!”

Originally Published: 2/14/06 . 24 pages

Synopsis
It’s Valentine’s Day at the ramble room and everybody’s in the mood for love. Reeve and Tseng have planned a romantic evening, and Kuja and Seymour each have blind dates. But will the night end happily for everyone?

Ramble Milestones
Nothing this time.

This is pretty unhappy for a Valentine’s day ramble. The losers are far and away the best part, but you gotta move the drama along somehow.

(it is valentine’s day! Sephiroth is hanging out with alucard in his kitchen)

Sephiroth: “So. Where’s your knight in shiny unbuttoned shirt?”

Alucard: “He should be here any minute. He said he had a big surprise for me.”

Sephiroth: “I bet it involves a thong.”

(alucard gets up to clear away their coffee mugs when the doorbell rings)

Alucard: “Can you get that?”

(sephiroth sighs dramatically but he gets up and answers the door. It’s dante)

Dante: *blink blink* “What are you doing here?”

Sephiroth: *sly smile* “Maybe I spent the night.”

Dante: *laughs loudly* “Yeah!! Right!!”

(he pushes past sephiroth and goes into the kitchen still laughing. Sephiroth shuts the door and follows with a frown)

Dante: “Hey, baby. Happy Valentines day!”

Alucard: “Happy Valentines day!”

(they kiss. Sephiroth makes a disgusted face)

Dante: “So remember that surprise?”

Alucard: “Yeah…”

Dante: “Well…here’s the first part!”

(he hands alucard a brochure, and alucard stares at it in confusion)

Alucard: “Vampire Fantasy Camp?”

Dante: “It’s a fantasy camp for vampires who wanna relive the old days!”

Alucard: *looks horrified*

Sephiroth: *looks happy*

Dante: “It’s for your dad!”

Alucard: *relieved* “Oh! Okay! For my dad?”

Dante: “Yeah! It’s in Transylvania and everything! And that way he’ll be outta our hair for a week!”

Alucard: “That is the best present I could have hoped for.”

(dracula wanders in)

Dracula: “Who’s calling for a cat?”

Alucard: “Look, Dad. Dante is sending you on a trip!” *hands him brochure*

Dracula: *looks at it* “Wow! Just like when I was a kid!” *long pause* “Hm. …I don’t remember ever being a baby goat.”

Alucard: “It’s really nice of you to do something nice for dad, Dante.”

Dante: “No problem! I like the old guy! It’s thanks to him I’ve got you! Plus he’s always good for a laugh!”

Dracula: “See, Alucard! I am good for something!”

Dante: “You better get packin’, Dracula, because your plane leaves in four hours!”

Dracula: “I’m going to the moon!” *runs out*

Alucard: “This is the truly the best Valentine’s gift I’ve ever received.”

Sephiroth: *rolls eyes*

Dante: “It’s not over yet.” *grins and takes out a picture* “Look what else I got!”

Alucard: “A room at ‘The Love Shack’ hotel?! Didn’t that just open up? I heard it’s already booked for a year!”

Dante: “That it is. But I plan ahead.” *grin*

Alucard: “I thought it was really expensive…”

Dante: “Nothing’s too expensive for you, baby.”

Alucard: *looking at picture* “They have heart shaped beds…”

Dante: “And champagne flute hot tubs.”

Sephiroth: “How cheesy!”

(alucard and dante both look over at him)

Dante: “Are you still here?”

Alucard: “Sephiroth…really. Do you mind?”

Sephiroth: *pouts* “Fine. You’re making me sick anyway. I’ll let myself out.”

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(meanwhile, over at the belmont homestead, franswa is in the kitchen baking up a storm when his relatives come in)

Trevor: “Franswa! What is it you’re doing now?”

Franswa: “Leave me alone! I’m baking some cookies!”

Simon: “Are they sugar free?”

Franswa: “No! These aren’t for you! They’re a present.”

Juste: “A present, eh? A Valentines day present?”

Franswa: “…No.”

Richter: “Yes they are! You have your heart shaped cookie cutter out!”

Franswa: “Okay, fine! It *is* a Valentine’s day present! Now leave me alone so I can finish this!”

Trevor: “I hope you got your sweetheart something for Valentine’s Day, Richter!”

Richter: *pales* “Uh…certainly I did. It’s…in the car.”

(he then flees the room. Everyone can hear him starting up the car and pulling out of the driveway like he’s in the indy 500)

Trevor: “Did I hear wrong? I thought he said it was in the car!”

Franswa: “No, you heard right. He lied.”

Trevor: “He what?”

Franswa: “He lied!”

Trevor: “Franswa! Don’t accuse your father of lying!”

Franswa: “That’s it! Get out! I have to finish these cookies!”

(trevor and simon hobble out. Juste stays behind)

Juste: “So! Mind if I ask who this special someone is?”

Franswa: *blushing* “…Nobody…”

Juste: “Now, now, Franswa! You need not be ashamed! What is the boy’s name?”

(franswa looks up in shock. Juste just keeps smiling)

Franswa: “What?”

Juste: “I said, what’s the boy’s name?”

Franswa: *blushing more* “What makes you think it’s a boy?”

Juste: “Sometimes a person can just tell these things! Now tell me, is it the nice boy with the blonde hair and that tattoo?”

Franswa: *more blushing* “Maybe…”

Juste: “He seems like a nice boy! Do you think he likes you too?”

Franswa: “Grandpa! I don’t feel comfortable talking about this with you!”

Juste: “All right, all right! I’ll go. You have fun with your baking.”

(he starts to leave…)

Franswa: “Hey, grandpa.”

Juste: *turns* “Hm?”

Franswa: “…If you want some sugar free ones, I’ll make them.”

Juste: *smiles* “That would be lovely.”

 

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(meanwhile in loser land, kuja and seymour are both putting on make-up. Heidegger is eating handfuls of those heart shaped candies while stinky sits nearby, and scarlet sits watching tv. Hojo and nida are nowhere to be seen.)

Scarlet: “I’m bored. Where’s that idiot Garden pilot?”

Heidegger: “Gya haa haa! What do you care?!” *shoves candy in his mouth*

Scarlet: “I don’t care! I’m just bored!”

(hojo then comes in with a jewelry box)

Hojo: “Oh beautiful angel! I got you a Valentine’s day gift!” *holds out box*

Kuja: *snatches it* “Great. I can wear it on my date tonight.”

Hojo: *frowns* “Date? But I had a romantic evening planned for us!”

Kuja: “Your idea of a romantic evening is watching porn you downloaded from the internet.”

Hojo: “…So what if it is?”

Kuja: “I have a blind date. A friend of mine set us up. He sounds fabulous.”

Seymour: “I have a blind date too.”

Kuja: “That’s because that’s the only kind of date you can get.”

Seymour: “You better hide your face behind some kind of veil so your date doesn’t run away when he sees you.”

Kuja: “I wouldn’t want to steal your idea. God knows you need it.”

Seymour: “You bitch!”

Heidegger: “Gya haa haa! Cat fight!”

Stinky: *rolls eyes*

(suddenly they hear loud music coming from upstairs and scary cackling laughter. Everybody freezes)

Scarlet: “He can’t…have anybody over…for Valentine’s day…can he?”

Seymour: “…I hope it’s not that octopus.”

Everyone: *shudders*

 

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(meanwhile, at the ramble room, reeve is hanging out in the ramble room when tseng enters. From the way he’s dressed he looks like he’s been at the gym. Reno, irvine, zidane, zell, elena and lily are there as well)

Tseng: “Hey, Reeve! Happy Valentine’s Day!” *kisses reeve then takes lily from elena*

Reeve: “You were up early this morning.”

Tseng: “Yeah, I’m sorry. I didn’t want to wake you.”

Reeve: “It’s fine! Happy Valentine’s day AND Happy Anniversary!”

Tseng: “That’s right! It’s our 4th anniversary!”

Irvine: “Geez…4 years? I can’t even get to the 4th date.”

Reno: “Don’t you usually hide on Valentine’s day, Irvine?”

Irvine: *shrugs* “I can’t remember anymore.”

Elena: “Do you guys have anything planned?”

Reeve and Tseng: “Yeah!” *pause and look at each other* “You do?”

Tseng: “I thought you wanted *me* to pick what we do…”

Reeve: “I thought I was supposed to plan something…”

Both: “……”

Tseng: “I guess we never talked about it.”

Reeve: “…I guess not.” *brightens* “But that’s okay! I bet we both planned something great! What did you have in mind, sweetie?”

Tseng: “Well I got tickets for a basketball game! And then I thought we could go to a club afterwards!”

Reeve: *frowns* “Oh…”

Tseng: *frowns* “…You don’t like it?”

Reeve: “Well, I made restaurant reservations at that new french restaurant that just opened up. And I got tickets for the opera.”

Tseng: “…Oh.”

Both: “……”

Reeve: “Well, it’s no big deal! We’ll just do your idea!”

Tseng: “No! Yours sounds fine!”

Reeve: “I know! Why don’t we compromise? We’ll go to the opera and then we can have a drink at a club.”

Tseng: “…What about we go to the restaurant and the basketball game?”

Reeve: “Heh… Tseng… Sweetie… These opera tickets are expensive! I can’t just give them away to anyone! Those basketball tickets will be much easier to get rid of!”

(tseng frowns, but he reaches into his pocket and takes out the tickets. He then looks at irvine and reno.)

Tseng: “You guys want them?”

Reno: “Sure!”

Irvine: “Yeah! It’s easy to meet chicks at sporting events!”

(reno plucks the tickets from tseng’s hand and they leave happily. Tseng’s still frowning)

Reeve: “Well! Now that that’s settled, we should go get ready for tonight!”

(he leaves. Tseng sighs, gives lily a kiss and then hands her back to elena. Then he leaves. Then elena gets up)

Elena: “You two have been awfully quiet.”

Zidane and Zell: *shrug*

Elena: “…Okay then.”

(she leaves. Zell looks at zidane)

Zell: “Where’s Algus?”

Zidane: “At the store stocking up at the Valentine’s day candy sales. He likes to buy it extra cheap and then give it to me no matter how stale it gets.”

Zell: “Oh. So that’s why you were eating those heart shaped marshmallow peeps in December.”

Zidane: *shudders* “Yeah. That was like chewing bricks.”

(there’s a long pause)

Zell: “Hey, Zidane? Can I ask you something?”

Zidane: “What’s up?”

Zell: “…You think Franswa likes me?”

Zidane: “I knew it! You like Franswa!”

Zell: “Yeah, well, I don’t think he likes me!”

Zidane: “Why not?”

Zell: “…’Cause I kissed him, and he didn’t say anything about it.”

Zidane: “You kissed Franswa!?”

Zell: “Yeah… But he didn’t act like he liked it or anything.”

Zidane: *frowns* “Oh. Yeah. Then I would say he doesn’t like you.”

Zell: *frowns* “………………” *sigh* “Oh well. I guess we can still be friends, right?”

Zidane: “Sure!” *long pause* “So. You got any interest in me?”

Zell: “What?”

Zidane: *moves eyebrows suggestively*

Zell: “No.”

Zidane: “Aw, c’mon!”

Zell: “No.”

Zidane: “Man… Why won’t anyone have sex with me?”

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(meanwhile, rufus and algus are coming inside, loaded down with bags of candy.)

Rufus: “You should have brought Zidane with us! Now we’re stuck carrying these bags!”

Algus: “I told you why I don’t want him around! I don’t want him to pick out his own candy! He’ll be giddy with power!”

(they then turn a corner and almost bump right into edgar and setzer…who are holding hands. Rufus and algus notice this right away and stare at them looking confused. Edgar and setzer freeze)

Rufus: “Uh…”

Edgar: “Um…”

Algus: “Hm…”

Setzer: “Oh…heh, you’re…probably wondering why we’re holding hands aren’t you?”

Edgar: “Yes! Yes! Hilarious story, really! Absolutely hilarious!”

Setzer: “You see, we were…uh…putting together a…umm…”

Edgar: “Box for tools!”

Setzer: “Right! Yes! A, um, a toolbox. We were putting together a toolbox, and uh, I got some super glue on my hand!”

Edgar: “And then we both reached for a tool at the same time…”

Setzer: “And bam!” *holds up their joined hands* “This is what happened.”

Edgar: “Yes. Damn super glue!”

Setzer: “We’re going right now to get our hands separated.”

Edgar: “Right! So we best be on our way!”

Setzer: “See you later.”

(they leave. Rufus and algus took at each other.)

Rufus: “That must be annoying. Imagine being glued to someone like that!”

Algus: “Quite embarrassing. Quite embarrassing indeed.”

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(meanwhile, back to loser land, nida returns looking triumphant and holding something in a paper bag. The only ones in the room are heidegger and stinky)

Nida: “Scarlet! Hey, Scarlet!” *frowns* “Hey! Why isn’t she planted in front of the TV like usual?”

Heidegger: “Gya haa haa! She’s in Kuja’s room with the rest of them! Gya haa haa!”

(nida puts the bag on the couch and goes back to kuja’s room. Kuja stands before a mirror, modeling some high heels, while seymour, hojo and scarlet stand around watching)

Kuja: “Do these make my ankles look fat?”

Seymour: “Don’t worry. Nothing could be as fat as your ass.”

Kuja: “Why don’t you do everyone a favor and tape your mouth closed?!”

Hojo: “I don’t understand why we can’t be together!”

Kuja: “Would you stop? At least you have that porn you downloaded. Now someone tell me how these look!”

Scarlet: “I don’t know how you can look better in heels than I do.”

Nida: “Scarlet! Scarlet! There you are!”

Scarlet: *sigh* “What is it, Nida?”

Nida: *grabs her wrist* “I have something to show you!”

(he excitedly drags a bored looking scarlet back into the main room where he notices the bag is gone.)

Nida: *looks mad* “Hey! Where’ that bag I just brought in?!”

Heidegger: “Gya haa haa! I think I mighta ate it! Gya haa haa!”

Nida: “You fat piece of…of…fat! I spent four hours at the store trying to find the perfect box of candy for Scarlet, and you ate it in three seconds!”

Heidegger: “More like one! Gya haa haa!”

Scarlet: *blink blink* “You bought me a Valentine’s Day gift?”

Nida: “Yes!”

Scarlet: “…Why?”

Nida: *looks embarrassed* “Because…because…because you’re a whore!”

(he runs out. Scarlet stands here looking confused)

Heidegger: “What a wiener! Gya haa haa!”

Scarlet: *throws hands in the air* “Whatever. It’s still the closest thing to Valentine’s Day romance I’m gonna get.”

Heidegger: “Damn right! Gya haa haa!”

Scarlet: “Shut up, Heidegger!”

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(meanwhile, elena is in the tv room with lily. Bloopsy the thunder flan is on tv again)

Creature: *crying* “No, Bloopsy! Not thundaga!”

Bloopsy: *gurgles and casts thundaga*

Creature: “Owwwwwwwwwwww!!”

Elena: “…Why am I still watching this?”

(then rufus enters.)

Rufus: “Hi, Elena!”

Elena: “Oh! Hi, President Rufus!”

(rufus comes over and sits down next to elena. Lily looks at rufus and smiles and makes a happy baby noise.)

Rufus: *smiles* “Look at you! You’re so cute!”

Elena: *smiles* “You wanna hold her?”

Rufus: “Uh, okay!”

(so elena hands lily to rufus and he holds her on his lap)

Rufus: “She’s getting big!”

Elena: “She’s 3 months old already! Can you believe it?”

Rufus: “Three months? Wow.” *pause* “Well Elena, I think it’s time you had a night out.”

Elena: “What do you mean?”

Rufus: “I can’t let you and Lily sit home on her first Valentine’s day! I wanna take you both out.”

Elena: “Oh! Why thank you, President Rufus! That’s really nice of you!”

Rufus: “Great! Is six o’clock all right?”

Elena: “Yeah! That’s fine, President Rufus!”

Rufus: “Then I’ll see you then!”

(he hands lily back to elena and then he gets up to leave, however he stops in the doorway to look back at her)

Rufus: “Oh and Elena…you don’t have to call me President Rufus all the time. None of those idiots do.”

Elena: *flustered* “Uh…okay…Rufus.”

(he grins at her and leaves. Elena turns back towards the tv looking a very flushed.)

Elena: “Wow, Lily…Mommy’s boss is taking us out!”

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(meanwhile, later, kuja arrives at the very upscale restaurant where he’s supposed to meet his date.)

Kuja: *looking around* “…White rose…white rose…ah!”

(he spots someone holding a white rose at the far corner of the room, but he cannot see who that person is. He makes his way over there smiling his prettiest smile. Well, at least until he sees who his date is. The date’s eyes almost bug out of his head. Why? Because it’s seymour.)

Seymour and Kuja: “You?!”

Kuja: “You’re my blind date?!”

Seymour: “You’re *my* blind date?!”

Kuja: “I was told you were handsome and intelligent with excellent fashion sense!”

Seymour: “That’s what I was told!”

Both: “Argh!”

Kuja: “I don’t believe this!”

Seymour: *sigh* “Well what now?”

Kuja: “What do you mean ‘what now’? I know I’ll never go on a blind date again!”

Seymour: “I mean now we don’t have dates for Valentine’s Day! And we do have a table at this very exclusive restaurant…”

Kuja: *sigh* “You’re right. I’d like to say I ate here. Even if it’s with you.”

Seymour: “We’ll just need alcohol.”

Both: “And lots of it.”

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(a short time later, the opera reeve and tseng are attending is ending. Celes is onstage performing the end of the opera from ffvi. Reeve is obviously engrossed in the performance. Tseng is kind of slumped over, with his head resting on reeve’s shoulder… anyway, the opera ends and the performers start taking their bows. Reeve applauds enthusiastically. Tseng’s still not moving)

Reeve: *clapping* “Wow! Wow! That was just amazing! Simply amazing! Bravo! Bravo!” *turns to look at tseng* “…Tseng.” *moves his shoulder* “Tseng!” *moves it more but tseng’s not moving* “TSENG!”

(he jerks his shoulder out from under tseng’s head. Tseng’s head falls down and hits the armrest. He wakes up with a start)

Tseng: “Huh? What?” *sees everyone clapping* “Oh.” *starts clapping*

Reeve: “Tseng! You fell asleep!”

Tseng: “I did? Oh. Sorry, Reeve.”

Reeve: *frowns* “You didn’t like the opera?”

Tseng: “No! I thought it was great! I was just tired.”

Reeve: *gives him a knowing look* “…Don’t lie to me, please.”

Tseng: *sigh* “Fine. I’m sorry. It just didn’t interest me.”

Reeve: *sigh*

Tseng: “Can we go to the club now?”

Reeve: “…Yeah. Let’s go.”

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(meanwhile, franswa heads over to the ramble room with a tray pack high with heart shaped cookies that he has iced with red, pink and white icing. He goes to zell’s room and knocks on the door, looking a bit nervous. A minute later, zell answers.)

Zell: “Oh! Hi, Franswa!”

Franswa: “Hi, Zell.”

Both: “…………………”

Zell: “Uh…what’s going on?”

Franswa: “Not much…not much.”

Both: “……………………”

Zell: “…What’s with the cookies?”

Franswa: “Oh! Right! The cookies! Heh. Boy, am I dumb or what? You want one?” *holds out tray*

Zell: “Of course! Thanks, man!” *takes one and takes a bite* “Wow! These are great!”

Franswa: *beams* “Thanks!” *coughs and mutters* “…I made them for you…”

Zell: “What?”

Franswa: “Uh, nothing. I’m glad you like them.”

Zell: “You know, I’m glad we’re friends!”

(franswa suddenly looks like he’s been slapped across the face. His smile falters, and he has to force it back on)

Franswa: “Yeah. …Friends.”

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(meanwhile, reeve and tseng are at a club standing by the bar. They each have a drink in front of them. Reeve does not look happy. Tseng is talking to some other guy who leaves after a moment. Tseng turns back to reeve)

Reeve: “What is that, like the fourth guy to hit on you?”

Tseng: “I told him I was married, and he left!”

Reeve: “We’ve hardly been here half an hour!”

Tseng: “I’m sorry, Reeve! But it’s not like I’m going over to these guys! They’re coming over to me!”

Reeve: *hangs head* “…I know.”

Both: “………………”

Tseng: “…Do you wanna go home?”

Reeve: “I don’t want to ruin your good time.”

Tseng: “…I’m not having a good time.”

(they look at each other. They both look like they want to say something, but neither one does. Instead they just both kind of smile a little.)

Reeve: “…Okay. Then let’s go home.”

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(meanwhile, back to kuja and seymour’s ‘date’, they are sitting in a booth in a secluded corner of the restaurant. They’re at a ‘romantic table for two’ so they’re forced to sit next to each other in the booth. Consequently there are many, many, empty martini glasses in front of them. They are both drunk out of their minds…)

Kuja: “And it’s like…Hojo is just…he’s just…he’s just *ugh*. …You know what I mean?”

Seymour: “Uh-huh. Uh-huh.”

Kuja: “And it’s like…and it’s like I’m tired of being with like the same guy with the same crappy moves. You know?”

Seymour: “Yeah… I know.”

Kuja: *sigh* “I’m drunk.”

Seymour: “Yeah you are.”

Kuja: “I probably look horrible…”

Seymour: “Nah…you look hot.”

Kuja: “I do?”

Seymour: “Yeah… Except you got glitter in your hair.”

Kuja: *pulling a random strand of hair in front of his face to look* “I do?”

Seymour: “Yeah.”

Kuja: “…How’d I get glitter in my hair?”

Seymour: “Do I have any in my hair?”

Kuja: “No… But it would probably make it look better anyway.”

Seymour: “…You are such a bitch.”

Kuja: *laughs* “Yeah. And you like it.”

(they look at each other and then…then kuja and seymour, the two rivals, grab one another and start making out like crazy…)

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(meanwhile, reeve and tseng arrive back home.)

Tseng: “Wow. It’s still pretty early.”

Reeve: “Yeah.”

(tseng looks at the bed, then at reeve. Reeve just looks away, rubbing the back of his neck)

Reeve: “Um… I think I’m gonna take a shower.”

Tseng: “Oh.” *frowns* “Okay.”

(reeve goes to head for the bathroom)

Tseng: “…I love you, Reeve.”

Reeve: *pauses in the doorway* “…I know you do. And I love you too.”

(he comes back over to tseng, gives him a kiss, and then goes back into the bathroom. Tseng, looking dazed shuffles over and to chair and collapses into it with a defeated sigh)

Tseng: “What is *wrong* with us…?”

 

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(it is kind of early. In fact, shell and rude are just heading out now, along with seifer and Ashley)

Shell: “This Valentine’s Day dance is going to be great!”

Seifer: *grumbles* “It better be…for 100 bucks a head!”

Ashley: “Oh please! It’s the one day a year you actually do anything nice for me!”

Shell: “Rude is always doing nice stuff for me!”

Rude: “Thanks, Shell.”

(they leave. Meanwhile, in the ramble room, lark is all dressed to go out. She’s straightening up the ramble room because it’s a bit of a mess. She’s got the radio on and is singing along as she works)

Radio voice: “That was The Righteous Brothers with “Unchained Melody”. And now here’s a little Elton John and Kiki Dee to liven up your Valentine’s Day!”

(and the song ‘don’t go breakin’ my heart’ comes on. This song is infamous around the ramble room, of course. Lark starts singing along, just absentmindedly)

Lark: *sings* “Don’t go breakin’ my heart… I couldn’t if I tried… Oh honey if I get restless… Baby you’re not that kind…”

(during the very short musical interlude that comes before the next verse sephiroth comes racing into the room. He comes to a sliding stop just in time for his cue)

Sephiroth: *sings* “Don’t go breakin’ my heart…”

Lark: *smiles and sings but doesn’t look at him and continues what she’s doing* “You take the weight off of me.”

Sephiroth: *sings and comes over to her* “Oh honey when you knock on my door…”

Lark: *sings and smiles at him* “Ooh, I gave you my key.”

Both: *sing and smile at each other* “Ooh hoo! Nobody knows it!”

Sephiroth: *sings* “When I was down…”

Lark: *sings* “I was your clown.”

(she goes to turn back to what she was doing but he grabs her shoulders and keeps her faced towards him)

Both: *sing* “Ooh hoo! Nobody knows it!”

Sephiroth: *sings* “Right from the start…”

Lark: *sings* “I gave you my heart. Oh ho. I gave you my heart…”

Sephiroth: *sings* “So don’t go breakin’ my heart!”

Lark: *sings* “I won’t go breakin’ your heart.”

Both: *sing* “Don’t go breakin’ my heart!”

(she breaks away from him and keeps picking up the junk around the room. He follows her and keeps singing. He’s putting his all into the song, she’s not)

Sephiroth: *sings* “Nobody told us.”

Lark: *sings* “Cause nobody showed us…”

Sephiroth: *sings* “And now it’s up to us babe.”

Lark: *sings* “Oh, I think we can make it.”

(she puts everything she’s picked up in the garbage and sephiroth stands right behind her. When she turns around she looks shocked to find him so close and he reaches out and takes both her hands. She kind of rolls her eyes but plays along. She doesn’t realize that sephiroth is not doing it playfully)

Sephiroth: *sings* “So don’t misunderstand me.”

Lark: *sings* “You put the light in my life.”

Sephiroth: *sings* “Oh you put the sparks to the flame.”

Lark: *sings* “I got your heart in my sights.”

Both: *sing* “Ooh ho! Nobody knows it!”

Sephiroth: *sings* “When I was down…”

Lark: *sings* “I was your clown.”

Both: *sing* “Ooh ho! Nobody knows it!”

Sephiroth: *sings* “Right from the start…”

Lark: *sings* “I gave you my heart. Oh ho. I gave you my heart.”

Sephiroth: *sings* “So don’t go breakin’ my heart.”

Lark: *sings* “I won’t go breakin’ your heart.”

Sephiroth: *sings* “Don’t go breakin’ my heart…”

(she goes to pull away but he tightens his grip on her hands.)

Lark: *confused* “Sephy…”

Song on radio: *sings* “Don’t go breakin’ my heart…”

Sephiroth: “Typical! It’s Valentine’s Day and your loser of a fiancé hasn’t done anything for you!”

Lark: “Uh, actually, Sephy–“

Sephiroth: “That’s just wrong. He doesn’t deserve you, Lark!”

Lark: “Sephiroth, he–“

Sephiroth: “You don’t need to make excuses for him, Lark! I see how it is!”

Brady: *entering* “Hey, baby. Ready to go?”

(sephiroth turns and sees Brady in the doorway, also dressed to go out. He frowns and sephiroth lets lark yank her hands out of his)

Lark: “Yeah! Let’s go!”

(so she and Brady leave. Sephiroth looks angry. He has his fists clenched at his side)

Sephiroth: “Argh!! I need some fresh air!”

(and so he stomps outside. But as soon as he does he sees auron and vincent cuddling on the porch swing. He takes one look, his eyes get wide, and he turns around and goes right back inside. He looks more angry than ever)

Sephiroth: “Dammit!”

(he stalks into the ramble room and goes straight for the liquor cabinet. He takes out a bottle of whiskey and a few shot glasses. He pours the whiskey into the shot glasses and he’s on his second shot when zidane enters)

Zidane: “Hey, Sephiroth.” *notices what he’s doing* “…Party for one?”

Sephiroth: “I need to get drunk.” *takes another shot*

(and zidane stands there for a moment before he gets a little wicked smile of evil on his face.)

Zidane: “Oh, really? Well! It’s never good to drink alone! Pour one for me!”

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 

(the next morning sephiroth wakes up in bed, the sun streaming in from the window. He cringes in the light.)

Sephiroth: “Uh…my head…” *puts a hand to his head* “How much did I drink?”

(he then rolls over in bed and his eyes immediately go wide. Why? Because next to him in bed is zidane, who is wearing nothing but a very big smile)

Zidane: “Goooooooooood morning!”

Sephiroth: *screams*

 

To Be Continued…

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