Characters: Rufus Shinra & Tseng
Series: Final Fantasy VII
Theme Song: Insane - Myah Marie
Date: 26th November 2012
Author’s Note: Snippet from a full length story.
Sweating it out, Rufus sat hunching over his paperwork, scribbling his signature over and over just like he had been for the past two hours. Tseng stood in the doorway of the President’s office, waiting for Rufus to notice him. He purposely coughed and his employer glared at the disturbance. “What do you want?” The blond got straight to the point.
Tseng tried to conceal his grin as he walked towards the man known to be a brat. Sighing, the dark haired man sat across from his boss only to earn himself a cautious glance. Pretending to be fed up, he rested his head on his hand and looked at his employer. Over dramatically, Tseng sighed again.
Becoming fast irritated, Rufus slammed down his pen and stared at his henchman. Eyebrow twitching and jaw pulsing, Rufus asked again. “What the hell’s wrong with you?!”
“Bored...” The Wutai man said plainly, picking up a pen. The blond looked at the usually professional, composed man with disbelief. Shaking off the annoyance, he went back to his work.
Tseng clicked the pen continuously, and Rufus grinded his teeth at the abnormal behaviour of his best Turk.
Slamming his hands on the worktop unable to take any more of the games he was sure Tseng was playing, the head of Shinra Electric Power Company demanded answers. “God damn you! What do you want from me?”
Laying the pen down on the desk, Tseng lounged back into the luxurious chair. His attitude suddenly changed. “I’m glad you finally asked.” He cooed, grinning something wicked. “You’re free tomorrow, so I want you to come out with me.” He told sternly.
Rufus gawked, dumbstruck. Eventually finding his voice, he spoke. “No, I’m not. I’m booked up all day!” He matter of facted.
Tseng raised an eyebrow out of surprise. “That’s strange...” He stated, sounding genuinely confused. “Because I cancelled everything you were supposed to be doing tomorrow.” The proud tone was obvious as he inspected his nails casually. The blond shot up, his expression filled with horror. “Meetings, interviews, appointments...” The Turk continued to dig the knife in.
Rufus repeated what the man had just said, but far more breathlessly. His eyes darted around his desk for the phone.
“Come on Ruffy. Come out with me?” Tseng played. The horror turned to rage as the head of Shinra slowly moved around the desk, picking up an envelope opener on the way. “Now Ruffy, don’t do anything stupid.” The dark haired man chuckled as he also started moving around the desk, trying to avoid his deranged boss.
Unable to comprehend his subordinate’s actions, the young leader made a jump for the Turk, who was now full-blown laughing as he dodged unreasonable lunatic. “Now sir, don’t exhort yourself; you know how you get.” The Wutai man jested dangerously.
Rufus stopped in his tracks to think over the remark. “Where the Hell is Tseng and what have you done to him?” The leader barked, seriously thinking the man in front of him was an imposter. All the head Turk did was snort at the irate blonde. “It’s Hojo, isn’t it? He got to you too?” Rufus ranted.
“Come with me tomorrow and I’ll stop pestering you.” He offered.
Rufus, who had lost all control over his brain and mouth, accidentally agreed. “Fine, Sure, whatever. Just get out of my office and leave me alone.”
With that said, Tseng bowed and exited quietly, leaving poor Rufus to stand alone in the middle of his office sweating, and panting, and brandishing an envelope opener.
Tseng shut the door behind him. Turning to his colleagues, he held out his hand. “Thank you very much.” A dark smirk crossed his lips as he accepted his winnings. Begrudgingly, Reno, Rude, and Elena all handed over the planned wager.
“How’d ya do it, yo?” Reno leered, genuinely interested in how he got their infamously tight-fisted boss to do something that wouldn’t be a pay out for him.
The Turk leader was already half way down the hall, but answered regardless. “My charm.”
Updated: 4th February 2018 – 16:18
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