Betas: misumisu84 and polaris_etoile
Summary: First dates are SUPPOSED to be this awkward, right?
Rating: PG-15 (??) - for some language.
Pairing: Cloud Strife/Barret Wallace
Warnings: Game spoilers for the second visit to Gold Saucer, but it follows my own line of what the evening/storyline entailed, with the exception of the canon character/secret reveal bit. And, er, the language.
Disclaimer: We all know the drill. I don't own the characters or canon information included in my fic and I agree to give the characters back when I am done
Chapter Word Count:1,120
Total Word Count: 8,181
Author's Notes: I, for the life of me, could not figure out why I saw a few Cloud/Barret fics/doujinshis floating around on LJ. Then, I read through a Gold Saucer guide for small details to use in another fic. I saw the mention that the date Cloud goes on could also be with Barret. Well, that just served to make me want to write the pairing myself, since I am generally open to suggestion where the FFVII fandom goes. As always, thanks goes to my betas, misumisu84 and polaris_etoile, for double-checking my work for me. Also, all "Star Wars" mentions belong to George Lucas. See the end of the very last chapter for a few extra notes that address Canon Correctness (Copyright rights on that?) and such.
Crossposting: my InsaneJournal, ffvii_yaoi, barretcloud, and ffvii_yaoi