The familiar summoning glyphs appeared around Cid, centered on the materia embedded in his body, and swirls of magic extended from him in thick coils, ripping apart anything in their path. Within moments, they had closed into a cocoon around the pilot, and then changed into pure energy that expanded up and out, like it was stretching its limbs. The light was so bright that even Vincent had to turn and shield his eyes for a moment, mirroring Tatsumi, and only when it faded could he look back at the summoned dragon.
It was Bahamut, that much was certain, but he had never seen Bahamut take any form like this one. His scales were the brightest of blues, like the sky on a cloudless day, and yet when he shifted they seemed darker than any night. There was red and gold along his wings, all three pairs of them, and his thick tail was bladed and ridged at the tip, looking sharper than any of Cloud’s swords. There were parts of him that were familiar — the shape of his wings, the sharp angle of his jaw — but Vincent had never seen this particular summon before.
Then his eyes widened. Tatsumi had mentioned fusing summon materia — he had fused the Bahamut materia together, all of the ones AVALANCHE had collected. And as much as he hated the man, Vincent had to admit it might be the only reason Cid had survived the fusion. There had only ever been one Bahamut, after all; he simply appeared to them in different forms, depending on which materia someone used to summon him. He was the king of dragons; his power was far too vast to be held in one materia.
So, uh, shit goes down.
Also, I need a beta or the sequel is going to take me forever to rewrite. Hit me up if you’re interested in helping out.
No, really, I need a beta. I wrote a 90,000-word draft last year and it’s terrible. I can salvage maybe half of it, but I need to completely rewrite the outline. I really need help. If you’re canon-savvy with FFVII and willing to help me wrangle this fic together I’d love the help.