12 June 2013 @ 06:44 pm
[Zack is looking banged up. There are bruises and cuts all over his arms and a rather nasty bump on his right temple. He is resting as much as he can - the City doesn't give much downtime between curses - and he is currently trying to wrap some gauze around his deeper cuts.]

I don't want to see another worm...or another meteor. [He shakes his head and gives up on trying to doctor himself. There is a reason people are paid to be healers.] My dog has the worst luck. A meteor almost hit him and then a worm almost ate him.

[Poor thing. Zack pats a spot beside him on his couch. The black dog crawls up and snuggles against Zack's side, looking exhausted.]

I've got your back, buddy, don't worry.
25 May 2013 @ 07:21 pm
[Zack has his ears plugged. He is waving his buster sword with fierce determination. The muscles of his arms are pulled taut as he makes one last swing and buries the sword into the dirt at his feet.

Don't worry, no one was harmed in the making of this practice session.]

I don't have anything against good music, but I like picking my favorites; not having them picked for me. [He points at the plugs in his ears.] Get yourself a pair and wait for midnight.

[With a charming wink, he picks up his sword and slips it back into place on his back.]

If anyone is feeling uneasy and would like some company, just ask for Zack.
06 April 2013 @ 12:27 am
Can I have directions? [Zack's voice is lower than usual. Almost alluringly so.

When the seemingly random woman on the street answers with "to where?", he grins cheekily and leans in, ignoring all etiquette concerning personal space.]

To your heart.

[Somehow he manages to make even such a corny pick-up line sound...enticing. At least the woman thinks so judging by the color of her cheeks.

Zack turns to his communicator and openly winks. Score.]

[OOC: All responses will come from [personal profile] firstclasssoldier. ♥]
24 March 2013 @ 02:58 am
I'm sorry if you were embarrassed by the curse the other day. I think some of that stuff is worth a laugh but not much else. The people who know you will know none of it is true.

[Obviously this is the perfect time to do some squats. Don't mind him while he does a few before continuing.]

I guess the city was just trying to get a rise out of you. [He's amused that he wasn't affected by the curse.] They probably knew it wouldn't work on me. I don't mind laughing at myself.

[A few more squats. Can't do enough of them, really.]

What I'm saying is: pick your battles. If you can laugh it off, don't bother with it. If you can't, either ignore it or do something about it.

[His smile turns a little sad.] And seeing as we're in a place where we can't do anything about it, ignoring it is your best option.
06 February 2013 @ 10:08 pm
It was interesting to see my...heart? Was that what that was? I spent yesterday chasing the thing through the streets. [He smiles, not at all perturbed by having to do so.] At least a part of me can take flight.

[Zack pours water over himself, drenching his hair. He then shakes off in an all too dog-like fashion. Today, he lacks his usual armor. All he seems to be wearing are his pants and boots.]

It's nice to have a mission again, though I guess I didn't have to chase after it. But it's my heart. I'd hate for it to get stolen!

[He touches his chest and sighs.]

I'm glad it's back. [Closing his sky blue eyes, Zack reaches down - off camera - and lifts up his buster-sword. Swinging it with ease, he goes back to his training. Not many people get to see a SOLDIER like this - though usually he would have the assistance of technology. But he's okay without it. Besides, he has found he likes to get worked up whenever he can.

It makes him feel alive.]
14 January 2013 @ 12:31 am
[The wind is clearly audible on this transmission. Zack has some duct tape between his teeth (as well as in his hands) and he is sealing up his windows - just in case. The last thing he wants is to wake up, covered in snow.]

I suggest you do the same. [He smiles at the communicator and waves the roll of duct tape.] If you need help, I'll get to you somehow. The cold shouldn't affect me much.

[Stretching his arms over his head, he watches the blizzard gain momentum outside.]

This will be an interesting day. I hope everyone is warm enough. [He pauses and takes a seat.] If all else fails, go for body warmth. It might be a little awkward, but at least you'll both survive.
13 December 2012 @ 05:43 pm
They're kind of like Chocobos. [Guess who is sitting on the floor of his apartment with a goose in his arms.

And that's not even the weird part.

The goose doesn't seem to mind.]

I think I'll name it Aeron. That's a tough name. [Zack grins down at the bird.] You're pretty tough, aren't you? I saw you bullying some of the other geese. Don't lie.

[The goose turns his head away from the camera huffily. Yet he doesn't leave Zack's lap.

Clearly this is a broship.]
21 November 2012 @ 05:23 am
Uh...hey there? [Zack is...somewhere. Outside. He's definitely near an alleyway of some sort because he just saw...

Or did he?]

[He pauses at the mouth of the alleyway, looking downright perplexed. Just then someone taps him on the shoulder and hands him a bag he had left behind.

How kind of you, Slender Man!]

How did you - ? [Oh who the hell cares? At least the guy is helpful. Zack smiles and almost claps Slender Man on the shoulder when he disappears again.]

Was it something I said? [The SOLDIER wrinkles his brow and shakes his head. He can't imagine he offended the odd guy.] Thanks!

I'll...see you around? [Maybe? Probably? Slender man is everywhere.]
03 November 2012 @ 07:04 pm
[Zack is walking around the City. He found himself a suitable apartment (finally) and now he's just enjoying the fresh air. Every once in awhile, he will pause and watch the new (?) residents, unable to hide his curiosity.]

I guess they were right. The numbers have swelled. [He stops at a cross-walk, tilting his head.] If anyone named Cloud shows up, give me a shout out, alright?

[He's still worried about that particular Chocobosoldier.]

I've got some loose ends I'd like to tie up while I'm - [alive] here.

[OOC: Fourth-Wall me, bbs. No duplicates, though. ♥]
02 November 2012 @ 01:54 am
This isn't how I imagined it would be. [Zack picks up one booted foot.] I could've sworn I was flying. [His brow furrows and he shakes his head.] Was that a dream?

Was it all a dream? [He tips his head back and focuses on the sky.] No...I know it wasn't. He's out there somewhere and I'm -

[Now it gets more confusing. On instinct, Zack reaches for his buster sword...and finds it. But hadn't he given it to Cloud?]

Someone is messing with me and you can bet I'll figure it out! [A small smile follows those words and he swings his sword with ease.] I've got my fire back and I know everyone is...safe.

[For the time being.]

Show me what you've got. [His expression becomes almost sly.] Once a SOLDIER always a SOLDIER.