I normally try to avoid using Japanese in English fics, with the single exception
of titles like 'sensei' that don't have an appropriate English-language replacement.
In this case, Mother is a perfectly good translation for Kadaj's incessant
'Kaa-san'... but there really wasn't a good replacement for 'Nii-san.' Because
'elder brother' is too formal for Loz's method of speaking, and 'big brother',
when coming from someone of Loz's size and stature and being addressed to someone
of Cloud's size and stature, is... kind of unintentionally, cruelly ironic.
^^;; English just doesn't have as many appropriate daily-use terms for siblings
as it does for parents. So the one bit of Japanese left in here is the brothers
calling Cloud Nii-san.
Anyhow, on with the fic. I'm actually pretty nervous about it, because Loz's
point of view is really not like anybody else's that I've written before. He's
very blunt, very straightforward and simple, and yet not stupid, but
at the same time he's so used to people assuming he's stupid that he just goes
with that assessment... let me know if the point of view worked...?
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII: Advent
Pairing/Character: Kadaj and Loz
Table of contents of the 25 streetsigns fics
Warnings: Still relatively normal...
however normal anything having to do with Kadaj's brain is, anyway.
But it's not going to stay that way for long. (One or two more fics,
Disclaimer: Totally not mine.
Not even the core concept for this arc; it was based on a fic that I
shan't identify just yet, because I want to hear the screams when the
( Fic here )