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Title: The Tao of Rule
Challenge/Prompt: #178: Follow
Characters/Pairings: Reeve/Rufus
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: I own nada
Summary: Reeve and Rufus definitely have different management styles.
Author's Notes: This'd be somewhere post-Advent-Children, I think.

"You have an odd way of ruling the world," Rufus noted.

"That's because I'm not ruling it," Reeve replied quietly. "Government is handled by the individual city-states. There is no Midgar, anymore. The WRO is just there to help with problems of a more global scale."

"Protect global, rule local?" said Rufus dryly. "So that even when you're sitting on the largest military force on the planet, you're still following someone else's lead."

Reeve smiled. "I never wanted to rule, Rufus. Just have the power to lend a hand where it was needed."

"And yet," shrugged Rufus, indicating the world.

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Date: 2013-02-10 02:29 am (UTC)
smallwolf: a picture of a black wolf up close (Default)
From: [personal profile] smallwolf
I can just picture Rufus' expression during this conversation. Kind of "Uh huh" with a hint of subdued "yeah, okay, point" and a "but..."

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Date: 2013-02-20 07:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filigranka
"Protect global, rule local?" I laughed so hard. My, why I have the feeling that Rufus simply doesn't believe in one word Reeve said? (well, I wouldn't believe him either).

Brilliant drabble, very funny, but not lacking reflection or character interpretation (and really in-character). Oh, how I love this sharp, witty conversation! : - )

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Date: 2013-03-18 02:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bunnifuu
How do you fit so much into 100 words? I'm jealous. I believe I must study you. /stalk

But really, I agree with two posters above me - this is great dialogue. I can totally hear every word of it.

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