AVALANCHE Headcanon time!
Several years after ACC/DoC and once everything had become more stable, it had become an established tradition that all members AVALANCHE would meet up and check in at Seventh Heaven once a year. During one such meeting, Yuffie brings up the fact that she REALLY misses traveling around with the group. Not being wanted criminals, but trudging along monster-infested trails and camping out under the stars and finding materia that no one’s touched in maybe centuries. Everybody starts reminiscing about old times and what they liked most about being out there. That’s when someone (maybe it was Yuffie, maybe it was Cid or Barret, who knows) comes up with an idea.
Every year, after the Seventh Heaven get-together, AVALANCHE would pack up and just leave for a random place for a week’s time. They have a map of Gaia that they set up on a dart board and someone would be picked to blindly throw a dart at it. Wherever it landed was where next year’s trip would take place.
(Yuffie was banned from throwing the darts after hitting a materia-rich area ONE too many times.)
(Once they’re older and after much badgering, Denzel and Marlene manage to bully their way into coming along. Tifa has been training Marlene in self-defense for years and Denzel’s been bugging Cloud for sword lessons since the Geostigma incident. Everyone’s secretly very proud of them and both Barret and Tifa wont stop smiling. He tries to hide it, but Cloud’s the same way.)