A couple of people have asked about Cloud’s reaction to mako boosters in the Brain Chemistry ‘verse. Right before I fell asleep, my brain kicked into story thoughts mode. Even I found myself wondering what Cloud’s reaction would be. So, I realized that, assuming that ‘verse was vaguely canon compliant, Cloud would end up with Soldier enhancements from Hojo. So maybe a few dips in the Lifestream would help keep his mako levels balanced and the trauma from that would leave him unconscious through the worst of the weirdness… but eventually he would need a mako booster.
I don’t think I’m going to be able to help writing a part two involving post AC!Cloud’s first mako booster. The thing is like half written in my head.