Love and Life Chapter 4
Cast Your Fate to the Wind
Cloud slumped to his knees, his hands clenched, crumpling the paper. He read it again, just to make sure that his eyes were not playing tricks on him: it couldnt be true that Tifa had left him permanently? After reading it even a third time he found himself hardly believing it.
What a fool I am! I should have gone after her back when we were still out there, he mumbled to himself as he put an arm up to the bed so that he might pull him self up to sit. He kept on looking over the letter, and found that the ink was smudged by water drops in places, no, they were teardrops, Tifas teardrops.
I didnt mean to hurt you so much, its just that Im not sure that Im ready for a relationship yet. I dont know, maybe I dont want to be hurt again, but, oh, Tifa, Ive hurt you so much worse than you would have ever done to me! You love me so much, youd never hurt me like that... Ive proved that my love for you isnt the same, you deserve my all. he said, as if she were there.
A shadow was outlined by the light of the doorway. You should tell her that, tell her everything; before its too late, said a dark, brooding voice that could only belong to one man: Vincent Valentine.
What do you mean, Too late? Cloud asked, bypassing his curiosity of how long the caped man had been listening to him.
Vincent walked closer to him. You just never know when your time with someone will run out. You should know that, I know that, said he. Vincent's eyes flashed for a moment, signifying that he felt a pang of sorrow in proclaiming that, for he regretted every moment he had lost with Lucretia. Do you love her?
Cloud looked at Vincent, then looked at the letter. I dont know. Ive always liked her as a very close friend, and I remember knowing that I loved her when I was younger. But, my heads been so screwed up over the last few years, that I dont remember what that feeling felt like. Im sure its like what I felt for Aeris, uh, at least I think, Cloud scratched his head.
You dont sound so sure now. So, what will you do, Cloud?
I... er... something deep inside him told him to go after her, in the same way that he had felt back when he had hurt her. Then, his mind took over. Well, Ill wait around. Maybe shell come back, after have considering things, and then I can also sort out for myself what I feel.
Vincent turned around to leave. Very well, be it so.
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