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PRE-ORDER NOW!! Final Fantasy VII: Remake - PlayStation 4

FF7 begins with a moment-long movie of stars in space. Then, the flower
girl walking in an alley becomes the center of attention. Now we see
the Final Fantasy VII title. Then a train stopped near the Reactor.
Jessie and Biggs got out and knocked down the guards. Everyone came
out of the train and the story begins.

The leader of AVALANCHE: C'mon newcomer. Follow me.

Two MPs fight the EX-SOLDIER and the EX-SOLDIER defeated them. The EX-
SOLDIER moves forward and met up with the AVALANCHE.

Biggs: WOW! You used to be in SOLDIER all right! ...Not everyday ya
find one in a group like AVALANCHE.

Jessie: SOLDIER? Aren't they the enemy? What's he doing us in
AVALANCHE?

Biggs: Hold it Jessie. He WAS in SOLDIER. He quit them and now is one
of us. Didn't catch your name...

Cloud: ...Cloud.

Cloud Strife is a former SOLDIER and joins the AVALANCHE after quitting
SOLDIER. He's the main character, 21 years old, got spiky blond hair,
an earring on his left ear, left shoulder armor, gloves, blue vest,
blue pants, short boots and carries a long sword as his weapon.

Biggs: Cloud, eh? I'm...

Cloud: I don't care what your names are. Once this job's over... I'm
outta here.

The leader of AVLANCHE came.

The leader of AVLANCHE: The hell you're doin'!? I thought I told you
never to move in a group! Our target's the North Mako Reactor. We'll
meet on the bridge in front of it.

Jessie opened the gate and Jessie, Biggs, and Wedge moved on.

Barret: EX-SOLDIER, huh? Don't trust ya!

Barret Wallace is a black man who is a leader of AVALANCHE. He's 35
years old, has a black buzzcut, an earring on his left ear, a tattoo of
a skull on his left upper arm, tan colored vest, black glove (with
fingers left out) on his left hand, a gun-arm on his right arm as his
weapon (he lost his arm long ago), dog tag, metal around his waist,
green pants, and large boots. Cloud watches the Mako Reactor and
hurries on to the reactor. Cloud heads into the reactor.

Barret: Yo! This your first time in a reactor?

Cloud: No. After all, I did work for Shinra, y'know.

Barret: The planet's full of Mako energy. People here use it everyday.
It's the life blood of this planet. But Shinra keeps suckin' the blood
out with these weird machines.

Cloud: I'm not here for a lecture. Let's just hurry.

Barret: That's it! You're comin' with me from now on.

Jessie and Biggs deciphered the door codes and opened them. Jessie,
Cloud, and Barret head to the elevator and while going down Barret
speaks with Cloud.

Barret: Little by little the reactor'll drain out all the life. And
that'll be that.

Cloud: It's not my problem.

Barret: The planet's dyin', Cloud!

Cloud: The only thing I care about is finishin' this job before
security and the Roboguards come.

Barret is pissed and he and Cloud moves on. Cloud and Barret then
reached the reactor.

Barret: When we blow this place, this ain't gonna be nothin' more than
a hunka junk. Cloud, you set the bomb.

Cloud: Shouldn't you do it?

Barret: Jus' do it! I gotta watch to make sure you don't pull nothin'.

Cloud: Fine, be my guest.

Cloud is reacting from the reactor.

???: Watch out! This isn't just a reactor!!

Cloud recovered his sense.

Barret: ......What's wrong?

Cloud: Huh?

Barret: What's wrong, Cloud? Hurry it up!

Cloud: ...Yeah, sorry.

Cloud set the bomb. Then...

Barret: Heads up, here they come!

Cloud and Barret face the Guard Scorpion. After destroying it...

Cloud: Come on, let's get outta here!

Cloud and Barret got ten minutes to get out. Cloud quickly helped
Jessie when her leg was stuck. Jessie and Biggs deciphered the door
codes and opened the doors. They all got out and approached to safety.
We watch a movie of the reactor blowing up. Afterwards...

Biggs: That should keep the planet going... at least a little longer.

Wedge: Yeah.

Barret: .........

Jessie: OK! Now everyone get back.

The bomb blew up the locked gate. Everyone then moved on.

Barret: All right, now let's get out of here. Rendezvous at Sector 8
Station! Split up and get on the train!

Cloud: H, hey!

Barret: If it's about your money, save it 'til we're back at the
hideout.

Cloud moves on. On his way, he met the flower girl.

Flower Girl: Excuse me. What happened?

Cloud: Nothing... hey, listen... ............Don't see many flowers around here.

Flower Girl: Oh, these? Do you like them? They're only a gil...?

Cloud: Buy one.

Flower Girl: Oh, thank you! (took out a flower) Here you are!

After that, Cloud moves on. Suddenly he was surrounded by Shinra
Soldiers. We watch a movie of Cloud jumping on the moving train.
Meanwhile inside the train...

Wedge: Cloud never came.

Biggs: Cloud...... Wonder if he was killed?

Barret: No way!!

Jessie: Cloud......

Biggs: Say, do you think Cloud's...... Going to fight to the end for
AVALANCHE!?

Barret: The hell would I know!? Do I look like a mind reader? Hmph!! If
y'all weren't such screw-ups...

Wedge: Hey, Barret! What about our money...?

Barret slams his hand on the crate showing that he's pissed off.

Wedge: Uh, nothin' ...sorry.

???: Ahhh......

Cloud opened the door and got in.

Biggs: Cloud!!

Jessie: Cloud......

Wedge: Cloud!!

Cloud: Looks like I'm a little late.

Barret: You damn right, you're late!! Come waltzin' in here makin' a
big scene!

Cloud: It's no big deal. Just what I always do.

Barret: Shit! Havin' everyone worried like that you don't give a damn
'bout no one but yourself!

Cloud: Hmm...... you were worried about me!

Barret: Wha!? I'm takin' it outta your money, hot stuff! (to everyone)
Wake up! We're movin' out! Follow me!

Wedge: Hey, Cloud!! You were great back there!

Biggs: Heh heh...... Cloud! We'll do even better next time.

Jessie: Be careful I'll shut this. (shuts the door) Oh, Cloud!! Your
face is pitch-black...... (wiping Cloud's face) There you go!! Say,
thanks for helping me back there at the Reactor!

Cloud proceeds to the next car. Barret scared almost everyone in that
car away.

Conductor: Last train out of Sector 8 Station. Last stop is Sector 7,
Train Graveyard. Expected time of arrival is 12:23AM, Midgar Standard
Time...

Cloud spoke to Jessie.

Jessie: Hey, Cloud. You want to look at this with me? It's a map of the
Midgar Railing System. Let's look at it together. I'll explain it to
you. I like this kinda stuff. Bombs and monitors... you know, flashy
stuff. Okay, it's about to start. This is a complete model of city of
Midgar. It's about 1/10000 scale. The top plate is about 50 meters
above ground. A main support structure holds the plate up in the
center, and there are other support structures built in each section...
psst... whisper... whisper... (The No. 1 Reactor we blew up was in the
northern section.) Then there's No. 2, No. 3 all the way up to the No.
8 Reactor. The 8 Reactors provide Midgar with electricity. Each town
used to have a name, but no one in Midgar remembers them. Instead of
names, we refer to them by numbered sectors. That's the kind of place
this is. Phew..., this is next! Look. This is the route this train is
on. The route spirals around the main support structure. We should be
coming around the center area, right now. At each checkpoint, an ID
sensor device is set up. It can check the identities and background on
each and every passenger on the train by linking it up to the central
data bank at Shinra Headquarters. whisper... whisper... (Anyone could
tell that we look suspicious so we're using fake ID's. Speak of the
devil... That light means that we're in the ID Security Check area.)
...whisper... whisper... (When the lights go off, you never know what
kind of creeps'll come out.) ...anyhow, we're almost back now. That's a
relief.

Cloud talks to Barret.

Barret: Look... you can see the surface now. This city don't have no
day or night. If that plate weren't there... we could see the sky.

Cloud: A floating city... Pretty unsettling scenery.

Barret: Huh? Never expect ta hear that outta someone like you. ...you
jes' full of surprise. The upper world... a city on a plate... It's
'cuz of that #$(*&#' pizza', that people underneath are sufferin'! And
the city below is full of polluted air. On topa that, the Reactor keeps
drainin' up all the energy.

Cloud: Then why doesn't everyone move onto the Plate?

Barret: Dunno. Probably 'cuz they ain't got no money. Or, maybe... 'Cuz
they love their land, no matter how polluted it gets.

Cloud: I know... no one lives in the slums because they want to. It's
like this train. It can't run anywhere except where its rails take it.

We watch a movie of the train moving through a large city of Midgar.
After the train stopped. Everyone got out.

Barret: Yo!! Get over here, all'ya!! This mission was a success. But
don't get lazy now. The hard part's still to come! Don't y'all be
scared of that explosion! 'Cause the next one's gonna be bigger than
that! Meet back at the hideout!! Move out!

As Cloud moves on, in the slums Barret opened fire and scared everyone
in the 7th Heaven bar away. After that.

Barret: (to Cloud) Ok! Go on ahead.

Cloud goes inside.

Marlene: Papa!!

Tifa: Marlene! Aren't you going to say anything to Cloud? Welcome,
Cloud. Looks like everything went well. Did you fight with Barret?

Cloud: Yeah.

Tifa: I should have known. He's always pushing people around, and
you've always been in fights ever since you were little. I was worried.

Tifa Lockhart is Cloud's childhood friend. She's 20 years old, got a
hairband fastened to the tip of her long black hair, wears earrings on
both ears, wears gloves (with her fingers out) as her weapons so that
she can fight with it since she's a martial artist, short white
sleeveless shirt, short black skirt, and boots with one of them having
a sharp spikes. She fights with her fists.

Tifa: Flowers? How nice... You almost never see them here in the slums.
But... A flower for me? Oh Cloud, you shouldn't have...

Cloud: No big. (Give it to Tifa)

Tifa: Thank you, Cloud. It smells wonderful. Maybe I should fill the
store with flowers.

Barret came in.

Marlene: Papa, welcome home!

Tifa: You all right, Barret?

Barret: Great!! (to his folks) Get in here, fools!! We're startin' the
meetin'!!

As Cloud went down to an elevator with a pinball machine, he spoke to
Barret.

Barret: Yo, Cloud! There's somethin' I wanna ask ya. Was there anyone
from SOLDIER fighting us today?

Cloud: None. I'm positive.

Barret: You sound pretty sure.

Cloud: If there was anyone from SOLDIER you wouldn't be standing here
now.

Barret: Don't go thinkin' you so bad jes cuz you was in SOLDIER.

Cloud: ............

Biggs kept on shaking Barret and Barret threw him.

Barret: Yeah, you're strong. Probably all them guys in SOLDIER are. But
don't forget that your skinny ass's workin' for AVALANCHE now! Don't
get no ideas 'bout hangin' with Shinra.

Cloud: Stayin' with Shinra? You asked me a question and I answered
it... that's all. I'm going upstairs. I want to talk about my money.

Tifa came down.

Tifa: Wait, Cloud!

Barret: Tifa! Let him go! Looks like he still misses the Shinra!

Cloud: Shut up! I don't care about either Shinra or SOLDIER! But don't
get me wrong! I don't care about AVALANCHE or the Planet for that
matter!

Barret got pissed and began punching the punching bag in rage. As Cloud
went up to the elevator to the main floor, Tifa went up as well.

Tifa: Listen, Cloud. I'm asking you. Please join us.

Cloud: Sorry, Tifa...

Tifa: The Planet is dying. Slowly but surely it's dying. Someone has to
do something.

Cloud: So let Barret and his buddies do something about it. It's got
nothin' to do with me.

Tifa: So! You're really leaving!? You're just going to walk right out
ignoring your childhood friend!?

Cloud: What......? ......Sorry.

Tifa: ......You forgot the promise, too.

Cloud: Promise?

Tifa: So you DID forget. Remember...... Cloud. It was seven years
ago...

In Cloud's memory.

Tifa: Look at the well. Do you remember?

Cloud: Yeah... back then. I thought you would never come, and I was
getting a little cold.

In Cloud's memory as Cloud and Tifa are little kids.

Tifa: Sorry I'm late. You said you wanted to talk about something?

Cloud: Come this spring... I'm leaving this town for Midgar.

Tifa: ...All boys are leaving our town.

Cloud: But I'm different from all of them. I'm not just going to find a
job. I want to join SOLDIER. I'm going to be the best there is, just
like Sephiroth!

Tifa: Sephiroth... The Great Sephiroth. Isn't it hard to join SOLDIER?

Cloud: ...I probably won't be able to come back to this town for a
while. (wondering where Tifa was as they sit in a well) ...huh?

Tifa: Will you be in the newspapers if you do well?

Cloud: I'll try.

Tifa: Hey, why don't we make a promise? Umm, if you get really famous
and I'm ever in a bind...... You came save me, all right?

Cloud: What?

Tifa: Whenever I'm in trouble, my hero will come and rescue me. I want
to at least experience that once.

Cloud: What?

Tifa: Come on--! Promise me----!

Cloud: All right...... I promise.

Back to present.

Tifa: You remember now, don't you... our promise?

Cloud: I'm not a hero and I'm not famous. I can't keep...... the
promise.

Tifa: But you got your childhood dream, didn't you? You joined SOLDIER.
So come on! You've got to keep your promise.....

Barret climbed up.

Barret: Wait a sec big-time SOLDIER! A promise is a promise! Here!!

Barret paid Cloud 1500 gil.

Cloud: This is my pay? Don't make me laugh.

Tifa: What? Then you'll...!!

Cloud: (to Barret) You got the next mission lined up? I'll do it for
3000.

Barret: What......!?

Tifa: It's ok, it's ok. psst, psst...... (We're really hurting for
help, right?)

Barret: Uh......ugh...... (That money's for Marlene's schoolin'......)
(to Cloud) 2000!

Tifa: Thanks, Cloud.

The next morning Cloud woke up and took the elevator to the main floor.
While he's there.

Barret: Our next target's the Sector 5 Reactor. Head for the station
first. I'll fill you in on the train. Yo! Cloud! Before the next
mission, I got somethin' I wanna ask you! I, uh, ......I don't really
know how to use Materia! I'll give you that Materia you found. Just
teach me how to use it!

Cloud: ...sigh...

Cloud told Barret how to use a Materia.

Barret: Shi......! What's this? It wasn't that tough! 'Crap! I'm
clueless... Well, you handle the Materia then!

Tifa: I'm going this time. Cloud! I got a message from the Weapons Shop
man upstairs. He has something he wants to give you. Don't forget!
Marlene, you watch the store while we're gone!

Marlene: All right!! Good Luck.

Cloud, Barret, and Tifa head to the train station and got on the train.
Inside they meet up with Jessie, Biggs, and Wedge. Barret scared almost
all the passenger to the other car.

Barret: YO! Looks like this ain't no private car!! So split up!!

Shinra Manager: ...hoodlums again. God, don't I just have all the
luck... (then takes his seats)

Barret: (thought it was his folks) You say sumthin'? I said, 'you say
sumthin'!? Yo, look at that!! It got empty alluva sudden.

Shinra Manager: What's goin' on? DAMN! I...it's empty because of... g,
guys like you... (Barret scared him) Y, Y, YIPES!! You... you've seen
the news, right? AVALANCHE says there'll be more bombings. Only devoted
employees like me would go to Midgar on a day like today.

Barret: You workin' for Shinra?

Shinra Manager: I'm not give in to violence... and I'm not giving you
my seat either!

Tifa: Barret!!

Barret: #(*$!! You lucky #$(*!

Cloud: So, what are we gonna do now?

Barret: Shit! The hell you so calm about? You bustin' up my rhythm...

The train moved.

Tifa: Seems like they just finished connecting the cars. We're finally
leaving.

Cloud: So what's our next target?

Barret: Hah! Listen to Mr. Serious-about-his-work! Awright... I'll tell
ya! Jessie's probably already told you, but there's a security
checkpoint at the top plate. It's an ID scan system checkin' all the
trains.

Tifa: Which Shinra is very proud of.

Barret: We can't use our fake ID's anymore...

Conductor: Good Morning, and welcome to Midgar lines. Arrival time at
Sector 4 Station will be 11:45.

Tifa: That means we've got only three more minutes to the ID
checkpoint.

Barret: Alright, in three minutes, we're jumpin' off this train. Got
it!?

Tifa: Cloud, come over here! Let's look at the Railway Map Monitor.
Hmm, it looks like you've seen this already... It's all right. Come a
little closer.

Suddenly the emergency light flashes.

Tifa: That's odd. The ID CheckPoint was supposed to be further down.

Conductor: Type A Security Alert!! Unidentified passengers confirmed...
A search of all cars will be conducted! Repeat!! Type A Security
Alert!! Unidentified passengers confirmed... A search of all cars will
be conducted!

Tifa: What's happening?

Barret: What's goin' on!!

Jessie came.

Jessie: We're in trouble, I'll explain later. Hurry! Get to the next
car!

Barret: *$&%! Someone blew it...

Conductor: Unidentified passengers located in Car#1 preparing for Lock
Down.

Barret: Let's go! Keep it up!

Cloud, Barret, and Tifa hurried to Car#2.

Conductor: Car#1: Locked Down Upgrading to Level 2 Warning.

Biggs: Hurry!

Wedge: They're gonna lock the door, sir!

Jessie: Just run! Changing to Plan 2!

Conductor: Unidentified passengers located in Car#2 preparing for Lock
Down.

Cloud, Barret, and Tifa hurried to Car#3.

Conductor: Car#2 Locked Down Upgrading to Warning Level 3.

Barret: Awright! We clear!!

Jessie: Not yet. They're starting another check. If we're caught, we're
done for! But, don't worry. If we move up the train, car by car, we
should get past it!

Conductor: Unidentified Passengers: Moving to front of Train Currently
tracking location.

Cloud, Barret, and Tifa hurried to Car#4.

Conductor: Car#4 Locked Down Upgrading to Level 4 Warning.

Cloud, Barret, and Tifa then hurried to the front car.

Conductor: Car#4 Locked Down Upgrading to maximum security alert!!

Barret: All right!! We made it! Yo!! This way!! Let's go!! We're gonna
dive outta here!!

Tifa: (to Cloud) ...Scary...huh.

Cloud: Too late to be saying that now. Why'd you come along anyway?

Tifa: Because...

Barret: Hey you two! There ain't no time for that!

Tifa: Yeah!! I've made up my mind! Watch closely. I'll jump!!

Tifa jumped out of the train.

Cloud: (to Barret) You don't care if I go first?

Barret: A leader always stays till the end. Don't worry 'bout me, just
go! Yo! Don't go gettin' your spikey-ass hurt! It's only the beginnin'
of the mission! Later! You take care of the rest!

Cloud and Barret jumped off the train and met up with Tifa.

Barret: Good so far everything's going as planned. Better not let your
guard down till we get to the Sector 5 reactor. Biggs, Wedge, and
Jessie got everything ready for us. So MOVE it. Well, the reactor's
just down this tunnel!

After walking to the area with the light beams blocking their way...

Cloud: Those light beams are the Shinra security sensors. We can't go
any further.

Cloud saw a hole near the light beam.

Barret: That's one damn tiny hole. You tellin' me to squeeze into that
to get under the Plate? No, way! Yo, Cloud, what're we gonna do?

Cloud: Go down.

Barret: But, damn man, that thing gives me the chills.

They go down and they meet up where Jessie is and she told Cloud,
Barret and Tifa that it was her fault that she caused the situation. As
they head to the reactor's core, Cloud suffered another shock and
collapsed. In Cloud's dream, he saw Tifa and his father was killed.

Tifa: Papa... Sephiroth!? Sephiroth did this to you didn't he!?
Sephiroth... SOLDIER... Mako Reactors... Shinra... Everything! I hate
them all!

Cloud woke up.

Barret: Damn man, get a hold of yourself!

Tifa: You all right?

Cloud: ......Tifa.

Tifa: Mmm?

Cloud: No... forget...... Come on, let's hurry!

Cloud set the bomb and they head outside of the reactor.

Barret: This way! Shinra soldiers!? SHIT! What the hell's goin' on?

They were surrounded by Shinra soldiers.

Cloud: ...a trap...

Barret: Presi... President Shinra?

Tifa: Why is the President here?

President Shinra: Hmm... So you all must be that... ...what was it?

Barret: AVALANCHE! And don't ya forget it! And you're President Shinra,
huh?

Cloud: Long time no see, President.

President Shinra: ...Long time no see? Oh... you. You're the one who
quit SOLDIER and joined AVALANCHE. I knew you'd been exposed to Mako,
from the look in your eyes... Tell me, traitor, what was your name?

Cloud: Cloud.

President Shinra: Forgive me for asking, but I can't be expected to
remember each person's name. Unless you become another Sephiroth. Yes,
Sephiroth... He was brilliant. Perhaps too brilliant...

Cloud: Sephiroth......?

Barret: Don't give a damn 'bout none of that! This place's goin' up
with a big BANG soon! Serves y'all right!

President Shinra: And such a waste of good fireworks, just to get rid
of vermin like you...

Barret: VERMIN!? That's all you can say... VERMIN! Y'all Shinra're the
VERMIN, killing the planet! And that makes you King VERMIN! So shu'up
jackass!

President Shinra: ...You are beginning to bore me. I'm a very busy man,
so if you'll excuse me... I have a dinner I must attend.

Barret: Dinner!? Don't gimme that! I ain't even start wit' you yet!

President Shinra: But I've made arrangements for a playmate for you
all.

Some robot arrived.

Tifa: !? What's that noise?

Barret: The hell is this!?

President Shinra: Meet 'Airbuster', a techno-soldier. Our Weapon
Development Department created him. I'm sure the data he'll extract
from your dead bodies will be of great use to us in future experiments.

Cloud: Techno-soldier?

President Shinra: Now then, if you'll excuse me.

Cloud: Wait, President!

President Shinra got on the Shinra Helicopter and got away.

Barret: Yo, Cloud! We've gotta do somethin' 'bout him!

Tifa: Help, Cloud! THIS is from SOLDIER?

Cloud: No way! It's just a machine.

Barret: I don't care what it is!! I'm gonna bust him up!

Cloud, Barret and Tifa fought Air Buster and after Air Buster was
destroyed, the parts of the bridge got blown off due to the Airbuster's
explosion.

Barret: It's gonna blow! Let's go, Tifa!

Tifa: Barret! Can't you do something?

Barret: Not a damn thing.

Tifa: Cloud! Please don't die! You can't die! There's still so much I
want to tell you!

Cloud: I know, Tifa......

Barret: Hey, you gonna be awright?

Cloud: I don't know if I can hold on. Shit! Can't hold on much longer.
Barret ......Hurry!

Barret: Don't go cryin' like a woman. There ain't nothin' I can do for
ya. Ya gotta do it yourself.

Cloud: Barret...

Barret: Alright, then, later.

We watch a movie of the reactor blowing up and Cloud fell off the
bridge that he was holding on to. Later in Cloud's dream...

???: ......You all right? ......Can you hear me?

Cloud: ......Yeah......

???: Back then...... You could get by with just skinned knees......

Cloud: ......What do you mean by 'back then'?

???: What about now? Can you get up?

Cloud: ......What do you mean by 'back time'? ......What about now?

???: ......Don't worry about me. You just worry about yourself now.

Cloud: ......I'll give it a try.

??? (woman's voice): Oh! It moved!

???: ......How about that? Take it slow now. Little by little......

??? (woman's voice): Hello, hello?

Cloud: Hey... who are you?

??? (woman's voice): Hello, hello!

Cloud woke up in a church with the flower girl.

Flower Girl: you okay? This is a church in the Sector 5 slums. It
suddenly fell on top of me. It really gave me a scare.

Cloud: ......I came crashing down?

Flower Girl: The roof and the flower bed must have broken your fall.
You're lucky.

Cloud: Flower bed...... is this yours? Sorry about that.

Flower Girl: That's all right. The flowers here are quite resilient
because this is a sacred place. They say you can't grow grass and
flowers in Midgar. But for some reason, the flowers have no trouble
blooming here. I love it here.

Cloud talks to the flower girl again.

Flower Girl: ......So, we meet again. ......Don't you remember me? You
do?

Cloud: Yeah, I remember... You were selling flowers.

Flower Girl: Oh! I'm so happy! Thanks for buying my flowers. Say, do
you have any Materia?

Cloud showed her some of his materias.

Cloud: Yes, some. Nowadays you can find materia anywhere.

Flower Girl: But mine is special. It's good for absolutely nothing.

Cloud: ......good for nothing? You probably just don't know how to use
it.

Flower Girl: No, I do...... it just doesn't do anything. I feel safe
having it. It was my mother's...... Say, I feel like talking. Do you
feel up to it? After all, here we are meeting again, right?

Cloud: I don't mind.

Flower Girl: Wait here. I've got to check my flowers. It'll just be a
minute.

Cloud spoke to the flower girl again.

Flower Girl: Just a little longer. Oh! Now that you mention it...... We
don't know each other's names, do we? My name is...... I'm Aeris, the
flower girl. Nice to meet you.

Aeris Gainsborough is a flower girl. She's 22 years old, got a nice but
a long brown-haired braid with a pink hair band, necklace, short red
shirt, pink dress, wrist band on both arms, boots, and she uses a staff
as her weapon. She is not a strong fighter.

Cloud: The name's Cloud. Me? I do a little bit of everything.

Aeris: Oh...... a jack of all trades.

Cloud: Yeah, I do whatever's needed. What's so funny? What are you
laughing at?

Aeris: Sorry...... I just...

Cloud and Aeris saw a Turks member.

Aeris: Say, Cloud. Have you ever been a bodyguard? You DO do
everything, right?

Cloud: ......Yeah, that's right.

Aeris: Then, get me out of here. Take me home.

Cloud: OK, I'll do it... but it'll cost you.

Aeris: Well then, let's see...... How about if I go out with you once?

Cloud then talks to a Turks member.

Cloud: I don't know who you are, but...... You don't know me......?

???: ......I know you.

Cloud: Oh yeah...... I know you. That uniform......

Shinra soldier: ......Hey sis, this one's a little weird.

Cloud: Shut up! You Shinra spy!

Shinra soldier: Reno! Want him taken out?

Reno: I haven't decided yet.

Aeris: Don't fight here! You'll ruin the flowers! The exit is back
there.

Cloud and Aeris moves on. By the way, Reno is a Turks. He has a
ponytail and shades (on his head but doesn't wear it).

Reno: They were...... Mako eyes. Yeah, all right. (To the Shinra
soldiers) Back to work, back to work. Oh! And don't step on the
flowers......

Shinra soldier 1: Hey Reno, you just stepped on them!

Shinra soldier 2: They're all ruined!

Shinra soldier 3: You're gonna catch holy hell!

Cloud and Aeris goes up to the upper level of the church...

Reno: There they are, over there!

Aeris: Cloud... that one!

Cloud: I know. Looks like they aren't going to let us go.

Aeris: What should we do?

Cloud: Well we can't let them catch us, can we? Then there's only one
thing left.

Cloud jumped to the next platform.

Cloud: Aeris! This way! All right I'll hold them off.

Aeris: Right. Make sure they don't get through!

Reno: The Ancient is getting away! Attack! Attack! Attack!

The Shinra soldiers opened fire with their rifles.

Aeris: Eaygh!!

Aeris fell to the basement.

Cloud: Aeris!

Reno: Think we killed'em? They shouldn't have put up a fight, I say!

Aeris: Cloud, help!

Cloud: Damn! (he looks at the barrels) What's that...?

Cloud knocked one barrel at the first Shinra soldier killing him.

Aeris: Thanks, Cloud. (another soldier blocked her way) Eaygh!! Cloud,
help!

Cloud knocked another barrel at the second Shinra soldier killing him.

Aeris: Thanks, Cloud. (another soldier blocked her way) Eaygh!! Cloud,
help!

Cloud knocked another barrel at the third Shinra soldier killing him.

Aeris: Thanks, Cloud.

Aeris met up with Cloud.

Cloud: Aeris, this way.

They got up to the roof of the church.

Aeris: Ha, ha...... They're looking for me again.

Cloud: You mean it's not the first time they've been after you?

Aeris: ...no.

Cloud: They're the Turks.

Aeris: Hmmm......

Cloud: The Turks are an organization in Shinra. They scout for possible
candidates for SOLDIER.

Aeris: This violently? I thought they were kidnapping someone.

Cloud: They're also involved in a lot of dirty stuff on the side.
Spying, murder... you know.

Aeris: They look like it.

Cloud: But, why're they after you? There must be a reason, right?

Aeris: No, not really. I think they believe I have what it takes to be
in SOLDIER!

Cloud: Maybe you do. You want to join?

Aeris: I don't know... But I don't want to get caught by THOSE people!

Cloud: Then let's go!

As Cloud jumps roof to roof.

Aeris: Wait... Wait, I said! Puff... wheeze... Slow......down... Don't
leave me......

Cloud: Funny...... I thought you were cut out to be in SOLDIER?

Aeris: Oh! You're terrible! Hey...... Cloud. Were you... ever in
SOLDIER?

Cloud: ...... ...I used to be. How did you guess?

Aeris: ...Your eyes. They have a strange glow...

Cloud: That's the sign of those who have been infused with Mako... A
mark of SOLDIER. But, how did you know about that?

Aeris: ......Oh, nothing.

Cloud: Nothing...?

Aeris: Right, nothing! Come on, let's go! Bodyguard!

After Cloud and Aeris gets off the roofs and onto the streets...

Aeris: Whew! Finally made it off! Now what... My house is over here.
Hurry before he comes.

Cloud and Aeris hurries to Aeris's house. In her house...

Aeris: I'm, home mom. This is Cloud. My bodyguard.

Elmyra: Bodyguard......? You mean you were followed again!? Are you all
right!? You're not hurt, are you!?

Aeris: I'm all right. I had Cloud with me.

Elmyra: Thank you, Cloud.

Aeris: So what are you going to do now?

Cloud: ...Is Sector 7 far from here? I want to go to Tifa's bar.

Aeris: Is Tifa...... a girl?

Cloud: Yeah.

Aeris: A girl...friend?

Cloud: Girlfriend? Yeah, that's right.

Aeris: Oh, how nice. Well, that's nice. Let's see, Sector 7? I'll show
you the way.

Cloud: You gotta be kidding. Why do you want to put yourself in danger
again?

Aeris: I'm used to it.

Cloud: Used to it!? ......Well, don't know... getting help from a
girl...

Aeris: A girl!! What do you mean by that!? You expect me to just sit by
and listen, after hearing you say something like that!? (to Elmyra)
Mom! I'm taking Cloud to Sector 7. I'll be back in a while.

Elmyra: But dear... I give up. You never listen once you've made up
your mind. But if you must go, why don't you go tomorrow? It's getting
late now.

Aeris: Yeah, you're right, mom.

Elmyra: Aeris, please go and make the bed.

As Cloud goes upstairs.

Aeris: You need to go through Sector 6 to get to Sector 7. Sector 6 is
a little dangerous so you'd better get some rest tonight. Cloud... Good
night.

Aeris left.

Cloud: Oh, man...

Cloud goes to sleep, in his dreams.

???: ...seem pretty tired......

Cloud: .........!?

???: I haven't slept in a bed like this ...in a long time.

Cloud: ...Oh, yeah.

???: Ever since that time.

In Cloud's dream at his home...

Cloud's Mom: My, how you're grown. I'll bet the girls never leave you
alone.

Cloud: ...Not really.

Cloud's Mom: ...I'm worried about you. There are a lot of temptations
in the city... I'd feel a lot better if you just settled down and had a
nice girlfriend.

Cloud: ...I'm all right.

Cloud's Mom: You should have... an older girlfriend, one that'll take
care of you. I think that would be the perfect type for you.

Cloud: ......I'm not interested.

Cloud woke up after dreaming.

Cloud: ... I must've fallen asleep. Sector 7's past Sector 6... I
should be all right by myself...

Cloud walks quietly (trying not to let Aeris hear him) down the stairs
and out to the Sector 6 streets.

Aeris: You're up bright and early.

Cloud: How could I ask you to go along when I knew it would be
dangerous?

Aeris: Are you done? You have to go through the slums in Sector 6 to
get to Tifa's 7th Heaven. I'll take you there. Come on!

As Cloud and Aeris reached the playground.

Aeris: The gate to Sector 7's in there.

Cloud: Thanks. I guess this is goodbye. You gonna be all right going
home?

Aeris: Oh no! What ever will I do!? ...isn't that what you want me to
say? Take me to Sector 7? I could do that. But won't I be in your way?

Cloud: What do you mean in the way?

Aeris: Nothing! Can we take a break? I can't believe it's still here.
Cloud, over here!

As they sat on the slide.

Aeris: What rank were you?

Cloud: Rank?

Aeris: You know, in SOLDIER.

Cloud: Oh, I was... (a flash was seen) First Class.

Aeris: Just the same as him.

Cloud: The same as who?

Aeris: My first boyfriend.

Cloud: You were... serious?

Aeris: No. But I liked him for a while.

Cloud: I probably knew him. What was his name?

Aeris: It doesn't really matter.

A gate opened with a cart and Tifa is on the cart.

Cloud: Huh? Hey, back there...... Tifa!?

Aeris: That girl in the cart was Tifa? Where was she going? She looked
kind of odd...

Aeris ran to the Wall Market.

Cloud: Wait! I'll go on alone!! You go on home!!

As Cloud ran to the Wall Market, he met up with Aeris.

Aeris: This place is scary in a lot of ways. Especially for a girl. So
we've got to find Tifa fast.

When Cloud and Aeris arrived at the Honey Bee Inn, Cloud spoke to the
man and got information where Tifa is, then as they head to the
mansion.

Man: This is Don Corneo's mansion. He's a big shot here in Wall Market.
Listen, the Don's not interested in men. So just get the hell outta
here. Hey, any you got another cute one with you!

Aeris: (to Cloud) Hey, this looks like the Don's mansion. I'll go take
a look. I'll tell Tifa about you.

Cloud: No!! You can't!!

Aeris: Why?

Cloud: You DO know... what kind of... place this is, don't you?

Aeris: Then what as I supposed to do? You want to go in with me?

Cloud: Well being a man, that'll be pretty hard. Besides if I bust in
there, it'll cause too much commotion. But, I just can't let you go in
alone... Oh, man...... First... we need to find out if Tifa's
alright... What's so funny Aeris?

Aeris: Cloud, why don't you dress up like a girl? It's the only way.

Cloud: WHAT!?

Aeris: (to the man) Just wait. I've got a cute friend I want to bring.

Cloud: Aeris! I can't......

Aeris: You are worried about Tifa, aren't you? Then come on, hurry!

Cloud and Aeris head to the clothing store.

Aeris: Excuse me! I'd like to get a dress.

Girl: Umm, it might take a little time. Will that be all right?

Aeris: What's the problem?

Girl: Well, my father, the owner, has been in a slump lately. You see,
he makes all the dresses.

Aeris: And, where is your father?

Girl: He's probably plastered at the bar.

Aeris: So... You're saying we can't get a dress unless we do something
about your father?

Girl: Yes, I'm sorry. He's caused so much trouble. You'd help be bring
him back?

Aeris: Well, if we do something, we don't get a dress, right?

Girl: Really!? Please help my crazy old dad. I just don't know what to
do anymore...

Aeris: All right, we'll do something. Let's go, Cloud!

Cloud and Aeris hurried to the restaurant.

Aeris: (to the owner) Excuse us, are you the father of the girl at the
Clothing Store?

Owner: I own the Clothes shop... but I ain't your father.

Cloud: Make me some clothes.

Owner: I don't make men's clothes. And I don't feel like makin'
anything right now.

Aeris: Cloud, you wait over there for a second. I'll try and talk to
him. Why don't you go over there and have something to drink. (to the
owner) You know, Mister. He always said that just once, he'd like to
dress up like a girl. So, that's why I wanted a cute dress for him...

Owner: What!? A tough lookin' guy like that?

Aeris: So, how 'bout it? Will you make him one?

Owner: ...might be interesting. I was gettin' a little bored just
makin' regular clothes.

Aeris: Then you'll do it for us?

Owner: Yeah, all right. What king of dress you want?

Aeris: Something... That feels soft. And something... that shimmers.

Owner: Hmm, got it. Y'know I got a friend that has the same taste as
him. I'll go talk to him.

Cloud helped a women in a restroom by giving her a Digestive medicine,
and she thanked Cloud and gave him a Sexy Cologne. Then Cloud and Aeris
head to the clothing store.

Owner: Oh, you're here. It's ready. Go try it on.

Cloud got a Silk Dress. Cloud goes to the dressing room and tries it
on.

Cloud: How...... do you put this on? Whoa! What are you doing!

Aeris: (peeking at Cloud) It's still not right. A wig! That's what you
need!

Owner: Umm, I thought you might, so I talked to my friend about getting
one. You know the gym? You'll find a lot of people there like you. Go
and talk to them.

Cloud: ...'liked you'? Aeris, what did you tell him?

Aeris: Does it matter? Anyhow, we got a pretty dress!

Cloud and Aeris head to the gym.

Gym Owner: You the one...... Who wants to be cute?

Cloud: Cute?

Aeris: Right. And about the wig...

Gym Owner: Yeah, I heard. But it'll cost ya.

The muscular guy came over.

Muscular Guy 1: Urrrrgh!!! Big Bro!! The only way you're gonna get
cuter is if you can beat Big Bro!!

Muscular Guy 2: That's right!

Muscular Guy 3: So, you've got to compete with us!

Gym Owner: You're right. Let's do squats.

Muscular Guy 2: All right! We'll beat you out of this gym!

Cloud: Are you...?

Aeris: The beautiful Bro?

Gym Owner: What? You didn't know? Always running around here sayin' Big
Bro' this, Big Bro' that... (to muscular guy 1) Never mind that, come
over here. No, I'll explain the rules. (explains) Got it?

Cloud: Got it.

Gym Owner: Whoever has the most squats after 30 seconds gets the wig.

Muscular Guy 1: I'm not going to lose. Big Bro's wig is MINE!!

Gym Owner: Just be quiet... It's not fair for you to start right away.
(to Cloud) So, you want some practice?

Cloud: Don't need to practice.

Gym Owner: Not let's begin the real thing. Start!

After that...

Gym Owner: You're really something. Okay, I'm a man of my word, here
you are.

Cloud got a Blonde Wig.

Muscular Guy 1: Big Bro, I'm so mad, I'm so so so---mad!

The gym owner punched the muscular guy 1 to the wall.

Gym Owner: Shut up! Don't cry, just because you lost!

Muscular Guy 2: Uuuuhh, Bro's fists of steel cut to the bone!

Cloud moved on to the Materia shop and talked to a Materia seller and
the Materia seller told him that he has to get something from the inn
for him, but he got kicked out of the inn for fighting and he cannot
return again. So Cloud rest at an inn and got something that the
Materia seller wants from the vending machine. The next morning, he
gave the item to the Materia seller and the Materia seller gave him a
Diamond Tiara. Cloud then receives a Member's Card when he spoke to a
man who's walking outside of Wall Market. Cloud and Aeris proceeds near
the Honey Bee Inn.

Cloud: ...Hmm. That's how you'll fool them.

Aeris: .........Hmmmmmmm. So that's how you fooled them.

Cloud: Let's go!!

Cloud goes in solo. Inside...

Woman: Poo, I uh, mean, Sir... Hurry...

Cloud decided to go into the Group Room.

Cloud: I'll take this room.

Woman: All right. Now all we have to do is enter the room. You're not
going to have a change of heart, are you?

Cloud: Don't make me repeat myself.

Woman: Oh, don't be angry with me... (Geez... this one's probably the
violent type...) All right, please.

Inside the room.

Woman: This way, please. Shall we begin? I guess since you chose this
room, that would mean you... Hate being lonely?

Cloud: Cut the small talk. I don't want to talk right now.

Woman: All right, all right. (...geez, you're so moody!) Come on,
everyone.

Gay Guys: One, two!! One, two!! One, two!! One, two!! One, two!! One,
two!! One, two!! One, two!! One, two!! One, two!! One, two!! One, two!!
Yeah!!

Cloud backed up as if he was frightened. All the muscular gay guys
appeared.

Mukki: Wassup!! (Smile, smile, smile...)

Cloud: Oh, man... What should I do...? I'm outta here. I've got no time
to mess around with you. Outta my way!

Mukki: ...heave...pant... Don't be so embarrassed! Loosen up, bubby!
...heave...pant... Let's wash off all our sweat and dirt together!

Gay Guys: Wassup!!

Mukki and the gay guys took Cloud's clothing off.

Mukki: Bubby! You're the intimate type, huh!! ...heave...pant... Wow!!
Would you look at that!

They all go in the tub.

Mukki: Isn't bathing great...? It soothes your heart. How is it,
bubby!? Feels good, huh?

Cloud: ......... I don't feel good. Let me out...

Mukki: You'll get used to it. Try counting to ten.

Cloud: Ten... Nine...

Mukki: Hey bubby, how old are you?

Cloud: Eight... Twenty one...

Mukki: You're less then half my age. I'm so jealous. So how 'bout
it...? Do you wanna join my "Young bubby's" group?

Cloud: ............ Seven... Six... Not to be rude or anything, but
could you go do someone else?

Mukki: Well, if that's how you feel... too bad. We have a trip planned
at a cabin out in the country.

Cloud: Five... Four... Three... Two... One... Alright, that's ten. I'm
gettin' out.

Mukki: Why don't you stick around and play a bit? Daddy's so lonely...

They all got out of the tub and Mukki put Cloud's clothing on.

Mukki: Bubby!! This is important to me! Here's a memento of our time
together!

Cloud got Bikini Briefs.

Mukki: Hope we meet again!

All the gay guys ran away.

Cloud: This is SOME underwear... I'm supposed to wear this...? Well, if
it's to save Tifa... I guess there's no way around.

Cloud went to a room and ask one of the woman to put makeup on him.
Then Cloud got out of the Honey Bee Inn.

Aeris: Hey!! Cloud!!

They hurry to the clothing shop.

Aeris: Aren't you going to change?

Cloud: Okay... I'm ready.

Cloud goes to the dressing room and dresses up like a girl. Cloud came
out.

Owner: Hmm, not bad. This may be a new business for me.

Girl: Yeah, you're right. Should we try it? Thanks for showing us
something new. My father's got his motivation back now. So the dress in
the house.

Aeris: Walk more nicely like... this. Miss Cloud.

Cloud: ...What do you mean 'nicely'?

Cloud walks and stands with his hands together.

Aeris: Oh you're so cute, Miss Cloud. (to the owner) Aaah, I want one.
Do you have one that'll look good on me too?

Girl: How's this?

Owner: How about that one?

Girl: Father, what are you talking about? This one's much better.

Owner: No, what are you saying? This one.

Aeris: ...I want this one.

Owner: Huh?

Girl: Huh?

Aeris: I'm going to go change. ......No peeking!

After dressing up, Aeris looks are a long ponytail and a red dress.

Aeris: So? How do I look?

Cloud doesn't respond.

Aeris: Oh, you're no fun!

Cloud and Aeris both in dresses head to the Don's mansion. Outside...

Man: Damn! Your friend's hot, too! Come in, come in!! (to the second
man) Two ladies coming through!!

Inside...

Man 2: Hey, ladies. I'll go and let the Don know you're here. Wait
here. Don't go wandering around...

Aeris: (to Cloud) Now's our chance. Let's find Tifa.

They head to the basement where they meet Tifa dressed up.

Aeris: Tifa? Nice to meet you. I'm Aeris. Cloud's told me a lot about
you.

Tifa: ...And you are? Hey you're the one with Cloud in the park...

Aeris: Right, with Cloud.

Tifa: Oh......

Aeris: Don't worry. We just met. It's nothing.

Tifa: What do you mean, 'Don't worry'... about what? No, don't
misunderstand. Cloud and I grew up together. Nothing more.

Aeris: Poor Cloud having to stand here and listen to both of us call
him nothing. Right, Cloud?

Tifa: Cloud? ???? Cloud!? Why are you dressed like that!? And what are
you doing here!? Forget that, what happened to you after the fall!? Are
you hurt!?

Cloud: Hey, give me a chance to answer. I'm dressed like this......
because there was no other way to get in here. I'm all right. Aeris
helped me out.

Tifa: Oh, Aeris did...

Cloud: Tifa, explain. What are you doing in a place like this?

Tifa: Yeah, ummm......

Aeris: Ahem!! I'll just plug my ears.

Tifa talks to Cloud in private.

Tifa: I'm glad you're OK.

Cloud: Thanks. What happened?

Tifa: When we got back from the Number 5 reactor, there was this weird
man. So Barret caught him and squeezed some information out of him.

Cloud: That's when the Don's name popped up.

Tifa: Right, Don Corneo. Barret told me to leave the lech alone... But
something's been bothering me.

Cloud: I see. So you wanted to get the story straight from Corneo's
mouth.

Tifa: So I made it here, but now I'm in a bind. Corneo is looking for a
bride. Everyday, he gets three girls, chooses one of them, and then...
...and, well... Anyway, I have to be the girl ...or I'm out for
tonight.

Aeris: Sorry... but I overheard... if you know the three girls, there's
no problem, right?

Cloud: No, Aeris! I can't have you get involved.

Aeris: Oh? So it's all right for Tifa to be in danger?

Cloud: No, I don't want Tifa in...

Tifa: Is it all right?

Aeris: I grew up in the slums... I'm used to danger. Do you trust me?

Tifa: Yes. Thanks, Ms. Aeris.

Aeris: Call me Aeris.

Man 2: He---y!! It's time, ladies. The Don is waiting! I told you not
to wander around... I tell ya, women nowadays... Hurry up, will ya!

Cloud: I probably don't need to ask but the other girl is......
Me...... right?

Tifa: You're right, there was no need...

Aeris: ...to ask.

Cloud, Aeris and Tifa head to the Don's room. In there...

Kotch: All right ladies! Line up in front of the Don!

Corneo: Hmmm! Good, splendid! Now, let's see... which girl should I
choose? Hmm-- hmm---! This one? Or this one?

Corneo looks at Cloud but Cloud turns his face away from Corneo's face.

Corneo: Woo--hoo, I've made up my mind!! My choice for tonight is......
(chose Cloud, but Corneo doesn't notice it's Cloud) This healthy
looking girl!

Cloud: Wa, wait a sec! I mean, uh, please wait a moment!

Corneo: Woo-hoo! I love chickies who play hard-to-get! Yeowza! (to the
second man) You can have the other ones!

Man 2: Yes, sir! Thank you sir!

The second man took Aeris and Tifa.

Corneo: (to Cloud) Well then, shall we go my pretty!?

Later alone with Cloud and Corneo...

Corneo: Ahh, we're finally alone... All right, pussycat... Come to
daddy!! You're so cute, I never get tired of looking at you. Do you...
like me, too?

Cloud: Ummm......

Corneo: You don't like me? There... there isn't someone else, is there?

Cloud: Yes, his name's Barret...

Corneo: No way! Hmm? Barret? That sounds familiar...

Cloud: You know, he's one of the ones you were trying to find out
about. You know, AVALANCHE...?

Corneo: Oh, yeah, yeah. In Sector 7 in the slum... ...and how do YOU
know that!?

Cloud took off his dress revealing his normal self.

Corneo: A man!? You tricked me!! Somebody get in here NOW!!

???: Unfortunately, no one'll be comin' to help.

Tifa and Aeris in their normal outfits came.

Corneo: You're the ones from before! Wh... what the hell's going on?

Tifa: Shut up, we're asking the questions now... What did your
assistants find out? Talk! If you don't tell us...

Cloud: ...I'll chop them off.

Corneo: No! Not that! I'll talk! I'll tell you everything!

Tifa: So... talk.

Corneo: ... I made 'em find out where the man with the gun-arm was. But
that's what I was ordered to do.

Tifa: By who?

Corneo: No--! If I told you that, I'd be killed!

Tifa: Talk! If you don't tell us...

Aeris: ...I'll rip them off.

Corneo: Waaaaaaaaaaah--! It was Heidegger of Shinra! Heidegger, the
head of Public Safety Maintenance!

Cloud: The head of Public Safety Maintenance!?

Tifa: Did you say the Shinra!? What are they up to!? Talk! If you don't
tell us... I'll smash them.

Corneo: ...You're serious, aren't you... ...ohboy, ohboy, ohboy. ...I'm
not fooling around here either, you know. Shinra's trying to crush a
small rebel group called AVALANCHE, and want to infiltrate their
hideout. And they're really going to crush them... literally, by
breaking the support holding up the plate above them.

Tifa: Break the support!?

Corneo: You know what's going to happen? The plate'll go PING and
everything's gonna go BAMMM!! I heard their hideout's in the Sector 7
Slums... I'm just glad it's not here in Sector 6.

Tifa: They're going to wipe out the Sector 7 Slums!? Cloud, will you
come with me to Sector 7?

Cloud: Of course, Tifa.

Corneo: Just a second!

Cloud: Shut up!

Corneo: No wait, it'll only take a second. How do you think scum like
me feels when they babble on about the truth?

Cloud: They're sure they'll win?

Corneo: Woo-hoo! Right!

Corneo pulled the switch and Cloud, Aeris and Tifa fell off the
mansion. Meanwhile at the Shinra Headquarters.

President Shinra: How are the preparations going?

Heidegger: Ha, ha, ha! Smoothly, very smoothly! I assigned the Turks to
this.

Reeve: President!! Are we really going to do this? Simply destroy a
group with only a few members...

President Shinra: What's the problem, Reeve? You want out?

Reeve: ...No. But, as head of the Urban Development Department, I have
been involved in the building and running of Midgar. That's why...

Heidegger: Reeve, you should flush there personal problems in the
morning!

Reeve: The Mayor's against this anyway...

Heidegger: Mayor? He just sits in this building all day feeding his
face! You still call that a Mayor? Now if you'll excuse me sir! (left)

President Shinra: (to Reeve) You're tired. Why don't you take a couple
of days off and go somewhere. (to himself) We'll destroy Sector 7 and
report that AVALANCHE did it. Then we'll send in the rescue operation
care of Shinra, Inc. ...Heh, heh, heh... This is perfect.

Meanwhile after Cloud, Aeris and Tifa landed in the sewers.

Cloud: You alright?

Tifa: Man! This is terrible.

Cloud: (to Aeris) You alright?

Aeris: Yeah. Well, the worst is over... (heard a strange noise) Maybe
not...

Cloud's group fights Aps. After Cloud's group defeats it...

Tifa: It's too late...... Marlene... Barret... the people of the Slums.

Aeris: Don't give up, never give up hope. It's not easy to destroy the
pillar, right?

Tifa: ......... Yeah...... you're right! We still have time.

They head out of the sewers and into the Train Graveyard.

Cloud: Aeris. I got you mixed up in all of this...

Aeris: Don't tell me to go home.

Tifa: Let's see... If we can get past the trains that are lit up, we
should be able to get out of here.

They went through Train Graveyard and onto the Pillar Station which
there is some violence goin' on.

Tifa: We made it! The pillar's standing!

Cloud: Wait! You hear something...... above us?

Aeris: ......gun fire?

Suddenly Wedge was shot and fell from the pillar that is very tall.

Cloud: Wedge!! You all right!?

Wedge: ......Cloud...... You remembered...... my name. Barret's up top.
...help him...... An' Cloud... Sorry, I wasn't any help.

Cloud: I'm going up! Aeris! You look after Wedge.

Tifa: Aeris, do me a favor. I have a bar called '7th Heaven' in this
neighborhood. There's a little girl named Marlene there......

Aeris: Don't worry. I'll put her somewhere safe.

Tifa: It's dangerous here! Everyone get away from the pillar, quickly!
Everyone get out of Sector 7!

Cloud and Tifa go up and they saw the dying Biggs.

Biggs: Cloud... so you don't care... what happens... to the... Planet?

Cloud: Nope, not interested.

Biggs: Hmph... you haven't changed. Oh, forget it.

Cloud then saw the wounded Jessie.

Jessie: ...Cloud... I'm glad...... I could talk with you... one last
time.

Cloud: Is that so...

Jessie: ...Is... that so......? Ha...... cool...... as usual... ex-...
SOLDIER. ...always... I liked that... in you...

Cloud and Tifa met up with Barret as he opens fire at the Shinra
Helicopter.

Barret: Tifa! Cloud! You came! Be careful! They're attacking from the
helicopter.

Tifa: Better equip ourselves before they attack in full force!

After that...

Tifa: Here they come!

Reno came.

Reno: You're too late. Once I push this button... (pressed the computer
button) That's all, folks! Mission accomplished.

Tifa: We have to disarm it! Cloud! Barret! Please!

Reno: I can't have you do that. No one gets in the way of Reno and the
Turks...

After Cloud, Barret, and Tifa wound Reno (who uses a nightstick as a
weapon)...

Reno: It's time.

Reno escaped. When Tifa tried to disarm the controls...

Tifa: Cloud! I don't know how to stop this. Try it!

Cloud: ...It's not a normal time bomb.

The Shinra Helicopter rise up suddenly.

Tseng: That's right. You'll have the hard time disarming that one.
It'll blow the second some stupid jerk touches it.

Tifa: Please, stop it!

Tseng is the leader of the Turks. He's got long black hair.

Tseng: Ha ha ha... ...Only a Shinra Executive can set up or disarm the
Emergency Plate Release System.

Barret: Shut yer hole! (shooting)

Tseng: I wouldn't try that...... You just might make me injure our
special guest.

Tifa: Aeris!!

Tseng: Oh, you know each other? How nice you could see each other one
last time. You should thank me.

Cloud: What are you gonna do with Aeris!?

Tseng: I haven't decided. Our orders were to find and catch the last
remaining Ancient. It's taken us a long time, but now I can finally
report this to the President.

Aeris: Tifa, don't worry! She's all right!

Tseng slapped Aeris.

Tifa: Aeris!

Aeris: Hurry and get out!

Tseng: Ha, ha, ha... well, it should be starting right about now. Think
you can escape in time?

We watch a movie of the helicopter flying away and the stand support
blew up partially.

Barret: Yo, we can use this wire to get out!

Cloud, Barret, and Tifa took the wire and moving to safety. We watch a
movie of the destruction and the massacre of Sector 7 as the plate
crushed everything in Sector 7. The President watches. Later as Cloud,
Barret, and Tifa arrived at safety.

Barret: Marlene! MARLENE!! MAR---LE---NE!! Biggs! Wedge!! Jessie!!
Dammit! Godammit!! DAMMIT ALL TO HELL!!!! What the hell's it all for!?
ARGHHHH!!!

Cloud: Hey, Barret!

Tifa: Barret!

Barret: ARGHHHHH!!!

Cloud: Hey!

Tifa: Barret, stop... Please stop, Barret.

Barret: URGHHH!!! (shooting at the destruction of Sector 7) God damn...
Marlene...

Tifa: ......... Barret......? Marlene is... I think Marlene is safe.

Barret: ......huh?

Tifa: Right before they took Aeris, she said, "Don't worry, she's all
right." She was probably talking about Marlene.

Barret: R, really!?

Tifa: But...

Barret: Biggs...... Wedge... Jessie......

Cloud: All three of them were in the pillar.

Barret: Think I don't know that? But ...we, all of is fought together.
I don't wanna think of them as dead!

Tifa: ...and the other people in Sector 7.

Barret: This is all screwed up! They destroyed an entire village just
to get to us! They killed so many people...

Tifa: ...are you saying it's our fault? Because AVALANCHE was here?
Innocent people lost their lives because of us?

Barret: No, Tifa! That ain't it! Hell no!! It ain't us! It's the damn
Shinra! It's never been nobody but the Shinra! They're evil and
destroyin' our planet just to... build their power and line their own
damn pockets with gold! If we don't get rid of them, they're gonna kill
this planet! Our fight ain't never gonna be over until we get rid of
them!!

Tifa: .........I don't know.

Barret: What don't you know? You don't believe me?

Tifa: It's not that. I'm not sure about... me. My feelings.

Barret: An' what about you?

Cloud: ......... (moved on)

Barret: Yo! Where's he think he's goin'?

Tifa: Oh! Aeris!

Barret: Oh yeah, that girl. What's up with her?

Tifa: ...I don't really know... But she's the one I left Marlene with.

Barret: Damn! Marlene!! Tifa. There ain't no turnin' back now.

As Cloud walks solo.

Barret: Cloud! Take me to Marlene!

Tifa: You're going to help Aeris?

Cloud: Yeah... But before that, there's something I want to know.

Tifa: What's that?

Cloud: ...it's about the Ancients.

In Cloud's mind.

Cloud: In my veins courses the blood of the Ancients. I am one of the
rightful heirs to this planet! Sephiroth...? (about to collapse)

Tifa: Are you all right?

Barret: Pull it together, man!

As Cloud, Barret, and Tifa head to Aeris's house.

Elmyra: Cloud...... wasn't it? It's about Aeris, isn't it?

Cloud: Sorry. The Shinra have her.

Elmyra: I know. They took her from here.

Cloud: They were here?

Elmyra: That's what Aeris wanted.

Cloud: Why is Shinra after Aeris?

Elmyra: Aeris is an Ancient. The sole survivor.

Barret: ...What did you say? But, aren't you her mother?

Elmyra: ...Not her real mother. Oh... it must have been 15 years ago...
...during the war. My husband was sent to the front. Some far away
place called Wutai.

In Elmyra's memory.

Elmyra: One day, I went to the station because I got a letter saying he
was coming home on leave. My husband never came back. I wonder if
something happened to him? No, I'm sure his leave was just canceled. I
went to the station everyday. Then, one day......... You used to see
this sort of thing a lot during the war. Her last words were, "Please
take Aeris somewhere safe." My husband never came back. I had no child.
I was probably lonely. So I decided to take her home with me. Aeris and
I became close very quickly. That child loved to talk. She used to talk
to me about everything. She told me she escaped from some kind of
research laboratory somewhere. And that her mother had already returned
to the planet, so she wasn't lonely... and many other things.

Back to present.

Barret: Returned to the planet?

Elmyra: I didn't know what she meant. I asked if she meant a star in
the sky, but she said it was this planet... She was a mysterious child
in many ways.

Back to Elmyra's memory when Aeris is young.

Aeris: Mom. Please don't cry.

Elmyra: (as she talks about her memory) Aeris just blurted that out all
of a sudden. When I asked her if something happened...

Aeris: Someone dear to you has just died. His spirit was coming to see
you, but he already returned to the planet.

Elmyra: At that time I didn't believe her. But... Several days later...
We received a notice saying my husband died... ...and that's how it
was. A lot had happened, but we were happy. Until one day...

Tseng: We want you to return Aeris to us. We've been searching for her
for a long time.

Aeris: No! Never!

Tseng: Aeris, you're a very special child. you are of special blood.
Your real mother was an 'Ancient'.

Elmyra: Of course I heard it. That she was an 'Ancient'.

Tseng: The Ancients will lead us to a land of supreme happiness. Aeris
will be able to bring happiness to all those in the slums. That is why
Shinra would like Aeris's cooperation......

Aeris: He's wrong! I'm not an Ancient! I'm not!

Tseng: But Aeris, surely you hear voices sometimes when you're all
alone?

Aeris: No, I don't!

Elmyra: But I knew. I knew about her mysterious powers... She tried so
hard to hide it, so I acted as though I never noticed.

The memory ended.

Cloud: It's amazing how she's avoided the Shinra for all these years...

Elmyra: The Shinra needed her, so I guess they wouldn't harm her.

Tifa: But why now......

Elmyra: She brought a little girl here with her. On the way here, Tseng
found them. She probably couldn't get away fast enough. She decided to
go to the Shinra in exchange for the little girl's safety.

Cloud: Must be Marlene.

Barret: Marlene!! Aeris was caught because of Marlene!? I'm sorry.
Marlene's my daughter. I'm ...really...sorry...

Elmyra: You're her father!? How in the world could you ever leave a
child alone like that!?

Barret: ...please don't start with that. I think about it all the time.
What would happen to Marlene, if I... But you gotta understand
somethin'... I don't got an answer. I wanna be with Marlene... But I
gotta fight. 'Cause if I don't... the planet's gonna die. So I'm gonna
keep fightin'! But, I'm worried 'bout Marlene. I really just wanna be
with her... always. See? I'm goin' in circles, now.

Elmyra: ...I think I understand what you're saying... She's upstairs
asleep, why don't you go and see her.

Cloud go upstairs with Barret.

Barret: I'm so glad...... I'm so glad you're all right...

Marlene: Daddy, don't cry. Your whiskers hurt!

Barret: (to Cloud) Cloud! You gonna go help Aeris, right? She's done so
much for me... If it's the Shinra you're dealin' with, I can't just sit
here! I'm comin' too!

Marlene: (to Cloud) Guess what? Guess what? Aeris was asking me lots of
questions. Like what kind of person Cloud is. I bet she likes you,
Cloud!

Cloud: Let's hope so.

Marlene: I won't tell Tifa.

As Cloud gets out.

Tifa: You're going after Aeris, right?

Cloud: Yeah.

Tifa: I'm coming with you.

Cloud: We're going right to Shinra Headquarters. ...You gotta be
prepared for the worst.

Tifa: I know. Right now, I feel I have to push myself to the limit. If
I stayed here... I'll go crazy.

Barret: (running downstairs talking to Elmyra) Sorry, but can you take
care of Marlene a bit longer?

Elmyra: Yes, I don't mind.

Barret: This place is dangerous now. You better go somewhere else.

Elmyra: You're right. But promise me that you'll come back to her.
Don't get yourself killed.

While Cloud, Barret, and Tifa go outside.

Tifa: How do we get to the Shinra building?

Barret: There ain't no train that goes up there anymore...

Tifa: ......Well, let's just go to Wall Market. We might be able to
find something there.

As they head to the Wall Market, they head to the shop.

Clerk: You goin' up to the plate? You better have a Battery.

Cloud: You're gonna sell me something you just found?

Clerk: Hey, you knew? But I repaired it, so it's all right.

Cloud: Why do I need a battery to climb up to the plate?

Clerk: You'll find out when you get there. How 'bout 100 Gil for each?

Cloud: ......All right, I'll take them.

Cloud bought Batteries. Cloud heads to the wire.

Kid: Everyone climbed up this Looks scary...... Brrr.

Tifa: Can we climb it?

Kid: Yeah. It leads to the Upper World.

Barret: Awright! We'll climb this wire!

Cloud: There's no way we can do this. You know how far it goes up?

Barret: This IS away! Look! What's that look like?

Cloud: Just a normal wire.

Barret: Oh yeah? Well to me it looks like a golden shiny wire of hope.

Tifa: You're right. This is the only way to save Aeris...

Cloud: Ok, that was a bad analogy, but, Barret, I understand how you
feel. Let's go!

As Cloud climbed up, he used to Batteries to create platforms to get up
to the Shinra Headquarters. After they get there.

Barret: Hey, you oughta know this building well.

Cloud: ...Not really, now that I think about it, this's the first time
I've ever been to the Headquarters.

Barret: I heard about this place before. Every floor above the 60th is
special and not easy to get to even for employees. Must be where they
took Aeris. The security's pretty light now. Awright, let's go!!

Tifa: Wait a second! You're not thinking of just going right through
the main entrance, are you?

Barret: Well what else does it look like!? I'm gonna kick some Shinra
butt and......

Tifa: That's not going to work! We've got to find another way...

Barret: Ain't gonna be no other way! If we keep wastin' time like this,
Aeris'll...

Tifa: I know that! But if we get caught here... Hey, Cloud. ...What
should we do?

Cloud: Let's sneak in quietly.

Tifa: See? Let's be careful and find a different route!

While inside.

Receptionist: Excuse me! If you don't have an appointment, you'll just
have to...

Barret: Don't need no appointment... This is a 'mergency'! Anyone who
don't wanna get their face bashed in better git outta the way!!

People: Yaagghh! Who do they think they are? Y, You don't think that's
AVALANCHE?

Guards: Intruders! Seize them!!

Cloud's group fights Grenade Combatants. After defeating them...

Barret: Let's go to the top!

Cloud's group goes up the elevator.

Tifa: ......What's wrong?

Cloud: I didn't want to start a ruckus till we saved Aeris. I should
have known that was impossible though...

Barret: Heh, heh, heh.

Cloud: What is it? You're givin' me the willies.

Barret: So there are times when even you fight for other people. I am
impressed.

Cloud: Who cares if you're impressed...?

Barret: Y'know, I ain't so good at sayin' this, but... Sorry... for
lotsa things. Wh, what the!?

The elevator's gone berserk.

Tifa: look!

Barret: DA-MN...! I don't care where, Cloud! Just stop it!

Floor after floor they fight a bunch of soldiers. After a long fight,
they made it to the 59th floor. As Cloud's group get to the other
elevator door.

Guard: Destroy the intruders!

After Cloud's group killed the guards, they got a Keycard 60. They head
to the elevator and reached the 60th floor. We watch a movie of a guard
slumbering in a surveillance room, not noticing Cloud was caught on
camera. Cloud got out of the elevator.

Barret: Lookit that, all them guards is runnin' around. Cloud, you go
on ahead and signal us when it's safe to come.

After Cloud gets Barret and Tifa to safety, they made it to the
escalator.

Barret: Ok! We gonna rock!

Tifa: Remember, we're here to save Aeris.

Barret: Hell, I know that!

They went up to the 66th floor. They found a restroom and climbed up a
duct. They look at the other cage and watches a meeting with the
Shinras.

Barret: (to Tifa and Cloud) Geez--! That's a lotta suits!

Reeve: We have the damage estimates for Sector 7. Considering those
factories we already set up and all the investments, the damage is
estimated cost to rebuild Sector 7 is...

President Shinra: We're not rebuilding.

Reeve: What?

President Shinra: We're leaving Sector 7 as it is. And restarting the
Neo-Midgar plan.

Reeve: ...then the Ancients?

President Shinra: The Promised Land will soon be ours. I want you to
raise the Mako rates 15% in every area.

Palmer: Rate hike! Rate hike! Tra, la, la! And please include our Space
Program in the budget!

President Shinra: Reeve and Scarlet will divide the extra income from
the rate increase.

Palmer: Oh man!

Reeve: Sir. If you raise the rates, the people will lose confidence...

President Shinra: It'll be all right. The ignorant citizens won't lose
confidence, they'll trust Shinra, Inc. even more.

Heidegger: Ha ha ha! After all, we're the ones who saved Sector 7 from
AVALANCHE!

Barret: (talking from the duct quietly) That dirty fuck.

President Shinra: Hojo. How's the girl?

Hojo: As a specimen, she is inferior to her mother. I'm still in the
process of comparing her to her mother, Infalna, but for now the
difference is 18%.

President Shinra: How long will the research take?

Hojo: Probably 120 years. It's probably impossible to finish in our
life time. Or in the lifetime of the specimen too, for that matter.
That's why we're thinking of breeding her. Then we could create one
that could withstand our research for a long time.

President Shinra: What about the Promised Land? Won't it hinder our
plans?

Hojo: That's what I need to plan. The mother is strong... and yet has
her weaknesses.

President Shinra:: (to his folks) That concludes our meeting.

After everyone left.

Scarlet: (puzzled) Something stinks...

Back to the duct where Cloud is.

Cloud: They were talking about Aeris... right?

Barret: I dunno.

Tifa: Probably.

Cloud: Let's follow 'em.

Cloud goes out of the duct and down to the bathroom. Now, Cloud's folks
go to the escalator that leads to the 67th floor.

Cloud: Hojo... huh...?

At the 67th floor.

Barret: I remembered him. That Hojo guy. He's in charge of the Shinra's
Science Department. Cloud, don't know him?

Cloud: This is the first time I've actually ever seen him. So... that's
what he looks like...

Cloud's folks move on. They hide.

Man: Is this today's specimen?

Hojo: Yes. We're starting right away. Raise it to the upper level. My
precious specimen... (looking at a specimen)

Hojo left. After that.

Tifa: Precious specimen...? Is it going to be used for a biological
experiment?

Cloud: (looking at a specimen's tank) Jenova...

Cloud starts to flip out (reacting from Jenova). He recovered his
sense.

Cloud: Jenova... Sephiroth's... So... they've brought it here.

Tifa: Cloud, be strong!

Cloud: Did you see it?

Barret: See what?

Cloud: It's moving... ...still alive?

Barret: Where's its #($*#($ head? This whole thing's stupid. Let's keep
goin'.

As Cloud's group took the elevator to the 68th floor.

Cloud: Aeris!

Hojo: Aeris? Oh, is that her name? What do you want?

Cloud: We're taking Aeris back.

Hojo: Outsiders......

Barret: Shoulda noticed it earlier, you...

Hojo: There's so many frivolous things in this world. (Barret point's
his gun-arm at him) Are you going to kill me? I don't think you should.
The equipment here is extremely delicate. Without me, who could operate
it? Hmm?

Cloud: Ugh.

Hojo: That's right. I recommend you think things out logically before
you make any rash moves. Now bring in the Specimen!

The man brought up a "lion-type" specimen near Aeris.

Aeris: Cloud, help!

Cloud: What do you think you're doin'?

Hojo: Lending a helping hand to an endangered species... Both of them
are on the brink of extinction... If I don't help, all these animals
will disappear.

Tifa: ...animal? That's terrible! Aeris is a human being!

Barret: You're gonna pay!

Cloud: Barret! Can't you do anything?

Barret: Awright!! Step back!

Hojo: Stop!!

Barret shoots at the glass door.

Hojo: Wh...what are you do-- Oh! My precious specimens...

The door opened. The "lion-type" specimen came out and attack Hojo.

Cloud: Now's our chance to get Aeris!

Aeris: Thanks, Cloud.

Tifa: Cloud... what's wrong?

Cloud: ...The elevator is moving.

Hojo: This is no ordinary specimen. This is a very ferocious specimen!

Specimen: He's rather strong. I'll help you all out.

Tifa: It talked!?

Specimen: I'll talk as much as you want later, Miss.

Cloud: We'll take care of that monster. Somebody take Aeris somewhere
safe... Tifa, I'm countin' on you! (to the specimen) What's your name?

Red XIII: Hojo has named me, Red XIII. A name with no meaning
whatsoever to me.

Red XIII is an animal with fire-red fur. He's 48 years old, has a comb
on his head as his weapon to attack with his body, a tattoo on his left
body that says XIII, has lots of earrings on both ears, and lost sight
in his left eye. He fights with his physical tackle.

Cloud: Come on!

Cloud's group fight Sample:HO512 and Sample:HO512-opts. After defeating
them...

Cloud: Aeris, you all right?

Tifa: She seems all right, ...in many ways.

Red XIII: I have a right to choose, too. I don't like two-legged
things.

Barret: What are you?

Red XIII: An informed question. But difficult to answer. I am what you
see. ...You must have many questions, but first, let's get out of here.
I'll lead the way.

Aeris: Cloud... so you did come for me.

Red XIII: I apologize for what happened back there. I was merely acting
to throw Hojo off guard......

Barret: Now we've saved Aeris, ain't no need to be is this buildin'! So
let's get the hell outta here!

Cloud: If all five of us together, we'll be noticed. Let's break up in
two groups.

Cloud chose Barret and Tifa to go with him.

Aeris: I'll see you later!! We'll be waiting at the 66th floor
Elevator.

Red XIII: Don't be late. Do you know where the Elevator is? The 66th
Floor!

Cloud's group proceeds to the elevator, before he can even press the
elevator button.

Cloud: H, hey! What is it?

Rude: Would you press 'Up' please?

Cloud: Turks? Must be a trap...

Tseng: It must have been a real thrill for you... Did you enjoy it?

Cloud: Ggh...

Rude is another Turks. He's bald and wears a shade. Later, Cloud's
group arrives at the President's office handcuffed behind their backs.

Cloud: (to his folks) You all got caught, too? Where is Aeris!?

President Shinra: In a safe place. She's the last surviving Ancient...
Don't you know? They called themselves the Cetra, and lived thousands
of years ago. Now they are just a forgotten page in history.

Red XIII: Cetra... That girl, is she a survivor of the Cetra?

President Shinra: Cetra, or the Ancients will show us the way to the
'Promised Land.' I'm expecting a lot out of her.

Red XIII: The Promised Land? Isn't that just a legend?

President Shinra: Even so, it's just too appealing to not to pursue.
It's been said the Promised Land is very fertile. ...If the land is
fertile...

Barret: Then there's gotta be Mako!

President Shinra: Exactly. That is why our money sucking Mako Reactor
is necessary. The abundant Mako will just come out on its own. That is
where Neo-Midgar will be built. Shinra's new glory...

Barret: #$*$#! Quit dreamin'!

President Shinra: Oh really, don't you know? These days all it takes
for your dreams to come true is money and power. Well, that is all for
our meeting.

Rude: (to Barret) Come on! Outta his way!

Barret: (to the president) Hold it! I got a lot I wanna say to you!

Rude pushed Barret away and everyone including Cloud were sent to the
cells.

President Shinra: If you need something else... talk to my secretary.

Later as Cloud, Barret, Aeris, Tifa, and Red XIII are in their cells.

Cloud: I wonder how Barret is doing.

Barret: Hey! Aeris is an Ancient and the real name of the Ancients is
Cetra. The Ancients know where the Promised Land is and the Shinra is
searching for that Promised Land. I only heard stories 'bout the
Promised Land. I don't know if it really exists. Is that right? The
Shinra believe that the Promised Land is full of Mako energy. Which
means, if the Shinra get there, they'll suck up all the Mako energy.
...and the land'll wither away. The Planet's gonna get weaker. I can't
just leave'em be. I'm recruitin' new members!! Me, Tifa, Cloud... and
Aeris too. How 'bout you? (Red XIII does not respond) You're so damn
boring.

Cloud: I wonder how Red XIII is doing.

Red XIII: ............Grandpa.

Barret: Grandpa!? Ha, ha, ha... Grandpa, hmm...... ha, ha, ha...

Red XIII: What's so funny?

Barret: Nothin' ......ha, ha.

Cloud: I wonder how Aeris is doing.

Aeris: Cloud, are you there?

Cloud: Aeris!? You safe?

Aeris: Yeah, I'm all right. I knew that Cloud would come for me.

Cloud: Hey, I'm your bodyguard right?

Aeris: The deal was for one date, right?

Tifa: ............oh, I get it.

Aeris: ...!? Tifa! Tifa, you're there too!

Tifa: EXCUSE me. You know, Aeris. I have a question.

Aeris: What?

Tifa: Does the Promised Land really exist?

Aeris: ...I don't know. All I know is... The Cetra were born from the
Planet, speak with the Planet, and unlock the Planet. And......then...
The Cetra will return to the Promised Land. A land that promises
supreme happiness.

Tifa: ...What does that mean?

Aeris: More than words...... I don't know.

Cloud: ...Speak with the Planet?

Tifa: Just what does the Planet say?

Aeris: It's full of people and noisy. That's why I can't make out what
they are saying.

Cloud: You hear it now?

Aeris: I, I only heard it at the Church in the Slums. Mother said that
Midgar was no longer safe. That is... my real mother. Someday I'll get
out of Midgar... Speak with the Planet and find my Promised Land.
...That's what mom said. I thought I would stop hearing her voice as I
grew up, but...

Cloud spoke to Tifa.

Tifa: Psst (Can we get out?)

Cloud: Leave it to me.

Tifa: Cloud, you're so brave!

Cloud: (to himself) Let's just get some sleep.

After a while of slumber...

Cloud: The door's open... When did it open?

Cloud sees a guard on the ground killed.

Cloud: What's happened? Tifa... Wake up!

Tifa: What's wrong?

Cloud: Something's wrong. Look outside.

Tifa: (looked at the dead guard) I wonder what happened...

Cloud: He should have the key on him... Come on, Tifa, get Aeris. I'll
go help Barret and the others.

After opening the cell door with Barret and Red XIII inside.

Barret: How'd you get in? Why's the door open!? (looked at the dead
guard) The hell's goin' on!?

Red XIII: No human could've done this. I'll go on ahead.

Barret: I'll clean up back here, so you guys go ahead. And don't get
caught by Shinra!

Cloud spoke to Tifa.

Tifa: Come on, let's follow Red XIII.

Cloud, Aeris and Tifa met up with Red XIII.

Red XIII: Jenova Specimen... Looks like it went to the upper floor
using that elevator for the specimens.

Cloud's group goes to the 68th floor and met up with Red XIII again.

Red XIII: It looks like it leads up...

As everyone followed the blood path to the president's office. Holy
shit, they see the president sitting dead with a sword impaled on him.

Barret: He's dead... The leader of Shinra, Inc. is dead...

Tifa: Then this sword must be...!?

Cloud: Sephiroth's!!

Tifa: ...Sephiroth is alive?

Cloud: ...Looks like it. Only Sephiroth can use that sword.

Barret: Who cares who did it!? This is the end of the Shinra now!

Palmer shows up.

Palmer: P, p, p, please, don't kill me!

Cloud: What happened?

Palmer: Se ...Sephiroth. Sephiroth came.

Cloud: Did you see him? Did you see Sephiroth?

Palmer: Yeah, I saw him! I saw him with my own eyes!

Cloud: You really saw him?

Palmer: Uh! Would I lie to you at a time like this!? And I heard his
voice too! Um, he was saying something about not letting us have the
Promised Land.

Tifa: Then what? Does that mean that the Promised Land really exist and
that Sephiroth's here to save it from Shinra?

Barret: So he's a good guy then?

Cloud: Save the Promised Land? A good guy? No way!! It's not that
simple! I know him! Sephiroth's mission is different!

A Shinra Helicopter came and Palmer ran to the Shinra Helicopter.

Barret: Rufus! $(*%! I forgot about him!

Tifa: Who's that?

Barret: Vice President Rufus. The President's son.

As Cloud's folks go outside of the building on the top floor.

Rufus: So... So Sephiroth was actually here. ...By the way. Who are you
guys?

Cloud: I'm Cloud, former SOLDIER First Class!

Barret: I'm from AVALANCHE!

Tifa: Same here!

Aeris: ...a flower girl from the slums.

Red XIII: ...a research specimen.

Rufus: What a crew. Well, I'm Rufus. The President of Shinra, Inc.

Barret: You only President, 'cause yer old man died!

Rufus: That's right. I'll let you hear my new appointment speech.
...Old man tried to control the world with money. It seems to have been
working. The population thought that Shinra would protect them. Work at
Shinra, get your pay. If a terrorist attacks, the Shinra army will help
you. It looks perfect on the outside. But, I do things differently.
I'll control the world with fear. It takes too much to do it like my
old man. A little fear will control the minds of the common people.
There's no reason to waste money on them.

Tifa: He likes to make speeches just like his father.

Cloud: (to Barret) Get outta this building with Aeris!

Barret: What?

Cloud: I'll explain later! Barret! This is the real crisis for the
Planet!

Barret: The hell's that supposed to mean?

Cloud: I'll tell you later! Just take my word for it now! I'll go after
I take care of him!

Barret: Awright, Cloud!

Barret, Tifa, Aeris, and Red XIII go down to the 69th floor.

Aeris: Cloud... I just thought of something.

Tifa: ...I'll wait for Cloud! Everyone, get to the elevator!

Aeris: Hmm, it's going to get pretty ugly from here on. We should check
on our equipment.

Aeris, Barret, and Red XIII go to the elevator, and suddenly the
Hundred Gunner came to fight them. The Hundred Gunner shot the elevator
glass and the elevator was going down fast. After Aeris's group quickly
destroys it, Heli Gunner appeared for Aeris's group's second fight,
after they quickly destroy it, they stopped the elevator to the first
floor. Meanwhile with Cloud and Rufus...

Rufus: Why do you want to fight me?

Cloud: You seek the Promised Land and Sephiroth.

Rufus: Hm, exactly. Mm? Did you know that Sephiroth is an Ancient?

Cloud: ...A lot has happened. Anyway, I can't let either you or
Sephiroth have the Promised Land!

Rufus: I see. I guess this means we won't become friends.

Cloud fights Rufus and Dark Nation. After the fight...

Rufus: Heh, that's all for today.

Rufus got away with the Shinra Helicopter. After that, Cloud met up
with Tifa.

Tifa: Where's Rufus?

Cloud: I couldn't finish 'em. Looks like this's gonna get complicated.

They move on. Meanwhile with Aeris, Barret, and Red XIII.

Barret: I'll go on ahead. (Shinra Soldiers outside) Fuck... surrounded,
huh? If I was alone this wouldn't be a thang but, I gotta reputation to
protect.

Aeris: You all get out while you can. It's not you they're after...
it's me.

Barret: Yeah, well that ain't happenin'. You got caught up in this over
Marlene. Now, it's my turn to watch out for you! (to the Shinra
Soldiers) Ok, playtime's over for you jackasses...

Aeris: ...thank you, Mr. Barret!

Barret: Who you callin' Mr. Barret? That don't sound right!

Red XIII: Well then... If you are through talking, may I suggest that
we think of a way to get out of here.

Barret: Huh? Oh, oh yeah... You a cold man. Just like someone else
'round here I know.

Red XIII: Did you say something?

Barret: Notta thing. So what're we gonna do?

Tifa: Barret!!

Barret: Tifa! Where's Cloud?

Tifa: Everyone, over here!

Barret: Huh? What's up? Where's Cloud?

Tifa: I'll tell you later! Hurry, hurry!

We watch a movie of Tifa, Aeris, Barret, and Red XIII going to a truck
(Tifa drives), and Cloud on a motorcycle. They drove out of the
building by shattering the glass and driving outta the building. They
drove to the freeway. Cloud has a sword on his hand because the
Shinra's after them, Cloud drives his motorcycle to protect the truck
with his folks, he used his sword to attack the Shinra soldiers on
motorcycles, after doing this for a while, Cloud and his folks reached
the dead end and a big vehicle was following them, Cloud's group gets
off their vehicles and fight the big vehicle Motor Ball. After
destroying it...

Barret: Well, what do we do now?

Cloud: Sephiroth is alive. I...I have to settle the score.

Barret: And that'll save the Planet?

Cloud: ...Seems like it.

Barret: Awright, I'm going!

Aeris: I'll go too. ...I have things that I want to find out.

Cloud: About the Ancients?

Aeris: ......Many things.

Tifa: I guess this's good bye, Midgar.

Later as Cloud's folks took the rope that took them outside of Midgar.

Cloud: Then... Let's go!

Barret: We need a group leader for our journey. 'Course only me could
be the leader.

Tifa: You think so...?

Aeris: It would have to be Cloud.

Barret: $*(&%...... awright. Go Northeast to a town called Kalm. If
something happens, we'll meet up there. 'Sides, we can't have 5 people
strolling down the fields. It's too dangerous. Split us into 2
parties...

Cloud chose Barret and Tifa to go with him. Cloud and everyone proceeds
to Kalm town.

Tifa: So this is Kalm?

Barret: Yo, I'll be waitin' at the inn... Hurry up and get your butt
over there!

Tifa: Let's go Cloud.

Inside the inn, Cloud met up with everyone.

Aeris: Cloud, you're late!

Barret: Yo man, you're late!

Cloud: Sorry to keep you waiting.

Aeris: Guess everyone's here now.

Barret: So let's hear your story...... You know, the one about
Sephiroth and the crisis facing the planet. Let's hear it all.

Cloud: ......I used to want to be like Sephiroth so I joined SOLDIER.
After working with Sephiroth on several missions, we became friends.

Barret: You call that a friend?

Cloud: Yeah, well...... He's older than me, and he hardly ever talked
about himself.

Tifa: .........

Cloud: So I guess you'd call him a war buddy, We trusted each other.
Until one day......

Aeris: ...one day?

Cloud: After the war it was SOLDIER's duty to put down any resistance
against the Shinra. ......that was 5 years ago. I was 16......

In Cloud's memory, where he was with crews in the truck.

Cloud: It's sure raining hard. Hey, how are you doing?

Shinra Soldier: I'm all right.

Cloud: I wouldn't know... I've never had motion sickness. (to the other
Shinra soldier) Everything okay?

Sephiroth: Hey. Settle down.

Cloud: They gave me some new Materia. I can't wait to use it.

Sephiroth: ...just like a kid.

Cloud: You going to brief about this mission?

Sephiroth: ...this isn't a typical mission.

Cloud: Good!

Sephiroth: Why do you say that?

Cloud: I joined SOLDIER so I could be like you. But by the time I made
First class, the war was already over. My big hopes of becoming a hero
like you ended with the war. That's why I always sign up whenever
there's a big mission. Kind of a way to prove myself. Say, how do you
feel, MISTER Sephiroth?

Sephiroth: ...I thought you wanted a briefing? Our mission is to
investigate an old Mako reactor. There have been reports of it
malfunctioning, and producing brutal creatures. Then, we'll locate the
problem and neutralize it.

Cloud: Brutal creatures... Where?

Sephiroth: The Mako Reactor at Nibelheim.

Cloud: Nibelheim... That's where I'm from.

Sephiroth: Hmm... hometown...

Shinra Soldier: Sir ...s, something strange just crashed into our
truck!

Sephiroth: That would be our Monster...

Sephiroth and Cloud encountered a monster. Sephiroth then killed the
monster. Back to present.

Cloud: Sephiroth's strength is unreal. He is far stronger in reality
then any story you might have heard about him.

Aeris: So... Where do you come in?

Cloud: Me? I was mesmerized by the way Sephiroth fought.

Tifa: .........

Cloud: ......and then we reached Nibelheim.

In Cloud's memory where they're at Nibelheim.

Sephiroth: How does it feel? It's your first time back to your hometown
in a long time, right? So how does it feel? I wouldn't know because I
don't have a hometown...

Cloud: Ummm... how 'bout your parents?

Sephiroth: My mother is Jenova. She died right after she gave birth to
me. My father... What does it matter...? All right, let's go.

The memory ended.

Barret: Yo wait a minute!! Isn't that, um...? The name of Sephiroth's
mother... I remember Jenova. That's that damn headless spook livin' in
the Shinra building.

Cloud: That's right.

Tifa: Barret, would you please let us hear what Cloud has to say? You
can ask questions later.

Barret: Tifa, I was only......

Tifa: Okay Cloud, continue.

Aeris: It's a reunion of childhood pals!

Cloud: ...I was really surprised with Tifa.

In Cloud's memory, back in Nibelheim...

Cloud: (talking about his past) ...The town was quiet. Everybody must
be staying in their housed, afraid to come out because of the monsters.
No, maybe they're afraid of us...

Sephiroth: We leave for the reactor at dawn. Make sure you get to sleep
early. All we need is one lookout, so you others, get some rest. Oh,
that's right... You may visit your family and friends.

While Cloud's inside the inn...

Cloud: What are you looking at?

Sephiroth: ...This scenery...... I feel like I know this place. ......
...We have an early start tomorrow. you should get some sleep soon.

Cloud: Yeah, let's get some sleep.

Sephiroth: I've hired a guide to the Mako reactor. I've heard she's
young, I hope we can rely on her...

The next morning...

Sephiroth: Once the guide gets here, we're heading out.

Tifa's Father: Listen to me, Sephiroth. In case something happens...

Sephiroth: ...Trust me.

Tifa: I'll be all right, Dad! I have two men from SOLDIER with me. (to
Sephiroth) I'm Tifa. Nice to meet you.

Cloud: Tifa! You're the guide?

Tifa: That's right. I just happen to be the number one guide in this
town.

Cloud: It's too dangerous! I can't involve you in something like this!

Sephiroth: Then there's no problem if you protect her. ...Let's go.

Camera Man: Ummm... Mr. Sephiroth! Please let me take one picture for a
memento! Tifa, can you ask him for me too...? Cheeeeese! (took the
camera and took a picture of Cloud, Tifa, and Sephiroth) Great, thank
you! I'll give each of you a copy once I get it developed!

We now watch a movie of Mt. Nibel and the Reactor in that area. As
Cloud's group get there.

Tifa: It gets harder from here! Follow me! Uh... the bridge!!

We watch another movie of the bridge ripped apart and everyone fell.
After that.

Sephiroth: Everyone seems to be all right. Can we get back to where we
were?

Tifa: These caves are intertwined, just like an ant farm... Oh, and
Sephiroth... There seems to be one person missing...

Sephiroth: It may sound cold, but we've got no time to search for him.
We can't go back now, so we must go on. We'll travel together from
here.

Inside the cave...

Cloud: What's this?

Tifa: A mysteriously colored cave...

Sephiroth: It must be the Mako energy. This fountain is especially
abundant in it. That's why the Mako Reactor was built here.

Then in the bizarre area...

Cloud: ...And what's this?

Sephiroth: A Mako fountain. It's a miracle of nature.

Tifa: It's so beautiful... If the Mako Reactor continues to suck up the
energy, this fountain will dry up too...

Sephiroth: Materia. When you condense Mako energy, materia is produced.
It's very rare to be able to see materia in its natural state.

Cloud: By the way... Why is it that when you use materia you can also
use magic too?

Sephiroth: You were in SOLDIER and didn't even know that? ...the
knowledge and wisdom of the Ancients is held in the materia. Anyone
with this knowledge can freely use the powers of the Land and the
Planet. That knowledge interacts between ourselves and the planet
calling up magic...... or so they say.

Cloud: Magic...... a mysterious power...

Sephiroth: Ha, ha, ha!

Cloud: Did I say something funny?

Sephiroth: A man once told me never to use an unscientific term such as
mysterious power! It shouldn't even be called 'magic'! I still remember
how angry he was.

Cloud: What was that?

Sephiroth: Hojo of Shinra, Inc. ... An inexperienced man assigned to
take over the work of a great scientist. He was a walking mass of
complexes.

Tifa: A Mako fountain... So this is where the knowledge of the Ancients
is.

Later as everyone walks to the reactor...

Tifa: We finally made it. We sure took the long way through.

Cloud: Tifa, you wait here.

Tifa: I'm going inside too! I wanna see!

Sephiroth: Only authorized people are allowed in. This place is full of
Shinra's industrial secrets.

Tifa: But!

Sephiroth: (to the Shinra soldier) Take care of the lady.

Tifa: Mm, man! Better take real good care of me then!

Later in the reactor...

Cloud: This is...... Jenova, right? The lock won't open...

Sephiroth: This is the reason for the malfunction. This part is broken.
Cloud, close the valve.

Cloud closed the valve.

Sephiroth: Why did it break...? ...now I see, Hojo. But, even doing
this, will never put you on the same level as Professor Gast. This is a
system that condenses and freezes the Mako energy... that is, when it's
working correctly. Now... what does Mako energy became when it's
further condensed?

Cloud: Uh, ummm...... Oh yeah! It becomes a Materia.

Sephiroth: Right, normally. But Hojo put something else in there.
...Take a look. Look through the window.

Cloud looked.

Cloud: Wh... what is this!?

Sephiroth: Normal members of SOLDIER are humans that have been showered
with Mako. You're different from the others, but still human. But, what
are they? They've been exposed to a high degree of Mako, far more than
you.

Cloud: ...is this some kind of monster?

Sephiroth: Exactly. And it's Hojo of Shinra that produced these
monsters. Mutated living organisms produced by Mako energy. That's what
these monster's really are.

Cloud: Normal members of SOLDIER? You mean you're different? H... hey,
Sephiroth!

Sephiroth: N...no...... ...Was I?

Sephiroth went sword crazy (what I'm trying to say is that he took his
Masamune and kept slashing things).

Sephiroth: ...Was I created this way too? Am I the same as all these
monsters......

Cloud: ...Sephiroth.

Sephiroth: You saw it! All of them... were humans...

Cloud: Humans!? No way!

Sephiroth: ...I've always felt since I was small... That I was
different from the others. Special, in some way. But... not like
this...

We watch a movie of an organism bursting out of a container. Back to
present.

Barret: Damn, Shinra! The more I hear, the more I hate 'em!

Tifa: ......who would have ever thought the Mako Reactor held a secret
like that.

Red XIII: That would seem to explain the increase in the number of
monsters recently. I think we should listen carefully to Cloud. Don't
you think so Barret?

Barret: (Why are you talkin' to me!?) Keep talking.

Aeris: Tifa... You were waiting outside then?

Tifa: ......Yes.

Cloud: We returned to Nibelheim. Sephiroth confined himself at the inn.
He didn't even try to talk to me.

Tifa: Then all of a sudden he just disappeared, right?

Cloud: We found him inside the biggest building in Nibelheim.

Tifa: The villagers used to call it Shinra mansion.

Cloud: Long ago, people from Shinra used to live in that mansion...

In Cloud's memory where he's in the Shinra Mansion's basement...

Sephiroth: (reading a book) ...an organism that was apparently dead,
was found in a 2000 year old geological stratum. Professor Gast named
that organism, Jenova... X Year, X Month, X Day. Jenova confirmed to be
an Ancient ...X Year, X Month, X Day. Jenova Project approved. The use
of Mako Reactor I approved for use... My mother's name is Jenova...
Jenova Project... Is this just a coincidence? Professor Gast... Why
didn't you tell me anything? ...Why did you die?

Cloud left as Sephiroth kept on reading books. Later as Cloud gets up
from the bed, he goes down to the basement.

Sephiroth: Ha, ha, ha...... Who is it!? Hmph... traitor.

Cloud: Traitor?

Sephiroth: You ignorant traitor. I'll tell you. This was a itinerant
race. They would migrate in, settle the Planet, then move on... At the
end of their harsh, hard journey, they would find the Promised Land and
supreme happiness. But, those who stopped their migrations built
shelters and elected to lead an easier life. They took that which the
Cetra and the planet had made without giving back one whit in return!
Those are your ancestors.

Cloud: Sephiroth...

Sephiroth: Long ago, disaster struck this planet. Your ancestors
escaped... They survived because they hid. The Planet was saved by
sacrificing the Cetra. After that, your ancestors continued to
increase. Now all that's left of the Cetra is in these reports.

Cloud: What does that have to do with you?

Sephiroth: Don't you get it? An Ancient named Jenova was found in the
geological stratum of 2000 years ago. The Jenova Project. The Jenova
Project wanted to produce people with the powers of the Ancients......
no, the Cetra! ...I am the one that was produced.

Cloud: Pr...produced!?

Sephiroth: Yes. Professor Gast, leader of the Jenova Project and genius
scientist, produced me.

Cloud: How...how did he...? Se...Sephiroth?

Sephiroth: Out of my way. I'm going to see my mother.

Later as Cloud steps outside of the Shinra Mansion, the place is
burning.

Zangan: Hey it's you! You're still sane, right? Then come over here and
help me! I'll check this house. You check that one over there!

Cloud: (checked inside) Terrible... Sephiroth... This is too
terrible...

Suddenly, Cloud saw Sephiroth kill two people with his Masamune. We
watch a movie of Sephiroth walking away with flames all over the place.
Cloud then proceeds to the Mako Reactor. He saw Tifa's father's dead.

Tifa: Papa... Sephiroth!? Sephiroth did this to you, didn't he!?
Sephiroth... SOLDIER... Mako Reactors... Shinra... Everything! I hate
them all!

Tifa took the Masamune and ran. As Cloud head to the reactor section...

Sephiroth: Mother, I'm here to see you. Please, open this door.

Tifa: How could you do that to papa and all the townspeople?

Tifa attempted to slash Sephiroth with the Masamune but Sephiroth took
the sword from her and slashed her. Then Sephiroth went inside the room
with Jenova. Cloud helped the wounded Tifa.

Tifa: ...You promised... You promised that you'd come...... when I was
in trouble...

Cloud picked her up and placed her to safety. Cloud then goes inside
the room with Jenova.

Sephiroth: Mother, let's take this planet back together. I've thought
of a great idea. Let's go to the Promised Land.

Cloud: Sephiroth... My family! My hometown! How could you do this to
them!?

Sephiroth: Ha, ha, ha...... They've come again, mother. With her
superior power, knowledge, and magic, Mother was destined to become the
ruler of the Planet.

We watch a movie of Sephiroth and his lines.

Sephiroth: But they... Those worthless creatures are stealing the
Planet from Mother. But now I'm here with you so don't worry.

He took off Jenova.

Cloud: What about MY sadness!? My family... friends... The sadness of
having my hometown taken away from me!? It's the same as your sadness!

Sephiroth: Ha, ha, ha... my sadness? What do I have to be sad about? I
am the chosen one. I have been chosen to be the leader of this Planet.
I have orders to take this planet back from you stupid people for the
Cetra. What am I supposed to be sad about?

Cloud: Sephiroth... I trusted you... No, you're not the Sephiroth I
used to know!

Cloud draw his sword and start's a dual with Sephiroth (showing Cloud
and Sephiroth one at a time and faster). The memory ended.

Cloud: ......and that's the end of my story.

Barret: Wait a damn minute! Ain't there more?

Cloud: ......I don't remember.

Aeris: What happened to Sephiroth?

Cloud: In terms of skill, I couldn't have killed him.

Tifa: Official records state Sephiroth is dead. I read it in the
newspaper.

Aeris: Shinra, Inc. owns the paper, so you can't rely on that
information.

Cloud: ......I want to know the truth. I wanted to know what happened
then. I challenged Sephiroth and lived why didn't he kill me?

Tifa: ......I'm alive, too.

Aeris: Seem like a lot of this doesn't make sense. What about Jenova?
It was in the Shinra building, right?

Cloud: Shinra shipped it from Nibelheim to Midgar.

Aeris: Did someone else carry it out after that? It was missing from
the Shinra building.

Tifa: Sephiroth......?

Barret: Damn! Don't none of this make sense! I'm going, going, going,
gone! And I'm leavin' the thinkin' to you! Yo, Cloud! Let's get a move
on!

Cloud: Right.

Barret: Yo, c'mon let's go!

Cloud: Oh brother......

Tifa: ......... Cloud...? How bad was I when Sephiroth cut me?

Cloud: I thought you were a goner. ......I was really sad.

Tifa: .........

Aeris: I... The Ancients...... Cetra...... Jenova...... Sephiroth and
myself......

Tifa: Let's go. Barret's waiting.

Red XIII: What a fascinating story......

Cloud and everyone went downstairs.

Aeris: Cloud. Take this.

Cloud received PHS.

Red XIII: [PHS], will put us in constant contact with each other.

Aeris: Well, I'll be going.

They all head to the Chocobo Farm and purchased a Chocobo Lure materia.
Cloud equips it and fights a group of enemies with a Chocobo. After
Cloud's group caught a Chocobo (Chocobo are birds that anyone can ride
on), they head to the Mythril Cave. Inside the cave.

Rude: Just a second!

Tifa: Who are you?

Rude: Do you know who I am?

Cloud: From the Turks, right?

Rude: Well if you know, then this won't take long. It's difficult to
explain what the Turks do...

Cloud: Kidnapping, right?

Rude: To put it negatively... you could say that. ...But, that's not
all there is to it, anymore. ............ ............

Elena: Sir! It's all right, Rude! I know you don't like speeches, so
don't force it!

Rude: ...Then Elena, explain.

Elena is another members of the Turks, she has short to medium size
blond hair.

Elena: I'm the newest member of the Turks, Elena. Thanks to what you
did to Reno, we're short of people. ...Although, because of that, I got
promoted to the Turks,... In any case, our job is to find out where
Sephiroth is headed. And to try and step you everystep of the way. Wait
a minute, it's the other way around... You're the ones that are getting
in our way.

Tseng: ...Elena. You talk too much.

Elena: Sorry... Tseng.

Tseng: No need to tell them about our orders. Now go. Don't forget to
file your report.

Elena: Oh! Right! Very well, Rude and I will go after Sephiroth, who's
heading for Junon Harbor!

Tseng: ...Elena. You don't seem to understand.

Elena: Oh! I'm, I'm sorry...

Tseng: ...Go. Don't let Sephiroth get away.

Rude & Elena: Yes sir!

Rude: (to Cloud's group) ...Reno said he wanted to see you after the
injuries you gave him healed. He wants to show his affection for you
all... with a new weapon.

Rude and Elena left.

Tseng: well, then... ...Where's Aeris? She's not with you?

Cloud: Aeris isn't with us. She's with the others.

Tseng: Oh... Then give her my regards.

Tseng left.

Cloud got out of the cave and as they head to Junon, they encountered a
Mystery Ninja, then after the fight.

Mystery Ninja: Man...... I can't believe I lost... You spikey-headed
jerk! One more time, let's go one more time!

Cloud: Not interested.

Mystery Ninja: Thinkin' of running away? Stay and fight! FIGHT, I said!
C'mon...... What's the matter? You're pretty scared of me, huh!?

Cloud: ......petrified.

Mystery Ninja: Hmm, just as I thought. What do you expect with my
skills? Good luck to you guys too. If you feel up to it, we can go
another around. Later! I'm really gonna leave! REALLY!

Cloud: Wait a second!

Mystery Ninja: What is it, you still have somethin' for me? ......Hmmm.
So is that it? I know you want my help because I'm so good! You want me
to go with you?

Cloud: ......That's right.

Mystery Ninja: Heh heh... thought so. You put me in a spot. Hmm, what
should I do? But if you want me that bad, I can't refuse... All right!
I'll go with you!

Cloud: ......Let's hurry on.

Yuffie: Huh? Hey... HEY! Wait! I haven't even told you my name......
I'm Yuffie! Good to meetcha! (to herself) Heh heh...... just as I
planned. Now all I have to do is... a little this...... and a little
that...... nyuk, nyuk, nyuk...... (to Cloud) Hey, wait up! Wait for me!

Yuffie Kisaragi is a ninja from Wutai. She's 16 years old, has short
hair with a bandanna, some big arm guard on her left arm, wears shorts
(unbuttoned), gloves (with fingers out), green vest, brown shoes, and
uses a boomerang as her weapon. Now Cloud's group head to Junon.

Cloud: What happened to this town? It's so run-down...

As Cloud's group head to the beach of Junon, they saw a little girl.

Priscilla: He-y! Mr. Dolphin! My name is...... Pri-scil-la! Now you say
it. (saw Cloud and his group) Who are you guys? Are you members of the
Shinra, Inc.?

Barret: No! You got it all wrong! We're fighting against the Shinra!

Cloud: ...that's how it is.

Priscilla: I don't believe you! Get out of here!

Cloud: Great...

Tifa: (saw a flying creature) Look at that!

Priscilla: Be careful Mr. Dolphin!

The flying creature is Bottomswell and it attacked Priscilla.

Cloud: Hey! Hold on, we've coming!

Cloud's group fights Bottomswell. After defeating Bottomswell, they
rescued Priscilla from the ocean.

Tifa: This is bad... you don't think she's dead, do you?

Man: Priscilla!! (checking her heartbeat) Nope... she's not
breathing... Hey, that's it! (to Cloud) Young man, CPR, now!

Cloud: Mouth to mouth!?

Barret: C'mon Cloud.

Cloud: But,... she's just a girl......

Tifa: Cloud, what are you going to do?

Man: What? You don't know how? Come over here I'll show you.

Cloud: Guess I gotta do it...

Man: Just take a deep breath, hold it in. Then breathe into her. Hurry
up and do it!

After Cloud have enough CPR to the passed out Priscilla.

Priscilla: Uh...ugh...

Man: Priscilla, are you alright?

The man picked Priscilla up and took Priscilla to her house. Later as
Cloud tries to get in to see Priscilla.

Man: Sorry, Cloud, Priscilla needs to rest for a while.

Then Cloud and his group met a woman near another house in Junon.

Woman: Hey, come in for a while. I heard what happened. You've done so
much for Priscilla. You all must be tired. If you want to get some
rest, stay here. Make yourselves at home.

While inside.

Barret: I'm gonna relax for a while.

Cloud: Yeah... Let's rest.

In Cloud's dream.

???: ...That reminds me.

Cloud: You again? ...Who are you?

???: ...You'll find out soon. ......But more importantly, 5 years
ago...

Cloud: 5 Years ago... Nibelheim?

???: When you went to Mt. Nibel then, Tifa was your guide, right?

Cloud: Yeah... I was surprised.

???: But where was Tifa other than that?

Cloud: ...I dunno.

???: It was a great chance for you two to see each other again.

Cloud: ...You're right.

???: Why couldn't you see each other alone?

Cloud: ...I don't know. I can't remember clearly...

???: Why don't you try asking Tifa?

Cloud: ...Yeah.

???: Then, get up!

??? (probably Tifa): Hey wake up. Wake up, Cloud!

Cloud woke up.

Cloud: Tifa... When Sephiroth and I went to Nibelheim, where were you?

Tifa: ...We saw each other, right?

Cloud: The other time.

Tifa: No... it was 5 years ago. I don't remember. But, something seems
strange outside. Cloud, come quick.

Cloud met up with the whole party and then he spoke to Priscilla.

Cloud: Are you all right now?

Priscilla: Umm... thanks for helping... I'm sorry, I mistook you for
one of those Shinra, Inc....

Cloud: That's all right.

Priscilla: I'll give you something SPECIAL! It's an amulet. Take good
care of it, ok?

Cloud got a Shiva Materia.

Barret: What's that music? It sure sounds lively.

Priscilla: I heard that rehearsing the reception for the new Shinra
president.

Barret: Rufus!? I gotta pay my respects.

Priscilla: Grandpa and grandma told me this beach was beautiful when
they were small. But after the Shinra built that city above, the sun
stopped shining here, and the water got polluted... I was raised on
that story and hate Shinra so much, I could die!

Aeris: You think Rufus is thinking about crossing the ocean from here,
too?

Tifa: What? Does that mean Sephiroth already crossed the ocean?

Red XIII: Cloud, didn't you finish Rufus off?

Barret: We gotta get to the town up there... Mebbe we could climb the
tower?

Priscilla: No! No! There's a high voltage current running underneath
the tower. Don't wander near it, it's dangerous! But... you might be
able to if Mr. Dolphin helps you. Follow me!

Tifa: High voltage tower...... I guess this means Cloud'll be all
right.

Aeris: Yeah, better leave it to Cloud!

Red XIII: We're counting on you, Cloud!

Cloud: Hey!! Wait a second!

The party split up and left. Cloud met up with Priscilla on the beach.

Priscilla: Wait a minute.

Barret: (he came to see Cloud) Now ain't that something! I ain't never
seen no Dolphin jump like that!

Priscilla: Pretty cool, huh? When I blow this whistle, Mr. Dolphin
jumps for me. Here!! This is for you, Cloud!

Cloud: A gift? What am I supposed to do with it!?

Priscilla: Just go into the water, blow this whistle and Mr. Dolphin'll
jump you to the top of the pole!

Cloud: Jump to the top of the pole?

Priscilla: See that rod sticking out at the top? If you jump just
right, you can climb to the top of the town.

Barret: Good luck Cloud! If you make it, we'll follow you! Whoa, I'll
hold the PHS for you. It'll break if it gets wet.

Cloud decided to blow the whistle to call the dolphin and jump Cloud up
to the pole. Cloud climbed up. We watch a movie of Cloud climbing to
the Junon Airport where he watches an airship. Cloud arrived the
hallway with the locker room.

Commander: Hey! You still dressed like that? Come're!

In the locker room...

Commander: Today's the big day when we welcome President Rufus! Hurry
up and change!

Cloud: (finds a uniform) It's the Shinra uniform. I'll change. Brings
back memories...

Commander: Quit yappin'! Hurry up!

Cloud: A Shinra uniform... I was so proud when I first put it on. I
wonder when it was... ...I couldn't stand wearing this thing anymore.
(Cloud dresses up)

Commander: Wow! You look good in it! You remember the Greeting
procedure, right!? ...the look on your face says you forgot. All right,
I'll show you again! Do just like we do.

Soldier 1: Commander!! We'll help too! This is how to do it!

Soldier 2: We'll sing too!

Commander: All right! Show 'em!!

Soldier 1: Now, march!! This's the Welcoming March!

Soldier 2: Then! I'll sing along with you! Quietly--!! Aaaaah! Aaaaah!
Hey, come on now. Now!

The soldiers began to sing and march just to show Cloud. After Cloud
remembers them...

Commander: Good! Make sure you do well at the real parade!

Soldier 3: Rufus has arrived! Preparation completed!

Commander: All right, show time! Don't disgrace yourselves!

Cloud and all the soldiers went outside. We watch a movie of a view of
the Junon cannon.

Commander: Oh... no...!! No one's here! Late---!? Hey, Rookie! It's
because you're running around like that!!

Soldier 1:Captain!! We'll take a short cut!

Commander: Right! Good idea. Get over here!!

Cloud and everyone approaches the shortcut.

Commander: All right! You first!

Soldier 1 showed Cloud how to sneak in when they march.

Commander: Now listen up! This parade's gonna be broadcast live on
Shinra TV, around the world! If you look bad, the whole Junon army will
look bad. Remember that and don't screw up! OK! Jump in when I give you
the sign! Just sneak in from the back! Don't mess up the row! And no
matter what you do don't try to go in from the front! All right!! Start
Marching!! Now 1 2 3 4!

Cloud sneaked in and marched in with the soldiers.

TV Producer: What the hell was that soldier doing?

AD: I don't know.

TV Producer: Are the points up?

AD: Well, it's so-so.

TV Producer: Hmm... Better send that soldier something.

The AD gave Cloud 6 Potions. Later as everyone lines up.

Commander: Good! We made it.

Soldier: Oh! President Rufus!

Commander: Hey! Line up and shut up! (to Cloud) Don't make a move!

Rufus: How's the job? What happened to the Airship?

Heidegger: The long range airship is still being prepared. It should be
ready in about three more days. Gya haa haa!

Rufus: Even the Air Force's Gelnika?

Heidegger: ......Gya haa haa!

Rufus: Stop that stupid horse laugh. Things are different than when
father was in charge.

Heidegger: Gya...

Rufus: Is the ship ready?

Heidegger: Yes sir, we'll get it ready quickly.

They ride the elevator up. After that.

Soldier 1: What a disaster.

Soldier 2: Heidegger was really irritated...

Soldier 3: The man in the Black Cape's been roaming the city, but we
can't find him.

Cloud: Man in a Black Cape?

Soldier 3: He showed up two or three says ago, and killed a few of our
soldiers.

Soldier 4: He disappeared right after that. There's a rumor going
around that it was Sephiroth.

Commander: Attention! Dismissed! (to Cloud) Hey! Hey you! You messing
with the army?

Cloud: Who cares?

Commander: You're too lazy!! No break for you!! Get over here!

Back to the locker room.

Commander: This is the military, soldier!! Your orders for today are to
send off President Rufus at the dock! I'll keep drilling you until it's
time!

Soldier 1: I'll help, sir!

Soldier 2: Me too, sir!

Commander: All right!! Line up in order and show me your final pose!
Today's command is Formation. Remember it! Ready!? Junon Military Send
Off, BEGIN!

The soldiers began the send-off with their rifles. After that.

Commander: All right! (to Cloud) Now you try it!

Cloud tried the send-off with the soldiers with his rifle. After that.

Soldier: Commander!! What's today's special pose?

Commander: Huh? ...I haven't decided yet. All right, rookie!! I'll let
you decide! Show me your best move!

Cloud: Let's see... My best move is...

Cloud did his own sword spin victory with his rifle.

Soldier 1: Woo----ow!

Soldier 2: That's awesome!

Commander: All right!! We'll go with that as today's special!! Practice
it!

Soldier 1 & 2: Yes sir!!

Commander: Well then! Meet at the dock!! Don't be late!! Attention!
Dismissed!!

Cloud met up with the soldiers and the commander at the dock.

Commander: All right, it's time! Ten... HUT!

Soldier near the door: President Rufus... has now arrived!

Commander: This is it!! Junon Military Reception--! Do it right---, do
it with enthusiasm...! Ready...!

Cloud and the two soldiers began the send-off with their rifles. After
doing that.

Rufus: Well done. Keep up the good work for Shinra, Inc.

Heidegger: Gya haa ha...!! Here's a special bonus for you!! A token of
the President's kindness! Don't forget it!

Heidegger gave Cloud a Force Stealer sword.

Rufus: Once the world gets out that Sephiroth's here, Cloud and his
friends will show up, too.

Heidegger: We'll crush them as soon as we find them!

Rufus: We can't have them get in our way.

Heidegger: Leave it up to me, sir! Gya haa haa!

Rufus: I thought I told you to stop that stupid laugh...

Heidegger: Gya......

Heidegger attacked the soldiers 'cause he's taking his anger out on
them.

Commander: All right! Dismissed!

Soldier 1: That was close.

Soldier 2: Heidegger's been really edgy lately. Because Hojo
disappeared leaving a letter or resignation.

Soldier 1: Heidegger's been forced to take care of that investigation,
too.

Commander: Hey--! I thought you were dismissed! We got something to do!
Hurry up!

As Cloud hops on the ship, the ship took off.

Cloud: We'll cross the ocean, to the new continent. ...even if we are
wearing Shinra's uniforms...

Cloud talks to Yuffie.

Yuffie: Urrrgh... This is why ...I hate ships. Hey, Cloud. You have any
'Tranquilizers'?

Cloud: Nope.

Yuffie: ...unless it's an emergency get away from me. Where are the
others? I dunno. Aren't they hiding somewhere around here? How should I
know...? Ugh......urk......

Cloud talks to Aeris.

Aeris: Umm...... It's me Aeris. Hey, Cloud. Did you see the Airship at
Junon?

Cloud: ...I heard it was big, but I didn't expect it to be THAT big.

Aeris: That was really something. Hey, do you think I could get on it?

Cloud: I dunno... ...keep hoping.

Aeris: Wow! I'm really looking forward to it!

Cloud talks to Tifa.

Tifa: Yes sir! Everything quiet, sir! ...But, you know what? I really
hate 'em all. They take away all the things and people you love... I
wish they'd all disappear. Right, Cloud?

Cloud: Yeah......

Tifa: You're right! Uh, yes sir, I'll continue my watch sir! Hee hee...

Cloud talks to Red XIII.

Red XIII: ...... ......It's me. Red XIII. I'm a little woozy, but I
shouldn't get caught. Humans only look at appearances anyway. Anyway
you look at it, I'd say I make a fine human being.

Cloud finds Barret later after Aeris asked him where he is.

Barret: Look, Cloud. It's Rufus and Heidegger. They're this close but
we can't do a thing to 'em... Ummmm...... Gmmmmmm.... How can he...
Goin' off laughin' like that? Because of him, Biggs...... Wedge......
Jessie......! Ggggggggh... Ggggh......! Ggggggghhh!! God! I can't take
it anymore! I'm gonna settle things here and now......

Radio: Emergency alert! Reports of a suspicious character found! Those
not on detail, search the ship. Report when found! I repeat. Suspicious
character found on board! Those not on detail, search the ship. Report
when found!

Barret: Damn, did they find us!? Hey, that don't seem like us. Do they
mean... Tifa and the others!? Get off your spikey butt and let's go,
Cloud!

Cloud met up with his group.

Tifa: Everyone all right!?

Barret: You all right!?

Aeris: Huh?

Tifa: Everyone's here... right?

Barret: Hey, wait. You don't think that suspicious character is...
Sephiroth!?

Tifa: Really!?

Barret: How the hell am I supposed to know!?

Cloud: ...Let's find out.

Red XIII: It's the most logical thing to do. Then, who's going to go?

Yuffie: N, not me... I don't even like Sephiroth anyway. And
besid......ugh......urk......

Cloud chose Barret and Tifa to go and investigate.

Cloud: ...... Sephiroth...... ......All right, let's go!

Cloud saw lots of sailors and employees dead, as Cloud head into the
cargo hold.

Cloud: Is it...... Sephiroth?

The soldier drops dead.

Cloud: No... not Sephiroth!

???: ......After a long sleep... ...the time...... ...time has......
come...

Barret: Look, Cloud!

Cloud: Sephiroth! You're alive!

Sephiroth: ......Who are you?

Cloud: You don't remember me!? I'm Cloud!

Sephiroth: Cloud...

Cloud: Sephiroth! What are you thinking!? What are you doing!?

Sephiroth: ...the time...... is now...

Sephiroth left them with a nasty surprise. Cloud's group fights Jenova-
BIRTH. After defeating it...

Tifa: I've seen this somewhere... before.

Cloud: ...Jenova. You mean he's been walkin' around with that thing?

The body part from Jenova-BIRTH disappeared and turned into the
Materia. Cloud picked it up.

Cloud: So it WAS Sephiroth.

Tifa: He said something about it being time for something.

Cloud: ......Time ...is now?

Barret: I don't know WHAT the hell's goin' on! Cloud, why don't you
explain to me what's happened so far?

Cloud: ...I'll try, but don't interrupt me while I'm explaining.
Sephiroth went off searching for the Promised Land, so he could become
the ruler of the planet... That was 5 years ago. Then Sephiroth came
back and killed President Shinra. And then just now all of us saw
Sephiroth. He was carrying Jenova with him. ...This much I do know. He
told me he wants to go to the Promised Land with his mother, Jenova.
...I guess that's about it.

Radio: Dock workers-- We will be docking in Costa Del Sol in 5 minutes.
Prepare for docking.

Barret: Whoa! We'd best hurry and hide somewhere.

Cloud: (to himself) Sephiroth... is alive... The Promised Land... Does
it really exist...?

Later as Cloud met up with his group at the dock.

Barret: Damn! Sure is hot here! But I sure feel better now that I can
say good-bye to this sailor suit. Yo listen up!! Y'all be sure to
mingle like regular folks here!

Aeris: Oh, too bad. I liked Barret's sailor suit. He looked so cute.

Barret: ......What'ya mean "cute"?

Tifa: Right... well, uh... Barret, why don't you use that sailor suit
for pajamas? Right, Cloud?

Cloud: Keep your mind on Sephiroth. Remember, this isn't a vacation.
We're here after Sephiroth. I'm going on ahead.

Barret: Hmmph, Cloud. You're the one, who's always hangin' around
wastin' time. I'm going to skip this resort!

Red XIII: ...puff... puff... Would you kindly hurry? The heat is drying
my nose.

Yuffie: Yeah, mine, too!!

Cloud: All right. We'll take a break and then head off. Don't wander
too far off.

Red XIII: It looks like my mane got messed up. I'm going to rest
somewhere cool.

Yuffie: Don't bother looking for me!

Aeris: Maybe I should get a tan for a change. Which do you like, Cloud?

Cloud: I like fair complexions.

Aeris: Got it. I'll remember that.

Meanwhile with Rufus and Heidegger...

Sailor: What a long boat ride that was!!

Rufus: Hmmm...... Good work everyone......

Heidegger: Gya, heh, heh..., ha!! Hurry up with that!

Sailor: Yes, sir!!

Rufus: I heard Sephiroth was on board.

Heidegger: ......Yes.

Rufus: And it seems Cloud and the others were on board, too.

Heidegger: ......Yes.

Rufus: They all slipped through...... You messed up big this time,
Heidegger.

Heidegger: I'm ashamed of myself.

Rufus: Is that all you can do...? Give one word answers and apologize
for everything?

Sailor: Ready for departure, sir!!

Rufus: (to Heidegger)......Do something. I'll be expecting results.

Heidegger is pissed off and he began to throw some sailors off the
dock. The Shinra Helicopter left without him. Later Cloud saw Hojo.

Aeris: Oh! Cloud!!

Tifa: Look, look at that!

Cloud: Hm...? Who, Hojo...? Is that man over there, Hojo?

Tifa: Go over and talk to him.

Woman: God!! What do you want?

Cloud: I want to talk with that man.

Woman: (Hey, who do you think you are?) Professor Hojo. That scary man
says he wants to talk with you.

Hojo: I'm busy right now.

Woman: ......But. Too bad.

Hojo: No, I remember you all now...... Yes, yes. I remembered now. It's
been a long time, Cloud.

Cloud: Hojo......

Hojo: Sometimes you just gotta do something like this.

Cloud: ......What are you doing?

Hojo: It should be obvious, I'm getting a tan.

Cloud: Answer me!

Hojo: Hmm! I believe we're both after the same goal.

Cloud: You mean Sephiroth?

Hojo: Did you see him? I see...... Ha! Ha!

Cloud: What is it?

Hojo: Nothing. I just remembered a certain hypothesis...... Haven't you
ever had the feeling something is calling you? Or that you had to visit
some place? ......

Cloud: I'll go anywhere Sephiroth is at! To beat him and put an end to
all this!

Hojo: I see...... This could be interesting. Were you in SOLDIER?
......Heh heh heh! Would you like to be my guinea pig? Oh, now what?
Are you going to draw your sword?

Tifa: Stop, Cloud! I know how you feel, but you mustn't.

Hojo: Ha! Ha! Ha! (to Aeris)......Say aren't you the 'Ancient'?

Aeris: I'm Aeris. The least you can do is something, Professor Hojo...
I know I'm an Ancient. My mother told me.

Hojo: Your mother? Oh, you mean Infalna. How is she?

Aeris: You didn't know!? She died.

Hojo: ......I see.

Aeris: Professor Hojo... Is Jenova an Ancient? Is Sephiroth an Ancient?
Do we all have the same blood?

Hojo: ......mumble... mumble... head west......

Aeris: He's mumbling slowly... That must means he's hiding something!

Hojo: ..................

Tifa: Hey! Answer us!!

Cloud: It's no use. It's no go.

Cloud has Barret and Tifa with him and they all head to Mt. Corel. They
met a man.

Man: Whew!! Hey! You're actually talking to me.

Cloud: What is it?

Man: I just passed a guy in a black cloak back there. I just tried to
tell him that it's dangerous up ahead, and he ignored me!

Cloud: Sephiroth...

Tifa: Let's hurry on.

Barret: ............ahh.

Later as Cloud's group made it to North Corel.

Citizen 1: You, you're... Hey!! He's back!

Barret: (to Cloud) Wait here...

Barret came to the citizen and the citizen punched him.

Citizen 1: Well, lookey here! Never thought I'd ever see your face
again. Those people over there, they with you? Well, I feel sorry for
'em! Hangin' around a walkin' death sentence like Barret.

Citizen 2: You got a lot of balls comin' back here! Look at this place!
It's all your fault North Corel turned into a garbage heap!

Citizen 1: Why doncha say something!? Or did ya forget what you done
here already?

Barret: ...I'm sorry...

Citizen 2: Fuck! You ain't even worth the effort.

Citizen 1: Don't waste time talkin' to that Techno-freak!

Barret: (to Cloud and Tifa) You heard 'em... It's my fault this town
was... destroyed...

Cloud's group head to the Ropeway Station. Cloud's group met up with
the other party members.

Aeris: Barret, what happened?

Barret: Sorry.

Cloud: What happened?

Barret: My hometown used to be around here.

Red XIII: What do you mean 'used to'?

Barret: It ain't here no more. Heard it got buried... in just 4 years.

Aeris: But how could those people say those terrible things?

Barret: An' it's my fault. ALL my fault.

In Barret's memory he began to talk about his hometown. In the house
with Barret, Dyne, and the citizens...

Village Headman: What are we going to do? The only one against this is
Dyne...

Dyne: I am definitely against it, no matter what. There's nothing to
talk about if you're thinking of throwing away our coal! Our coal's
been protected for generations. Our fathers, and theirs before them,
risked their lives for it. We have no right to throw it all away so
easily!

Barret: But listen, Dyne. No one uses coal nowadays. It's the sign of
the times.

Scarlet: Right, everything is Mako, now. It'll be all right, Dyne.
Shinra, Inc. will guarantee your livelihood once the Mako Reactor is
completed.

Barret: Listen, Dyne. I don't want my wife, Myrna, to suffer anymore.

Dyne: I know how you feel! I feel the same way too, damn it! But even
so, I won't give away our coal mines!

Village Headman: Dyne... you've got to understand.

Barret then tells Cloud and the group that Corel was burned by the
Shinra troops and lots of people died. Back to present.

Cloud: Shinra troops? What for!?

Barret: There was an explosion at a reactor. Shinra blamed the accident
on the people. Said it was done by a rebel faction.

Tifa: That's so terrible!

Barret: Well, I guess that's true. But more than Shinra, I couldn't
forgive myself. Never should've gone along with the building of the
reactor...

Tifa: Don't blame yourself. We were all fooled by the promises Shinra
made back then.

Barret: That's why... that's why I get so pissed off!! Not only did
they take advantage of me...... But I lost my wife, Myrna, too...

Man in booth: Hey everyone! If you want to go to the 'Gold Saucer',
hurry and get on!

Barret: Dyne was my best friend. We was close ever since we was kids...

Tifa: I never knew. Barret never said a thing...

Aeris: .........

Red XIII: .........

Yuffie: I'm not sympathizing with Barret! He never should have trusted
Shinra, Inc....

Tifa: .........We better go on!

As Cloud and everyone hopped in the Ropeway (looks like a tram), we
watch a movie of the Gold Saucer and the Ropeway moving into the Gold
Saucer, later they arrived at the Gold Saucer.

Aeris: Wow! Let's have fun! I know this isn't the right time to do
this. Hey, Barret, cheer up!

Barret: ......I ain't in no cheery mood. So jes' leave me alone.

Aeris: Really? That's too bad. Let's go!

Tifa: ...whisper... whisper... (Wasn't that a little harsh, Aeris!?)

Aeris: ...whisper... whisper... (Just act normal when this happens.)

Tifa: ...whisper... (You think so...?)

Aeris: Of course! (to Barret) We're gonna play...

Barret: So PLAY! ...messin' round %(*$#(! Don't forget we're after
Sephiroth!

Barret ran away.

Aeris: ...I think he's mad.

Tifa: He'll be fine. He seems to be doing a little better now.

Cloud spoke to Tifa.

Tifa: We'd better be careful, Sephiroth might be around.

Cloud: Let's go together.

Cloud and Tifa go on. As Cloud and Tifa are having fun, they met the
owner of the Gold Saucer at the Speed Square.

Dio: Hey boy.

Cloud: Boy...

Dio: How is it? You having fun? Mmm, so, you ARE having fun. Well,
good, good for you boy.

Cloud: My name's Cloud. And stop calling me boy.

Dio: Mmm? Me? I'm the owner of the Gold Saucer. The name's Dio. Just
call me 'Dio'.

Cloud: ......(Not even listening.)

Dio: By the way, boy, do you know what a 'Black Materia' is?

Cloud: What is it?

Dio: Ha ha ha...... that, I say, that's a good one, boy! But it's not
good to lie. You can't fool me.

Cloud: Why d'you ask me?

Dio: Well, a while back, a boy your age came in and asked me if I had a
'Black Materia'. I thought you might know who he was, seein' as how
you're both about the same age.

Cloud: Did he happen to have... a Black Cape...

Dio: Why yes, yes indeed. And a tattoo on his hand that said '1'.

Cloud: Where did he go!?

Dio: Ha ha ha, I have no idea. Well then. I say, stop by the Battle
Arena if you like, boy. You'll probably like it. Many of my collections
are on display there. Ha ha ha.

Dio left. Cloud also met a 3' 2" feet cat standing on a Moogle at the
Wonder Square.

The Cat on a Moogle: Hey you!! What're you lookin' so down for!? How
'bout it? Want me to read your fortune!? A bright future! A happy
future! Oh, but don't hold it against me if it's not a great
prediction! Oh, so sorry! I'm a fortune telling machine. The name's...
Cait Sith.

Cait Sith is the little cat standing on a fat Moogle. His age is
unknown and he uses a megaphone as his weapon to command the fat Moogle
to fight.

Cloud: You can only read the fortune?

Cait Sith: You kidding!? I can find missing things, missing people,
anything!

Cloud: Then can you tell me where a man named Sephiroth is?

Cait Sith: Sephiroth, right!? Okay, here goes!! (moving like he's
shuffling up the fortunes)

Cloud: (reading the fortune) ...Ordinary luck. It will be an active
fortune. Give into the good will of others, and something big'll happen
after summer. (to Cait Sith) ...what ...what's this?

Cait Sith: Huh? Let me try again. (moves again)

Cloud: (reads) Be careful of forgetfulness. Your lucky color is
...blue? (to Cait Sith) ...Forget it.

Cait Sith: Wait, wait give me another chance! Wait! Let me try it
again! (moves again)

Cloud: ...What the!?

Tifa: What does it say?

Cloud (reading): What you pursue will be yours. But you will lose
something dear.

Cait Sith: I don't know if it's good OR bad... This's the first time I
ever got something like THIS. Then shall we?

Tifa: Excuse me?

Cait Sith: As a fortune teller, I can't help but think about this. If I
don't see what it leads to, I won't be able to relax. That's why I'm
going with you!

Tifa: Is it all right, Cloud?

Cait Sith: I'm comin' with you no matter WHAT you say!

Cloud: H...hey!

Now, Cloud, Tifa, and Cait Sith head to the Battle Square where we see
this.

Cloud: !!

The Shinra soldier dropped dead.

Cloud: Mm!? Dead......

Tifa: What!? Wa... wait Cloud!

As they all went inside the Battle Arena with lots of dead bodies.

Cloud: Did Sephiroth do this!? No... it's not him... They're all
shot... Sephiroth would never use a gun...

Wounded Staff: Ugh, ugggh.

Cloud: Hey, what happened!

Wounded Staff: Ugh... ugh... a man with a gun... on his arm......

Tifa: A gun on his arm!?

Dio: Hold it right there! And stay quiet!! Did you guys do this!?

Cloud: N... no, it wasn't us!

Dio: I must've been wrong...

Cait Sith: (to Cloud and Tifa) Hurry and run, it's gonna get ugly.

Cloud: Hey!

Dio: Hold them!!

Cloud's group ran, but they got trapped.

Dio: That's as far as you go.

Cloud: Wait, listen to...

Cait Sith: Cloud...

Robots appeared, later.

Dio: One more to go.

Cop: Yes.

Cloud: Hey! Pay attention!!

Dio: There's no need to listen. Pay for your crime down below! (to the
cop) Do it!

Cop: Yes.

The robots send Cloud's group into Corel Prison. Later in Corel Prison.

Tifa: Are you all right?

Cloud: Where are we?

Cait Sith: A desert prison... Corel Prison...

Cloud: A desert prison?

Cait Sith: Yup, a natural prison in the middle of the desert...
surrounded entirely by quicksand. I heard that once you get in, you
never get out... But, there was one special exception...

They met up with Barret.

Tifa: Barret!?

Cloud: Barret... Did he really......

Barret: Stay back! This's something I gotta deal with. Jes' leave me
alone...

Cait Sith: Whew! That's one of your friends? He sure looks dangerous...

Tifa: ...Barret......

As Cloud's group follow him to a house.

Barret: Didn't I tell you not to come here!?

Cait Sith: Ju...... just hold on for a second! We just want to talk!
You'll understand if you just hear us out!

Barret pointed his gun-arm and fired at a hiding prisoner. The prisoner
died instantly.

Barret: Didn't want none of ya to get involved...

The folks came in.

Aeris: Hey that's Cloud's line! ...It's too dangerous, I can't let you
get involved... 'blah, blah blah...

Tifa: Yeah. We're already involved in this.

Aeris: We saw you and hurried here. Barret, just tell us what's going
on.

Barret: You guys...

Red XIII: I heard that the murders at the Battle Arena were done by a
man with a gun-arm. ...Was that you?

Barret: There's another... another man that got a gun grafted inta one
of his arms. It was four years ago...

In Barret's memory, he talks about when he and Dyne came back from the
trip, there was an incident at North Corel.

Old Man: Barret! Dyne! Come quick! The village's being attacked! It's
Shinra soldiers!

Barret: What!!!? What the hell happened?......

Barret got pissed off.

Dyne: Hey, Barret! It's not over yet! Everyone's waiting! Let's go back
to the village!

One of the Shinra soldier shot the old man with his rifle.

Barret: Hmp!! Old man!!

Dyne: C'mon, Barret! We gotta hurry!

Barret: Krggh!!

Soldiers kept shooting at Barret but Barret kept dodging their rifle
bullets.

Scarlet: Kyaa haa, ha!! You can shoot all day and never hit them with
aim like that.

Barret: Shu'up!!

Scarlet knocked down a soldier for shooting for no reason.

Scarlet: Haa, ha, ha!! Stop playing around and cover me!

Dyne: Watch out!! (the Shinra soldier opened fire and almost hit Dyne
and he's about to fall off a cliff)

Barret: (grabbed on to Dyne's left arm) Dyne!! Hang on!! Listen to me!!
You're comin' back to the village, hear!!?

Dyne: Yeah... I ain't lettin' go... You're comin' back... Everyone's
waitin' for ya... Eleanor... and Marlene... They all waitin' on us...

We watch a movie of the Shinra soldier's continuously firing and shot
Barret and Dyne's arm off, each lost an arm and Dyne fell of a cliff.
Barret lost his right arm and Dyne lost his left arm. The memory ended.

Barret: From then on, I couldn't use my right arm no more. ...I was
depressed for a while. But then I threw away my artificial arm and got
this gun grafted in. Got a new right arm to get revenge on the Shinra,
who took everything away... Back then, I heard the doc say there was
another man who got the same operation as me. But, his was the left
arm.

Cloud: ......

Aeris: But... Dyne's injury was the same as yours, right?

Tifa: Yeah, that's right. He was deceived by the Shinra, too. He'll
probably join us to fight against the Shinra.

Barret: ...wouldn't bet on it. I gotta 'pologize to Dyne before I can
rest in peace. An' that's why, I gotta go alone.

Cloud: Do whatever you want... Is that what you want to hear? Well, I
can't let you do it. Because, if you die on me, I'm gonna have
nightmares.

Aeris: Barret, this isn't the end.

Tifa: Weren't you going to save the Planet?

Barret: Shit! Tifa, you oughtta know by now.

Tifa: ...That's all right. I'm not so different from you.

Aeris: That's easier to understand. It's you, Barret.

Cloud: So there it is, Barret. So I guess it'll be Barret, me, and...

Cloud included Tifa. Later as Cloud's group saw Dyne with a gun-arm on
his left arm.

Barret: ...Dyne... Is that you?

Dyne: Now that's a voice I haven't heard in years... A voice I'll never
forget...

Barret: I always hoped I'd be able to see you again someday... I knew
you were alive somewhere... we had the same operation.

Dyne opened fire at Barret. Then Dyne heard something...

Dyne: What's that? ......I hear her voice.

Barret: ......?

Dyne: I hear her voice, Eleanor's voice. Begging me... not to hate you
rotten guts. That's why I didn't hunt you down...

Barret: ...I know I was stupid. I'm not asking you to forgive me.
But... What're you doin' in a place like this? Why ya wanna kill those
that ain't even involved? Why?

Dyne: ...Why!? The hell do you care for!? Are the people killed going
to understand 'why'? Are the people of Corel going to understand just
hearing Shinra's excuses? I don't CARE what the reason is! All they
give us are artillery and stupid excuses... What's left is a world of
despair and emptiness...

Barret: ......

Dyne: You still want to hear 'why'? ...All right, I'll tell you. 'Cause
I want to destroy everything. The people of this city. This city
itself. The whole world! I got nothing left in this world. Corel,
Eleanor...... Marlene......

Barret: Dyne, Marlene...... Marlene's still alive.

Dyne: ......?

Barret: I went back into town. I thought she was gone for sure. That is
why I wanted to be by her side till the end. That's when I found her...
found Marlene.

Dyne: ...

Barret: She's in Midgar. Let's go see her together, all right?

Dyne: So...... she's still alive... All right, Barret. I guess that
means you and I gotta fight.

Barret: what!?

Dyne: Eleanor's alone all by herself. I've got to take Marlene to her.

Barret: Dyne... are you insane!?

Dyne: Marlene wants to see her Mom, don't she? (shoots Barret)

Barret: Stop, Dyne! I can't die yet!

Dyne: Oh yeah? Well my life's been over ever since then. (shoots Barret
again)

Barret: Stop it! I don't wanna fight you!

Cloud: Barret!

Barret: Cloud, you stay the hell out of it! This is MY problem!!

Barret fights Dyne.

Dyne: Urgh!

After Barret wounds Dyne...

Dyne: Back!! ...it wasn't just my arm...... back then...... I lost
something irreplaceable. I don't know where I went wrong...

Barret: Dyne... I don't know either, man. Is this the only way... we
can resolve this?

Dyne: I told you... I ... I want to destroy everything... Everything...
This crazy world... Even me...

Barret: An' what 'bout Marlene? What's gonna happen to her!?

Dyne: ...Think about it... Barret... How old was Marlene back then...?
Even if I did go to her now... she wouldn't even know me... And what's
more... Barret... These hands are a little too stained to carry Marlene
anymore...

Barret: ......

Dyne: Barret... Give that pendant to Marlene... It was... Eleanor's...
my wife's memento... (gave the pendant to Barret)

Barret: all right...

Dyne: ...wow... Marlene's... already...... 4...... Barret...
Don't...... make...... Don't ever make Marlene...... cry...

Barret: Dyne? Dyne!

Dyne committed suicide by jumped off the cliff.

Barret: Dy-----ne!! ...Dyne. Me an' you were the same... My hands ain't
any cleaner...... I shouldn't be able to carry... Marlene either...
Uuuurrrrrrgghh!!

Later after the tragedy, Cloud's group met Mr. Coates in the truck.

Mr. Coates: You want somethin'?

Barret: I want to go up.

Mr. Coates: Like I told you before, you gotta get the Boss' permission,
then win the Chocobo......

Barret: Dyne's got his reasons an' can't speak. So, I got this,
instead. (shows Mr. Coates a pendant givin' by Dyne)

Mr. Coates: Yeah, bull--!

Barret: I want to go up.

Mr. Coates: R, right. Did you kill Dyne? You must've. Or you'd never be
holding that thing. ...So Dyne's dead... Maybe now, the place'll calm
down a little. Dyne didn't care who anyone was......

Barret: (grabbing Mr. Coates) The hell do YOU know!!

Mr. Coates: R...ri......right! I mean, no, I DON'T know anything. S,
s... sorry.

Cloud: Then, will you get us outta here?

Mr. Coates: Huh? Oh man, you guys are mistaken. I already told you,
there's only one way to get outta here. That's to win the Chocobo Race
and that's held up there, in the Gold Saucer. And, only one racer can
go up at a time.

Barret: (grabbing Mr. Coates again) Say what!?

Mr. Coates: Noooo! Really, even if you threaten me!! A rule is a rule.
I can't change it. If I do, the whole system down here'll get messed
up!! An' I can't do that! Okay, ok I'll let one go up there. After
that, he's gotta deal with Dio.

Barret: Awright then. (to Cloud) Cloud, you go. We'll wait down here.
Hurry up an' win that Chocobo Race, an' get us outta here!

Tifa: Right, Cloud. We'll be waiting and rooting for you.

Mr. Coates: Have you decided? All you need now is a manager. ...and
register and get a Chocobo...

???: Hi...... I happened to hear your story.

Mr. Coates: Ester?

Ester: (to Cloud) I'll be your manager.

Mr. Coates: Well, I have nothing against it, but... This is Ester. She
may look kinda funny... But there's no better manager in the races...

Ester: That's so rude... Yeah, well. Nice to meet you, Cloud.

Mr. Coates: All right then, Cloud. I'll send you up the elevator.
Ester'll fill you in on the details.

Cloud, Ester and Mr. Coates who's controlling the elevator goes up. In
the Chocobo Racing Arena...

Ester: Hmm, so that's what happened. I'll talk to Dio directly. You
just concentrate on the race. Oh yeah, getting back to the other thing,
there are many different types of Chocobo jockeys. It's not only for
criminals. Some people compete for fame, some people compete for the
money, some only for glory... And then there're people like you. Oh
yeah, I'll teach you how to ride a Chocobo.

Ester told Cloud how to ride it. After that, Cloud got to the Chocobo
Race floor.

Jockey: (to Cloud) You new?

Ester: Hi, Joe.

Joe: Hey, Ester you're looking pretty as usual.

Ester: Thanks. Let me introduce you, Cloud. This is Joe, one of the top
Chocobo Jockeys.

Joe: Nice to meet you, Cloud. If you're with Ester, then...

Ester: Right! He's an up and coming jockey. He's only been down here
for a day and already made it up here!!

Joe: What!? Oh, I see... So what did you do down there? Sorry... you're
not supposed to ask about the past here... Pretty interesting... I have
a feeling that we'll meet again. Then, until we meet again, Cloud.

Ester: (to Cloud) I'm going to check on the Chocobo. You just wait here
for a while.

While Cloud's waiting...

Ester: Cloud. Thanks for waiting. I registered you in the next race.
This is a Chocobo I prepared myself. He won't lose easily. Oh yeah...
You know how to ride one?

Cloud: Yeah, I got it.

Ester: Then, good luck.

The race began. After Cloud successfully reached the finish line in
first place.

Ester: Congratulations!! Now you're home free! Oh yeah, the owner told
me to give you this letter to you when you won.

Cloud: (reading Dio's letter) Boy, if you're reading this letter, then
you must've won. And won a victory that I am sure you earned. I heard
Dyne from Ester. Now that you are victorious, I promise that you and
all your friends will get a full pardon, and you all will be set free.
And also, by way of apology. I prepared a little gift for you to use on
your journey. Sorry I couldn't be there to tell you this in person, but
I'm a very busy man. Sincerely, Dio. (to himself) A gift?

Cloud picked up the PHS after ringing.

Aeris: Cloud, isn't this great!? The assistant manager just stopped by
and dropped off a 'buggy' for you! Now you can go over 'deserts' and
'rivers' no problem. OK, Cloud. I'll be waiting outside. (hung up)

Cloud: Hmm? The letter continues... (reading the letter) P. S. I just
recently met Sephiroth. He must have a lot of fans with boys your age.
Why don't you get his autographs? It seems he's headed toward the South
of the river, towards Gongaga. (to himself) Sephiroth...

Ester: I guess this is goodbye. Yeah. Well, if you ever get your own
Race Chocobo, come back again. I'll take care of your registration and
everything. I'll see you again.

Cloud later met up with his group and they all ride on the Buggy. They
drove out of Corel Prison and head to Gongaga. In there.

Cloud: (to himself) ...Is someone there?

Reno: Hey, Rude. Who do you like? What are you getting so embarrassed
about? Come on? Who do you like?

Rude: .........Tifa.

Reno: Hmmmm... That's a tough one. But, poor Elena. She...... you......

Rude: No, she likes Tseng.

Reno: I never knew that! But Tseng likes that Ancient...

Cloud: What are they talking about?

Elena: It's so stupid! They always talk about who they like or don't
like. But Tseng is different. Ah! Oh no! They're here! They're really
here!

Reno: Hmm... Then it's time... Rude... Don't go easy on them even
though they're girls.

Rude: ...Don't worry, I'll do my job.

Elena: Then, we're counting on you. I'll report to Tseng!

Reno: (to Cloud) It's been a while. Payback time for what you did in
Sector 7.

Cloud: Out of our way.

Reno: I don't like being taken for a fool.

Rude: That's as far as you go.

After they fight.

Reno: We may be retreating, but... we're still victorious.

Rude: ..................

They ran away. By the way, Rude only fights with his fists.

Tifa: Hey, something seems wrong, like they knew we were coming.

Cloud: They followed us...... But there weren't any signs of it. Then,
that means......

Barret: A spy, maybe? No, no way.

Cloud: I don't even want to think that there's a spy... I trust
everyone.

Later when Cloud's group arrived at Gongaga Village.

Cloud: A ruined reactor.

Cloud checked it out. A Shinra Helicopter came.

Cloud: It's Scarlet, Head of Shinra Weapon Development.

Cloud's group hides.

Scarlet: ......Hmph! This isn't any good either. You only get junky
materia from junky reactors. This reactor's a failure. What I'm looking
for is big, large, huge materia. You seen any?

Tseng: ...No I haven't seen it. I'll get on it right away.

Scarlet: With Hojo gone, the Weapon Development's been getting a bigger
budget.

Tseng: I envy them.

Scarlet: But, even if we make the perfect weapon, could that stupid
Heidegger even use it?

Tseng: ......

Scarlet: Oh... sorry! I forgot Heidegger was your boss! Ha ha ha!

Tseng: ......

Scarlet: Let's go!

Cloud: (to himself) Big, large, huge materia? An ultimate weapon? The
perfect weapon? Just what are the Shinra up to...?

The Shinra Helicopter flew away and Cloud can now get out of Gongaga
and he drove his Buggy to Cosmo Canyon where they have a breakdown on
their Buggy. Cloud replaces Tifa with Red XIII with the PHS. Later at
Cosmo Canyon...

Red XIII: I am home! It is I , Nanaki!

Guard: Hey, Nanaki! You're safe! Come on, and say hello to Bugenhagen!

Cloud: ...Nanaki?

Guard: Welcome to Cosmo Canyon. Are you familiar with this land?

Cloud: No.

Guard: Let me explain. People from all over the world gather here to
seek the Study of Planet Life.

Barret: Wooooooooo! I always wanted to come here!

Guard: It's full capacity at present, so I'm afraid I can't let you
enter.

Red XIII: They helped me some when I was on the road. Please let them
in.

Guard: ...Oh, is that so? You helped our Nanaki? Please, come in.

Cloud: Who is Nanaki?

Guard: Nanaki is Nanaki. That's his name.

Cloud dialed the PHS and called Tifa back to his group.

Red XIII: Here is where I was... I mean, ...this is my hometown. My
tribe were protectors of those who appreciate this beautiful canyon and
the Planet. My brave mother fought and died here, but my cowardly
father left her...... I am the last of my race.

Cloud: Cowardly father?

Red XIII: Yes. My father was a wastrel. And so the mission I inherited
from my ancestors, is to protect this place. My journey ends here.

Bugenhagen: Hey! Nanaki--! You're home!

Red XIII: Coming, Grandpa!

Barret: Good timin'. Let's take a breather. I got stuff I want to find
out, too.

Cloud head to Bugenhagen's house solo.

Red XIII: Cloud, this is my grandfather, Bugen. He is incredible. He
knows everything.

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. I hear that you looked after Nanaki a bit.
Nanaki is still a child you see.

Red XIII: Please stop, grandfather. I'm 48.

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. Nanaki's tribe has incredible longevity. So
you see his 48 years would only be equivalent to say that of a 15 or 16
years old in human reckoning.

Cloud: 15 or 16!?

Bugenhagen: He's quiet and very deep. You thought he was an adult?

Red XIII: ......grandfather. I want to be an adult. I want to grow up
to be able to protect you and the village.

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. No Nanaki. You can't stand on your own yet. To
do that now would destroy you in the long run. Reaching up into the
heavens, threatening to snatch the very stars from the great city of
Midgar. You seen it, haven't you? Well, that's a bad example. Looking
up too much makes you lose perspective. When it's time for this planet
to die, you'll understand that you know absolutely nothing.

Cloud: ......When the planet dies?

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. It may be tomorrow, or 100 years from now...
But it's not long off.

Cloud: How do you know this?

Bugenhagen: I hear the cries of the Planet.

Cloud: What's that?

Bugenhagen: The sound of the stars in the heavens. While this goes on,
planets are born, and die.

Cloud: What was that?

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. That was a scream from this planet. Didn't you
hear it? As if to say... I hurt, I suffer......

Red XIII: They have come here on a journey to save the planet. Why
don't you show them your apparatus?

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. To save the planet? Ho Ho Hoooo! But, then
again, I guess it wouldn't hurt to show him.

Man: Bugenhagen! Several odd looking people have come.

Bugenhagen: The whole place has gotten busy all of a sudden.

Red XIII: He brought friends too. I'll go get them. Cloud, please call
one of them. Only three people can fit in grandfather's machine.

Cloud called Barret and Tifa to come with him. Later back at
Bugenhagen's house.

Bugenhagen: Here, over here. The door's unlocked, come on in. Ho Ho
Hoooo. It look like you have them all together. Then let's begin. I'll
be standing there.

They all go up to the experiment.

Bugenhagen: Hmm, yes pretty good. This is my laboratory. All the
workings of space are entered into this 3D Holographic System.

Tifa: Look, look! A shooting star!

We watch a movie of the shooting stars and the planets of the Solar
System.

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. Yes, it is something, isn't it? Well, let's
get to the subject. Eventually... all humans die. What happens to them
after they die? The body decomposes, and returns to the Planet. That
much everyone knows. What about their consciousness, their hearts and
their souls? The soul too returns to the Planet. And not only those of
humans, but everything on this Planet. In fact, all living things in
the universe, are the same. The spirits that return to the Planet,
merge with one another and roam the Planet. They roam, converge, and
divide, becoming a swell, called the 'Lifestream'. Lifestream... In
other words, a path of energy of the souls roaming the Planet. 'Spirit
Energy' is a word that you should never forget. A new life... children
are blessed with Spirit energy and are brought into the world. Then,
the time comes when they die and once again return to the Planet... Of
course there are exceptions, but this is the way of the world. I've
digressed, but you'll understand better if you watch this.

We watch a movie of what Earth and the Lifestream together would look
like. Then Bugenhagen explains the Spirit energy, then the Earth
shatters as what Bugenhagen was talking about.

Bugenhagen: ......These are the basics of the Study of Planet Life.

Cloud: If the Spirit energy is lost, our Planet is destroyed...

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. Spirit energy is efficient BECAUSE it exists
within' nature. When Spirit energy is forcefully extracted, and
manufactured, it can't accomplish its true purpose.

Cloud: You're talking about Mako energy, right?

Bugenhagen: Everyday Mako reactors suck up Spirit energy, diminishing
it. Spirit energy gets compressed in the reactors and processed into
Mako energy. All living things are being used up and thrown away. In
other words, Mako energy will only destroy the Planet...

They go down.

Bugenhagen: The story of the planets... and those who lived with
them... You want to know more? Then you must listen to the words of the
elders.

Now, Cloud met up with his folks at a Cosmo Candle (fireplace). Cloud
talks to Barret.

Barret: Cosmo Canyon... This's where AVALANCHE was born... I promised
my guys someday... when we saved the planet from the Shinra, that we'd
all go to Cosmo Canyon and celebrate... Biggs... Wedge... Jessie... Now
they're all gone... died for the planet. Really? To save the planet? We
all... we all hate the Shinra... Do I even got to go on? Will
they...... ...will they ever forgive me? ...Right now, I really don't
know. But I know one thing. If there's anything I can do, to save the
planet... or the people livin' on it... Then I'm gonna do it! I don't
care if it's for justice or revenge, or whatever. I don't care......
let'em decide for 'emselves. Urrrrrgh! I'm gonna do it!! Again...
Again... AVALANCHE's born again!

Cloud talks to Yuffie.

Yuffie: What a boring place, just like I thought. I wanna go somewhere!
Let's go find some Materia!

Cloud talks to Cait Sith.

Cait Sith: I wonder how many years it's been... Gosh, it brings back
memories......

Cloud talks to Aeris.

Aeris: I learned a lot. The elders taught me many things. About the
Cetra... And the Promised Land... I'm...... alone... I'm all alone
now...

Cloud: But I'm...... we're here for you, right?

Aeris: I know. I know, but... I am the only...... Cetra.

Cloud: Does that mean we can't help?

Cloud talks to Tifa.

Tifa: Cloud... Bonfires are funny, aren't they? They make you remember
all sorts of things. You know, Cloud. 5 Years ago... ......It's
nothing. No, forget it. I'm afraid to ask...

Cloud: What is it?

Tifa: It feels like... it feels like you're going far away... You
really, really are...... you... right?

Cloud talks to Red XIII.

Red XIII: ...Long ago. ...When I was still very small. We were all
around this flame... No, never mind...

Cloud: What happened?

Red XIII: It's about my parents. When I talk about my mother, I am full
of pride and joy... And that's fine. ...But when I remember my father,
my heart is full of anger...

Bugenhagen: ...You really can't forgive your father...?

Red XIII: Of course. He...... left mother for dead. When the Gi tribe
attacked, he ran off by himself, leaving mother and the people of the
Canyon!

Bugenhagen: (just arrived) ...Come, Nanaki. There's something you
should see.

Red XIII: ...?

Bugenhagen: The place may be dangerous. Cloud. Will you and one other
person come with us?

Cloud chose Barret along with Red XIII. They head to the door to the Gi
Cave.

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. Are we all set?

Cloud is ready.

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. Shall we go? All right. Come in, come in.
(opened the door to Gi Cave)

Red XIII: Hey? Aren't you going with us, Grandpa?

Bugenhagen: What are you crazy? It's dangerous in there. I told you
that! You want an old man like me should go first? I'll be right behind
you.

They head inside. In the second cave room...

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. Everyone's here's a Ghost of the Gi Tribe.
Killed in a certain battle.

Red XIII: A certain battle...?

Bugenhagen: The vengeful spirits of the Gi didn't disappear, and
couldn't return to the Lifestream... We still have far to go. Ho Ho
Hoooo.

After reaching the third room...

Bugenhagen: As you can see, this cave leads to the back of Cosmo
Canyon. It was unfortunate that the Gi were larger then us. If they
attacked through here, we wouldn't have stood a chance.

Red XIII: ......

Bugenhagen: Let's move on.

After they reach the fourth room...

Bugenhagen: This warrior went through the cave all alone. Fighting
attackers one after another...

Red XIII: Grandpa...... That warrior...

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo... We're almost there.

After Cloud's group reached the second to final area...

Bugenhagen: After death... The ghosts of the Gi... Like stagnant
air...... This can't be!!

Cloud's group encountered the Gi Nattak. After defeating it...

Bugenhagen: ...Thank you, Cloud. Because of you, we survived. Nanaki,
you have grown strong, too.

Red XIII: ......Oh yeah?

Bugenhagen: Now I know that it wasn't a mistake bringing you here...
Come, I have something I want to show you. Right over here.

Later as they all reached what Red XIII should see...

Red XIII: This is...

Bugenhagen: ...The warrior who fought against the Gi. He kept them from
taking even one step into Cosmo Canyon. But he was never able to return
to town... Look, Nanaki. Look at your father, at the warrior, Seto.

We watch a movie of the view of Seto who was turned into stone.

Red XIII: ...That's... That's...... Seto...?

Bugenhagen: Seto continued to fight the Gi tribe here. ...To protect
this Canyon. Even after the Gi's poisonous arrows turned his body to
stone...... Even after they all ran away... Seto, continues to protect
us. And he continues to protect us, even now.

Red XIII: Even now...

Bugenhagen: You thought that he was a coward and ran away. But he,
alone risked his life to protect Cosmo Canyon. That is your father,
Seto.

Red XIII: That...... that is Seto? ...!? Did mother know?

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo... She knew. The two of them made me promise to
keep this cave shut. They asked me to seal it myself and not to tell a
soul. They said we should forget about this case.

Red XIII: .........

Bugenhagen: Cloud... Would you mind leaving the two of us alone?

Cloud takes his leave with Barret.

Bugenhagen: Nanaki. I want you to continue your journey with Cloud and
the others.

Red XIII: Grandpa!?

Bugenhagen: Listen, Nanaki. Cloud says they are trying to save the
planet. Honestly, I don't think it can be done. For even if they stop
every reactor on the planet, it's only going to postpone the
inevitable. Even if they stop Sephiroth, everything will perish. But,
Nanaki. I've been thinking lately. I've been thinking if there was
anything WE could do, as a part of the planet, something to help a
planet already in misery... No matter what happens, isn't it important
to try? Am I just wishing against fate? I am too old to do something
about it... This year, you must go with them! For my sake.

Red XIII: Grandpa...

Bugenhagen: I wanted to show you your real father before you left...
I'm so glad that you came back while I was still alive to show you.

Red XIII: Grandpa... don't talk like that. I don't want to think of
life... without you......

Bugenhagen: Ho Ho Hoooo. Well, I've had a long life.

Red XIII: Grandpa! You must live! I'll see to it. I'll see to what's
happening to the planet. And I'll come back to tell you.

Bugenhagen: Nanaki...

Red XIII: I am Nanaki of Cosmo Canyon! The son of the warrior, Seto!
I'll come back a warrior true to that noble name! So please, Grandpa...

Bugenhagen: That's... Seto...... Seto......

Red XIII: Seto...... Fa... Father...

Tears drop from the petrified Seto's eyes and Red XIII howls at him.
Meanwhile with Cloud and the group.

Barret: The buggy's fixed, so we can go now.

Cloud: Shall we get going?

Aeris: So this is it, Red XIII...

Barret: That's just the way it goes. ...You came in handy at times...

Cloud chose Barret and Tifa for his group. Before they head out...

Red XIII: Wait for me! I'm coming too!

Cloud: Mmm?

Bugenhagen: Cloud. Please look after Nanaki.

Cloud: What happened?

Red XIII: I think I grew up a little. That's what happened!

Cloud's group drove to Nibelheim. Later there...

Tifa: What---!! This was all supposed to be burnt down, right?

Cloud: ...I thought so.

Tifa: Then why...? My house is still here too...

Barret: The hell's goin' on!? This a dream or somethin'?

Cloud: I'm not lying! I remember...the intense heat of the flames...

In Shinra's Mansion, Cloud found some clues to open the safe and in the
safe he turned the dial, Right 36, Left 10, Right 59, and Right 97. The
safe opened but Cloud's group encountered Lost Number. After killing
it, Cloud picked up the Basement Key and moved and head into the
basement. Cloud's group unlocked the door to a room with coffins. Cloud
lift up a coffin revealing a strange man.

Strange Man: Who is it!? ...Never seen you before. You must leave.

Cloud: You were having a nightmare.

Barret: I woke ya up. You outta be thankin' me.

Strange Man: Hmph... a nightmare...? My long sleep has given me time to
atone.

Cloud: What are you saying?

Strange Man: I have nothing to say to strangers. Get out. This mansion
is the beginning of your nightmare.

Cloud: ...you can say that again.

Strange Man: Hmm? What do you know?

Cloud: Talk about Sephiroth. Like you said, this mansion is the
beginning of a nightmare. No, it's not a dream, it's for real.
Sephiroth has lost his mind. He found the secrets hidden in this
mansion...

Strange Man: Sephiroth!? You know Sephiroth? You start first.

Cloud starts talking about Sephiroth. After doing that.

Cloud: ...That's how it was.

Strange Man: So Sephiroth knows he was created five years ago? And
about the Jenova Project? ...He was missing, but has just recently
reappeared. He has taken many lives and is seeking the Promised Land.

Cloud: Now it's your turn.

Strange Man: Sorry... I cannot speak.

Barret: Hey! You lyin' white-faced!

Strange Man: Hearing your stories has added upon me yet another sin.
More nightmares shall come to me now, more than I previously had.
Now... please leave.

The coffin closed. Cloud Woke the strange man again.

Strange Man: ...You're still here.

Cloud: Who are you? At least tell us your name.

Vincent: I was with... the Shinra Manufacturing Department in
Administrative Research, otherwise known as-- the Turks... Vincent.

Vincent Valentine is a strange man. He's 27 years old, has a red cape,
long black hair, has a golden claw arm on his left arm, glove (with
fingers out) on his right hand, black pants, pointy boots, and uses a
gun as his weapon.

Cloud: The Turks!?

Vincent: Formerly of the Turks. I have no affiliation with Shinra now.
...And you?

Cloud: Cloud, formerly of SOLDIER.

Vincent: You were also with Shinra...? Then do you know Lucrecia?

Cloud: Who?

Vincent: ...... Lucrecia. The woman who gave birth to Sephiroth.

Cloud: ...gave birth...? Wasn't Jenova Sephiroth's mother?

Vincent: That isn't completely wrong, but just a theory. He was born
from a beautiful lady. That lady was Lucrecia. She was an assistant to
Professor Gast of the Jenova Project. Beautiful Lucrecia.

Cloud: ...A human experiment?

Vincent: There was no way to cancel the experiment. I couldn't stop
her. That was my sin. I let the one I loved, the one I respected most,
face the worst.

Barret: That why you started sleepin' in a box? Gimme a break!

The coffin closed again.

Vincent: Let me sleep...

Now Cloud's group head to the library where Cloud met Sephiroth again.

Cloud: Sephiroth!

Sephiroth: Being here brings back memories. Are you going to
participate in the Reunion?

Cloud: I don't even know what a Reunion is!

Sephiroth: Jenova will be at the Reunion. Jenova will join the Reunion
becoming a calamity from the skies.

Cloud: Jenova, a calamity from the skies? You mean she wasn't an
Ancient!?

Sephiroth: ...I see. I don't think you have the right to participate. I
will go North past Mt. Nibel. If you wish to find out... then follow...

Cloud: ...Reunion? Calamity from the skies?

Sephiroth threw the materia at Cloud and flew away. Cloud picked up the
materia. On their way out.

Vincent: Wait! If I go with you I meet Hojo?

Cloud: Dunno. But we're after him and Sephiroth. So, I guess sooner or
later...

Vincent: Lucrecia... All right. I've decide to go with you.

Barret: W, what?

Vincent: Being a former Turks, I may be of help to you...

Cloud: All right, then.

Cloud called the PHS and replaced Tifa with Vincent. On their way out
they head to Mt. Nibel, they fought Materia Keeper there and destroyed
it. Then out of Mt. Nibel, they head to Rocket Town.

Cloud: What's that...!?

Cloud looks at a tilted rusty Rocket.

Cloud: A rusty old rocket... Wonder what they'd make something that
huge for?

Cloud's group went to the Captain's house and looked at the Tiny Bronco
(a plane).

Cloud: There's a Shinra logo on it. Tiny Bronco...... This is cool!

Barret: The always keep the most useful things to themselves. Let's
steal it!

Shera: Um... may I help you?

Cloud: No... We're just looking at it.

Shera: ...If you would like to use it, please ask the Captain. The
Captain should be in the Rocket. I'm Shera. And what are your names?

Cloud: I'm Cloud.

Barret: I'm Barret of AVALANCHE.

Vincent: Vincent. My occupation is...... forget it.

Shera: Hmm... So you're not with the Shinra. I thought the approval for
the reopening of the Space Program came.

Cloud: ......!?

Shera: President Rufus is scheduled to come here. The Captain's been so
restless all morning.

Cloud: Rufus!?

Cloud's group met the Captain in the Rocket.

Captain: What're you guys doin' here?

Cloud: We heard the Captain was here.

Cid: Captain? I'm the Captain! The name's Cid. Everyone calls me
'Captain', though. What d'ya want?

Cid Highwind is the Captain. He's 32 years old, is a tough-talker, has
short blond hair, has pilot goggles on his head (but doesn't wear them
plus there's a pack of cigarette near the goggles), always smokes,
wears blue jacket, large gloves, dark green pants, boots, and uses his
spear as his weapon.

Cloud: Tell me about this rocket.

Cid: Wow! Not bad for a kid. Alright then, I'll explain it to you. You
know Shinra developed a lot of technological gadgets during the
meaningless war, right? Now it's a Mako company, but in the old days it
was a weapons manufacturer. Well, they came up with a Rocket Engine.
There was so much experiment about the thought of going into outer
space. Our dreams got bigger and bigger. They put a major budget into
it and made prototype after prototype! Finally, they completed Shinra
No. 26. They chose the best pilot in Shinra-- no, in the world-- me. I
mean, come on. And finally we get to the day of the launch. Everything
was goin' well... But, because of that dumb-ass Shera, the launch got
messed up. That's why they become so anal! And so, Shinra mixed their
outer space exploration plans. After they told me how the future was
Space Exploration and got my damn hopes up... DAMN THEM! Then, it was
all over once they found out Mako energy was profitable. They didn't
even so much as look at space exploration. Money, moola, dinero! My
dream was just a financial number for them! Look at this rusted Rocket.
I was supposed to be the first man in space with this. Everyday, it
tilts a little bit more. At this rate, I don't know which will come
first, this thing falling down or me gettin' outta here. My last hope
is to talk to the President...

Cloud: Is Rufus coming?

Cid: Yeah! It must be news about restarting the Space Program. A young
President, that's what we needed! He still has dreams, too!

Cloud: Can we borrow the "Tiny Bronco"?

Cid: You out of your $#(*# mind!? That's my most cherished possession.
I can't let you take it.

Cloud's group now went back to Cid's house (AKA Captain).

Shera: Excuse me... Cloud? Did the Captain say anything?

Cloud: Nope...

Shera: Oh...?

Cid came in.

Cid: #*$&#! Shera. What are you blind!? We got guest!! GET SOME TEA!
@&#^@!

Shera: I...I'm sorry.

Cloud: Really, don't mind us.

Cid: Shut up! Sit your ass down in that chair and drink you goddamn
TEA! Arggggggh! DAMN, I'm pissed! Shera! I'll be in the backyard tunin'
up Tiny Bronco! AN' make sure to serve them some tea! All right!? (he
left)

Barret: ...damn, man. Wassup with that guy's attitude?

Cloud: Sorry. It's our fault.

Shera: No, no. He's always like this.

Vincent: ...It's amazing that you can live with it.

Shera: No... It's because of my stupid mistake. I was the one who
destroyed his dream...

Cloud: What happened?

In Shera's memory...

Cid: Hey! Get your ass in gear! You work like a snail! Even the moon'd
get tired of waitin' around for your ass!

Shera: I'm... I'm sorry.

Cid: Don't take so much time checkin' that #*$#*&' oxygen tank! Shera,
bein' careful's good, but it won't do any good, no matter how many
times you check that oxygen tank. That thing wouldn't break even if
hell froze over.

Shera: But...

Cid: No buts!! You're not stupid, so be more efficient!

Shera: I'm sorry......

Later.

Crew 1: Captain! Our dreams are finally coming true!

Crew 2: We are so proud to be a part of the launch of Shinra No. 26.

Crew 3: Captain, preparations are complete! All that's left is lift
off!

Cid: Yeah! Leave it all to me! I'll be back in a few!

Crew 1: All right, Captain! Fly our dreams into outer space!

Cid: Thanks, guys!

Crew 1: We're praying for your safety.

Later Cid's in the control room.

Cid: Instrument panel... all clear. Shinra No. 26, ready for launch.

Computer: Engine pressure rising. Shinra No. 26, 3 minutes to launch.
Beginning countdown.

Cid: ......finally. (there's emergency all of a sudden) What the? What
happened!?

Computer: Cid! We have an emergency situation! A mechanic is still in
the engine section of the rocket!

Cid: What!? Who is the little fuck!?

Computer: I don't know. Activating the intercom in the engine section.

Cid: Hey goddammit!! Who the #*$$#&'s still in there?

Shera: It's Shera, Captain. Don't mind me, go ahead with the launch.

Cid: Shera!? What are you still doin' in there!?

Shera: I was still concerned. The results of the oxygen tank test
weren't satisfactory.

Cid: You stupid little #$&*#! It's gonna get so hot in there that there
ain't gonna be SHIT left when we blast off! You're gonna be burnt to a
crisp! You're gonna die! You know that, doncha!?

Shera: I don't mind. If I can just fix this, the launch will be a
success. I'm almost done.

Cid: Almost done!? You're gonna die!

Computer: Cid, we must start the countdown. We won't make it if we
don't! Starting engine!

Cid: Hey, wait a minute! Shera's still in here!

Computer: What are you going to do, Cid? If we cancel now, it'll be
another six months until the next launch!

Cid: GODDAMMIT, Shera... you wanna make me a murderer?

Shera: Captain!

Cid: Shera!?

Shera: Tank Number 7 check is complete. Once I complete Tank Number 8,
it's all clear.

Cid: Come on, Shera... hurry up... You're gonna die...

Computer: 30 seconds until ignition. Beginning countdown. Cid! Forget
about her. We won't make it in time.

Cid: What... what am I ...What am I supposed to do...?

Computer: 15 seconds until ignition. Internal temperature rising.

Cid: Oh man, the moon... outer space... my dreams...

Computer: Ignite engine.

Cid: SH--------------IT!! (immediately pressed the Emergency Shut Down
switch)

We watch a movie of the Rocket aborting launch. And the Rocket tilted.
Back to present.

Shera: He pushed the Emergency Shut Down switch, aborting the mission,
to save my life. After that, the Space Program was cut back and launch
was canceled. It's my fault his dream was destroyed... That's why...
it's all right. I don't care what the Captain says, I'll live my life
for him.

Cid came in.

Cid: Shera! You still haven't served'em tea!

Shera: I... I'm sorry.

Cid: (to Cloud) Hurry up and sit down! Or ain't my hospitality good
enough for you!? They're late... Where is Rufus...?

Palmer: Hey-HEY! Long time no see! So Cid, how ya been?

Cid: Well, if it ain't fat man, Palmer. How long were you figurin' on
keepin' me waitin'!? So? When's the Space Program gonna start up again?

Palmer: Hey-hey! I don't know the President's outside, so why don't you
ask him?

Cid: #$(*! Good for nothing, fat @#&@! (Cid left)

Palmer: Don't say 'fat'! (to Shera) Hey-hey! Tea! Can I have some too?
With lotsa sugar and honey and... oh yeah, don't forget the lard!

Cloud's group goes outside.

Cid: What the......! You got me all excited for nothing!? Then, what'd
you come here for?

Rufus: I want to borrow the Tiny Bronco. We're going after Sephiroth.
But seems like we've been going in the wrong direction. But now, we
think we know where he's headed. But, we have to cross the ocean.
That's why we want your plane...

Cid: Fuck! First the Airship, then the Rocket, and now, the Tiny
Bronco. Shinra took outer space away from me and now you want to take
the sky away from me too!?

Rufus: Oh my... You seem to forget it was because of Shinra, Inc. that
you were able to fly in the first place.

Cid: What!?

Shera: (to Cloud) Uh, excuse me... This way... (inside) You wanted to
use the Tiny Bronco, right? I believe Palmer's going to take it. Why
don't you talk to him?

Cloud's group went outside and talks to Palmer.

Palmer: Hmm... Why do I have to do this...? I'm the head of the Space
Program...

Cloud: We'll be takin' that Tiny Bronco.

Palmer: I've seen you somewhere before... I know! The Shinra building!
When the President was killed! Ullp! Se... se... security!!

The fight with Palmer began. After that, the Tiny Bronco is on and
Palmer with a Mako Gun ran away, but was hit by a truck. After that.

Vincent: It's not going to stop...

Cloud: Forget it! Get in!!

We watch a movie of the Tiny Bronco flying with Cloud's group. The
Shinra soldiers opened fire at the Tiny Bronco and Cid quickly hopped
on with Cloud's group. The tail of the Tiny Bronco was hit by one of
the Shinra soldier's rifle.

Cid: Shit!! The tail's been hit!

Cloud: Emergency landing...

Cid: This's gonna be a big splash! Hold on to your drawers, an' don't
piss in 'em!!

We watch a movie of the Tiny Bronco landing on a river. Then as the
Tiny Bronco is on the river.

Cid: She won't fly anymore.

Cloud: Can't we use it as a boat?

Cid #$#&*! Do whatever you want!

Cloud: Cid, what are you going to do now?

Cid: Dunno. I'm history with the Shinra and I've given up on the town.

Cloud: How 'bout your wife? How 'bout Shera?

Cid: Wife? Don't make me laugh! Just thinkin' 'bout marryin' her gives
me the chills. What're you guys gonna do?

Cloud: We're going after a man named Sephiroth. We'll have to get Rufus
of the Shinra someday, too.

Cid: I don't know any of that, but... What the hell!? Sign me up!

Cloud: How 'bout it, everyone?

Vincent: ...Do whatever you like.

Cid: Glad to be aboard, numbskulls!

Cloud: Numbskulls...?

Cid: Yeah. Anyone stupid enough to go up against Shinra nowadays, has
GOTTA be a numbskull! I like it! So, where we headed? Rufus was goin'
after Sephiroth towards the Temple of the Ancients.

Cloud: Really!? ...Where is it? That Temple of the Ancients?

Cid: Dunno. That numbskull kid was tellin' me he was headin' 'The wrong
direction'... so maybe it's off this way?

Cloud: Let's just head for land and get some information. Temple of the
Ancients... that name bothers me.

Cloud replaces Vincent with Cid. First Cloud's group decided to go to
Wutai. On their way.

Yuffie: Wait, wait, wait, wai----t!!

Barret: What!? The hell happened, all of a sudden!?

Yuffie: I know this area pretty well. It gets pretty tough past here.
Better get ready...

Barret: ...You serious? And you sayin' that just now means you're up to
somethin'! Right!? That means, I don't trust you.

Yuffie: No! It's REALLY tough...

Shinra soldier: There they are, catch 'em!!

Cid: What, the Shinra!?

Shinra soldier 1: Hey, that's not them! These are the other guys from
before!!

Barret: Yuffie, so you're...!

Yuffie: I didn't know! I have nothing to do with this one!

Barret: Whaddya mean 'this one'!? 'This one'! So you WERE plannin'
somethin'!!

Yuffie: No, umm, uh......

Shinra soldier 1: What should we do!?

Shinra soldier 2: Uh... Get them! Grab them and ask questions later!!

The fight with two Attack Squads began. After Cloud's group killed
them.

Barret: The hell's goin' on!? I knew somethin' was missing. All my
materia's gone!!

Cid: Ey... where the hell's that damn kid...?

Barret: That #*$&#&' kid!!! Grrrrrgh!! Arrrrrgh! Uhhhhhhhhhhhh!! She
was after our materia from the start!! She went north! When I get my
hand on her, I'll get our materia back! C'mon! We're goin' after her!

Cloud's group then head to Wutai. In there...

Yuffie: Hey!!

Yuffie ran. Cloud search for her in Godo's home. Cloud talks to Godo.

Godo: (sleeping while talking) GOOGAH... what do you want? Don't
have... GAH... anything much but, you should be able to... GOO... rest
yourselves here. GOOGAH... make yourselves at home. ......Yuffie?
......nope, never heard of her. ...GOOGO... ...you again? I told you
once, and I'm telling you again, I don't know her. Listen. I said I
didn't know her! There isn't anyone named Yuffie here in Wutai! (woke
up) ...never seen you before... Lately I've been seeing a lot of Shinra
soldiers around here... You wouldn't have anything to do with that
would you? I don't care about who you are. But if you're in trouble
with the Shinra, I'm going to have to ask you to leave. I don't want
the Shinra hanging around here looking over my shoulder.

Yuffie: (to Godo) What's with you, you coward!

Godo: Yuffie......!

Yuffie: You scared of the Shinra? Then why don't you fall into line
and obey them, just like all of the other towns! Those guys are the
ones who are really fighting the Shinra!

Godo: Shut up! What would you know about this?

Yuffie: You get beaten once, and then that's it? What happened to the
mighty Wutai I used to know?

Godo: No kid like you's going to talk to me like that! You keep acting
like that! You ought to be ashamed of yourself!

Yuffie: That's my style! And it's my own business, not yours! Don't you
try and dictate what I should do!

Godo: Style...? Dictate...? Throwin' around all those fancy words...
You're a miserable fighter!

Yuffie: Hmph! You're a sad excuse for a father!!

Godo goes after Yuffie but she is too fast for him. Cloud's group moves
on and when they went in the Item Shop and opened the chest with the MP
Absorb Materia Yuffie mysteriously appeared and stole it from Cloud.
Cloud searches for Yuffie in one of the house and opened the screen
where Yuffie's hiding.

Yuffie: ......

Yuffie ran and Cloud's group went outside and saw a moving jar near the
Turtle's Paradise. Cid and Barret blocked the way to the bridges and
Cloud punched the jar enough times to get Yuffie out. After Yuffie gets
out, Cloud's group blocked her way.

Cloud: You can't get away, Yuffie.

Yuffie: O... ok, I know... I was wrong...... You win. I'll give you
back your materia...

Meanwhile at Turtle's Paradise...

Shinra soldier 1: So our reports were right! He IS here on vacation!
We've finally found him! Get the Turks here for back-up!

Reno: ...what a drag.

Shinra soldier 1: Ww, what was that...?

Reno: Right now we're off duty and can't run off to save your butts.

Shinra soldier 1: We know you're off duty, but... If you knew that,
then don't bother us! Lookin' at you is makin' me sober.

Shinra soldier 2: All right, that's it! We'll get him without any help
from the Turks just you see! (left and came back) And don't think that
headquarters isn't going to hear about this!! (ran away)

Elena: Reno, do you think that was really such a good idea!? I mean
that the way a professional, a Turk would act!?

Reno: Elena. Don't misunderstood. A pro isn't someone who sacrifices
himself for his job. That's just a fool.

Elena: Rude...?

Rude: .........

Elena: Well, I don't buy that! Goodbye!! (she left)

Rude: .........

Reno: Relax. She's not a child. Let her have her way now...

Meanwhile in Yuffie's home.

Yuffie: ...I've been hearing that ever since I was little. Before I was
born, Wutai was a lot more crowded and more important... You saw what
it looks like now, right? ...JUST a resort town... After we lost the
war, we got peace, but with that, we lost something else. Now look at
Wutai... That's why... if I had lots of materia I could...

Cloud: Listen, Yuffie. I don't care about the history of Wutai or your
feelings. You've got our materia and I want it back... now. If you give
it back now, we'll drop the whole thing.

Yuffie: I know. I know that... That... sniff... switch... the lever on
the left...... materia's... sniff, hic... in there.

Cloud flick the switch on the left.

Cid: Whoa!?

The cage dropped on Cid and Barret.

Yuffie: Ha ha------! You should've listened!! The Materia's mine!
Tough! (left and came back) You want your materia? Then go find it
yourself! Yeah that's right. And when you're looking for the materia,
remember you gotta steel it. Heh heh... steel... steel! Get it! C ya!
(ran away)

Cloud flicked the switch again and freed Cid and Barret. After that
they head to an area with a gong and Cloud's group hit it and the door
was revealed. Then inside...

Yuffie: (being grabbed by Corneo's men) Let go! I SAID let GO! Hey! Who
do you think I...... OW! What're you doin'...? Jerk!

Cloud: You......!

Corneo: ...... ho...... ...............ho......... Hohi, hohi! Hohihi!

Cloud: Corneo!?

Corneo: Hohi! I've finally got a new chicky! Two for me, in fact! Hohi,
hohi!

Cloud; Two!?

Elena: (grabbed by Corneo's men) H......hey! Let go if me! You're gonna
regret this!!

Corneo: Hohi, hohi! Hohihi!

Cloud goes after them.

Shinra soldier: There he is! It's Corneo! Don't let him get away!
Attaaaack!

Corneo ran away and the soldiers fight Cloud's group instead. After
Cloud's group defeats the soldier, they saw Reno and Rude.

Reno: Hmm... that Corneo is good at escaping...

Rude: ......Elena.

Reno: Let's go Rude. We'll give them a taste of what the Turks can do.
......Sounded pretty good. If Elena is in his hands, that's going to
make things a little difficult. And uh...

Cloud: ......Ok. Corneo took Yuffie from us. And without Yuffie there's
no way we'll get our materia back.

Reno: Don't misunderstand. We have no intention of joining you. But for
now, we'll agree not to bother each other. That's all.

Cloud: That's fine. We have absolutely no intention of cooperating with
the Turks either. Now, uh, just what direction did Corneo run off to?

Reno: Hmm, nice attitude. Here's a clue, it's the place that stands out
the most.

Cloud's group moved on to Da-chao (statues). On there.

Reno: You're finally here. We're gonna split into two. You do whatever
you want. But don't endanger Elena. Don't worry. We won't do anything
to that girl, Yuffie. For now...

Cloud later saw Corneo with the two females tied to the statue's eyes.

Yuffie: LET... ME......GO!!!!

Corneo: Hmm! Delicious... scrumptious! I think I've just found a new
HOBBY! Which shall it be? Hmm... Hmm... Should I go... with HER?

Elena: H... hey, I'm one of the 'Turks'! Don't think you can get away
with this!?

Corneo: Or... maybe... HER?

Yuffie: Oh GAWD! If I knew this was gonna happen, I would've taken rope
lessons more seriously!!

Corneo: Hmm!! I've made my choice! My companion for the night will
be...... ...the cheerful one!

Yuffie: GROSS-NESS! Don't mess with me old man! You don't even have any
Materia!

Corneo: Oooooh! And she's saucy, too! Wheee! Wheee!

Cloud: All right, that's it!!

Corneo: Hee-haw. What... what's goin' on!? Who's there?

Yuffie: Oh man! Cloud......!

Corneo: Wheeel... long time no see.

Cloud: Don't tell me you forgot...

Cid: Maybe God'd forgive an ugly #$*&# like you, but I won't!

Barret: You damn Midgar hyena...!

Corneo: Be quiet! None of you know how much I've suffer since then...
It's a long story, but......

Cid: I don't really give a damn! You're gonna let the two girls go or
else I'm gonna break your arm!

Corneo: Hmm... You guys are... serious. ......Good, good. ...this ain't
no time for me to be fooling around either... Why did you kill my
little Aps? I'm gonna make you PLAY with my new pet, so you won't get
in the way of my search for a bride! RAPPS--- come here!!

Cloud's group fights Rapps. After defeating it...

Corneo: Wait... Just wait a second!

Cloud: SHUT UP!

Corneo: Just listen to me, it won't take long. Why do you think a bad
guy like me would swallow his pride and plead for his life?

Cloud: Because he's sure to win?

Corneo: Hmm...! RIGHT!

Corneo took the switch and turned Yuffie and Elena upside down.

Elena: Eyaaaah...!

Yuffie: Makes me so MAD...!

Corneo: If I push this button, they'll fall upside down, and we'll have
a SQUASHED TOMATOES!

Cloud: Damn...!

Cid: So this is how a loser lives...!

Barret: Damn dirty-playin' @*#&$@*#&@@#!

Corneo: Ha, ha, ha, ha! I guess I'm the one laughing last!

Reno: No, that would be us.

Corneo: Hee-haw. What... what's goin' on!? Who's there? ...The Turks!

Reno: You knew this was gonna happen ever since you leaked that secret.
We're going to take care of you... personally.

Corneo: DAMMIT! Then they're all goin' with me! (Rude appeared and toss
something at him and Corneo's lost his balance and is about to fall)

Reno: Good timing, Rude.

Rude: ...Let's get to work.

Reno: (stepping on Corneo's hands) All right, Corneo. This'll be over
quick, so listen up. Why do you think we went to all the trouble of
teaming up with those guys to get you...? 1. Because we were ready to
die, 2. Because we were sure of victory, or 3. Because we were
clueless.

Corneo: Two... Number two?

Reno: All wrong. (continuously stepping on Corneo's hands)

Corneo: No...! Wait, sto......! Aaaaaaaaaa......p (fell to his death)

Reno: The correct answer was...

Rude: ...because it's our job.

Elena: Oh, thank you very much...! I never expected you'd to come
help......

Reno: Elena, don't act so weak. You're a Turks!

Elena: Y... Yes, sir!

Barret: (to Rude) Never thought you'd come an' help us...

Rude: ......

Reno's PHS rang and he picked it up.

Reno: Yes... this is Reno. Yes... Yes... I'll get on it right away?

Elena: Was that the company?

Reno: Yeah, they want us to find Cloud...

Rude: Are we on...?

Reno: No, today we're off duty.

Yuffie: Hey-- who cares about that!? Get---- me----- down----!

After that, Cloud's group and Yuffie are back at her house. She placed
back the materias of Cloud's group.

Yuffie: Phew, perfect. Now the materia is back in its rightful place.

Cloud: Hey... the placement of it is all messed up.

Yuffie: Huh? Oh, it'll be all right... Don't be so picky! Anyways, that
sure was close...... No, normally I would kick their butts, Boom,
Bang!! That Corneo guy's a real pain. I'd rather deal with my dad than
deal with that guy. Oh, by the way, some of those guys from the Turks
are good, huh? At least, after all that, we got the materia back. Now
come on everybody, let's continue our journey... (everyone left)
......Hey!! Wait! Oh, all right. Here, I'll give this to you guys.
Here, look, look!

She got the MP Absorb Materia.

Yuffie: .........Come on, wait---! No matter what anyone says, I'm
going with you! ...next time......

Cloud's group decided to go to the pagoda in Wutai and they replace
Barret with Yuffie. Inside the pagoda...

Gorky: Oh, Miss Yuffie! Will you be climbing the pagoda today?

Yuffie: Yeah, that's it.

Gorky: Then I, Sacred Gorky, will be your opponent on the first floor!

Shake arrived.

Shake: Yo! They call me Shake! I'll be watchin' your fight with Gorky!

Gorky: Then, begin! Power Change!

Yuffie fights Gorky. After the fight...

Gorky: Here I am, Miss Yuffie!

Yuffie: Of course!

Shake: Hmm, I thought you were just a wild girl, but you handled that
pretty well! Well, we'll see how you do on next one...

Cloud's group moved on to the second floor. In there...

Yuffie: Who's next?

Shake: Are you blind? I'm right here!

Yuffie: What? I gotta fight a punk?

Shake: Heh! Punk. I'm more of an adult than some bimbo girl!

Yuffie: Wh, what did you say!?

Shake: See what I mean? That kind of anger's what makes you so
immature! Don't pat yourself on the back until you beat me!

Yuffie: Now watch...!

Shake: 'Bout the only thing you do really good is breathe! Sure you're
brave enough to fight?

Yuffie: Stop yappin'!

Chekhov: Hm, so someone finally got past Gorky.

Chekhov arrived.

Shake: So, I guess it's time for Chekhov to stand in... Here I go, brat!
Speed Change!

Yuffie fights Shake. After the fight...

Shake: URRGRAAAAGH!! So you CAN fight a bit!

Yuffie: Of course!

Chekhov: Ho, ho, ho... It's been a while since I felt pain...

Cloud's group moves on to the next floor. There, someone arrived.

Staniv: So even Shake's been defeated. It's been a while since you had
to fight, Chekhov.

Chekhov: Unfortunately, this is as far as it goes. Staniv, you watch
over there.

Yuffie: This ain't going to happen! I'll teach you about the strength
of youth!

Chekhov: Keep mouthing off like that, little girl, and you're going to
get burned.

Yuffie: I got insurance.

Chekhov: Ho, ho, ho. We'll see if you still talk like that after you
taste some of my Sacred Magic... Magic Change!

Yuffie fights Chekhov. After that...

Chekhov: I can't believe you beat me...

Yuffie: Of course!

Staniv: This should be interesting...! It's been a long time since I've
had a chance to use my powers to their fullest...

Cloud's group moves on to the next floor. In there...

Staniv: The rule is the best fighter on each floor will be your
opponent... Although it's a five-storied pagoda, the fourth floor is the
highest... In other words, no one has ever defeated me---Master of
Weaponry! You still want to try...?

Yuffie: Just come on!!

Staniv: I like you! Now watch... Weapon Change!

Yuffie fights Staniv. After the fight...

Staniv: Wh, what...!?

Yuffie: Of course!

Gorky arrived.

Gorky: Splendid! Your level and skills have improved...

Shake arrived.

Shake: Oh, ho! You might not be as much of a child as we thought you
were!

Chekhov arrived.

Chekhov: Of course. If WE lost to her...

Staniv: You have defeated four of our best, but now you will have to
face him......!

Cloud's group moved on to the last floor. In there...

Yuffie: D, ...Dad!?

Godo: I'm glad you made it this far, Yuffie!

Yuffie: Why, why are you......

Godo: I'll answer you by having you try your skills against me! Hold
nothing back. Come as if you're trying to kill me! If you don't...then
I'll have to kill you!

Yuffie: H...hey!

Godo: What are you doing! OMNI-Change!! ......!!

Yuffie fights Godo. After Yuffie wins the fight...

Yuffie: ...heave......heave...

Godo: ...huff......puff......

Yuffie: O...old coot... n......ot...bad...

Godo: You've......also......improved...

Yuffie: Hah...ha, ha......

Godo: ...Heh, heh......

Yuffie: Ha ha haaaaaa......!

Godo: Waha haaaaa......!

Later...

Godo: It's time I give you this to you, Yuffie... This is Leviathan
Materia. Take it.

Cloud's group got the Leviathan Materia.

Staniv: But, Lord Godo. The Leviathan Materia should only be given to
the person who conquers the takes over this Pagoda. That is our custom...

Yuffie: CUSTOM, CUSTOM, CUSTOM... I'm so sick of hearing that! It's so
stupid!

Gorky: Silence, Miss Yuffie!

Yuffie: Then what 'bout all the rest of you? You have all that power...
Are you satisfied being cooped up in this tower?

Godo: Yuffie...!

Yuffie: You too, dad...! Just because you lost the war! And turning Wutai
into a place like this!

Chekhov: ...What do you want to say?

Yuffie: You turned Wutai into a cheesy resort town peddling to
tourists... How dare you!? Da-chao Statue and Leviathan are ashamed!!

Godo: ...

Shake: She IS a kid.

Yuffie: Wh, what did you say...!?

Godo: Yuffie!! Forgive me... It's all my fault...

Gorky: What are you saying, Lord Godo!

Godo: Losing the war...turning Wutai into this. It was all my fault...

Chekhov: Lord Godo!

Godo: Silence!! (to Yuffie) Yuffie...... I am the same now as I was before
when I wanted the war. But, after I lost the war, I began to think... Is
strength, only for defeating the enemy? ...or just something to show-off
to others...? Might begets might. That's the same way as the Shinra...

Yuffie: ......

Godo: I knew you were looking for Materia for the good of Wutai. But,
the reason I hide my strength now, is also for the good of Wutai... And
now, I realize both are necessary... Strength without determination means
nothing. And determination without strength is equally useless...!

Staniv: Lord Godo...

Godo: (to Cloud's other group) You there, please take Yuffie with you!
I perceive that you all have both determination and strength!

Cid: Well, just tell yourself you're on a big ship, and leave the rest
to ol' Cid!

Cloud: All right, I don't mind.

Godo: Go, Yuffie! For the sake of strengthening Wutai!

Yuffie: Dad...

Godo: I'll take care of the Five Sacred Gods until you return! Go! And
come back alive!

Yuffie: ...... Of course!

Before Yuffie can leave...

Godo: Yuffie, wait a minute. The Materia they all have... After their
battle is over, you think they'll still want it?

Yuffie: Dad...!

Godo: Go! Survive till the end! And return! With the Materia!

Yuffie: Heh, heh...you bet!

Cloud's folks head to North Corel with the Tiny Bronco and went to the
Gold Saucer. Then Cloud's group went to the Battle Square and in the
Battle Arena, they went into Dio's collection room.

Cloud: It's the Keystone...

Dio: Heh, heh, heh. Long time no see, my boy. Hmm? You liked that, huh?
I got it from the guy in a little shack that's south of here, past the
'River'. If you want to know about it, go there and talk to him.

Cloud: Can you let me borrow this?

Dio: Heh, heh, heh. Sorry, but it's not for rent. Hmm. Since you been
good to me in the past, I CAN let you have it on one condition.

Cloud: One condition?

Dio: Heh, heh, heh. Entertain me!

Cloud: What'd you want me to do?

Dio: Hoo boy! Heh, heh, heh. It's not something that's really
difficult. This is the Battle Arena. Show me your fighting skills, Just
you, my boy. I'm expecting a good fight!

Cloud entered the Battle Arena and fought some opponents. After that.

Dio: That's the best you could do? Well, a promise is a promise. Go
ahead, take it.

Cloud took the Keystone.

Dio: Well then, we shall meet again! Heh, heh, heh. (left)

As Cloud's group went to the Ropeway Station.

Staff: Excuse me, sir. I'm sorry. The Tram is out of order right now.

Cloud: ...so?

Staff: I'm really sorry! I'm afraid you won't be able to leave until
it's fully repaired.

Cait Sith: (came to Cloud) What's wrong? Too bad. It happens though. I
know! Let's stay at the hotel! They know me here. I'll go talk to them.

Staff: I will let you know once the repairs are completed.

Later, Cloud's folks are in the Ghost Hotel.

Cait Sith: We don't usually get the chance to be together like this,
huh? Cloud, how 'bout it? Can you tell us what's happened so far? I
don't really know what's goin' on because I wasn't here in the
beginning.

Cid: Yeah! I'm all for it!

Vincent: Good idea.

Barret: I been here since the beginnin', an' I still don't know what
the hell's goin' on either. Cloud, the hell's goin' on? C'mon, tell us!

Cloud: I'm tired...

Cid: All we have to do now is sleep! You're still young! What're you
complaining about?

Cloud: Phew... We are going after Sephiroth. Sephiroth must be in
search of the Promised Land.

Cid: The Promised Land?

Cloud: A land full of Mako energy. ...or at least that's what the
Shinra believe. I don't know if it actually exists.

Aeris: The Cetras return to the Promised Land. A land that promises
boundless happiness.

Barret: Cetra? That some kinda disease?

Aeris: That's what the Ancients call themselves. Hey, didn't you listen
to the elders at Cosmo Canyon? ...You don't 'know' where the Promised
Land of the Ancients is. You search and travel, until you feel it. Like
you just know, '...this is the Promised Land'.

Cloud: Aeris... can you feel it too?

Aeris: I think so.

Tifa: So Sephiroth is traveling the world because he's searching for
the Promised Land? Is that it?

Aeris: That, and one other thing he's searching for.

Cloud: The Black Materia...

Cait Sith: I heard from Dio that a man in a Black Cape was lookin' for
the Black Materia.

Tifa: I don't even know what the Black Cape is... How many men with
Black Capes and number tattoos are there?

Red XIII: ...you know, of course... My tattoo is number 13.

Cloud: How did you get that tattoo?

Red XIII: ...Hojo put it on me. Everything else is just wars scars, but
the number was done by Hojo.

Tifa: So there are at least 13!?

Aeris: ...You know...... I think Hojo did something to those men in the
Black Capes. But I don't know what it has to do with Sephiroth
though... That's why I think we should just go after Sephiroth himself.

Barret: Yeah, me too! It's all just too damn confusin'.

Aeris: And... I'm sorry, forget it! I think I'm tired, I'm going to bed
now.

Cait Sith: What was that, all of a sudden!?

Yuffie: What!? That's it? I'm goin' to bed!

Cait Sith: Is that all? How 'bout the Black Materia?

Cloud: You wouldn't understand even if I told you.

Barret: Now all we gotta do is take action! We're startin' tomorrow!!

Red XIII: Cloud... I'm number 13. Am I going to go mad too?

Tifa: I don't know what Hojo did to you, but you've been all right so
far, right?

Red XIII: But...

Tifa: Be strong.

Red XIII: But, I...

Tifa: Stop it, Red XIII! Be strong!

Cloud: Tifa?

Tifa: (to Red XIII) You're not the only one who's worried!

Cait Sith: I don't know what's goin' on, but we're in a bad
situation...

Vincent: Hey Cid, let's go back to our rooms.

Cid: ...zzzz...zzzz...

Later in Cloud's room.

Aeris: Hee, hee!

Cloud: What's wrong?

Aeris: You want to go on a date?

Cloud: What?

Aeris: A DA--TE! Or haven't you ever gone on one?

Cloud: Don't take me for a fool.

Aeris: Hey... a little touchy, aren't we? Oh, well. C'mon let's go!

Cloud: (pushed and dragged by Aeris) Hey!

Cloud and Aeris went to the Station.

Staff: Tonight's Enchantment Night! All the attractions are free. How
'bout it you two? There's going to be an entertaining show in Event
Square!

Aeris: (to Cloud) Come on, let's go.

Cloud and Aeris went into the Event Square.

Staff: Congratulations!! You are our 100th couple today!! You two will
be the leads in tonight's show!!!!

Cloud: Wha?

Staff: Oh, now, it's not hard. Just play it however you want to and the
rest of the cast will cover up for you. Come this way.

Cloud: H, hey!

Aeris: This sounds like fun. Come on Cloud, let's do it.

The performance begins.

Narration: Long, long ago... An evil shadow appeared over the peaceful
kingdom of Galdia... Princess Rosa was just kidnapped by the Evil
Dragon King, Valvados. What will become of her? Just then, the
legendary hero, Alfred appears!!

Cloud as Alfred and the Knight appeared on the stage.

Knight: Oh...... You must be the legendary hero... Alfred!

Cloud as Alfred does not know what to say.

Knight: Hey, it's your line.

Cloud points at himself as if he's saying "Me?".

Knight: Yeah, you. Ahem! Oh...... You must be the legendary hero...
Alfred! I know in my soul. Please... please save Princess Rosa!
Now...... Please talk... to the King......!!

The King appeared on the stage.

King: Oh... legendary hero, Alfred. You have come to save my beloved
Rosa... On the peak of a dangerous mountain... dwells the Evil Dragon
King, Valvados... Who's kidnapped Princess Rosa... But... you can't
beat the Evil Dragon King now! Talk to one who can help you...

The Wizard appeared on the stage. Cloud as Alfred talks to the Wizard.

Wizard: I am the great wizard, Vorman. What do you wish to know?

Alfred (played by Cloud): The Evil Dragon King's weakness.

Wizard: Ahh, the weakness of the Evil Dragon King. It must be, it must
be... Yes, it must be... True love! The power of love... Is the only
weapon that can withstand the fangs of the Evil Dragon King...!

Narration: Oh what is going to happen next...! Oh...Legendary hero...
look!

The Evil Dragon King appeared with Aeris as the Princess being held by
him.

EDK (Evil Dragon King): Gaaaaaaaah! I am the Evil Dragon King...
Valvados! I have not harmed the Princess... I have been expecting...
you!

Princess (played by Aeris): Please help me... Legendary hero... Alfred!
Psst...... like that?

EDK: Gaaaaaah! Here I come, Legendary hero... Alfred! I already know...
your name!

Wizard: And now... Legendary hero...! Here is what will happen... to
your beloved...... A kiss! The power of True Love!!

Cloud kisses Aeris as the Princess' hand.

Princess: Cloud... I mean, Alfred.

EDK: Arrggaahhh!! Curses...... The power of... love!! (he disappeared)

King: Oh... look! Love has... triumphed! Now let's all return... And
celebrate.

Everyone: Yes let's... yes let's...!

Narration: Oh, how profound the power of love... And so the legendary
hero Alfred and our story live on happily ever after.

After the show is over, Cloud and Aeris head to the Station.

Aeris: Oh, that was fun. Hey, let's go on the Gondola.

Cloud and Aeris head to the Round Square.

Aeris: (to the staff) Two, please.

Staff: Here you are, two tickets. Enjoy the nights, of Gold Saucer.

Inside the Gondola.

Aeris: (looking at the window) Wow, how nice. Oh! Look, Cloud. It's so
pretty.

We watch a movie of the fireworks at the Gold Saucer and the Gondola
moving.

Aeris: ......it's beautiful, isn't it? ......First off, it bothered me
how you looked exactly like. Two completely different people, but look
exactly the same. The way you walk, gesture... I think I must have seen
him again, in you... But you're different. Things are different...

We watch a movie of the view of the Gold Saucer.

Aeris: Cloud... I'm searching for you.

Cloud: ...............?

Aeris: I want to meet you.

Cloud: But I'm right here.

Aeris: (I know, I know... what I mean is...) I want to meet...... you.

After Cloud and Aeris get off the Gondola, Aeris talks with Cloud.

Aeris: I had fun tonight. Let's go together again. You don't like being
with me?

Cloud: Yeah.

Aeris: Oh, don't tease me like that! Oh, look at the time. We'd better
get going.

Cloud and Aeris head to the Station where they saw Cait Sith.

Aeris: Hey? What's Cait Sith doing?

Cloud: !! Is that the... keystone? Hey! Cait Sith!

Cait Sith ran and Cloud and Aeris go after them. After a while, Cait
Sith appeared outside of Chocobo Square and waited for the Shinra
Helicopter and gave the Keystone to Tseng.

Tseng: Well done.

The helicopter flew away.

Cloud: Hey!

Cait Sith: W, wait a second. I won't run or hide. Yes, I was a spy. I
was hired by the Shinra.

Aeris: ...I trusted you. I can't believe you!

Cait Sith: I couldn't help it. How 'bout if we continue like nothing
ever happened?

Cloud: No way, cat! You gotta lot of guts acting like friend but being
a spy!

Cait Sith: Then, what are you goin' to do? Kill me? You'd just be
wastin' your time if you tried. This body's just a toy anyway. My real
body's at Shinra Headquarters in Midgar. I'm controllin' this toy cat
from there.

Aeris: So you're from Shinra. Who? Who are you! Tell me!

Cait Sith: Whoa, I can't tell you my name.

Cloud: We're not gettin' anywhere.

Cait Sith: See? I told you! Talking won't do any good, so can't we just
continue our journey?

Cloud: You think I'm jokin'!?

Cait Sith: ...Alright, yes, I am a Shinra employee. But we're not
entirely enemies. ...Something bothers me. I think it's your way of
life. You don't get paid. You don't get praised. Yet, you still risk
your lives and continue on your journey. Seeing that makes me... It
just makes me think about my life. I don't think I'd feel too good if
things ended the way they are now.

Aeris: ......And so on, and so on...

Cloud: He'll never tell the truth. Once a spy, always a spy. We can't
go on with someone like that. C'mon get real!!

Cait Sith: ...just as I thought. Talking won't make a bit of
difference. But I prepared something in case this happened. Why don't
you listen to this?

Recording of Marlene: Papa! Tifa!

Aeris: Hey! That's Marlene!

Recording of Marlene: Hey! It's the flower lady! Flower lady...

Cait Sith: ...So, you have to do as I say.

Cloud: ...you're the lowest...

Cait Sith: I didn't want to do this... using dirty tricks and taking
hostages... But this is how it is... no compromises. So why don't we
continue on as we did? Oh, you didn't seem to know this, but... The
Keystone is the key to the Temple of the Ancients. Even so, you're all
going, right? I know where it is, so I'll show you later. The Shinra
have already been there, but I guess you have to deal with that.

Cloud: ...Well, we're stuck... We'll have to do what he says.

Aeris: I wonder if Marlene is all right... I wonder what happened to
Mom.

The next morning, Cloud got out of his room and met up with his folks.

Cait Sith: What took you so long, Cloud? Oh yeah, about the Temple of
the Ancients. I think if we take the Tiny Bronco East towards the sea,
we should be able to find it. Well then, shall we get goin'? Who's
gonna go?

Aeris: I want to go! I'm going for sure!

Cloud along with Aeris included Cid to join.

Cait Sith: Then see you later.

Later as Cloud's group head to the Temple of the Ancients with the Tiny
Bronco. At the Temple of the Ancients (a place shaped like a ziggurat).

Aeris: This is... the Temple of the Ancients... I... know... I feel
it... The knowledge of the Ancients... floating... You could become one
with the Planet, but you're stopping it with the strength of will. For
the future? For us?

Cloud: What are you saying? Do you understand?

Aeris: You're uneasy... But happy? Because I'm here? I'm sorry ...I
don't understand. I want to go inside!

Inside, Cloud's group saw Tseng badly wounded.

Aeris: Hey! It's Tseng!

Cloud: Tseng? Of the Turks!?

Tseng: Uh... I've been had. It's not the Promised Land... Sephiroth's
searching for...

Cloud: Sephiroth? He's inside!?

Tseng: Look... for yourself... Damn... Letting Aeris go was the
start... of my... bad luck... The President... was wrong...

Aeris: You're wrong. The Promised Land isn't like what you imagined.
And, I'm not going to help. Either way, there was no way Shinra could
won.

Tseng: ...pretty harsh. Sounds like something... you'd say. (to Cloud)
The Keystone... Place it... on... the alter...

The badly wounded Tseng gave the Keystone to Cloud. Tseng died later.

Cloud: You crying?

Aeris: ...Tseng's with our enemy, the Turks, but I've known him since
we were little... There's not a lot of people I can say that about. In
fact, there are probably only a handful of people in the world who
really know me.

Cloud placed the Keystone on the alter. After that, Cloud's group is
taken to the inner sanctum.

Aeris: Words... feelings... So many of them here.

Cid: Shit! Shit! Shit! What the hell's with this place!

Aeris: ...Cloud! I know it's going to be tough, but... Don't give up!
We can do it!

Cloud's group went to one area with boulders passing by. After Cloud
reached the end of the boulder area.

Aeris: Phew--- We did it!

Cloud: Everyone all right? That sure took a lot out of us.

Aeris: Oh no... Cloud. Come quick!! Hurry, this way! It's full of
knowledge ...consciousness... a living soul... It's trying to say
something. I'm sorry, I don't understand. What? What is it? ...Danger?
An evil... consciousness? ...show? You're going to show me?

Cloud's group watch a flashback of what happened early ago in the
Temple of the Ancients.

Cloud: (talking while watching the flashback) ...What's going on?

Aeris: Wait! Look! It's showing us!

Elena: Tseng, what's this? Can we find the Promised Land with this?

Tseng: ...I wonder. Anyway, we have to report to the President.

Elena: Be careful, Tseng.

Tseng: Yeah... Hey Elena, how 'bout dinner after this job's over?

Elena: Th... Thank you very much. If I may be excused...

Tseng: (to himself) Is this the Promised Land? No, it can't be...

Sephiroth appeared suddenly.

Tseng: Sephiroth!!

Sephiroth: So you opened the door. Well done.

Tseng: This place... what is it?

Sephiroth: A lost treasure house of knowledge. The wisdom of the
Ancients... I am becoming one with the Planet.

Tseng: One with the Planet?

Sephiroth: You stupid fools. You have never even thought about it. All
the spirit energy of this Planet. All its wisdom... knowledge... I will
meld with it all. I will become one with it... it will become one with
me.

Tseng: ...you can do that?

Sephiroth: The way...... lies here.

Sephiroth slashed Tseng and Tseng's wounded.

Sephiroth: Only death awaits you all. But do not fear. For it is
through death that a new spirit energy is born. Soon, you will live
again as a part of me.

Flashback ended.

Aeris: Did you see it?

Cid: Hey hey! Wh, what's the catch?

Cloud: ...Where is the room with the pictures on the walls?

Aeris: Almost there...

Cloud: Sephiroth is here, right? No matter what he thinks, it's going
to end here. I'm taking him out!

Cid: All right! Guess you youngsters gotta be enthusiastic like that!

Moving on, they arrived at the rooms with pictures.

Aeris: This is the room with the murals...

Cloud: Where are you!? Sephiroth!!

Sephiroth: So cold. I am always by your side. Come. Splendid. A
treasure house of knowledge...

Cloud: I don't understand what you're saying!

Sephiroth: Look well.

Cloud: At what!?

Sephiroth: At that which adds to the knowledge of... I am becoming one
with the Planet.

Sephiroth says something.

Sephiroth: Soon... we will become one.

Aeris: How do you intend to become one with the Planet?

Sephiroth: It's simple. Once the Planet is hurt, it gathers Spirit
Energy to heal the injury. The amount of energy gathered depends on the
size of the injury. ...What would happen if there was an injury that
threatened the very life of the Planet? Think how much energy would be
gathered! Ha ha ha. And at the center of that injury, will be me. All
that boundless energy will be mine. By merging with all the energy of
the Planet, I will become a new life form, a new existence. Melding
with the Planet... I will cease to exist as I am now... Only to be
reborn as a 'God' to rule over every soul.

Aeris: An injury powerful enough to destroy the Planet? Injure... the
Planet?

Sephiroth: Behold the mural. The Ultimate Destructive Magic... Meteor.

Cloud: That'll never happen!

???: Wake up!

While Cloud's group search for Sephiroth.

Aeris: Cloud!!

Cid: What the hell is going on!

Cloud: (freaking out) Ha ha ha... Black Materia. Ha ha ha... Call
Meteor.

Aeris: Cloud!! Get a hold of yourself!

Cloud: Cloud... I'm... Cloud... How should I? ...I remember! I remember
my way.

Aeris: ...Cloud.

Cloud: (back to his sense) Mm? What's wrong? Is something wrong?

Aeris: ...It's nothing so don't worry about it. Right, Cloud! It's
nothing. Sephiroth got away.

Cloud: ...Don't worry about it. I understood what he was saying. So
this must be Meteor, right?

Cid: I don't know what the hell it is but it's falling from the sky?
Hmpf! It's not even an omen.

Aeris: ...this must be magic. Just what Sephiroth was saying. The
Ultimate Destructive Magic, Meteor. It finds small drifting planets
with its magic. And then collides with them. This Planet might get
wiped out entirely...

Cloud: (heard a roar) Sephiroth!?

Sephiroth: Ha ha ha... It's not me.

Cloud's group encountered Red Dragon. After killing it.

Cloud: Any sign of Sephiroth?

Aeris: He disappeared.

Cloud's group examines the treasure.

Cloud: What is this?

Aeris: There's something written on it. ...B.l.a.c.k.
......M.a.t.e.r.i.a.

Cloud: Black Materia!!

Aeris: Hey! ...Black Materia. What should we do, Cloud?

Cloud: Take it.

Aeris: Wait a minute, I'll ask! I don't understand...... What? Really!?
They said that the Temple itself is the Black Materia.

Cloud: What do they mean?

Aeris: So, this whole building is the Black Materia?

Cloud: This huge Temple? This is the Black Materia!? Then no one could
take it.

Aeris: Hmm, it's pretty hard. You see this is a device, which gets
smaller each time you solve a puzzle. As the model becomes smaller, you
become smaller too. Until it's small enough to fit in the palm of your
hand.

Cloud: So, if we solve the puzzles, the Black Materia will get smaller
and smaller and we can take it out?

Aeris: Yes, but there's one thing... You can only answer the puzzles
inside the Temple. So, anyone who solves the puzzle will be crushed by
the Temple.

Cloud: I see... the Ancients didn't want dangerous magic to betaken out
of the Temple so easily...

Cid: Guess stuff this dangerous is best left alone?

Cloud: No. We've got to think of a way to get it out. Because Sephiroth
has lots of different flunkies. It's nothing to him to throw their
lives away to get the Black Materia. This place isn't safe.

Aeris: So what are we going to do?

Cloud's PHS rang and he picked it up.

Cait Sith: Hi, Cloud. This is Cait Sith. I overheard the whole story!
Don't forget about me. Everything you said makes perfect sense! You can
use my stuffed body for the future of the Planet.

Cloud: We can't let Sephiroth get his hands on the Black Materia. And
we can't let the Shinra get theirs on it either.

Cait Sith: But Cloud. There's really nothing else you can do. Everyone,
please trust me.

Cloud: I guess we have no choice.

Cait Sith: All righty then! Leave it all to me! Please hurry, you've
got to get out of here! I'll be waiting at the exit!

On their way out, Cloud tried to open the exit door.

Cloud: It's warm... This isn't good...

Aeris: Cloud... ...behind you.

Cloud's group encountered Demon's Gate. After destroying it. Cait Sith
opened the door.

Cait Sith: Sorry to keep you waiting!! It's me!! I'll handle the rest!
Well, everyone... Take care of yourselves!

Aeris: Cait Sith... Come on, Cloud... Say something.

Cloud: I'm not good at this.

Cait Sith: Mmm, I understand. I feel the same too.

Aeris: Why don't you read our fortunes?

Cait Sith: Say, that's right... I haven't done it in a while, huh? I'm
so excited. Right or wrong, I'm still the same 'ol me. Now, what should
I predict?

Aeris: Hmm, let's see how compatible Cloud and I are!

Cait Sith: That'll cost ya. Exactly one date! Here I go! This isn't
good. I can't say it. Poor Tifa.

Aeris: No! Tell me! I promise I won't get mad!

Cait Sith: Is that so? Then I'll tell you. Looks good. You are perfect
for each other! Aeris's star and Cloud's star! They show a great
future! Cloud, I'll be your matchmaker, preacher... I'll do whatever
you want me to! You just call me when it all happens! Thank you for
believing in me, know that I was a spy. This is the final, final
farewell!

Aeris: Be strong Cait Sith!!

Cloud's group gets out immediately and as Cait Sith goes in the
treasure room.

Cait Sith: She told me to 'Be strong'. I feel so happy. Owwww......
(tripped) What happened? I can protect the Planet too! I'm kinda
embarrassed... There's plenty of stuffed toys like my body around, but
there's only one me! Don't forget me even if another Cait Sith comes
along. Good bye, then! I guess I'm off to save the Planet...

Cait Sith sacrificed his artificial body and the Temple disappeared.
Cloud's group saw a large gap with a Black Materia.

Cloud: That's the Black Materia...

Cid: I'm gonna have a smoke out here! (smoking a cigarette) Ahhh!! It's
really something, having a smoke at a place like this.

Cloud goes down the gap.

Cloud: As long as we have this, Sephiroth won't be able to use Meteor.

Cloud picked up the Black Materia.

Cloud: Mmm? Can you guys use it?

Aeris: Nope, we can't use it right now. You need great spiritual power
to use it.

Cloud: You mean lots of Spiritual energy?

Aeris: That's right. One person's power alone won't do it. Somewhere
special. Where there's plenty of the Planet's energy... Oh yeah! The
Promised Land!!

Cloud: The Promised Land!! No, but...

Aeris: Sephiroth is different. He's not an Ancient.

Cloud: He shouldn't be able to find the Promised Land.

Sephiroth: ...Ah, but I have. I'm far superior to the Ancients. I
became a traveler of the Lifestream and gained the knowledge and wisdom
of the Ancients. And soon, I will create the future.

Aeris: I won't let you do it! The future is not only yours!

Sephiroth: Ha, ha, ha... I wonder? Wake up!

Cloud: Shut up!

Cloud's controlled soul appeared.

Sephiroth: There, Cloud... good boy.

Cloud: The... Noise... Wa...... aaaa...... aa...

Cloud's controlled by Sephiroth and gave the Black Materia to him.

Sephiroth: ......Well done.

Sephiroth disappeared. Later.

Aeris: Cloud, are you all right?

Cloud: ...I gave the Black Materia to Sephiroth...? Wha... what did I
do... tell me, Aeris.

Aeris: Cloud... be strong, OK?

Cloud: Urrrrrrgh... What have I done!?

Aeris: Cloud... you haven't done anything. It's not your fault.

Cloud began attacking Aeris.

Cloud: I...! I'm-----!

Cid: Hey, EY!!

Cait Sith: Oops! This looks like I came at a bad time! I'm Cait Sith
No. 2 Right pleased to meet you all!

Cid: Cloud! What the hell are you doing!?

Cloud collapsed. In his dreams...

Cloud: Everything is white... What did I do? I don't remember
anything... My memory... since when...? If everything's a dream, don't
wake me.

Aeris: Cloud, can you hear me?

Cloud: Yeah, I hear you. Sorry for what happened.

Aeris: Don't worry about it.

Cloud: ...I can't help it...

Aeris: Oh... Then, why don't you REALLY worry about it? And let me take
care of yourself. So you don't have a breakdown, okay?

Cloud: What is this place?

Aeris: This forest leads to the City of the Ancients... and is called
the Sleeping Forest. It's only a matter of time before Sephiroth uses
Meteor. That's why I'm going to protect it. Only a survivor of the
Cetra, like me, can do it. This secret is just up here. At least it
should be. ...I feel it. It feels like I'm being led by something.
Then, I'll be going now. I'll come back when it's all over.

Cloud: Aeris?

Aeris left, but Cloud couldn't move.

Sephiroth: Hmm...... She's thinking of interfering? She will be a
difficult one, don't you think? We must stop that girl soon.

Cloud woke up in Gongaga Village.

Barret: You look like you was havin' a nightmare. How are you feeling?

Cloud: I seem to be OK.

Barret: That's good. Man, I didn't know what was gonna happen.

Tifa: You know, Cloud. Aeris is gone.

Barret: Everyone's out looking for Aeris.

Cloud: ......City of the Ancients. Aeris is headed there.

Barret: By herself!? Why did she go by herself!? Hey, we're goin' too.

Cloud: Only the Ancients, only Aeris can save us from the Meteor...

Tifa: Then we must go. What'll we do if something happens to Aeris? If
Sephiroth finds her, she's in trouble.

Cloud: Sephiroth... already knows.

Barret: Hey! Why are you still sittin' around?

Tifa: Let's go, Cloud.

Cloud: No. I might lose it again. If Sephiroth comes near me I
might......

Barret: Yeah, goddammit! It's 'cuz of you that Sephiroth got the Black
Materia in the first place. It's your damn fault!

Cloud: My fault?

Barret: I know you got problems... hell, we all do. But you don't ever
understand yourself. But you gotta understand that there ain't no
gettin' offa this train we're on, till we get to the end of the line.

Tifa: Cloud, we came this far... Aren't you going to settle up with
Sephiroth?

Cloud: No... I'm afraid. If this keeps up, I may go crazy! I'm
afraid...

Barret: Just a damn jackass, that's what you are... Yo, jes' think
about it... How many people in this world do ya think really understand
themselves? People get depressed in life because they don't know what's
up. But, they go on living. They don't run away... Isn't that how it
is?

Tifa: Cloud... you'll come with us, right? I believe in you.

Tifa and Barret left.

Cloud: What... am I supposed to do? Pull out of here? Pull out? ...To
where?

Tifa: Cloud...

Barret: Wait a minute, Tifa. Give him a little time. He has to decide
this on his own. You believe in Cloud... right?

Cloud: ......I'm afraid to find out the truth...? But...... why?

Cloud met up with Tifa and Barret.

Tifa: Cloud...

Barret: Hey, how are you? I just wanna know, which is it gonna be? You
wanna find out about yourself? Or are you afraid to find out? Either
way, you stay around here and about all you can do is worry about it.
Even if you do go nuts again when you see Sephiroth... If it happens,
it happens. I'll go upside your spikey white head and bring you back to
normal!

Tifa: Cloud, it'll be all right. We're all with you.

Cloud: But...

Barret: If it happens, it happens. Don't worry 'bout it.

Cloud: ...You're ...right. ......He's right, isn't he?

Tifa: Come on, let's go and find Aeris...?

Cloud replaces Tifa with Cid and Cloud's group head to Bone Village
where he paid the staff to excavate the Lunar Harp. After the workers
dig the Lunar Harp, next morning, Cloud opened the treasure chest and
got a Lunar Harp. Cloud's group head to the Sleeping Forest and the
Lunar Harp revived the forest. Cloud's group can move on and in the
City of the Ancients. In there, they decided to take a break and find a
house.

Barret: Heh, there's a bed.

Cid: I'm beat. Why don't we get some rest?

After resting for a while, Cloud woke up in the night time.

Cloud: I feel it...

Barret: What is it?

Cloud: Aeris is here, ...and so is Sephiroth.

Barret: Wh, what! Sephiroth!?

Cid: Hey, how do you know!?

Cloud: ...it's not an excuse. I feel it in my soul.

Barret: Then we better get up offa our lazy asses!!

Cloud: ...right. Let's hurry and find Aeris.

Cloud's group head to the City and in there, Cloud goes to see Aeris
who is locked in prayer while the other waits. Cloud's controlled and
he pulled his sword out and before he can kill Aeris...

Cid: Cloud!

Barret: Stop it!!

Cloud: Ugh... what are you making me do.

We watch a movie of Aeris praying and then Sephiroth with the Masamune
came down, stabbed Aeris through the stomach, smiles, and pulled the
sword out of Aeris. Aeris slumps to the floor, her hairband came off
releasing her braided hair and a white materia fell into the water.
Aeris died.

Cloud: ...Aeris. This can't be real!

Sephiroth: Do not worry. Soon the girl will become part of the Planet's
energy. All that is left is to go North. The 'Promised Land' waits for
me over the snowy fields. There I will become a new being by uniting
with the planet. As will this girl......

Cloud: ...Shut up. The cycle of nature and your stupid plan don't mean
a thing. Aeris is gone. Aeris will no longer talk, no longer laugh,
cry...... or get angry...... What about us...... what are WE supposed
to do? What about my pain? My fingers are tingling. My mouth is dry. My
eyes are burning!

Sephiroth: What are you saying? Are you trying to tell me you have
feelings too?

Cloud: Of course! Who do you think I am!?

Sephiroth: Ha, ha, ha...... Stop acting as if you were sad. There's no
need to act as though you're angry either. Because, Cloud. You are...

Sephiroth disappears and left another Jenova for the depressing Cloud
and his group to fight. After killing Jenova-LIFE...

Jenova: Because, you are...... a puppet.

Cloud: I'm...... a puppet?

Back to present. Cloud's folks pay their last respects to Aeris and
Cloud took her body and placed it in the ocean. We watch a movie of
Cloud putting Aeris's body into the ocean and she sank to the bottom.
This is the end of Aeris. Later, after this tragedy, Cloud's group is
inside one of the huts in the City of the Ancients.

Cloud: Everyone, listen to me. I'm Cloud, ex-SOLDIER, born in
Nibelheim. I came to settle up with Sephiroth.

Cid: I heard that before.

Cloud: I came here by my own free will... Or so I thought. However...
...To tell the truth, I'm afraid of myself. ...There is a part of me
that I don't understand. That part that made me give the Black Materia
to Sephiroth. If you hadn't stopped me, Aeris might have been...
...There's something inside of me. A person who is not really me.
That's why I should quit this journey. Before I do something terrible.
But I am going. He destroyed my hometown five years ago, killed Aeris,
and is now trying to destroy the Planet. I'll never forgive...
Sephiroth. I... I must go on. ... I have a favor to ask of you. Will
you all come with me? ...to save me from doing something terrible.

Barret: ...I dunno, man...

Cloud: I don't know how Aeris tried to save the planet from the Meteor.
And I guess now, we'll never know. But! We still have a chance. We must
get that Black Materia back before Sephiroth uses it. Let's go.

END OF DISC 1
	
	
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