Friday, 6 August 2010
03:56:26 AM (GMT)
I hear a gunshot and Zack's pained cry. I open my eyes. Zack is lying in blood, his
hand still grasping his precious sword. I get up on my elbows and crawl toward
him."Zack... b-bro*..." I murmur. Cloud crawls toward us as my eyes close and
everything goes black.
I had been so mad at Zack that I was furious when they put us on the same mission.
But when we were captured by enemy scientists and used as test subjects, everything
changed. Cloud was poisoned by Mako, and he couldn't even move. Zack had carried him
all the way here, even being followed by enemies that were constantly trying to kill
I wake up a few seconds later. Zack has his arm around me. He smiles weakly. Age,
I... do me a favor...?" I nod. "Take my dog tags. Age... I want you to keep the one
with the bullet mark**. Give Tifa the chain and the other tag. Promise?" I nod again.
"I promise." Zack looks at Cloud. "Remember... Cloud." Cloud nods. "I'm your living
legacy. I'll never forget."
We had been surrounded by enemy SOLDIERs. I had been wounded. I could barely move.
Zack took me and Cloud to a safe place and went out to kill the enemy. All to protect
us. And I had been so mad at him. So despite my wounds, I had come out to help him. I
wasn't much help; I had passed out.
Zack smiles and closes his eyes. I shake him lightly. "Zack... ZACK!" He doesn't
stir.Cloud screams at the sky as rain pours down. I lie down and press my face into
his side. "No you can't be gone. Zack... wake up. No wake me up. This is a
nightmare." I whisper so that Cloud can't hear me. There's no way I can be weak. I
have to make it seem like I'm strong. That might make Cloud stronger, too.
*Age and Zack became best friends and considered themselves siblings
**Zack saved Age from a bullet. He jumped in front of her and the bullet bounced
off one of his dog tags, leaving a mark. This sealed their friendship.