I have to go now.

Please stay with me more.

But I have to save someone.

Another day please just another day. I missed you for so long.

I- I was supposed to save someone... I know I was.

I can't live without you.

I'll stay... for another day. I need to think over what I'm supposed to do

"C-cloud?" a woman's peaceful voice rings softly in his ears. "Cloud, is that you?"

He opens his eyes only to find his vision blurred. "Wh-Who are you?" He asks as he rubs his eyes to remove the blur like one would remove a written mistake, but before she can answer back, his eyes open and fall focused on the woman he thought he wouldn't be able to see for a long time. "AERIS!"

She smiled faintly as if happy with the reunion but sad due to circumstances. "Hello Cloud. I'm... happy to see you again."

"What's wrong?" He realizes he's in a dark and putrid world, flames bursting out of pipes that point in all directions, sheer humidity and heat felt rippling at ones skin. Loud crashes of metal hitting against other metal audibly heard through all the dark sewer like tunnels. Occasionally if you stare long enough you can see something moving in one direction or another, but it's better left unnoticed. He then repeats after the moments he spent taking in the surroundings.

"Cloud, I don't know what's going on but you're not supposed to be here." She says closing her eyes hiding away a tear.

"Here? Where's here? I-I don't understand what you're saying." He gets up and corrects his black tank, and wipes of some of the dirt and grime on his black faded jeans.

"Cloud, I don't know how to tell you, but... you're... you're in the underworld."

"What do you mean underworld? I'm dead!?!" He says attempting to hold composure, but can't manage to hide the fact that his heart is beating beyond the speed limit of any other heart.

"No, you're not dead, but... you're not alive either." She says as a soft tear runs down her cheek.

"How can that possibly work?"

"You don't exist... you're... a chrono-knight now."

"What the fuck is a chrono-knight!?" he shovels out of his mouth in disbelief. His mind racing laps around his entire being.

"A chrono-knight cloud... you can only become one when you serve an immortal, you alone have the power to destroy another immortal. You and any other chrono-knight... but you can still be destroyed by any means possible. I don't understand how and why he came after you, but he did." Aeris pulls a piece of cloth and excuses herself.

"No it's ok, why?" he watches her spit into the piece of cloth, and she uses the cloth to wipe off the smudges of dirt on his face. "My mother used to do this to me... I always hated it."

"So why do you let me?" She continues her small but caring task while avoiding his eyes, but he just stays quiet and shrugs. "There, you look just as cute as always." She turns around cheerily. "Ok I'm going to go with you."

"What? Wait!? I don't understand what's going on but you're not coming with me. It's too dangerous." He tries to convince her, but honestly he wants her around.

"Cloud, you don't even know what's going on, and you don't even know if its dangerous, either way you can't convince me otherwise... without me you'll just walk around aimlessly." She grabs her pink backpack and straps it on.

"Won't I need a backpack too?" suddenly a backpack appears out of nowhere and drops on his head. "Ow!" Then he clears his throat. "Err I mean how... how do... how come you're here?"

"I'm always watching cloud."

He stares at her dumbfounded with what next to say.

"Master did you expect the girl to come to his aide?" said the man in the leather armor with long flowing brown hair.

"Of course Victor, do you think me a mortal... such as yourself? No dear no Victor, I only influence the situation more. That is all you need to know, stop pestering me with you foolish questions."

"Master would you like me to do anything?" He pushes off the wall. "Anything requiring my expertise?" Placing his hands behind his back, the crest on his leather armor glinting his family's sign of power, the armor covers all of his chest, back and abdomen. The leather greaves, and leather boots protecting his legs.

"When I want you to do something for me, I shall ask you fool. Begone, go rid yourself with another tart."

"If you wish master." Smirking at the thought of engaging into another woman, he turns around and walks towards the hall.

"So what is it I umm... do?" Cloud asks. Walking beside the creepy corridors of the underworld, trying to ignore the surroundings, as well as the feeling of something always watching them, he continues to try to converse with her.

"You make beings fall from time."


"You erase mortals, immortals anything... from time itself. You place them in a void." She continues forward, with her hair swaying in movement.

Cloud can't remember how often he thought about seeing her. How often he dreamt of her. How often he wished himself dead, but now... what about now?

"Cloud what are you thinking about?"

The spikey haired warrior realized he wasn't walking and Aeris was facing him. "Oh... sorry. No... nothing. Don't worry about it."

"Cloud... I missed you too." She leapt forward and embraced the man she always missed for so long.

"I..." He placed one arm around her.