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"Stars Will Lead You Back to Me"

By: Flower Girl FF7

Yay! I'm back in the FF7 section! By the way…I wrote this fic in the FF8 section called Remember I will always believe in you… if you want to read that check it out. I'm getting no reviews for that. So somebody please look at that.

By the way…Please Review this…I really like to know about my writing abilities…. Thanks!

To some of my other Reviewers…

Sandie if you don't like Aeris/Cloud fics. Geez why do you make a living of dissing fics that don't happen to have the couple you want? You tell me. And OH! How the heck did you come to the conclusion my story was stupid when you didn't get past the first chapter? Are you that mentally retarded you can't read past that? GO FiNaL FaNtAsY BoYz!!!!

To NOOOOOO! I'm sorry that you don't like the Tifa/Zack pairing in my last fic. But I did that cause I thought it was cute. But if you think otherwise that's okay. I don't write Shoenen ai or Yaoi so please don't insult me for that.

Thanks to Yunalesca and Stormguy and Aeris Gainsborough and Mallow64 for inspiring me. You guys are my heroes! YOU ROCK!

This is my fourth fic. Here it is Enjoy!

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Aeris Gainsborough stood on a balcony in Costa del Sol staring at the stars…wishing…hoping…daydreaming…It was one of her favourite pastimes.

I wonder if he loves me…

She was thinking about Cloud Strife…a soldier with a mysterious past. He was a handsome young man of 21 years with the most beautiful blue eyes anyone had ever seen. He never spoke to anyone about himself, his past…who he liked or loved…

That's why he's so hard to figure out…but I've only known him for a while after all…why do I feel this way…

Aeris looked to the starlit sky…hoping to find the answers there…but of course they didn't give her anything…

She sighed.

I love him??? No…that can't be…could it…??

He was so perplexing to her…everything he did was …like he couldn't cry no matter what…what happened to him in his past that made him feel this way…like he was alone…

He's the only one like me…like we have to face the world alone…

Aeris was caught in visions of her past…running from laboratories…getting experimented on…her mother and father dying…

Tears fell from her eyes…

She didn't want anyone to know her past…it was too painful…

Maybe it's the same with Cloud…maybe he doesn't want to talk to anyone about his past because it's too painful…she thought.

She sighed heavily…

Then there's Tifa…his childhood friend…she talks to him all the time…she has normal conversations and she can make him laugh…and smile…and cheer him up when he's down…I can't…because I'm just a flower girl…I could never be that close to him…

That's why I know he'll never love me back…why do I love him after knowing all this?

Aeris knew…

Because I just do…I can't help it…

Aeris stared at the sky once more…a thousand twinkling stars stared back with a gentle glow…

Best friends always made the best couples…and even if he did feel the same for me as much as I want it to be… what about Tifa…she loves him so much…

Aeris cried more tears…she wanted so much…yet she couldn't because her nature wouldn't let her…she didn't want to hurt anybody…ever…

She had always gone through so much pain…and she didn't want to let anyone feel that pain she was going through ever again…

She wanted Cloud…but she couldn't have that either…

Aeris sighed once more and began to sing a soft song to the stars…

Did you ever love somebody?

Nothing else your heart could do…

Did you ever love somebody?

Who never knew…?

"Aeris?"

Aeris spun around. It was Vincent.

"Oh…hi Vincent." Said Aeris.

"What's wrong Aeris?" asked Vincent in concern.

"It's just …never mind."

"You could tell me you know. You should never keep secrets from people. I learned that the hard way." Vincent said with a sorrowful tone…

"It's …about…him…" Aeris said softly.

"Oh…Cloud isn't it?"

"Yes…"Aeris hung her head down…she didn't want to bother anybody about her problems…

"It's ok you know…to tell somebody." Vincent said in a comforting voice.

Aeris looked up in surprise.

"I know how it feels like…it was the same for Lucrecia and me…I loved her so much…and I thought that I could never be with her cause she loved Hojo…so I never told her…but now regrets fill my mind. Don't let that happen to you…"Vincent advised.

"…Thank you Vincent…"Aeris smiled. She had a friend who knew what she was going through.

"So…what do you think I should do??"

"Follow your heart…" Vincent said as he slowly turned away into the night…

Aeris stood staring at the night sky…pondering about Vincent's words…

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Aeris looked down from the balcony, which had a perfect view of the beach. It was midnight to around near dawn as she walked down the inn's steps towards the water…

The beach was deserted.

She sat on the smooth sand and stared off into the ocean…it was a beautiful night and the stars seemed to smile at her…

I'm so lucky to have found all these great friends…those who support me…I just hope they know I support them too.

A night breeze flew through her hair as she closed her eyes…memories flew in her mind…as thoughts of Cloud went through her confusing her again…

She sighed again…She didn't want to keep torturing herself about this...but every time she tried to put him out of her mind he would return…

She gazed at the sunrise…

Somewhere out there…is a place where I can be happy…where I can laugh, smile and have the man of my dreams…

She smiled.

She had hope. She looked to the stars as she smiled.

Everyone saw her as…the beacon of hope. The sunlight in the darkness.

None the less…the truth was right now…she had hope for herself right now…

…And without thinking of anything else but Cloud, she fell asleep there on the beach.

Suddenly a figure in black swooped Aeris up and carried her away…