Aeris ran

Aeris ran…

She didn't care where she was going…

Blinded by tears, she ran frantically up the Nibelheim Mountains…

She ran to the cliff…the cliff where he promised…

She looked to the scenery, which overlay a green field…

She looked down…

The cliff was almost 3000 feet.

Might as well…leave…

Tears flowed…

I have to die…to make him happy…

He's with Tifa…

He doesn't want me…

The wind blew through her hair…

This is my final…final…farewell…

She looked to the stars…

Tifa…Take care of him for me…

Barret…try not to swear so much in front of Marlene….it's bad for her…

Cid…you too…tell Shera how you feel…

Nanaki…you'll grow up to be a powerful fighter…protect the canyon and the people you love…

Cait Sith…Try to be better in your fortune telling…Practice makes Perfect…

Yuffie…You try to steal materia so much…but try to buy your own sometime…you'll grow up a smart, beautiful young woman…

Vincent…I know how it feels now…to have your heart break…Take care Vincent…

I love you all…

Cloud…I'm sorry for all the pain I've caused you…I love you…

She closed her eyes and stepped closer to the cliff's edge…

Farewell…

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Cloud scampered up the Nibel Mountains….

I can't lose her again…

He reached the cliff where he made his promise…

Aeris…?

She was stepping towards the cliff…her intentions totally clear…

"NOOOO! AERIS DON'T!" Cloud screamed.

"Cloud…I'm sorry…" Aeris whispered.

"Why…?" Cloud said his voice breaking…

"Cloud…you're so lucky…you know what love is…you have love…I don't have anything…Go…be with Tifa…" Aeris whispered, her back to Cloud…

"Aeris…don't go…" Cloud whispered….

"Aeris I can't lose you again…please…"Cloud screamed desperately…

I love you…

Aeris shook her head…

"Goodbye Cloud…I love you" she whispered. Tears streamed down her face…

Her heart ached…

She took a step forward towards the edge of the cliff and jumped…

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"AERIS! NOOO!" Cloud screamed.

He lunged to the edge of the cliff…

He swooped his hand down trying to catch her…

And got nothing but air…

He tried again…

Air swooped through his hand…

She loves me…

Aeris you can't leave me again…I can't live without you…I love you…

You can't die!

He swooped his hand one more time…

He caught a slender arm…

He pulled her up towards him…

She squirmed…

"CLOUD…Let me go! There's nothing here…for me…" Aeris screamed in pain…

"You're wrong…" Cloud shouted in her face…

She turned her head towards him…

"There would be nothing here for me…if you weren't here to share life with me…I love you Aeris…I don't want to lose you again…" Cloud whispered…

These were the words he held in his heart…

The way he felt…

Aeris' eyes brimmed up with tears…

"What about Tifa…?"

"I love you…and only you…Tifa's my best friend…I'm sorry about what you saw…I thought you would've wanted us together…when you were gone…but my heart has always loved you…"

Cloud pulled her out of harm's way from the cliff and drew her close holding her in a tight embrace…

He never wanted to let her go…ever…never again…

He held her and caressed her hair…

She cried happy tears…into his shoulder…

He loves me…

Cloud parted his embrace and gazed into her emerald green eyes, still brimming with tears…

He gently wiped her tears away, as she smiled…

The stars glowed above them magnifying their faces….

Lifestream burst from the ground wrapping the two in a blanket of energy… in a sparkling curtain of gentle glowing holy…

Cloud tilted her chin up towards his…

She stared into his sapphire eyes…

I'm finally…happy…

Their lips met in a loving kiss…

…one that they had yearned to feel for so very long…

The kiss became deeper…

Cloud's blood ran hot as he tingled with her touch…

She sighed with happiness…

They parted…

"You kept your promise…" Aeris murmered…staring into his beautiful eyes…the colour of the sea itself…

"Hey…I'm your bodyguard…" Cloud smiled…

She smiled…

And they kissed again…both under each other's spell…underneath the starry night…

Author's note…

I do not own any of the Squaresoft characters.

This is my fifth fic…this one is one of my personal faves but you judge that one.

Please Review I'd like to know if my writing is worthwhile.

Thanks everyone!