And it was all a lie, but they were rather content with that. (Tseng/Aerith)
Because she always liked the rain. Even with her passing.
It is guilt repeating. Over and over; again and again.
He got the hint. She practically pummeled that point home. But really, when Rufus Shinra sets his mind to something... can anyone stop him? Post Advent Children timeline.
"You've dealt with SOLDIERs before, right Tseng?" On the roof of a slum's church, one brief conversation between Aerith and Tseng. Some things are better left unsaid.
Because "truthfully, Tseng would follow him anywhere. Even here with weather so inclement." (Rufus/Tseng)
"But he didn't seem ill..." (Tseng/Rufus; Pre-AC - When the news broke.)
...Words that were meant to chastise, sting. 'There are no parents that don't wish their children happiness.' (Rufus-centric; follows BC canon)
Some days he can still remember; a past seen in the vivid technicolor of a flashback sequence. (Tseng and Aerith, pregame.)
Rufus Shinra. His father. And the everlooming concept of fear and power. Three events. Three connected pseudo-drabbles.
...when your best friend lies in a hospital bed, half dead and doped up on morphine, a little insignificant thing like the flavor of your alcohol isn't top priority.
Someone has to keep in control when their world goes topsy-turvy and President Rufus Shinra is tripping over his own two feet like some slum's vagabond.
"When you are near, you must make the enemy believe that you are far away and when far away, make him believe you are near. You are a bit too slow, but you have spirit." -- Even Turks have to star...