Zack, Cloud, and AerisSetting:
Midgar (or wherever else)Rating:
I have no idea. :DDDDDD Worksafe, unless something happens?Status:
'Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on meeeee! These little chiiilllldren are asking you: please coooome out so we can plaaay with yooouuu. Mr. Sun --
' Shrieking as his song was interrupted, a small child was ushered out of the church.
"Please make that noise elsewhere," the flower girl pleaded with a gentle smile that betrayed her frustration. Other children such as this one had been plaguing her for hours, and she was beginning to think that someone had deliberately told the entire youthful population of Midgar to go play in the church. "Mr. Sun can't come out to play with you now, because he's hiding behind the clouds. Please go home. The flowers are tired, and they can't sleep if you're making noise," she called to the small boy as he turned to come back inside. He made a funny face, but he left just the same, and Aeris breathed an audible sigh of relief.
She turned to resume her earlier preparations, straightening a few bent flowers and dusting off a few benches with her gardening gloves. She brushed herself off (gray dust was easily visible on a white dress) and looked around. There wasn't much more she could do to tidy up; she was attempting to straighten an abandoned church
, for Shiva's sake.
All for a good reason. She was expecting guests. Well, to her discredit, she had been expecting guests for a while now. Each day she would dust off a patch of the floor or nurse a few flowers in anticipation of being visited, though she knew full well that Zack was a busy person these days (he always was). Whenever he finally did
get around to visiting, though, she wanted to make sure no one suffocated on excess dust, so she kept the church mostly clean.
She had set up a small place for herself and her visitor(s) on part of the wooden floor using a checkered picnic blanket, atop which rested a plain tea kettle, six cups, and a basket with a few simple foods she had brought from home. (She hoped the bread wasn't too stale...she had been bringing the same basket each day for almost a week now.) She supposed they could sit on the benches if the floor was too uncomfortable, but it was a poor place to eat if one had to use his/her lap to keep the food. I should consider dragging a table over here
, she thought absently.
Truthfully, Aeris wasn't only hoping her boyfriend would show up. She was hoping he would bring his little blond shadow (as she oh-so-affectionately dubbed Cloud) along with him. She was dying to meet the boy, and she was also eager to see how the two of them acted together in person. (Maybe, if she was lucky, they might go so far as to make out in front of her. She tried to ignore the flutter in her chest at the thought.) Aeris wasn't jealous of Cloud in the least; if anything, she was even happier
now that Zack had both a boyfriend and
a girlfriend. Who was who, Aeris left up to Zack to decide. "I'm only joking," she told the flowers. "I know I'm not a boy." She prodded a leaf with her index finger. "Oh, and Cloud's not a girl. So far as I know." She giggled and poked the flower again. "I'm kidding! Don't give me that look." She stood up and moved to another patch of flowers, humming to herself and considering the possibilities of what might happen if both boys came to visit.
Besides, if she wanted time alone with her boyfriend -- Their
boyfriend? -- all she had to do was slip some aloe ferox into the blond boy's tea and let the power of highly-effective laxatives do the rest. Instant privacy.