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Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII, its characters, and settings are all property of Square Enix so I can take no credit nor claim any ownership of that. I do take some credit for the story’s plot.
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*******MAJOR CONTENT WARNING*******
Consistent and sustained graphic descriptions and mentions of rape/ sexual assault, sexual slavery/bondage, slavery, human trafficking, physical abuse, graphic descriptions of violence, mental abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, body shaming, starvation, torture, forced pregnancy, forced childbirth, miscarriage, forced miscarriage, abortion, and other potential disturbing and triggering topics.
Author’s Note: This chapter is…awkward lol. I’m not really sure how else to put it. I considered doing a less explicit version for people who might feel squeamish about some of the things that happen, but then I just shrugged and figured I’d put a note at the start. Without giving too much away imagine feeling guilty about something you can’t control and then feeling even guiltier when you attempt to do something about it, but then to make matters worse, no matter what you do or how often you do it, it doesn’t help either the guilt or the issue. It’s hilariously tragic, and this chapter isn’t even the most graphic. Oh, and the name of the chapter? Totally inspired by the GOT Shame Bell. You should download the app if you have the ability. It’s quite entertaining.
Sephiroth’s solution to an ongoing problem only gives the general more guilt.
Winter brought bottomless cold without mercy as snow turned the sands purer white. Both sky and earth were equally colored, and even the sea rolled that grey. It never froze, as icicles twinkled on their veranda’s overhang. Aeris would watch in awe by the window, sipping hot chocolate to augment her warmth. The promise of Heaven never faded and its Gate was never cold. She could wear what she wished without threat of chill. Even bare floors gave heat to her soles. So often, she forewent shoes or slippers. Fluttering around the estate barefoot in her briefest dresses and skirts.
The Cetra continued to reclaim flesh that would always bear its scars, but she looked less and less fearful to view. Biting her lip, she’d slide up her top, and trace the thick lines herself. Tears would still sting at the memory of how such ravage had come, but gentlest kisses and soft silver’s spill reminded her where she was.