The Broken Rose Page
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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: I’m sorry for this chapter’s length. I usually try to keep them around 15-20 pages, but there was just no good place to cut this. Hopefully, it flows well, and you don’t feel overwhelmed. Thanks ♥
Sephiroth’s lies finally catch up to him for he cannot hide from an Ancient’s dreams.
A fan art of Sephiroth and Aeris/Aerith. Sephiroth is kneeling in front of her with his arm around her waist and his head right below her breast. His face is buried in her stomach and his eyes are closed. Aeris has her hand on the top of his head, and she’s looking down at him with a compassionate expression and slight smile, while his one black wing stretches off into the top left and out of frame. The words “Chapter 23 Written in Her Skin” sit in the top middle. They are pink.
It was another dark eve when the snows fell hard, burying the shore in white. Their veranda and stairs were wholly covered, and the Whispers slept in the weft of cold tears. But inside the Gate was cozy and warm as ever and always it’d be. The little Cetra slumbered in peace upon her protector’s lap. Up in his office where snow brightened darkness, but emerald eyes cut through it more. His screen dually dulled as he did mundane work, and he smiled as he rubbed tiny fingers.
In the midst of strange dreams, she’d squeeze his great hands and his heart hurt to his murmured name. She wore a white dress. It was her preferred color, the general had come to know. This one’s bow was in the front, starting beneath her breast. It fell just above where the skirt did end, and the straps were as thin as her fingers. Sheer over silk and whiter than winter to complement smooth, rosy skin. Sephiroth thought it more than fitting. She was purity eternal. Aeris might bite her lip to deny, but he would hear none of it.
“What happened to you was never your fault. It changes no ounce of your innocence. There is no act you could perform to sully that perfect state, and such filth cannot taint you. What one does to another reflects on the actor…never the victim, my rose.” The general bowed his head afterwards, but Aeris kissed him with tears in her eyes.