He stumbled and held a hand to the gash, seeing blood seep between his fingers. Cloud raised his other hand up to stop Sarah, “I’ll be fine…” He sighed. He’d done it again. Transformed… this was becoming a real problem. “…Did I hurt anyone?”
Once Sarah had got the blanket and came back, she covered him and looked at Yuffie who had a slight blush on her cheeks. “You were a tad close to doing something you’d probably regret. I think Tifa may be traumatized a little. Oh Tifa!” Sarah stood up and went to the door to go outside. “Tifa Cloud’s fine now! We don’t need help!”
Cloud stood up though he still favoured his leg, pulling the blanket tightly around himself. “….I need to find a cure for this. It’s unacceptable.” He shook his head, “My behaviour…”
Yuffie’s eye twitched, “Cloud. That was fucked up. Not ‘unacceptable’! That was pure what the fuckery!” She threw her hands up and then shook her head.
At Sarah’s call Tifa hurried back around, “I already called them. I think… It might be a good idea if they come…”
Cloud tensed when he saw Tifa, “I’m…so sorry.” He did not approach her.
Tifa stood there silently for a moment, still probably trying to take everything in. “…um…Hey you know it’s alright now, right? Nothing happened, that’s good. Plus the situation was kinda out of everyone’s control.” Sarah said, trying to get everyone on good terms. It could have been worse. There could be more werecobo children on the way. Glancing at Cloud, Sarah could tell he was ashamed at letting everything happen.
Cloud gave a sigh and shook his head. If this kept happening… Something needed to be done about this. “I can’t let this control me…” He paused and then glanced at Tifa. “Who did you contact?” He felt a strange familiar dread wasn’t sure why.
Tifa slowly spread her hands, “Well they were the closest and they’re probably able to take care of something like this if anyone can. I manged to contact Tseng. He’s gonna send some one out… mean while…” She looked to Yuffie. “I think it might be a good idea if you take Denzel and go back to Edge. Then you can co-ordinate anything that needs doing there.” Yuffie gave a nod and went back inside to get Denzel. Then Tifa looked at Cloud and Tifa, “I didn’t know what else to do.”
Watching everyone interact with each other made Sarah feel…left out. Their bonds together obviously showed and she didn’t have those same bonds. Feeling the need to give everyone some space, she walked over to the nearest wall and leaned against it, holding Valerie a little closer as she stirred from her nap once more. Soon, Yuffie and Denzel left, leaving just Cloud, Tifa, and herself here alone for the time being. Valerie looked up at her mother with droopy eyes. A small coo came out of her and she stretched out her little arms.
It wasn’t long before the sound of a distant chopper were heard, it circled over head and Tifa ran out with a wave, directing them to a place they could land. Cloud hunched his shoulders and gave a sigh. Why. Them. Why did she have to call them? He had no dignity right now… He glanced over to Sarah and then slowly walked over, “Are you okay?” He whispered.
From the landed chopper stepped two excellently suited gentlemen. “How about ten gil on Cloud finally cracking his coconut?” The red-head looked to his taller partner.
The sound of the helicopter made Sarah jump a little and shake nervously. More new people….great. At Cloud’s question, she nodded and looked back down at Valerie who was currently reaching out to her father to be held by him. Right then, the two suited men walked in. Sarah tilted her head slightly at the redhead’s comment while the man wearing sunglasses just stood there silently “…..”. They looked like an interesting pair alright…how were they going to help though?
Tifa walked over to join Cloud and Sarah. The blanket clad man gave a heavy sigh. “I don’t see how you two can possibly help.” He took Valerie in his arms and held her close.
Reno pushed his goggles up his face, “Tseng said Tifa called in,” He nodded to the dark haired woman, “That there was some kinda issue… Please let this not be some kinda crack domestic thing? You two ladies arn’t fighting over blondie boy are ya?” He said, as if that would be the most wack thing ever.
“No!” Tifa and Sarah said at the same time. There was a small awkward pause before Tifa spoke, “There’s…an issue with Cloud.” Sarah watched Tifa as she spoke and then eyed the men as they looked back at them slightly confused. “……issue?” Rude replied in a flat tone. How were they suppose to explain all that’s happened? And more importantly….why are the men not interested in the fact that you could clearly tell Cloud had no clothes on besides the blanket? Was this something normal for them to see or something?
Cloud rubbed his face with his hand and gave a sigh…… “I have apparently been infected with two… different curses. One transforms me into a… werecobo… and the other into a werecat creature. Both make me act very unnaturally.” To put it utterly simple.
Reno fixed Cloud with a blank look. Then the corner of his mouth twitched. “Wait wait wait…” He threw his hands up, “So you are turning into a chocobo…” He completely ignored the rest of what Cloud said and cracked up laughing.
Cloud’s glare was murderous.