Chapter One: A Light to Guide Me


Nightshroud: I'm back for another fic! While AxelxLarxene is my favorite couple, I do love the LeonxAerith couple, and I've decided to do a fic for them. This takes place right after Cloud and Sephiroth's fight in KH2.
Leon wandered down Ravine Trail, his trusty gunblade on his shoulder as he searched high and low for her.

"Where did Aerith get to?"

Cloud had stopped in Radiant Garden. He was after Sephiroth, and apparently he thought the embodiment of his darkness was nearby. Then Tifa had arrived, looking in every nook and cranny for him. When Aerith had seen her run towards the Dark Depths, she knew that Cloud had found Sephiroth. Leon didn't want to let Aerith follow, but he knew she needed to. He loved her, but he had to let her go to another. Now hours had passed, and he hadn't seen a trace of her. He was beginning to worry and feel guilty for letting her go into the dangerous area. So, he had volunteered to look for her, and there he was.

He finally emerged from the crystalline tunnel and looked around. It was the Dark Depths, the end of the line. He was just about to turn around when he caught sight of her. She was standing at the edge looking over Villain's Vale. She stood unmoving, letting the cool breeze blow through her hair. He walked over to her, and said, "Aerith?"

She didn't move, but replied quietly, "Cloud found his light."

Leon didn't understand, until she continued. "Cloud realized that Tifa's his light, not me."

She turned to look at him, and he could see the tears swelling in her eyes. She hugged him and let her tears spill out, releasing all her pent-up emotions. Leon, who normally tried to avoid these sorts of situations, did the only noble thing her could think of and wrapped his arms protectively around her. Feeling his warmth helped her to calm down, and she stood quietly, her head resting on his chest.

"I'm sorry," she said softly.

He smiled and shook his head. "Don't worry about it."

There was a moment's silence, then he said queitly, "Aerith, you may not be Cloud's, but you'll always be my light."


Nightshroud: I hope you liked the first chapter! Yay AerithxLeon fluff! Cloud so does not deserve her, or even Tifa for that matter. But anyway, please review and let me know what you think. I'll update very soon. Thanks!