when all is said and done, all Internet Lucrecia can do is insist that nothing really happened the way she intended, and that she’s sorry for hurting Vincent so much, but she’s ultimately glad he survived

it’s about as genuine and “real” as Dirge of Cerberus ever gets, and like much of the Lucrecia/Vincent dynamic, i’m just not sure how to feel about it. it’s true that he escaped what should have been certain death, but given the kind of life he was being thrust into, i have to wonder if Lucrecia would have been making the kinder choice in just letting him die. it most certainly would have been safer- it was Lucrecia’s theories on Chaos that ultimately saved Vincent’s life, and if the expanded universe of FFVII has a common theme, it’s that the Planet should not be fucked with, no matter your intentions- there was no way forcibly bonding a human being with an avatar of the Planet’s will was going to end well. of course, she couldn’t have reasonably known just how bad it would get at the time, and if she had, i’d like to believe that foreknowledge would have stopped her

but who knows, the track record for Shinra scientists is not at all good. “it’s clearly a bad idea but we gotta do it anyway and see what happens” is like the whole Science Department’s motto. i’m convinced they hire based on how outlandish a prospective scientist is willing to get


Final Fantasy 7


“I have twenty-three tiny wishes, but you probably won’t remember them all, so I put them all together into one…

                                                      …I’d like to spend more time with you.”