So there’s one moment in Crisis Core that is unbelievably heartbreaking to me for very subtle reasons, and that’s the moment when Angeal vanishes and Sephiroth immediately declares that he’s betrayed Shinra, despite Zack’s insistence otherwise.
Because Angeal and Genesis where Sephiroth’s only friends. But they had already grown up in each other’s pockets before they’d ever met Sephiroth. So Sephiroth probably always felt a bit like an outsider, and was probably really insecure about the nature of his friendship with each of them versus their relationship with each other. Just little things they got that he didn’t–assumed facts about growing up with a relatively normal family, being country-village kids together, having inside jokes and shared memories from their youth. And not that they ever purposefully excluded Sephiroth–half the time they probably didn’t even notice the gap, or think it was such a big deal. But Sephiroth couldn’t not notice it. It was just another thing that made him different.
So when Genesis left, Sephiroth was probably just waiting for Angeal to leave too, because he’s always picking Genesis over me, because it’s always been the two of them and I was the add-on, because I’ve never been good enough by myself, and then it really does happen, Angeal leaves, and Sephiroth was right and he’s hurt and he’s pissed because he knew it was coming and it hurts anyway, so he takes it all out on Angeal, but it’s not Angeal’s leaving Shinra that Sephiroth cares about. It’s the proof that he really was the third wheel on Ang and Gen’s friendship after all.
trouble halsey // wolves down like silver // red hands walk off the earth // plain sailing weather frank turner // my silver lining first aid kit // born to die lana del rey // first cold war kids // little lion man mumford and sons // say something jasmine thompson // one voice the wailin’ jennies // three tree town ben howard //
knockin’ on heaven’s door raign //
bury it chvrches // never let me go florence + the machine