someone help the poor kid
Imagine this AU: No one dies/Everyone lives (except a few who are better off dead, like Hojo), but every time someone fucked up in the mind is defeated, Cloud drops by and sends their asses to professional help. Seph being batshit crazy? Psychologist. Genesis and Angeal degradation affect the mind? Therapist. The Remnants? The Tsviets? Cloud and his friends by the end of it all? Someone get them professional help. So much could have been avoided if more attention was spent on mental health.