thezackman: (...)
Zack Fair ([personal profile] thezackman) wrote2007-11-10 10:02 pm

[RL - PHS call to Tifa]

[has left Aeris sleeping while he sits on the end of the bed, dialing Tifa's number on his PHS]

[one ring. two rings.]

[identity profile] 2007-11-11 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
[ugh woken up by PHS! hey wait, is that Zack's number? picking up now-!!] H-hello? Zack?
the_zackman: (project G...)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-11 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, Tifs. [voice is quiet, doesn't want to wake Aeris up] Sorry for calling so late.

[identity profile] 2007-11-11 06:09 am (UTC)(link)
It's fine, is everything okay? Where have you been!? [realizes she's probably being annoying, oops] ...Sorry, I just... I haven't heard from you, or from Cloud, or... anyone! in so long...
the_zackman: (quietly breaking)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-11 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
We're . . . okay. [realizes how much of a lie that is, moving on quickly] Did you get hit by the virus too?

[identity profile] 2007-11-11 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I--[realizes he's hiding something]...Zack.
the_zackman: (quietly breaking)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-11 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
[big pause]

Rufus was hit. And he got ahold of us.

[identity profile] 2007-11-12 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
...Oh, Zack... I'm so sorry.
the_zackman: (stoic)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
Aeris is in bad shape. I have to stay with her. But Cloud . . .

[another big pause]

Cloud took off.

[identity profile] 2007-11-12 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
...Of course. Things go wrong, Cloud takes off.
the_zackman: (project G...)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
C'mon, Tifa. I don't really blame him.

[identity profile] 2007-11-12 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
You never blame him. Ever. No one does.
the_zackman: (quietly breaking)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
You can't blame him for this. Not after what's happened.

[identity profile] 2007-11-12 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
I don't blame him for this.
the_zackman: (and sometimes it's so hard)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
[even bigger pause]

Are Marlene and Denzel still there?
the_zackman: (quietly breaking)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
. . . I can't go out after him until Aeris is okay.

[identity profile] 2007-11-12 06:09 am (UTC)(link)
...I'll leave the kids with Barret?
the_zackman: (remembering the days (rain))

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
You can leave them here, if you want. They'll probably help keep Aeris' mind off of things.

[identity profile] 2007-11-12 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
Alright, I'll bring them by. ♥
the_zackman: (Memories .)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks, Tifa. Good luck.
the_zackman: (project G...)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
Ich werde reden mit Ihnen später, alle rechte?

(("I'll talk to you later, okay?"))
the_zackman: (...)

[personal profile] the_zackman 2007-11-12 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Bis bald.

[hangs up. stares blindly at the phone for a few minutes, then glances at Aeris to make sure she's still asleep before getting up to make the extra room ready for Marlene and Denzel]