I can’t be the only one who listens to this song from time to time. This has got to be one of the most iconic melodies throughout any Final Fantasy fan’s life. Whenever I hear this song it sounds like complete bliss to my ears. I remember my first run through FF7 I didn’t keep Aeirs in my party at all. That’s when I was probably about 6 years old. Hell, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I was just going around kickin’ monsters butts, I didn’t even know what I story line was haha.
Fast forward to age 14 when I actually had some competency to know what was going on throughout the entire game. This time I had kept Aeirs in my party just to see how useful she was. Still didn’t really find her any good to me but I progressed through the game with her in my party at all times anyways. Lets jump forward a little more through game hours, lets land at the temple of the ancients, where I had no clue that those would’ve been my last moments with the flower girl from the slums.
Aeirs is gone. Aeirs will no longer talk, no longer laugh, cry …. or get angry.”
I remember this was the first game I actually cried some manly tears to. The death scene made me breathless. I’ll never forget the rage that grew inside me as Sephiroth pierced his masmune into her. I’ll never forget how much I felt for Cloud as the dialogue continued after. This girl, who I had no clue at the time held such a significant role in the story, would be put to rest for good. But come relive this theme with me. Listen to it when you’re feeling out of place and it’ll get you back on track, that’s what I do at least.
Do you remember how you felt when this famous death scene happened? If so, how was it for you? Be sure to leave a comment!