Chapter 08

Chapter 08: Budding Bodyguard
Icon Exclamation.png Second Chance Meeting
Cloud becomes Aerith's bodyguard and fends off the Turk who attacks them. As he's about to finish him off, the ghostly beings from Sector 8 appear before them.
Icon Exclamation.png Escape from the Church
The Turk withdraws from the church, and the strange beings disappear. Puzzled but determined to keep moving, Cloud and Aerith make their way outside through the attic.
Icon Checkmark.png Rescue Aerith
Cloud and Aerith find each other, and together, they head for the attic.
Icon Checkmark.png To the Attic
They reach the attic and head toward the exit to escape the Turk.
Icon Exclamation.png Head for the Station
Cloud and Aerith arrive at the Sector 5 station. The trains aren't moving due to the destruction of the reactor.
Icon Exclamation.png The Station
Cloud and Aerith spot another Turk. To avoid him, they take a detour and make for the Sector 5 slums.
Icon Exclamation.png Through the Backstreets
The two arrive in the Sector 5 slums to see residents gathered by the monitor located in the middle of the town.
Icon Checkmark.png Avoid the Turk
Cloud and Aerith make their way through the scrapyard, dealing with any fiends that appear.
Icon Checkmark.png Around the Gate
Cloud opens the gate from the other side, allowing Aerith to follow him through the backstreets.
Icon Exclamation.png Discovery: The Gate Won’t Open
Icon Exclamation.png Sector 5 Slums Monitor
Cloud watches the news segment and learns that the members of Avalanche are safe. Relieved, he and Aerith continue through the slums.
Icon Exclamation.png To Aerith’s House
Cloud takes Aerith home. Once there, Aerith insists on going with him to Sector 7.
Icon Exclamation.png Leaf House Delivery
Oates finds Aerith and asks for her help. Cloud and Aerith follow him to the secret hideout.
Icon Exclamation.png Danger in the Hideout
Cloud defeats the monsters and rescues the children, who stare at him in awe. They all return to the secret hideout together.
Icon Exclamation.png Escort the Children
A man in a black robe wanders into the hideout. As he grabs Cloud's arm, Cloud is plagued with visions and mutters that Sephiroth is alive–a statement that Aerith barely acknowledges.
Icon Exclamation.png Requests for the Mercenary
Rude ambushes the two on the way to Aerith's house, but Cloud drives him away. Upon returning, Cloud speaks with Aerith's mother, Elmyra, who does not take too kindly to him. Cloud has been asked to leave town after nightfall without Aerith.
Icon Exclamation.png The Price of Strength
Aerith ambushes Cloud at the edge of town, intimating she wants to spend more time together. As she walks on ahead toward the Sector 7 slums, Cloud feels his heart skip a beat.
Icon Exclamation.png Discovery: The Language of Flowers
Icon Exclamation.png Discovery: The Gate Won't Open