Mideel - Finding Cloud

Searching Mideel

Finding Cloud

Shinra's Huge Materia Plan

A New Leader


Tifa leads the way into Mideel.

Old Man at Entrance
Ahoy! Hey ain't you a beaut. This here's Mideel. It's a quiet little Hot Springs town.
Just the perfect place for old folks like us to live out our lives.
I hear that things ain't so peaceful on the outside. But here it's still nice and quiet.

In the Item Shop, a woman is running around frantically, followed by a baby white chocobo.

Shopper
But anyhow, that overgrown moon is going to fall down on us isn't it?
This's no joke! We've got to start stocking up on supplies before they're all gone!
Outta the way! Hey, move it, move it!

If Tifa is carrying Mimett Greens, she can talk to the chocobo.

Tifa
What is it? You're being awful friendly all of a sudden.
Oh, so that's it. You want the Samolen Greens... don't you?
- Give it some Samolen Greens
- Don't give it any

Give it some Samolen Greens

Tifa
Well, okay. Here, go ahead and eat.

The chocobo looks like it enjoyed eating the Greens.

If the party hasn't obtained the chocobo's materia...

Tifa
hee hee... how cute! I just want to tickle him.
- Tickle his feet
- Tickle his stomach
- Tickle his neck
- Tickle his belly button
- Tickle behind his ears
- Tickle under his arms

Tickle his feet

The chocobo looks like it loves that.

Tickle his stomach

The chocobo looks a little ticklish.

Tickle his neck

The chocobo looks a little angry.

Tifa
Oh, you scared me...! I thought you were dead!

Tickle his belly button

The chocobo looks a little shy.

Tickle behind his ears

Received Materia from the Chocobo!

Tickle under his arms

The chocobo looks bored.

If the party already obtained the chocobo's materia...

Dined and dashed.

Don't give it any

Tifa
Sorry, little guy. I can't give you any.

Shopkeeper
Welcome! We always welcome cash! Now, about where you want to go...
I'm afraid other customers have already booked it up. There's nothing left.
......just kidding! Just a little joke. Now what can I do for you?
Thank you! Come again!

Girl in Blue Outside
Gather 'round, gather 'round, this is a bargain!!
We've got the best armor and weapons, the likes of which you won't find anywhere else.
But it's first come first served, so get yours now!
Step right up! You there, don't just stand around outside.
Go on in! Come on! Don't be shy, step right up!
I'll never know why he wanted to open a store in a dead town like this. What's up with him......? ...sigh......

On the upper platform at the far left...

Man
Everything must come to an end. And someday it's gonna be your turn. Even the world's gotta end sometime.
Everybody leaves at one time or another. And everyone gets left also. That's just fate...
It's sad, but there's nothing that can be done about it. So that's why I'm prayin' like this for all of you.

Or, after obtaining materia from the white chocobo:

That kid got a green stone from that Chocobo! I'm so jealous.

As she walks past him, there is a clinking noise.

Tifa
Huh......? What could that be?
There's something stuck deep inside that looks like a key... It's hard to get out.
Well, I'll just let it go for now......

In the Weapons Shop...

Shopper
You again! You aren't here hoarding up goods too are you?
Don't reach in front of me! Everything in this store is mine!
I've got money to burn! I've been saving it like mad just for a time like this!
C'mon, outta the way! Move, will you? Move!

Shopkeeper
Welcome to the charity store, a store of love and courage! What can I get you today?
Thank you very much! Please come again.

In the back of the store is a door. Tifa knocks on it.

Tifa
No good... I wonder if it's locked?

She returns to the key.

Tifa
I wonder if there isn't some way to get this outta here...?
If I just move this...... And push that...... Okay! I got it out!

Or, if she didn't notice the key earlier:

There's something stuck deep inside that looks like an old key...

Received a "Beat-up Useless Old Key"!

Inside the nearby house...

Woman
You say you don't know when the stars are gonna fall outta the sky? Is that for real?
I still don't believe it! How could this be happen?

Old Man
Ancient Weapon? End of the world? I don't know nothing about that! I'm gonna live to be a hundred!
There's tons of stuff I still gotta do! This's just the beginning.
And what have Shinra and SOLDIER done about it? Tell me! They're a waste!!

Girl
Actually, I'm a beautiful maid. I just work here in the accessory store part-time.
Everything here can compare with the best goods anywhere. So, how about one?
Thank you. Stop by again.

Back to the Weapons Shop, Tifa again inspects the door...

Tifa
Oh yeah, shall I try that old beat up key?
- Use the beat up old key!
- Forget it

Use the beat up old key!

Okay, this is it.
hmm. Huh...? This is pretty tight...
Eyaaah...!?
Oh no! ......it broke. Now I can't get it out...

Shopkeeper
Is something wrong......?

Tifa
Ulp!?
Huh? Uh, no......
What am I gonna do......?
- Lie your butt off!
- Tell them the truth!

Lie your butt off!

Nothing! I was just thinking how nice that door was, that's all.

Shopkeeper
Oh... why, thank you very much.

Tifa
Whew... that was close. But that was kind of bad...

Tifa looks at the door.

...... The key's broken off inside, and I can't get to it...
...... I don't know anything about it.

Tell them the truth!

I'm... sorry! I forced the key and it broke!

Shopkeeper
Huh? Key? You mean the one to that door?

Tifa nods.

Shopkeeper
Hah, hah, hah! That's a good one!

Tifa
???

Shopkeeper
Of course there's no key. It's a wall. We just painted a door on it.

Tifa
What!? It's not a real door?

Shopkeeper
That's right. We drew it on there to make it feel like you could pass through it to another world.
Sorry to have surprised you. It's not much of an apology, but please take this.

Tifa
Really? Thank you.

Tifa and the others received "Cursed Ring"!

Shopkeeper
If possible, we're hoping to pass through a dream door like that one into another world
I got the feeling that you all might be able to make my dreams come true in my place. Weird, isn't it?

Forget it

I'd better not. It doesn't look like it even fits.

Woman
Huh? Never seen you here before. You from outta town? How're things on the outside?
Between the earthquakes and Meteor...... It just might be the end of the world like everyone's been sayin'...
Oh, how depressing! What a miserable world this is......

In the Materia shop...

Shopper
Ohh...... there's not much time left!! You never know when that moon is gonna come crashing down!!
When it all comes down to it, this world's about money and material things!
If you got 'em, you can get by whenever, wherever!
Gotta buy!! Gotta buy, buy, buy!! I'm gonna shop till I drop!!

Shopkeeper
Ah, welcome to you! What I get you to-day?
Thank very much! You come 'gain.

Outside, Tifa comes across a lone dog.

Tifa
What's the matter? Are you all alone?

She kneels down in front of it as it whines.

You got lost didn't you? Separated from someone you love......? Silly thing...

Bald Man
......guess it's been about a week now since he washed up here on the shore... Poor pokey-headed young thing...

Old Man
It was really sad...... but weird. he was holding this really long sword.
I dunno. The whole thing feels unlucky to me. But the amazing thing was those weird blue eyes......

Tifa
Wha!?

She jumps up.

Wh...... wait a minute!! What did you just say!?

She runs over to the two men.

Excuse me! That young person you were just talking about......

Bald Man
Yeah... a villager found him a little ways down the coast... It was about a week ago I think.

Old Man
Yeah, poor kid...... He must've drifted from somewhere pretty far away...

Tifa
Cloud!! It must be!! It's Cloud!!

Barret
You sure!?

Nanaki
Over here!

Yuffie
BINGO!!

Cait Sith
Jackpot!

Vincent
You've found him.

Cid
Heh, good job, Tifa.

Tifa
So where is he? Is he safe!? Where is he now......?

Bald Man
Yeah... up ahead here... At the, uh, clinic......

Tifa
He's alive...!
Cloud...... Cloud's alive!!

She runs off towards the clinic.

Cloud......!!

Barret
Uh...!? Yo, Tifa!

Nanaki
Halt!

Yuffie
Hey!!

Cait Sith
Wait up!

Tifa runs into the clinic.

Tifa
Cloud!?

Doctor
Here now. The way you're running around here, you'd think Meteor fell or something.

Tifa
I'm sorry, but I heard that a friend of mine was being taken care of here......

Doctor
A friend...?
Oh yeah......! That young fellow!?
Don't worry. Your friend is next door. But I'm afraid his condition is...

Tifa
Here?
Over here.

She runs into the next room, where Cloud is sitting in a wheelchair with a nurse near him.

Cloud...!?

The nurse steps aside and lowers her head. The doctor comes to the doorway as the others run into the clinic.

Tifa
Oh... Cloud!! I'm so glad you're safe!?
......!?
Cloud......?

Cloud
Uh...... aaa......?

Tifa
Wh...... what's wrong...... Cloud......?

Cloud
A...... Gurk......?

Tifa
Cloud! What happened to you......!?

Doctor
Mako poisoning...... Quite an advanced case......
It appears this young man's been exposed to a high level of Mako energy for a protracted period of time.
He probably has no idea who or where he is now......
Poor fellow, his voice doesn't even work. He is literally miles away from us.
Some place far away where no one's ever been... All alone......

Tifa
Doctor......!!

Barret
That's bad......

Nanaki
How horrible......

Yuffie
You lyin' or what!?

Cait Sith
That's terrible......

Vincent
.........

Cid
Damn...... that's evil.

Tifa drops to her knees before Cloud.

Tifa
Cloud......

Doctor
Ahem! Let us excuse ourselves.
Listen, would you all mind...... waiting outside?

Barret
......

Everyone files outside, leaving Tifa alone with Cloud.

Tifa
Why......? What do you want me to do?
Please, Cloud...... Talk to me......
Tell me you see me, that you can hear me...... Tell me, please......
I came this far believing in the memories we have together...
This isn't happening......! This is too cruel......
Oh, Cloud......! I............

Meanwhile, outside...

Barret
So what about him? You know...... Cloud?

Nanaki
Tell me doctor, is Cloud all right? I mean will he heal?

Yuffie
Hey doc, is he okay? Is he gonna heal?

Cait Sith
Hey doctor, is Cloud all right? Is he gonna get better? Come on, tell us the truth.

Cid
Listen Doc, why don't you tell us the truth.
What about Cloud? Is he all right?

Doctor
I'll say it again, he's got Mako poisoning. I've never seen a case this bad...
An immense amount of Mako-drenched knowledge was put into his brain all at once......
No normal human could have survived it...... It's a miracle he did!

Barret
No wonder...... After fallin' in the Lifestream an' bein' washed up here......

Nanaki
No wonder. He fell into the Lifestream and was washed up here......

Yuffie
No lie. After fallin' head first into the Lifestream.

Cait Sith
No wonder. After falling into the Lifestream......

Cid
No wonder...... After all he fell into the Lifestream and was carried down here.

Doctor
But remember, the light of hope can be found anywhere.
Listen, if you give up hope... What will happen to him?

Nanaki
Hmm, I know he'll recover! Cloud was a strong member of SOLDIER.

Yuffie
Yeah, that's right. Besides, WE'RE here for him. He's gotta get better!

Cait Sith
Yeah! I know Cloud'll get better!
With friends like us worrying about him He can't go wrong.

Cid
......... Hope............
I guess that's all that's left for us now......

Barret
......hope......
Hey, but honestly, man...... Do I really want him to come back?
What did he do for the world? What can he do for us from here on out? He may be nothing more than Sephiroth's shadow......

Doctor
Is something wrong?

Barret
No, nothin'. Nothin' at all, doc.

Tifa steps outside.

Tifa
.........

Barret
You okay?

Nanaki
Are you all right, Tifa?

Yuffie
You okay, Tifa?

Cait Sith
You all right?

Cid
You okay?

Tifa
Yes...... I'm sorry I had you all worried.
And I have something I want to tell you all......

She turns back inside and the others follow.

Tifa
I don't care about anything else, only Cloud......
I...... want to be by his side......

Barret
Yeah, that's probably best......
For Cloud...... an' for you......

Nanaki
Yes, that's best!

Yuffie
You gotta do it then. You gotta live true to yourself.

Cait Sith
If Tifa was my nurse, I'd switch places with Cloud any day!

Vincent
Do what you wish.

Cid
Yeah. Right. Hang in there, Tifa.

Tifa
I'm sorry, everyone... At a time like this......

Barret
Why you apologizin'? We'll come back again an' check on ya.

Nanaki
That's all right. We'll be by again.

Yuffie
No big, no big. I'll pop in again later.

Cait Sith
What're you talkin' about? Not even. We'll stop in again.

Vincent
Don't worry. We'll return and check on him later.

Cid
Don't worry. I'll stop by again sometime.

Barret
You take care now, Tifa. And take care of Cloud.

Nanaki
Do your best, Tifa. Take care of Cloud.

Yuffie
Look after Cloud. Take care, Tifa.

Cait Sith
Hope Cloud gets better soon.

Vincent
Take care of him.

Cid
You hang in there, Tifa. Take care of Cloud.

Tifa
Right......

Barret
Oh, and uh, Tifa... I don't like askin' this but......
Is he really your childhood friend? And not Sephiroth's shadow?

Tifa
Huh!? Well... that is......
No, I'm sure of it!

Barret
Yeah......? Okay then...... Sorry for askin' that.

Barret
We gotta get back to the Highwind.

Nanaki
We should be getting back to the Highwind.

Yuffie
Hey, shouldn't we be gettin' back to the Highwind?

Cait Sith
Well, I guess we'd better go back to the Highwind.

Vincent
Very well then, we should be getting back to the Highwind.

Cid
Now, we gotta be headin' back to the Highwind.


The others leave Tifa with Cloud and return to the Highwind.

Barret
What're we gonna do now! What can WE do?
Huh? Ain't there nothin' we can do?
An' don' go tellin' us to wait for Cloud to get better.

Cait Sith
Oh, I've got some news.

Barret
Yeah, what!? That you a spy?

Cait Sith
Yeah...... I've already told you I was.
Both gya ha ha and Kya ha ha, are up to something.
Wanna eavesdrop?


In the Conference Room at Shinra HQ...

Rufus
Now then...... We're faced with two issues.
1 Destroy Meteor. 2 Remove the barrier around North Cave and defeat Sephiroth.
Any ideas?

Heidegger
Gya haah hah hah! We already solved the first problem!
Meteor will soon be smashed to bits!
The plan has already been put in motion. Namely, to collect Huge Materia from each region.

Rufus
Well......

Scarlet
Huge Materia is a high density special type of materia made through a special compression process in Mako reactors.
The energy extracted from it is 330 times the strength of normal materia.
Ha, ha, ha! How about that!?
We will gather all the Huge Materia together and ram it into Meteor.
That will cause a huge explosion!! Reducing Meteor literally to bits.

Rufus
You're going to ram Meteor?
Do you think we have the technology to do it?

Scarlet
Don't worry about that!
More importantly, we've got to collect Huge Materia from each area.

Heidegger
We've already collected materia from Nibelheim.
All that's left is "Corel" and "Fort Condor".
I've already dispatched troops to Corel.
Ghaa haah hah hah!


Back on the Highwind...

Barret
Corel!
What else can they do to Corel!?

Nanaki
And the Huge Materia......
You mean the Huge Materia, don't you? I've heard about it.
When, our small materia nears the larger one, something should happen.
I'm certain of it.
That's why we're using the power of materia in our fight......

Barret
Can't let Shinra get a hold of the Huge Materia!
Besides, when Cloud gets back, I wanna show him this Huge Materia. He's gonna be shocked.

Cait Sith
So, what are you saying, Barret?
Even though you're always knocking him, you really want Cloud to return.

Barret
I ain't sayin' nothin' 'bout nothin'. You just... shut your face!
Every group's gotta have a leader.
An' that's me!
Or at least I wanna be... But I ain't cut out to be no leader.
I never knew that till lately.
An' that's what is......

Cid
......ZZZZ...... hmph?

He wakes and gets to his feet.

Wha? What's goin' on?

Barret
You been chosen to be the new leader.

Cid
Pain in the ass. Forget it.

Barret
But for us to fight, we gotta have Highwind, and you.
We need it to save the Planet. An' who's runnin' this ship? You!
That's why you're our new leader. Ain't no one else can.

Cid
Hm...... this ship's gonna save the Planet, huh? Ain't that gonna be just a little tough?
Oh man, that went straight to my heart.
I'm a man, too!
Okay, I'll do it! Everyone, follow me!

Barret
Awright, now here's the first job.
The Operation Room's waiting for you!

Cid
Yeah!!

He runs off.

Barret
Yo, Cid!
When you're ready, we're headin' for the Corel Reactor. C'mon Mr. leader, you'd better hurry.

Yuffie
Cid......????
I know you're all dyin' to talk to a babe like me!
But just leave me alone. This ship makes me...... urk...!!

Crew Members
Good day, Captain!
Looks like you turned out to be the leader after all, Captain......

Crew Member
My hands are full, so I'll excuse myself here!

Cid
- Fly Airship
- Chew the fat

Fly Airship

Crew Member
Huh? Did I forget Cid? You're testing me on whether I forgot or not!

Chew the fat

Crew Member
I'm not just shooting the breeze! I'm also working!

Barret
Yo, Mr. Leader! Get your pilot ass up here!

Nanaki
Cid.
Let's visit Cloud and Tifa from time to time.

Cait Sith
Hmmn, the Huge Materia is at Corel, Fort Condor......
I'm sure there was another place that had it. Where was that......?

Vincent
Cid...... I wish I had your go-get-them attitude.
It appears my feelings vanished into thin air ever since I was in that long slumber......

Pilot in training (LV6)
Yaah! Shall we take off?

Cid
- Yes
- No

Pilot in training (LV6)
Yaah! We're taking off!

Cid
Well, let's see...... What's a good place to head to?
Corel? Fort Condor?


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