Lucrecia's Cave - Vincent's Past


While roaming the ocean in the submarine, Cloud and the others come across a deep lake beneath a waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a large cave with a glowing altar.

If Vincent is not in the party, Lucrecia's voice will randomly say one name or the other...

Lucrecia
Sephiroth... | Vincent...

The altar is vacant, and Cloud turns to go.

Lucrecia
Sephiroth... | Vincent...

Returning with Vincent in the party, Lucrecia will randomly say one name or the other...

Lucrecia
Sephiroth... | Vincent...

Vincent
That voice? It can't be...

He steps forward.

Lucrecia...?

Lucrecia is standing at the altar, and she turns on hearing his voice.

Lucrecia
Vincent......?

Vincent (running towards her)
Lucrecia!!

Lucrecia
Stay back!!

There follows a sequence of flashbacks, set in Nibelheim:

Scene one: Vincent, as a Turk, and three scientists (Gast, Hojo, and Lucrecia) walk into the Shinra mansion. Vincent pauses near the gate to look up at the sky.

Scene two: Vincent and Lucrecia are talking to each other as they walk through Nibelheim.

Scene three: At Nibelheim's gate, Vincent is holding both of Lucrecia's hands in his. She breaks away and runs off out of town.

Scene four: Beneath the same gate, Lucrecia is in Hojo's arms, and Vincent is watching. He turns away, sighs, then runs off.

If she is happy then... I don't mind.

Scene five: Lucrecia is sitting in a chair at the inn, stroking her belly.

Scene six: Hojo, Lucrecia, and Vincent stand in the basement laboratory.

Vincent
I'm against it!! Why experiments on humans!?

Lucrecia lowers her head.

Hojo
She and I are both scientists!!

After that, a child was born to Lucrecia...
That child's name is...
Sephiroth......

Scene seven: Lucrecia collapses on the floor in the inn.

Scene eight: Vincent runs down to the basement, making angry gestures at Hojo. Hojo runs his hands through his hair, then shoots Vincent, who crumples to the floor.

Scene nine: Hojo stands over Vincent at the basement's operating table.

Scene ten: Vincent gets up from the table and looks at his hands.

Vincent
Urrrrrrrrgh!!

This body is... the punishment that's been given to me.
I was unable...... to stop Professor Gast and Hojo...
And Lucrecia... I was unable to stop them.
All that I was able to do was watch... That is my punishment...

Vincent
Lucrecia... You're alive...

Lucrecia
I wanted to disappear... I couldn't be with anyone... I wanted to die...
But the Jenova inside me wouldn't let me die...
Lately, I dream a lot of Sephiroth... My dear, dear child.
Ever since he was born I never got to hold him, even once...
Not even once. You can't call me his mother... That... is my sin...

Vincent starts forward.

Lucrecia
Back!! Stay back!
Vincent... Won't you please tell me?

Vincent
......What?

Lucrecia
If Sephiroth is still alive?
I heard that he died five years ago. But I see him in my dreams so often...
And I know that physically, like myself, he can't die so easily.
Please, Vincent tell me......

Cloud starts forward, but Vincent holds out an arm to silence him.

Vincent
Lucrecia... Sephiroth is dead...

They leave the cave.

If they return again later, Lucrecia is gone, but something has been left behind on the altar.

Vincent
Lucrecia......

Received "Death Penalty"......
Received "Chaos"......


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