Post by Deleted on Jul 23, 2018 23:12:44 GMT -5
a falling star fell from your heart.
The wonders of space travel did not seem to measure to the joy of returning home. Honestly, after explaining just what had happened to the borrowed Gummi ship, Cid was hardly in the mood to really give her a chance to go into details. Though that didn't mean she was going to let him simply lock him off. Thank god for Shera, as she seemed to be the voice of reason in their conversation. How she managed to deal with the old man, she would never know. Of course, it was likely that his charm had a way of glossing over some of his extreme behavior. All that matter was that she was home now, and the journey back to Edge. Nothing seemed to have changed too much from the time in which she left, her hand tracing through her phone as she finally seemed to have a signal once again.
Making a phone call was much easier than it had been trying to play phone tag with messages. Especially as she couldn't say for sure if any of them had gotten through in the time since her departure.
"Barret...trust me...Marlene is safe...I asked Rude if he could look after her while I went looking for Cloud..."
Pulling the phone away from her ear, she felt a sigh escape her lips as the yells from the other line would easily echo into the streets as Tifa prepared to make her turn around the next corner. It was understandable that he'd be upset, but she did trust Rude to make sure that things would be okay and they wouldn't have gone too far.
"Could you not yell into my ear? Rude is a great babysitter...she's perfectly safe with him..I swear....How's Denzel?"
A smile crossed her lips as she heard the update with him helping the older male with his efforts to find a new source of energy. Oil had been the latest find, but with the many other resources now available through the access to different world, it made sense to try and take advantage of it. Then again, perhaps it as more or less a reason for him to keep himself busy. Plus, perhaps having someone around to help would do wonders for him. But she knew he missed Marlene, which was why he wanted to make sure that she was as safe as possible.
"Don't worry....I'm almost to the bar now...I'll let you two talk as soon as I get there..."
It was strange that Marlene hadn't talked to Barret at all, it was a bit weird for them to go so long without talking. She could see a few stranglers already trying to line up at the entrance, leaving her to blink before sliding passed them. It wasn't too odd to have them on the side walk, but a lot of them had been regulars for years now. Still, they would know better than to simply wait for her to open the door.
"Okay guys...You know that we don't open till 4..spread out for a bit...I heard Jenni was giving away some food at her shop.."
With a smile on her face, she made her way through the door, looking around as she could see that everything was still in tact. Nothing had happened, which was a good thing. But before she got comfortable, she began to call up the stairs, looking around to see where the two could be.
With no one seeming to response, she would finally come to the top floor, a shocked expression coming over her as she saw no one there. Maybe Rude had taken her back to his place? Looking down at her phone, she would prepare to make another call before seeing the open window. Marlene wouldn't leave it like that. Especially with how much she talked to her about safety. Something wasn't right...
Dialing on her phone, she would quickly make her way back downstairs, hoping that Rude would answer. Yet once again, she got no response.
Finally, she got noticed a piece of paper close to the bar, picking it up and reaching over it. It seemed to sparkle with some kind of dust, yet the writing was so small that she could only make out a few words. Marlene and gone.
"Oh my god..."
Tifa was already making her way to the door, panic clear on her face. How could she let this happen!? Marlene was out there by herself! Where could she have gone!? Quickly, she remembered the place in which they had told her to go if she ever got lost. Perhaps she would find her there. Rushing out the door, she would prepare to make her way down the street, stopping short as she heard a familiar noise making it's way in her direction.
@cloudywolf Marlene Wallace Tseng