Beautiful Tragedy

Okay this was based of a really long quote and I really don't want to type the whole thing out. Well this is more of a tragic (as the title says) story that I wrote. Well hope you enjoy

It was another normal day at Midgar High. The day was running smoothly and it was now lunch. Everyone was outside talking with their friends as they ate their lunch. A boy with long silver hair was sitting next to a girl with long brown curls. They were both smiling and joking around with each other like they always did. That was until the girl’s face became serious. She smiled up at the boy and sighed.

“Yazoo, do you love me?” The girl asked.

“I love you more than anything in this world.”

“What would you do for me?”

“I would give you the word in a heartbeat.”

“Would you die for me?”

“I would take a bullet for you any day. Artemis what is this about?” Yazoo asked the girl.

“I’m sorry but I think we should break up,” Artemis told him with tears running down her face.

“What? Why?” Yazoo questioned.

“It’s complicated. You’ll find out soon enough anyway,” She told him and walked away from him. He just sat there speechless as his heart shattered.

As the week passed Yazoo tried to talk to her but she ignored him. The second week that they had been broken up Artemis did the best she could to avoid him. Yazoo couldn’t help but notice that that the girl he still loved was becoming a lot more distant from people around her besides a few of her friends. The think he thought was weird was that she hung out with his youngest brother Kadaj a lot, along with Aeris and Cloud. The days continued to go by and he was slowly moving on. He thought he was completely over her three weeks later but knew he wasn’t when she wasn’t at school one day. He felt like something was wrong but didn’t know what it was.

Yazoo spotted Kadaj and his group of friends during lunch and what he saw both startled and worried him. They all looked extremely sad and some of the girls either were or looked like they had been crying. Yazoo quickly walked over to his brother and laid his hand on his shoulder to get his attention.

“What’s wrong?” Yazoo asked causing Kadaj to look up at him along with everyone else.

“It’s Artemis.”

“What about her. What happened to Artemis?” Yazoo asked them worriedly.

“She died of Geostigma last night,” Cloud answered.

“She died of Geostigma? Why didn’t she tell me?” Yazoo finished asking in a hushed tone.

Yazoo felt his heart break. Artemis was the only girl he ever loved and learning about her death was devastating. He wasn’t exactly sure what to think. He excused himself and walked away from the group, heading towards the bathroom. He locked the bathroom door and leaned against the wall. Tears started to fall as he slid down the wall. He just couldn’t believe all that happened when a thought crossed his mind. He began to think out his plan through the rest of the day.

What Yazoo didn't know was that Artemis only asked him all those questions to hear him say them one more time. She broke up with him only because she thought he would be prepared when her death arrived. She didn't want to crush him but thought that it was the best for him.

After school that day Yazoo went up to his room and pulled out two pieces of paper and began to write as tears fell from his eyes. He folded one of the papers up and put it in his mother's room. He was thankful he was the only one home or he knew he wouldn't be able to go through with his plan. He then walked back to his room that he shared with Kadaj and Loz, one of his older brothers.

Yazoo walked over to his night-stand and pulled open the drawer. He reached down for the object he needed and pulled a gun out of the drawer. He sat down on his bed and looked at the gun. There were so many reasons that were telling him not to go through with it but he made a promise that he was going to keep. With the other note still in his hand he brought the gun up to his head and pulled the trigger.

There was a loud bang that rang throughout the house that the neighbors would be unable to ignore. Yazoo's body fell back against the bed where he soon was laying in a pool of his own blood that was also no splattered on the wall. His medium toned skin soon lost all color that somewhat matched his platinum hair.

Downstairs Loz was getting home from walking to his house with friends from school. He said a quick goodbye to them and walked into the house. He placed his duffel bag on the floor and was about to walk up the stairs when there was a knock at the door. Loz turned and walked to the door and slowly opened it. He looked out and saw a tall black haired women standing there with a worried look on her face.

"What's wrong Tifa?" Loz asked his neighbor.

"I heard a loud bang coming from your house a little while ago that sounded like a gunshot. I know Yazoo is usually home early and became worried," Tifa explained which caused Loz's face to pale.

"Stay here. I'll check upstairs," Loz told her and quickly went up the stairs.

As he began to approach the room they all shared he walked slowly and cautiously to the door. He slowly turned the doorknob and nudged the door open. He instantly smelled a wretched rust like smell. Loz looked around the room until he spotted the source of the smell. His eyes widened and he screamed.

"What is it?" Tifa asked as she came running and shrieked when she saw the scene. "Oh my God!"

Tears poured down Loz's face at seeing his dead younger brother. Tifa tried to comfort him as she called the police and their mother, Jenova from downstairs. The police were the first to arrive, soon followed by Jenova.

"What's going on! What's happened to my son?" She yelled.

"Calm down madam we are investigating right now," a police officer told her.

"Investigating what? What happened to my Yazoo?"

"From the looks of it your son committed suicide by shooting himself earlier this evening," another officer told her. "He also had this note in his hand." He handed her the bloodstained paper and she opened it, quickly scanning the content.

"Oh my," She began to whimper and read the paper out loud. "'You died for me just as you said you would do. So I took a bullet for you.' IS this because of Artemis?"

"Artemis?" An officer questioned.

"His girlfriend he had been dating for quite a few years died of Geostigma yesterday."

"Do you think this was the cause of your son's death?"

"It's the only thing I could think of," Jenova said through tears. Everyone turned their heads when the door opened.

"Mom, what's going on? There's police cars out front," Kadaj asked as he walked in the door.

"Oh honey," Jenova said wrapping her arms around her youngest son.

"Mom what's wrong? Why are there police here? Why are you and Loz crying?"

"I'm not crying," Loz muttered with tears still running down his face.

"Where's Yazoo? Shouldn't he be home by now?" Kadaj asked noticing his brother was missing from the room.

"Honey..." Jenova started to say when a few medics brought down a stretcher with a black body bag lying on top of it. That's when it hit him like a train.

"No... it can't be. Tell me its not true. He didn't. He couldn't have," Kadaj said then fell to his knees. Tears pouring down his face as he cried.

Kadaj had been the closest to Yazoo in their family. He went to him with all his problems and he always seemed to know what to do. Who was he supposed to turn to now that his brother was gone? He needed comfort but what was he supposed to do when his source of comfort is why he needed the comfort?

There was only one person he knew he would be comforted by but didn't know if he could go to that person. He talked to Yazoo about this person all the time after he confessed that he was gay. Yazoo encouraged and supported him, while it took his mother a while to get the hang of. There was probably only one person who could give him the same type of comfort that his brother had.

"I'll be back," Kadaj said getting back to his feet and walking back out the door.

As soon as he was few feet from his house he pulled out his phone. He pushed a few buttons and pressed it to his ear. As he heard the phone ring he wiped more tears from his eyes.

"Hello?" a voice answered.

"Cloud?" Kadaj softly muttered.

"Kadaj what's wrong?"

"Can you meet me by the pound at the park?"

"Yeah sure. I'll be there in a few."

"Thank you," Kadaj said then hung up.

He put his phone back into his pants pocket and continued to walk. Once he reached his destination he sat down in front of the glittering water. He put his head on his knees and silently began to cry again. When he heard footsteps approach him he lifted his head up. When he saw his blonde friend a slight smile appeared on his face. Cloud walked over and sat next to the silverette with worry written on his face. He wiped a tear from the younger boy's face and pulled him closer.

"What's wrong?"

"It's Yazoo... he killed himself earlier today," Kadaj explained causing and unreadable expression to appear on Cloud's face.

"I'm sorry to hear that. I can't begin to imagine what it's like, but know this... I'll always be here for you," Cloud told him and kissed the top of Kadaj's head and pulled him into a hug.

Kadaj was surprised at Cloud's actions but smiled. His crush was holding him in his arms and there was no better feeling. Even though he had just lost his brother and it would continue to hurt, he knew he had Cloud there with him. Comforting him through this tragedy and maybe someday the blonde would be more to him then just a best friend.