A Heart Split in Two
“Rinoa...? Are you up yet?,” a voice says as the dog wakes up. Angelo yawns and begins to bark. She runs up to the hotel door and begins to paw at it incessantly. Her master wakes up groggily and reprimands the canine. “Angelo, be quiet! Who is it?”
“It’s Zell! Open up!” Rinoa gets up and hastily throws on a bathrobe. She opens the door only to find Zell standing there with a bouquet of flowers. Angelo rushes past Rinoa and jumps Zell. The flowers are scattered everywhere. “ANGELO!!!! Bad dog!”
Rinoa dives and catches the dog in her arms. “I guess she was happy to see you.....”
“Oh, man!! The flowers! Everybody pitched in for these!,” Zell shouted. “It’s all right,” Rinoa responds. “It’s the thought that counts. They’re lovely. Thank you.”
“Oh, you’re welcome. So, how was the journal?”
“You and Squall or Squall and Irvine?” Rinoa gives Zell a dirty look after his little quip. “I’m sorry Rinoa.....” Zell responds. “I was trying to get a laugh out of you....”
“It’s okay Zell...... It’s just that I’m so confused about this. I thought he loved me only...”
“Hey, I’ll come back later. Let me know if you want to join us later for a game of cards. Selphie hustled a bunch out of the CC club last night!”
“I’ll think about it. Talk to you later Zell!”
“Squall, you’re pitiful. Take him away!” He threw me up against the cell walls, knocking me around. He ordered a weird tiger-like creature to escort me out of my cell. I must’ve passed out because I woke up chained to a wall with several electrical wires hooked up to me. He looked at me with an evil grin on his face.
“Shouldn’t you know....? You did attend the garden.”
“I’m not a SeeD.” He kept asking me what a SeeD was. Why? The Sorceress wanted to know. When I wouldn’t speak he had his prison guard electrocute me. He said my friends wouldn’t last. They were there too!! But he wanted me to die first. He bragged about becoming the Sorceress’ knight. That was his romantic dream?! I doubted it to this day. When he said that I had to respond. “You’re not a knight. You’re a... torturer!”
“Wh... what did you say?!?!”
I passed out after I said that. I felt a slight tingle from the electrical pulses in my body. The next thing I knew I was naked on the torture room floor, and Seifer was hovering over me....
Rinoa gasps in disgust. “Seifer! How could you....” She keeps reading in order to find out what happened next.
“Seifer..... please..... Stop it...” He stopped kissing me and turned me over on my back. I heard him unzipping his pants...... He kneeled behind me and positioned himself, but before he could thrust inside I nailed him with a backhand punch. He got knocked backward as I reached for my clothes and gunblade. Seifer screamed in anger and slapped me across my face. He ordered his guards to dress me and put me back up on the wall. As he wiped the blood from his mouth he had me electrocuted again. “If I can’t have you then that little hussy from Timber can’t either!!!” He still wanted me to talk, but he got distracted by a message from the Sorceress. Something about the missiles are heading toward the Garden. Seifer left me in the guards’ hands and he left. These guards were such idiots. I just said “let me die.....”
“Squall....” she whispers to herself. “Then why did you agree to go out with me? Why did you save me from everything?! You loved me as your friend?!?! That can’t be true...!” Rinoa cries as if her heart has been ripped to shreds. However, she still wants to read on. She does not know the reason why, but perhaps she just wants to know the truth about Squall. She closes the journal and pines away on her hotel room, hoping that she is not disturbed for a while.
END PART 3
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