7th Heaven


The Lifestream. That’s what we call the river of life that circles our planet giving life to the world and everything in it.

The Shin-Ra Electric Power Company discovered a way to use the Lifestream as an energy source. Because of Shin-Ra’s energy, we were able to live very comfortable lives. But wasn’t that because we were taking away from the planet’s life? A lot of people thought so.

Shin-Ra used their power to try and stop anybody who got in their way. Shin-Ra had a special group of warriors called SOLDIER. And all the SOLDIERs had Jenova cells put inside them. Jenova was a calamity that fell from the sky a long, long time ago and tried to destroy the planet. Anyway, there was one SOLDIER named Sephiroth who was better than the rest. But when he found out about the terrible experiments that made him he began to hate Shin-Ra. And then, over time, he began to hate everything

Shin-Ra and the people against them. Sephiroth who hated the planet so much he wanted to make it go away. And the people who tried to stop him. There were a lot of battles. For every battle, there was more sadness. Someone I love went back to the Lifestream too.

And then, it came. The chosen day. In the end, the planet itself had to make the battles stop for good. The planet used the Lifestream as a weapon and when it burst out of the earth all the fighting, all the greed and sadness everything was washed away.

“Sadness was the price to see it end.” It’s been two years since they told me that.


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