FF7 Script - Lucrecia's Cave


(At some point before the Midgar raid, Cloud (with Vincent in his party) takes the submarine down through an underwater cave, reaching an enclosed lake with a waterfall filling it. He finds a hidden cave behind the waterfall. Inside, the cave floor is shiny blue stone the walls angular, the room a perfect circle- obviously manmade. As he enters, he hears a voice.)

         Vincent...

(Vincent runs forward.)

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

(He takes a few steps forward. As the camera follows him, we see a soft white light at the other side of the cave. There is the form of a woman kneeling inside it.)

Vincent
         "Lucrecia...?"

(The woman stands and turns to Vincent.)

         "Vincent......?"

Vincent
         "Lucrecia!"

(Vincent runs toward her.)

         "Stay back!"
 
 

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(The woman puts out her hand to stay him. The screen fades to white. As the white fades, the scene is shifted to Nibelheim. There are three scientists in laboratory coats walking toward the Shinra mansion: Hojo, Gast, and Lucrecia, followed by a man in Turks uniform: Vincent. As the scientists enter, Vincent stops at the gate. The scene fades to the courtyard in Nibelheim. Vincent and Lucrecia are walking through town, arm in arm. The scene fades to the front gate. Vincent is handing a small item to Lucrecia, most likely a wedding ring. Lucrecia stares at it, then shakes her head, starts to cry, and runs off. Vincent can only stand and watch her go. The scene fades a moment, then we see Hojo and Lucrecia at the gate, kissing, oblivious to the world. Vincent arrives, stares blankly a moment, then turns in disgust and leaves. The screen fades to black.)

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

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(The scene fades in to the top floor of the Nibelheim inn. Lucrecia is seated at the table there, head in her hands. The scene fades to the laboratory in the basement of the Shinra mansion. Hojo and Lucrecia stand nest to each other on one side of the room, Vincent opposed on the other.)

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

Hojo
         "She and I are both scientists!!"

(The screen fades to black.)

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

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(The scene fades back to the upper floor at the inn. Lucrecia walks across the room towards the table. Halfway through her journey, she stops and falls to the floor, fainted. The scene fades back to the laboratory. Vincent and Hojo stand facing each other, having a heated discussion we cannot hear. Hojo begins to clutch at his hair in fury, then pulls a gun from his lab coat and shoots Vincent in the stomach. He falls to his knees, staring up at Hojo, then face down to the floor. The scene fades black a moment, then Vincent is unconscious on the operating table in the lab. Hojo stands over him, working some experiment. The scene fades a moment and then Hojo is gone, Vincent alone on the table. He comes to, swings his legs over the side and stands. He looks blankly at his left hand, then raises both fists skyward, trembling. The screen fades to black.)

         Urrrrrrrrgh!!

Vincent
         "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..."

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(The scene fades back in to the hidden cave behind the waterfall. Vincent has fallen back away from Lucrecia, who is now kneeling again inside the soft white glow.)

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..."

(She shakes her head.)

Lucrecia
         "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 steps forward. She rises up on her knees.)

Lucrecia
         "Back!! Stay back!"

(He stops. She settles back down.)

Lucrecia
         "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 comes forward to Vincent, but he waves him back.)

Vincent
         "Lucrecia... Sephiroth is dead..."

(The screen fades to black.)

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