Aerith watched the young girls actions with subtle interest, a look of realization making her wonder just what it was she'd found out about herself. Could she be feeling a fever? The quiet subject seemed to be dropped very quickly and Aerith let it slide for the moment, pretending that she didn't notice even as she let her gaze linger on Marlene's forehead. Her bangs hid most of what Aerith was searching for, but she quickly caught on to her discovery and the flower girl felt queasy, if for just a second before her recovery. "It isn't so scary here, you know. But I was lucky to have my friend." The giggles made Aerith laugh along with her and she shook her head quickly. "Don't start thinking anything funny now, Marlene." Barret would surely lecture her, and then probably decide it was her place to have the talk with Marlene as well, as punishment for introducing her to such a world.
She nodded along with Marlene's conclusion, her weight shifting from one leg to the other as she swayed from side to side. "Your absolutely right! He definitely needs the company, we all know how moody he can get if he's alone." Aerith made a face at Vincent's preferred solitude. Not once had she agreed with it, and he was setting a bad example for Cloud, as well! And now... Now he was most likely in a worse condition. Aerith thought about the woman he mentioned before, supposedly dead or so she had thought. If she were lucky, or unlucky depending on how one looked at it, maybe that woman would be here as well. It would be nice to see a smile on the man's face for once.
"Do you think Cloud will be happy to see us? Or sad?" She hadn't meant to ask these aloud, but the words had spouted before she could hold her tongue. "I'd like to see him again, but I wish it weren't here. This wasn't my idea of the perfect reunion, really."