“There are still children with the Stigma…”
I have a strong headcanon that very shortly after the end of Advent Children, Cloud went to go find other kids. Kids too weak, too sick to make it out, to get in the rain or to the church. Kids on the brink of death. And he’d carefully carry them to the church to heal them.
He’s so good with all the kids in Advent Children. Marlene has him wrapped around her pinky basically, getting in his personal space, touching him, asking questions – and Cloud doesn’t seem to mind at all.
Cloud taking care of small children, man. That’s my aesthetic right there 8I