Their world had shrunk to just the two of them now, the rumble of the Falcon’s engines and the cheering of their friends somehow distant, muted. He was shaking as he clutched her tightly and sank to his knees, bringing her down with him. His voice and body were jerking as he broke down and she tried to rub his back soothingly as best she could with her arm partly pinned by his embrace.
“You are the craziest… most reckless woman I’ve ever met… do you… do you have any idea how terrified I was when I… when I saw that walkway disappear with you still on it?”
Her eyes burned with moisture in response to his helpless tone as she mumbled an apology into his shoulder and let him cry himself out, his arms tensing around her with each soul-rending sob.
Final Fantasy VI, Celes, Locke © Square Enix