“Don’t you get it?!” He leaned in again, though in a hostile way. “I’m a l’Cie! I’ve been chosen by the Byakko crystal to do what it wills - and if it wants me to kill you I will not hesitate to do it!”
He paused for a moment, astonished at the emotion pouring from his tone. Everything was going all wrong today and he couldn’t understand why.
“…T-that’s why I need you to leave, Cinque. I need you to get out of here so I won’t hurt you. Please, you have to understand. I don’t want to hurt you. I don’t…” He gritted his teeth and lowered his head. “I don’t want to hurt you or any of…of our classmates.”
The words felt foreign in his mouth, but they were true nonetheless.
“Please, just go…”
Her initial reaction was to move back, resulting in the red head to trip over her own two feet and falling back to land on her rear. Cinque hated hearing Machina yell—it was even scarier as a l’cie, she thought. Her fall was accompanied by an elicit grunt. Despite what she wanted to believe, she knew he was right. At least this time he was giving her a warning. A chance to get away.
She got back on her feet and brushed the dust away from her skirt before giving a curt nod, trying to mask her sadness. If the l’cie wanted her to leave in order to protect her, then she’d do it. Especially once she considered the fact that all Machina ever wanted to do was protect her.
“O-Okay. Cinque-chan’ll go. …I just hope I can see you again soon, Machinan.”
And with that, she turned on her heel and started to walk off in the opposite direction, keeping herself from looking back at him.