The next month seemed to drag by for Zack. While he was glad that he was still within the training program for SOLDIER, he still missed having Hal around. He’d still try to joke with the other recruits and Seph as he performed his various tasks. However, he did find it discomforting to return to his dormitory each night and see the missing bed. Also, he never once mentioned Hal to any of his classmates.
Eventually, just before the end of the fourth week after the failed mission in Midgar, Zack returned to his dorm to find a new uniform just laying on his bed as well as a letter telling him that he is officially a SOLDIER Second Class and is to report to duty in Wutai tomorrow.
Zack: *blinks as he picks up the letter. He then stares at it. His emotions are quite a mix at the moment. However, he soon softly speaks* Well, that’s some ceremony… *He glances at Seph’s bed, wondering if the boy got the same treatment. He then blinks as he spots a different colored uniform for Sephers*