The lips pressed back against Zack's for a moment before he pulled back. "Zack, do not concern yourself. I am not completely incapacitated yet."
For the moment the pain was at least lessened after the distraction of Zack's body, and he could push himself up, the strength in his body having increased, the weariness having edged away. Sephiroth closed his hand, the fingers curled as he tested the strength of his hand.