Oh, I know. I was just thinking of it more from the Current Cloud's point of view xD I mean, my reaction to that scene was: "ooookay" *slowly backs away*. Imagine what Cloud must've felt to be told that out of the blue lol. And honestly, the Clerith interpretation kind of assumes that 1) Garden Aerith is in love with Cloud and 2) Cloud of future games will also fall for her. Possible? Sure, I guess. But still just an assumption at this stage. And we know what people say about ass-u-me.I think the Clerith interpretation of that scene is that the Aerith in the garden is a dead Aerith. She would have spent 2? weeks with the party by then, Cloud has already fallen in love with her.
And considering how blatant they made Cloti in the first part and whatever shenanigans is going on with Zack, I just... really can't imagine FFVIIR turning into some relationship drama square. It's a total mental block for me lol.
Lol, kind of sounds like circular logic at its finest. I'm not dismissing the possibility but seriously, I think we all just need to wait until the next games to see what the devs meant by that scene. Because, as I said, I think it's more multilayered than a "Clerith Canonz!"Her ability to transcend space time via the lifestream, allows her to go back in time to say her goodbyes to present Cloud and warn him not to love her cos future her knows he has already fallen for her and doesn't want him to feel bad.
XDI'm not saying that's the right interpretation, just the most common one. This theory is also then commonly paired with Cloud will then also travel space time to destroy Sephiroth to bring Aerith back to life, and they will marry and live happily ever after