She was there right beside him, her face shining in complete joy her hand grasping his, running through a white field. There was no sun, trees, grass, or sky. Only Lightning and Hope were present, running together through a dense expanse of light. Her skin was matte with its porcelain features; meanwhile no sweat was there to moisten her pores. Hope's face was similar, only his eye's pigments were more vibrant, more exuberant; his lips widened to his open smile and laughter as the two paced through the nothingness. And suddenly, a blood curdling scream rang in his ears.
His field of vision panned to Lightning as the void's color of pure white transformed to a deafening pitch-black. Her face was coated in the darkest, most crimson blood- even as she smiled to him; her teeth glistened with the red liquid and the pain in her eyes was seen by the child. The pace turned into a slow motion speed and Lightning slowly fell at his side, his vision blurring an
Lightning x Hope, Pt. 2"What do you mean I owe you one?!"Lightning x Hope, Pt. 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Lightning was standing in the bathroom, getting everything ready for her bath, all of which she had brought over in her bag. "Basically, you caused my clothes to get all stained, so that way I see it, you are responsible for getting them cleaned."
"Why do you want to use my shower?!"
"It's closer than my place is."
Lightning unbuttoning her shirt cut off Hope, and the boy stood with his eyes wide open, gawking with bewilderment.
"What are you doing?!"
"What else? Getting undressed. Stop being stupid."
She turned around and threw the dress shirt at Hope's head, he let it stay there, knowing full well there was a naked girl on the other side of the cloth. He didn't want to see what would happen if he even caught a glimpse of her body. "But why are you so matter of fact about this?! It's MY house! MY"
Hope never finished, as soon as he started his last sen
Together We StandHope trudged wearily behind Light, who was oblivious to his discomfort. Their relentless march across the scrap filled wastes had taken its toll on them both, but Hope had a feeling this was what Light had been subjected to each day since she became a soldier. It was all new for Hope, never before had he experienced such pain and exhaustion, and it was only made worse by the fact that Light was making him feel bad for being less than worthless.Together We Stand5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He imagined this was how raw recruits were treated when they signed up to the armed forces of PSICOM and the Guardian divisions, but they had chosen that life and so had Hope, in a way. He knew what it meant to follow someone like her, and had only one reason: He wanted revenge on Snow.
He wasn't stupid, he had seen more than one violent confrontation between Light and Snow, knew she hated him as much as Hope did, even if their reasons were different, the pain they felt was the same.
The wind picked up suddenly and Hope lifted his head to look i
Why - FFXIII - Farron Sisters"Serah, will you please go wake your sister? She'll be late for school "Why - FFXIII - Farron Sisters5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Serah smiled at her mother, Claire always had to be manually woken up even though she had gotten an alarm clock for her birthday.
She slowly opened her sister's door, finding her lying perfectly with her had on her pillow. Even asleep, Claire was the most beautiful girl at their school. At the sound of her sister, Claire pulled the sheets over her head.
Serah nudged her shoulder, "Claire, it's time to wake up. Mom says so."
A low groan came from the covers.
"Tell her I'm sick."
"Claire You already said that once this week."
"I don't care, tell her again!"
Serah sighed, and truged back downstairs to her mother.
"She says she's sick."
Her mother dropped her spatula in the sink. "If she thinks she's going to pull this again " Mumbled her mother as she strode to Claire's room.
Bursting in she yelled, "Claire Farron, get out of you bed this instant!"
Instead of getting up, Claire had plans of her own. S
Let Me Tell You a Story - XIIIRead description before please. Trust me, it will make a big difference.Let Me Tell You a Story - XIII4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hope waved goodbye to Serah and Snow and entered the house he shared with his mentor, Lightning Farron. It had been six months since the end of fal'Cie rule, and things were starting to get back to normal. After they had found Hope's dad, Bartholomew thought it would be best to move away from the now crystallized Cocoon, but the others were staying. After begging his dad, he let Hope stay in the protection of Lightning. She had promised to take care of him in his father's absence.
Hope walked in the front hallway, untying his shoes and leaving them by the door. He walked into the living room and the faint sound of a piano reached his ears. He'd never heard anything like it before.
He walked, letting the music guide him to the source. There was a room in the back hallway that held nothing but carpet, a fireplace, and piano in the corner. Hope had never thought much about it, he never saw Lightning in there, and
Guardian Angel - FFXIIII was never sure what she was to meGuardian Angel - FFXIII4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She was already too many things to count
I sat in the tall grass, crying. I was only six, and I'd just lost everything I'd ever known. My mother, my father, my home, they were gone. I was sure that I had nothing left to live for, everything I had just disappeared.
I buried my face in my knees, trying to block out the cries and screams I heard of my mother and my father's voice still echoed in my head, "Get out of here, Vanille! Run, run as far as you can! Please! Go! I love you, Vanille!"
And I did just as he said, I ran and ran for hours. I didn't dare stop. But my feet began to bleed and I had no choice but to stop.
Suddenly, I looked up and saw a girl, older than me. She had long black hair, and wore a black shirt, blue pants, and sandals.
My heart began to race, I didn't know if she was chasing me for the bandits that had slain my family.
"Don't worry, I'm not going to hurt cha." The girl smiled, and sat down next to me, "My name's
The Perfect StormOne day on Gran Pulse, Light and Hope kiss for the first time - but it's not what you think.The Perfect Storm5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was another warm day on Gran Pulse and Light, Snow and Hope emerged from their safe little secluded camp. Snow moved the heavy metal box, one of many they had stacked to prevent the larger hunting dogs from working their way into the relatively safe valley. The six-foot-five unmoveable force grunted as the obstacle finally yielded and Light was the first to step through followed closely by Hope who had to jog to keep up with the pace of the two taller and much more disciplined adults, both of which were very much aware of the sickness the boy had only just recovered from.
"Are you sure you're ready for this? One more day resting up won't be so bad." Snow said as he rested a hand on Hope's shoulder. He had beaten Light to the punch this time, both sharing the same concerns.
"He's right, Hope. You were pretty sick and there's really no need to feel like you have to rush back out there." Li
The Unconventional FamilyOne day on Gran Pulse, Hope gets sick. Light and Snow care for him and make plans for the future. No pairings, just a bit of family fluff.The Unconventional Family5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The sun rose steadily and the first rays of light bathed the little camp nestled on a grassy ledge over looking a seemingly bottomless canyon, sheltered still by two huge cliff faces either side.
As usual Snow was the first one to be up and about, shattering Light's preconceptions about the guy. He wasn't the slacker she had thought him to be, if anything he was the exact opposite. Always willing and ready to perform what ever task needed. She shot him a nod, her usual good morning greeting as she stood and stretched the knots out of her muscles. It had been a long cold night and she had the last watch after Sazh who was still curled up, desperately clinging to sleep as the morning sunshine got brighter.
Snow was boiling some water and dipping into their coffee rations. One cup a day and usually on the morning was all they could spare. Breakfast
The Love of a Sister - FFXIIIThe Love of a Sister - FFXIII5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Serah woke up that morning, the bright sun shining relentlessly in her room. Her fiance, Snow Villers, was out of town, and it was her chance to finally spend some long needed time with her older sister, Lightning.
She quickly got dressed and headed down the hallway to her sister's room. She knocked softly on the door, then entered the room. She timidly approached the slumbering figure that was sprawled underneath the covers. Her sister had always been one to sleep, and it didn't help that she had just spent countless days without sleep saving Cocoon, and even herself.
She nudged the oblivious figure, and in return she got a soft groan.
"Not.. Not now Serah Must Sleep"
"C'mon, wake up!"
"No I'm too tired Serah "
The sleeping figure shifted, moving farther away from the voice.
"Wake up, Claire!"
The figure suddenly stopped, then without warning, grabbed Serah's unsuspecting arm. Lightning pulled her onto the bed, "What did you just call me, Serah?!" Lightning orde
FFXIII - ChatroomLOLWUT?!FFXIII - Chatroom5 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Final Fantasy XIII Chatroom. XD
Set 1 year after the events of Final Fantasy XIII
Hope - xxLoliBoyxx
Sazh Sazh Katzroy [you'll see why I didn't make him one.]
SnowsGirl77: hey! you're actually online!
HerHero51: yeah, I am. Miss me? Ha! X3
SnowsGirl77: Of course! Wait you're being sarcastic again. >:[
HerHero51: 'tis only my nature.
SnowsGirl77:yeah, yeah, whatever! Anyways, I thought you had to go out with Hope today.
HerHero51: Well, we had to postpone it, apparently your sister put him on a tight training schedule, since he wants to be a solider and all.
SnowsGirl77: Sounds like her -_-;
HerHero51: Speak of the devil.
xXWhiteFlashXx: Who are you calling a devil?
HerHero51: No one. So, what's up, sis?
xXWhiteFlashXx: What did I tell you about that? And I just logged on to check my email. And I had to talk
FFXIII - Broken - Epilouge 2Serah walked in her older sister's home when no one had come to the door.FFXIII - Broken - Epilouge 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There were two possibilities here:
A. Lightning wasn't home
B. She was so tired, she literally couldn't answer the door.
Serah suspected b. Nevertheless, the twenty-four year old ventured farther into the depths of Lighting's hollow home. When she reached the bedroom door, it lied slightly ajar, and a very pregnant Lightning lied across the bed.
"Lighting? Is that you?"
She walked over, and the older girl groaned.
"What's wrong, you're not in labor are you?!"
Lighting slapped her hand away, "No, I'm not. I'm just thinking, why are you here anyways?"
Serah shrugged and plopped down on the bed beside her, "Ever since the twins were born I've been desperate for adult conversation, so I figured that you'd be home, since you can't work in the GC when you're this pregnant."
The girl groaned, "Don't remind me..."
Serah grinned, "So, what were you thinking about anyways?"
"About Hope's wedding."
"I know, it's amazing
FFXIII - Broken - Ch 23Lightning walked alone into the Bodhum infirmary. Her feet felt like two pieces of steel as she made her way to the room of Toyo Cey Akada on the 2nd floor.FFXIII - Broken - Ch 234 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Notcis walked behind her a few paces, reluctant to touch her. She'd been distant since she committed to this. Neither spoke in the elevator and before she knew it, she was standing in front of the door.
She put her hand on the doorknob, stopping.
"Noctis," She said, not turning around, "Leave."
"Leave. Please Just do it. Go help Fang and the others with Raines I'll be fine."
"Please, just do it Noctis." She was frightened by how her voice wavered.
He nodded, "Alright, if that's what you want." He hugged her lightly from behind, and walked away.
Lightning took a deep breath, opening the door. He was the same as she had left him. She sighed, it was now or never.
Isabella walked by Akada, popping her gum as she went.
"What?" She suddenly stopped, noticing how intently Akada was watching
Just a Kid - FFXIII"Farron, come in, Farron, over"Just a Kid - FFXIII4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The pink haired girl quickly pulled out her radio.
"Farron reporting, over."
"We got her, over."
Lightning let out a breath of relief. Her little sister had been missing for a week now, and she was beginning to lose hope that her twelve year old sister was still alive.
"I'll be there in a few minutes, over."
Lightning put her radio in her bag, and quickly ran towards the slums of Bodhum where they'd found her smaller sister. Over the past days she had visions of her dead and alone, or worse, alive and being held by some scumbag.
Her sister was still struggling with the loss of their parents, and had run away on a whim. Lightning wasn't too worried, she'd pulled the same thing a few times, but she was always back before dark. This time was different, when she hadn't returned at night; she called her in as missing. Lightning looked for her day and night; her sister was only twelve after all, not near old enough to look out for herself. Li
FFXIII - Broken - Ch 1"So, their gone? Just like that?"FFXIII - Broken - Ch 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hope sat at the Farron House while Serah brought dishes to the dinner table where Lightning sat across from him.
Lightning always saw Hope as someone she could relate to, he was also an orphan, the only difference being that he had no siblings.
After Vanille and Fang sacrificed themselves and Cocoon was saved, Hope had no where to turn, so Lightning decided that it was best he come live with them.
It had been two months since the incident, and Hope now insisted on bringing up Vanille and Fang.
"No, Light, it's not fair! How come we get to live, but they don't?"
"It was their focus, you know that."
Lightning was becoming agitated after explaining this for the tenth time.
"Focus or not, it's not fair!"
He stood, slamming his fists into the table.
"Would you rather them become Cie'th?!"
Lightning stood, slamming the table once more, staring down the young boy.
"You know it isn't fair, Lightning. You just refuse to admit it."
Memories - FFXIIIVanille let out a sigh of relief when she saw her leader, Lightning Farron, sitting in the tall Pulsain grass, staring up at Cocoon. She stoped in her footsteps when she heard her voice. She sound so different from what Vanille had come to know.Memories - FFXIII4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I know you're trying to send me a message, Serah But I can't hear you Please, talk a little louder. I'm lost; I don't know what to do. Please Serah Tell me what I'm supposed to do."
The soldier's voice was drenched in sorrow and regret, and Vanille ached for the pink haired girl.
The soldier tensed, not turning around.
"Vanille, what are you doing out here? You should stay with the others."
The orange hair girl walked over to her, squatting down.
"I woke up and you were gone. I got worried."
"I can take care of myself, Vanille."
"Well I thought that you were lonely. I wanted to come keep you company"
"Thanks, but really, I'm fine."
Vanille was silent as she sat down on the grass, sitting beside Light
Just be Happy "Shut up!" Lightning snapped at Hope.Just be Happy4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I just want you to be happy!" Hope shot back.
They had like this for hours. Once it stopped something happened that sparked the fight again. The other former L'Cie watched silently from a corner.
"I don't care!" Lightning yelled.
"Why don't you want to be happy?" Hope shouted.
"Why do you want me to be happy?"
This hit Hope hard. Slowly, his eyes dropped to the floor, and for the first time that day, all was silent.
Lightning turned her back to Hope and began to walk away.
From behind her, Hope whispered so only she could hear, "You look beautiful when your happy."
Lightning stopped. Did this kid have feelings for her? Her face went red when she realize
Last Word - FFXIIILightning stared out at the Pulsian landscape while the camp of the 500 soldiers of her fleet bustled beneath her. She noted the time: 10:37, she had told them to be in their tents asleep by 9:30. She sighed, it had been a while since she had seen home, if she could even call it that. Two years into what was now called "The Great Migration", everyone was fairly well settled, but she longed to be back in her house on Bodhum, protected by the precious fal'Cie. Even though their rule had ruined her life, she had taken for granted how easy her old life had been. Tomorrow, she would lead her men in a dangerous mission to arrest as many of the "Cocoon Fighters" as possible.Last Word - FFXIII4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
They were a group of rebels who still looked down on Pulse and Pulse l'Cie. After being hunted by the Guardian Corps and PSICOM, they fled into the Pulse landscape and were plotting a revolution. Lightning was one of the commanders whose job was to rid the land of them once and for all.
FFXIII - Broken - Epilouge"Lightning!!"FFXIII - Broken - Epilouge4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The pink haired girl who was face down in her pillow instantly shot up.
She saw her younger sister standing at the door, who's face was the brightest shade of red.
"What? What's the matter? Can you not breathe?"
She just pointed to the bed, and Lightning looked over at the other form in the bed, and laughed.
"It's just Noctis. That's what he looks like in the morning... Not very well put together."
Serah grabbed her arm, and pulled her outside, "I didn't know you guys were 'together'."
"You didn't know? Serah, how can you live in this house and NOT know?"
Suddenly Snow walked by and Serah grabbed him, "Snow, did you know Lightning was going out with Noctis?"
"You didn't? Yeah, Noct told me a while ago."
Serah threw her head back, "Ugh! I'm her sister, why am I always the last to know about these things!"
"Look, why am I up at seven in the morning on a Saturday anyways?"
"I have to get my dress fitted before the wedding tomorrow."
"Don't look so bleak,
Someone Else - FFXIIISerah watched Lightning as she silently read a book while sitting on her bed. She wanted to ask her sister something, but hadn't got the nerve to do it yet.Someone Else - FFXIII5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I know you're out there, Serah."
Serah sighed, walking into the doorway of the room.
"What do you want?"
"Spit it out, I don't have all day you know."
"It's just that it's Halloween, and I want you to celebrate it with the rest of us this year."
Lightning dropped the book she was reading onto her bed.
"You want me to celebrate Halloween? That's completely idiotic. I'm not gonna do that."
"No buts. I'm twenty-one years old, I'm far to old to be celebrating something so childish."
"It's not childish!"
"Really? It's not? Pfft! It's the day when kids dress up and go around asking for candy. It's very childish."
By this time, Lightning was standing in front of her sister, trying to get Serah to move.
"It is not!!"
"Stop being so whiny! I'm going to take a shower! Now get out of my way!"
With her last statemen
Hope x Lightning, Part 5Hope felt like crap when lunchtime came around. Lightning dominated the house like it was her own home, and since he was so afraid that something more humiliating would happen to him, he up and left when she took a shower.Hope x Lightning, Part 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Smartest thing I've done all week," Hope said with a groan, all the while remembering the fact that the upper classman from his school had been a total stranger mere days ago and since then she's been in his life without his consent. With all the crap that has happened, Lightning seems more like the big sister he never wanted in his life than a stranger.
"You know, you've been pretty out of it ever since Lightning came to your house, and yet you somehow are able to survive," the woman said. Hope only groaned, "You know...the next pair of drinks is on me, okay Hope?"
"If that's the case, then put it on my tab, Lebreau," said a familiar female voice.
Hope sat straight up, arms to his side, and saw Vanille sitting right across from on t
Breaking Free chapter 9Instinct took over once more, her intense need to protect, carved into every fiber of her being, sent her into a sprint straight into the younger woman´s left side, the rush of adrenaline transforming her body into her namesake. Lightning crashed her right shoulder against Vanille´s back, most surely hurting the young Pulsian, but effectively saving her life, as a ghost of a pain ran through the soldier´s previously healed arm. Kain´s Lance did nothing but brush past the mage´s body, and instead, embedded itself into Lightning´s left upper arm, tearing apart muscles and vessels, scratching bone surface, and sending up a searing pain that made her collapse against Vanille´s body, as warm blood dampened her left side. A high pitched cry escaped the soldier´s lips as both women fell hard in the ground.Breaking Free chapter 94 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Lightning could hear the young Pulsian´s voice, but it didn´t register completely in her mind. Her senses fell numb once more, bu
FFXIII - Broken - Ch 22Akada slowly walked towards where Isabella sat on the ground, obviously watching one of her memories. He saw a tall, blonde girl, and a boy about her same age. She was giggling like and idiot, and the boy kissed her. He watched as he saw Isabella flinch as the blonde girl's eyes flew completely open, and stared back at him.FFXIII - Broken - Ch 224 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"What are you watching?"
As soon as Isabella heard his voice, she quickly turned the memory off and stuttered out, "Not- Nothing, I thought you were asleep."
"I was, but I woke up and noticed you were gone."
"Well, go back."
"What was that? Who was it more importantly?"
" It's my sister Susie "
"Yes I check up on her every once in a while " Isabella stood up, brushing off her pants, "It's a sister's job, even if I am dead."
One Month Later
Lightning heard a small knock on her door; she lifted herself reluctantly from her pillow and answered the door. She stood there in a pair of fairly short shorts and a black tank
Hope x Lightning Part 6Hope and Vanille's date started at roughly 8 o'clock that evening. Since the little chat at the café, Hope had been pretty much been a nervous wreck. Vanille had asked him out and even if he didn't say yes, he was forced to accept the fact that he was to live with it now.Hope x Lightning Part 63 years ago in Romance More Like This
The four films playing tonight ranged from slapstick comedy to dramas and horror films. The fourth was a documentary for those interested in those films. The one Hope wanted to see was the comedy, since romance and drama didn't really agree with him tonight.
I just hope that Vanille is into laughing, otherwise this night is going to suck for me, the young man thought as he went to pick up his date. Walking to Vanille's house was pretty simple; she lived a few blocks down the street near a large cluster of cherry trees. Hope always got a good look at them as he walked his way to school, and Vanille would be waiting under the trees for Hope to pass by before walking with him to school.
And as the trees came into vi
Chocolate - HopexLightningValentine's Day. A wonderful day for couples and lovers, a day to write love letters and give chocolate to your secret love interest, the perfect day for exchanging words of affection and loving looks with your beloved, holding hands in the street to let everyone know that you had someone you care for. A perfect day for a confession.Chocolate - HopexLightning5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A day Hope dreaded.
At seventeen he was experimenting all new kinds of feelings, love was one of them but perhaps love was a strong word for now, it was more like a tremendous crush, he thought. Then again he was young and therefore didn't know what to think about it, he had to admit he was very confused with his feelings right now.
Having a crush was nothing out the ordinary for a teenager like him, but his mind had a turmoil going on. Valentine's day was coming and he didn't know what to do, he couldn't possibly ask her out on a date; not once in his life had he thought it would come to this it would be easy if it were any of his classmates,