Final Fantasy XIII-Short Chapter is ShortFang seemed distant as she explained her backstory to us. Of how she was with her friend, and how they were separated, and how they were still separated. She was sitting on a bench while we rested, talking to us and not caring if we were listening. I was listening. Lightning looked at her when she said that it was her fault that Serah and, through her, we were l'cie, she strode to her, and raised her arm to strike her. I gripped her wrist, glaring at her icily. "Now is not the time for this, Farron, she said she was sorry, so get the hell over it!"
The lieutenant visibly flinched, not expecting such a sharp reprimand, and jumped away. I turned to look at Fang, who was blinking at me. "What was that for?" I smirked, then replied, "We're all l'cie, aren't we. There isn't room for grudges in this life. We need to stick together and get along."
Fang blinked, then broke out into a smile. "Well, thanks, Sweetheart!"
I sniffed disapprovingly at the nickname, but left it for now. F
Final Fantasy XIII-The Fall"Farron!"Final Fantasy XIII-The Fall2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My words went unheeded. I was following the lieutenant through the fal'cie that had been captured, and I was trying to calm her. Nothing helped. She was hell-bent on finding her sister. I growled as she cut down c'ieth after c'ieth, and I quickened my pace to catch up. "Slow down, Farron, don't overextend yourself." I muttered, and when she ignored me, I sped up, moving ahead. I grasped the hilts of my own blades, yanking them out of their twin holsters as more c'ieth stumbled into view. I gunned down the first, and decapitated the second, killing the third with a horizontal slash across its chest. The lieutenant didn't thank me for the help, even though I took out all and any others we ran into. I didn't expect her to. By the time we reached the top of the fal'cie, she was panting, as was I, only less so. She found her sister lying on the floor, and she tried to carry her out. I watched with concern, then turned as the sound of footsteps approached from behind me. I whipped
Final Fantasy XIII-Calm Before The StormThe next few days were full of activity for each and every one of us. Shane had been tracking us for days, and was eager to catch me up on the plans he had to bring the Primarch down. I was busy with the briefings, sparring matches, and just healing in general. Lightning aided me when she could, but she could only do so much. This obviously frustrated her, seeing as she, being a lower ranking officer that me, knew less about the protocol and combat techniques I went by.Final Fantasy XIII-Calm Before The Storm1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
On the third day since our rescue, I was standing on the balcony of the room I had been situated in, a steaming mug of coffee in one hand. I was wearing a backless shirt, so my wings wouldn't get tangled in the fabric. I was waiting on a new, custom made Guardian Corps. uniform, which was going to be finished the next day. I closed my eyes, and raised the mug to my lips. I grimaced at the taste, but i endured. Coffee was the only thing keeping me running now. I had eaten a few hours ago, but with my metabolis
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When Lightning came to, the behemoths had vanished. It confused her, but she wasn't about to complain. She slowly sat up, holding her head and grimacing. She didnt know how long she had been out for, but her body was stiff and sore, so it had to have been for a while. She got up, and hobbled back to camp, looking forward to seeing the general, and maybe even being coddled by her a bit. She looked forward to the other woman's warmth as they snuggled in their shared bedroll. She made it to camp, and as expected, Sazh, who had taken first watch, let out a startled yell at the sight of her. The commotion woke the others, and they attacked her with questions. She ignored them, and she looked for Trisha. She was not present.
"Where's Trish?" She asked, and Fang answered with another question. "Wait, she said she was gonna go find you, and that was a few hours ago."
Lighting quickly figured out where the behemoths had gone.
"Shit!" Fang hissed as she r
Final Fantasy XIII-My ArrivalThe moment my feet touched the ground, I knew where I was. The sky was dark, the stars were bright, and the fireworks of Bodhum exploded overhead. I took a deep breath, and looked down. What do you know. A Guardian Corp. uniform, and from the five bars on my shoulder guards, I was in the guise of a general. At least I could play the part. I looked at the two small, silver gunblades holstered on either side of my somehow more feminine hips. Cool. I looked around, and smiled as my gaze fell on someone I recognized. Her back was turned to me, and she seemed to be speaking to an officer of a higher rank. I began to walk, purposely taking a path that went wide, so I could walk by their view. As I entered their field of vision, I heard the reaction.Final Fantasy XIII-My Arrival2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What's a general doing in a place like this?"
"Tch, I've never seen her before."
"perhaps she just returned from training in Eden?"
I smiled, and slowly turned my head to glance in their direction.
"Look at those eyes, Farron! Those
Final Fantasy XIII-Breathe Into MeLightning sighed as she paced back and forth across the room, her crimson cape fluttering from the speed at which she walked. The general had yet to stir, and had remained in a comatose state for most. Of the night, broken only by the smallest twitches of her fingers, or the slightest fluttering of her lashes.Final Fantasy XIII-Breathe Into Me2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hope had visited multiple times, but never stayed too long. He was busy talking with his father, making ends meet, and telling him all about the events that led up to their arrival. The whole time, his father had listened, silent, but comforting.
Fang was taking a shower, and taking her time. She wouldnt be out for a while.
Snow was lying somewhere, asleep. The lieutenant had visited him the moment he awoke, and had begged his forgiveness for all the hard times she had given him. He, of course, forgave her right after she spoke.
Lightning looked up, her brow furrowing. Something wasn't right. There was something missing that was there before, but was gone now. She looked around.
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I was floating. In what? Beats me.
It felt good, and I wanted to float forever.
I smiled blissfuly, and let myself slowly drift Etro-knows-where, or tried to.
I felt a sudden pressure on my arms and legs, like hands, four of them. I tried to struggle against them, but I suddenly felt heavy.
OH SHIVA THE PAIN!!!
The lieutenant's voice was dull and almost mute to me. I felt terrible. I could feel Fang roughly shaking me. She was cursing at me in Pulsian.
"...You're hurting her!"
Lightning yelled, and I felt the shaking stop. My head lolled back, and my body was forcefully shoved , or snatched, into someone else's arms.
"Please wake up, hold on..."
I would have smiled, but my body was too heavy. I wanted to pass out, but there was just enough energy left in my body to keep me conscious. Damn it.
"My house is just down that alley!"
Final Fantasy XIII-Pain and PleasantriesAfter the battle, and our eidolons had vanished, I limped over to theFinal Fantasy XIII-Pain and Pleasantries2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lieutenant and Hope, grimacing. The feathers hadn't vanished, and we're still lodged rather painfully where they had hit. I had a few new ones, eight in total, stuck in various areas of my waist, hip, and leg areas.
"Hope, would you mind? I'm in a LOT of pain right now."
The silverette nodded, following me as I hobbled a few paces, and lowered myself to the ground. He sat down behind me, and helped me to remove my jacket. I folded it, and laid down, using it as a pillow. The lieutenant had settled down on my other side. Hope hesitated, unsure of how to remove the feathers. "Just pull them out, Hope. I can handle the pain."
The boy swallowed, then, not wanting to be caught hesitating again, set to work. I closed my eyes, and waited for the pain. 'I can handle it. I can handle it'
Hope pulled the first one out.
'I CAN'T HANDLE IT!' I mentally screamed. My fingers clenched into a fist, and I
Final Fantasy XIII: Left Foot Right FootI let out a deep sigh as the lieutenant nudged me back in the right direction as she had done so many times that day, and I offered her the weakest of smiles. So far, we had gotten nowhere. We were going to travel to pulse, but not until we were prepared. Shane had figured hat, if this was a training ark, there had to be an armory at least, and maybe a medical bay. I sure needed it. Lightning nudged me again as I started to sway to one side, and she pulled my arm over her shoulders, supporting me to keep me in line. She was tiring, I could tell from the amount of times she had stumbled in the last hour.Final Fantasy XIII: Left Foot Right Foot1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
".... I'll take over, Light."
I blinked wearily as, for a brief moment, my support vanished, and I tipped violently. Fang caught me, and took up the role Light had just abandoned. It was more comfortable, at least, Fang being taller than the lieutenant, not as tall as me, but still more comfortable. I closed my eyes, and let myself sag a bit.
"Oi, don't make me do all the work." Fang sa
Final Fantasy XIII-Rest and RecoveryThe first thing I was aware of upon waking again was warmth, and the second was a weight on my left shoulder. I opened my eyes, blinking in the lamplight. It was hard to tell if it was day, or night. I felt the weight on my shoulder shift, and I turned my head. Well, what do you know. The lieutenant was sprawled on her side beside me, her head resting on my shoulder. Her legs were bent, and one hand was holding the opposing shoulder; her free hand was closed around the pendant I wore around my neck, hidden before now in my uniform. She looked exhausted. Her eyes were closed, but I could see them flicking about under the closed lids. There were dark rings under her eyes, and she looked like she had been power working for at least a month. I shifted, and she, as I expected, jerked awake.Final Fantasy XIII-Rest and Recovery1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The lieutenant tried to push herself up, but I spoke weakly.
"Wait, please. You look like a dead woman. Lie down."
The lieutenant obeyed hesitantly. I moved my arm, allowing s
Final Fantasy XIII-Pure of Heart and Calm of Mind"Get up."Final Fantasy XIII-Pure of Heart and Calm of Mind2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I slowly pushed myself up onto my knees, looking up at my trainer tearfully.
The man frowned.
"I said get up, Damnit!"
He swiftly kicked me in the ribs, and I felt one snap.
"Please, sir, I've been getting up all day! Can't I please just rest! One minute!?" I cried, but my pleas were drowned by the sound of his m
Steel toed boot repeatedly striking my ribs.
I woke with a sharp gasp, and Fang stumbled back with a yelp. She had been prodding me in the side. I blinked a few times to get my bearings, then stood. "My apologies, Fang. I didn't intend to startle you." she was silent as we exited the alley we had stopped to rest in. I had been thinking back to me days of training, and I had been reliving my worst of them.
"So I figure we should be there soon, yeah?"
Fang said, clapping a hand on my shoulder as she passed me and took the lead. I sighedn then replied, "Yeah..."
Lightning strode up to walk beside me, averting her eyes as she did. She still felt bad after my r
Final Fantasy XIII-Battles and blushesI grunted as I parried an attack by yet another bulwark, My feet sliding as I was pushed back. We had encountered countless battles already, and there still seemed to be no end to the waves of troops. I heard Lightning cast a cure, and Fang, having collapsed, struggled to her feet again. "Thanks for the help, Sunshine!" I risked a look back to check on them, and what I saw wasn't encouraging. They were both panting hard, and they looked about ready to drop. I was the only one who was actually fighting now, as they were just shielding each other.Final Fantasy XIII-Battles and blushes2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Valkyrie, CUT 'EM DOWN!!"
I released my eidolon yet again, and he unleashed his might on the men, cutting them down and ending our battle for the moment. I smiled at the eidolon as he strode back to me, forced to wait until his time ran out. He knelt, and said something quietly. I took a step forward, straining to hear him, but he only chuckled, and motioned for me to turn around. I gave him a look of confusion, and he gently turne
Final Fantasy XIII-And Then There Were FourThe next morning, we crossed the Metrostile, Palumpolum. It was no easy feat. Hope was a major help, though. He guided us through the underground culverts he used to play in as a child, which let us gain access to an underground are of the city. There, we encountered a fal'cie. It was the source of the people's food and life. Its name was Carbuncle. The lieutenant considered destroying it to cut off the food supply to the people, but Hope said that we should leave it, and that people would only have another reason to hate us if we killed it. Hope's plans for revenge on Snow for his mother's death were cut short when Lightning told him to stop trying, and they had a brief argument, which resulted in a closer bond forming between the two. I, however, was still the "Supermom" figure in the group. The Agora, a large open area where the sun fal'cie beat down, was our next location. As we emerged into the light, an announcement began to play. "In a recently convened emergency conference,theFinal Fantasy XIII-And Then There Were Four2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Final Fantasy XIII- Safe to Let GoThe next morning, I was up and running, well, walking. Hope was walking close by my side, cautious of the lieutenant ever since their little argument. We had just entered the Gapra Whitewoods, and we were already fighting for our lives. There were pens full of beasts, but they were easy enough to kill. It was the troopers I was worried about. They were everywhere. It was hard enough to protect Hope, and my still sore injuries didn't help. We made our way free from the woods, After many arduous battles, and found ourselves looking at a beautiful sight. The sun was setting, and its last rays sparkled any gleamed as they hit the lake that now separated us from Palumpolum. I blinked, and for a moment was entranced by the lake's beauty. "Shall we make camp here?" Lightning said, looking to me for an answer. "I think we should cross." The lieutenant turned on me, and said, "And how the hell do you expect to manage that?" I just smiled, and knelt. I slid my fingers under the hem of my short jFinal Fantasy XIII- Safe to Let Go2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Final Fantasy-Of Arguments and EidolonsWell, the landing could have been better. I slowly pushed myself into a crouched position, touching my left temple. There was a cut, and it hurt like hell. I turned my head to see Lightning stand, and draw her weapon. I stood, ignoring the headache beginning to spring up. The lieutenant needed backup, no matter how stubbornly she denied it. I drew my twin gunblades just as a trio of wolf-like things bounded into view and at us. I heard the lieutenant's gunblades fire, and I switched my weapons into gun form, firing and killing the other two. By then, the other three l'cie had woken. We exchanged small conversation, and ended up splitting up. I went with Lightning and Hope. The kid was slow, so I piggybacked him for the first few hours.Final Fantasy-Of Arguments and Eidolons2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Why couldn't he have just stayed behind? Why are you helping him?"
I looked at the lieutenant, and replied, "Did you help Serah when she was fourteen?"
"Well, yeah, but-"
"I have a little brother, and he isn't even fourteen yet. I'd die for
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We all jumped at the command, before realizing with dread that we were surrounded. "Hands behind your heads!" The command was rough and simple. We all raised our hands. I did only after being forced to drop my twin gun blades to the ground. The leader of the team that apprehended us, a man in glowing clothes, glowing orange to be precise, stepped forward. His gun lay on his shoulders, relaxed. That was his fatal mistake. "you fall off the purge train?" I glanced at him through my lashes. "Maybe " the man seemed to take offense to that. "You talkin' back to me?!" he shoved his gun under my jaw. I gave him a "yeah-if-I-had-a-dick-I'd-totally-slap-you-in-the-face-with-it" look, and he realized my intentions too late. I brought my elbow to his face, crushing the mask that covered it and killing him instantly.. I stamped on my gunblade, which sent it flipping up. I caught it and flipped the second up, gunning down a soldier, decapitating a sec
Final Fantasy XIII-BondingWhen I came to, I was lying on what looked like ice, only it was warm to the touch. The boy, who had begun to stir as well, was still nestled against me, his arms tightening around my waist as he came to. I slowly sat up, ignoring the twinges of pain that resounded through my poor, battered body, most painful at my newly branded hip. I peeled the fabric away for a second, and there it was, black and bold. I looked down as the boy sat up as well, and I started to stand, helping him up as I did. By now, the others were stirring, and I took the time to help each of them up. The lieutenant was an exception, swatting my hand away. I smirked, then, before she could resist, hauled her up by her upper arm. She grunted, but let me pull her up. I let her go, and strode to stand at the edge of the ledge we had luckily landed on, where I surveyed the landscape. The lake was deathly silent, and I found myself closing my eyes, and drawing in a deep breath. I could hear the others talking behind me,Final Fantasy XIII-Bonding2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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I watched Shane walk out of the bay, before closing my eyes and rolling onto my side with some effort. I heard the soft footsteps of "Pinky" approaching, and I moved a bit to allow her some room. The rustle of clothing, then a warm body was gently nestled to my chest. I slid my newly healed arm around her waist, and I inhaled her scent. It was masked now, by the stench of blood and sweat, but it was still there. Strawberries. I smiled faintly, and I heard her chuckle.
"...Smelling me again?"
My smile broadened.
"You got me."
She rolled, almost falling off the table, and she said with a huff, "why can't we be intimate when there's a reasonably sized bed nearby?"
"Light, I promise you, once we get to Pulse, I will find some time, and give you one hundred percent of my attention. Right now, we can't think of... Whatever..." I watched her pale cheeks flush, and I smiled.
"C'mon, let"s get going."
I sat up, and I walked slowly to the exit, making
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I stretched my arms above my head, closing my eyes and inhaling the fresh morning air. I was really starting to like gran pulse. I smiled as Lightning stirred, then slowly unlocked her arms from around my waist. Her eyes fluttered open, and she pushed herself into a sitting position, stretching in a similar manner as me before pulling my jacket around her. It didn't provide too much warmth, but it was mine, so she enjoyed using it. I finished stretching, then I got up to stretch some more. It wouldn't do to cramp up in the middle of battle, would it? I proceeded to stretch out my legs, then I rolled my shoulders a few times, before striding over to Shane and kicking him in the side.
"Hey, sleepy ass, wake up." I said, and he growled at me, before slowly obeying, and performing the same stretches I had. He got up, and he went to go fetch his coat, which was currently Hope's blanket. Shane may have looked tough, but he did in fact worry about the bo