In My DreamsIt was late when Lightning returned home that night, but then again since when was it not late?In My Dreams3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She sighed and tiredly made her way upstairs to her room; she lived alone now, and though it was nice to have peace and quiet, she missed hearing Serah rushing over to give her a hug and greet her whenever she came home.
But it was not like she could do anything about it; Serah was married to Snow now after all. Lightning knew that all she had to do was call Serah and her little sister would come running right away, but she did not want to get in Serah's way now that she had her own life.
A nice hot shower would do her good, Lightning decided. She stripped down and entered the shower, washing away the grime she had gotten from work and letting the water wash down her body. She let out a content sigh as her tense muscles relaxed.
She stepped out of the shower after a while and stared at herself in the mirror. Her hair was untamed as always with mysterious bangs flowing down over her right eye
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Lightning hated it, but at the same time it amused her.
Serah had been looking around the store for ages, trying to find a decent Valentine's Day present for her boyfriend, Snow Villiers. Lightning would roll her eyes every time Serah would fuss over what would be a good gift. At times, Lightning would give her opinion only to have Serah lecture her about how special Valentine's Day was.
The older Farron refused to hear another lesson about the Day of Hearts and remained silent for the rest of the shopping trip.
She watched as her younger sister went from shop to shop, isle to isle, in search for something that would be perfect for Snow. Lightning had to scoff; what was the point of this Valentine's Day? It was nothing but a word that signals to couples that it was th
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It did not matter; it had too long in Lightning Farron's opinion. Every day it was the same thing; wake up, clean up, go to work, come home. Rinse and repeat.
She felt like the whole repeating process was giving her a headache. She was not sure if she could stand anymore of it.
Staring into her mug of coffee, Lightning sighed boredly. She had been given a week off from work but what was there to do? She was alone and bored out of her mind; there was nothing to do whatsoever.
The only thing she could do was pace and pace, trying to think of what she could do in order to pass the time. Or better yet, a week.
Lightning stopped pacing and glanced at her front door. Perhaps there was one thing she could do, even if it was not that important to anyone else. It was important to her though. With a sigh, she headed out into her yard.
Once outside, she stared at the tree somewhat sadly and ruffled her hair a bit. She walked forward and then touched the tree as sh
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Sir Noctis, King of Pulse
"Hereby, I pronounce you King, Noctis Lucis Caelum and Queen, Lightning Farron."
Noctis had received the sacred necklace every king of Lucis, the capital of Pulse, used to wear before him. The silver ornament shined on his black clothes and the engraved garnets were the exact color of his eyes at that moment. Red as blood. Lightning had a crown of diamonds, and the seven stones were like seven blades lined up together, forming a shimmering lozenge. The king in black, carrying death, the punishment of justice and war. The queen in white, pure, delicate, emissary of peace, hope and salvation.
All the symbols were right. Just their wearer felt uneasy under their weight.
"Is it all?", Lightning whispered to Noctis as the crowd cheers covered her voice.
"I'd wish so " he muttered to himself.
"And to respect our coronation tradition, our new king and queen shall open the ball, once more." Remilda said with a wide smile.
Collaboration Project III: Under the SunSummer was one of the hottest and brightest times of the month, including for the country rules by the Caelums; despite it being a dark city, summer still affected it like it did the other towns, which was a good thing to the citizens since it meant they would be able to enjoy the warmth of the sun and relax on the beaches.Collaboration Project III: Under the Sun3 years ago in Humor More Like This
However, despite the heat of summer, the inside of the Caelum palace was freezing over due to the prince's current bodyguard's glare.
Prompto and Gladiolus cringed and shivered underneath Lightning's piercing stare and shuddered; the woman's glare was so cold that it made them feel as if it were winter instead of summer as it actually was. The blonde man pleaded again. "Please? Please please please Light?"
Lightning gave him a look. "I refuse!"
"But it's SUMMER!" Gladiolus protested.
"Exactly the reason why I refuse to go outside with you people!" Lightning said, crossing her arms and glaring the two men down again. Gladiolus and Prompto both cringed again at her fr
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Final Fantasy XIII-3: Dead Roses
Chapter 1: A Relationships build up
"Hey, Your alright" a voice in the distance said as they turned to see Fang and Vanille "Fang!, Vanille!" they all shouted with excitement for their friends being alright. "ok we found them, now what" Prompto said looking very bored "I say we head our separate ways" Noctis replied walking away "so that's it your going to chicken out and leave" Hope asked "I admit i used to hate the L'Cie, I didn't want anything to do with it but in the end it was worth it" Prompto looked from Hope to Noctis as they began a short messy conversation "I have something worth saving back home, i would like to help but theirs nothing i can do that you guys dont already have" Noctis replied"
"Fine, Leave we don't need some guy when you need someone to toughen you up you know where to find me" Lightning said walking away, she was really annoyed with Noctis by now. The group followed behind
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First dance and first night together
After the banquet, they had danced a lot. Noctis had opened the dance with his bride. He was an average dancer, but she was a total loss. She stepped on his feet many many times and everyone in the dance hall could tell that it wasn't on purpose at all. But Noctis was a real prince and he endured all the false step, every wrong turn, just smiling (well, the smile became a plastered one after she stepped on his foot for the tenth time) until she agree to follow his lead.
"Don't hold your breath, it's gonna be easier that way."
"Well, you're not the one making a fool out of himself "
"They're not looking anymore, they're dancing too," he tried to reassure her.
Then why should I keep on making this much effort? she thought.
"So you're that kind of person?"
"Wha what kind of person?"
"Oh, no, I I was thinking aloud, excuse me."
I can hear what she thinks now
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FINAL FANTASY XIII
The New Tale of the Crystal
Like the light that shines through the Crystal,
the universe shines with multi-colored content.
Now all that is visible and invisible is unbalanced
The destruction will ensue
The light and shadow shall meet and work as one
The shadow shall take its place in light
And light shall shine its path
Or all will be swallowed by Chaos.
Feathers fell from above and touched the ground silently around the knight as she knelt before the crystal edifice before her. The knight sighed, seeing the cold relief she has released the warrior stood and turned in the opposite direction. The light from the crystals and gems shined brilliantly around her as her metal boots clanked upon the cold, stone floor beneath her.
She shook her head, letting her silky strawberry-blonde hair run down her left shoulder and onto her breastplate. Her breastplate only covered her upper torso, with three
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Final Fantasy XIII-3: Dead Roses
Chapter 3: The Edge of Romance
"whose that" a man in gray and white with white spiky hair came out of the floor "finally this past will finally change for good" he said as he looked at them then disappeared into the night "looks like we found our target" Fang said. It took three months walking to head toward a empty desert that led to a town. During these months there where constant fights between the group but they grew closer then they would have thought. When a man on a motorcycle rode right past them all and grabbed a sword that stuck out of the ground. He circled around them then rode slowly with them "heading toward Midgar" he asked placing the sword away "actually just passing by Midgar" Lightning said not really looking at the man. "What is your purpose in holding weapons then" the blond said as he scanned everyone down Noctis rose an eye brow "we could
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Lady Lightning, future queen of Pulse
Lightning never had that much difficulty to fell asleep before. She had already slept with her sister, but it was far different from sleeping next to a grown man when you're a grown woman yourself. The said man had kissed her in the afternoon, for their wedding ceremony and she did enjoy herself at that time, even if she wouldn't dare to say it out loud.
Noctis on the other hand had gone right to rest when she stopped trying to hit him. He was turning his back on her and she lied on her right side, trying her best not to look at him. He looked smaller than the men she used to see every day. Snow was so big, especially next to Serah. Noctis was thinner, and looked more fragile at first sight. Anyway, Lightning could tell, just after dancing with him, that there was more to him than just meet the eyes. And the way he walked, the way he moved
"You're a great fighter, of that I'
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I could not face her now, how could I? After what I almost did to her. Lightning had only wanted to go home but I was too selfish to accept that fact. I wanted to feel angry at her for wanting to leave, to leave me. Deep down, I think I had wanted her to stay a little longer. But why would she want to stay now? She saw the monster I was for the second time since the day I injured her; only this time it was much worse.
"Lightning I " I could not find the words I needed, wanted to say. I felt her tense against my back. "It's not your fault. Just please don't talk to me right now."
I expected as much. Of course she would not want me to speak to her, not after what I almost did. But how was I supposed to act? Happy and glad that she wanted to leave? No. I could never feel happy about that. Never that.
I had wanted to be selfish, selfish enough to keep her even though I knew it might never
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I'll never believe again
"I'm a l'cie." she said.
"Yeah, and so what?" he answered her.
"But you don't understand! I'm a l'cie!" she repeated, tearing off her shirt to show off her brand.
"Awww, that part always makes me cry," whispered Heather.
"You're not listening to one more of your soap show with l'cies and "
"Shut up, Shawn, it's the best part!"
"But baby, you're not even supposed to use the limo television and high techno stuff, we just borrowed it to get in Oerba faster!"
"Shawn, I've just miss the nicest part!" the young maid complained.
"Man, Shawn, could you tie up your girlfriend or something, I can't take it anymore. It's been two days, but it's been already sixth time she try to listen to these silly programs. You know that it's hard to drive with the cable connection on, do you? It makes the whole control panel go crazy. There's behemoths and adamant tortoise around here you know!" Sync complained.
"Keep looking at the ro
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The young princess shook her head, her hands shaking and her rapier still bouncing on the floor, before to stop between them both.
"I can't Noctis, I can't do it. Don't you understand? I'm gonna turn into a monster. I can't realize my Focus. It's too much for me. I can't do what they asked me to do."
"You just have to tell me what it is, Stella, I'll help you, I'll do it for you, it's going to be okay, I swear I'll "
"Don't! Nothing will be okay anymore. Nothing! My Focus was to kill you Noctis, how am I supposed to do that?! I love you, and they asked me to kill you!"
He backed away, disbelief in his eyes, his mouth hanging open. It couldn't be true. His Stella who was turned into a l'cie couldn't have such a terrible Focus to complete. He said he would help her, but he thought she had to slain a monster or
"Why?" was all he was able to say as she began to cry.
"They think you're going to destroy them. So they have to
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Face of the wolf
"Hey, what's that in the horizon? A mountain? But I'm sure I saw it moving."
"You sure did. It's an adamantoise." , Noctis replied with a laugh.
"What?! It can't be, nothing could be that big!"
"Lightning, adamantoise aren't the biggest creatures on Pulse." he warned her.
She got closer to him, looking around, trying to fix her gaze on anything that would feel familiar. But as she should have expected from another world, everything was surprising her. Even the chocobos weren't the same. As of now, they were riding the black chocobo of Noctis. She was sitting before him, between his arms, as he guided his bird through the country. The wind was blowing softly on their faces and she felt the need of coiling up against her husband.
"Where are we going?" , she asked him, raising her head to look at his face.
His chocobo was moving slowly so that the motion wouldn't make
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One lie for every star in the sky
Lightning was still astonished by what had just happened. While Noctis was trying to find Gorof, she was trying to let everything sink in. She was now a l'cie. Brent Brasch wanted her to control the fal'cie's slayer her husband- so that he wouldn't be a threat for fal'cies anymore. This was what seemed to be her focus. Roughly. And she knew that even if she did realize that focus, she would be turn to crystal and put to sleep for so long that she wouldn't be able to see Noctis anymore, or maybe as an old man, sixty or seventy years later She really didn't want to live that. But then again, if she failed, she would turn into a Cie'th. Noctis already had his first girlfriend turning into a cie'th before his eyes and trying to kill him in her rage. In the end, he had killed Stella. And suddenly, Lightning couldn't feel mad anymore at that dead princess for what she had done to Noctis. It never was her fault. An
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"Got you now, Noctis!"
The young man dived to the ground, hearing the shots in his back. Saw the painting splashing on the wall in front of him. Yellow paint. Prompto attacking. This had come from a high-up place. So the guy was going to make an easy target. But Prompto was good at shooting. Noctis wondered why he hadn't take him on his team instead of Scar. But he was always teaming with Prompto during paintball match and both Scar and Ignis had enough losing to them. He still felt the bite of the paintball which had explode on his neck at the beginning of the match. It was a false start, so it hadn't count. He ducked the other shots by rolling on himself and behind a wall. He felt the adrenaline of the fight rushing in his veins. But he was in perfect control here, because there were only friends around.
He wouldn't turn into a monster today. He hadn't turn back into that raged state since the night he had attacked Lightning. And it had been a few mon
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Her heart skipped a beat as she thought she had recognized him. It had been months since she had come back. Months since she tried to bury deep in her heart all the feelings Noctis had awakened inside her. She had managed to save Serah. Made a few new friends. But now, Hope was back with his father, Snow was taking all Serah's time, Sazh was a father once again and both Fang and Vanille were lost. As for Cocoon, it had changed. Lightning still had her house, but it didn't feel the same. Or maybe was it the problem. It was just as before. As if nothing had happened. As if her meeting Noctis had only been a dream.
But she remembered his eyes. His smiles. His laugh. His back. She started to run after him. Many people were walking among the streets. Life had come back to normal and Cocoon was still a place where they lived, even if it had fallen in the middle of Pulse. Lightning was back at being a soldier for the guardian corps. She had been watching over circulation,
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Noctis had interrogated most everyone around the castle. Stella had cried, because she was a good friend with the maid who had been killed. Scar looked pretty shaken and Noctis was surprised when he learned why.
"You had asked her to go out with you?!" the prince asked.
"Why is it so unusual? I liked her, alright?"
The four friends were all reunited in Noctis' office.
"Alright. So now, you got yourself a good place as a suspect... When is this going to end?" Ignis wondered.
"Wait, first, Scar, how had she answered you?"
"She was agreed and we were supposed to go watch a movie tonight."
"In this case, he had no reason to kill her. You're clear. What about you, Prompto, did you knew that girl?"
"Sayla? No. But I know the maid who've found her. She's such a cutie. But the only one she cared about around here was Scar."
Noctis frowned. That sure sounded new. And his main clue was still the second maid's hat stuck in the murdered woman's hand.
"She likes Sca
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One night in Cocoon
Lightning was acting strange and was trying to look as happy as she could to get Noctis back to who she thought he was. The prince soon realized that she was forcing her smile, and that was why she seemed so strange to him. Nevertheless, he decided to wait for them to be in private to ask her what was really on her mind. He won the race, handling his chocobo as if he was born on a chocobo.
Anyway, when the cheering crowd realized that Noctis was the prince from Pulse, they ran away as they understood that the threat from Pulse was right in their face.
"Okay. Guess I should never tell my name to someone from Cocoon. Am I really that scary?" he asked Lightning, who was the only left in the plaza.
"Well, you're a fal'cie killer. I guess that ought to be scary."
"Ah ha, very funny "
"We really should find a way to look less as royalties if we want this trip to be fun. And you certainly should change your clothes for something more
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Love hurts and so do truth
"Yeah? Heather calm down, please, I can't understand you. Don't cry like that, I'm sure Noctis is going to be okay."
"What happened to Noctis?!"
Lightning almost jumped at Shawn throat to take the phone from him, but he dodged and Lucas grabbed her by the shoulder.
"Give him a chance to calm her down. Heather is always getting worked up on nothing and Shawn would have wished to go with her instead of Noctis. He's been worried sick about her." Lucas reminded her.
"He's collapsed after defeating Ramuh? That's it? Heather, he just defeated a fal'cie on his own; don't you think it's normal that he's a little worn out? You should send us the video now. We were able to hold Ramuh's troop with mere luck. Everyone's okay here. What about you? You're sure? I know, it's okay, babe, it's okay."
He wasn't looking at them and his voice sounded relaxed, but Lightning could tell, just as every of the men around them that Shawn had been reall
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Noctis had fallen asleep a while ago, too tired to keep his eyes open anymore. Lightning was lying down next to him, trying to find in his now peaceful face the truth he couldn't tell. All his wounds were gone, but the mental scars would linger for some time over him. She'd never see him that vulnerable before. For a moment, she'd thought he was going to cry, but he couldn't.
"You're always so hard on yourself."
He coiled up against her, holding her tight in his sleep, burying his face in her chest.
"Whoa! Noctis, let go, don't "
He snored in response, obviously sleeping.
"I don't believe it. And there I was, idealizing you "
He moaned softly. She sighed. How was she supposed to sleep in such a posture? It wasn't just awkward now, it was simply nerve wrecking. He was too close, he felt too strong, being able to hold her like that, not even letting her get away from him. Alright, he was shaken, he needed comfo
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Lightning Farron looked up from cleaning her weapon and saw Noctis walk in; his left arm was occupied by what seemed like a large heavy basket of fresh fruits and his right arm was carrying a bundle of, possibly bread and cheese and a chocobo egg, wrapped in a large cloth. Lightning chuckled and stood up from the modest little couch to assist him with the load. "Need help with those?" Noctis waved her off. "No, I got itů" He stumbled into the cabin.
She watched in amusement as Noctis tried to get his bearings while carrying the heavy load.
"Traded well I see." The former soldier commented and Noctis looked back at her with a grin. "People really wanted to get their hands on a few bundles of wool today. I guess it's because it's about close to being winter." Lightning nodded and grabbed the basket of fruits from him to lighten his load. The former prince sighed with relief as he placed the bundle of bread and cheese, and the egg on the table while Lightning did the same with
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For the best and mostly the worst
The world felt right for once. Everything around him was warm, gentle hands were playing with his locks. He almost wanted to purr as a kitty. He felt so lazy; it seemed so good to stay asleep. But the sweet silence was soon broken apart.
"Lucis? Lucis, wake up! Come on sweetie, it's way past time to get up!"
Noctis suddenly sat in his bed, pushing away the woman that he didn't recognized. Lucis? Who was that? Sweetie?! Who would dared to ?
All Noctis remembered of the last night was that he had his wife in his arms. Moreover, his naked wife It was quite sad to wake up only to see his mother after that. The queen seemed angry at first, but she soon softened and smiled at her only son.
"I'm sorry to be the wrong queen. But it's already past ten o'clock and we really should get a move on, Lucis."
"What?! Why didn't anyone wake me up? Where's Lightning?"
"She said you really needed to sleep to gain
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Kingdom and heirs
After the banquet and a small speech, the still newlyweds parted with every guest, to get a good night of rest. Serah had given a hug to her brother-in-law before to greet goodbye, to whisper to him that he should take good care of her sister in her place. At that time, Lightning was glaring at Snow, who simply smiled in response.
"Have a good night your highnesses!" said two maids, bowing their head to them.
"This is just getting weirder and weirder with each hour." Lightning moaned.
The door closed behind her husband, who was still trying to figure out just what had happened back
on the balcony. He remembered how she was looking at him. How she smiled. How he wanted her. This night was going to be such a challenge.
"Had a nice day?" he uneasily asked.
"Well, even if your mother's still crazy about us having children as soon as humanly possible, I guess it was a nicer day than yesterday. I could get use to all this."