FFXIII: Not Over yetSweet relief flooded Lightning's chest as her companions began to settle in for their first night on Gran Pulse. Snow and Sazh had spent quite a while doing what they could to get Hope's morale back up following his battle with Alexander, but it was obvious that the root of the problem leading to his advanced brand remained buried beneath the boy's smile. Seeing him relax a bit was therapeutic in and of itself, and as his eyes drifted closed, his face illuminated by the flickering firelight, Lightning felt herself relax with him.More Like This
She couldn't help seeing herself in him; the way he buried his troubles until they festered and made violent reappearances which injured the ones he loved. It had happened countless times with Lightning and Serah and every time was another day she wanted to forget.
Though Hope may have slept and brought the remaining four some relief, Lightning wouldn't be fooled. She had performed the same trick a hundred times, acting as though things were alright whe