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Claire "Lightning" Farron and Caius Ballad are warriors. In FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, they endlessly warred in Valhalla, a netherworld where time, life, and death hold no meaning, and where chaos reigns. Now, in LIGHTNING RETURNS, she has been tasked with resolving their rivalry... and saving him, as requested by his eternal charge, Yeul.
We see them a few times at war in both FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 and the canonical prelude to LIGHTNING RETURNS, the downloadable scenario REQUIEM OF THE GODDESS. We know what happens at those moments, those flashes of time in a timeless world.
What happened between those moments? And what of them meeting again in the world he helped bring into being? Was it a meeting brought upon by circumstance? Or predestined before the world was even born?
Those are the questions we intend to answer. Those are the questions we intend to explore. These are the lives we intend to examine. Caius and Lightning are different, but not completely so. They are imperfect, but they can become complementary halves of a single whole.
Our challenge is to discover how.
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Snapshots - Child of LightSnapshots – Child of LightSnapshots - Child of Light by ~ReflectTheLight
The pain that tore apart my body was like nothing I’ve ever know before. My husband looked at me with eyes of concern as I screamed.
“Come on, Arianna. You’re almost there.”
I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to go on much longer. All I knew was after this, I was going to kill him for doing this to me.
I screamed as the pain increased nearly tenfold, only to have my own scream harmonized with a small cry. Marc held them up—a little girl. I felt tears come to my eyes.
He cut the cord and wrapped her up before putting her in my arms. “You did great, Ari,” he said, kissing my sweaty forehead.
“I’ve decided not to kill you.”
He laughs and kisses me again. We both look down at our daughter; she fussing a little, curled up against my chest. “So what are we
FFXIII-2: Seraph's TearsFinal Fantasy XIII-2FFXIII-2: Seraph's Tears by ~ReflectTheLight
Disclaimer: Most of the script is from "Requiem of the Goddess". However, I do not own FFXIII-2, nor Square Enix. Also if you have not yet finished the game, I highly suggest you wait to watch this.
Out of the rift, I stepped forward, my body slowly piecing itself together as I passed between the ages of time. Noel, the young man that had appeared in Valhalla, along with Mog, the good luck charm I’d given to him to pass onto Serah, stood beside my sister.
“Lightning!” she says, her eyes full of shock. “What are you doing here!?”
Looking at her, I can’t help but feel slightly guilty. How much pain had I put her through in asking her to take up this quest? “This is a future I could not save.”
“Is it really you, Lightning?”
I look at her, refraining surprise. “Do you doubt me?” Serah lowers her head, embarrassed, and for
Caius cutscene translationsSpoilers below. I've made a few minor adjustments and cleared up some information. This should be the last update!Caius cutscene translations by ~GenesisArclite
Caius tells Lightning at the start of XIII-2 that "oblivion is the fate of all things". What does he do at the end of Lightning Returns? Faces his fate and fades into oblivion. With the last expression we see from him being heartbroken, determined, and completely at peace all at the same time. He accepts his fate of oblivion and lets Noel go into the new world, someplace he just can't go, with Yeul. Oh, and you know how on Tumblr there was the thing about "cause of death: Lightning's smile"? Well, in my case, the cause of death for my feels was the fact that... Caius smiles. Very slightly, very softly, very sadly, but he freaking smiles for the first time in the trilogy just before he tells Noel off one last time and le
This ship feels stronger than everI had thought, before Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII released, that I would be proven very, very wrong about Caius. I believed there was at least a possibility he would be shown to be an irredeemable villain who would be destroyed at the end of the world. I'd thought canon would finally and irrevocably show that he and Lightning had no common ground, no way they could ever be together, no hope for any shipper. It's still a non-canon pairing, and it always will be. I know that. Caius's end was sad, but satisfying, even though it hurt. And yet, once I started getting over the hurt and my personal frustration with the canon ending (I'll be frank, I really don't like it), I now realize that I have never shipped Caius and Light harder than I do right now.This ship feels stronger than ever by ~GenesisArclite
The following is opinion, some personal conjecture, and contains minor spoilers for parts of the story of Lightning Returns. Yes, that's right, spoilers
Lightning Returns ending spoilersA small compilation of spoilers for the ending of Lightning Returns. Warning! If you don't want to spoil yourself, I highly suggest you turn back now! If you are sensitive about someone ranting after pretty much getting her heart broken over a fictional character, I very highly suggest you turn back now! If you want to wait until February, turn back now! If you don't want a little bit of a fan's speculation, turn back now! That being said, I'm now moving forward. You have been very sufficiently warned!Lightning Returns ending spoilers by ~GenesisArclite
Everything below that isn't a spoiler is my opinion and no one else's.
Oh, man, where do I even start with this ending?
Do I start with the fact that the entire thing feels like a big cop-out? Do I start with it not feeling like it caps off a trilogy
Gimme some promptsWith the holidays coming up (Turkey Day and all the commercialized December holidays), I was thinking of writing short little bits about... well, frankly, my OTP. Because holiday prompts can be sweet, fluffy, silly, or totally romantic, because that's how the holidays are. So! I'm looking for prompts from you folks about things you'd want to see Caius and Light up to. This works differently from requests. In requests, you're guaranteed to see what you asked for (more or less, unless I run into serious obstacles), but you only get one prompt and it's allowed to be as detailed or not-detailed as you like. With prompts, you can submit as many as you like, but they should be brief and I'll only pick the ones I really like. I was inspired by seeing single-sentence prompts on Tumblr blogs and thought that was a cute idea with lots of potential. So! Start throwing stuff at me and see what sticks! This isn't rocket science, I do know how to put words together. </Portal referenceGimme some prompts by ~GenesisArclite
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