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    Hope meets with Lightning in the new world, but isn't quite ready to part.

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    In a world of betrayal and lack of control, he was the one constant she could hold onto. A dark take on Lightning and her relationship with the young Hope throughout the Final Fantasy XIII series. Large one-shot split into five sections. Canon-divergent. This story describes dark, toxic, and unhealthy topics.

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    She was his guardian and he was her charge. They had beaten their fate and she had kept him safe. But when she awakens from years of blissful sleep into the birth of a new war, can she still protect him? Can she still keep her promise? They found strength in each other before, can they find that strength again?

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    138,624
    Chapters:
    15/?
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    40
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    14
    Hits:
    1149
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    Hope finds himself in a bit of a predicament; Lightning isn’t the greatest of help in getting him out of it.

    A sequel to Eventual Destination

    Series
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    Chapters:
    3/?
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    13
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    588
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    A transfer student and ex-scholarship student meet unexpectedly. Both are running from their pasts, with nobody but themselves knowing it.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    20/20
    Comments:
    29
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    26
    Hits:
    340
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    AU: Sequel to "On Salvation." Hope and Lightning must redefine their identities and find their place in a world where people from various times and backgrounds have to co-exist. Rated M for language and some adult content (not entirely determined yet).

    Gifting this fic to Aloice, whose series of XIII-2 and post-LR fics (those in the From What We Cannot Hold Universe) were both insightful and inspiring to the creation of this story.

    Credit goes to Our Lady Peace for the 'Series' title "Will the Future Blame Us," a favorite song of mine from the album Healthy in Paranoid Times.

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    27,770
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    25
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    456
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    In which one key element of Lightning Returns was different - what if Hope had (very) unhappily but willingly forged a covenant with Bhunivelze to try to save the world?

    Hoperai, post LR, set in pretty much our world. Heavy on character exploration and angst. Going to be long if I can write it properly.

    Title from W. S. Merwin's poem "Youth."

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    Chapters:
    13/?
    Comments:
    153
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    122
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    3116
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    Realistically, I need to acknowledge that these are less ‘works in progress’ than they are ‘works I’ve abandoned for all eternity.’
    They are completely plotless and obviously incomplete in some form or another.
    But some of them are readable.
    I thought I might as well dump them here, in case you want a look behind the curtain. I’ll leave notes including what was supposed to happen.

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    10,654
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    12
    Hits:
    297
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    Lightning is a disillusioned Knight of Titim, sworn to protect the land & take down Bás Mór, an underground mafia that is destroying the kingdom from the inside out. At a seemingly routine crime scene a man appears claiming to be part of The Clan, a secret organisation rumoured to be made up of psychotic loons. He says they must work together. Should she trust him or is he part of the crime?

    I'm bad at summaries. A rework of "Little Agent Hope" into the Goddess's Realm.

    Series
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    English
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    6,607
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    13
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    188
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    Glitter was spilling around Noel at an alarming rate. “Look, you want to get to the ball, right?”

    “Yes.” Hope was surprised at how easily the answer came, especially to a complete stranger. “More than anything.”

    “Then guess what – it’s possible.”

    “It’s possible?”

    “Exactly.”

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    6,555
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    203
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    It was the week before Christmas and Lightning was pacing back and forth with an object in her hand.

    So with the test in hand, Lightning continued to pace. After a while, she glanced at the test and couldn’t believe her eyes.

    Language:
    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    9
    Hits:
    180
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    Lightning, long-lost princess of Eden, must go through a ritual with the fal'cie Phoenix to establish herself as the new ruler.

    If only a certain personal bodyguard was around to talk to about such a thing...

    Series
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    English
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    7,108
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    19
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    239
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    A weird twist of fate brings some of our favorites together to...

    ...well, you know.

    Language:
    English
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    5,614
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    1355
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    Summary

    She was his guardian and he was her charge. They had beaten their fate and she had kept him safe. But when she awakens from years of blissful sleep into the birth of a new war, can she still protect him? Can she still keep her promise? They found strength in each other before, can they find that strength again?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    294,180
    Chapters:
    32/?
    Comments:
    41
    Kudos:
    121
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    5233
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    Death. It had claimed Hope countless times throughout history, and she’d witnessed every heart-shattering instance. With Etro’s help, Lightning finally steps in, preventing his murder in Augusta Tower 13AF. But can divine intervention change that which is meant to be? In-game AU. Alternate Timeline!Hope/Lightning.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    31,998
    Chapters:
    7/13
    Comments:
    50
    Kudos:
    99
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    1899
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    Summary

    FWWCH Universe, written in two parts.

    Bartholomew and Nora Estheim are mourning the loss of a child they're not sure they ever had.

    It's recommended that one read Hope and Legacy (chapter 2), From What We Cannot Hold and this meta post before proceeding.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    2,445
    Chapters:
    1/2
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    18
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    232
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    Hope takes his eyes off the enemy for a moment and in doing so Lightning takes a critical hit that should have been for him. To make matters worse his magic isn't healing her.

    Now he's panicking and reflecting on himself, his actions, and how much Lightning and his newfound family means to him.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,499
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    327
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    Summary

    When Hope wakes up in an unfamiliar land, a strange moogle has a proposition for him.

    Focuses on Hope's arc through Dissidia Opera Omina storyline (with some divergences). Characters and Relationships will be changed/added.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,335
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    10
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    164
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    Oneshot. Hope and Lightning are on the run from Galbadia.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    371
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    10
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    203
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    Summary

    Lightning finally meets Hope in the new world. With Hope's feelings made clear by Almighty Bhunivelze, they look to create a new relationship without the influence of gods or fal'cie.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,671
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    15
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    632

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