Author: Rainbow-Writer 8 PM
After the events of FFXII-2. Vanille misses Fang who has been captured by an old enemy, one they didn't think was alive. Will Fang return? And who is this enemy? HopexVanille SnowxSerah NoelxSerah with slight NoelxYeul. Oerba MemoriesRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Hope E. & O. D. Vanille - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,355 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 08-27-12 - Published: 04-03-12 - id: 7985471
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Hi guys. Here is the new chapter for Oerba Memories. I know it took a while but it is finally done.
In this chapter there is different pairings mentioned.
*Chapter 4 and chapter 5 will be flashbacks so you can see more clearly what happened to Fang ect.*
Hope held Mog close to his chest as the world turned into chaos. Noel held onto Serah's limp body as the fierce wind hit his face, his hands griped harder onto the Farron sister.
"Hope, are you there?" Noel shouted, Hope let out a sound of confirmation as he stumbled backwards; almost falling off the ship but luckily regaining his balance.
The young hunter continued to get hit by the winds, Hope looked around for the door but it was hard for him to look through the winds.
"Damn it," he cursed before Mog let out a quiet groan as he flailed its small arms, the bobble on his head lit up a light purple once again. Hope let out a small yelp of surprise as Mog punched his chest.
"Mog, you're alive!" Noel yelled over. Mog nodded in the safety of the young's man arms. Hope looked at Serah's limp body as fresh tears filled his eyes again but he quickly shook them off.
Another gush of wind was enough to blow Noel off his feet and Serah fall to the side of the aircraft, Noel quickly scrabbled after her.
"Serah!" he yelled as her right foot slipped over the edge, he quickly grabbed her cold hand and with his free one held onto a large plate of metal.
Another powerful gush of wind and Noel held tighter onto the metal until his fingers were numb; he let go and began to fall off the ship.
"Noel." Hope ran after him; almost losing his footing halfway. He fell on his knees as he reached out for the young hunter's hand, he let Mog flail in his other arm.
"Noel, grab on!"
Noel reached out for Hope's hand before Serah's accessories fell; making her slightly lighter. Hope pulled them up onto the airship before sitting down, in the process he almost dropped Mog.
"Hope, what do we do now? Kupo."
Hope exhaled slowly before shaking his head, "I don't know if this will- if this is something I can fix."
Mog and Hope felt defeated. Well that was until a shining light appeared in the sky and time slowed down.
"What?" Noel said to no-one in particular. The three remaining heroes looked around the chaos as it slowly turned to white.
Mog slowly sat up as a pain shot through his small back but he continued before peering behind the young hunter. Mog almost fainted when he saw someone appear behind him.
"Hello, Mog," a light voice came; gentle and sweet. Noel quickly whipped around and saw her standing there.
Her long bluish-grayish hair flowed down her back, reaching her waist where her small hands were clasped. Green ocean eyes looked down at the hunter as her lilac skirt blew lightly like the petals on the flower she was holding.
"Noel, I told you we would meet again. Right?"
Noel felt the smallest hint of tears brimming in his eyes, urging to escape but he blinked them back.
"Is that you? The real you?"
The girl giggled softly before nodding. Noel lay down Serah gently before standing up to come face to face with the figure.
"Yeul, I can't believe it," he stuttered, reaching out the touch her face.
Yeul stepped back a little, her head down. Noel felt broken but Yeul grabbed his hand, holding it between hers as they both sunk to their knees.
Noel felt the warm tears he was containing spring free down his face, Yeul smiled before she blinked slowly.
"Noel, I missed you so much but I know what you feel for her," Noel gazed at her shocked but her small smile remained in place. "Yeul I-"
The girl shook her head, holding his face between her hands. Noel smiled a little before Yeul dropped her hands and putting them on Serah's lifeless body.
"Noel, promise you will save this land. For me," Yeul whispered quietly as she began to fade away, Noel crawled towards her but she shook her head again.
Noel shook with sobs as he nodded his head, "I promise."
Yeul let out a small sigh of relief as her body faded, "Thank you, Noel."
With that Yeul faded into the white as Noel reached out for her, "Yeul."
Hope came up behind the hunter and put a comforting hand on his shoulder, Noel hung his head low before a faint groan could be heard.
Noel and Hope's heads landed on Serah as she slowly sat up, rubbing the back of her head with her hand.
"Serah!" Hope and Noel shouted with glee and surprise.
Serah looked round at the two boys as Mog crawled out from behind them, she smiled with tears flowing down her face.
"Noel, Hope, Mog. I'm alive!" she yelled happily as she embraced her three friends, Noel burned a deep shade of red and Hope held back a laugh at his friend's face.
"H-How are you back?" Noel asked her, Serah shrugged while she picked up the still frail Mog. Hope decided to fill in the missing gaps for his friends.
"Well, Noel its sort of like one for another," Hope clarified as the two humans looked at him. Hope continued, "Yeul for Serah."
Serah clamped a hand over her mouth as Noel put his head in his hands, Hope swallowed as he looked around the white space.
"Lightning is here, kupo."
Hope, Noel and Serah's heads shot up before Mog looked at them innocently before the white space disappeared replacing it with a sandy beach, blue waters and lots of ruined buildings. They all looked around before it all clicked in their heads.
They were in Valhalla.
Vanille groaned while she sat up, her body felt stiff so it took a lot of effort. She looked around to see broken airship pieces, the beach, ruins and deep blue sea.
"Where am I?" she murmured to herself as she stood up and dusted herself off, she looked down at herself to see her skin and clothing back. I'm not crystal! She thought as she looked around and saw familiar black hair with red tips.
"Fang, are you okay?" she asked as she approached her friend, the woman nodded before shakily standing up.
Like Vanille she looked around before letting out a small snicker. Her younger companion shot her a confused look; shaking her head slightly.
"What?" she asked innocently.
Fang looked up at her, "Well, I think the smart kid will get us out of this…somehow."
"Huh?" Vanille said as she thought about it, "Who?"
The tanned woman let out a chuckle before rolling her eyes, "C'mon, you're telling me that you having been paying attention to him over the last hundred years?"
Vanille blushed lightly before she got paranoid, "Tell me Fang!"
"Really Vanille? Its Hope!"
"So where is the rest of the human race?" Serah asked Hope as they walked towards the ruins of Valhalla. Hope pointed to darkened outline of Bhunivelze in the sky of Valhalla, Serah nodded in confirmation.
"Wait but how did it survive?" Noel suddenly asked his friend as he rushed up beside him, Hope laughed a little and shrugged.
"I really have no clue," he admitted truthfully, Noel sighed playfully. "Great. If you don't know, no one will."
Serah and Hope smiled a little before letting out a faint laugh, Noel and Mog soon joined along.
Hope suddenly stopped laughing and looked down away from his friends and directly to the dry sand.
"I remember Serah; you said in Academia that you would like to live like this. Happy together. Like we should be."
The other three stopped laughing and looked at Hope sympathetically as Noel reached out to touch his shoulder, Hope removed the worn out orange material on his wrist to reveal the clear skin underneath.
"If I only had the strength…" he drifted off before the others could hear what he was going to say.
Noel was about to ask something when a loud shuffle could be heard behind them, the four quickly turned around and quickly took up their fighting stances.
"Whoa! Its okay," the intruder said before he picked up his coat the way completely covered in sand.
"Snow!" Serah yelled as she rushed to his side before falling into his arms; pulling him into a tight embrace.
"You're back. Please don't ever leave me again!" Serah wailed into his red shirt, Snow put one arm around her and pulled her closer.
Noel took a quick look at them before mumbling something under his breath. Hope glanced over at the hunter before giving him a sad smile and a pat on the back. Noel looked at his friend and chuckled a little as Mog flew over to Snow.
"Welcome back Snow. Kupo." He said as he flew around the pair, Snow laughed before catching the small creature in his arms. Mog flailed its arms helplessly as Serah said something to Snow.
"Oh come on Serah, you know I missed my favourite moogle!"
Mog blushed a light shade of pink, "Aw shucks, kupo."
Noel innocently cleared his throat; this caused Snow to turn round and smile a little.
"Noel Kreiss! Who's your friend?" he said referring to Hope. This caused Serah to nudge his side, Noel to chuckle a little and Hope to sigh.
Hope walked forward towards Snow who examined him more closely and held out a hand, "Hope Estheim. Director of Academy research. Team Alpha."
"Hope! How's my little buddy?" Snow exclaimed with a strong pat on Hope's back that caused the young director to stumble a little bit.
"I'm fine," he replied calmly as he wrapped the old orange material back round his wrist before looking at the surroundings again. Mog's purple bobble lit up as he flew over to the side of the tallest building.
"Lightning is up here, kupo," he said gesturing to the building. Serah's eyes lit up as she dashed forward and hugged the small creature. Mog flailed his arms around helplessly before Serah glanced up at the building before bouncing on her feet slightly. Snow laughed before he crept up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist to stop her bouncing. She giggled before spinning round, Snow released her from his grip as she let go off Mog.
"Mog. How do we get up?" Hope asked the moogle as he walked forward to examine the ruins, he placed a gloved hand on it. Some of the cream brick work crumbled away and Hope examined it in his hands before shrugging, "We could risk climbing it."
"No!" they all said in unison, Hope flinched a little before chuckling.
Hope began climbing the large building until reaching a small ledge and jumping onto it. He looked down at all of the scared children. All of their eyes were latched with amazement on the young man, and their mouths were slightly open.
"Okay, you guys can climb up now," Hope said as he very carefully leaned against the building, "it's easy."
Once again they all shook their heads with disagreement.
Hope groaned before he began stating the obvious, "Okay. 1, Mog you can fly," he held up one finger before a second one appeared, "2, Serah and Noel I know where you traveled." Finally he pointed a third finger and glared at Snow, "3, Snow I know you can climb and don't lie."
With that Hope dropped his arm and continued until he reached the next ledge a little higher up. They all stared at him before Mog shrugged and flew up towards his friend as he slowly climbed up; he looked round at the moogle.
"Hey Mog," he said as he gripped a large rock piece sticking out of the building and reached yet another ledge. How many were here?
"Hello to you too, kupo."
"Well, I guess Hope has a point," Serah pondered before she walked up to the building, "I'm going to see my sister."
She began to climb the crumbling wall in hope to find her dear sister.
Vanille and Fang walked ahead towards the centre where the tall building stood as they talked about old friends.
"So what's going on with…hmm Snow?" Vanille asked the older woman as they strolled. Fang thought for a moment before shrugging, her black waves of hair covered her eyes. "Well he got a haircut…or it grew."
Vanille stayed silent before she went through the list of people she had asked Fang about. Serah, Snow, Lightning, Sazh, a girl from Oerba named Sonia who she was pretty friendly with.
"Tell me about Hope," she smiled at Fang, "I want to know how he is doing."
Fang chuckled before she sped up her pace and Vanille followed in suit.
"Well, he is famous I guess. He is now twenty four I think and he has worked years and years to free us."
All Vanille caught was, "He's twenty four."
Hope finally reached the top with a breath of exhaustion he pulled himself up and onto the cold stone.
"Had to be the tallest building," he mumbled as he stood up and looked around, he saw pillars and ruins but the thing that stood out was the crystal body on Etro's throne. Mog flew next to him as he stumbled forward towards the throne.
"We need to tell Serah," Hope uttered before his mind alerted to the well-being of his other friends. Sazh, Fang and…Vanille. Hope never admitted it but he missed Vanille more than anything: that was the one reason that pushed him forward in his research.
"Yeah, kupo." Mog whispered before flying towards the edge to see how far the others were down. They would only be a few minutes.
"Look, its Sazh!" Vanille pointed out as she ran towards the man and his son, they both turned round and smiled at the two girls.
"Big sis Vanille and Auntie Fang," Dajh chuckled happily as Vanille hugged the little boy. Fang quickly hugged Sazh before they began talking about the chaos; Vanille was too busy talking to her little brother.
"Have you been a good boy, Dajh?" Vanille asked before the young boy quickly nodded. The red haired girl was about to say something else but a chirp interrupted her.
"Oh!" Vanille smiled as the baby chocobo flew out of Sazh's hair and around Vanille, she caught the small animal and held it in her hands.
"Did you name it?" Fang asked the Katzroy family, Dajh nodded before he took the bird off of Vanille and onto his shoulder.
"Yup, we named him Choco-Mog." The small boy said happily before distant yelling could be heard, they all looked towards the tall building and saw people climb up the sides.
"Oh my…" The younger girl said before she stood up and ran towards the building at full speed, the others soon followed.
Serah whimpered as she looked at her frozen sister. She walked forward where Hope was standing and examined her.
"Hope, what can we do?" Serah whispered as she gripped his jacket sleeve before giving it a tug. Hope sighed as looked at his pink haired ponytailed friend who was now looking up at him with begging eyes like a 7 year old girl.
"I-I…" Hope stumbled before he thought for a moment, mumbling to himself. Snow and Noel looked quizzically at him while Mog looked at Lightning.
"If we could travel back somehow to Academia 4XX I may be able to fix this whole thing but the only 2 problems are that history would change and we can't travel back." Hope said to them while moving his hands and arms for emphasis.
"You are one smart guy…" Snow and Noel said in amazement. This cause Hope to give a cocky grin.
"Oh, I know."
Sazh, Dajh, Fang and Vanille climbed the crumbling steps of the building. With Vanille trying to keep up conversation to chase away her friends' nerves; they all continued to climb even though they were scared.
"So, what's going on?" Sazh asked the two girls, "Hope finally saved the world with Noel and Serah and next thing we're dragged into all of this."
Fang stopped before jumping over a broken step, at the moment she was leading the way and actually doing an okay job.
"I'm not sure myself," she replied with a monotone voice that was until she saw a large throne at the top of the steps.
"Hey guys. I think we reached the top."
Everyone carefully went past Fang and onto the stone flooring to see the back of the throne; Vanille hushed everyone as she heard voices.
"Serah, I told you the boy has a plan," Snow voice came from the other side, Vanille clamped a hand over her mouth as another voice came.
"Yeah, don't worry Serah. I think I have it all figured out," Hope said calmly as he hugged his friend.
"Thank you! Thank You!" Serah smiled before Hope let go of her and she ran to Noel then Mog and finally to her fiancé.
"Guys!" Vanille waved over to the others who looked at her by peeking to the side of the throne.
Serah, Snow and Hope's faces lit up as they jumped over the rubble and towards her, leaving Mog and Noel confused.
"Vanille! Fang!" Serah yelled as the two boys came up behind her. She quickly hugged Vanille; gripping her tight before Fang, Sazh and little Dajh.
Snow was next to hug them and finally Hope who went in reverse order starting with Dajh until he reached Vanille who immediately brought him into a warm embrace. The red haired girl found this weird that she was shorter than him now but she didn't care.
"Thank you for saving us," she murmured into his jacket, "Hope."
Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed.