It was a long trek to the Capital building. It was in the very heart of Alexanderia—an 'elegant community center' as some liked to call it. Hope was already in his office. It sat on the top floor, overlooking all of Alexanderia. He had been gazing outside, a soft sigh escaping between his lips. He was thinking of Lightning. He had caught glimpses of her in his dreams. The pinkette was dressed in a warrior outfit for a goddess and her eyes held a look he knew too well.
She was beautiful to him and sometimes he found himself daydreaming of the Warrior Goddess. A faint knock awoke him from his thoughts as he spun around in his chair and picked up a few pieces of paper before calling out. "Yes?"
The silverette was surprised to find Noel at his door, breathing hard. "Noel?" he asked, knitting his eyebrows together, "What are you doing here?"
The brunette stumbled forward, inhaling sharply before gasping out. "Needed to talk to you…didn't have…an appointment…ran up the stairs…when the receptionist…wasn't looking."
Hope's mouth hung open in astonishment. "You…ran up all forty flights?"
Noel nodded as he collapsed in a leather chair. "Guess I need…to start working out again…huh?" he smirked as Hope stood and got him a glass of water.
"So," Hope began, lacing his fingers together before resting his chin on his knuckles. "What brings you to the Capital building?"
"Well," Noel sighed, meeting Hope's gaze. "I spoke to Serah."
Hope stared at the male, eyes fixated on him intently. "…You what?"
"Serah came to me early this morning. Said that she's seen in a brighter future and she has the key to unlock it." He stated, meeting Hope's perplexed gaze, "First, we need to find Lightning. She'll know how to find Serah."
The thought of Lightning made Hope's ears prick up. "Why are you telling me all this?" Hope asked, crossing his arms and arching his brow.
"Because you have Jet Bahamut now and we need to go to Gran Pulse to find Lightning." Noel's voice was edged with frustration. "Hope, I really need that plane. Can you loan it to Sazh and I?"
Hope sat in silence for a moment before leaning forward in his chair, eyes glinting at Noel. "Alright, you can have it. But on one condition."
The hunter arched his brow.
"I come with you." Hope stated.
Noel grinned, nodding his head. "You got yourself a deal."