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Author has written 9 stories for Final Fantasy XIII, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

2 July 2015: Yet another update ("Somewhere in Between" is officially back in progress!)

I am humbled to still be getting faves and occasional reviews for SiB, plus PMs asking about the story's status. I'm pleased to say that the next chapter is already in editing phase, and I've started working on the one after that! I'll try not to kill everyone with suspense, but I definitely don't want to put out a lackluster product this close to the conclusion, so please bear with me just a tad longer. No promises on the exact timeline, as I have tried and failed to not give people false hope in the past :P

Much love, again, for all the support. Have a fun and fireworks-filled Independence Day (if celebrating)!

- Hthar

An update - because some of you still care

I had another anon review today that was so encouraging toward SiB it made me feel guilty for leaving most of my readers in the dark. So I'm simultaneously posting this message here and on my tumblr.

First of all, I have NOT given up on SiB. It's sitting there waiting for me, but I've been in the throes of writing a post-LR fic for beta-roomie. This sucker is kind of addicting. I'm probably 75% finished, and I don't want to get my head out of the game until it's really done. All told, it should be about one third the length of my other fics, but I am really loving it.

So please forgive the lack of SiB updates, for now. I'll reward everyone with a shiny new fic, soon enough, and then catch the first transport back to the AiRverse!

- Hthar


Still plugging away at the latter portion of SiB, but I was temporarily waylaid by LR - which was, on the whole, an amazing game to play despite the absolutely pointless age-reversal gimmick. The dialogue was actually fun! I personally think that Squeenix took a look at their massive HXL fanbase, then at the rabid response to Hope's adult render (despite the company's utter lack of effort in developing his in-game personality for XIII-2) and said to themselves, "HOLY CRAP, if we don't age-block this nonsense that ship will sail!" Thus, in my mind, Square is personified by Bhunivelze in the game.


Literally, they (via Bhunivelze) had to possess Hope, make him fourteen, suck out most of his emotional wherewithal, and sequester him in an ark. And IN SPITE of that, there was undeniable HXL material. Kudos to them for allowing Lightning to send their pseudo-demonic creator god to the Pit. I've seen people saying he more closely resembled Beelzebub, and I have to agree. He needed to keep his filthy claws off Hope *shudder*.

ANYWAY, all that said - and don't get too excited just yet - my former beta-roomie was super excited about how LR wrapped up, to the point that she has made a short fic request. I am still in the plotting stages, but the horde of plot-bunnies cannot be assuaged until I write SOMETHING, so be on the lookout in the next few months _

- Hthar


As most followers have realised by now, the first chapter of my sequel piece, "Somewhere in Between," is up and moving! I have every intention and ability, as far as I can tell, to keep up with a 1-2 week update schedule on this sucker for a while, so don't worry. I refused to even post chapter one until I had completely written the first 5 chapters and had them in editing status.

I also want to deliver another bit of reassurance to the readership: My choice of Tragedy as a secondary genre, as I've explained to reviewers here and there, is NOT an indication of some Shakespearean-type slaughter to come. I don't have big plans to kill off the main cast. The reason I chose it was because the other genres didn't fit very well with the direction I had in mind. Romance is THERE, but it isn't the main point, and Drama just sounds petty given my ideas. And in my own personal opinion, there are plenty of elements of tragedy to come WITHOUT killing my main characters.

All that said, if you've already read my other pieces, feel free to check this one out!

- Hthar


One of my readers, LightningIsBadass, has put forth the time and effort to get a commission done for "Always in Repair"! And I must say, this fanart is absolutely beautiful. Please do take a look and lend your support and kudos for such dedication:


You can also check it out on my tumblr, but it's best if you go to the deviantart page above in order to leave comments for the artist.

OH and Happy Easter everyone _

- Hthar


Well, I can't believe this is the first time I've bothered updating my profile in years. *SHAME* As all my readers know by now, I'm a Sailor (who doesn't smoke, drink, or cuss in actuality), and who can't seem to write one-shots to save her life. Every time I have an idea, it spins out of control and explodes into its own MASSIVE UNIVERSE with a history and backgrounds... the whole nine yards. I apologise. I'm working on it.

In other news, I've finally created my own tumblr: I say this because I love hearing from readers and fellow writers, and some people would rather drop notes or post gifs or whatever it is they do best on a site that doesn't operate on PM's. Either way, I WILL get your messages, and I WILL reply. Also, be advised that I am trying to get better about posting fun stuff MYSELF on the tumblr. I posted my first awkward, goofy note today. It had some HXL, naturally :P

On "Believe in Yesterday": Still plugging along! Just a couple of chapters to go (with epilogue), and chapter 18 would have already been posted had my beta-roomie not just been through the WEEK FROM HADES 0.0 Seriously, I don't think she's been that swamped EVER. She has the draft for 18 (which is freakin' long), but it will likely be another few days before she gets the edited copy back to me so I can fix it and post. In the meantime, I am already working on chapter 19. WORRY NOT!

- Hthar

As I am entirely new to the fanfiction community, you'll only find three stories here for FFXIII, and nothing else. I've always loved writing, and this is mainly an exercise for writing original fiction in the future, but it certainly has been fun and promises to continue being worth my time! I've only ever been into a 'ship' once before, and that was Zutara in the ATLA universe; with FFXIII and the Hope/Light pairing, I decided to do something about it :D We'll see how this goes...


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The Sweet Taste of Love by Spazztic Revenge reviews
A whisper of a moment is all it takes for Yuuri to ensnare Viktor with his charms. But the moment is swept away with the rise of a new day and Yuuri's memory goes with it. When Viktor comes to find him at his humble bakery, all Yuuri can do is panic. He's just your average nobody, after all. What would a figure skating prince want with him?
Yuri!!! on Ice - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 149,185 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 8/13 - Published: 3/7/2017 - [Yuuri K., Viktor N.]
Upon the Notes by Spazztic Revenge reviews
(Neighbors AU) It all started with a dance on a sun-soaked balcony. Or maybe it was with the harsh smack of a door to the face. Or maybe it started with the adventures of a panty-thieving cat. Or maybe with a drunken kiss tangled in blonde wig hair. Whenever it started, it doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon.
Yuri!!! on Ice - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,079 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/30/2017 - [Yuuri K., Viktor N.] - Complete
A Sealed Fate by Spazztic Revenge reviews
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?
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 312,078 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 271 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 2/21/2017 - Published: 3/15/2013 - [Hope, Lightning]
Night on the Town by Kitty Bandit reviews
Modern/Office AU. Laven. Upon finding out that today is their coworker's birthday, Lavi bribes Allen to join him and Link for a night out in celebration. But as the night's activities escalate, Allen realizes he might've made a terrible mistake.
D.Gray-Man - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,601 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/29/2016 - [Allen Walker, Lavi] Howard Link - Complete
A New Happiness by Spazztic Revenge reviews
(AU) Happiness was something they hadn't felt in a long time. It was a foreign word that had lost much of its meaning. All they knew of was sadness and grief, abuse and death. As their worlds collide, they see a bit of that long lost happiness inside of each other. With newfound friends comes newfound joy. Sometimes fate isn't as terrible as you think.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 38,434 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 12/10/2016 - Published: 9/6/2013 - [Hope, Lightning]
House of Paddra by caledon reviews
AU. Hope is a member of a group of up-and-coming designers, the House of Paddra. When the Academy's Department of Design issued the greatest challenge they had ever faced, will Lightning provide the needed inspiration to help them win? Inspired by Paradise Kiss.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 56,057 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 11/28/2016 - Published: 9/26/2013 - [Lightning, Hope]
Strangers by cactuuar reviews
After a heated argument with her younger sister, Lightning wishes for something that she never would have imagined would come true. Now she needs to get the old gang back together in this strange, new world that never seems to slow down, all to find her sister once again. Except, there's one catch. "Lightning, you're an only child." [Ignores FFXIII-2 and Lightning Returns]
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,835 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 9/4/2016 - Published: 1/25/2014 - [Hope, Lightning] [Snow, Serah F.]
Through The Web by littleghosttoast reviews
A rom-com about Long-Distance relationships, bad jokes, shitty music, YouTube careers and video-games. Slap in some crazy room-mates, an international friendship with a seven year age gap (which Lavi decides not to think about too much) and a lot of driving around at night, and you have yourself 'Through The Web'. Lavi/Allen, Linalee/Kanda mentioned. Lots of characters. Modern!AU.
D.Gray-Man - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 63,441 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 8/4/2016 - Published: 7/4/2014 - [Allen Walker, Lavi]
Lost In You by DeliciousAle reviews
He was seventeen, she was twenty-four. They were to be married for the sake of their kingdoms. HopexLightning slight NoctisxLightning AU (Rewrite)
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,926 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 276 - Updated: 7/8/2016 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Hope, Lightning
Nascent Requiem by Ashirenne reviews
Adjusting to life after Cocoon's fall is easy. But when a new fal'Cie plot arrives on the horizon and opens a gorge of endlessness beneath Lightning's feet, will she be able to handle it... and be happy again? Eventual HopexLightning. M for dark themes. COMPLETE. Revised 05/20/2016.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 59 - Words: 258,610 - Reviews: 327 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 5/20/2016 - Published: 3/7/2012 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Way To Normal by Elyse Estheim reviews
After awakening in the new world, Lightning and the others embark on what they hope will be a relatively uneventful final journey - making their way to a normal life. Unfortunately, things aren't shaping up to be quite as easy as they had hoped. (Rating for later chapters and some sporadic, more colorful language.)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 120,493 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 5/10/2016 - Published: 8/11/2014 - [Lightning, Hope E.] [Serah F., Snow V.]
Efflorescence by In a Quandary reviews
Prequel to Coalescence. Born anew, Lightning wants nothing more than a normal life with a dash of companionship. Hope is all too happy to oblige, but she hasn't accounted for the aftereffects of his and her past traumas – and the fact that he'd carried a millennium-long torch for her. Older Hope/Lightning. Post-LR. Multi-chapter, ongoing.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,869 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 2/27/2016 - Published: 1/17/2016 - [Lightning, Hope]
Coalescence by In a Quandary reviews
A candid conversation between two broken people leads to something more than either expected. Older Hope/Lightning. Post-LR. Three-shot, complete.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 21,063 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 1/4/2016 - Published: 12/21/2015 - [Hope, Lightning] - Complete
Love in the Beauty and the Chaos by Dhampir72 reviews
iDo you believe in God?/i That was the question the Bookman asked me when we first met. [Lavi-centric, light Laven]
D.Gray-Man - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,642 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/22/2015 - [Lavi, Allen Walker] Bookman, Lenalee Lee - Complete
Struck by Lightning by caledon reviews
AU. Six years have passed, and Hope moved to the city where he first met his destiny. Everything should fall into place now that he was back and grown up. Now, if only she would stop resisting...
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 77,229 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 278 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 5/3/2015 - Published: 4/20/2012 - [Hope, Lightning]
LR-based HopeLight Drabbles by Cissmoll reviews
Drabbles and ficlets about our favorite OTP based on the Lightning Returns universe. Not spoiler free. [No. 11] And so the world ends
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 8,260 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 3/9/2015 - Published: 3/1/2014 - [Hope E., Lightning]
Crystal Fortresses by Genis Aurion reviews
Two men seeking to save the future, driven by the burdens of their past: Perhaps they had more in common than Hope once thought. Post-game fic, Noel/Hope, contains game ending spoilers, ignores DLC.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 101,927 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 2/5/2012 - Hope E., Noel K.
Trembling World by Ashirenne reviews
Unbridled chaos and a lingering promise, stretched across both time and space to form a wish that transcends all that bars it. In the process of recreating that future and containing the chaos that's leaked from where it was meant to be, something from a friendship long ago grows into something else. Post XIII-2. Eventual HxL.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 36,684 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 5/29/2014 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Hope E., Lightning
No God or Fal'Cie by Advocaat reviews
REVISED - Valhalla. She knew the name like she knew her own. This was where it had started. And this was where she would wait until the day she could meet him again. HopexLight. Hints of LR shenanigans.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,394 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/17/2014 - [Lightning, Hope] - Complete
In Between by EtherTwist reviews
Hope grows up and becomes a soldier, with the goal of earning Lightning's love in mind. Will she accept him, or will she put her sense of duty first?
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 82,998 - Reviews: 469 - Favs: 388 - Follows: 367 - Updated: 10/28/2013 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Lightning, Hope
Try and Try Again by Shamera reviews
Hope Estheim has been kissed twice before, and the third time... / "Oh," Noel breathed out, a slow grin stretching across his face, "So you are that romantic, after all."
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,674 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/31/2013 - Hope E., Noel K. - Complete
Two Birds, A Different Feather by LiveToLie reviews
Hope left to someday come back as someone worthy of her mature eyes. Lighting tried to find love after the war against the fal'Cie, but every relationship ended in heartbreak, so she gave up. Now Hope is back, but was six years too long? Do they even know how to love anymore? Such things have a way of bursting in against all odds however, and come from the least expected places.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 62,946 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 6/29/2013 - Published: 3/1/2013 - [Lightning, Hope]
Threads of the Tapestries by Exploding Dandelion reviews
Woven together, their experiences leave stories, sagas, and epics. It is their love that drives their hearts and hearts that drive their minds. Whether it is the bigger pieces, or these fine, thread-like moments that shape their futures and pasts, it all starts between the two. A collection of fifty flashshots between Hope and Lightning, from chaotic to peaceful, bitter and joyous.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 1,698 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/9/2013 - Published: 8/16/2012 - Hope, Lightning
One Hundred Ways to Say Something so Simple by SporksN'Knives reviews
Just three words and eight letters, yet a million ways to say them the wrong way. HopexLight - Rating varies.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,535 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 12/18/2012 - Published: 7/24/2012 - Lightning, Hope
Revenant Wings by Ashirenne reviews
Sequel to "Nascent Requiem". Apparently, saving the world twice wasn't good enough. Torn between lingering depression and newfound, uncertain feelings, Lightning finds herself caught in the embrace of a dark new plot, and this time, it isn't only herself that she has to worry about making it out alive. M for language, darker themes and violence. HxL. COMPLETE.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 277,293 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 11/6/2012 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Lightning, Hope - Complete
The Things I've Done Wrong by Feather Black reviews
There were at least 100 things that could have gone wrong since Lightning had met with Hope and the others. She wasn't too good with people after all and her relationship with her favourite person was becoming...difficult. 100 Themes Challenge
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,025 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 9/15/2012 - Lightning, Hope
I Want His Eyes On Me by Exploding Dandelion reviews
Letters, pictures, and feeling eyes on the back of his head have plagued Hope for the last several months. Everyone scrambles to find the identity of the stalker before Hope cracks under this stranger's brand of love. In the meantime, he needs someone to act as his protection, and his anchor to sanity. But in the shadows, she watches. "I love you, from the bottom of my heart."
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,781 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 9/11/2012 - Published: 8/14/2012 - Hope, Lightning
Alone Together by Exploding Dandelion reviews
It starts off in the most normal way possible. It isn't normal because of the things that would follow, but at the time they are seen as completely everyday things. Not special. Not romantic. They had no spark. He just needed a ride home.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 41,503 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 9/11/2012 - Published: 3/3/2012 - Hope, Serah F.
Equilibrium by Ashirenne reviews
"To wish for hope is to wish for an equal amount of despair." That was the one thing that Lightning had always believed in, always held to be the only truth that she would accept in a shadowland between life and death. So when he arrived, the one that challenged all those beliefs like they didn't exist, what was she supposed to do? AU HopexLightning oneshot.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,278 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/17/2012 - Lightning, Hope - Complete
Avoidance by Exploding Dandelion reviews
Battle after battle flew at them, and but the teacher and her student are able to fight their way by. Yet, Lightning is worried for Hope, who does not hesitate to fire or take the time to consider his victims. Lightning should be proud that he learned so quickly, but it doesn't stop the unease growing inside her. Gift for H-thar.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,953 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Lightning, Hope - Complete
Of Love and Pudding by starlightserenity reviews
When Hope finally asks Lightning out, she says yes. But there's always a catch. Hope has to complete her challenge within 7 days or be single, FOREVER.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,052 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 5/30/2012 - Published: 3/21/2012 - Hope, Lightning
Light's Fight For Hope by LadyAlaska reviews
But will that be enough? A snowy evening, Light and Hope are on their way back from the market only to get ambushed, which ends with Hope being kidnapped. Can the ex-l'cie save their friend before the 96 hour period?
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 128,234 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 5/22/2012 - Published: 8/9/2010 - Lightning, Hope - Complete
Older by nicochii reviews
Going over to an upperclassman's house for tutoring. Seems pretty normal. Right? Various relationships, high school/slice of life. Rating subject to change.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 53,890 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 5/14/2012 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Lightning, Hope
Cruelty of the Gods by nicochii reviews
When all hope is lost, we often seek solace in those who hold our heart in their hands.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,347 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/25/2012 - Hope E., Lightning - Complete
Loop Until checkParadox False by Rabbitprint reviews
Spoilers, second person POV, Hope. Implied Hope/Lightning. The problem with changing reality is that you're not sure how much has actually changed.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,245 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Hope E., Lightning - Complete
Worth Saving by Exploding Dandelion reviews
"I'm supposed to protect people!" But he remembers one failure and the promise he made-even though he doesn't know who he is trying to protect. And the woman's son; his rage just grows. "She's gone because of you." The world tumbles. Everything changes.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,882 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/14/2012 - Published: 2/25/2012 - Hope, Snow
What Are We? by Exploding Dandelion reviews
They shouldn't be doing this. They both know it. Yet, Hope knows the home better than Snow does. Serah knows Hope's schedule; when he needs to be in class and when he needs to be with her. The answers scare more than the questions themselves.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,766 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/28/2012 - Hope, Serah F. - Complete
Blue Skies by haikomori reviews
"The funny thing about life is that it keeps going. All the good and bad things that surround you, all the pain and joy, is going to keep going too." And he looks to those skies that are endlessly blue and feels the truth both in the words and her hands.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,591 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/18/2011 - Published: 9/2/2011 - Hope, Lightning
After Fall by drinktea reviews
The day she leaves is the day his heart breaks. These are the days after. Spans from the end of FFXIII to the start of FFXIII-2.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,570 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/1/2011 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Wisdom by Lady Valisere reviews
After Hope gets his wisdom teeth removed, he is prescribed some particularly strong medication that allows him to open up to Lightning in ways that he typically wouldn't. One-shot.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,594 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 37 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Daybreak by haikomori reviews
"It's strange...that the only time I can admit my feelings is when I can't have you. I mean...look at me, I'm just going to cause you trouble." But it doesn't matter...tomorrow is rushing at them...and the world. And they'll be at the center of it all.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 55 - Words: 414,015 - Reviews: 820 - Favs: 385 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Lightning, Hope - Complete
The Surprise by HurricaneWhip reviews
When Hope moves in with Lightning, Lightning comes across a surprise among his belongings.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,848 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/11/2011 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Lightning, Hope - Complete
The Focus by on-stolen-time reviews
To make the impossible, possible. That had always been his focus. To deny his fate, face his fears. He had done it before and here he was again, doing the impossible. Yet it was worth it, she was worth it. After-all, she was his focus. Three part songfic.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,352 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 23 - Published: 6/29/2011 - Hope, Lightning
Comme il faut by TheIncredibleNutmeg reviews
AU: Six years after his mother's death, Hope never thought he'd have the money to open his restaurant. But when he strikes a deal with Serah: a restaurant in exchange for teaching Lightning how to cook, Hope may end up with more than he bargained for.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 42,939 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 186 - Follows: 194 - Updated: 5/25/2011 - Published: 12/6/2010 - Hope, Lightning
Testing the Couch by haikomori reviews
In which Hope is angry, Snow is scarred for life, Serah is nearly suffocated, and Lightning just takes it all in stride. Or...as much of a stride as a person can expect from Lightning. And the couch sits innocently in the living room. If it only knew...
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,020 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 21 - Published: 12/28/2010 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
A Light to Lead the Way, A Hope to Guide the Heart by fatherbones reviews
Six years after the end of the game, Hope and Lightning find themselves caught up in another focus after their l'Cie brands return. They must fight to protect the fragile stability of their new home, while Hope tries to express his new feelings for Light
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 88,686 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 12/15/2010 - Published: 6/1/2010 - Lightning, Hope
The Horizon by onironauta reviews
She didn't know how to stop it, or why she should stop it. Hope x Lightning. One-shot.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,963 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 25 - Published: 9/12/2010 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Those Emotions Could Not Become Lies by KeyLimeChibi reviews
Her actions and words betrayed her years; all while his actions seemed to be going nowhere. She's in such a hurry to grow up, all while he's wishing he never did. Age switch AU, rated for possible language. HopuRai.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,224 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 9/3/2010 - Published: 6/6/2010 - Hope, Lightning
Hope's Day with Lightning by AzureKate reviews
Hope goes over to Lightning's house, and it turns out she's running wedding errands, so he decides to help out! Little does he know there's a big surprise for him only a few days away, and everyone's in on it except for him!
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,775 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 7/26/2010 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Hope, Lightning
By a Cold No Less! by haikomori reviews
Lightning Farron bows to no one! Except for the terrors of a...cold? Just her luck! But with Hope as her caretaker, is it really so bad? Part Two: Great, now Hope's sick. And a sick Hope can't seem to shut up. And Light's face gets redder and redder!
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,850 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/25/2010 - Published: 7/23/2010 - Lightning, Hope - Complete
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The Peanut Oasis reviews
AU Post-FFXIII (first game): Submission for 2017 Fandom Trumps Hate (tumblr). Lightning's household is growing, with or without her consent - mostly thanks to Snow and his penchant for communal living. She can survive anything for Serah though, right? Maybe with a little help.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,348 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 18 - Published: 1/8 - Hope, Lightning, Snow, Serah F.
Somewhere in Between reviews
AU: Sequel to "Always in Repair" and "Believe in Yesterday." Even after surviving the fall, another war, and an epidemic, there is no predicting the fate that awaits a dying Cocoon and the Settlement in its shadow. Hope fights for the future, but Lightning holds tight to the past. Rated M for adult and eventual dark themes.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 24 - Words: 230,768 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 7/10/2017 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Discovery reviews
AU (AiRverse): Gift fic for Lady Ariadna. A 15-17 year old Hope encounters aspects of "The Talk" from various friends. In honor of Valentine's Day and my reviewers, this is a fun four-shot insert into the timeline of "Believe in Yesterday."
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,546 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/14/2016 - Hope, Sazh, Snow, Maqui - Complete
Wasted Time reviews
[Submission for Hoperai Week 2015 (link from tumblr), for the March 1st Prompt, Discontent.] Lightning drags Hope out of the Ark for a final day on Nova Chrysalia, before the world is annihilated.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,878 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/3/2015 - Lightning, Lumina, Hope E. - Complete
On Salvation reviews
Post-game AU: Landing on a new and untamed world is far from convenient for Lightning and company. Even in a seemingly godless existence, humanity's flaws persist, some wrongs can never be righted and memories bind them to the past. Hope fears the ties are unbreakable.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 68,520 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 1/11/2015 - Published: 10/26/2014 - Lightning, Hope E. - Complete
Reckless reviews
AU: AiR universe - Valentine's Day gift fic for readers of "Somewhere in Between" who wanted a little segment dedicated to Maqui and Lucil's relationship in the story (though you won't see her listed as a character since she wasn't a choice). Fits neatly into the timeline of chapter 11.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,222 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/16/2013 - Maqui - Complete
Believe in Yesterday reviews
Prequel to "Always in Repair." AU: As if Serah doesn't have enough to deal with in the wake of Cocoon's fall, Hope's arrival complicates everything. Balancing burdens and blessings, all they can do is try to fit into the world on which they've landed.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: M - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 214,011 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 6/4/2012 - Published: 3/16/2011 - Hope, Serah F. - Complete
Reflections reviews
AU: AiR Universe, holiday-themed gift fic for my reviewers. Read and enjoy!
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,181 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/8/2011 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Always in Repair reviews
AU:Lightning comes out of crystalstasis in the middle of a revived conflict with PSICOM, the last l'Cie to wake after the fall of Cocoon. Hope has a five year head-start, but even his expert mechanical skills can't fix the bigger problems of their future.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 129,858 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 634 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 1/13/2011 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Hope, Lightning - Complete