whisk away your heartsighLIGHTNING FARRON Find your own road to hell! basics the basics full nameLightning Claire Farron age21 (give or take 500 years)occupationBodyguardspeciesHuman, probably.pronounsshe/herusergrouphalcyonfandomFINAL FANTASY XIII-series the powers Fighting: Lightning is a trained soldier. She is graceful in battle, and gifted in swordplay as well as marksmanship. She was a natural, picking up the skills she needed to, to become an excellent soldier. She is not the type to run into anything without weighing the pros and cons. She does not want anyone, including herself, injured because of stupid decisions. She is quick and agile, often doing flips and somersaults in battle to evade hits, or move quickly out of her enemy's range, or to move in closer to strike. She wields a gunblade named Blazefire Saber Magic: Having been L'Cie she was able to perform it relatively easily. She is able to perform all elemental strike spells, and mid grade elemental spells (Fira/Blizzara ect), with the exception of the lightning spells, which she can achieve Thundaga. She is able to do some healing, but is not as powerful at it as some of her comrades. She is able to switch between magic and physical attacks equally she is a balanced fighter. the canon End of Lightning Returns, she finds herself here instead of finding her way to the New World. freestyle Snippets. Dear Diary: June 9thIt was Papa’s funeral today. Serah is too little to really understand, and I think Mama thinks I’m too little too. She gets whispery when talking about what happened with other adults. I know what’s going on. I’m not stupid, but I have to pretend for mama. I don’t think she can bring herself to actually talk about it with us. I have to be strong.Dear Diary: February 7thI haven’t written in here since….father. But I guess now is a good of time as any. I buried Mom today. Serah, she’s old enough to understand this time, but I’m the one who’s not strong enough to talk about it. She was sick for a long time, so it wasn’t...a surprise. It still. I can’t dwell on feelings or emotions. I have to be strong. I’m the only one Serah has now. It’s on us. I’ll drop out of school. Get a job. I don’t have a choice. Everything is messy. From now on I’ll be Lightning. ENTRY 001The Guardian Corps pays the best out of anything else I could have chosen. The work is tough but I’ll get stronger. Pretty sure I pulled a muscle in my shoulder. I’ll work through it. The others were looking at me like I was some sort of fresh meat. They weren’t taking me seriously. But I’m strong. Stronger than them. At least now I think I can eat more than stale bread. Serah still doesn’t know I’ve been skipping out on meals in favor of making sure she was getting enough. She’s a bright kid though, I don’t think I could have made excuses much longer. She’ll do so much better in school than I did. I think she wants to be a teacher.ENTRY 017Serah has been...frustrating lately. She’s running around with some bonehead “hero” and we’ve been fighting a lot. I guess it’s normal for siblings to bicker but this seems like something more. Serah seems to think I am not spending enough time with her. That I’m running away. It’s unfair. I gave up everything and yet…. It’s not important. Entry 020Serah is a L’Cie. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Things are getting tense in Cocoon. I...I can’t talk about this crap.Entry 030Serah became a crystal today. So muc… I failed. So many people are hurting because of me. To add insult to injury it seems me and the bonehead and some kid are all L’Cie as well. The kid won’t leave me alone. I don’t know why, but I guess he blames Snow for his mother’s death.ENTRY 045The fighting seems unending. It’s incredible how much someone could miss a goddamn shower. The stupid kid grew on me. He’s bright, and determined. But we are preparing to go into what could be our final battle. So this might very well be my last entry. ENTRY 046A bittersweet ending. Serah is back but Vanille and Fang have been crystallized. Something feels wrong. Like high tide and I’m being pulled away in the undertow. Message 001I'm not sure if these will ever make it out of Valhalla. It's where I must remain for now. The goddess Etro had taken me on as her Knight. To protect her from the threat of Caius. His plight is...understandable but his actions are reprehensible. I can't say I would not ever end up the same after all he's been through but that does not change what must be done. He is a ruthless fighter, and I don't have much time for these. Time...funny how I don't know how to describe what is happening in a realm where time doesn't exist. I won't age but it's not as if nothing happens. Message 082It was all for nothing. Everything I did ever path I chose. Etro is dead. My sister is dead. And the only person who did anything to actually save this....dying world is someone who had to go through life day in and day out. I'm so proud of Hope for all his achievements. But I will never see him, or anyone again. I will take Etro's place on her throne. To restore balance to the world. So chaos doesn't destroy it. A just penance for every mistake I have ever made. This will be my final letter. I can only hope it makes it to those who knew me well. To Snow, I'm sorry....for everything. You do not deserve this. For Hope...please move on with your life. And thank you, for never giving up Hope for my return. For the rest of my rag-tag little family. I'm sorry that we never got to have our own peace. Thirteen Days Until The End. I woke up. Fool of me to think they would let me go so easily. Gods and Fal'Cie and no matter where I go I always seem to be their chosen. Their 'Savior', seems they can't do their own dirty work. Something feels....wrong though. Missing. Everything is a little bit duller a little less.... just less. Seeing Hope again should be elation. Should be worry, confusion. He was older, the last time I glanced through the timelines on Valhalla and now? No time to focus on what should be. Gotta get moving. After all, the world is ending.Gathering souls is something. People are telling me that I'm going to destroy the world. And bodies are turning up that look like me but aren't. A cult. Something sick and twisted but I can only move forward. Stop the cult, the murders. Free Noel of his guilt, I should care more about all of this. I did once. Maybe all that time in the crystal has my head warped. Or maybe it's just a way to cope.Seeing Snow again was...difficult. There was a time where I wanted nothing more than to clash swords with the man, and come out ahead. To protect my sister from the very same fate he was damned with. I always thought it was going to be the idiot hero who died and left her alone, I never anticipated for this. This fight, this....thing. It's the most I've felt since comeing to this world. Despair it seems sets it's claws in nice and deep. The idiot nearly irritates his L'Cie brand enough to become a Cie'th. Apparently I said something right though, because I talked him down. It doesn't make everything alright, the guilt he's carrying isn't his own. He thinks he couldn't protect my sister, it's only right that I ease it for him, after all, this is all my fault.Gods don't play by even their own rules at the end of the day. Double crossing me is a mistake and all of this about purging the souls of memories, of emotions. It's sick. Betraying Hope is the last thing I want but I can't stand for this. If it's a fight then I'll fight it, it's the only thing I'm good for these days it seems. I won't be made into some mannequin. Into a perfect little doll to fit into the place of Etro. I won't become his goddess. Lumina....it was hard being around her, both because of her nature and because of how much she reminded me of Serah. As it turns out, she was part of me. The things that were missing were back, and for the first time since I woke up I feel. But it's bright and it's so much, and so many things are going on. Luckily I still have an anchor. Hope still needs saving and I won't allow him to be stolen from me. Not after everything and everyone else was.The world is still out of balance. But Caius and Yuel offer to set that right, someone had to take the place of the gods, and it seems almost fitting it be them. Nova Chrysalia is dead, and we can finally move on, a New World is waiting. A Mistake I'm writing this on the account that I'm alone again. This is wrong. This world isn't where we were meant to be going and I can only hope the others make it there safely. If any of them ended up here as well, I'm hoping they will find it. Find me. I can't imagine something like this happening unless I'm being called to arms once again. The last time. This will be the third time waking in a world I do not recognize and admittedly I'm a bit...bitter. I'm tired of fighting. Tired of surviving. Just tired. I don't want to be anyone's tool, Knight or Savior. But my magic has returned once again. More like the first time than any of the others, but my L'cie mark is still it's usual faded out color. More a scar than a brand these days. I would have missed it if it was gone entirely, the rush of calling my namesake down from the heavens. The taste of electricity on my tongue. Feelings are still foreign at times. I feel a bit like I'm detatched from myself at times. I don't know what it means, though it's probably just risidual nonsense from having my emotions drained out of me. Meddling gods. For what it's worth, this world's rules don't seem to be the same as my own. It's selfish of me to hope for you to find this, but if you do I'll be here. Waiting.-Lightning. shipper summary Lightning comes off as cold and uncaring at first. She does not give much attention to those she does not care for deeply. She tends to hide her true feelings and close herself off from other people. She holds a great deal of responsibility on her shoulders. She has a very strong sense of duty and loyalty. She took on the role of a Guardian Corps member and it fit her well. It hardened her to others, however, just a little more. She holds a lot of guilt for the things she has done. She hides her emotions well, but those closest to her can see through her defenses. She is level headed, and tends not to rush into things unless the situation demands it. She prefers to be careful and keep the people she cares about safe. Though, she is quick to take a hit to protect others. She is a straightforward and generally honest person. She is willing to fight for what she believes in and doesn't let others stand in her way. She is easily aggravated by the “hero” personality, especially when it puts the person and the people around them in constant danger. She has little patience for stupidity and naivety. She cares about people fiercely, and have mercy for anyone that stands in her way. She has determination like no other and if you hurt the things she cares about you are as good as dead. Lately things have been...hard. For a while she felt better. Lighter, carefree and actually happy. But having her emotions sapped out of her by Bhunivelze was sure to have some negative effects. She goes between her emotions being too much, too fast, to seemingly nothing at all. She’s not had time to speak to anyone about it, but it’s a moot point now. She’s angry that is seems once again she’s meant to fight, the only reason she can imagine she'd be brought to some strange world, when she wanted nothing more than to leave that on the shoulders of someone else. No god or Fal’Cie could make her bend but these world’s rules seemed...different. platonic Light's hard to get close to. She's closed off and cold, but she's not unwilling to set down her pride when she needs to. If she considers you a friend she would fight and die for you. She'd rather die than see anyone she cares for hurt, though she's not always successful in that. antagonistic She won't go out of her way to make enemies, but she's not exactly known for kindness or warmth. Her aloof demanor, and quite frankly mean tendencies will make her quite a few enemies. Not to mention she has a knack for getting thrown into wars that aren't her own. She's tired of playing knight to gods. Or pawn....whichever it may be. romantic Lightning is fairly closed off to this idea. Though, not for the reasons she tells herself. There is a chance someone might be able to melt her frozen heart. She's not particularly open to love, however, physical entanglements aren't off the table entirely. Just know that for the most part there won't be any sort of romantic emotions attached to that. Her heart belongs somewhere else. ( I ship Hope and Lightning. No matter what her feelings for him are pretty strong but she's written it off as impossible for a whole list of reasons. I won't force anything if it's not a reciprocated ship but there will be at least some one sided emotions there.) player the player aliasTanatimezoneCentralpronounsShe/Hermature contentI'm open to the idea. notes Any sort of non-con type situations squick me out but other than that feel free to run stuff by me. No other real triggers but there's some stuff I'm just not into.