Trading Cards (Final Rose AU)

“Ah!” Diana screamed. “I got it!”

Lightning glanced over to where her daughter was jumping around like a complete lunatic. Sadly, this was not an uncommon occurrence. “What did you get?”

“I finally got the last trading card I needed for my set!”

“Oh, the ones you get from the cereal boxes?”

Diana nodded eagerly and then held the car up for Lighting to see. “Now I have all of Team LFSC! Since I’ve got all of the other teams already, that means I have all of them!”

Lightning stared at the trading card in her daughter’s hand. It was a trading card of her. “You do realise that you live with me. You don’t need a trading card. I am actually your mother.”

“Yeah, but I like trading cards.” Diana cackled. “I wonder if Ruby has all of the trading cards yet. I’m going to call her.”

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“Aw…” Ruby pouted.

“What is it, honey?” Summer asked.

“I didn’t get the trading card I wanted,” Ruby grumbled. “I bet Diana has all of them already.”

“Well, Diana does eat a lot more than… well… anyone except maybe Fang after a mission.” Summer smiled. Ruby had a big appetite, but Diana was on another level entirely. She inhaled food. “Which card did you get?”

Ruby sighed and showed her mother the card she’d gotten from the cereal box. “It’s just another card of dad.”

Summer snickered as Taiyang froze in the doorway of the dining room.

“You don’t like it?”

“I’ve already got lots of him,” Ruby said with a scowl. “But I still don’t have one of Uncle Qrow! Uncle Qrow’s card is supposed to look so awesome and cool.”


Lightning is the perfect avatar for a global, heroic woman and for a world where social networks and communications are now seamlessly woven into our life. She is also the symbol of new pictorial processes. How can you create an image that goes beyond the classic principles of photography and design? Lightning heralds a new era of expression.” – Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Louis Vuitton