game: final fantasy xiii

4

When Lightning’s falling into the chaos and soon realizes she doesn’t want to be alone she begs for help from what seemed at first, an inevitable task: protecting everyone, and that included  Hope, from Bhunivelze in the new world.  The reason why she rapidly changed her mind was because the fake Serah brought her to reason and made it possible for Lightning to accept Lumina, her rejected soul’s fragment. She became human again, she had her humanity back. She was a whole again instead of a fragmented being who’s true self was tore apart long before God was even pulling the strings. She only opened her heart to the two people she trusted the most, her beloved sister and now her partner, Hope, who calmed her down by greeting her with “It’s okay. We could hear you, Light. Let’s go. We’ll be together.” She felt what she thought was lost long ago, hope. She found the hope he was named for. And so, the journey ends, and the last words she says are the words she memorized from her partner and friend, Hope Estheim.

“This journey is over. I wonder when the next will begin. I only know… that soon, we’ll be together.

4

The world’s full of lies. There’s no way of knowing what’s right. All we can do is believe in ourselves. It’s easy to sit back and let people trick you. Like how the Sanctum had us all thinking that a l'Cie was some sort of monster. I’m done with their lies. Fal'Cie, this whole Focus thing. From here on out I use my eyes. Think. And act. I might not make all the right choices, but as long as I’m the one who decided what to do, there’s nothing to regret.