Final Fantasy XIII 30 Day Challenge
Day 21- Your favourite relationship between two characters (Not necessarily romantically)
Getting the pictures alone took me over an hour or something bit it will be worth it in the end. The gif isn’t mine as well.This has been probably the question I’ve wanted to answer for the most out of this list, or at least in the top. Despite me loving the relationship between Vanille and Fang, I have to say the two characters who’s relationship I love the most has got to be between Lightning and Fang. Now I’ve written a sort of part one in a way when I answered the first one being who my favourite female character(s) were.
As I’ve said before, the real reason I bought FFXIII was because for a long time I had seen images of Lightning and Fang and was intrigued by them and wanted to know who they were,what they were like and if I would end up liking them. And the results were positive in that retrospect. So as you can guess because I was so interested in seeing them I was even more excited as to what they were like when they interacted with one another, also being that they are one of the top pairings in the series I wanted to see what sort of chemistry they had that people would have a reason to.
So when I got my wish of them finally meeting in chapter 7 my first reaction was that I cried XD I was fangirling when Fang and Snow arrived to help and when Lightning left Fang said ‘And then there were three’ and ran off to follow her. The moment that made me realise that F+L were going to work together on their own without Snow or Hope was one of the happiest things to happen and I couldn’t help but cry because of it.
I only wish I got to see when Fang followed her and what happened after that. It annoyed me that I had to wait a while before I could see them again but when I did you could see that Lightning had in a way accepted Fang’s presence, she didn’t move away from her or refused to speak to her, when she was talking to Snow her and Fang were somewhat close that when it came to someone you didn’t know or trusted that’s something you wouldn’t be comfortable with but she showed she had trusted her enough for her to be that close. When I was able to play as Fang (which made me fangirl a lot XD) and just fight with them it was really amazing to see that these two can take care of their own and do not need a third member with them at the present time. It was later on Lightning did question as to who she was being that she knows Snow, Fang knowing about Lightning probably from Snow must of known some things about her so she wasn’t that surprised about the question but was still wary of answering due to how Lightning may have reacted. An example is when she told Lightning that it was because of her and Vanille waking up that Serah was made a L’Cie, which earned her a slap in the face from Lightning which surprised me since I was expecting a punch sure but not a slap, Fang expecting more Lightning forgave her for now.
I could write so much more but I would be just writing what happens in the game now XD I love the relationship between them so much but they understand one another on some level with Fang wanting to protect Vanille and Lightning wanting to protect Serah, they work so well with eachother, take when Hope and Vanille fell out on the way to Gran Pulse. They are both strong women and Fang can get through to Lightning which not a lot of people can, such as when Lightning was questioning she had no goal so Fang reminded her about Serah. As the game goes you see them interact more and when Fang wanted to go on her own because she wanted to save Vanille they all protected her from Bahamut and Lightning gave her hand out for her (how much I loved that moment) and ask her to fight with them. And then when Hope got his both Fang and Lightning went to help, these two trust one another by now and glad to have a companion/friend/fellow L’cie/comrade in arms etc with them.
And that ending when Fang ended up turning everyone Cie’th she was devastated by it but when they came back Lightning said they were sorry for making her go through this alone again. Ahh when she gave back Fang her weapon and they did that nod I was so fucking happy and fangirling just seeing them interact like this X33 When Fang and Vanille left Lightning was sad and wished she could have saved them. She mentions this a lot in FFXIII-2.
I cannot wait to see them both interact in LR, I am going to watch that trailer soon and I will fangirl especially if it’s in English and I hear their voices :333 from the way they’ve acted with one another to way they interacted (aka the ‘don’t be shy’ scene gets me every time I love it so much XD) I will be so sad when I finish LR because it will be the last time I see them and I only hope they interact a lot in the game. I don’t know whether or not I ship them, I sisotp them a lot but I’ve read a few Flight/Fangrai/LightningxFang fanfics and they have either amused me or give me feels maybe because they interact with one another, I’m comfortable reading it. And if I can get at least one hug or some kind of contact between like (like that arm bump Vanille and Fang do) it will be the best thing because it shows how their relationship is.
I can literally go on an on like how happy I was when Fang and Lightning said eachother’s name in FFXIII-2 or how interesting it would of been if Fang spoke to Lightning about her real name after finding out or Lightning talking to Fang about them being back in Oerba, just anything for these two to converse and show more on how they work with eachother is just something I want and need.
Okay I think I’ve made this too long and I can keep going XD I may do a part two about Fang and Vanille but that will be for later maybe after I’ve done the other challenges.I should of done this yesterday but my computer was acting weird so I’ll post this and do today’s now.