Hello fellow HopeRai fans!
I had joined the community previously as In_a_Quandary, but the email account attached to that was disabled and I was sadly unable to retrieve the password. So here I am, under a new username, and I come bearing another gift - a post-LR HopeRai romance fic.
FF.net link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11680302/1/CoalescenceTitle:
Explicit sexual content, occasional coarse language. Explores elements of PTSD. Contains spoilers from FFXIII trilogy and FFXIII: Reminiscence ~ Tracer of Memories. Plot summary:
A candid conversation between two broken people leads to something more than either expected. Adult Hope/Lightning. Post-LR. Three-shot.A/N:
I’m quite late to the LR party, it seems.
Back when I first thought up the premise for Misguidance
(with only the first instalment of FFXIII to draw inspiration from), I could not conceive of any romantic fruition between Hope and Lightning, given that Lightning had practically adopted Hope as a surrogate sibling. So I wrote that emotional trainwreck as a way to vent my frustration. Now that canon had cemented the fact of Hope's romantic feelings towards Lightning, and set up the scene where they can interact as adults and equals, I wanted to re-explore their relationship.
In short, this tale is a thematically opposite rewrite of Misguidance
. I daresay Hope/Lightning fans will appreciate the ending better, however. I originally intended it to be a one-shot, but it grew so long that I ended up splitting it into three parts.
To avoid confusion, I’ll state here that Hope has been reincarnated into his twenty-seven year old body, as per Tracer of Memories.
I've been finding it difficult to get any traction for this fic, as the FFXIII fanfic community seems to have dried up. So, if you have time, please leave a review on FF.net or post a comment here. I'm practically starving for feedback >.