003 AF, New Bodhum
Well, I found Serah. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be to be honest. I guess Lightning knew what she was doing when she told me to jump off a building and get to the gate after all. Who knew?
Anyway, after having perhaps the most epic entrance ever—I mean seriously, I rode in on a METEOR. I’d like to see anyone try to top that one! I’m sure I’ll be telling that story for years. Oh right, where was I? So I ended up on the top of some other building and it seems like my epic arrival was also perfectly timed. Serah was pretty much about to be killed by the monsters attacking New Bodhum. I gave her that piggy-kitty bowsword thing and well, I was impressed. She can fight after all.
Eventually we took out all the monsters and helped bring in the wounded. Of course, by then I pretty much got jumped by all of NORA for an explanation as to who I was and what I was doing in their town. What’s NORA? It’s a resistance group founded and lead by Snow—Serah’s currently missing-in-action fiancé—and consists of four other members: Yuj, Maqui, Gadot, and Lebreau. Right, so those guys…yeah, the minute I said I was from the future and that I had seen Lightning alive—according to everyone here, they all think Lightning’s trapped inside that crystal pillar that’s holding up Cocoon with Vanille and Fang—anyway, they all thought I had fallen off the wrong side of a chocobo.
But then that wasn’t even the weirdest part. I started talking about how gates and artefacts work, and Serah went with me to start looking for something that might be out of place in 003 AF. We ended up finding Serah’s necklace had been stolen by one of her students—Meanie Miss Farron!—and her cat, Snow, was out and about, looking recently groomed, and Lightning’s knife was out by the beach. By the time we were done running around and got back to the NORA house, we hadn’t found anything that could be an artefact until we pretty much walked right into it: a mirror.
With the artefact recovered, Serah was a bit more inclined to believe me. So, we set out for the gate and found all of NORA not far behind. They seemed to sense that Serah was getting ready to leave; all those strange things with Snow the cat and Lightning’s knife, well, that was just NORA trying to help out with taking care of things while Serah’s away. We said our goodbyes and stepped through the gate and into the Historia Crux.
I wonder where we’ll end up next. I guess we’ll see when we get there.
PS: I swear I saw Yuj eyeing my pants. I think he’s jealous. My time-traversing pants, oh how I love you.
GET YOUR OWN PANTS, YUJ!