Final Fantasy XIII -Episode i-
A short epilogue novel written by Jun Eishima, telling the events directly after the end of Final Fantasy XIII.
The story depicts Vanille and Fang continuing to watch over Lightning, Sazh, Snow, and Hope as they reunite with Serah and Dajh from within their crystal sleep.
The remaining soldiers from PSICOM, the Guardian Corps and the Cavalry continuing to evacuate survivors from Cocoon. It is revealed that although two-thirds of Cocoon survived destruction, one-third did not, mainly around the town of Bodhum; but since it was empty at the time, the population was ironically "saved" by the Purge.
Snow, Serah, and Lightning resolve to somehow make their own city on Gran Pulse,though Snow also wants to find a way to save Fang and Vanille. Sazh decides to help with the evacuation of survivors while looking after Dajh,while Hope resolves to help out in any way he can after learning his father is alive and well.
Later, Lightning decides to go on her own journey to find a way to save Fang and Vanille. She believes the answer might be somewhere in an unexplored area of Gran Pulse, and that people may have managed to survive all the years after the War of Transgression. Without telling the others, Lightning runs off spurred by a strange feeling, with the belief that the fight is far from over.