Six years since Meteorfall. Three years since the Battle of Midgar. The settlement of Edge is struggling in the wake of multiple battles and people are doing their best to remake their lives the best they can. Cloud Strife has settled into a more provincial life than he thought possible after years of being a mercenary and saving the world. But when he accepts the task of helping the World Regenesis Organization deal with a new band of nasty criminals, he not only worries about the spectres from his past but wonders at the woman he meets in the process. She reminds him of those he has lost and has a past as complicated as his. With an old threat made new again, memories of her and Cloud's past resurface to challenge them both to grow into the people the Planet needs them to be.