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Lilac didn't survive Brevon's machinations without scars. Carol finds out and agrees to keep it a secret from Milla, becoming Lilac's only solace. Fortuitously, Lilac receives an opportunity to get the help she needs. But our girls soon find themselves in over their heads once more, and as Lilac grows more desperate, Carol must do what she can to keep her from going over the edge.
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Little Miss Heropants is a Freedom Planet fanfic written by FireTrooper113.

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The story takes place sometime after the events of the game, where Lilac is suffering from PTSD from fighting Lord Brevon. Carol is trying her hardest to help her, as well as keeping Milla from knowing about Lilac's issues. Compounding this is the ever growing tensions between the three kingdoms in Avalice and Prince Dail of Shuigang's disappearance. The Royal Magister employs Team Lilac to find Dail, and Lilac, despite her inner turmoil, accepts the job. However, her hallucinations and nightmares about Brevon are becoming too much to bear. Will she pull it together and find Prince Dail, or will she break down completely?

Can be read on FanFiction.Net, DeviantArt, and Archive of Our Own.

Note: since this story takes place after the first game, there will be spoilers. You have been warned

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Little Miss Heropants contains examples of:

  • Adult Fear: In Chapter 6, while Lilac and Carol are in line to get through the border into Shuigang, a fox woman is dragged away by security while begging them to let her be with her son. After getting through, Lilac, Carol, and Milla see the fox boy all alone crying for his mother.
    • Just before this, Milla is separated from the other two girls by security into another line, which induces Lilac into another panic attack. Thankfully, Milla makes it through alright, but she says that it was scary.
  • Deceptively Silly Title: The title is the nickname that Carol called Lilac at the beginning of the first game when the latter ran off to go rescue Torque. This story is about Lilac dealing with PTSD from the events of the game.
  • Flashback Nightmare: Lilac has dreams about what she went through during canon, including her torture by Lord Brevon.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: In Chapter 6, a guard at Shuigang's border tells Lilac to "Get in line, you half-breed freak!"
  • Hallucinations: Lilac has auditory hallucinations of Brevon while she's taking a shower.
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  • Madness Mantra: At the arcade, Lilac starts muttering "Don't tell him anything" repeatedly after being reminded of what happened on Brevon's ship.
  • Mental Health Recovery Arc: Lilac is recovering from her PTSD from the events of the game.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: Lilac has several related to her Electric Torture at the hands of Brevon.
  • Reality Ensues: No, Lilac didn't just get over her torture. It's outright stated that she has PTSD and the story doesn't pull any punches when showing the effects that it's had on her, such as hallucinations, nightmares, and panic attacks, and in Chapter 3, she even suffers a breakdown in public at Mayor Zao's mall when something reminds her of what happened to her on Brevon's ship.
    • As much as Carol wants to get a therapist to help Lilac, she admits that they can't afford it. It's not like they can just steal like they used to before to get the money either, as Lilac points out that the Magister has his eyes on them and will be on their tails if they do.
    • As it turns out, the three kingdoms are still at odds with each other, especially the people of Shuigang, who are still believing Brevon's lies. Just because the Big Bad was defeated doesn't mean that his influence magically goes away overnight.
  • Secret Keeper: Carol is helping to keep Lilac's issues a secret from Milla.
  • Twitchy Eye: Carol is playing a video game when she ends up dying, and she does this when Milla asks her when she last saved.
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