Pretty happy with this one. (:
I just did subtle things on the main image; sharpening Lightning, blurring the background a tiny bit, some contrast. I also added some white glowy-ness on Lightning to make her stand out, and I think it worked pretty well~
Lightning is definitely my first pick for a tough and beautiful woman, as that's exactly what she was designed to be. Plus XIII-2 looks so pretty to me, I had to make a wall of it.
The background in the way back is supposed to look like the "battle victory" screen on XIII; if you've played it I think you'll understand.
The quote is from the trailer of FFXIII-2. c: