Nabaat has been monitoring Sazh and Vanille to gain info on the l'Cie. Sazh is still reeling at the news of his son's crystallization when Nabaat pours salt on the wound by revealing the culprits behind the Euride incident.
As Lightning and the others make their way through the Fifth Ark, they are surprised to find Cid Raines there. Lightning lashes out, sensing that Cid has sinister intentions, but he parries her blow easily. Cid grips Lightning's blade in his hand, and the party sees he has been branded a l'Cie like them.