Disclaimer: I do not own FF8 or any of these characters.

A/N: Okay…this is it…my very first fanfic… Hope you like it!

Hangin' On

Chapter 1

(Seifer's POV)

Eternal Darkness. I am trapped in this dark place, my personal torture chamber…without any light…without an exit.

Curse those unseen gods up above! Why let my suffering be prolonged if they could just kill me?!

I have been suffering in this place ever since…who would not be? Every minute, every second…I am haunted…by the numerous voices in my head, voice of whom I killed, voice of whom I commanded to kill and where killed themselves…

I am amazed that I lasted this long…I am amazed that I am still sane. Normal people would've given up, never would they have lasted this long…but then again…am I really one of them…one of those normal people…or do I belong in a class of my own?

Some must have already lost hope at this point…yes some…but not me…not Seifer Almasy. Why? I guess I owe it all to that voice…the one single voice that did not criticize me but instead told me not to lose hope…

But somewhere deep inside me, I hate that voice…I don't want to suffer anymore…for I know that there won't be any way out of my prison…so…why bother trying?

Even if I want to…I can not do it…no…because…

…I am tired.

A/N: I know…Seifer is so un Seifer-ish…sorry…