Disclaimer-I don't own Final Fantasy 8 or its characters.

Author's Note-I can't wait until I get to see FINAL FANTASY 7 ADVENT CHILDREN!!!! It looks cool! I hope it comes out in...where I live! ^_^*




*Ignore her!* Squall looked up abruptly from his paper. "What? Who said that?!" He demanded, turning to look in all directions. *I did!...I rule you...everything you do I control!* Confused now, he jumped up and jogged away from the looks of his classmates around him. The voice was still in his head. Definitely a woman's voice. Soft and sultry. Sitting down behind a large tree, Squall hit his head against the rough and hard bark until his head pounded but the voice still came, reprimanding him for his foolish actions. Claiming that he was hurting her too. He went to tell Seifer but he stopped halfway. He realized that he was unable to make his own decisions.

*Yes! Now you understand who is in control. I'll let you live all by yourself give me your power to love...* Squall shook his head but again he was punished.

"What the hell do you want!?" He cried, ignoring the looks the people were giving him again. *Go! I want you to get away from here! Leave! Don't ever look back!* with this command, Squall ran off, leaving his school and friends behind with one question in his head. Who was he supposed to ignore?

~***End Flashback***~

"What the hell just happened?" Selphie asked as Rinoa started to run away in embarrassment. "I mean...why would Squall just leave her to fend for himself?" Seifer just rolled his eyes.

"You wouldn't understand even if you tried." Selphie narrowed her eyes and stepped forward.

"Just try me." Seifer got up and walked around the petite girl.

"When he was about...15 he started to hear voices. They wouldn't leave him. They told him where to go and what to do." Selphie gasped.

"What do you mean voices?" Quistis interjected but Seifer wasn't paying attention. He was over in a corner with Irvine in a deep discussion. Quietly Selphie crept over and listened.

"Don't say anything! It'll only make them judge him more. When he finds out he'll only leave like he did last time. Without him...we won't be able to fight her" Irvine whispered, slapping Seifer on the back of the head lightly.

"Fight who?" The green-eyed girl asked, surprising both of them. When the two boys stayed silent Selphie put her hands on her hips and glared at them. "You'd better tell me or else!"

"Or else?" Seifer said testing his luck. Irvine ran over to hide behind Quistis.

"Bad choice dude!" He shouted from over a very angry ex-instructor.


"Look Laguna...we...I mean I need to talk to you about one of the SeeDs." Kiros explained. The president didn't answer but just continued to oragnize his deck of *Triple Triad* Cards. "LAGUNA!!"

"Uh...what did you say?" He asked absent-mindedly. This answer got him a big kick in the shin. "OWWWW!!! DAAAMMMNN! Kiros!?" Ward snickered but rolled his eyes.

"I need to talk to you about one of the SeeDs. Squall Leonhart." Laguna's head snapped up at the name.

"Squall...Leonhart?" Kiros nodded.

"I know...I thought that he was at least a relative to Raine but when I saw him...damn Laguna...he looked just like you...but not like Raine." The president nodded his head and took out the picture of Squall from his file.

"Do you think it could be him? Could he be my son?" Tears shimmered his eyes, almost identical to Squall's. Kiros nodded.

"It could be but something's not right. I mean when Squall was born we could tell his looked nothing like you...except for the hair." He paused but glanced at the picture of the 17-year old Squall and took out another image of Squall at 3 years of age. "He looked so much like Raine but this kid...he looks almost identical to you." Ward nodded, obviously agreeing.

"But Kiros...I need a straight answer. Is he my son of not?" Laguna asked seriously, a rare moment for him. Then a loud scream pierced the temporary silence that filled the meeting room. Laguna ran out the door, closely followed by his friends.

"OWWWWW!!! Damn it Selphie! Get off me!" Once outside, the trio was greeted with the sight of Selphie, sitting on top of Seifer. His arms were pressed painfully against his back. With his head squished against the floor. To the side was Irvine and Quistis rolling around on the floor in laughter. least Irvine was. Quistis was sitting against the wall, laughing her head off. Looking at the scene in front of them soon the Leaders of Esthar were joining in the laugh fest.

" not..agh! funny...GET THE HELL OFF ME!! DAMMIT!!" Seifer cried, wriggling under Selphie's iron grip. She giggled and leaned until she was looking into his eyes.

"You tell me his secret or I'll kick your ass!" She shouted making him cringe slightly.

"FINE!! I'll tell you!" He answered. Irvine sobered up immediately.

"No wait! You can't!"

"What are you guys talking about?" Laguna asked, scratching his head.

" are such a gossip...oh...Mr. President Selphie the snoop wants to know Squall's secret." Quistis explained ignoring the dirty looks Selphie was giving her. "Now Selphie...if you would like to let go of my boyfriend...I would really appreciate it." The brunette frowned.

"But he hasn't even..."

"NOW Selphie Tilmitt..." The blonde ordered, stepping closer. Laguna cleared his throat loudly while watching the spectacle. When the four teens turned to look at him he smiled.

"I know you people are having fun but may we remind you that you are trained and hired SeeDs?" He said professionally. Kiros snickered.

"Never in my life have I heard you talk like that..." Laguna blushed furiously while the teens chuckled. Even Seifer. "So...Ms. Tilmitt...are you going to get of Mr. Almasy. Immediately she blushed and jumped off him.


"Like Squall...What the hell? You just leave me there all by myself?" Rinoa asked angrily bursting through the door to the library. Squall looked up at her and shrugged, putting his book back on the bookshelf. "OH!! Back to silence!" Rinoa spat out venomously.

"...Ok then...what did you expect me to do. Stand by your side and wait until you ran away?" He answered, turning toward her. She was at a loss for words because he was right. It was her fault that she didn't leave or explain fast enough. Sighing she crossed her arms over her chest.

"So what did that kiss mean to you?" She asked timidly, barely making eye contact with him. He shrugged.

"...I...I don't know." He answered simply, taking out another book from the shelf. Her jaw dropped in disbelief.

"W-wait...what do you mean you don't know? You don't just kiss someone and not tell them what it meant!" Squall shook his head.

"You don't's not that I don't know or don't want to feel something for you. I mean I like you. A lot wouldn't understand." Rinoa scoffed.

"You don't even know me! So how can you tell me that I won't understand?" He closed his eyes.

" can't tell anyone...alright?" Quietly Rinoa nodded and sat down in one of the plush blood red coaches.

"I want to feel something for you but...I can't..." Her eyes narrowed.

"What do you mean you can't?" She asked incredulously.

"I CAN'T!!" Squall shouted, stepping forward at her. His blue eyes burning with ferocity she'd never seen before. "What do you want from me!? Do you want me to say that I like you...or love you? I've tried to...but I can't. There reasons you can't know!"

"Do you mean you don't want me to know?" She asked softly, more than a little scared after his outburst. His eyes darted to the door.

"It's...It's for the safety of the people I love." He whispered softly rushing past her and out the door. Tears shimmered in her eyes.

"Do you love me?" She whispered to herself, lying down on the couch.


Author's Note- OH!! The drama!! This chapter sucked...I know but please review and if you like this fic then check out my other one. 'Reaction' I worked really hard on the first chapter so please R&R that one too. I know I've been stretching the revelation of the secret, y'know, but I'm going to let it out when it's appropriate which is pretty soon since this fic is at least ½ done. My thanks for reviewing to:



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