Disclaimer-Look to Chapter 1- I do not own anything in relation to Final Fantasy 8, it's characters or SquareEnix…sighs

            Everything from last chapter applies.

Author's Note- I decided to re-write this chappy because I just started playing the game again and realized that there's some info that I missed.


            Listen

            Tell me about your group….

            Why?

            I just want to know…maybe I can help you…

            Awww…who woulda thunk it? Seifer Almasy has a heart….

            Rin…do tell…

            Alright. Anyway, Zone, Watts and I are in charge of this group-

            -And let me guess, your father doesn't approve.

            Like he would…he doesn't even approve of you!

            And for good reason.

            Anyway, we're trying to LIBERATE TIMBER!

            How's that?

            OH! We have this big plan to hire some SeeDs to help us with this plan we made to 'negotiate' with Vinzer Deling…the bastard.   

            What kind of SeeDs, Balamb, Galbadia or Trabia?

            Hyne, don't you ever use your brain? Galbadia is the nation controlling Timber, they aren't going to release their own SeeDs to relinquish control…Trabia is waaay to far away but Balamb…close enough, professional enough and that Headmaster is nice!

            Oh really, I go there y'know, just about to take my SeeD exam…

            REALLY???!!! I'm so happy for you!

            Yeah, maybe I could help you…

            "Don't believe him!"

            OH! That would be great! Thank you so much!

            So what do you need?

            I need to talk with Headmaster Cid to arrange everything! I don't even know if I have enough gil for the job!

            I could help you go through with your little plan…

            That would be awesome be we need some SeeDs. Maybe when you pass your exams…but…

            BUT what? Besides, you confident that I'll pass.

            That's cuz I have faith in you-

            Do you? Do you really?

            Yes I do! Seifer! Seifer! Where are you going?! Seifer!!

            "Awww…well isn't that cute! A little spat between the Boyfriend and Girlfriend. Poor girl…"

            sounds of a door shutting and clothing rustling. Two deep breaths are heard

            You aren't an Instructor anymore…I knew you wouldn't last. You're such a crappy instructor…I'm not surprised. I'll see you in Timber.

            End recording

            "That son of a….How dare he? He has no right to say that! How I would give anything to strangle his cocky little neck! HA! He didn't even make SeeD! And good for him! He needs a GOOD Reality check! Asshole!" Quistis spat out, staring down at the little plastic recorder in her hand. Suddenly an empty feeling settled in the pit of her stomach. 'Oh hyne…Seifer's unstable…he's angry, especially after the showdown between Xu and him…so…he'll do something drastic…and that means he's…shit!' A cool chill passed down her spine as she sat, frozen, unable to move.

            Suddenly, Quistis rolled off her bed and reached for her telephone. She had to call someone and she only knew one number by heart. Her heart thudded as the first ring came out of her end of the receiver. Then a second ring.

            "WHAT??" Squall said, obviously being woken up. It seemed as if her voice was lost in that angry one syllable word. And to make it even worse, the pain of seeing Squall with that girl at the Ball flooded back. With a strangled gasp, she hung up the phone. 'Dammit! Dammit!' As Quistis fought to gather her emotions, a knock came at the door.

            "What?!" She asked, much in the same way Squall had.

            "It's Xu!" The other side of the door called out. Quistis let out a sigh of relief. 'Thank Hyne! I don't think I could handle seeing anyone else right now!' She stumbled almost blindly to her door, clumsily blinking the unshed tears from her eyes. She swung the door open and unsteadily welcomed her 'best friend' in. She waited for the door to close fully before she dissolved into tears. The pain of everything in her life coming back. Xu jumped to take hold of the instructor, wrapping her arm around her.

            "Hyne Quis…what happened?" Blue eyes looked up at her, shining with tears unshed. Quistis' lip trembled slightly; all color disappeared from her face. Her voice cracked as she spoke.

            "Everything. I-I l-lost m-my in-i-instructor l-license and now…I can't…Squall.."

            "What did Squall do?" Xu asked soothingly, much like a mother would to her child.

            "I love him and he danced with that other girl and-and…he…he ignored me and my need for him. Xu, He broke my heart!" Quistis cried, tears coming out more and more. Xu shook her head in disappoint and dread at the mention of the young, ignorant teenager.

            "No one's worth crying over. And about that other girl, if he's happy with her than you should be happy with someone else."

            "Who?" Quistis spat out angrily. "Seifer? Who would want me?" She snorted, gesturing to her messy hair and crinkled attire. Xu sighed and patted her friend gently on the head.

            "Look, you just need a distraction…hey, what's that in your hand?" Quistis looked down at the recorder.

            "Oh. From Seifer. He's going to do something stupid…again." She rolled her eyes and passed the plastic item over, absentmindedly wiping tears away with her other hand. Once Xu started to play it, Quistis grabbed a towel and patted her face. Xu's eyes widened near the end of the recording. 'Oh no…she's going to hear the end…the part where he totally alienates me…hyne…'  A deep red blush reached Quistis' cheeks in embarrassment

            "I…uh…I gotta go…talk to ya later.." She said, practically running out of the room.

            "Xu?! Hey, where're ya going?! Hey! Can I have the recorder back?!!!" Staring after her friend's retreating back, Quistis sighed and closed the door behind her. 'Second person to leave me tonight…this day is just getting better and better…' A telephone ring interrupted her train of thought. Looking at the Caller ID, She sighed deeply. 'What the hell is wrong with her? Sheesh.' Quistis reached over to the phone and picked it up.

            "What do you want Xu?! YOU LEAVE AND THEN A MINUTE LATER YOU CALL BACK?!?!? HONESTLY!!??"

            "Sheesh, Sorry Quisty it's just, I had to talk to Cid about the recording." 'Great, now he knows about the little message Seifer left me!' "And he showed it to the staff-" 'Perfect, my embarrassment is almost complete.' "And they all agree. We're sending you to Timber to stop Seifer…you leave in 06:15. Ok?"

            "WHAT?! WHY?! IN TWO HOURS!?! I HAVEN'T SLEPT ALL NIGHT?!? WHAT THE HELL??!!"

            "Chill Quistis, you can sleep on the train…and something happened in the detention room. Seifer broke out and said he was going to Timber…alright?" Xu continued without waiting for her to say anything. "Good, happy packing!" Quistis was about to yell back a string of curses when she heard the click on the end. Once the anger left, she slumped down in defeat.

            'I guess it's time to go to Timber and face the music…but first I have something else to do..' Quistis sat on the bed, facing the wall and sighed. 'You're going crazy!'  Taking a deep breath she closed her eyes.

 "Hi, I know, I'm crazy but I really need help. Talking to a wall doesn't exactly top my to-do list…but I'm sure you'll help…right?"


Author's Note- Actually…now that I look at it…there's not much of a difference….weird…ok…but hopefully I won't have to re-write this again…yeah…well…please review.

Author's Insane Ramblings- I finally finished Final Fantasy VIII for the very first time. I'm sooo proud!!! I ALSO BEAT OMEGA WEAPON!!! THE STRONGEST MONSTER IN THE WORLD MY ASS!!! IT WAS INSANELY HARD BUT!!! IT CRUMBLED UNDER MY HOLY WARS AND SQUALL'S RENZOKUKEN!! AND ALL I GOT FOR MY EFFORTS WAS 'PROOF OF OMEGA!' PSSSHHHHT!!!