The Devil's Own

Disclaimer: "The Devil's Own" is a story based upon the Playstation game Final Fantasy VIII, which is respectively property of Squaresoft, or Square Enix if you wish. I own neither Squaresoft nor Final Fantasy VIII (I do own a Playstation, though!). Please be kind and don't sue me, I'm merely having some (mostly) clean fun with the wonderful characters that Squaresoft created.

This story title and plot are loosely inspired by the movie "The Devil's Own". Characters and their particular storylines, however, are in no way identical or related to the ones in the movie.

Also, though this story will contain references to and, quite possibly, 'explanations' for terroristic acts, it is by no means an excuse for said crimes of which the authoress (me) highly disapproves. Still, there are reasons for everything that happens in this world or any other, no matter if those reasons turn out to be good, bad, or neither in the end. The terroristic theme should move into the background though, even if it will rear its ugly head at several points throughout the story. I'm not a terrorist (duh!), so I base my sparse knowledge upon films and books, hence I'll ask you to be kind in your judgement. Thanks.

Alas, that is that.

Author: Angry Angel

Betareader: None

Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII

Warnings: Yaoi (boy x boy love) with the pairing Seifer x Squall, language, violence, angst, terrorism, song inserts and any other vile things the authoress may come up with during the course of this story... fanfic... thing.

Summary: They say that our lives are foreordained; that no matter which choices we make at some point or another, in the end we will still have to submit to destiny itself and the role that it has appointed to us in the course of our world.

If so, are our past and present ideals and experiences even of any noteworthy importance? Or is our future rather inevitable in its path and its destination, despite our struggles and our earnestly uttered promises?

And if it is indeed so, then what if destiny had never meant for the boy Squall Leonhart to become High Commander of Balamb Garden, or even a SeeD mercenary to begin with?

What if destiny also had never meant for another boy, who carries the name Seifer Almasy, to become the sorceress knight and, ultimately so, the outcast of the nation?

What if rather, in an unexpected twist of plots and fates, Seifer Almasy has ended up a highly decorated SeeD Officer, always prepared to defend the world against all evils that were to come, with no regard whatsoever to their name and their face?

What if one of those evils must inevitably turn out to be Squall Leonhart himself?

But who is Squall Leonhart, anyway?

Where is he?

What does he plan?

Is he truly evil?

What is evil, anyway?

What is good?

And who are we to judge?