Disclaimer: I don't own final fantasy 9

Everything had returned too normal. Or… As normal as it ever was. "How do you feel." Garnet asked Zidane as he opened his eyes.

"We shouldn't have stayed up watching so many movies." Zidane yawned and sat up on the couch.

"I know but… I enjoy every second that I have with you." Garnet said softly as she shyly looked down at her hands. "It's only been a few days since you woke up. And… you know… I didn't think that you were going to."

"And miss being with you? Never in a million years." Zidane grinned as he leaned over and kissed her.

Garnet melted into the kiss and reached up to touch his face. The phone rang and they pulled away from each other sadly. Garnet answered the phone even though Zidane hadn't released the grip that he nowhad around her waist.

"Hey Garnet." A quietvoice from the other end said.

"You." She answered coldly hating the sound of her voice. She didn't want him to know that he affected her.

"Did you get my letter?" Kuja asked softly.

"Yes and I threw it away. Now leave me alone. You've caused me more then enough trouble and I don't want to hear from you... You're such a horrible bastard!"

"I'm sorry… I wish I could take away all the pain that I've caused you Garnet… I still love you."

"Well I hate you and that's not going to change!"Garnet answered.

Zidane leaned over and said into the phone, "Leave us alone Kuja… Even when you do get out of jail we don't want to see you... Even though that's luckily going to be a pretty long time."

"Zidane?" Kuja's voice didn't sound surprised. "So you are alive… I knew that you would make it. After all you did have Garnet waiting for you… Who could pass up on that?"

"Goodbye Kuja." Garnet answered but before she hung up she heard Kuja say softly, "Please… Forgive me."

"I don't think that he'll bother us again." Zidane said softly and Garnet didn't answer as she just looked out the window. Zidane could sense that something was wrong so he didn't mention the phone call again.

1 month later

"I can't believe they're getting married!" Ruby cried, She was sitting next to Garnet at the wedding of Steiner and Beatrix.

"I'll say… I mean its Steiner!" Garnet cried and blushed when heads turned to look at her.

"What an unlikely couple... And I can't believe that he managed to sang such a looked like Beatrix!"Zidane muttered and Garnet nodded and poked him in the ribs."

"I'll say!" Blank cried a moment later and they turned and said, "Shh!" to him. He turned red embarrased that it had taken him so long to catch on to the joke.

ThenBeatrix beganto come down the aisle. The wedding went pretty smoothly and everyone tried not to laugh as Steiner's face turned red when he leaned in to kiss her.

Garnet closed her eyes as she danced with Zidane later that night. No words were spoken between them and eventhough Garnet tried not to her thoughts kept drifting to Kuja. My ex-boyfriend is in jail… Years of his life are going to be spent in that prison…And it wasn't really even his fault. "Yes it is!" Garnet said out loud and Zidane looked at her confused.

"What is?" He asked.

"N-Nothing. I was just thinking." Garnet whispered, looking down at the floor.

"Kuja?" Zidane asked smiling at the shocked expression on Garnet's face when she looked up at him.

"How did you know? I didn't say anything about him!"

"I saw your face after you hung up the phone the other day… So what's up?"

Garnet looked up at his caring face and took a deep breath. "I-I almost feel like it's my fault that everything happened to him. Does he deserve to be in jail or what?" Garnet bit her lip to keep from crying.

Zidane shook his head. "He was responsible for his own decisions. He got what he deserved Garnet."

"Yeah! You're right Zidane!" Garnet looked up her eyes looking brighter. "I can't believe that I even thought about it… After everything that he put us through… Thanks." Garnet smiled up at Zidane and he responded by giving her a quick kiss.

1 month later

"Where are you taking me Zidane?" Garnet giggled as they drove in his car.

"It's a surprise." He answered with a small smile. "And stop trying to guess because you're not going to figure it out!"

"This has been such a wonderful birthday…" Garnet said softly. "It was so wonderful being with all my friends."

Zidane justsmiled and they drove in silence as Garnet tried to figure out where he was taking her. He had told her to pack enough stuff to stay somewhere a couple days but she couldn't figure out where they were going. Garnet shrugged and closed her eyes deciding to get some sleep.

"We're here." Zidane's voice awakened her and Garnet sat up in the seat. And thenshe gasped. They were parked in front of the ocean where a small cabin was. It was beautiful and Garnet put her hand over her mouth.

"Happy Birthday." Zidane whispered leaning over and kissing her cheek softly.

"It's so, so… beautiful!" Garnet didn't try to stop the tears that began to run down her cheeks.

Zidane didn't say a word. He just stepped out of the car and walked over to Garnet's side. He opened the door and offered her his hand. "Come with me?"

Garnet nodded and took his hand as he helped her up. She followed Zidane and they walked over to where the cabin stood.

"It's small but it should be pretty cozy!" Zidane pulled her into the cabin and she laughed.

It was small but it was so cute. She noticed that there was one bedroom but there were 2 beds. She grinned at how thoughtful he had been.

"So what do you think?" Zidane whispered the boyish grin not leaving his face.

"It's adorable!" Garnet squealed and threw her arms around Zidane. "You are the most thoughtful, kind, loving guy ever!"

"You can continue… I don't mind." Zidane said and Garnet just laughed and hit him lightlyin the chest. "C'mon… We should get your stuff out of the car." Garnet nodded not able to say anything. How many guys would go through the trouble of doing something like this for their girlfriend?

"Do you want to go for a walk on the beach?" Zidane asked and Garnet nodded and pulled her shoes off and they walked off.

He put his arm around her waist and Garnet looked around noticing that they weren't the only ones around. There were little cabins lined all along the beach and she was relived. She wouldn't have felt safe if they would've been alone some place. "This is so romantic Zidane." Garnet said as she looked up and grinned at him.

"I'm glad that you think so… You know it's hard to explain Garnet but… You're so special that I feel like I could never do enough for you. If I could I would give you the world."

Garnet jumped up andkissed him so hard they both fell to the ground. Of course it didn't hurt since the sand was so soft and after a few secondsthey pulled away from each other laughing. They turned around and saw there were some kids standing therestaring at them looking grossed out. Garnet blushed and Zidane just rolled his eyes and pulled himself up and helped her up.

"I don't need the world." Garnet said softly. "I have you." Gosh how much mushier could I get? Garnet thought.

Zidane just grinned and said, "Let's race back to the cabin."

"Fine." Garnet grinned and took off before he could say anything else.

"Hey!" He yelled and took off after her. Even though she had a head start she wasn't fast enough and Zidane beat her easily.

"Fine… You win... Andit's pretty sad considering the fact that you were the one that was in a coma not very long ago!"Garnet gasped for breath and Zidane just laughed and they went inside.

Later that night they sat on the beach looking up at the stars above as Zidane held Garnet tightly in his arms "Do think our relationship will work out Zidane? Or will it be like every other high school romance that falls through." Garnet whispered.

"I've never felt like this towards a girl Garnet… I don't know but I don't think so. I really hope not."

"Will we be able to make our relationship work?" Garnet asked leaning back farther in Zidane's arms and looking up at him.

Zidane smiled and kissed her and then pulled back. "We can try."

A/N: Well that's it! I'm really sorry that it took me so long to finish this story… Actually at one point I considered just forgetting it but I'm glad that I finished. Thanks for reading! And I hope that it wasn't too mushy for you guys!