The Glory of Love


Disclaimer: Oh jeez, I hate reading all these disclaimers! And now I have to do it! Sorry! Yeah, yeah, I don't own FF8 or any of it's characters, I'm not making a cent off of this fic. And I don't own Peter Cetera's "The Glory of Love." There, are you happy!

Authors note: This is my first fic here at Fanfiction.net, and I'm hoping all of you like it. It's a song fic, by Peter Cetera's "The Glory of Love." I've made some very minor changes to make it present tense. Please R+R!


Rinoa and Squall had just had a fight that day, and as they were lying in bed, backs to each other, a song came on the radio.

Tonight it's very clear
As we're both lying here
There's so many things I wanna say
I will always love you
I would never leave you alone


Squall's eye's jerk open, and knows that this song reminds him of today. He wants to tell Rinoa he's sorry, but doesn't know how.

Sometimes I just forget
Say things I might regret
It breaks my heart to see you crying
I don't wanna lose you
I could never make it alone


Rinoa just becomes aware of the song on the radio, and tears well in her eyes. She wants to say she's sorry to Squall, but she doesn't know how. She can't stand the fact that they aren't speaking to each other, and wants everything to be forgiven. She stirs, knowing the situation, hoping that Squall is awake.


I am the man who will fight for your honor
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
We'll live forever
Knowing together that we
Did it all for the glory of love


Squall turns toward his love, and hopes she'll turn over to him. She does. He looks into her shining eyes, even in the dark they still glimmer. Her face is masked by hurt from what was said that day.

You keep me standing tall
You help me through it all
I'm always strong when you're beside me
I have always needed you
I could never make it alone

I am the man who will fight for you honor
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
We'll live forever
Knowing together that we
Did it all for the glory of love

Squall took Rinoa into his arms, and whispered softly into her ear. " I'm sorry. Can you forgive me?" Rinoa hugged him tighter and answered, "Of course. If you will forgive me too." Squall answered her by kissing her softly on her petite rose lips, and the song seemed to end with a louder, happier ring to it as Squall and Rinoa made up with each other.

It's like a knight in shining armor
From a long time ago
Just in time I will save the day
And take you to my castle far away


I am the man who will fight for your honor
I'll be the hero you've been dreaming of
We'll live forever
Knowing together that we
Did it all for the glory of love

"I love you," Rinoa whispered softly. "I love you too." Squall answered just as soft. And they fell asleep in each other's arms, listening to the end of the perfect song that had just made them apologize to each other.

I am the man who will for your honor
I'll be the hero that you're dreaming of
We're gonna live forever
Knowing together that we
Did it all for the glory of love

We did it all for love
We did it all for love
We did it all for love
We did it all for love

The End

Well, how did you like it? Please be nice in your review! This is my first fic!