Author's Note: Hey everyone, this is my first time at writing a Final Fantasy fanfic, and I chose Final Fantasy IX, because it's one my favorite in the series. There are a couple of points I must make before I begin. The first is that I don't know if I'll use all the characters from Final Fantasy IX. I personally did not care for every character, and there's only so much I can do with them.
The second is that I don't know the time difference between Zidane's return to Alexandria from the Lifa Tree. Garnet's hair re-grows, and Vivi has a bunch of kids—although it is not know for certain if Vivi is still alive, although in my story he will be. But despite these events, Eiko is shown at nearly the same age. Therefore, I won't try to guess on the time differences in the story; but at the most, it'll be no more than one year. Anyway, on with the story; and please remember to read and review!

I see a rainbow rising.
Look there, on the horizon.
And I'm coming home

"Stargazer"—Rainbow

A Time of Peace. A Time of War

Chapter I

The nobles were silent. And the rooftop watchers were silent. Queen Garnet was silent too—but not in thought.

"This play's about me…At least, it's somewhat about me. I'm the princess, and Zidane was the peasant that I fell in love with…But now Zidane's gone…I even requested a search over the Lifa Tree, and there was no sign of him. I've been told that I should move on. Find somebody new…But that's hard for me to do. I still want to believe he's out there. He promised me that he'd come back…"

"Bring my beloved Dagger to me!"

Garnet gasped. "My god!"