Disclaimer: I don't own FF8 or any of its characters. Don't sue!

Author's Note: I love Tim McGraw's song "My Best Friend," and I was listening to it the other day and thought it fit perfectly for Squall and Rinoa. Please don't flame, (not that there's much to flame about) I got so many flames on "Roomies" because I forgot to put an author's note in it and I got a lot of flames. Anywho, please R+R and tell me what you think!



My Best Friend



As I look at my beautiful wife tonight, I start to realize just how lucky I am to have her in my life. So many guys tell me what a 'fox' she is, but I already know it.

Truly, if she hadn't seen me on that dance floor the night I became a SeeD, I'd still be the cold, lonely wolf as they once described me. But when she came, she warmed me up and gave me company.


I never had no one
I could count on
I'd been let down so many times
I was tired of hurtin
So tired of searchin
Till you walked into my life


She's… well; she's my family. Of course, the rest of our friends are too, but she's always been there for me and always loved me as a sister and a wife. With my mother dead and my father about as mature as a rock, I really had no one else.


It was a feelin
I'd never known
And for the first time
I didn't feel alone


You're more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
And oh, we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you



I guess you could call her…


I don't know where I'd be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense


Well I guess you could call her my best friend.


You're my best friend
Oh, you're my best friend


She opened up my eyes. She let my soul take flight by giving it wings. I can still taste the first kiss that we shared.


I roll her gorgeous name across my tongue. Rinoa. She's always been there. I can't imagine what life would be like without her.

You stand by me
And you believe in me
Like nobody ever has
When my world goes crazy
You're right there to save me
You make me see how much I have


She's 23 now, and as beautiful as she was when we first met. We haven't talked about children yet, but I know it's on her mind.


And I still tremble
When we touch
And oh the look in your eyes
When we make love


I love her so much. I never thought I could feel this much for someone. It just amazes me how much she's changed me in the past six years. From time to time, I think about it, and sometimes, I wonder how I survived on my own before she rescued me.

You're more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
And oh, we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you



I don't know where I'd be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You're my best friend



"Squall?" I hear a sweet voice, breaking me out of my thoughts. I look up, into the eyes of my angel. Even after six years, she surprises me with her beauty every time.

"Yeah Rin?"

"Would you um, like to dance? It's open to all couples now."

I look around the room at all the beautiful flowers, and all the guests. My eyes fall upon the bride and groom. Quistis looks wonderful in her snow white wedding gown. Her golden hair is up in a delicate bun, diamonds sparkling within it.

And then there's Seifer. I never thought I'd see him in a tux. He looks dignified though, something you rarely see. The way Quistis is looking into his eyes… I've seen that look before; when Rinoa looks at me. Yes, that is true love. And I'm happy for both of my friends.

I take my wife's hand, and we dance like we've never danced before. And I know that Rinoa is truly my best friend.

It's always been there, I just never took the time to realize it.