I don't own Final Fantasy they're owned by Squaresoft, those lucky people.
~Jess~
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I was walking down the hall one day when I saw Squall and Irvine having a discussion. My longtime boyfriend, Squall, was looking very intently at Irvine as Irvine spoke. They were obviously having a deep conversation as they had been doing quite often lately. The surprise to me was that he was actually listening to Irvine he had his eyes transfixed on him. I had noticed that since I'd been with him he'd appreciated his friends a lot more. He also even called them his friends. As I approached them, Squall straightened up and put a hand through his hair, I had obviously interrupted something.

"Hey pretty lady," Irvine said as he tipped his hat my way.

I smiled at him and looked at Squall who was trying not to make eye contact with me. I pushed my face up to his and smiled at him, he gave me a half smile, still not making eye contact. I pouted in his face until he finally said, "Rinoa do you want to go to Balamb tonight? They have a new restaurant I want to go to," he said shyly. I didn't know what was making him so nervous.

"Sure Squall that would be great," I replied to him. "I'm gonna go get ready!!" Then I ran off to our room. Before I went down to the dorm rooms I looked back and Irvine and Squall had resumed their conversation.

I got gotten dressed in something very similar to what I had met Squall in, a short yellow dress with a little bit of lace. When Squall came back to the room he gawked at me, then he gave me a little smile and took my hand. He led me slowly to a rented car and he drove us into Balamb. He got out of the car and ran to open mine for me and helped me out.

"Rinoa close your eyes," he whispered to me. I shot him a quick glance then smiled and I did as he asked. I heard water splashing up against something and I wanted so much to open my eyes, but I did as Squall had asked, I didn't want to ruin his surprise.

After a few long minutes, Squall leaned his head close to mine, and wrapped his arms around my waist. "You can open your eyes now, my angel."

When I opened my eyes I saw a beautiful sunset in the harbor of Balamb, I gasped at its beauty. It had pink, red, and light blue swirling together as the sun set. "Its beautiful," I whispered to Squall.

After a moment of silence, Squall said, "It may be beautiful, but its not half as pretty as what I'm looking at."

I looked at him, a little shocked, 'did Squall just say that?' I saw his eyes staring at me, with such love in them. I found myself gazing into them, the blue-grey eyes staring back at me. Slowly, I turned my head towards his so I could look directly into those eyes. Then I closed my eyes and planted a kiss on his soft pink lips. One of the most amazing feelings on this earth was his lips on mine, I felt him squeeze my sides tighter as he deepened the kiss.

As we kissed, I felt one of his hands leave my side, then he gently pulled away from me and produced something from his pocket. "Rinoa, there's something I've wanted to ask you for a long time now. You've always been the one to open me up, to read me like a book, and for that I'm thankful." He gulped, still looking into her eyes. "I can't explain how you do it, I just don't understand it, but... there's something I want to ask you."

'Why was he shaking' I thought. I held him closer to me, in hopes that he would open up, or at least stop shaking. I continued to stare into his eyes. Desperately waiting for him to continue with what he was going to say.

"Rin...oa," he stammered. I had no idea why he was acting this way. "Rin...I want to ask you something."

I saw the little beads of sweat forming on his forehead, I could feel his heart beating from all over his body. Quickly, he looked away from my eyes to something in the distance, and he became very intrigued by it. I knew he was stalling for time for whatever this question was, I could feel that he wanted me to turn and look at whatever it was, so he could compose himself. So slowly, I turned my head to see exactly what I expected, some boats, buggies, a draw point; all the usual stuff.

I returned my gaze to Squall's eyes, he had stopped shaking now and looked down at his feet. I followed with my eyes to his feet and saw nothing unusual about the way they looked. Then he moved himself towards his feet, away from my grasp. It seemed a little odd but then he took something from next to his shoe, or at least that's what it seemed to be.

His gaze met mine again, "Rinoa, will you do the honor of marrying me?" Then he took the item that was near his foot. A black velvet box with a ring in it. It was the most beautiful ring I'd ever seen. It had a little diamond stone in the middle in the shape of a heart, with little green and blue stones surrounding it. The ring was so modest, it wasn't like those big extravagant engagement rings that most people would show off in any way they could

I screamed with delight, "Of course Squall! Of course I'll marry you!"

He smiled, something he didn't do often enough and got up and embraced me. I softly kissed his cheek, and then he kissed my lips. We stayed there for a long time at the dock, with our lips pressed together, until the moon was high in the sky.
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