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Author has written 2 stories for Final Fantasy VIII.

Well... I feel its time to start updating this with the pertinent information.

Hi I am Countergod, your author who (atleast I HOPE) you enjoy reading atleast mildly. A few personal things about me. I am of the male gender, which explains my lower than average intellegence level for this forum of writers, and my obvious lack of ability to portray females without massive help from others.Umm... I go to college, and im very busy. I also procrastinate heavily, which is why my chapters go slow. I have two beta readers, one of them, AnimeDarkAngel writes too. Check out her stories. The other is a relatively new friend of mine, but still a good one, and likes to skewer my chapters for any problems. She also likes to skewer me for procrastinating. A side note: My name does NOT have religious connotations, please do not assume they do. As an extension to that, i prefer not to have my webname truncated to Counter, but instead (as you might have noticed a few of my reviewers doing) prefer to be called Count.

Stories: Okay well here is where im going to be updating my readers on the status of my stories. You can check this out for the most uptodate information about currenly in progress stories. I will try to keep this updated atleast once a day.

Songs of the Soul (SOTS): Chapter 24 and Epilogue POSTED! As I noted before, there are spelling and grammar mistakes which i am going to go through and correct now. If you spot any, please leave a review with the corrections, or E-mail them to my address ( and ill make sure to check it out.

Through Bloody Tears (TBT): This is the co authored story written with one of my best friends. It was not intended to be part of the trilogy, instead only based loosely in the world.However as the story (and SOTS) progressed, i found myself adding extra little tidbits that i was wondering how i would introduce in the second story of the trilogy, and it just made perfect sense to add this story to the actual sequence. Be aware, it will not focus much at all on the main characters, It will more develop a few plot items which will become imporant in the later installments and flesh out a fewnew characters.

Part 1 of TBT is now posted. Please read and review. More to come.

Demons of our Past (DoP, formerly The Awakening): what originally was going to be the second installment of the trilogy, and is complete storywise. I originally had this played out on a final fantasy forum I frequent as an RPG, with the full knowledge that I would be converting it to full story later on. (P.S. thanks to all who participated in that RPG for helping me out on that!) Since TBT is mostly done, including actual writing process, this story will also be worked on in parallel, however will not be posted until TBT is actually done (I have a HOPE that TBT will be done by the end of July since it is mostly done, however... procrastination is a virtue ;) ) One little snippet that will peak everybody's interest: Seifer will return in this story, and play another pivital role in it (as he did in FF8, and perhaps even more so, as this story largely centers around him and the antagonist). His absence in SOTS will be fully explained very quickly and we will see exactly how evil he... or anybody... truly is.

Unnamed Series of short stories: These stories will not actually be part of the sequence, however they will give some background into certain characters in the story. It is intended that each long chapter will be a short story devoted to one specific character. It will also be a wide spectrum work, with AnimeDarkAngel, my best friend, and possibly my other Beta Reader all writing one short story with my guidance and possibly some mix of collaberation. Two stories are already written, with the intent of having approximately 10-15. These stories will start to be posted mid way through the Awakening (as it addresses certain plot developments in The Awakening which i wouldnt want to spoil, now would i? ;) )

Galbadian Star (GS): Named for the highest metal a Galbadian Soldier may recieve, it also refers to the Galbadian empire as a whole. This will be the ultimate story of the sequence, and avid Final Fantasy guru's will also notice other tidbits which will peak their interest. Status is... well... in my mind right now, not written at all save a few in mind ideas. Tagline: "The highest award a Galbadian Soldier may recieve, those who serve their country most loyaly can expect this metal. But when politics rules all, who decides what serving the country is, and what treason is?"

Unnamed story: Another fanciful idea, inspired by, of all people, my loyal reviewers. This fiction will be VERY dark and alot of you devoted fans of Final Fantasy 8 will probably not like it, however... once an idea is made... i run with it... and run...and run... and run...and... Luckily for you all, this is not even on a burner right now much less getting cooked. Dont be expecting this story for atleast a year.

Other ideas: After all the work put into FF8, I have decided that i will also expand my attempts at story writing into other genres i have a vested liking with, including Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battletech. I am well aware most of you who currently read my stories dont care, but i thought i would make it known.

To my readers: Please please review! it helps spur away my procrastination, and it also gives me abit of comfort knowing that im not just throwing these chapters into empty air! Also... reviews keep various characters from meeting a rather untimely and sensless death ;)

IMPORTANT! I have already gotten some snide comments on chapter 1 of TBT. if you are going to post reviews, please no flames on the ending. I wrote it like that for a reason, and it is my story. Please just trust in the author okay?

2/3 Update: Almost done with TBT part 2, and ill try to have that up soon. I notice noone is reviewing :( is the story THAT bad?

Anyways thats it from me. I hope this sheds some light on me and enjoy reading!

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After the Fall by Ashbear reviews
It's the fall that defines your path. It's how you continue after the fall that defines who you are. In one second, a bullet changed everything. If the words you confessed weren't meant to be heard, would it be enough to erase the past?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 90 - Words: 613,948 - Reviews: 2083 - Favs: 448 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 10/16/2014 - Published: 10/10/2004 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Somewhere In Between by Ashbear and Wayward reviews
Squall & Rinoa – What would happen if the hero were to fail? What if there wasn't a happily ever after, just an 'ever after' A minute too late; a minute that would haunt him forever. Seven years she lay frozen in time and he stayed frozen in his heart.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 174,077 - Reviews: 1677 - Favs: 668 - Follows: 292 - Updated: 8/12/2008 - Published: 8/2/2002 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Dancing in Time by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall - A story for those who never wanted the romance to end. From the good times to the bad, this follows the first four months of their relationship. It's the course you take to discovery; it's the journey that teaches along the way.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 187,568 - Reviews: 1232 - Favs: 655 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 3/20/2008 - Published: 3/2/2003 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
A Shine Like Gold by seventhe reviews
Her entire life was spent striving for absolute perfection. Now prodigal Quistis is hit with a new string of challenges, chances, and choices. Can the brilliant blond continue to shine like gold?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 75,422 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 10/14/2006 - Published: 8/5/2003 - Quistis T.
Close To You by elanor tinuviel reviews
Slightly AU Squinoa : Chapter 10 added FINALLY! : Some grudges last a lifetime. When Squall Leonhart comes back to Deling City, will Rinoa's hatred towards him stop once and for all? PLEASE R&R! Thanks a bunch! Have a nice day!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,573 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/6/2005 - Published: 4/15/2004
Devil's Playground by Sabam reviews
Betrayed by Rinoa,Squall breaks out of jail seeking revenge but instead he finds a complot to kill the one he’s looking for.Will he join the conspirers or will he risk his life trying to save the one who he’s falling for again? Squinoa
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 126,013 - Reviews: 673 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/2/2005 - Published: 2/4/2004
My Son's Wedding by PasifiKStaR reviews
COMPLETE! Book deadlines, plays, & a wedding finally stress Rinoa out & in order to lessen her stress, Laguna volunteers to plan her & Squall's wedding. Sequel to My Knight.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 72,180 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/25/2004 - Published: 4/8/2004 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Angel Eyes by Wakaran a i xx reviews
We’ve seen Final Fantasy VIII through Squall’s eyes. Now let’s see it from the beginning—From Rinoa’s POV. You think you know the story…but you haven’t seen anything yet. See how things change through another’s eyes.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,851 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/26/2004 - Published: 8/11/2004
From Scratch Series Part 3: From Scratch by Jade-Max reviews
Jacen & Tenel Ka sequel to You Did What. Tenel Ka must choose a consort and Jacen is determined to be it. Completed
New Jedi Order - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 143,878 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/18/2004 - Published: 1/12/2003 - Tenel Ka, Jacen S. - Complete
All For One OLD by Luna Manar reviews
Facing oneself is not always easy, and sometimes the purest love takes on the form of our darkest nightmares. UNFINISHED
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 73,681 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/6/2004 - Published: 3/10/2002 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Moonlight Sonata by elanor tinuviel reviews
Slightly AU Squinoa -Chapter 17 COMPLETE! - After five years of estrangement, Rinoa Heartilly and Squall Leonhart are brought back together in circumstances they'd never dreamed of. PLEASE R&R! thanks a bunch! have a nice day.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 49,816 - Reviews: 343 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/1/2004 - Published: 8/28/2003 - Complete
Crimson Lies by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall, Quistis & Seifer Given the chance to have your dreams fulfilled with a simple yes or no question, could one always make the right choice? A lie that would forever change a nation, a week that would forever change history.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 183,772 - Reviews: 1469 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 2/2/2004 - Published: 8/29/2001 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Castles in the Sky by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall - When we fall, who is there to catch us in the dark? Rinoa loses her sight and Squall learns to 'see' what lies in his heart… We can't believe in others, when we can't believe in ourselves.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 73,189 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 370 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 1/20/2004 - Published: 5/7/2001 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Second Choice by Tarlia reviews
Second Choice is a rather dark piece of fan fiction, where I explore new possibilities. Rinoa tries to deal with her sorceress powers, Quistis tries to find her place, and Squall tries to cope with the greatest loss of his life.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 57,136 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/7/2001 - Published: 12/22/2000
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Through Bloody Tears reviews
Sometimes in life, you realize the things you took for granted and the people you loved are gone. You cry, and your tears turn to blood, but nothing can change it. How you face the change will affect the rest of your life. Second story of the SOTS arc.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,549 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/4/2006
Songs of the Soul reviews
It was the perfect ending to a fairy tale. Then it all collapsed. Now three years after Lion and Angel broke apart, both are still mourning the loss of the other. But will they have their fairy tale ending? STORY COMPLETE!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 75,818 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 6/8/2005 - Published: 8/24/2004 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete