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Author has written 10 stories for Final Fantasy VIII.

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost

Writing accounts:
@Archive of our own / @Eternal Tiet / @Ashbear & Wayward / @Ashbear LJ Master List
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Other:
@my ffnet (forum) / @DeviantART / @my DeviantART group


Update Information:

September 10th, 2012

First, I apologize. When I updated on August 28th, I had redone the 'update information' on my bio, but hitting 'save' is beyond my comprehension, apparently. XD So, the notes I wrote sailed into cyberspace-oblivion. I still need to redo this entire bio, maybe next update. So yeah...let's jump in the way-back machine and pretend this was written on August 28th - I posted chapter 19 of The Meaning of Resistance ...which it's futile, right? (bad. bad me. sorry...or not) I'm having so much fun with that story; it's been such a welcomed break from the stress of the last chapters of After the Fall.

Which brings me to the next point, I'm currently working on that story, pretty seriously, actually (yayness!) I do have a decent portion of chapter 88 done, but then I creeped into parts of 89 and 90. I have a horrible habit of writing out of order, often depending on my mood. These last chapters are so important as it's the cumulative of a nine year endeavor. I'll try not to dwell on the fact that it's taken forever to finish or at least get semi close, but I'm getting there. The baby steps have now turned into 'toddler steps.' YAY progress! By now, I thought I'd have a chapter up. I could post as I do have enough, but I wanted to take the time to work towards the completion. For these last chapters, I'd like to post them somewhat consecutively - such as bi-monthly intervals until finished. This way, it will be 'done-done' and so I can give more definitive information rather than my horrible, extremely random, guesses. It's how I finished writing Crimson Lies and it worked well. I find myself more motivated when I can't post until I have reached a certain goal. So, please check back here or on the Facebook community and I'll give updates.

Over the next few weeks, I'll post chapter 88 either way. I don't want it to sit too long. Seriously, I'm almost done - NINE YEARS. Yes, I all-capped that. I have no clue if anyone reads this. If they do, I'll tell you the 'shocking-twist ending.' Rinoa decides to leave Squall for THE ONE, her true love, the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And that right there is why I shouldn't type late at night without the aid of caffeine. I need sleep...or coffee. Now. :D

August 15th, 2012

I apologize for the small sabbatical on this account. I got sidetracked with the sequel to Castles in the Sky - Sandcastles. It's located on my secondary account. Then, I got sidetracked from my sidetrack and wrote a one-shot pre-Castles. It's my first Julia/Laguna piece, Sheets of Empty Canvas, a 'love story in reverse' type concept. From here on out, most updates will remain on the Ashbear account - Meaning of Resistance, After the Fall, and yes, Endless Waltz. I didn't forget about that either, it means so much to me. I plan on finishing everything, which includes Somewhere in Between with possibly a new co-writer. Thanks to everyone for the continued support - twelve years in Final Fantasy VIII. I cannot say how much writing, the community, but mostly the friends I've made mean to me.


Story Related Links

..To my other Works.

where silence has lease- @ffnet, T, drama, romance, complete. Squall & Rinoa. Facing the silence; living in darkness; accepting their fears. WiB Challenge piece.
Until I Fall Away - @ffnet, Mature , Standalone, one-shot, Squall & Rinoa. Retelling of the rain scene in After the Fall. (Explicit version / NC-17 @AO3)
Waking Moments - @ffnet, K, romance, fluff, one-shot, standalone, Squall & Rinoa. 10th year anniversary piece written in the Dancing in Time/Endless Waltz universe.
The Selphie Letters - @AO3, Teen, humor, photographs. I have way too much fun with Squall/Rinoa action figures. (Disney World, Chicago, and many random things!)
Balamb Garden v3.0 - @AO3,Teen, humor, Wayward Tempest. It's a chatroom. Run. Formally @ffnet written back when we were young and impressionable. Maybe not. :p
Things that Make You Go Hmmm - @AO3, Teen, humor, list-type fic, observations, random. Formally @ffnet when I was young and wild. Okay, maybe I was 29. *hides*
Somewhere in Between - @ffnet, M, romance, drama, Squall & Rinoa. (WiP) Wayward Tempest. The hero fails and Rinoa is sealed away for seven years. Alternate Timeline.

...To Share.

Calling the Wind - A custom CD created by a truly amazing author and friend, Summoner Luna.
Ashbear Facebook - Community by Alessia Heartilly. Latest on update information [English & Italian] Fan Art, Cover Art, videos, and general life updates.
Live Journal - Master fic list, with clickable and working links! Woo hoo! For reference my user name on both LJ and DeviantART is Ashes_and_wings.
Eternal Tiet - @ffnet. Account for one-shots and multi-fandom. Please note all my works for the "Where I Belong" challenge will be posted to this account.
Ashbear and Wayward - @ffnet. Home of Somewhere-in-Between a story co-written with the amazing Wayward Tempest. (WiP - 36 chapters)


Other Links...

...Inspired by my works.

Crimson Lies: Robert Dogwood [Leave Tomorrow for Tomorrow - Story] * Wayward Tempest [Ad Infinum - Poem] * MizukoMidori [A Moment - Poem]

Somewhere In Between: DreamScene [Insistence] * Noacat [The Time In Between]

where silence has lease: Psychological reviews/drabbles per chapter [ one, two, three, and four.] * by Kuchiki Jeanne

...Where I Belong, August 2012.

Information: During August of 2012, several fans of Rinoa and Squall came together for the "Where I Belong" challenge. We reached out to people across the internet for an all-inclusive family reunion of fans past and present. After 31 days, we had a total of 129 submissions - these were spread out over many sites. Even though the challenge is over, please support these members of the community. The master list can be found at LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, and here at FFnet.

@ WiB - Fanfiction.net C2 / @ WiB - A03 Collection / @ WiB - YouTube / @ WiB - DeviantART Group / @WiB - FFVIII-II

...Of other interest.

Miscellaneous links: An Ashbear fanlisting site [by Alessia Heartilly] * An interview [in Italian] * Facebook Community [by Alessia Heartilly] * Rebelling Princess [RinoaKnight]

A huge thank you to my betas, my friends: Wayward Tempest, Emerald-Latias, Carie Valentine, Robert Dogwood, Jill, Lisa, Niqsta, and Vick330.

Art: SummonerLuna [After the Fall] * DarkPalace [Dancing in Time] * Noacat [Endless Waltz] * PuftPrin/Stardust Ray [ Bio/Meaning of Resistance ]

Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VIII and its characters, locations, ideas, and in-game dialog belong to Square Enix, formally SquareSoft.


Personal (and very useless) Information

I'm basically a (semi) normal married, mother of two, who writes fanfiction as a hobby. I'm currently residing (and/or hiding) in Northern Indiana - somewhere between the cornfields and the cows. My son is now a freshman in college and my daughter a freshman in high school. This is an extremely horrifying thought as my oldest was in first grade when decided 'hey, why don't I try to write something?' I also have my 'four legged' babies. First, my three cats - Indianapolis (aka Indy), Arizona (aka Ari), and Jazz (aka Jazz...original, no?) and not only do they believe they own the house, but they believe they own my very soul...it's currently under joint ownership between Indy and Ari. Jazz is the 'Garfield' of catdom; he's too lazy to care about trivial things like soul ownership and world domination. The newest addition is a rescue beagle named Skyla. She’s an amazingly loveable dork and also the cat's minion.

As far as my writing, my stories mainly revolve around Squall and Rinoa as they have always been close to my heart. I was drawn to them originally, I believe, because of my own experiences - I met my husband when we were sixteen, engaged at eighteen, and married at twenty. To me, Squall, Rinoa, and their relationship have evolved into something so much deeper. While it's easy for some people to dismiss their differences, I believe the importance is their similarities and what they draw out in each other.

Twelve years ago, I wrote because I thought it would be fun. That's why I write to this day, although the process can get exhausting, but writing is a hobby that makes you think. Sometimes, a plot is like a puzzle that needs to be solved; the process itself can be frustrating. However, when you're finished and look back at what you've created, it's every bit as rewarding as any other hobby. What means the most are the small things - like the letters and comments I've received. Most importantly, it's the friends I’ve made over the years; these friendships extend well beyond fandom. I know that if I hadn’t been doing this, I would have missed out on so many experiences. So, I thank each and every one of you who has taken the time to read this or any of my stories. Oh yes, I was twenty-nine when I started writing back in 2001 – let’s all just pretend I’m still that age. Please? (Begs) - Revised on August 15th, 2013

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What happens in Esthar by Ronin-ai reviews
Rinoa is given a weekend trip to an exclusive resort/spa on the northern coast of Esthar as a birthday gift from Quistis and Selphie. Unfortunately, neither they nor Rinoa was aware that the spa offers more than simply beauty and wellness packages to its clients...it also offers male companionship.. with Squall included on the menu...AU story Written for WiB Inspired...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 127,668 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 4/15 - Published: 10/4/2012 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Like Knives by Savae reviews
[Post-game / Squall] When does one become greater than the sum of his mistakes? Reeling in the aftermath of all that could have been, Squall Leonhart—a year shy of thirty, weekend father, and disgraced SeeD—delves into a criminal underworld beyond his imagining, where he learns about the deep scars, and the true price of regret.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 14 - Words: 64,137 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 2/22 - Published: 11/19/2012 - [Squall L., Rinoa H.] Laguna L., Quistis T.
The Successor by Summoner Luna reviews
It is what they dreamed of, and what they feared. It is what they never expected they would live to see happen. Now, there is only the question: was it worth the price they paid? -SquallxRinoa, the succession, and the myth of life according to plan.-
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 73,143 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 10/20/2012 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Waltzing in the Rain by Twin-Lance reviews
It all revolved around Rinoa's birthday. Finally old enough to be considered an adult, she can stop hiding out as a teenage runaway and explore the woman she wants to be. Little does Squall know that she has life changing plans for his future as well. Bridges will be mended and relationships will be healed. Takes place 8 months after the game. Written for the WiBi challenge.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 50,757 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 10/3/2012 - Squall L., Rinoa H., Laguna L., Ellone
Future Says Run by Emerald-Latias reviews
Still suffering the effects of a sorceress's cruelty from long ago, humanity has learned to adapt to this altered reality where loved ones' lives can be irrevocably shattered without warning. Rinoa Heartilly thought she'd been more than acquainted with the unfairness of this life, but little did she know it was only the beginning. AU for the Where I Belong Inspired Challenge.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 76,483 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/3/2013 - Published: 10/19/2012 - [Rinoa H., Squall L.]
Horns of a Dilemma by Niqsta reviews
Squall & Rinoa. What was supposed to be the start of an epic romance spiralled into a web of complications. Like the horns of a dilemma, choosing your responsibility for the entire world over the one you love is never easy and always at a price. Postgame
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 66,211 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 6/23/2013 - Published: 4/21/2011 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
The Winter Rose by Alessia Heartilly reviews
As a child, Rinoa has been cursed: she has to find her true love before turning eighteen, or her Time will be taken by the Mistress of Time and Space, Ultimecia. Squall has only six months to court her. The only problem is they can't stand each other. AU written for WiBi, rating for later scenes.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,422 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/8/2013 - Published: 10/18/2012 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
The Contract by xxCinnamon-spicexx reviews
Rinoa hated him. Good. So why didn't it feel as satisfying as he'd imagined? It was what he had wanted, wasn't it? AU
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,714 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 5/29/2007 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
Engaged to Squall Leonhart by My Final Death reviews
Rinoa, looking for revenge after overhearing her boss, tells the newspaper that she's married to Squall Leonhart. But what's Squall to do when he realizes he's engaged to a complete stranger?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,281 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/26/2010 - Published: 5/15/2006 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Gunblade Practice by Ronin-ai reviews
Laguna hires Squall and his friends as security for a diplomatic mission in Galbadia, hoping to use the time spent to get to know his estranged son. Political intrigues within Galbadia's recovering government however, threaten the entire mission.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35,259 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Squall L. - Complete
Reinventing Me by Emerald-Latias reviews
After enduring a major ordeal, Rinoa gets a fresh start when she transfers to a new school. But when people don’t see her for who she is, she enlists the help of a reluctant teenager to reinvent herself. However, more will unravel than she ever expected.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 277,201 - Reviews: 565 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 2/15/2010 - Published: 2/25/2007 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Selphie Teaches by DaughterOfSorceress-Lion reviews
This is Selphies second try at teaching english... last time Quistis had to take over while Squall explained that threatening students with bodily harm is bad. Seifer's in class this year... what could possibly go wrong? Written for a dear friend.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,285 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2009 - Selphie T. - Complete
Rhythm of the Heart by SeraphxHeartilly reviews
Rinoa's been trapped in a strict frame of rules her whole life. One day she sees the rock singer Squall Leonhart performing on stage, the embodiment of freedom and rebellion. Their eyes meet by chance and their fates become forever entwined.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,683 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/6/2009 - Published: 12/21/2006 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
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: 1668 - Favs: 636 - Follows: 275 - Updated: 8/12/2008 - Published: 8/2/2002 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
The Kiss by elsie reviews
SquallxRinoa. ...picks up after the kiss!, and grows up with the FFVIII gang. Love is all we need...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,886 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/10/2007 - Published: 5/6/2002 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
Truth Be Told by Rin Seren reviews
The truth either hurts, or kills. It’s time for espionage and intrigue to captivate our beloved characters. Oh, and as far as the truth goes: Trust No One. AU, Squinoa
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,480 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/7/2007 - Published: 3/17/2005 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Lady Fingers by Optical Goddess reviews
Squinoa oneshot. The battle is over Ultimecia has been defeated. While many SeeD's and cadettes may be living up the party and choking on hot dogs in the ballroom, two young heroes have abandoned the balcony for a little private R & R.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,414 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/12/2007 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
Lives in Choosing by Tsukino Kaze reviews
AU Squinoa. Two nations at war two souls struggling. One, the dreaming rebel, looking for adventure. The other a mysterious escapee, running from destiny. How does love blend between these two? And how will it plot against them?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 100,293 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/9/2007 - Published: 11/4/2003 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
The Path Of Time by Lionheart1 reviews
Four years after the game. Things were pretty normal until the disappearance of Rinoa. A new war is starting, protests have started over the new Sorceress, and Squall's finding it hard to chose between SeeD and his personal life. COMPLETE!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 122,269 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/17/2007 - Published: 2/16/2005 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Addiction by Carie Valentine reviews
Rinoa Heartilly, party girl extrodinaire, was living the fast life until it slowed to a crashing halt that landed her in rehab, and in the life of Squall Leonhart, repeat offender. ***In the process of being rewritten and reposted. 01/30/11***
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,315 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/22/2006 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
Insistence by DreamScene reviews
One shot inspired by Ashbear and Wayward's Somewhere In Between. Rinoa muses over an existence out of her reach and another's life that's somehow difficult to escape.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,184 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2005 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
A Mist Over Winhill by Kate Lorraine reviews
A AU story. What would happen if Laguna died instead of Raine? Complete
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 96,852 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/21/2005 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
A Rainbow in my Hands by Lady Raion reviews
PostGame Squinoa Two halves of a whole, gone their seperate ways once the fairy tale ceased to be. Two hearts bound through eternity, and when one sings, the other can do nothing but answer its call of anguish. CH.5
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,451 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/10/2004 - Published: 12/19/2003 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
Mythology by PasifiKStaR reviews
COMPLETE! As children, Quistis, Selphie, and Rinoa lived for Matron's myths of an ancient kingdom. As adults, they are woven into the myths they once lived for. SxR, SxQ, IxS
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 111,031 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/18/2004 - Published: 3/9/2004 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Hush by andrine reviews
Behind every hero is a wounded boy. The night before his destiny is set, Squall comes to terms. SquallRinoa.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,084 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/25/2004
Crystalline by andrine reviews
Sometimes, the embrace of a memory is just as strong. SquallRinoa.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,678 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Published: 5/11/2004
Outcast by Almi Pendragon reviews
Complete. Squall & Rinoa. AU. Squall escapes from the mercenary academy, only to be hunted by them and hated by others. Can he find solace in the bewitching woman who is just as alone as he is? Or will he forever be an outcast?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,123 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/13/2004 - Published: 12/31/2002 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
The Time In Between by Noacat reviews
This is inspired by Ashbear and Wayward's Somewhere In Between. An angsty little Rinoa fic. Enjoy. ONE SHOT COMPLETE
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,754 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/11/2004 - Rinoa H. - Complete
Ballad for the Desolate by AborigineAshley reviews
One-shot Seiftis. We all know what happened to Squall and Rinoa during Time Compression... but what of Quistis? A reflection on the events that shape us...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,764 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/25/2003 - Complete
Sorceress by seventhe reviews
Sometimes the victory over evil is the easy part. Rinoa's personal struggle is unique, and she must adapt to the changes... [introspective one-shot]
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,763 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2003 - Complete
He Doesn't See Me by seiferfetish reviews
One-shot songfic from Quistis' POV, during Squall's and Rinoa's dance. PG-13 for language. Please enjoy and comments are appreciated!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,457 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/16/2003 - Complete
FF8 :Truly Eternal by Azrieal-Alicia reviews
Squinoa. FF8 with a twist. Final chapter posted. The end of the sage and a truly great story by my husband. *Chapter 16 UPDATED*
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 57,335 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/30/2002 - Published: 12/11/2001
Fortune's Hostage by RobertDogwood reviews
Squall, Irvine and Zell are sent on a mission to Trabia for Deling City, while Rinoa sits and worries.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,487 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 8/4/2002 - Published: 4/13/2002
Weathering The Storm by Wayward Tempest reviews
"Tell me again that you’ve never held your face up to the sky and tasted the rain?” SquallXRinoa. Rated for adult content.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,867 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/27/2002
The Ice That Abandons Me by Wayward Tempest reviews
Squall and Rinoa battle the elements and in doing so, come to terms with life itself. Part 3 of 3 now posted.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,677 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/20/2002 - Published: 10/18/2001
A True Knight by Lhadara Starwind reviews
Squall and Rinoa are enjoying a regular night at a SeeD ball then something weird happens. The summary sucks, just check it out. *complete*
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,677 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/4/2001 - Published: 6/20/2001 - Complete
Lost and Found by Optical Goddess reviews
A mustread for all Squinoa fans. A nice romance fic set about 5 years from the game the heroic teens have matured and grown up a bit. I've spent MANY many hours on this and had so much fun putting it together. Complete.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 26,666 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/27/2001 - Published: 4/19/2001 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
Everything comes to an end by Sadia Fiore reviews
A Fujin based poemfic short but it's an experiment (IMO I like the poetry bits the most myself)Updated, Final version
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 270 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2001 - Fujin, Seifer A.
Tempo Giusto by Wayward Tempest reviews
This is a story about discovering. Discovering the force yanks the earth from beneath your feet, leaving your head spinning. The force that causes your heart to sing, and your soul to dance.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,618 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/24/2001
Griever by Larathia reviews
What is the connection between Squall's ring Griever, and the Guardian Force? Completed
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 95,058 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/2/2001 - Published: 3/19/2001 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
Sweet Revelation by Bella Ragazza reviews
This is for all you hopeless romantics out there! Squall comes to terms with himself and his feelings in this emotional piece. Inspired by the beautful ending balcony scene. Not just another sappy romance...A short tale about a lost soul who finds his way
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,005 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/15/2001
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The Meaning of Resistance reviews
AU. When the world forgets you've ever existed, only the memories they shared under the stars remain. After an undercover agent's death, Rinoa becomes a key witness and placed into protective custody. Squall is the FBI agent assigned to her and Seifer the local detective. Rinoa loses everything she finally found. When the trial ends, so begins the new life they've assigned to her.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 128,590 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 8/28/2013 - Published: 10/19/2012 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
After the Fall 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: 87 - Words: 565,037 - Reviews: 1967 - Favs: 386 - Follows: 298 - Updated: 2/18/2013 - Published: 10/10/2004 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
Endless Waltz reviews
Rinoa & Squall - One year. Two lives. The path to love isn't always easy, but for them there could be no other choice. The story follows the first year of a growing relationship between a sorceress and her knight. Continuation of "Dancing in Time."
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 101,483 - Reviews: 462 - Favs: 215 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 6/19/2008 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
Dancing in Time 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: 1220 - Favs: 602 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 3/20/2008 - Published: 3/2/2003 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
A Very Carbuncle Christmas reviews
Rinoa & Squall - A romantic holiday tale. Everybody's favorite green GF forces Rinoa and Squall to reflect upon their relationship. By sending them back to their past, he teaches them to appreciate their future.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,817 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/31/2007 - Published: 11/17/2001 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
Crimson Lies 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: 1466 - Favs: 472 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 2/2/2004 - Published: 8/29/2001 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Castles in the Sky 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: 428 - Favs: 341 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 1/20/2004 - Published: 5/7/2001 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Knight of Sunset reviews
Quistis & Seifer - A chance meeting upon an ocean shore leads to discoveries unknown; a simple walk changes the destiny of two. No battles, no wars… just life and the fears one must face.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,779 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/2/2002 - Published: 2/15/2002 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Place in the World reviews
Rinoa & Squall - In the darkness of the night, sometimes we discover the light within… amid rumors and gossip, two people define their relationship.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,217 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/15/2002 - Published: 2/7/2002 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
First Contact reviews
[Quistis and Seifer] This was a silly little story I thought of one day. It's worth a look if you enjoy strange humor and embarrassing situations. My husband still couldn't believe I did this! Trust me, it's nothing like anything else I have ever done.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/10/2001 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
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