Blood on the Tracks » by Almasy11 A story about marriage based on Bob Dylan's 1975 album of the same name. Squinoa, Selvine, and some slight Seinoa. Updates every Saturday. UPDATE: Zell and Quistis get Seifer involved in their scheme to get Squall to agree to a vacation. Seifer reflects on how he became a doctor and ended up back at Garden.
T, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 2, words: 6k+, updated: 11h published: 5/1, Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L., Zell D.
98Silver and Steel » by colobonema Swords, sorcery and Squinoa, in a feudal AU setting. In the underbelly of Esthar's castle town, far below the silver-leafed tower of the Lord's keep high on its hill, a band of thieves run afoul of the Lord of the domain's soldiers. *Leans towards the M rating in later chapters (for violence/sexual content)
T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 18, words: 72k+, favs: 12, follows: 14, updated: 23h published: 5/23/2020, [Rinoa H., Squall L.] Laguna L.
Culmination » by SapientesGladio Somethings always appear too good to be true. Squall knew it when the honeymoon period ended with Rinoa and he was facing a reality that started to worry him. The Successor Challenge 2020 Entry - Theme: Distance
T, English, chapters: 5, words: 10k+, 4/28, Fujin, Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
Catharsis by SapientesGladio Canon Compliant and set about a month or two post-game. Rinoa pays her Father a visit and discusses how her becoming a Sorceress and SeeD's intended goal has impacted her. Implied Squall/Rinoa
K+, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, 4/27, General Caraway, Rinoa H.
Break the Enchantment » by whiteashrose Retells in-game events where Squall and Ellone interact. Squall x Ellone romance. Slightly AU. [NOT meant as a sibling romance: they're not related by blood, were never really a family, did not interact for 13 years, and he never feels that she's his 'sister.' No worse than Clueless, or Alex/Luna (lifelong siblings). So do join me in the Squall/Ellone corner of shame.]
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 10, words: 38k+, 4/26, Ellone, Laguna L., Seifer A., Squall L.
Final Fantasy VIII - Journey For Redemption » by jcamilleri87 Journey for Redemption sees Seifer living with his decisions after following his dreams to be a sorceress knight. His skill and his friendship will be put to the test when he needs to explore more about himself and about what he has done in the past.
T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 17, words: 37k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 4/6 published: 7/15/2019
1Seifer's Confession by Timitimi Squall recognized Seifer's other personality. Did he really hate him all this time?
K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 2k+, 4/5, Seifer A., Squall L.
18Into the Darkness: The Seifer Almasy Trial » by LaylaEvercrest His life began in a world unfit for survival. The donor he owed his existence to wasn't worthy of record. The woman who carried him? She succumbed to its hardships early on. His first breaths were a struggle, so he grew in nature to live every moment like it was his last. In a bid not to be forgotten, he started his journey with a dream but a hail of bullets could mark his end.
T, English, Fantasy & Drama, chapters: 4, words: 6k+, favs: 2, follows: 6, updated: 4/1 published: 12/22/2020, Cid K., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
6 Remember by Alessia Heartilly Remember yesterday, the soldiers repeated like a mantra during those days. Fight today. Secure tomorrow.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 13k+, favs: 6, follows: 2, 3/27, [Rinoa H., Squall L.] Dr. Kadowaki, Laguna L.
3 Unconventional Habit by SapientesGladio Garden either foots the bill for lodgings on missions or the squad does. As time progressed, what originally started off as an inconvenience turned into a comforting necessity.
T, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 3/27, [Squall L., Zell D.] Selphie T.
2 Movie Knight by SapientesGladio Timber Trio watch a historical drama loosely based on Sorceress Zenobia. questions arise among them as they intake Old Centran life.
T, English, Friendship, words: 2k+, 3/27, Selphie T., Squall L., Zell D.
1 Wrong Shade by SapientesGladio Rinoa tries something new with her hair and is having dyer's regret on the shade selected.
K+, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 661, 3/27, [Quistis T., Rinoa H.]
2 His Sacrifice by SapientesGladio Squall tries deep dish pizza for a price.
K, English, Friendship & Humor, words: 381, 3/27, Quistis T., Rinoa H., Squall L., Zell D.
3Special Order: Baker's Dozen by Dee Moyza A collection of 13 fics set in the "Special Order" AU, ranging from "missing scenes" set during the main story's timeline, to stories set after the final chapter.
K, English, words: 4k+, 3/21, Quistis T., Rinoa H., Selphie T.
2 Excruciating pain by Galkimasera In a person's life there's room for all emotions, the good ones and the bad ones. There're moments to feel each one of them, even moments that are only to feel grief, guiltiness and sadness. One-shot.
K, English, Drama & Angst, words: 1k+, 3/21, Laguna L.
51the lotus eater » by irishais Rinoa has put more than thirty years between herself and Garden; too bad that it's going to take more than time and distance to keep the past where she wants it to stay. (Cowritten with KindOfAGirl.)
T, English, Drama & Horror, chapters: 16, words: 31k+, favs: 4, follows: 5, updated: 3/20 published: 2/18, Edea K., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
32The Lionheart Saga (Final Fantasy VIII Novelization) » by UnholyCrusada An in-depth, full-length novelization/re-imagining of the beloved video game. Volumes I & II (AKA Discs 1 and 2) complete.
T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, chapters: 42, words: 242k+, favs: 59, follows: 60, updated: 3/19 published: 9/17/2018
2 Push and Pull by pinkperson Squall and Zell have their first kiss. Slash.
K+, English, Romance, words: 516, 3/15, Squall L., Zell D.
1Final Fantasy Pandemic » by PandemicChallenge It's been a year since COVID-19 has swept through our communities, altering all of our lives in unforeseeable ways. While returning to a "normal" life might be a long way away for many of us, this fandom gives us a safe place to return to what was familiar.
T, English, chapters: 2, words: 504, 3/12, Laguna L., Seifer A., Squall L., Zell D.
5 This Is the Way the World Ends by Rydia Pryde After the world ends, at least they have each other. Post-apocalypse. Written for the 2021 #PandemicChallenge.
T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 2k+, 3/12, [Quistis T., Seifer A.] [Squall L., Rinoa H.]
3 Party People by Dee Moyza Selphie has just finished hosting Balamb Garden's first-ever Garden Festival. During clean-up, she finally meets her predecessor from the Garden Festival committee, come to congratulate her on her success. He certainly knows how to make an impression. (Post-game, one-shot. Written for the FF Kiss Battle on Dreamwidth.)
K, English, words: 854, favs: 1, follows: 1, 3/9, Selphie T.
4 Comfortable Confessions by pinkperson Zell brings up the topic of kissing with Squall and this leads to some insight regarding Squall and even himself. Slightly slashy. Post-game.
T, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 2k+, 3/9, Squall L., Zell D.
29Ride On » by pinkperson Drabbles and One-shots with rotating POVs from the characters of FFVIII. Covers a range of themes such as ugly haircuts, awkward french kisses, and boytalk/girltalk.
T, English, Angst & Humor, chapters: 16, words: 11k+, favs: 1, follows: 3, updated: 3/8 published: 2/16, Laguna L., Rinoa H., Squall L., Zell D.
7 Under the Mask by colobonema The Galbadian government has pledged to send 10,000 healthcare workers as aid relief during Esthar's pandemic, and Rinoa signs up, determined to give all that she can. AU Squinoa oneshot written for the 2021 #PandemicChallenge.
T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 6, 3/7, Rinoa H., Squall L.
1 Friendship by Squallfie66 Quistis talks to an upset Rinoa one night and they begin to bond, taking the first step to a genuine friendship.
K+, English, Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 3/5, Quistis T., Rinoa H.