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.
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: 61, follows: 61, 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, favs: 1, 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+, favs: 1, 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.
7Nuvole Bianche » by Alessia Heartilly The melody in her memories is hazy, but it's there. She'll nurture it and care for it, and bring it to the world again. Tears have nothing to do with that. Resolve does. Love does. [Rinoa, music, and the pain that heals.]
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 10k+, favs: 5, follows: 6, updated: 3/4 published: 3/2, [Rinoa H., Squall L.] Laguna L.
91On The Tides Of Fate » by Strings805 A year after Ultimecia's defeat, Rinoa's powers have begun to grow out of control. While the group does everything they can to help her, a startling truth behind their victory comes to light, and remnants of the late Sorceress's reign emerge from the shadows. As more revelations about the past are revealed, is it only a matter of time before history repeats itself? Hyne only knows…
T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 19, words: 164k+, favs: 29, follows: 41, updated: 3/1 published: 9/18/2015, Squall L., Rinoa H., Selphie T., Irvine K.
2and smoke gets in your eyes by irishais It's so easy to quit, to leave Garden and all its ghosts behind. It's far, far harder to go back into the fray. Seifer/Xu, six years later.
T, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 2/28, Quistis T., Seifer A., Xu
3hyne's gate by irishais Time compression lands him in feudal-era Esthar, and at the mercy of the Emperor's daughter... Xu? Seifer supposes he's been involved in weirder things than alternate realities, but he thinks he might like Xu a little better when she doesn't have the power to have him beheaded. AU.
T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, words: 3k+, 2/27, Seifer A., Xu
1 Take You in My Arms and Fly Away with You Tonight by Dee Moyza Squall can't shake the glimpse of future he received in Ultimecia's time, and sees her shadows even in the present. Even around Rinoa, even as Rinoa wants nothing more than to pull him into the light with her, to gain and retain his trust. (Written for the FF8 TLC challenge on Tumblr)
T, English, Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 2/25, [Rinoa H., Squall L.]
2 Afternoon Waltz by Bebedora Memories. Dancing. An perfect sunny afternoon in Winhill.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 3k+, 2/24, [Laguna L., Raine L.] Ellone
165Into Thin Air » by LaylaEvercrest [SquallXRinoaXSeifer] It had been a year since they woke up from a night of deep sleep to realize he had gone missing. A year to the day, since they found out that to the rest of the world, Commander Squall Leonheart, had never existed. Refusing to abandon hope on her missing Knight, is Rinoa willing to follow her most hated enemy over the edge to find him?
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 24, words: 156k+, favs: 53, follows: 74, updated: 2/23 published: 2/17/2012, Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L., Zell D.
3 Gift by Alessia Heartilly She guessed he was not used to the rituals of new lovers.
T, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 4, 2/18, [Squall L., Rinoa H.] Selphie T.
4 (when god is dead and the devil takes hold) by irishais Coping happens best (or worst) in the dark.
K+, English, words: 964, favs: 1, 2/16, Quistis T., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
5some dance to remember (some dance to forget) by irishais Twenty years later, so much has changed, and so much has stayed the same.
K, English, Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 2/15, Quistis T., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
3 In the Cafeteria by pinkperson Just a little story about Zell wanting a hot dog and Squall easing up by helping him out.
K+, English, Friendship & Drama, words: 677, 2/12, Squall L., Zell D.
2 The Road To Esthar by Whiffles As Squall prepares to bring Rinoa to Esthar via piggyback ride, Selphie and Irvine travel alone along the train tracks to scout the area. They take the opportunity to spend quality time alone together and get caught up, but they both seem like something important is on their minds. (Setting is in-game.)
T, English, Romance, words: 8k+, favs: 1, 2/9, Irvine K., Selphie T.
5 Restless Night by pinkperson Squall is unable to sleep because he can't stop thinking about Laguna. Where will his mind take him and will he be able to handle the destination?
T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, 2/9, Squall L.
6 Human » by pinkperson Squall thinking about his personality, why he is the way he is, and his relationships. Pre-game and post-game.
K+, English, Drama, chapters: 2, words: 1k+, updated: 2/8 published: 2/7, Squall L.