Famous Red Overcoat [FF6] It was a simple dalliance, the kind to which neither of them was a stranger. So why does she still haunt his heart, and why does he make her want to give her heart away? (Daryl/Setzer, Pre-Canon, One-Shot)
Final Fantasy I-VI, T, English, words: 900, 6/3, Setzer
Roll to Me Rinoa surprises Quistis with a getaway to Deling City for her birthday, intent on showing her the kind of weekend she'd dreamed of having while growing up in Caraway's mansion. But when they get lost on the way to a nightclub and end up at a roller disco, instead, Rinoa remembers that it's not the venue that makes an evening memorable, but who you share the evening with.
Final Fantasy VIII, K+, English, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 6/3, [Rinoa H., Quistis T.]
1 Civilian That first GF opened the floodgates to the magic that runs through Rinoa's body, to the power that's slowly consuming her. Though Squall regrets having given it to her, a civilian with no training and no business using GFs, the decision made perfect sense at the time: Rinoa wanted to fight beside SeeD. It was her choice; what right did he have to object? (Post-canon, one-shot)
Final Fantasy VIII, K+, English, Drama, words: 1k+, 6/3, [Rinoa H., Squall L.]
3Special Order: Baker's Dozen 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.
Final Fantasy VIII, K, English, words: 4k+, 3/21, Quistis T., Rinoa H., Selphie T.
3 Party People 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.)
Final Fantasy VIII, K, English, words: 854, favs: 1, follows: 1, 3/9, Selphie T.
1 Take You in My Arms and Fly Away with You Tonight 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)
Final Fantasy VIII, T, English, Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 2/25, [Rinoa H., Squall L.]
5 As the Moon Chases the Sun » [FFVI] Growing up in Terra's shadow, Celes had come to hate her...until she actually met her. Perplexed by Terra's mix of childish naivete and innate power, Celes finds herself drawn closer to her and the warmth she radiates, and through the passage of time and loss of memories, their paths continue to cross.
Final Fantasy I-VI, T, English, Drama, chapters: 4, words: 14k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 1/3, Celes, Terra, Kefka P.
3 Crystal-Clear Snafu When Selphie hears about a new fuel source Esthar is developing, using Energy Crystals, she heads into the still-unstable Trabian Crater, for a little excavation of her own. (Post-game, one-shot)
Final Fantasy VIII, K+, English, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 12/31/2020, Selphie T., Zell D.
3 Becoming If SeeD insisted on giving her a new name, she would live up to it.
Final Fantasy VIII, T, English, Drama, words: 200, favs: 1, 12/13/2020
3 The Good Bed After breaking one bed in the hotel room she's sharing with Nida, Selphie challenges him to a game of Triple Triad to decide who gets the remaining bed. (Written for The Island Closest to Hell's Winter Festival 2020 on Tumblr, Week 1 Prompts: One Bed / Triple Triad) [Post-game, one-shot, pure silliness]
Final Fantasy VIII, K+, English, words: 2k+, 12/2/2020, Nida, Selphie T.
26 Curious as a Cat (Esthar Chronicles 1) » For much of her life, Quistis hasn't been particularly inquisitive. But an unusual sighting on the skyways of Esthar rekindles her curiosity and leads to an encounter that renews her sense of purpose and passion for knowledge, and just might help her find her place in the world. Post-game, multi-chapter. [EDIT 11/17/20 - edited and restructured chapters; story remains the same.]
Final Fantasy VIII, T, English, chapters: 14, words: 70k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, updated: 11/17/2020 published: 8/28/2018, [Quistis T., OC]
1 That Nebulous Thing Called Love [FF6] Celes encounters a very different Terra in Mobliz than the one she thought she knew. Frustrated by Terra's unwillingness to fight, Celes ponders the reason behind it, and her own interpretation of love, and is eventually moved toward understanding by an innocent gesture in the dead of night. Mid-canon, one-shot.
Final Fantasy I-VI, K+, English, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 10/30/2020, Celes, Terra
5Where I Belong (Esthar Chronicles 3) » While studying the history of Estharian aircraft, Selphie comes across her own name in an article about a deadly revolt in a mining town, not long after the overthrow of Adel. Shocked, she travels to the town, hoping to piece together clues about her past, and to dig up just one memory of the people she loved so long ago. Post-game, multi-chapter.
Final Fantasy VIII, K, English, Drama, chapters: 2, words: 9k+, favs: 4, follows: 4, updated: 10/4/2020 published: 12/4/2019, Selphie T.
2 Snapshots At least once in every conversation with Rinoa, Laguna brought up Julia. But the Julia he knew was not her mother; Laguna's Julia was nothing more than a snapshot, an idol, a sliver of a whole and vibrant woman. (Post-game, one-shot; written for a prompt on Tumblr.)
Final Fantasy VIII, K, English, Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 6/3/2020, Laguna L., Rinoa H.
2 Driver's Education Nida is a trusted comrade, dependable assistant, and erstwhile hero who piloted Balamb Garden in combat and around the world. Yet, he harbors a small, but embarrassing, secret: he never learned to drive. Post-game, one-shot. (Written for a fic prompt on Tumblr.)
Final Fantasy VIII, K+, English, words: 4k+, favs: 6, follows: 2, 4/11/2020, Nida, Squall L., Zell D.
Noise The cheers and applause from Red's audience were deafening, drowning out all other sounds around Auden, and coaxing back a memory from his fighting days that he would rather forget. (Pre-canon, one-shot.)
Transistor, T, English, words: 3k+, 4/7/2020, Subject, OC
2 With All Due Respect After Squall leaves with Rinoa in search of Esthar, Xu struggles to run Garden by herself. While the strain of supply shortages and an uncertain future wear her down, a strange phenomenon dashes her hope of her comrades' return and drives her to a make rash decision. And the only person who can stop her is Nida. In-game, one-shot.
Final Fantasy VIII, K+, English, words: 4k+, favs: 4, 3/6/2020, Nida, Xu
Break She had little need of the Bracket Towers break room for its intended purpose, but she did need the privacy it offered, the quiet, the shelter from his gaze. The space to break down.
Transistor, K, English, Angst, words: 666, favs: 1, 3/2/2020, [Red, Subject]
2 Now You See Me While at Edea's house, Rinoa comes across a book detailing sorceress abilities and adds a new skill to her repertoire. She devotes her time to perfecting it and seems to have it under control, until a silly game proves otherwise. Post-game, one-shot.
Final Fantasy VIII, K, English, words: 4k+, favs: 4, 2/28/2020, [Rinoa H., Squall L.] Selphie T.
2 Two Halves of Nothing Will considers Lance's reunion with his father, and whether either of them have found the closure they sought. In-game, one-shot.
Illusion of Gaia, K, English, words: 558, favs: 1, 2/16/2020, Will