crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rinoa amulet)
Fandom: FF8
Characters/Pairings: Squall/Rinoa, Laguna, Quistis, Selphie, Irvine
Rating: PG
Summary: The point of leaving is coming back.
Notes: Didn't think I'd jump like that, eh? Well, this was mainly an exercise in slicing parts of what's going on--I didn't want to get into long, lengthy explanations or unnecessary scenes. Also, judging by her mental state, that being a little unbalanced and if you didn't notice, a little depressed, fragmenting worked. At least for me. As I think this may fit into an arc in which Rinoa then gets into politics and hell breaks loose, I found this a good ending point. And I like ambiguous endings. XD Rinoa's fun outside of her rebellious!love!interest! box, I think I may play around more with things like this. So [profile] first_seventhe, since this was basically written to your prompt, tis nice?

and by the man I think I wanna be )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (Default)
Fandom: FF8
Characters/Pairings: Squall/Rinoa, Laguna
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Squall wasn't the only one that needed a reminder to stop wandering in the desert. A Knight is a compass.
Notes: Yes, I have fun playing with the fact Rinoa's basically a walking deus ex machina. And I know, some things are unanswered, but I did it that way on purpose. I think this might be a prequel to my Empire set of stories that I still need to write more of. And it wasn't intentional. Anyway, just a short (maybe longer, who knows) chapter after this and I'm done! Rejoice! Much thanks to the song "Winter" by Tori Amos. It and the song that got me going on last chapter are responsible for the cold imagery that oddly works. Enough babble.

you said I wanted you to be proud of me, I said I always wanted that myself )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rinoa vexation)
Fandom: FF8
Characters/Pairings: Squall/Rinoa, Laguna
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes you just have to break down to build yourself up.
Notes: Ha, omg, so I kind of love the parental issues in FF8 probably more than anything else. Except for maybe the sorceress issues. Which is pretty much what this chapter is. I wouldn't have been able to write it without Vanessa Carlton's song "Half a Week Before the Winter" which is a haunting little song that gives me goosebumps. I love finding songs that just fit with characters in my mind. And yes, I will eventually get to what the hell is up with the hands.

x-posted to LJ

even though I've given him his empire, he delivers me my fear )
crankyoldman: Running up that hill [Final Fantasy VIII] (rinoa wings)
Fandom: FF8
Characters/Pairings: Rinoa, Laguna, Kiros, Ward implied Squall/Rinoa
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The reorganization of someone's mind took time, not unlike discarded books.
Notes: Ha, I am almost to the climax. REALLY. I also know this will probably end ambiguously and make Sev throw things. Tee hee.

we're fine til I think of the problem )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rinoa vexation)
Fandom: FF8
Characters/Pairings: Rinoa, Laguna, Kiros, implied Squall/Rinoa
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sleep never came easy to her. Visionquest leanings.
Notes: There's a point to this story and I'm getting to it I swear! Some meta may have snuck in. Again, take with a grain of salt.

snow can wait, I've forgot my mittens )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rinoa vexation)
Fandom: FF8
Characters/Pairings: Rinoa, Laguna
Summary: In Esthar, isolation wasn't just from other countries.
Notes: In which some of the supernatural elements start to peek in. And some of the reason why Rinoa would be in a nation of people paranoid about sorceresses. Maybe it's a little thin, but I don't care. FF8, unlike FF7, has so many plotholes and unanswered questions I can pretty much go nuts. XD Also, Laguna. God, I forgot how much I just wanted that man to be my next door neighbor.

And yes, I like playing with light. XD Next chapter features dream conversations!

lost among shuttered windows )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rinoa sexy)
Fandom: FF8
Characters/Pairings: Rinoa, Quistis, Laguna, Squall, with some obvious Squall/Rinoa
Summary: She wasn't leaving. But she couldn't stay either.
Notes: I've been wanting to write a Rinoa story for a while that addresses some of the issues I had with her role in the game. So when Sev put up a prompt, and well, POINTED ME TO IT, I knew I had my story. Scarily enough, this'll take a few chapters. I think reading all the women's lit lately has helped. XD I am still also probably the only person on the planet that thinks she'd embrace her powers, if given the chance. Title from a Tori Amos song that makes me think of Rin.

leaving, on a jet... wrong reality )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (lady)
Fandom: FF7:AC
Characters/Pairings: Tifa/Elena, Reeve, and appearance from Canadian Idol girls ah, original characters
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The woman with the Costan darkened skin and the fatale dress commanded the room--all five of them this time of day--to look, to notice.
Notes: Shorter than last chapter, but mainly because I liked where this one ended. I thought about going on, but it lets me develop, ah, plot more. Plus, this took forever to write because life happened. But it is done! Note the film noir influence.

blue to grey )

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