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Rinoa learns that General Carroway was not her biological father.

Category: Final Fantasy 8 - Rating: R - Genres: Angst, Parody - Characters: General Caraway, Irvine, Kiros, Laguna, Quistis, Rinoa, Selphie, Squall, Zell - Warnings: [!!] [?] [V] - Published: 2006-04-01 - Updated: 2006-04-01 - 491 words

Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
Title: A Shared Ancestor
Disclaimer: FF8 and all chars within are the property of SquareEnix.
Genre: Parody. AU

-Chapter 06-

Rinoa held the phone away from her ear as the man who'd
raised her ranted and screamed on the other end.

"Dad, calm down. I'll be fine. I'm a sorceress now."

"Don't you dare call me your father," General Carroway screamed
at her. "Happily my bloodline isn't tainted by Sorceress filth.
You were inside your mother the last night she saw your father.
He wasn't good enough for her. I had to get him out of the way.
So I sent him on a mission guaranteed to get him killed."

"No..." Rinoa sank to the floor, tears brimming in her eyes.
"Daddy, why are you being so mean to me? I thought you'd be
proud of me for being..."

"For being what? A Sorceress? One of those vile creatures? You
should have killed yourself when you got that curse. That would
have been the noble thing to do."

"How dare you?" Rinoa demanded. "You want to know something?
I'm glad you're not my father."

"As am I," Carroway told her. "I only wish I'd succeeded in
getting him killed." He hung up before she could reply.

Rinoa closed her phone and sat there, trembling with rage.
General Carroway wasn't her father. What was worse, he'd
kept her from her true father all her life.

To get her mind off General Carroway, she thought about
what her real father might have been like. Her mother,
Julia, must have loved him dearly she realised. She probably
still loved him when she married General Carroway.

Putting a copy of 'Eyes On Me' on her player, she listened
to her mother's voice. This, she knew at once, had been
written for her father. Her true father.

In her mind, she heard her mother's voice whisper, "He was
the only man I ever truly loved."

She thought of Squall and the others as the song filled the
room. Of their growing friendships, their adventures and of
the battle that was to come. She thought of Squall's fighting
style and his grace with a gunblade. She pondered all he'd
told her, including the strange visions that had begun since
he'd first taken the assignment after becoming a SeeD.

One of those dreams had featured the boyishly charming Laguna
visitting a pub where a pretty girl named Julia played piano.
She had told him, in her room one night, that he'd inspired a

In her room. Where he'd been all night. And by the way Squall
sounded, he'd not been privvy to every moment of Laguna's stay
in Julia's room. Had Julia made love to Laguna? Was it possible
the shy soldier was her father.

She was certain that he was Squall's. If he was hers as well...

"Ah well," she sighed. "I suppose Squall would make a better
little brother than a boyfriend."
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