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Headcanon meme! For Tifa, Squall, Byakko and Malik.

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get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh man. ON THE ONE HAND I do like essays on WHY they hooked up, but on the other I do like me sum dorky couple antics.

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ESSAYCHU, I CHOOSE YOU ~/o/!
bustinmelons
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
I have elaborate theories for this.

Okay! So. Squall! Is really emotionally needy but extremely emotionally retarded. These don't really go together well! So he ends up actively pushing people away on the off-chance he might get hurt if he lets someone close to him and they decide he's not good enough and leave.

Rinoa shows up and-- well, her first act is to say 'you-are-going-to-like-me' while waving her hand in his face. Her second act is to DRAG HIM OUT to dance. Neither of those is sending a message of "oh by the way I'm going to reject you once I get to know you", obviously. And then she walks away and he's like ... :(

But then the Timber mission happens! And she LEAPS INTO HIS ARMS all 'yay! SeeD is here, SeeD is here!' And-- this is a vastly positive reaction to him, and Squall is like ... at this point I think he's already gone (And Quistis can tell; she says she'd given up by the time Rinoa got into the picture and I do believe in Quistis' ability to read Squall like a book with huge font), it's just a matter of getting him to admit it! And ... what gets him to admit that YES OKAY FINE HE LIKES RINOA is ...

... Well, guilt, actually. She goes into a coma while under his protection, after implying repeatedly that she likes him and trusts him. And this hits two buttons at once-- "holy shit someone likes me and I let them down" as well as "oh god I fucked up this mission really hard". These are like huge flashing red buttons. So ... even though he acts like a dick to Rinoa all through disk 2 and even into disk 3 a little, he does genuinely care about her and want to protect her! And she can tell that he's not actually mean-spirited, he just doesn't know how to not be blunt. And he can tell she can tell! So ... yes.

(option #1 coming soon after I finish baking a cake)
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
A--awwwwww. Well Squall, at least you're not as emotionally retarded as Lina.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I dunno, it might be a close race.
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
The only way to eke something approximating a confession from Lina is to kill all her friends twice first and THEN she has convenient magic amnesia about it.

TWO SEASONS LATER, THERE'S NO PROGRESS.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
... Okay no, you win.

... Man that is really really bad DO YOU NEED LIKE, TIPS FROM SQUALL OR SOMETHING
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Th-that would be hilarious. HOW DO WE ENABLE THIS
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
"okay and then he needs to go into a coma-- LISTEN TO ME DAMNIT I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT"
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Oh no, Gourry's had the magic coma before.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
OPTION #1

* Squall sucks at dating. His idea of a romantic time is-- well, he doesn't have one. The closest thing to dating he does is go out on the deck of Garden and talk (... or, well ... listen to her talk ...)

* Squall thinks and has always thought! That Rinoa is really really pretty. He's not sure how to articulate this to her and because he's afraid of sounding retarded, he doesn't plan on it.

* He's never used the term 'girlfriend' to refer to Rinoa. He just says "... This is Rinoa."

* On that note, if someone ever started hitting on Rinoa he'd probably give them a totally inexplicable Death Glare Of An Angry Boyfriend. Which gains more power since Squall has awesome glaring capabilities. But he wouldn't admit to-- being an Angry Boyfriend.
-->* But he's not ... possessive in the way that he'd go HEY THAT'S MY GIRL STEP OFF. He knows Rinoa is her own person, makes her own choices, etc etc, but that can't quite shake the feeling of "... no don't do that if she starts liking you better than me she'll go away :(". Even if he consciously knows that she wouldn't behave that way.

* He wouldn't actually mind initiating a hug with Rinoa, because. Okay. Yeah. It feels nice. :< If people were around, though, he probably wouldn't-- I mean, like, unless she leapt into his arms or something.
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
............ I wanna hit on Rinoa.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
i'll kill you
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
What was that Squall? I couldn't hear you over me talking to this really cute girl!
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
>(!!!11
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
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