This is the approved The Fanlistings Network fanlisting for the relationship between Laguna Loire and Raine (Leonhart) Loire, two characters from the Squaresoft (Square-Enix) video game RPG Final Fantasy VIII.

What is a fanlisting?
According to TFL.org, a fanlisting is "a web clique that lists fans of a particular subject. Unlike most web cliques, a person does not need a web site in order to join. Fans from around the world submit their information to their approved fanlisting and they are then listed to show their love for the subject."

Why Laguna and Raine?
Laguna and Raine is my favorite relationship from Final Fantasy VIII. After Laguna falls off a cliff, Raine nurses him back to health. Although the two don't seem to be that close at first, we learn that Laguna has developed feelings for Raine, which Kiros comments on several times. Raine, for her part, also has feelings for Laguna, but though she wants Laguna to stay with her and Ellone, she believes Laguna is too much of a wanderer at heart to ever stay put. As the title of the fanlisting suggests, their love grows, unlike Laguna's crush on Julia, which seemed to be pretty much love at first sight. At the end of the game, we learn that Laguna proposed to Raine, and the two married. The ending is beautiful, if rather heartbreaking. The two are obviously happy and in love, but as we learn earlier, their relationship ends in tragedy. Ellone was kidnapped shortly after their marriage, and Laguna went to search for her. Raine, pregnant with Laguna's child, died alone, soon after giving birth to the baby (who would eventually become FF8's protagonist, Squall Leonhart). Laguna never got to see Raine again, so their happiness, though genuine and lovely, was short-lived. At the end of the game, Laguna visits Raine's grave and remembers the night that he proposed.

Site and Layout
The fanlisting name comes from one the music pieces from Final Fantasy VIII, "Love Grows." Though the song is actually for Laguna/Julia and Squall/Rinoa, I think it appropriately fits Laguna/Raine also.

The current layout (version one) features an ending image of Laguna and Raine. All images on this site come from Rainless, a Laguna/Raine shrine. The texture used in the layout is from Aurora. The layout was designed in Paint Shop Pro 9, was handcoded into HTML in Editpad, and is W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliant. The members script is powered by Enthusiast.

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