I noticed a young, new fanfiction author floating around the fringes of our LJ community. Sooooo....
Title: Caffeine Addiction
/ Shizukii on ff.net
Final Fantasy: VIII
Characters: Rinoa, Squall, everybody
Rating, genre: K+
Length: Long story. Multiple chapters!
Summary: AU in which Rinoa is a waitress, Squall is a business exec, and so on. Personally, I rarely like AU stories in which fantasy characters are put in a real-world situation, because I use fanfic as escapism, so I confess I have only read the first chapter. However, for the genre, and especially as a new author's first offering, I think this is well-written with good characterization and creative ways to adapt character quirks and background to the new setting. Warning: Not for Rinoa-haters.