Squall, the classic shy and aloof hero, is slowly lured out of his shell by Rinoa.
Who is Laguna and why does Squall see visions of him?
Led by Squall Leonhart they discover Galbadia has fallen under the power of a mysterious Sorceress named Edea.
She has long hair and a charming round face you have to kiss... which Squall Leonhart gets to in the RPG game, Final Fantasy 8.
On the one occasion when Captain Dawson says he heard it himself, " the sound was like the swishing of a whip or the noise produced by a sharp squall of wind in the upper rigging of a ship, and as the aurora brightened and faded so did the sound which accompanied it."