Alice lives in a new town on the outskirts of the Veldt: Border. You could say she's a botanist, of sorts. A teen.
Alice runs from a life at Border rather than facing it to make it better. Instead, it's all about school and grades so she can finally escape to the Academy and learn how to cure the Veldt: her one dream. Alice wants to be more than what she is; more than what the small town of Border can offer.
As one of the people who battled against Kefka and won, Gau has already experienced a life of adventure. He wants nothing more than to sit back and relish the simple life. When Gau and Alice meet, they strike an instant friendship--and an immediate bargain: Alice agrees to get him into the local school.
Through friendships and comradeship Gau learns what it means to be a teenager, and Alice discovers what she truly wants--and what she is afraid of.
*(this is a work of fan-fiction; events take place after those of Final Fantasy VI)