I wonder how many people know about this. As part of its pre-release promotion, FF2 had a short novel published serially in (oddly enough) newspaper Sankei Sports. It's based on the game, but plays out differently with its own special ending. It was republished in the fanbook, which is the first I certainly had heard of it. It's only around 6000 words long or so, and the chapters are quite short, and it's... interesting.
Has anyone read the story? What did you think of its own take on the story, and how did you think the ending compared to the actual game's endings?
Anyone who is sadly unfamiliar with the story can rectify that by visiting this link. (Anyone who skips to the end will be banned. This is not a drill.)