"You look good like that." Axel grinned as Sora stood in front of him in Roxas's clothes. It looked good, just as he said, because the clothes fit him. It was as though they were made especially for him. Sora twirled in a circle to show them off further but Axel stopped him looking a bit… disappointed. "Just don't do that, try to be a little mature okay?" Axel was smirking but the words hit home for Sora. He felt like he should be remembering something important but for the life of him he couldn't remember what.
"Where is Namine?" Sora asked suddenly making Axel stiffen from where he stood. It was as though he was guilty for something but Sora couldn't see what could possibly make him feel that way. This is perfect! These clothes fit and spinning really is a childish thing to do, they can be a real couple after this!
"Let's not talk about Namine, okay Sora?" He asked looking a little worn before ruffling his boyfriend's brown hair. He couldn't bring himself to want to change that, because if he changed the color and style then he would be killing him completely. Stripping Sora of all that he has… was good enough.
Yesterday Axel tapped into Kairi's hidden powers and made her erase Sora's existence. Sure, it's there enough for him to go by his name but other than that… its mainly Roxas here now. The oblivious Roxas that Axel first met, because for the life of him he just couldn't do it. Axel couldn't live his life without his best friend by his side and Sora failed. He wasn't as good as Roxas is, he never could be that good no matter how hard he tried. So Axel destroyed him.
If Roxas were here… he may not like what Axel did to save him, but sometimes you just don't give a damn anymore. "Do you want to get some sea salt ice cream?" Axel asked softly making Sora nod with a wide grin. He took a note to remind Sora that his smiles need to be a bit softer and not as brilliant.
"Sea salt ice cream is my favorite!" He grinned even wider and took hold of Axel's hand to drag him to the cafeteria. This is more like Roxas. Nothing can stop him when he wants ice cream but he's considerate enough to want to bring me along with him. This is something that hasn't changed. Axel should be happy.
When they got to the cafeteria, Axel could only think about Sora's warm hand and the way he was looking at him with those big trusting blue eyes as though this is what makes his world complete, these little moments with the two of us.
It made him happy that things could be going this smoothly with a simple trick. Sora won't be leaving the castle any longer and his friends won't miss him or think of him for long, they will all forget because the memories are painful, and in any case he is leaving anyway so it doesn't matter. Sora is gone and there is nothing anyone can do to bring him back.
"Here, you get the first bite!" He offered making Axel smirk before biting down on the ice cream Sora was holding attentively in his outstretched hand. Axel licked his lips and the areas surrounding it to make sure his face was clean as he grinned at the young boy in front of him.
Destroying one person to bring back another isn't bad. It's just a new way for solving a problem, or maybe it's a very old way that has lost its value over time. People don't seem to notice that not everything good is good and not everything bad is bad. It's a paradox, and Axel knows this. Roxas doesn't deserve life more than Sora, he's just needed more than Sora. After all… all of Sora's friends have forgotten him at one point in time, they can do it again.
For Roxas… everyone did not forget. Only some people did and they were created to be his friends anyway, it wasn't like they were his real friends like Xion and Axel. No, so in return, Roxas deserves life more. Axel ignored the fact that he contradicted himself and instead began to focus on how Sora was sitting like Roxas does and how his head was lowered a bit. It was cute, how close they are. Maybe over time there won't be much of a difference, only the hair. They're bodies are exactly the same after all.
Sitting down across from him, Axel wrapped his legs around Sora's and took hold of his ice cream stick to begin eating. Sora hasn't touched his yet, he was too busy watching Axel as his mouth slid along the blue ice cream and the way his tongue poked out whenever Axel was feeling particularly devious. Finally, Sora gulped and turned to his ice cream and took a bite.
What happened next shocked them both.
"This… this ice cream must be bad…" Sora whimpered, tears forming in his eyes as he began to tremble. Axel's eyes widened in shock but he just watched Sora as the boy began to cry. "Because there's no way… there's no way I wouldn't like it. I'm supposed to like it. I've always liked it." He cried and threw the ice cream to the ground.
Axel watched and felt tears rise to his own eyes. No… this could never work. Sora collapsed onto the ground and cried, his eyes trying to focus on his fingers wondering how the hell this happened.
How the hell a part of Roxas gained control.
The true Sora was buried deep within him now, crying and screaming even louder and harder than his body ever could. He knew what happened and he wanted out. He wanted out more than anyone could ever know and at this rate no one ever will know.
"I told you so." He whispered to himself.
To be honest I got tired of this story... because I didn't know the ending just yet and I was grounded for so long... I went ahead and gave it the ending I had considered to spare everyone a load of complete crap I could have come up with otherwise.