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Chapter 5: End Of A Friendship
Roxas held his keyblade out towards Xion with sad eyes that stared at the blue glaring eyes. Xion didn't move an inch as her tentacles position themselves to attack while from atop the clock tower, Namine stared down with worry for Roxas and Xion. Suddenly the pearl black corridor appeared beside her and Axel stepped out. "Where's Roxas?" asked Axel when he saw Namine laying on the edge of the balcony.
"He's down there with Xion." said Namine in a horsed voice as Axel took a look over he balcony. He noticed the flaming tentacles that were connected to Xion's arms and also her face.
"It looks like her mutation has already started." said Axel as Namine didn't seem that interested in what Axel had said. Roxas had carefully studied Xion and her tentacles movements as carefully as he could, in hopes of finding a quicker way of defeating her without killing her.
"Are you looking for a blind spot?" asked Xion while Roxas steadied his breathing, he relaxed his body, he concentrated on Xion's movements. He knew that Xion's mind was made up to kill Namine or anyone else that stood in her way, but he couldn't bear to hurt Xion. The clock tower suddenly rung at 12 o'clock and Roxas ran ahead avoiding the first tentacle, the second, knocking the third out of the way, leap over the fourth, and brought his keyblade down upon Xion. He somersaulted to safety while dodging a series of fiery tentacles when he realized that his weapon did no damage to Xion as he swung his weapon to slice off the tentacles. The tentacles retreated to regenerated as Xion stared at Roxas with cold eyes and having a smirk on her face, although it couldn't be seen.
"Fuck." breathed Roxas. "I know I hit her, but why didn't it effect her?"
Roxas charged again and so did Xion. From a distance Roxas threw his keyblade towards Xion, which she deflected with her keyblade while Roxas' weapon returned to him like a boomerang. As they came closer he leap over a tentacle, slice one off while still in midair, tumbled over two tentacles, and finally fought off the rest of the tentacles with his keyblade as he contently slice left, right, horizontal, vertical, while deflecting Xion's attacks, and finished off by shooting Xion with a fireball from the tip of his keyblade as he back flipped to safety. He finally realized why his attacks didn't work, Xion's whole body, besides her tentacles was surrounded in some kind of shield.
"Xion, please listen to reason." begged Roxas while he gripped his keyblade when he saw the tentacles regenerate, but they didn't erupt into flames. "There's no need to fight. Please, let me help you."
"What can you do? How can you reverse my mutation? Even if you did find a way, it won't change the fact what Namine did to me." said Xion as Roxas noticed the pain in her eyes which then changed to a glare. "I DON'T NEED YOUR FUCKING HELP!"
Xion took a step forward and in a flash stood in front of Roxas. He didn't have time to react as he felt the tentacles tightly wrap around his arms with Xion gripping her hand around his neck. She suddenly let out scram in agony as her right arm transform, that started with her whole hand that started to crystallized like a claw-diamond. Up along her arm, her skin became hard as marble, while out of her shoulder came spiked crystals. Xion let out another scram as a 1 ft. crystal penetrated through her elbow and made a curve like a blade.
Xion could feel the pain cease as she turned back to Roxas and made a fist with her free hand. Roxas could feel the powerful jags from Xion as blood trickled from his nose and into his mouth, he could feel the crystal fist tear at his right cheek, his left eye swelled, and his jaw hurt.
'I could feel my face being beaten in. I don't know how long I could last. I felt lightheaded, as if darkness was going to swallow me.'
Xion suddenly loosen her grip on Roxas as he breathed in and out while coughing. Xion reached behind her back and pulled out a red and silver, cross shape chakrum, with eight points. She turned to see Axel with his other chakrum in his hand as she easily crushed his weapon. "You would go against me?" asked Xion with her voice disoriented.
"I would rather help you. Like Roxas is trying to do." said Axel as Xion tossed the crushed weapon aside.
"Then stay the fuck out of my business." said Xion as she charged Axel. Roxas could see that Axel was only smirking as Xion was getting closer. When Xion was close enough Axel quickly opened the pearl black Corridor and quickly closed it once Xion went threw. Namine then came running out of the station with a Hi-Potion in her hand as she kneeled down next to Roxas and started to pour the potion into his mouth. Roxas could feel his strength returned back to him, and could feel his pain go away.
"Are you alright?" asked Namine as Roxas sat up and nodded.
"Where did you send Xion?" asked Roxas as Axel held out a helping hand and hoist Roxas up.
"Back to headquarters." said Axel as he regenerated another chakrum. "Let's finished this."
"But how are we going to defeat her?" said Roxas as he looked in Namine's worried eyes. "I wasn't able to. Was it because I held back?"
"Look, I know you don't feel right about hurting her, but if it's the only way to stop her. You're gonna have to." encouraged Axel. "She can be defeated. I found out that she's weak against lightening, but are you able to do it? Cause I can't cast lightening based attacks."
Roxas never took his eyes off Namine as he felt peace with her nearby his side. Her eyes were worried for her friends, but her gentle eyes were all that Roxas could see as he saw his reflection in her blue crystal eyes. "Please help Xion." spoke Namine quietly as she cupped Roxas' cut cheek.
Roxas nuzzled his face further into her warm hand and smiled at her, "I promise to help her as best as I can." said Roxas as he lean in and passionately kissed Namine.
'When I looked into Namine's eyes, I could see that she blamed herself for what she done to Xion. She wants me to help Xion, maybe in hopes to ask Xion for forgiveness, but can I help Xion to where I don't kill her? I knew Axel wasn't able to cast lightening attacks, but is it enough with the two of us? I had stopped kissing Namine as we both embraced each other. I might not be able to see her if I died or embrace her. I could hear her silently cry while Axel opened the Corridor. I gently lifted her face, so that she could look at me. It pained me to see tears flow out of her eyes as I wiped one that was trickling down her right cheek and gave her a smile. I let her go as her arms dropped to her side and turned to Axel and followed him through the Corridor.'
Namine saw the Corridor disappear along with Roxas and Axel as she stood alone in front of the train station. She felt her knees weaken as she collapsed on the hard concrete and let out soft cries. Her tears stained the tan concrete while she felt the pain from her knees, but didn't care.
The World That Never Was
The Corridor had teleported Axel and Roxas on the castle's peek. Roxas took a look over the edge and saw that the city was in ruins. "Xion must have destroyed the city."
"Where is she, though?" question Axel as he gripped both his chakrums. Roxas and Axel stood back to back in hopes one of them would see Xion. "See anything?"
"No." answered Roxas as he heard something sound like wings flapping that changed to a high pitch howl coming from both Axel and Roxas' left, then from the right. Roxas suddenly felt the castle rumble under his feet and Axel could feel the rumbling also as Roxas spotted Xion coming in fast with her keyblade position to attack. "Look out!"
Roxas quickly pushed Axel to safety as he dodged rolled from Xion attack. From the top of the castle to the bottom, the whole foundation was split in two as piece by piece the castle fell. Axel and Roxas both lost their footing as the tower became unstable and started to collapse with the rest of the castle. Axel took a glance over the edge and saw a small hovercraft with a small platform.
"Come on." said Axel as he leap off the tower with Roxas following after him. Axel had landed on the driver seat of the hovercraft while Roxas landed on the platform. Once the hovercraft was started up, Axel drove it around the castle as they both watched it crumble. Roxas tightly held onto his keyblade while he searched for Xion. She was nowhere in sight as Roxas continued to search for her, until Axel spotted her on his right. "There she is." said Axel.
Roxas looked in the direction that Axel was pointing and noticed that Xion had transformed again. She had dragon like wings that were layered in different colors of purple, red, and outlined gold as another wing that looked like a eagle's wing, but was colored as black as Xion hair. Roxas also noticed that Xion's teeth were more pointed. Xion descended higher and was now flying behind Roxas and Axel as she positioned herself for another attack. "Axel hard right!" instructed Roxas as Axel turned the ship to the right while Roxas deflected an oncoming attack from Xion as she passed by them. She then circled around and came that them from left while firing dark fireballs from her keyblade.
"Roxas! Your 9! On your 9!" said Axel as he saw the fireballs coming towards them. Roxas aimed his keyblade and shot ice projectiles to counter the dark fireballs. The ice projectiles didn't help much as the dark fireballs kept coming as Roxas decided to spin his keyblade over his head and created a bubble shield to surround him and Axel as both the fireballs and the shield exploded. Xion flew higher above them as she dive towards them from the right. "11 o'clock!" yelled Axel.
"Around the world!" commanded Roxas as Axel turned the whole ship in a large circle while Roxas quickly moved to stand on the other side of the platform and deflected Xion's attack. Roxas then jump off the platform while Axel straighten the ship as Roxas landed back on the platform. Xion again flew behind them and fire at the ship as Axel turned the ship to quickly avoid the projectiles while Roxas deflected them. "Take us up!"
"But the air is thin! Are you sure?" asked Axel while Roxas deflected more projectiles.
"Damn it, just do it!" yelled Roxas while deflecting more projectiles. Axel pulled the stick towards him as the airship went higher up into the black sky with Xion following them while Roxas gripped the edge of the platform so he won't fall off. The airship had reached its limit as it fell straight down while Xion still flew towards them. "Spin the ship!"
Axel then spun the airship as they continued to fall straight down. Roxas then saw his chance as he jabbed Xion in her chest with his keyblade that was followed by a loud crash of thunder. Roxas then let the platform edge go as the force of the wind carried him back up towards Xion. When he reached her he ran along her back while slicing off her three wings. Xion could no longer fly as she slightly spread her arms and legs while gliding back down to the ruin surface of the city. From above her, Roxas dive fast towards her as he attack, but he miss when Xion move out of the way and started to dive along with Roxas. The sound of their keyblades could be heard across the destroyed city as Roxas deflected another powerful attack, he then counterattacked and spun his keyblade into figure eights while Xion was also spinning her weapon into figures eights. Xion then straighten up to avoid a attack from Roxas and swung her weapon to counterattack Roxas. He quickly blocked, but the impact was so powerful that it sent him threw the castle's wall.
Roxas rubbed the back of his head and felt the warm blood seeping out. "She gotten more powerful." breathed Roxas as he got up off the floor and saw Xion in front of him. She collided into him and tackled him back to the ground as she sat upon him while she brought down her keyblade to stab him, but Roxas had quickly move his head out of the way. He then gripped Xion's jacket and turn them over, so that he was on top of her, but he felt her tentacles wrap around him again to force him off Xion while she gripped his neck. "Roxas!" called Axel from behind Xion. "Electric eel!"
Roxas used what room he could used as he quickly pointed his keyblade at Axel while Axel's chakrums spun in a circle like a fan, until Roxas cast a powerful lightening bolt from his keyblade. The bolt traveled from the keyblade, went into the fan as it shot back out of the chakrums, and finally struck Xion with the bolt. Roxas felt Xion's grip loosen as his body lighted up while his keyblade turned into a bright white pulse blade. He quickly kicked off the ground that it looked like he was levitating off the ground while he constantly swung his keyblade left and right as he moved around Xion, and finally finished off as five rays of white light shot out of his glowing body. "Xion, it's over." said Roxas as Xion sat on her knees. She didn't speak nor did it seemed like she wasn't listening. "Please, let us help you."
"I don't think she's all their." said Axel as Roxas realized that Xion looked like she lost her mind. She then let out another horrible scream as she grew twice the size of Roxas while two arms grew out of her having the same crystal claws while her shoulders were completely crystallized. She was suddenly covered in darkness as Roxas and Axel stood by watching the darkness melt away like wax to review Xion covered in black armor with sharp yellow eyes and holding four swords in each hands. She also, had a huge mouth that went from her chest to her stomach "Oh, Shit!"
"Oh, Fuck!" said Roxas as both he and Axel leap out of the spinning blades that came at them. Roxas deflect one of the swords and dodged another while Axel threw his chakrums at two other sword that spun towards him, but were sliced in half like butter. Roxas quickly stepped in front of Axel and deflected the swords away from them as the four swords returned to Xion. "Looks like I'm the only one that can fight her."
"You want to try a different plan?" asked Axel while regenerating two more chakrums.
"What about the self-destruct sequence in Vexen's lab?" suggested Roxas.
"But what about the promise you made to Namine?" said Axel with concern while examining the Roxas' blonde head, not knowing that Roxas was in a stalemate to keep his promise to Namine or knock some sense into Xion. "Roxas?"
"I'll deal with Xion alone and you can just head to the lab, but if I can't stop her than go ahead and start the count down." said Roxas as he thought hard about what he was planning. Axel looked at his friend with concern and looked at Xion as she spun her four swords like a rotating fan in union and took a step closer. "Go now."
"I'll be watching on the cameras." said Axel while he quickly left as Roxas tightly gripped his keyblade with both hands, extended his arms out, and stood his ground as Xion came closer. He could hear the spinning swords, he could feel the wind coming from the swords, until he closed out all sound, all feelings, he was totally in concentration.
He could feel as if Xion had slowed down and could see her four swords while he quickly lunged forward and thrust his weapon into Xion's chest, "Thungdra!" shouted Roxas as the force blew Xion back. She quickly gain her balance and began her attack as Roxas deflected her attack while he kept an eye on how she did her attack patterns. Xion would attack with her upper left, than attacked from the lower right and return to her lower left and finish off with an upper right. Roxas twisted and turn, dodged and leap over each of Xion's attack and finally leap to safety.
Roxas quickly deflected oncoming attacks that came one after another. He dodged roll to the left and blocked a powerful attack from Xion as he staggered back while she delivered another powerful attack with her three swords. Roxas had managed to block all three attacks, but was thrown through one wall, than another, and after he crash through another he found himself in his room. Roxas let out a chuckle as he ignored the pain in his body and got up off the floor. While examining his room, something from the corner of his eye caught his attention. He bent over and picked up the golden yellow star charm off the floor of his room, he examined the star charm and gripped it while smiling. "So, Namine, what should I do?"
Roxas felt the floor shake under his feet, he placed the charm into his pocket and stood up. His whole body had lighten up again as his keyblade turned into a white pulse blade. He rushed out of his room through the hole he came from and found Xion crashing into the first hole that he went through. Quick on his feet, he swung his keyblade left and right continently, until he finally finished off as light had shot out of his body. He quickly moved forward again as light erupted from his body again as he levitated off the floor and spun his keyblade. While spinning his keyblade, black orbs shot out from his keyblade. Each orb had hit Xion with enough force that she was push back to the large open window. Roxas finally stop spinning his keyblade as the last orb knocked Xion out the window. He softly landed on the floor and jumped out the window only to spot Xion laying on concrete balcony while Roxas landed hard. He took a closer step towards Xion, suddenly her tentacles warp around his waist as Xion pined his arms to his sides with her four hands and pulled Roxas towards her chest. Roxas could see as the mouth on her chest opened wide and he quickly placed his feet on her shoulders to resist being eaten.
Watching helplessly from Vexen's lab, Axel had his hand on the self-destruct button, "Come on. Get the fuck out." through the camera Axel watched as Roxas dropped his keyblade, "Don't give up, Come on!"
Roxas weakly placed his shaky hands on Xion's wrist, suddenly Xion let out a loud roar while Roxas gnashed his teeth together. He felt Xion's grip loosen, but he quickly grabbed a hold to Xion as they both cried out pain. Axel watched from the monitor as lightning struck Xion and Roxas, until the camera went out. Axel quickly typed in some keys as the monitor shown a different angle of the balcony, he could see Roxas cast one more lightning attack that looked like an explosion that he also heard. After the bright light had settled, Axel saw Xion laying on the balcony as Roxas rolled down it towards the edge. "Roxas, no!" said Axel realizing that he pressed the self-destruct button.
Alert! Self-destruction command has been issued! Command override unable! T minus 2 minutes!
"Fuck!" said Axel as he opened the Corridor and teleported to the balcony. He ran pass Xion and down the slop to find Roxas leaning on the ledge and tried to quickly wake him. "Roxas! We need to get the fuck out of here! Wake up, Damn it!"
1 minute until self-destruction!
"Will you get the fuck up you son of a bitch!" encouraged Axel as he sling Roxas on his shoulder and walked up along the slop balcony.
30 seconds until self-destruction!
"Almost there." heaved Axel.
"Almost where?" asked Roxas. "Put me down."
"Come on, this place is gonna blow." said Axel as he opened the Corridor at the very top of the balcony. Roxas didn't know what was going on, but he didn't argue with Axel.
20 seconds until self-destruction!
"Didn't I tell you to press the button when I couldn't defeat her!" growled Roxas as they made a run to the Corridor.
"Quit your bitching, your starting to sound like Larxene. Besides, it was a accident." said Axel as they made it to the top of the balcony.
Self-destruct in 10, 9, 8, 7...
"Roxas, come on!" called Axel as Roxas hesitated by Xion. She was still laying on the balcony.
"But what about Xion? I can't leave her." said Roxas as he looked to Axel while he waited by the Corridor.
6, 5, 4...
"Roxas! Look out!" yelled Axel as he sprinted while Roxas turned to see Xion's tentacles rise up with pointed icicles on the tip. Axel reached Roxas and grabbed his white shirt and threw him towards the Corridor. Roxas quickly sat up and saw the tentacles penetrated through Axel and held him high into the air as Xion got up off the concrete. She let out another loud pricing roar as Axel gripped the tentacles and mouthed, "Take care of her."
3, 2, 1...Thank you.
There was a loud explosion as the tower was torn apart followed by the next level of the tower that went on to the balcony. The balcony became unstable as another explosion blew Roxas threw the Corridor and disappeared, "Xion! You're a great friend I've ever had!" said Axel while his chakrums spun around him and Xion as Axel gathered up energy and exploded along with the castle's foundation followed by another explosion that wiped out the city and then the world.
Twilight Town: Station Height
Roxas slowly opened his eyes. His vision was blurry, but he could see a red beautiful sunset that was followed a loud ding. He sat up and felt a sharp pain in his head as he felt around to rub the back of his head while his vision returned back to him. He examined his hand and saw the blood stain his fingers to his palm. "Are you okay?" asked a concerned girl that wore a orange tank top with white flowers and khaki pants as she stared at Roxas with her green eyes while keeping her shoulder length brown hair out of her eyes. "Oh my, your bleeding."
"Who you talking to Olette?" asked a boy with blonde hair that wore green army pants and a milky white vest that he wore over a black shirt. He noticed that Olette was staring down at Roxas as he overlooked him with his golden brown eyes as another boy that was cubby join them. He had black hair that was held up by a white and black headband and had on a red jersey with blue jeans. "Pence, help him up."
"Sure, come on, buddy." said Pence as he walked over to Roxas and help him up to his feet. Roxas looked around and looked over the edge, but lost his balance. "Oh, easy there."
"I've never seen you around here before." said Olette as she also noticed the cut on Roxas' cheek. "What's your name?"
"Name?" asked Roxas as he thought about it. "I'm Roxas. I'm looking for someone and ran into some trouble."
"Who?" asked Pence.
"A girl named Namine." said Roxas as he thought of her description. "She has long golden blonde hair, crystal blue eyes, pale skin, and always wears white."
"I think he talking about the one that's sitting on the steps in front of the train station." said Pence as Roxas walked forward, but lost balance again as Pence caught him from falling.
"I need to go to her." said Roxas as he regain balance. Pence wanted to make sure that Roxas wasn't going to fall again, as he followed Roxas to the door as Olette and the blonde boy moved aside. Roxas assured Pence that he should be able to make down the stairs. Pence watch as Roxas used the bars as support and slowly made it down the steps. Roxas had finally reached the bottom step and staggered out the door into the lobby of the train station and limped towards the exit.
Namine sat on the very first step of the stairs as she heard the door bang opened, just out of curiously she turned to see who it was. Roxas met her crystal blue eyes as she met his sky blue eyes. Namine quickly stood up and run into Roxas arms and kissed him passionately as some people walked out of the train station and admired the scene and continued to walk on by. They soon broke apart as Namine huge Roxas tightly. "I was so worried." cried Namine while Roxas patted her head with his other arm wrap around her small waist. "I didn't think you would be back."
"Namine," said Roxas quietly as she looked up to Roxas and noticed the tears in his eyes. "I'm sorry…I couldn't keep my promise…I failed you…I failed Axel…I couldn't help Xion…I'm sorry…she's gone."
'Xion what happened to you? I wish I could see your smiling face. I want to touch you one last time. Is this the end? Has our friendship been broken? Why must good things, good memories come to an end? That very evening Namine explain that she had no choice, but to listen to Xemnas orders or be left along in Castle Oblivion. Even thought Xion was a puppet, the affect that she had on me, Namine, and Axel will never leave our hearts or our memories. It has been 358 days since I joined the Organization and now I start a new day with Namine by my side. This is my last entry that I'll write. This is Roxas, number 13, the keyblade's chosen wielder. So long.'
A/N: Thank you for reading and for your comments. Be sure to read my other FF and to be on a lookout for my next new story that will be coming soon. Again thanks for reading.