Hello again readers. 53007 here with another new story. This time the story is about your favorite trio and no it's not Sora with a talking duck with a goofy person. Nor is it about the three knights. Read on and you'll understand. Rated T for some reason.
Disclaimer: I don't own the creative work of Square Enix or Disney.
The Power of Three
Chapter 1: Story Time
In a large town called Radiant Garden, there lived a scientist named Ansem. Now, not only was Ansem a scientist or a ruler of Radiant Garden, but he was also a grandfather and every night before he went to bed he would check on his youngest granddaughter. As he entered his granddaughter's room he found her talking to her Chocoboo plush toy that she named Peep, since it remained her of the chirp that the Chocoboo made. "Marlene." said Ansem in his deep, but gentle voice as the girl look at her grandfather. "It's time for bed, sweetie."
"Okay, grandpa." said Marlene as she got under the cover while Ansem tucked her in and placed her plush toy beside her head on her pillow. "Grandpa, can you tell me a bedtime story?"
Ansem couldn't resist his granddaughter's request as he sat down on a rocking chair that was by the window of Marlene's room. "Of course, if it'll help kept the monsters and fiends away." smiled Ansem as he sat down comfortably and cleared his throat and began to tell little Marlene a story. "Once upon a time, there lived three girls with very special powers…"
It was a beautiful summer in the streets of Hollow Bastion as the people flooded the streets buying goods from the venders that were selling armor, weapons, and different potions, to the popular Sea-Salt ice cream. As the day went by, things had gone for the worst as a thief had snatched an old women's purse and ran full speed. "Hey! Give that back!" shouted a teenaged girl with a short bop that was the same color as a black raven. She wore a black tank top and smoke gray pants that had side pockets on each leg with black and white sneakers as she ran after the thief while glaring at him with her deep blue eyes.
"Where's Xion going?" asked another teen girl that looked like the black haired girl, but had a medium length red hair while she wore a pink dress with black short pants, since her skirt was too short and had on a pair of purple sneakers as she stared at her friend with her purple eyes.
"Oh, Kairi." cried the old women. "Someone stole my purse."
"Don't worry I'll help Xion get it." said Kairi as she took off after her friend. The thief had push and shoved his way through the crowds of people and continued to run away from the girl with raven black hair.
"Get back here!" shouted Xion as she weaved through the crowd of people as she saw the thief ran up a flight of stairs. Xion had to stop since there were people going up and down the stairs as the thief continued to shove some people aside while making his way up the stairs.
"Xion! Over here!" called Kairi as she stood on top of a vender's wooden roof while ignoring his complaints. Xion ran over to Kairi and leaped in the air and grabbed her hand as Kairi heaved her up to the top of the stair as the thief passed by her as Xion continued to follow him. Using the small space, Kairi ran up the wall and flipped on the stairs and followed after Xion. The thief was starting to get tired, but he couldn't stop running as he though of a plan to lose the girls that were following him until he came to a full crowded plaza with another flight of stairs crowded with people as he shoved his way through heading down the stairs this time. Xion and Kairi both stop and watch as the thief had reached the bottom of the stairs and kept running while looking back at Xion and Kairi while laughing as he was getting away.
"Great!" said Xion as she was catching her breath and clutched her hands into a fist.
"My grandma is going to be upset." said Kairi sadly.
"Look out blow!" shouted a blonde teenage girl on a skateboard to warn the people as she landed on the railing and grinded all the way down the stairs and continued after the thief. She was wearing a white short sleeve button shirt with matching white pants and sneakers.
"Namine is such a show off." smiled Xion as she and Kairi quickly follow after her. Namine spotted the thief with her ocean blue eyes as she pushed her skateboard faster to catch up with him.
"Excuse me! That purse doesn't belong to you!" shouted Namine as the thief breathe a huge sigh and started running again. He ran through another market that wasn't as crowded, but as he ran by the venders, he pulled their tables behind him to block Namine's path and to slow her down. As Namine came to the first table that was laying to the side that completely blocked her path, she kick the tail of her skateboard and perfectly jump over the table and couldn't help, but also do a kick-flip as she landed perfectly. She pushed her board to make it go faster again as she came to the second table and leap over it while she did a perfect 360 spin. Far behind Namine; Xion and Kairi noticed the knock down tables.
"It looks like Namine has been here." said Kairi as she and Xion ran when they spotted Namine's long blonde hair that was tied in a high ponytail. Namine could still see the thief ahead of her as he weaved through two large carts. Namine wouldn't be able to go under them, but she could still go over them while her skateboard would go low. As Namine got closer to the carts she pushed her skateboard to gain speed again and ran ahead of her board and quickly started her climb up the large cart and ran over to the next one and finally jump off landing perfectly on her board. The thief then took a sharp turn into an ally as Kairi and Xion were now starting to catch up with Namine.
"Where'd he go?" asked Xion.
"He went into the ally." said Namine as Xion and Kairi ran ahead and turned into the ally to see the thief climb up a chin link fence and fell to the ground once he was over and started to run down hill. Xion ran towards a wall and used it as a support as she arched over the fence while Kairi scaled the fence and was over it faster than the thief. Namine passed by the ally as she took the next turn that also lead down hill, but was a lot steeper and was a lot of fun for her. She gain more speed by crouching down low as she zoomed past Kairi, Xion, and the thief. At the very bottom Namine saw a streetlight as she held her right hand out and grabbed the mental pole and used it as support to make a sharp turn. She than put all her weight to the back wheels as she balance on the two wheels.
The thief kept running using the hill as an advantage to get further away from Xion and Kairi. He quickly look back and turned back to see the noise of a skateboard as he ran into it knocking him off balance as he felt the pain in his shin. Namine leaned against the building wall with a smirk on her face while Xion and the thief both yell as they both came in contact. Xion had been using the hill to her advantage too, as she tackled the thief to the ground knocking the wind and the purse out of him. Kairi ran pass the two girls and leap up into the air and caught the purse while landing on something soft.
"What did I land on?" asked Kairi as she took a look to the ground and saw the thief groaning in pain. "Oh, sorry about your back."
"All this for just a purse?" asked the thief while Xion grabbed Namine's skateboard and uppercut him in the face knocking him unconscious.
"That's for stealing my friend's grandmother's purse and for making me run." said Xion as she held up Namine's skateboard.
"Aww…my new skateboard." said Namine as she took the broken piece from Xion while Kairi handed her the other half.
"Oh, I'm sorry about that." said Xion feeling guilty.
"I hope you have insure." said Kairi as she was the only one laughing that turned into a nervous laugh when she seen the glares coming from Xion and Namine. She then decided to stop. "Come on, we need to get back to my grandma."
As the three friends started their long walk up the hill, Namine had taken off the rubber band that held her hair up as it fell pass her shoulders with one bang in between her eyes. Xion still felt bad for breaking Namine's skateboard as she noticed the sad expression on Namine's face. During summer break, Namine applied for a part time job, but was laid off. She used the munny she save for art supplies, clothes, and to buy the new skateboard that Xion broke when she took out her frustration on the thief that stole Kairi's grandmother's purse. They found themselves in the small market where Namine had leap over the tables.
"Excuse me, young lady, but that was amazing." said a person with a Scottish accent from behind the group of girls. Namine turned around and smile, but slightly looked down and saw a duck wearing a blue coat with red trims and had on a black top hat, Namine image that he had a bad leg which would explain the brown cane that he had in his left hand. "I saw the whole ruckus and next thing I knew, my tables were being knock over, but then when I saw you jump over it without any trouble, I was simply amazed like every time I find a faced up penny."
"Thank you and I'm sorry about your table. I was chasing a thief, who stole my friend's grandmother's purse." explain Namine.
"Yeah we were just minding our own business, when that jerk just came out from the crowd and took her purse." added Xion. "We retrieved her purse back and I got so up set that I broke Namine's skateboard when using it as a weapon against him."
"I'm sorry to hear about your skateboard and glad that you got your grandmother's purse back." said the duck. "I was wondering if you would like to be a repetitive in the up coming skateboarding competition to promote my skateboards, since they're not selling well. What do you say, young miss Namine?"
Namine though for a moment until Kairi lead the other two friends to the side, "Can you give us a minute?" asked Kairi as they huddled together and whisper to each other as they finally came to a conclusion and broke apart.
"I would love to." said Namine with a smile as the duck was over joy with excitement. "But as you can see, my skateboard is in two."
"Not to worry, young lady." said the duck as he snapped his finger and another duck came over to them with a skateboard in his hands. He was dressed in a sailor suit as he gave Namine the skateboard. "Thanks, Donald. Now don't worry about payment."
"Thank you." said Namine as she happily gave the duck a huge hug and lift him up and twirl around with him and finally put him down. "Thank you mister…?"
"Scrooge. Scrooge McDuck." said Mr. Scrooge as he adjusted his hat and glasses. "Take care and see you that the competition. Well Donald let's clean the rest of this mess and head back to Duckburg."
The girls continued their walk back to where Kairi's grandmother was waiting. The trip back seemed a lot shorter than it was and they arrived as the sun was setting. Kairi's grandmother sat patiently on a bench while the girls appear in front of her as she gave them a warm smile. Kairi smiled in return as she gave back her grandmother's purse. "Ah, thank you girls."
"No worries." said Xion.
"Yeah, we're always glad to help out." said Namine.
"Come on, I'll cook you girls a full course meal as a thank you." said Kairi's grandmother as Kairi helped her up while Xion and Namine follow them.
"And so the day ended as the girls were successful and they brought the thief to justice while sending other messages to those who would cause trouble. That they will not stop as they protect the innocent, gain the public trust, and up hold the law." said Ansem as he stood on the rocking chair with one leg on the armrest. Marlene found it awkward that her grandfather would do a victory pose on the rocking chair.
"How old did you say you were?" asked Marlene, since her grandfather seemed to be well balance. Ansem looked at her and laughed his deep laugh as he slowly got off the chair. Marlene couldn't help but laugh along with her grandfather until their sides hurt. Marlene laid back down and cuddled with her Chocoboo as Ansem gave her a kiss on her soft brown hair.
"Good night. My sweet, sweet Marlene." said Ansem. He turned on her nightlight and turned off her ceiling light and quietly closed the door. Marlene stared up at her ceiling and held up her Chocoboo toy and smiled.
"So, Peep." whispered Marlene. "Do you think they're real?" Marlene stayed silent for a moment. "I think so to. Well, good night Peep." said Marlene as she laid to the side and fell asleep. Ansem walked down the quiet halls. The maids were gone cleaning the carpet, furniture, and windows. Ansem came to a stop by a large oak door and stepped inside his study and stood by a high window that overlooked the large town. Ansem sighed and walked over to a bookshelf and pulled on one of the books as it clicked like a door and the bookshelf moved aside and Ansem entered his office. He sat in his chair and took out files of Xion, Namine, and Kairi. He laugh to himself as he read Xion's profile out loud.
"Xion Black, a 16 year old, female who was known to cause trouble in school and her town, but has a strong senses of justice. Her bad habits didn't change even after a year." said Ansem as he moved her files aside and looked into Namine's next. "Namine White, a 16 year old, female. A talented young artiest with a friendly attitude, but always put her friends and family first before herself, even if it means her own life. I have to thank her for the Christmas card." and finally he came to Kairi. "Kairi. Her last name is unknown, even to her. Has lived with her grandmother for sixteen years. A loving, caring, 16 year old, female. Has a talent in gymnastics, English literature, and poetry, but is know for protecting younger kids that have been bullied. Grandmother's health is failing, but is known to have guardians at Destiny Island." Ansem took out a picture of Kairi with her grandmother as they stood facing the camera while they were smiling and are happy. "I wish I could find a cure for her disease."
Hours went by as the large town slept with the streetlights that lit up the streets. Above the town high in the sky a pale crescent moon looked down on the town.
Xion, Namine, and Kairi were all looking up at it as the moon light shined upon their faces. They sat atop the roof of Kairi's grandmother house. "Your grandma can make a great meal." said Xion while she had her arms wrap around her legs. "Reminds me if that time we went to that island last summer."
"Please, don't remind me. I don't want to remember that." said Namine while she had her legs cross.
Kairi happily smiled at her statement while laying on her back with her hands behind her head. "You still feel bad for eating that Parrotfish." laughed Kairi and Xion while Namine just frown.
"You both know how I feel about eating meat." said Namine sadly. "Besides, you two were the ones that told that it was a special tofu."
"Yeah and you ate four bowls full." laughed Xion while she patted Namine's back. "Your sometimes too easy to trick."
"How was I supposed to know that Ahi Poke required a parrotfish." said Namine as she laid back on the rough roof title and let out a long sigh. "I sometimes wish I could erase that memory from you two's head."
"Don't feel to bad, Namine." smiled Kairi as she remember something else that happened. "Remember that time when we were asked to dance in front of the crowd with the dancers."
"Oh, yeah." said Namine as she and Kairi smiled to each other and look towards Xion. "You looked so cute with that grass skirt on." Xion face slightly turned red as Kairi and Namine both laugh. "Just remembering how you dance and moved your hips was so cute, too."
"Until the skirt fell off." said Kairi as she and Namine laughed hard and loud.
"I've never worn a skirt before, alright." said Xion angrily and annoyed while her friends still kept laughing. "You two better shut up or else I'll push you off this roof. Besides, I'm not the one who almost burned down stage."
This time Kairi had stopped laughing while Namine continued to laugh along with Xion. "You just had to reach for that pitcher, didn't you?" giggled Namine.
"Why would someone eat their salad with olive oil?" said Kairi as she sat up and looked at the two friends. "I thought that pitcher had water in it."
"It was bound to happen. Sometimes you don't think straight when you panic." said Xion as her friends agreed with her. "And sometimes the unpredictable happens, like when that fire dancer missed his cue and dropped his touches. Then there are times when we screw up."
"At least, Kairi cares for other people, even though they're strangers." said Namine as she stared at Kairi while smiling. "You can sometimes be goofy, too."
"Thanks." smiled Kairi as she looked up at the moon again. Xion and Namine did the same thing also and stared at the pale moon. It seemed like all their worries disappeared and ended with this day, but they still have their memories of a their adventure and the fun times they had together as they all sat in silence.
"He was totally checking us out." said Xion as she laughed together with Namine and Kairi. "Well, we should go to bed."
"Yeah." agreed Namine as she stood up and dust herself off and helped Kairi up. "I need some sleep if I'm going to win that skate competition tomorrow."
"Winning or losing doesn't matter to me as long as you have fun." said Kairi as she carefully walked to her open window with her friends right behind her. "You can sleep in my bed while I sleep on the floor."
"Thanks." said Namine as she made herself comfortable and handed Kairi a blanket and pillow. "Do you want a pillow too, Xion?"
"Yeah, why not." said Xion as she took the pillow from Namine's hand and laid on floor also. "I don't need a blanket, since it's too hot to sleep in one." the three friends said their 'good nights' to each other and quickly fell asleep. Each one having a dream of their own.
To Be Continued…
A/N: I hoped you enjoyed this chapter and I liked how Xion character came out. Please review and comment, but no flames. Also, how's my writing? Give me your feed backs to help improve my writing. Next chapter "A New Enemy" hope to see you again.
"I'm so sorry that I have to go, but it was nice to meet you." said Namine as she shook the blonde hair boy's hand.
See ya later.