Sorry to what few fans I still have, if any... if I had any to begin with... that this chapter took so long, I had school, no access to my documents for nearly a month, but mostly it is my fault. I was simply lazy, and for that I am deeply sorry.
3582- I'm glad you like it and I agree, a lot on this site isn't the best. But there are good ones that make up for it every now and again. Not sure why you think mine is one, but I appreciate it.
Shadow62123- Thanks, battle scenes are hard, but this chapter I discovered something far worse, DIALOGUE!
kitty1872- Well, here's the next chapter so read and find out.
Taeniaea- Thank you very much.
ROKUSHI- Sorry about misspelling your name, but fanfiction wouldn't let me put in the spaces,. I'm glad you liked the fight, but you should be able to write better battle scenes with a little practice, probably better than the trash I put out. I already planned to include Twilight Town, you don't need to worry about that. And as for Xion and Ven, they are also some of my favorites, but you'll just have to wait until I feel that this story is at a good point for them to return. Sorry, again.
dragon shinobi- And as a result of the clone he will be terribly, terribly confused. I'm sorry but Bleach is way too powerful for a KH story, Yumichika could probably take on most of Organisation XIII and win, all of no one else is around. And he has no Bankai. Tarzan I can't use because it's already in KH, so I would have already planned to include it if it was going to be in here. Sorry. Dragonquest maybe, I'll have to take a look. I would use Digimon's digital world, but first I must ask, which one?
Red X The Thief- Sorry can't use it, way too powerful, pity that Soul Merge sounds epic.
Italics – Thoughts or big techniques (Drive forms, command styles, Limit Breaks, etc.)
"Italics in quotation marks" - Telepathy/Nobody and their Somebody talking
If I owned Kingdom Hearts it would suck plain and simple. It doesn't suck, need I say more?
Darkness, darkness was surrounding the two stations, the stations of the sky and the sunset. Both stations were shining with a bright light, this pure light casting the deepest of shadows. On Roxas's station changes were quickly being made to the shattered panel. On its darker side the cracks glowed a sickly yellow light. The cracks on the dark side quickly repaired themselves as the entire side of the panel deepened to a pure black and the red color of blood. In the panel an eerie blue eye was opening.
As Kairi walked down from the plateau with Sora on her back his shadow changed. It became a deeper black and seemed to gain bulk, becoming slightly taller more muscular, however what really stood out were the malicious golden eyes.
As Roxas clenched his fists inside Kairi's barrier of light, his shadow changed as well. It gained the same shape as Sora's new shadow, however the head was a round dome. In addition part of the dome was darker, making a strange symbol.
The two shadows left the boys, leaving their shadows normal once more and oozed across the ground, creeping like a snake, unnoticed. They finally met at a keyblade stuck in the ground like many others, this keyblade unlike the others gleamed like black marble. The weapon was reminiscent of a gear, with an eye on the pommel and with chains binding the shaft of the blade. The shadows created a black pool, which the keyblade sunk into.
A young man waited, watching the ongoing battle near the pool as a large pillar of light abruptly burst out of the center of the highest plateau in the area. He was wearing a heavy black cloak with the hood down. Around the large pillar more light seemed to blaze into existence, hammering down upon a golden armored figure. Despite the man in the cloak's youthful appearance he had silver hair and bright orange eyes, the orbs seeming to almost shine with all the ferocity and apathy of the sun above a dessert. His shadow too was odd, seeming to waver. At times it seemed normal, albeit darker than a starless sky, matching his shape exactly, but occasionally it was thicker and more muscular with large claws. As the golden figure collapsed alongside a boy, now visible without the pillar concealing him, in a cloak exactly like the silver haired man's, he chuckled. "I admit, I did not foresee this. However, this may make my plan all the better. Perhaps the keyblade's chosen are capable enough to be worth all their interference." He turned to the black pool only a few feet from him. "I apologize, my apprentice, it would not be fruitful for you to kill them just yet, however you need merely bide your time."The man, the monster smirked, "And you need not wait as long as last time. However for now we will need help to achieve our goals." He opened a Corridor of Darkness and said before walking through it, "Once you have recovered come to Twilight Town, the keybearers need to be made aware of you."
"Sora. Sora!" Sora groaned as he struggled to open his eyes. "SORA WAKE UP YOU LAZY BUM!" Sora's eyes snapped open as he shot upright from the wall he was slumped up against. He looked at Kairi, startled.
"Kairi! What happened? What's going on? The last thing I remember was being stabbed by that armored guy." Sora suddenly looked around frantically. "Where is he? Where's Riku?"
"Maybe if you got off my leg and looked behind you, then you'd see me!" Riku muttered rubbing his head as he too woke up. Ignoring Sora as the spiky haired keyblade wielder fell over, tripping over his own two feet in his haste to get get off of Riku's leg, the silver haired boy looked at Kairi. "Out with it, answer Sora's questions. What happened, where are we and where is the armored man? And how did you move the two of us?"
"We moved you together." Kairi said as she reached down to help Sora get back to his feet again. As she looked Sora over for bruises, cuts and other injuries she added, "Namine and I."
"Wait, what! Namine? How did she manage to come out at all or even touch anything? She doesn't have a body!" Sora was looking at Kairi intensely, as if expecting the blond haired girl to just jump out.
"Sora the important question right now is why did the armored guy just let you move us. That's what you should be wondering." Riku's gaze intensified. "Why did he let us go?"
"It's because someone held him off. Namine said that he was Roxas, but I don't know what happened to him. I know that they were fighting up until about ten minutes ago when one of them shot a huge blast of light into the sky, but nothing happened since then."
"So who won?" Sora put his hand on his chin as he looked up at the plateau.
"I don't know Sora. Why do you think I wanted the two of you up? Come on we're going to find out." Kairi turned and began to walk back towards the plateau.
"B-but Kairi, that's to dangerous." Sora spluttered.
Kairi swung around angrily and Sora quivered under her glare. "I can take care of, myself thank you very much." She swung around and started walking back to the peak, shoulders set.
Riku chuckled as he unsteadily got to his feet. "You aren't going to win this round Sora. Kairi's just to stubborn for you." He began walking and summoned Way to the Dawn. "Besides she can at least help in a fight, we might need her if the Nobody lost."
Sora hung his head. "It's not that I don't think that Kairi can take care of herself, I know she can. It's just that, I just don't want to see her hurt. If she was..."
Kairi's stance softened. "I don't want to let you get hurt either Sora.," she muttered but quickly raised her voice to more audible levels. "But I know that no matter what happens Sora, you will protect me. I trust, I know that you can. And Roxas put himself in danger making sure that you'd stay safe, I need to repay him for that." Her eyes teared up unseen by either Riku or Sora. "If he didn't, you might not be here right now." She summoned her keyblade, but held it close to her body uncertainly. "I got this power so from now on I wouldn't be a burden to you, to anyone, but I still couldn't do anything. If I couldn't fight, then at least I can try to help after the fighting is done."
Sora raised his head. "I didn't know you felt that way. Kairi, you were never a burden-"
Riku rolled his eyes and sighed. "Get a room. We don't have time for this right now. So are we going now or not? I'm not waiting up for either of you." He walked past Kairi. "We need to make sure that the armored guy won't try anything else. If we need to get rid of him," Riku's eyes narrowed and his grip on his keyblade tightened, "or the... We'd better be ready."
Sora summoned his Kingdom Key as well and ran towards the plateau as well, his smile back on his face. When he was a few yards past Riku he stopped, a confident smile back on his face. "Right, let's go!" He pointed the keyblade to the peak. "To the peak!" The three keybearers began running together, their keyblades catching the light.
The three teens reached the peak panting lightly and took in the two unconscious fighters. Sora ran over to the boy in black. "Roxas!" He began shaking the unresponsive Nobody. "Roxas are you okay? Get up!"
Riku rolled his eyes at Sora's panic and walked over, never taking his eyes off of either the armored man or the Nobody. "Sora calm down and check him for injuries." Sora looked up bewildered and he had to resist the urge to face palm. Kairi ran over as well.
The Princess of Heart quickly took charge, turning to Riku. "Watch over the armored guy. We can't let him wake up and attack us again." She then turned to Roxas and examined him for injuries. First Kairi prodded his ribs, "A few of these are bruised, but nothing seems broken or even fractured." She then placed her ear near his mouth. "His breathing's steady." She finally put her finger on his neck. "His pulse is steady too, weak but steady. He's hurt, but not badly; Roxas is mostly exhausted." She concluded as she got up and brushed the dirt from her knees.
"How did you know all that?" Sora asked in awe. "You were amazing." He broke off, his face red.
Kairi giggled and twirled a strand of her hair shyly, reminiscent of her Nobody, her cheeks now slightly pink. "In the year you and Riku were gone, I took a class in first aid. I thought it would be something important to know."
Riku rolled his eyes as the two younger keybearers looked into each others eyes.. "If you two are done," He drawled and gestured to the armored man with the hand not pointing the tip of Way to the Dawn at him. "We need to decide what to do about him. We don't want him attacking us again."
Kairi hesitated every trace of both her shyness and confidence from before gone. "I- I don't know. We could kill him." She paused and shook her head. "Should we?" She said hesitantly.
Riku seemed to be thinking and may have been about to say yes, but was interrupted by Sora, shaking his head. "It wouldn't be right. We don't know why he attacked us, and he doesn't seem evil. He only knocked you out, Kairi, but he could've easily used you as a hostage. I guess that we just don't know enough."
"Golly Sora, you've really grown up." The three teenagers heads turned to a mouse wearing a red outfit somewhat similar to Sora's with two large circular ears.
The cries of "Your majesty-," and "Mickey" were interrupted as a duck with a wizards hat and a staff topped with a hat as well as a dog wearing armor and holding a round shield emblazoned with three circles reminiscent of the King's head walked out of what appeared to be a life sized toy spaceship. "Hey! What about us, huh?" The duck seemed indignant, his head turned to the side looking up with his arms folded over his chest.
"Donald, Goofy!" As the friends embraced in a hug, Mickey's eyes seemed to light up as he saw the armored man, but they also seemed to be sad at the same time.
"Gawrsh, Sora, seems like every time we see ya, ya get bigger. At this rate you'll be needing another outfit from the fairies." Sora laughed and rubbed the back of his head at Goofy's remark.
Riku on the other hand wasn't bothering to catch up, and was staying back. Finally he walked forward, looking at the King. "You know something about this guy, don't you?"
Mickey's shoulders slumped, his eyes and posture showing the weight of his anguish. He sighed and composed himself before looking back at his young silver haired friend. "Yeah, his name is Terra. Terra's the reason why you have the keyblade Riku." As Sora, Kairi, and Riku's eyes all widened, Mickey plowed on. "Eleven years ago-"
A groan interrupted him as Roxas regained consciousness. Everyone rushed over except Riku who was watching him warily. "What's going on? Where's that armored guy?"
Sora grinned and put his hands behind his head. "You beat him. He's on the ground over there." Sora pointed a few yards outside of Roxas's current line of sight. "Oh, right! King Mickey said that his name is Gaia or something."
Kairi giggled. "It was Terra, Sora. How are you feeling Roxas?"
"Sore, but I'll live." Roxas sat up and tensed as if expecting pain, but then seemed puzzled. "That's weird, I shouldn't be feeling this good, Cure spells only heal injuries and make the pain fade for a while. I should be feeling pain again by now."
Mickey put a hand on his chin then turned to Donald. "That's strange alright. Golly, I don't have any ideas. Donald, magic is your specialty, any ideas?"
Donald crossed his arms and turned his head, obviously offended. "Of course I do! It depends. Who healed him?"
"I did." Kairi said as she bit her lip. "Why is it important?"
The duck paced back and forth. "Sometimes a spell can change from who casts it, but I don't know why your Cure spells would be different."
Goofy began to speak. "Um, Donald maybe-" He began hesitantly.
The duck whipped his head at him. "I was thinking ya big palooka! Now I forgot what I was gonna say. Why I outta!" His grip tightened around his staff as he waved it menacingly and began running towards Goofy.
Mickey's eyes widened suddenly. "Donald, wait! Let's hear what Goofy has to say." Donald tried to stop so suddenly that he he fell.
Goofy lowered his shield from his face, no longer needing it to stave off Donald's rage. Ignoring Donald as he quacked incomprehensible in anger the knight continued. "Maybe it's because Kairi's a Princess of Heart."
Donald in an effort to regain his dignity as everyone laughed except for Goofy and Riku barely managed to splutter out, "Of course, that's obvious. I knew that. I'm surprised that it took all of you so long to figure it out."
Riku rolled his eyes. "Right." He then turned to Mickey. "So what happens now?"
"Yen Sid wants to speak with all of you. He said it was urgent, it's about Xehanort." The three teenagers from Destiny Islands flinched at the name while Roxas just looked confused before he shook his head.
Roxas got up and opened a Dark Corridor. Sora turned to his Nobody, a confused look on his face. "Roxas, where are you going?"
The Key of Destiny turned his head, looking back. "Twilight Town. There's no reason for me to go with you."
Sora shook his head. "But Mickey said that all of us needed to go."
Roxas snorted. "And would I be welcome if I did come? Somehow I doubt it."
Riku walked forward and interrupted. "Sora leave it, if the Nobody wants to go, let it go. Good riddance far as I'm concerned."
Kairi looked aghast. "Riku! How can you say that?"
Riku shrugged. "Roxas is a Nobody, he doesn't belong with us."
Roxas rolled his eyes. "This just proves my point." He then turned around facing Sora. "Listen, Sora if you need me, I promise I'll do my best to be there. But I have a chance to live my own life again, I need to take this chance." He then smiled softly. "Besides, you'll know where to find me."
Sora responded almost instantly, "the Clock Tower."
Roxas nodded and turned to Kairi, Donald, Goofy and King Mickey, everyone except Riku. "That goes for all of you too." That being said he walked through the Corridor.
"Riku you didn't need to say that." Kairi admonished the boy who looked unabashed.
Mickey interceded on Riku's behalf. "We've had a lot of hard times because of the Organization, it's hard for me and Riku to let go of old prejudices toward their members. We have to go. Anyone wanna help me move Terra?"
Sora and Riku both walked forward, "I got it." They said simultaneously. The three keybearers picked up the heavy armor, although the two taller ones seemed to carry most of the weight, and everyone walked into the Gummy ship.
And the plot thickens...
All I have is the usual speech. Reviews please! I want to know what you, the readers, think, how I can improve, what mistakes I made, what you like, what you dislike, etc. I know that the conversation was probably way out of character and ackward, that is just one thing that reveiws with criticism can help with.
More worlds might not be necessary at this point, but if you have great ideas please tell me, they can't hurt and have a good chance to help. Remember not too strong, not too dark, and other than that go nuts!
I'm wondering, should I make a few fanfic suggestions? I know that my writing takes forever and I don't want to keep all of you waiting, so maybe I can help direct people to other fanfictions in the Kingdom Hearts fandom that I really liked. So that you have something to read while you wait.
On another note I recently published a DBZ fanfiction staring Cell Games Gohan. If any DBZ fans are out there reading this please take a look at it!