All was peaceful aboard Sora's ship, the Highwind,. Roxas was playing Halo, Riku was working on his motorcycle, Sora was trying to decide were they should go, Aqua was reading "Playing with Fire", and Namine was trying to teach Kairi how to play chess.
"Kairi you can't move like that. Two spaces vertical or horizontal then right or left one." Namine said as if chess was simple.
"For the last time, What?" Kairi yelled confused at the game.
Namine groaned leaning back into the couch, Kairi got up to go check on their dinner of fish.
"So what's the point of this game?" Namine asked turning her attention to Halo.
"Basically shoot stuff." Roxas said not looking away from the screen.
"Amazing" she said with obvious sarcasm.
"Hey have you talked to Sora yet?" she asked looking at Roxas.
"About what?" Roxas asked his attention still on the screen.
"About Kairi." Namine said.
"No. Every time someone brings her into the conversation he gets all emotional like it's a big fucking deal. Dude is a wuss." Roxas said still looking at his game.
"Can you please talk to him?" Namine said hugging Roxas from behind
"No." Roxas said simply while still playing.
Namine buried her head in his shoulder and asked again.
"Please?" she asked in mock sadness.
Roxas paused his game and turned his head towards her to tell her no for the last time, but Namine looked up at him with big innocent blue eyes and he broke.
"Fine." he sighed.
"Thanks." Namine said giving him a peck on the cheek.
Roxas got up and walked towards the door were he noticed Riku standing there smiling.
"The funny part is that I would have done it." Riku said as Roxas walked pass.
"Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaanm" Roxas yell echoed down the hall.
"What?" Namine said to the look Riku was giving her when Roxas wa gone.
"That was unfair." Riku said walking over and sitting where Roxas used to be.
"I would call it an advantage." Namine said folding her arms and pretending to be offended.
"Just sounds nicer that way." Riku said picking up the controller and continuing Roxas's game.
"I've alway liked Olympus but maybe somewhere new would be better?" Sora asked himself leaning back in the pilot's chair.
"Hercules can protect Olympus, somewhere else would be better." Roxas said his statement making Sora spin around and face him.
"Hey Roxy. What do you want?" said Sora.
"Okay first, if you ever call me "Roxy" again certain parts of you will go missing." Roxas said in an eerily happy voice.
"What parts do you mean?" Sora asked a little scared.
"Second," Roxas began taking his usual tone and ignoring Sora's question. "We need to talk about Kairi. Why the hell is she not your girlfriend yet?" Roxas asked hoping Sora wouldn't go all emotional on him.
"Look Roxas it's not that simple." Sora said looking down.
"Sora it's only hard when you're not sure if they feel the same way. Kairi definitely does or else she wouldn't have waited for you." Roxas said surprised at how easily this all was coming to him.
"How can you be sure huh Roxas!" Sora said starting to get emotional like Roxas didn't want to happen.
""Look all you have to do is SHIIIIIIIIIIT!" Roxas blurted out ruining his own statement.
"Whaaaa?" Sora said in total confusion.
"Look at the radar! I mean what the hell Sora you've been in here all day how do you not notice this!" Roxas yelled at him going hysterical.
"Whats the big deal? I mean fuuuuck!" Soar yelled when he looked at the radar.
"What do we do Destiny Islands is gone?" Sora said running a hand through his hair.
"Well damn. We can't tell the others." Roxas said walking back and forth.
"Wait, why not?" Sora said as he hated to keep secrets.
"Think about how they would all feel knowing we just left a few hours ago and probably could have prevented this. It would just kill Riku especially." Roxas said finally standing still again.
"Yeah I guess your right. First we have to calm down. Namine makes it hard to keep secrets. Looking at my memories." Sora mumbled the last part.
"Right. Well I got a game to get back to." Roxas said walking out .
When Roxas returned to the couch he was shocked to see someone had unpaused the game and he had died.
"Who did this?" he yelled looking around the room.
Then he saw Riku standing in the door way laughing.
"You!" Roxas said before running after him.
Riku was by far a better runner and was way ahead of Roxas. He rounded the corner by Aqua's room where she was reading. Aqua stopped reading when she heard the foot steps and Roxas and Riku's voices. She sighed then threw her book on her bed. She got up and walked towards the door. When she opened it she saw the two boys run by.
"Idiots." She sighed before running after them to make them stop so she can read in peace.
Riku stopped at the entrance to the cargo hold. Unfortunately Roxas didn't see the stairs and knocked Riku down them.
"Oops." Roxas said to Aqua who ha just caught up.
"Oops? That's it! He out cold!" She yelled at him.
"Sorry?" Roxas tried.
"Just go get the others" Aqua said while running down the stairs after Riku.
Everything was dark for a moment then there was light. Riku awoke atop a stain glass picture surrounded by darkness. The picture was odd, it was at Memory Skyscraper. On one side was Riku during his first journey in his dark battle suit, on the other was him as he was now but in the organization cloak. Around them were pictures of Sora, Kairi, Roxas, Namine, Diz, and Ansem seeker of darkness. What really caught his eye was the swords in the other Rikus' hands. The young one had The Keyblade of Peoples Hearts, the older one had a blade that was like the angelic wing on his Way to Dawn keyblade (Breath of Life).
"What is this place?" Riku asked no one.
"Your heart. This is your awakening." said a familiar voice.
"Who's there?" Riku asked whirling around.
There stood an exact copy of himself.
"Who are you?" Riku asked in a dangerous tone.
"What you don't recognize me? That hurts man all those times in Castle Oblivion." the copy said feigning sadness.
"Replica? It's really you?" Riku said in disbelief.
"That's right. But let's get to work. I am here to help you reach your true potential." the Replica said summoning to Riku's surprise The Keyblade of Peoples Hearts.
"Wait what am I doing?" Riku asked.
"Summon Breath of Life. The blade from the picture." the Replica said irritated as he wanted this to be over.
Riku was about to ask how when a burst of light came from his hand and the blade was there. At that the Replica rushed him aiming a slash at his parried the blow and lunged at the Replica who turned the blow aside causing Riku too stumble. Taking advantage of the moment the Replica punched Riku in the back knocking him away a few feet.
"What is wrong with you. You say you have accepted the darkness in your heart but you still won't use your full power." The Replica sid watching Riku get up.
"Let me show you what some one who has truly accepted the darkness can do." the Replica said.
A cloud of darkness surrounded the Replica completely blocking him from view. When the cloud dispersed he stood in a modified version of Riku's dark mode. The top was the same but the bottom lacked the white battle skirt and was replaced by baggy black pants with purple on the sides.
"Remember this power." He said darkness swirling around his blade.
Riku just looked at him determination written on his face. He rushed his copy covering his sword in light. Their blades met in midair with a sharp clang. They both pulled apart and unleashed a flurry of attacks their blades meeting with a resounding crash each time. The Replica had taken the upper hand when he blasted Riku in he chest with a ball of purple flames. replica was about to cut Riku down when in a flash a copy of his own blade protected Riku.
"Your right. If I truly accept the darkness I can use my full power!" Riku cried out as darkness enveloped him causing him to don he same outfit as his copy.
The amount of power Riku used showed itself as he had unknowingly summoned Breath of Life, Souleater, and The Keyblade of Peoples Hearts.
"Well done." the Replica said dispersing his weapon.
"But how will I use The Keyblade of Peoples Hearts? It can only be summoned by using someone's heart." Riku asked remembering taking the princess' hearts.
"Simple. You can use my heart. Oh and give that thing a shorter name." the Replica told him as he faded away.
For a second Riku stood there alone until a flash awoke him. The first thing he noticed when he awoke was the throbbing in the back of his head and then his blurry vision. The person in front of him seemed to glow with a heavenly light, she had blue hair.
"An angel?" He said confused before his vision returned.
"Oh it's just you Aqua." Riku said getting up too distracted by the pain in his head to notice his former comment had caused her to blush.
"Um... Are you okay?" she asked trying to forget that Riku had just called her an angel.
"Yeah just fine." He said looking around.
The others came rushing in and looking him over and asking if he was okay as Namine had pointed out his head was bleeding. But Kairi wasn't she was focused on the red tint on Aqua's face.
What happened to make her blush? Riku is acting fine but then again he's already had dozens of girlfriends so he would be fine anyway. I'll ask her later.Kairi thought.
"Roxas. You better start running." Riku said with a dark look.
Roxas gave a nervous laugh before running away full speed. Riku bolted after him and a few seconds later they hear a scream.
"Idiots. Running around is what caused this." Aqua said returning to her room.
"So Sora where are we going because the fish is almost ready and you guys aren't wasting it just because we got there first." Kairi said.
"We're going to Agrabah. Sora said with his signature grin.
Well I'm finally done. Sorry this is a little late but I just felt lazy all weekend. I always wondered why Riku never use dark mode again. Well I have a big surprise for you guys next chapter.