Four figures sat in the King's private study at Disney Castle, three of them familiar.
"Sorry but that's all I know about the Order." the first figure, Mickey, said regretfully.
"Gawrsh, that's not a lot to go on." the second, Goofy, said.
"Aww! Why do we have to go? We haven't even been back that long." the third, Donald, said sadly.
"I don't even know this Sora guy. Why do I have to go?" the fourth, a boy who resembled a younger goofy with more hair, asked in an annoyed tone.
"Maxie it'll be fun!" Goofy said enthusiastically.
"It's Max not "Maxie" okay dad." the boy apparently named Max snapped.
"The boy needs a good slap upside the head." Donald whispered to Mickey who nodded in agreement.
"Useless complaints aside." Mickey said looking at Max. "We got one hour to get ready."
They all, except Max, saluted the King before exiting. When they were all gone the King sighed leaning back into his chair. He was remembering what Yen Sid had said.
"Mickey a very powerful foe awaits you all at the end of this journey. I want you to watch the young keyblade wielders, especially Eraqus' old students." Yen Sid had told him.
Mickey was really thinking about the part concerning Eraqus' students. He had seen Aqua vanish into the dark, Terra become Xehanort, and Ventus lose his heart with his own eyes. There was no possible way they could all be back. Looking at the clock he decided to think on this another time for know he needed to group meant in Chip and Dale's garage each wearing the attire they had on their last journey excluding Max who wore a grey shirt, black pants and brown shoes. Mickey made note of the fact that Max was unarmed and had no previous battle experience, and unlike Sora Max wasn't an optimistic person.
"Ready boys?" Mickey asked loudly.
"Yes sir." they all responded louder excluding the Max who Mickey was already starting to grow tired of.
"All right guys your ship is ready." Chip said in his annoyingly high voice.
'We like to call this one, Walt." Dale said with an equally high voice.
"Why do you call it Walt?" Max asked causing all present to stare at him for a minute before they shook their heads and just boarded the ship.
"What it was a serious question. Why is it called Walt?" Max said not understanding everyone's reaction.
"Just get in the ship you dummy." Donald said walking past the boy.
Sora and his friends had just finished the fish Kairi had cooked. Sora had eaten the most just because Kairi cooked it Aqua took note of this.
"Hey, Riku whats with Sora? The fish wasn't even that good." Aqua asked wishing to confirm her thoughts.
"Oh that. The idiot has a crush on her. I did too for a little while but she is perfect for Sora. Their both obliviots." Riku answered.
"Obliviots?" Aqua questioned.
"That my friend is an oblivious idiot." Roxas answered joining the conversation.
"Trust me they grow on you." Namine said to Aqua.
"That fish was delicious Kairi." said Sora.
'"Really? I'm pretty sure I burned some of it though." Kairi said wondering how burnt fish could taste good.
"Really? I didn't notice." Sora lied.
"See what I'm talking about." Riku said to his new blue haired companion.
"What are you talking about Riku?" Kairi asked.
"Nothing princess." Riku lied just as Sora had a moment ago.
"Well we should get going, the ships landing." Sora said walking towards the door.
The others followed as the Highwind landed in the desert outside Agrabah. What the group o friends saw shocked them all. The sand was red as blood and the blew sky was trapped in an eternal night. The once hot desert had become cold and chill winds whipped around them.
""This... This isn't right." Kairi said nearly a whisper.
"What happened to this place?" Sora said falling to his knees.
"This world is foul with the stench of darkness. It doesn't have much time left." Riku said covering his nose.
"We can't waste time then." Aqua said pushing pass Riku and walking towards the city gates.
"She's right you know. I can only imagine what Aladdin has been through." Roxas said his voice lacking all emotion.
"Right, let's go guys" Namine said looking sadly at the once beautiful desert city she had seen in Sora's memories.
The group advanced further into Agrabah. The destruction continued deep into the once great city. Building had become black and twisted people could be seen hiding in their now twisted homes. The stands and shops that filled the bazaar were now torn down and broken apart. Everything about the city had become a shadow of its former self. The group came to a sudden halt as they saw a cloaked woman standing in the path in front of them.
"Hi." Kairi said cautiously.
"What happened here?" Aqua asked the woman.
"I happened." The woman said in a surprisingly young voice.
She discarded her cloak showing that she was about eighteen or nineteen. Her skin was tan but still paler then Sora's. She had dark purple eyes, freckles and curly red hair she kept in a ponytail that reached the middle of her back,she also had large bunny ears that she folded over her left eye. She wore what looked like a black military jacket that was open with a red shirt underneath, black pants that resembled Princess Jasmine's and black shoes. What Riku and Roxas found hard not to notice was her rather large chest.
"You did this!" Sora raged.
"Just who are you?" Riku asked mentally preparing himself for a fight.
"You would be better off not knowing but whatever. I am Neko the third seat of the Order of Dark Hearts and just so you know our seats represent our strength, loyalty, and authority in the Order. So I'm a big deal." she answered smugly.
"To hell with your rank. For all I care you could rule the whole universe and you would still get your ass kicked be me." Roxas said to her summoning Oblivion and Oathkeeper.
The others followed Roxas' lead and summoned there keyblades. Namine had chosen Divine Rose as her weapon, the blade had a guard like stained glass with a leaves connecting it to the purple blade. Vines ran up the blade blooming into a rose at the top acting as the teeth. But what shocked the people who had seen Riku during his first journey was the blade he was using. The infamous Keyblade of Peoples Hearts was in his hands.
"Wait how are you using that keyblade?" asked Kairi worried that he might go crazy and try to steal her heart again.
"Talk later." he quickly responded.
Aqua made the first move charging towards Neko. Neko held out her hands and summoned a bow that she put on her back. Aqua struck at her head with a heavy slash that would have made Terra proud. To her surprise Neko had made an arrow appear and blocked the blow with it. Neko smiled at the look on Aqua's face before kicking her into a nearby stand. Neko then summoned three more arrows and hurling them at Aqua.
"Watch out!" Sora yelled.
Riku dashed in front of the blow before holding out his hands and summoning a shield of darkness.
"Oh so apparently we have a few tricks." Neko said sarcastically watching Riku disperse his shield.
"Well we can't all be like Sora and survive by being to dumb to know how to die." Riku said carefully watching the girl as he suspected she was holding back.
"I'm not dumb just a little slow to pick up on things." Sora defended himself.
"So you're a retard." Roxas joked getting Kairi and Namine to laugh.
"Just shut and fight." said Sora before charging.
Neko summoned a few more arrows and hurled the at Sora. "Reflect!" Sora called creating a clear barrier that deflected the arrows. Roxas dashed past Sora before throwing his blades a Neko. Neko spun away from both of Roxas' keyblades before turning around grabbing them out of the air and hurling them back. Roxas caught both his blades as Kairi and Namine leaped over his head and dash towards the Order's third in command. Namine aimed a diagonal slash at Neko chest who deflected the blade with an arrow then parried a stab from Kairi. Neko quickly tripped Kairi and the punched Namine back a few feet. Sora and Riku ran to aid them but Roxas had noticed Aqua looked at Riku wide-eyed.
"Hey Aqua stare at long locks later we're in a fight." Roxas yelled to her.
"Right and I wasn't staring!" she snapped at the nobody.
Aqua and Roxas joined the charge. Kairi and Namine had got back on their feet as everyone else had come to their aid.
"I am really getting tired of you weaklings. If this doesn't kill you I'll let the heartless finish you off" Neko said grabbing the bow of her back for the first time.
"Apollo's Arrows." Neko said in a monotone voice pulling back and releasing the bowstring firing an endless barrage of arrows.
"Reflaga!" they all cast at once but it was a useless effort as the shield only held up for a moment before breaking and the relentless storm of arrows struck them.
hey all lay on the ground with a multitude of arrows piercing their bodies. Neko turned to leave before she heard a low groan and turned back around to see them all struggling to get to their feet.
"Riku had one thing wrong you all are too dumb to know how to die." Neko said looking at them in their pathetic state.
"Guess you're right about that." Sora said with a grin.
Neko just shook her head and snapped her fingers summoning twenty Neoshadows.
"Kill them. Oh and leave Sora alive but you can break his legs the boss man wants him alive." Neko said as if she was talking to her friends.
To the warriors shock the heartless nodded at Neko's command. Neko looked at Sora and his friends and waved to them before disappearing in a bright light. The Neoshadows then pounced towards the injured warriors. "Reflect!" Aqua called causing them to bounce back. Riku ran past her despite his injuries covering his sword in darkness. "Just die already!" Riku yelled slamming his sword down killing five Neoshadows.
"You idiot! Why didn't you heal yourself before charging in like that?" Aqua yelled at him.
"Honestly, I don't know how to. I just usually don't get hit." Riku replied.
"Dumb ass. Cura." Aqua said healing herself and Riku as the others were already working on their own.
"Man now we're all bloody!" Roxas complained.
"You're such a little girl." Namine said rolling her eyes.
"No I'm not. I just look to good to be covered in blood."
"While I would love to hear Roxas make himself sound more like a girl, we need to focus." Kairi said causing Roxas to turn his head and pout.
"Keep working on Roxas that's really manly" Sora said holding back a laugh.
"Shut up! Lets just go help Riku and Aqua." Roxas said before running forward and parrying a blow from a Neoshadow.
Namine danced around the heartless using her speed and thin body. She ducked another blow before forcing her keyblade through its head. Another Neoshadow attempted to strike at her back but was beheaded by a quick slash from Roxas. "Filthy bastards." Roxas mumbled to himself then ran towards the nearest heartless. Aqua dodged a wild flurry of slashes from a Neoshadow's claws. "Triple firaga!" Aqua called creating three streams of flames that burned away three Neoshadows. Kairi was backed against the wall by two Neoshadows. She was waiting for the an opening that came when both Neoshadows drew back their claws. Acting quickly she dove in between them before spinning around, keyblade extended, cutting them in two. Sora had retreated to the back of the group so he could finish the rest off. "Guys get down! Ragnarok!" Sora yelled firing several flame like streams of light. Everybody obeyed and dropped to the ground as the rest of the heartless were torn apart by the light.
"That was hell!" said Roxas laying on the ground.
"Kairi when did you learn to fight like that?" Sora questioned.
"Riku taught me after we got the King's letter" Kairi told him looking a Riku.
"Riku taught you! But he wouldn't even teach me how to drive his motorcycle." Sora complained.
"You touch my ride, you die." Riku said before he noticed Aqua walking towards him.
"Oh hey Aqua. What do you want?" Riku asked but the only response he got was Aqua punching him in the face, sending him flying.
"Daaaaaaaaaaamn!" Roxas yelled earning him a slap in the back of the head from Namine.
"Ow. What did I do." Roxas asked rubbing where Namine hit him.
"Guess." Namine said watching Riku get up.
"What the hell Aqua!" Riku hollered to her while walking back over.
"Me! You're the dumb ass who used darkness during our fight! Are you out of your mind darkness equals bad, light equals good what's so hard about that to understand?" Aqua yelled at Riku who was beginning to understand what Aqua thought.
"Okay I get. Your one of those people who views the world in black and white. While everyone else here understands there are shades of gray." Riku said confusing Aqua.
"True enough I use to think that it was that simple but whether you like it or not light and darkness are equals in every way. Both need to exist in this world." Riku said confidently while Aqua just gave him a blank stare.
"What he hell are you saying look at this world! This is what darkness does!" Aqua said doing her best no to yell.
"Shut up Aqua." Namine said stunning everyone because of how quiet she usually is.
"Riku is our friend and if you stay with us your going to have to learn to live with his darkness and "what it does." Namine said quoting the shocked girl.
"That's what we all think so what's it gonna be?" Sora asked.
"Fine. But I don't have to like long locks." Aqua said crossing her arms.
"Okay who told her about that!" Riku yelled causing Roxas to start laughing.
"Damn it Roxas do you want me to dislocate your other shoulder?" Riku threatened.
Roxas stopped laughing.
"Anyway we should find Aladdin." Kairi said getting everyone back on track.
"I know the way to his house come on." Sora said taking the lead.
"Careful guys I can still smell Neko's darkness on this world." Riku said.
"Sure you're not smelling yourself." Aqua mumbled to him walking past.
"Cold-hearted little witch." Riku said following.
"I-I',m cold-hearted?" Aqua stuttered.
"Shut the hell up and walk. Damn you guys are worse than Sora and the Kairi thing." Roxas said not wanting to have those two acting like five-year olds the whole time.
"What Kairi thing?" Kairi inquired looking t Roxas with a piercing gaze that said lie to me and you die.
"It's nothing Kairi you should already know Roxas has shit for brains." Namine said saving both Roxas and Sora.
"Hey I resent that remark, at the very least my brain is a mush." Roxas complained
"Can we please keep moving?" Sora asked hoping Roxas wouldn't say anything else concerning Kairi.
"Ok!" they all agreed.
The moved foward until they ame upon an oddly shaped section of the city. Sora motioned for them to follow. He walked over to a dead-end before jumping on to a stall then on to a building. From there he got between a tall building and the wall, he then leaped on to the wall before he kicked of on to the building and back to the wall and repeated until he was at the top of the building and waited for the others.
"Hell no!" Namine yelled to him. " I'm not doing that shit."
Roxas and Riku smiled to each other before Roxas nodded. Riku walked up behind Namine and picked her up. She was about to ask him what he was doing but he chucked her up there screaming all the way. Namine hit the ground by Sora with a painful thud.
"Jerks!" Namine yelled down to them dusting herself off.
"Now would anyone else like to fly air Riku.?" Roxas asked smiling at Kairi and Aqua.
"I'd rather have my eyes scratched out then let him touch me." Aqua spoke coldly as she repeated what Sora had done.
"Careful "Master" Aqua. I might just let that happen." Riku said in voice that said this little bitch.
" Well Kairi what about you?" Roxas asked as if that little talk hadn't happened.
"Air Riku looks more fun." Kairi said with a grin.
Riku threw Kairi in the same fashion as Namine but Sora caught her before she could hit the ground.
"You okay?" Sora asked setting Kairi down.
"Yeah. Thanks." She replied with a smile.
"Really Sora! You let me hit the ground! Asshole." Namine said crossing her arms and turning her back on Sora.
"Alright Riku I'm ready to fly." Roxas said.
"Oh no no-no nooooo. Guys walk." Riku said following the others up.
Roxas glared at Riku before cracking a grin. He positioned himself at the very bottom of the building his friends were on. With an unbelievable burst of speed Roxas ran up the building reaching the top in seconds. The wind from his speed blew long after he stopped running.
"That's what training with Larxene gets especially when they give her a whip." Roxas said to the surprised faces around him.
"Lets just go in now." Sora said feeling bad that Roxas was naturally faster than his wisdom form.
They entered to see a small room covered with quilts and a section of a wall was missing.
"This is like the boring little holes the Organization called rooms." Roxas said looking around.
"Really it is a humble home." A voice that sounded a lot like.
"Aladdin." Sora yelled happily turning to the source of the voice.
"Eh wrong. That fool lost his heart so easily." the man came out of the shadows to show he in fact resembled Aladdin but wore the Organization's cloak.
"I like to be called Nidd now. I hope you don't mind if my pet plays too." he said as a heartless version of Aladdin appeared.
"His name is Dala." Nidd spoke for the feral monster.
"You two are Aladdin's nobody and heartless." Kairi said as they all prepared to fight.
" That's right and were stronger than that wuss one-hundred fold!" Nidd said summoning a shining saber that radiated darkness.
"I will drag you into the abyss!" Dala screamed.
Yay! My longest chapter yet and full of jokes and action. Some people might question why I included Mikey, Donald, Goofy, And definitely Max. Well it felt right and they can't travel with Sora because their story involves Max's personal growth. How do you guys feel about two more people on Xion's team one both of them are girls sense Xion is the only one on that team. This took so long because I'm lay and addicted to Shaman King. Well R&R it lets me know what you like and that your reading. Peace.