Hey guys! Here's the latest chapter of Genderbent Hearts! Today we have Fem!RoxasXAxel set at the end of KH 358/2 days. Enjoy!
The heavy rain poured down mercilessly upon the World that Never Was, the raindrops slapping against the long leather coat of a figure running through the streets. The figure panted heavily as they ran as fast as their legs could carry them, their hood completely covering their face.
Even as they ran, they were no closer to escaping the horde of Dusks that had been chasing them ever since they escaped the castle. They just wouldn't stop perusing her.
As a last resort, the figure sharply turned a corner and hid themselves against the wall with the hopes of throwing off the Dusks. They pressed their body up against the wall and covered their mouth with their gloved hand so as not to make a sound. They couldn't risk getting caught, no matter what.
They watched beneath their hood, remaining hidden by the shadows as they watched for the nobodies that had been chasing them. In the next second, the Dusks appeared, turning their heads and looking around the streets for the one who had escaped them. Luckily, the nobodies failed to notice their target was hiding nearby
After some time had passed and they were sure the Dusks were gone, the hooded figure released a sigh of relief. They removed their hood, revealing a teenage girl with spiked blonde hair that reached down to her chin and bright blue eyes. She was still a little out of breath from all her running but that was to be expected since she had been running from the Organization she chose to leave.
This was none other than the thirteenth member of Organization XIII, Roxas, the Key of Destiny. Wiping the sweat from her forehead, she stepped away from the wall, hey to finally gain a few moment's peace and quiet. However, it didn't last long.
"Well, you were hard to find." A voice spoke from behind her. Roxas turned around, finding a red-haired man in his mid-twenties dressed in a coat identical to hers and leaned up against the wall of the opposite building. His hair was spiked in a number of directions and two teardrop-shaped tattoos under his eyes.
"Axel." Roxas spoke softly, recognizing her best friend. "What are you doing here?"
"I should be asking you the same thing." The red-head said. "I heard from Saïx that he fought you at the castle because you were trying to run away. What's going on?"
The blonde shook her head and turned away from her friend. "It's none of your business."
Suddenly taken aback, Axel narrowed his eyes towards her. "You're my best friend and I'm worried about you! So just tell me!" He snapped.
Roxas glared at him darkly, stunned that he had snapped at her. After a few moments of silence, the blonde responded. "I have to leave the organization. I have to know why the Keyblade chose me."
"You can't turn on the organization!" Axel exclaimed. "You get on their bad side and they'll destroy you!"
"No one would miss me." Roxas retorted as she turned around to leave. But, before she could take even a single step, Axel grabbed her arm. She turned back to look at him and noticed that his expression had greatly changed. The determination and look of anger he had shown before was completely gone. Now, he looked...sad?
"That's not true." Axel murmured. "...I would."
Roxas was at a loss for words as his voice reached her ears.. "W-what? What did you say?" She questioned quietly, unsure if she'd heard him right.
Realizing what he had let slip, Axel released a sigh deciding it was pointless to hide what was on his mind. "I said I would miss you if you left the Organization."
"Axel..." The young blonde whispered, shocked by what was revealed to her.
"Look, I... I can't explain it very well, but, ever since you joined the Organization I've felt...different." Axel continued. "I've felt as though I've gotten my heart back. I can't loose the the only friend I've had in ten years; you mean the worlds to me. When you're around, it's almost as though I have a heart again."
She could only gaze up at him as his words replayed in her mind. Axel had always been there for her like the good friend he was and helping her through her difficult trials and always being there to support her but she'd never looked at his perspective before. Roxas never realized that she had left such a big impact. Turns out he needed her just as much as she needed him.
"Roxas? Are you crying?" The sound of Axel's voice pulled her out of her thoughts. Immediately, the young nobody moved her fingers to her cheek, gasping as she felt the wet moisture of a tear. No, this was impossible; she was a nobody! She shouldn't even be able to cry, you need a heart for that!
"What?" Roxas questioned, pulling her fingers back to look at the tear. "But, how is this possible?"
In response, Axel simply shook his head and pulled her into a tight embrace. Roxas was confused at first, but after a few moments, she didn't hesitate to return the hug.
"Looks like my theory could be right after all." Axel smiled as he and Roxas pulled away from each other.
Roxas looked up at him in confusion. "What theory?"
"That maybe our bodies replaced our hearts as soon as we became nobodies." Axel explained. "I mean, it would explain why you're crying."
"But wait, if that's true, does that mean Xemnas has been lying to the Organization all this time?" Asked Roxas, having a hard time believing their superior would lie to them.
Axel pondered her thought for a moment before replying. "Like I said, it's just a theory. But, I've been having a few bad feelings about Xemnas and the whole Organization for awhile now."
Roxas sighed. "I guess that's just another reason I have to leave. I'm sorry, Axel but I can't stay here; the Dusks are after me and I need to find out why the keyblade chose me-"
"Then I'm coming with you!" Axel suddenly interrupted.
"You're... What?" Asked Roxas.
"I said I'm coming with you." Axel replied, placing a hand on her shoulder. "I don't want to go back to the Organization if it means abandoning you."
"Axel, are you sure about this?"
The red-haired nobody nodded in confidence. "I've made up my mind. I'm leaving the Organization behind me."
Roxas couldn't help but smile up at him. He really was a good friend. "Thank you, Axel."
"Don't mention it." Axel replied, affectionately stroking her hair and placing a small kiss on her forehead. "This is what friends are for, right? We gotta stick together now that we're both traitors."
"Yeah. We've only got each other now." Roxas blushed, but their moment ended at the sound of Dusks prowling the streets. "Come on, we better get moving."
Axel nodded as they both pulled their hoods over their heads. "Yeah we better get moving." Without another word, they took each other's hands and darted back into the rainy streets.
However, neither one of them noticed that someone had been following them the entire time. Standing atop Memory's skyscraper dressed in an Organization coat with a black blindfold covering his eyes, was Riku. He was snarling down at Roxas and Axel and if you could see his eyes, you could tell he was glaring too.
"I didn't expect this." He growled. "It sounds like it's going to be just a bit harder to get Sora back. But I won't give up. I won't let her nobody stand in my way."
Hope you guys liked what I did for this chapter! The final one will be Fem!VentusXTerra so let me know if you have any ideas for that one! Catch you guys later!