I don't own Kingdom Hearts and Descendants. Only thing I own is the idea of Sora, Riku and Kairi being related to Disney characters(I did this as a last minute thing in Big Four's Adventure with Sora to Sora and Kairi but I'm not sure if people noticed.) If you wanna know the reason, go to the first announcement chapter of Kingdom Hearts Descendants.
Also, I decided that I'm not gonna do a prologue in this story or in Days. Like, I decided not to do a prologue in my Re:Chain of Memories story.
Each floor and/or organization member they come cross is gonna be a different chapter.
Chapter twelve: DiZ/Thirteenth floor/Ansem
We left the town we were in when we saw Mickey there. "Gosh, I guess you decided not to go to sleep." Mickey said.
"How'd you know that?" Riku asked as we walked over to Mickey.
"I heard it from DiZ." Mickey said and looked to the side. We looked to the side too and saw the man from earlier there. He was leaning against a wall then he walked to the center of the hall.
"Do you know him?" Riku asked.
"Well, I'm not sure. Gotta feelin' that I've met him...somewhere..." Mickey said.
Riku and I walked over to DiZ. "Hey. Who are you?" He asked.
"I could be nobody or anybody. It is up to you both whether you both choose to believe in me or not." DiZ said.
"Boy, you really like pushing decisions on other people." Riku said.
"And you have pushed away slumber making the choice to face Ansem." DiZ said.
"Do you think I'm reckless?" Riku asked.
"You have chosen your own path." DiZ said.
"Are you supporting me? Or are you abandoning me?" Riku asked.
"That will be your choice as well." DiZ said then walked over to us and handed us two black robes; one for Riku and one for me.
"What's this?" Riku asked.
"Can I make some style improvements on it?" I asked.
"The Organization will pursue you both. Like a pack of hunting dogs, they will sneak up on you both if they sense your presences. However- these cloaks that are worn by Nobodies will render their eyes and noses useless. The ears, not so... They wear these to give themselves protection from being devoured by darkness. Is it clear? Even the Organization cannot rule the darkness. And to answer your question, Evie, no you can't make style improvements to it." DiZ said.
"Oh... I guess this will do then." I said.
"Doesn't matter. We won't run from the darkness." Riku said. He caught the card that Ansem tossed to him then we looked at it.
"The card will draw out your heart's darkness. Finish your business with Ansem." DiZ said.
"Come on. Let's go." Riku said, looking at me and Mickey. Mickey and I both nodded once and we walked to the steps leading to the first floor with Riku. We went up the steps and got to the first floor. We walked to the door then stopped and looked at Riku. We saw him pull out the card from his pocket. "He said this card will draw Ansem out..." Riku said.
"Don't worry! We can defeat him together!" Mickey said.
"Yeah!" I said.
"Sorry... I've gotta face him alone. And I don't mean me and Evie alone. I mean me alone." Riku said.
"But why!?" Mickey asked.
"We've stuck together this far! You can't do this by yourself!" I said.
"There's no point in doing this if I can't do it on my own. But I do need a favor from both of you. If Ansem's the victor, he's going to enslave me. If that happens, Evie, take care of Sora and Kairi for me and, Your Majesty, use your powers to destr-" Riku started.
"Of course! We'll be right there to save ya!" Mickey said.
"Huh? No that's not it. I want you to destr-" Riku started again.
"No way! No matter what happens, we're gonna be right there to help ya. We promise ya that." Mickey said.
"Mickey's right, Riku. Besides, how will I explain to Sora and Kairi that their best friend lost a battle to Ansem when I was supposed to protect you?" I asked.
"Unless...you don't believe we'll come through for ya..." Mickey said.
"I choose to believe in you both- always, Your Majesty and Evie." Riku said.
"And us in you. You're not gonna lose, we know it." Mickey said.
"Thanks." Riku said and the three of us turned to the door. We saw Riku use the card on the door and the door opened. We went through with him.
I ran down a corridor alone then took a small breather and looked around me as I made my Keyblade appear. "Ansem! Where are you? Show yourself!" I said.
Ansem laughed a bit. "Why in such a hurry? I'll be here at the very heart of darkness... Watching you plunge into the same darkness- inside of you." He said. I ran down the corridor again.
I went through a few rooms until I came across the first crowned door. I saw that the door needed thirteen cards and the keycard so I used the joker card I got instead and the keycard on the door. The door opened and I went through it. I walked down a corridor then stopped. "I smell you, Ansem. Show yourself." I said.
Ansem appeared. "I have watched you and Evie fight. I know your strengths. Your skill with darkness has grown. It has become more mature. And yet, why... Why do you accept the darkness- but still refuse me? You know you both and I are similar. We all follow where the darkness leads. Indeed, we are the same, so why? Does some part of your heart still have a fear of the dark? Speaking of Evie, where is she?" He asked.
"That's not it. The truth is... I just can't stand your foul stench. As for Evie, I told her to stay back because I'm going to fight you on my own." I said, getting ready to fight.
"You are a fool. You should know my powers well by now." Ansem said.
"Yeah, I know. Or did you forget? I used all the power you had to give- and Sora still beat me. With and without help from Donald, Goofy, Ben, Jay and Mal. I'm not at all impressed with your powers! And neither is Evie!" I said.
"Very well. In that case- You shall sink into the abyss!" Ansem said and teleported us somewhere. I fought him and defeated him. "Insolent brat!" He said, summoning a dark energy blast and sent it at me. I blocked it with my Keyblade.
"Ansem!" I said and charged at him. I struck him down. "This is the end!" I said.
"This...is hardly...the end... Your darkness- I gave it...all to you... My dark shadow...lingers... Someday... Someday... I will return!" Ansem said and disappeared while making a huge dark energy blast. It filled the room and I was sent somewhere else. Sora... Kairi... Evie... I thought then I saw two balls of light floating down to me.
"Gosh, Riku, I know you wanted to do this alone...but ya don't mind gettin' a LITTLE help, do ya?" A voice asked.
"Besides, we did promise that we would come through for you." Another voice said. That was when I saw the king and Evie. The three of us left the dark abyss together and were back in the castle. We walked to the top floor and walked to the door.
"So, Riku and Evie...what happens next? Are you both goin' home?" The king asked.
"I can't go home- not yet. It's still here. It's really faint, but I can sense him. So I think his darkness may still have a hold on me." I said.
"And I would love to go home but I still need to protect this kid so I can't go home either." Evie said.
"Your darkness belongs to you. Just the same way your light does. Up till now, I thought darkness was something that should never exist. Then I spent time with you and changed my mind. The road you chose- I didn't know. Light and dark, back to back. With you, I think they might meet in a way nobody's seen before. Wonder where that road leads. I'd like to see myself. I'd like to walk the road with ya." The king said, holding his hand out to me with a smile.
"Me too." Evie said, holding her hand out to me too with a smile.
I smiled back at them and I took their hands. "Your Majesty, Evie, I'm really flattered... I don't know what to say." I said.
"Gosh, Riku, you don't have to call me that now. We're pals." The king said.
"Fair enough, Mickey." I said, smiling at him then looked at Evie. "How about you? Are you okay with me calling you Evie?" I asked.
"You can call me E, too if you want. Mal does." Evie said, smiling.
"Okay then, E." I said. We each put the robes and the shoes on then left the castle and walked down a dirt path when we saw DiZ there. We walked to him. "What are you making me choose now?" I asked.
"Between the road to light- and the road to darkness." DiZ said.
"Neither suits me. I'm taking the middle road." I said, walking past him.
"Do you mean the twilight road to nightfall?" DiZ asked.
"No. It's the road to dawn." I said, slightly looking at his back.
"Well, I'm coming with you." Evie said and came to my side.
"Me too!" Mickey said and came to my side too. The three of us walked down the dirt path I chose.