Chapter LIX: Destiny Fulfilled
Chapter LIX: Destiny Fulfilled
Nightshroud: Well it looks like no one has any more guesses on the sequel. Anyway, I'm glad you all like how the finale is going. Enjoy!
The group on the beach saw the flash of light, followed by a tremendous explosion that rocked the entire island chain. The island of Atlantis suddenly split apart, and with a defeaning roar sank below the waves.
"Reyna!" Kai yelled, running forward toward the beach. He fell to his knees at the water, not even noticing it as it lapped around his knees. He didn't even register the sound of Kairi's sobbing as Sora tried to comfort her, tears slipping down his own face.
"Reyna...please, come back."
He suddenly looked up and saw something floating in the water. He quickly waded out and caught the body, cradling it against his chest as he walked back to the shore. Reyna's face was pale, and her body cold and lifeless. Kai made it to the shore and placed her down in front of the ocean.
"Because," he heard a voice say. He looked up and saw a spirit form of Reyna hovering above her body. She was glowing a faint gold, and her wings were gracefully extended. She smiled down sadly at him.
"I can only stay for a little longer," she said. The others saw her and drew closer.
"Are you..." Kai trailed off. Reyna smiled.
"My spirit and body are separated, and now I have to go."
"But why?! Why you?!" Kai said. Reyna sighed.
"It was meant to be, Kai. In order to stop Kronos, a sacrifice was needed, just like the last Angel of Heart before me."
"Please, don't go...I love you, Reyna."
"It's...just not our time, Kai...But remember I always loved you too."
A portal of light opened behind her and her spirit started to float away. Suddenly Kai stepped forward and grabbed her hand. Reyna's eyes widened in surprise.
"But...you shouldn't be able to-"
"I'll never let you go. If this is because you used all your light, then take mine! I'll fade back into darkness if it means saving you! I can't lose you! Please, you mean everything to me..."
He pulled her closer and pressed his lips against hers. She closed her eyes and returned his kiss, then faded into sparks of light. Kai clenched his fists and a tear ran down his face. Suddenly her heard something stirring at his feet, and he opened his eyes to see Reyna open her eyes and sit up.
"Wh-what's going on...?"she wondered. She suddenly screamed as Kai jumped on her and knocked her into the water. Everyone laughed as the water receded and showed the two laughing and soaked. Reyna grabbed Kai's neck and pulled him into another kiss. The two looked up as suddenly a shower of sparkling lights flew across the sky. Two dropped down and entered into Kurama and Raphael. The two awoke groggily. Namé let out a squeal of delight and glomped Kurama.
"Kurama! You're okay!" she said. Kurama laughed and hugged.
"I'm fine. I'm so relieved you're okay too."
He kissed her softly, and Fayt held Tyson back from attacking Kurama. Raphael laughed and stood.
"Thank you all, especially you, Reyna. But now I need to go. I have one friend I'd like to find, and maybe start life again."
After many goodbye's Raphael left.
"I should probably get back home too," said Fayt.
"But not till we've celebrated!" Sora said.
"Celebrated?" Riku asked.
Roxas and Naminé chuckled as Kairi shook her head while Sora began to spout off ideas.
"Hey, you're missing the party," Kai said to Reyna, approaching where she sat on the palm tree where her parents and Kai's dad had spent many days. They had decided to have the party on the play island, setting up tables and decorations all over the sialnd. She looked down to where Sora, Kairi, Riku, Roxas, Naminé, and Riku's wife were all talking and laughing with Mickey. Goofy and Donald were playing around with Sota, and Fayt and Tyson were fooling around together. Namé and Kurama were sitting together, and everyone seemed to be having a great time.
"I just needed a moment alone," she said.
"Well if you need to be alone..." Kai said, walking away. She grabbed his hand and smiled.
"I didn't mean you," she said. He held her afce gently and placed a kiss on her lips.
"I was just thinking about all our adventures. I just can't believe it's finally over."
"I don't think so," said Kai. Reyna looked at him, confused.
"Our whole lives are adventures, no matter how insignifcant they may seem. And I think you and I have a lot of adventures ahead together."
He wrapped his arms around her close. And somehow she knew everything would be all right.
Renkotsu and Lerena stood together on the outskirts of Radiant Garden.
"I'm so glad to have this opportunity to start over again. Now maybe I can live to be the person my mother always envisioned me to be," Renkotsu said. Lerena leaned over and kissed him.
"And I'll always be here to make sure you have someone to love you."
They smiled at each other and set forward ont heir journey.
Raphael arrived at Radiant Garden to see Valon up and running - literally - from an enraged Yuffie.
"Those two love birds are always at it," said Cid with a laugh. Yuffie stopped her momentary rampage to hurl an assortment of sharp objects at Cid, who ran screaming.
"Anyway," said Leon with a sweatdrop, "It's good to have you here. Make yourself at home."
Raphael looked over to see a dark-haired woman watching a blond man with spiky hair and a young woman with a pink dress and brown hair together. She seemed upset, so Raphael sat next to her.
"Are you all right?" he asked. Tifa looked up, startled.
"Oh, yeah. I'll be fine."
"Don't worry. There's always someone out there for you. You just have to look."
She smiled and kissed him on the cheek.
"Thanks," she said, causing him to blush faintly. She got up and walked away with a smile.
"Maybe you're right, but maybe I don't have to look too far."
Fayt landed his gummi ship in the hanger, and emerged to see the eager faces of his friends.
"Fayt, we're so relieved!" Maria said.
"Yeah, you had us worried!" Cliff said, thumping him on the back. Sophia ran up and threw her arms around his neck.
"I'm so glad you're back, Fayt! I prayed for you every day!"
"It's good to see all of you. And this time, I'm back to stay."
He looked at the faces of all his friends - Cliff, Mirage, Maria, Sophia, Nel, and Roger - and smiled. Maybe those adventures were over, but he had work to do now. And this time he'd do it with his friends. And that's where the real adventure was.
"Hey, Reyna! What's takin' so long?" Tyson asked.
"Coming!" yelled Reyna from the top of the steps. She finished brushing her hair and ran down the stairs before she was promptly stopped by her parents.
"Reyna, we trust you to be responsible today,"Kairi told her.
"Mom, everything's going to be fine. You're acting like I'm a little kid," she laughed.
"She'll be okay, dear," Sora replied. She ran to the door where her friends Namé, Kai, and Tyson stood.
"Ready for the first day of college?" Kai asked her. She gave Kai a kiss and stepped out the door.
"Yeah, I'm ready for anything," she said.
"As long as I have all of you..."
Nightshroud: And that about wraps this up! Oh I always get so sad when I finish a fic. Like a little part of me is gone. Well I hope you all like this chapter, and many thanks to all of you who read and reviewed this story, especially Lauracoft55, Mr. Fipp, Sakura the Cherry Alchemist, and Forgotten in Darkness. Thanks so much for reading!