The next image on the screen showed Zexion, Lexaeus and Vexen were sitting spaced out across the long grey sofa in the Basement That Never Was, the shortest of them holding a large book in his hands, from which he was reading aloud.

"While the lily white shall in love delight, nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright."

The oldest member shot him a dirty glare. "Do you mind keeping those infernal words on the page and inside your own head, rather than disrupting my concentration on my experiment with them?!"

There was a small bell jar on the scientist's lap, filled with a bizarre arrangement of test tubes, funnels, wires, and unusually shaped flashing lights.

Zexion raised an eyebrow, and Lexaeus put a large hand on his shoulder.

"I don't mind hearing you read, Zex."

Vexen gave Number Five the evil eye too.

"I thought you were the Silent Hero, Number Five. Live up to your title and be quiet!"

"Why don't you just go back to your laboratory –" Zexion started to say, but was cut off by the scientist.

"Oh, I would if I could, believe me. But Number Eleven was standing outside the door this morning… Waiting…"

His green eyes stared unseeingly into the middle distance, haunted by memories of Marluxia wearing a transparent nightgown.

Lexaeus and Zexion exchanged a knowing glance, and they both shuffled a little closer towards the older member.

"Maybe you should give him a chance. I mean, it's obvious that he's infatuated with you –"

"Disturbingly obsessed with me is a more accurate way of describing it…"

"I think there could be a real spark between you two, though –"

"…I don't think a relationship like that would be functional in –"

"Take Roxas and Axel for example. They used to be in a similar situation to you and Marluxia, until Roxas faced up to the fact that Axel would never give up."

"That, and the fact that he was starting to reciprocate his feelings."

The pair snickered quietly.

"Yes, but they barely get any work done around the castle anymore! They have dozens of missions that have been blatantly ignored, and yet Xemnas lets them continue with their frivolous homosexual activities, even though it is obviously getting in the way of our true purpose and only long-time goal, which is a cause I dedicate my whole being to, day after day after day! I regularly make a valuable contribution to the acquisition of Kingdom Hearts, unlike various others who I shall not name, who see it fit to sit around reading books constantly and giving people useless and pointless advice!"

Vexen finally drew breath, panting slightly.

Zexion rolled his lilac eyes, and snapped the book shut.

"Come on Lex, shall we leave our learned member to make a contribution to the acquisition of Kingdom Hearts?"

The Silent Hero stood up without saying a word, and the two of them entered a Corridor of Darkness, leaving the scientist alone and rather pissed off.

The tape was fast-forwarded, as only Marluxia thought that watching Vexen watch an experiment not doing anything for what seemed like forever was good, rewarding entertainment.

The next scene caught on camera was in Number Four's private laboratory.

It was a large room, filled to the brim with complex scientific stuff, and no other member had been allowed to see it before, especially Marluxia.

Vexen was standing just underneath the camera's viewpoint, and so all that could be seen of him was the top of his pale blonde head.

Then he stepped forwards.

Number Four, the infamously Chilly Academic, self proclaimed 'brains' of the operation…

Was wearing a dress.

A midnight blue dress.

A slinky, smooth silk affair that clung to his figure.

Complete with sexy leg slits along the sides.

As Vexen moved further forward still, his matching pair of high heels was revealed.

He placed his hands in the air as if ballroom dancing with someone, and started to spin slowly.

After several minutes of this, the blonde decided he had had enough of his ever-so-slightly disturbing dancing.

And took off the dress.

Only three words could describe what he was wearing underneath.




Vexen stared at the screen in utmost horror while the rest of the Organization was frozen in shock. Even Marluxia was in shock. He had stopped trying to look up Vexen's cloak, anyway. Xemnas was the first to snap out of it.

"I do not want to watch anymore. Put the next video on, now, or I'll turn you all into Dusks," He uttered and everyone was back into action. Saïx went to the machine and changed the video swiftly. The rest of the Organization were staring at Vexen, mortified, all except for Vexen himself (Who could stare at themselves in mortification anyway?) and Roxas, who seemed to be rocking back and forth, demented look in his eyes. Axel didn't notice.

"Here's the next video," Saïx muttered and all eyes were back on the screen again, as though none of the last video had happened.

AN – We're sorry for the long wait! Both of us have been in school, so life has been hectic! *nods* Anyway, here's Vexen's little chapter! It's okay to be mortified, I was when I read it, but then I cracked up laughing. Who knew Vexen had such fetishes!

Next Chapter! Lexaeus, by ShinigamiApples! Hope to see you all then!

Tribal && Apples