Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts or Total Drama. They are owned respectfully, by Square Enix and the Walt Disney Company, and Teletoon. Also, I'd like to thank Charles de Gaul for allowing me to adopt his story "Key of Light" and be cool with me writing my own version of this great idea! Thanks man, you rock :)
What's up guys, The name's NintenDolphin. Kingdom Hearts: Cody's Story marks my first attempt at writing a story here on Fanfiction. I hope you all enjoy it. It basically plays the same way as the first Kingdom Hearts game, but there are some differences. Obviously Cody is the main character instead of Sora. Another thing is that I've decided to add 2 worlds from the second game into this story, as well as one brand new world of my own. One that I think old Disney Channel fans will love. I won't say which though, don't wanna spoil anything you know. There are other differences that I don't want to spoil either. Guess you'll just have to read and find out. "Laughs evily."
Rated T for mild blood, language and suggestive material.
Bonus Note (4/2/19): I added 3 bonus chapters based on a very popular world from Kingdom Hearts II. The 3 new chapters take place chronologically in between Chapters 26 and 27. I also went back into some of the other chapters that recapped previous worlds and added parts from the new world into those, just to make the bonus chapters feel like they're properly part of the story.
Bonus Note (11/8/20): I have decided to change my username from TDDolphin to NintenDolphin. However, the author's notes where my old name is mentioned will remain unchanged since I don't really feel like going through 56 chapters just to change my name to the new one. I hope you all don't mind :)
Chapter 1 - Dive Into the Heart
The short, brown-haired teenaged boy opened his eyes. Cody looked around this new area he was in and saw nothing but darkness all around him.
"Oh man, where am I?" said Cody. He then looked down to where he was standing.
Cody was standing on some kind of circular floor, with a mural of a beautiful girl with short black hair and wearing a yellow and blue dress with a cape. She held an apple in her left hand. Surrounding the girl were seven small circles, each with a picture of a bearded man, or rather, six bearded men and one rather dopey-looking man. On the edges of the floor were about two dozen more, though much smaller, circles with pictures of animals in them.
"This is really weird," whispered Cody, crossing his arms in confusion. "How did I get here?" Cody began to look around at this strange and dark room he found himself in. There were no doors, and beyond the stained-glass floor was nothing but infinite darkness. "Great, how am I supposed to get out of here?"
Then a strange voice spoke.
"So much to do. But so little time." the voice spoke. Cody looked around to see where the voice was coming from, but there was nobody around. "Take your time, don't be afraid. The way is still shut."
Cody was now even more confused than before. "Okay, this just got weirder." the tech geek said. "What way? What's still shut?"
Suddenly a light shined down out of the dark ceiling and fell directly onto the middle of the floor. Cody was in awe of this sight. Then the voice spoke again.
"Now, Step foward. Can you do it?"
Still in awe, Cody walked forward into the center of the light. Immediately, three gray pedestals rose from the ground. On each pedestal, there was a different weapon floating a few inches above it. One was a red shield, with three circles in the center. Another weapon was a small staff, the top was blue and in the same shape as the shape in the shield's center. The third weapon was a sword with a yellow handle.
"Power sleeps within you." The strange voice spoke again. "If you give it form, it will give you strength. Choose well."
"Oh wow, I get to choose a weapon?" Cody asked himself, rather excitedly now. "I don't know what's going on, but its like I've jumped right into Warriors of Lordia. Awesome!" He decided to look at each weapon in turn. Cody walked over to the shield first. When he picked it up, the eerie voice spoke again.
"The power of the Guardian. Kindness to aid friends. A shield to repel all." It informed him. "Is this the power you seek?"
Cody thought for a moment. The shield didn't look that powerful, and it was rather small. Cody knew that this wouldn't protect him very well. He put the shield back down on its pedestal and went to look at the staff. the voice spoke again as he picked up the blue wand.
"The power of the Mystic. Inner strength. A staff of wonder and ruin. Is this the power you seek?"
Cody bit his lip as he thought. It did look powerful, and he always chose to be a mage in WoL. He looked over to the sword. Cody decided to look at it as well before he made up his mind. So he set the staff down, walked over and picked up the sword. Like before, the voice told him of the weapon.
"The power of the Warrior. Invincible courage. A sword of terrible destruction. Is this the power you seek?"
After hearing the voice describe the sword. The tech geek didn't need to think about his choice anymore. he excitedly said "Yes." He then started swinging the sword around. His fun was spoiled however, when the sword vanished in a flash of light a few seconds later.
"Oh, come on!" complained Cody, stomping his foot in aggrevation.
"Your path is set. Now, what will you give up in exchange?"
"What, I have to give up one of the weapons? I've never played a game where you had to give up one of the starting weapons."
Cody went through both options in his head. He looked to the shield and remembered that it wasn't very powerful to him. So he walked over to it and picked it up again.
"You give up this power?" The voice asked. "Yes." answered Cody. Like the sword, the shield disappeared in a flash of light.
"You've chosen the power of the Warrior. You've given up the power of the Guardian. Is this the form you choose?"
"Yes." Cody told the voice.
Immediately the pedestals, including the one Cody was standing on, started to sink into the floor. "Oh crap!" He yelled, almost losing his balance. He jumped off his pedestal and started to look around. To his horror, the glass floor began to crack, and within about ten seconds, the floor broke from underneath the tech geek. "Oh craaaap!" Cody screamed as he fell into darkness.
"Ahhhhhhhh!" he continued screaming in fear. "Oh man! If this is a dream then please let me wake up!"
Cody continued to fall for what seemed like forever. In reality it was probably only a couple minutes. Then he looked up (or down, if your falling I guess) and saw that he was falling toward another circular mural. This one had another girl on it. She had blonde hair tied up in a bun, and was wearing a bright silver ball gown. Around her were pictures of castle towers, a horse, and a strange-looking carriage that reminded Cody almost like a pumpkin. As well as smaller pictures on the edge of the mural. These were of dancers, and three had slippers that, to Cody, looked like they were made of glass in the southern, eastern and western pictures.
Cody braced for impact, but as he got closer to the floor he started to fall more slowly until his feet touched softly down onto the floor, leaving him unharmed.
"What! How did that...?" stammered Cody. "What is going on here? This is starting to get really weird now." He looked around for a couple seconds before the strange voice spoke again.
"There will be times you have to fight." it said. And as it was talking, a strange shadow appeared in front of Cody and started moving around on the floor. Then it rose from the ground and filled out it's true shape. It was a little smaller than Cody, it was black in color, had bright, yellow eyes, and two antenna coming from its head. Now Cody was scared, he had nothing to fight this monster with. "Keep your light burning strong."
"Easy for you to say!" Cody yelled at the voice. "I have nothing to fight with because my sword vanished earlier!"
As he yelled that, there was a bright light in Cody's right hand. The sword he had picked in the last area then appeared randomly, much to his disbelief.
"You've gained the power to fight." the strange voice spoke to him.
Cody stood there holding the sword, looking up, embarrassed. "Heh heh, okay. Shutting up now." he said apologetically. He then looked back toward the monster and noticed that at least ten more had popped up in the last minute. Cody looked back at his sword, then back to the creatures, and got into a battle stance. they began to jump at him and scratch at him. Cody slashed at them after dodging their moves, and was actually able to kill half of them after a little time.
Occasionally they would turn back to their shadow form, so Cody wouldn't be able to hit them. But once they regained their original shape, he was able to strike them down. Eventually, Cody got to the last creature, and with one final slash, killed it.
"Wow!" Cody said, looking at the sword in awe. "Now I wish I would've chosen to be a swordsman in WoL. This is so cool."
"All right. You've got it." praised the voice. Cody puffed his chest out proudly and had a smirk on his face. His celebration didn't last however. Darkness began covering the floor. Once this darkness reached Cody, he started to sink into it. No matter how hard he struggled he couldn't break free, and soon he disappeared within it.
Cody opened his eyes and saw that he wasn't in that strange world anymore. He was back at Playa de Losers on Total Drama Island. He looked around and saw that only Duncan, Gwen and Courtney were there. Duncan was playing with his knife over by the cabana, Gwen was sitting at the pool's edge, and Courtney was sitting in a chair close to Duncan.
"Huh. That's weird." Cody said, puzzled. He looked around the pool area. "Where's everyone else? And what was that place I was in?" A minute later he shook that question off. "I guess it was just a dream." Looking over to Gwen, he put a cocky little smile on his face and strutted over to the goth girl.
"Hey Gwen." he said, with a little swagger. Then he asked "You want some company?" Now that she and Trent weren't dating anymore, he figured that this could be his oppurtunity. Gwen didn't turn around. She asked him a question though, but it was in the same voice as the one he'd been hearing in his dream.
"What are you so afraid of?"
That shocked Cody, he truly wasn't expecting that. "I guess I'm still in this stange dream of mine." he said sadly. He sighed and decided to answer the question. "I guess being different from everyone else."
"Being different? Is that really so scary?"
"To me it is" Cody answered truthfully. He then went over to Duncan. "Duncan, is that you?" he asked hopefully.
"What do you want out of life?" Duncan asked in the same voice as Gwen. He looked up at him though, still twirling his knife in his hand. Cody sighed again, but answered Duncan's question as well.
"Well, I'd like go to places I've never been to. That's all I can think of right now."
"See rare sights, huh?" That was all he asked.
"Yep." said Cody. Finally, he walked over to Courtney. He was expecting the same as with Gwen and Duncan so the tech geek just stood there, waiting for her question. Sure enough, Courtney looked at him and spoke in that same strange voice like the other two.
"What's most important to you?" she asked. This was an easy question for Cody.
"My friends are the most important thing in the world to me." Cody answered honestly. "Oh yeah, I should probably say my family too..."
"Is friendship such a big deal?"
"It is to me." Rather put off by how she responded to his answer.
All of a sudden there was a bright light. Cody put his hands up to shield his eyes and waited for the light to go away. After a minute, Cody took his hands away from his face and saw that the whole hotel, along with Duncan, Courtney and Gwen, were gone.
Now he was back in another dark area. And standing on another circular mural. This one had a very beautiful girl about his age on it, who looked like she was sleeping. She had long blonde hair and was wearing a gold crown and a blue dress. She also held a rose in her hands. Her image was surrounded by thorns, except for three large circular portraits of what looked like the outlines of three elderly women wearing pointed hats.
"Arrggh!" Cody screamed in aggrevation. "What am I even doing here?! Why is this happening?!"
A light shone down from the dark sky like in the first place he was in. Hoping that this was the way out, Cody walked toward it. He looked up as he got closer to the light, to see if he could see what this one would entail. Then the voice spoke again.
"The closer you get to the light, the greater your shadow becomes." it said. Cody looked behind him, and sure enough, he did have a pretty large shadow. After looking at it again though, he could tell that something wasn't right. Because it was moving on its own.
Suddenly, Cody's shadow rose out of the ground. That alone would've freaked him out, except that his shadow had now turned into a large monster. It was completely black in color, and must have been at least twenty-five feet tall. It had long hair that looked similar to tentacles, and some of it was wrapped around the massive monster's mouth. It had large yellow eyes like the little monsters Cody saw earlier, tiny wings on it's back, and it had a large, heart-shaped hole in it's stomach.
Cody was now really scared and started to back away from this creature.
"But don't be afraid." said that voice again. Cody thought that was easy for it to say. "And don't forget..."
"Don't forget what?!" Asked Cody, almost hysterically. But the voice didn't answer. He continued backing up till he was at the very edge of the mural. He looked at the mountain of a monster in the face. He knew what he had to do, but how was he going to do it?
Cody took his sword out and ran toward the beast. He attacked his legs, but that wasn't doing any damage. And there was no way Cody was gonna be able to reach his head. But he saw that the monster's arms were at jumping level for him to attack. So Cody began to slash at them. Cody saw that there was some dark matter coming from them after attacking the hands. He somehow knew that it was working so he continued with attacking there. The monster would sometimes slam his fist into the ground and would get stuck. That was Cody's oppurtunity to do more damage, but little monsters would sprout from his stuck hand. So Cody had to beat them as well as this leviathan.
Eventually, the large monster started to stumble. Unfortunately, Cody's sword disappeared at the moment he was going to attack his head.
"NOOO!" yelled Cody. "Why now?!" He jumped back when he saw one of the monster's large arms come toward him. Then he dodged the other arm that came toward him. Cody looked into it's eyes, not noticing that the floor was turning to darkness until it was too late. Cody then felt himself sinking into the floor. The monster was watching as the teenaged tech geek was disappearing into the floor.
Cody struggled with all his might. But he couldn't escape. When the darkness was up to his mid-torso. That eerie voice spoke one final time.
"...You hold the mightiest weapon off all." Now Cody was up to his shoulders in the darkness.
"I don't wanna die!" He yelled, trying hard not to panic. "I can't die! Not yet! I've still never had a girlfriend!" He was struggling and struggling with all his might, but it was no use. The darknes was now covering Cody's face. However, he was able to hear the last words that the strange voice spoke to him.
"So don't forget: You are the one who will open the door."
"Cody!" someone was screaming. "Cody, wake up dude."
Cody opened his eyes. He was in his hotel room. Tyler was standing there looking down at him with a worried look on his face.
"Tyler?" Cody asked "What happened?" Then all the memories came rushing to him. "Wait, where's that huge monster! and all the little ones! and the sword and that voice!"
Tyler slapped him to snap him out his weird rambling.
"Oww." said Cody. "What was that for Tyler?"
"Dude you were talking crazy." He replied. "I had to do something to snap you out of it. Man, you must of had one heck of a nightmare, Cody."
Cody let what Tyler said sink in, while still rubbing his face from being slapped. Was all of that a dream after all? No, it couldn't have been. Could it? It felt all so real...
"Come on, Cody." said Tyler, bringing Cody out of his thoughts. "Lets head down to the pool. Everyone else is already down there."
"Okay, just give me a minute will ya?" asked Cody. Tyler nodded and left the room. Leaving Cody alone. He just sat on his bed, and turned his thoughts back to that place.
"Was that a dream? I don't know." he thought to himself, hugging his legs. "What was that place?"
Meanwhile, at a castle in a faraway world. A white duck was walking down the corridors of the castle. He wore a blue mage uniform, complete with a pointy blue hat. He had a smile on his face as he walked past a group of walking broomsticks whose arms were carrying buckets of water.
He stopped at a set of large doors. He knocked once, and a smaller portion of the large doors opened to let the duck into the throne room. The room itself was large enough that a cathedral could sit comfortably in it, and it's walls and ceiling were painted white. The duck walked toward the pair of thrones at the far end of the chamber.
"Good morning your majesty!" said the duck happily, bowing as he walked. "Its nice to see you this morn-"
As he got closer, the duck noticed that the throne was empty. "WHAT!" The duck exclaimed.
From behind one of the thrones a dog appeared. This dog was yellow, with black ears and a skinny black tail. It also had a red collar and a letter in it's mouth. The duck recognized the seal on the letter and took it from the dog. he opened the envelope and carefully read the letter. After reading it the duck blinked, and immediately sprinted out of the throne room at top speed, screaming at the top of his lungs.
He made it out to the courtyard. The duck found who he was looking for. It was a large dog wearing armor. He was sleeping in the middle of the garden with his hands behind his head and his legs crossed. The duck mage reached the knight and tried to wake him up.
"Wake up Goofy! Wake up!" the duck yelled. "This is serious!"
Goofy continued to snore. furious, the duck pointed his finger into the air and screamed. A small bolt of lightning fell and hit the sleeping Goofy.
"Doh-Wow!" screamed Goofy after getting electricuted. He was awake now, he was still a little groggy. His eyes met the mage. "Hey there Donald." said Goofy. "G'morning."
Donald cut him off. "We've got a problem Goofy. But don't tell anyone."
Goofy looked confused, then he asked "Queen Minnie?"
"Not even the queen." Donald said, crossing his arms and shaking his head.
"Noooooo!" Donald yelled, annoyed at the knight's ignorance. "Its top secret!"
Goofy looked past Donald and greeted "Uh, g'morning ladies."
Donald froze. "What." he said weakly. He slowly turned around and saw two figures there. One was a female mouse wearing a pink dress and a royal crown on her head. The other was a white, female duck wearing a purple dress and a tiny crown on her head. The female duck glared at Donald while the mouse smiled.
"Hahaha..." laughed Donald nervously as he looked at the two animals.
So What did you guys think? I had to watch the whole destati part of the game in order to get the details right. I hope I did a good enough job with it.
Feel free to review. I hope you all liked it.