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Yay updates! I didn't like how Riku and Sora were fighting like an old married couple. What happened to a little faith in friends, Sora? And I feel really sorry for Riku, having to deal with all of these things and having people not believe him.

Ezekiel is just as suave as ever. I can't wait for his PoV.

I can't see a lot that you need to improve on, just some minor grammatical things. Looking forward to the next update. =3
 

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Yay updates! I didn't like how Riku and Sora were fighting like an old married couple. What happened to a little faith in friends, Sora? And I feel really sorry for Riku, having to deal with all of these things and having people not believe him.

Ezekiel is just as suave as ever. I can't wait for his PoV.

I can't see a lot that you need to improve on, just some minor grammatical things. Looking forward to the next update. =3

Yay for updates! I have two one shots to do before I go back to my circle of Larxene and 14, Timefixer, HCTB updates. At least one is about half way done though.

Well, if it was an Old Married Couple it would be friendly. Sora not apologizing for bringing up Maleficent doesn't sound friendly.

The only person who does believe him is Madam Leota and Oona. Oona lives in a swamp and Leota's a gypsy who are treated very badly.

I have ideas for when I will do it, but not what. Just expect it to be like King and the Courtesean... just

Actually, I know about that and you don't. I'll leave it there.

Alright. Thanks!

Ah but that's what I read.

And I was just saying it was an idea that I didn't get to work. It is NOT CANON!
 

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Yay for updates! I have two one shots to do before I go back to my circle of Larxene and 14, Timefixer, HCTB updates. At least one is about half way done though.

What are the one shots going to be about?

Well, if it was an Old Married Couple it would be friendly. Sora not apologizing for bringing up Maleficent doesn't sound friendly.

I meant an old married couple that are sick of each other.

The only person who does believe him is Madam Leota and Oona. Oona lives in a swamp and Leota's a gypsy who are treated very badly.

They should be treated better.

I have ideas for when I will do it, but not what. Just expect it to be like King and the Courtesean... just

Actually, I know about that and you don't. I'll leave it there.

Alright. Thanks!

Why must you leave me with such burning curiosity? Grr... Fine.
 

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What are the one shots going to be about?
One is Legend of Zelda that is part of a story trade with Org. It has to deal with bubbles.

The other is in my "Origins of the Org" unofficial series. I've done Axel (Mirror Image) and Demyx (Holy Knight/Paladin) and I think I did someone else too.

Anyway, it's Lexaeus turn, but I think he'll be living this one, instead of conversations and flashbacks like the others.


I meant an old married couple that are sick of each other.

Oh, okay.


They should be treated better.

They should, but, alas, I can't change history.
And just wait until I deal with Rolly.


Why must you leave me with such burning curiosity? Grr... Fine.

Well, in this case, King and the Courtesean (while interesting) doesn't really affect HCTB. Partly due to the fact the "real" Ezekiel lives in modern times in a New York type city. Melissa does exist in that, but why and how I can't really use for HCTB (and Pseudocide's take on how Constance and Ezekiel met has Constance suggesting Ezekiel's plan for Melissa. It would be a bit Meta)

And while I've been spoiled... it's only becuase Pseudocide trusts me ;)

Plus, Org reads this and King. I don't want to spoil her.
 

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^ And for that last bit, I'm much obliged!

"I'm in mourning, Ezekiel." she gestured to her black dress and shawl.


"And you are dancing with me, the tango in fact. Not a very good widow."


"Hence, why I'm getting my drink."

This was my favorite part outside of the Jane Eyre reference. I love the snark of Constance/Ezekiel!

I really, really, honestly loved it. There was nothing about the content of the chapter that I would change. Maybe it's because I know how both Sora and Riku are viewing these events, but I wasn't bothered by the argument. If my best friend and I were in a house together and he kept screaming and saying that the portraits were changing, I'd probably think he was crazy too. I guess the only thing that's strange about the whole deal is why Sora and Kairi haven't attempted to leave this world with Riku when in their minds, there's clearly something wrong with him and it started ever since they stepped foot in Constance's house.

I see you fixed up some of the typos, thought there's still some grammatical errors. That's my only real complaint. Unless you don't mind and you want me to go Grammar Nazi on you. :) Other then that, well done! It was good and it certainly held my interest the whole way through!
 

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^ And for that last bit, I'm much obliged!
You're welcome.


This was my favorite part outside of the Jane Eyre reference. I love the snark of Constance/Ezekiel!

They are fun, if I get them right.

I really, really, honestly loved it. There was nothing about the content of the chapter that I would change. Maybe it's because I know how both Sora and Riku are viewing these events, but I wasn't bothered by the argument. If my best friend and I were in a house together and he kept screaming and saying that the portraits were changing, I'd probably think he was crazy too. I guess the only thing that's strange about the whole deal is why Sora and Kairi haven't attempted to leave this world with Riku when in their minds, there's clearly something wrong with him and it started ever since they stepped foot in Constance's house.
Addressed a few chapters ago. Sora thinks ( or is convincing himself) that Riku's craziness was just on a time delay and he would have gone crazy whether he was in this house, or at Destiny Islands. Sora and Kairi decided (more Sora) this place was just as good as any so they will stay and try to find the darkness Mickey warned them about.


I see you fixed up some of the typos, thought there's still some grammatical errors. That's my only real complaint. Unless you don't mind and you want me to go Grammar Nazi on you. :) Other then that, well done! It was good and it certainly held my interest the whole way through!
I was typing off of my phone then and I was looking at the phone while typing. That's why.

If it;s a reoccurring error with my grammar, let me know. Otherwise, I'm more interested in Story stuff now.
 

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One is Legend of Zelda that is part of a story trade with Org. It has to deal with bubbles.

The other is in my "Origins of the Org" unofficial series. I've done Axel (Mirror Image) and Demyx (Holy Knight/Paladin) and I think I did someone else too.

Anyway, it's Lexaeus turn, but I think he'll be living this one, instead of conversations and flashbacks like the others.

Cool.

Looking forward to it.



They should, but, alas, I can't change history.
And just wait until I deal with Rolly.

I think it's sad that people get treated bad when they're different. And what are you going to do to Rolly? :(


Well, in this case, King and the Courtesean (while interesting) doesn't really affect HCTB. Partly due to the fact the "real" Ezekiel lives in modern times in a New York type city. Melissa does exist in that, but why and how I can't really use for HCTB (and Pseudocide's take on how Constance and Ezekiel met has Constance suggesting Ezekiel's plan for Melissa. It would be a bit Meta)

And while I've been spoiled... it's only becuase Pseudocide trusts me ;)

Plus, Org reads this and King. I don't want to spoil her.

Okay. That's fine.
 

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Wow, been awhile since here, eh?

Anyway, chapters ARE being worked on! In fact I'm almost done with Day 5!

However, I have finals and stuff coming up. So, this'll get entrusted to Org if I don't finish it soon.
 

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Hey everybody! As you might already know, Madammina asked me to post the upcoming chapters of "Here Comes the Bride" throughout her summer vacation, which she'll be e-mailing to me as she finishes them. So here's Day 5!

Again, just to clarify, this has been written by Madammina, not me. I just copy and paste. So, enjoy!

Day 5

“Ow,” Riku groaned. Someone – or thing- had suddenly collapsed on his ankles and calves. He sat up in bed and ran his a hand across his face before mumbling “What times isssit?”

“I don’t know… don’t care…” Sora voice floated from Riku’s lower legs. “I haven’t been able to sleep… I just keep seeing…HER…. Everywhere….”

“Sora, if you are talking about Constance, we ARE living in her house. And how did you get into my room? Why are you on my legs?”

“But…”

“No buts. Get off my bed and let me get back to sleep. I haven’t seen anything new for a few days and I don’t want to that to be broken by a lack of sleep.”

“I wonder what her skin feels like?”

“Sora, I do NOT need to hear this.”

“I was talking about her hands, she always wears those gloves just like everyone else here. What were you talking about?”

“Nothing.” Riku answered a tad too quickly. “Either get off my bed or tell me where you were and why you are collapsing on my ankles.” Riku rubbed his temples, though it was too dark to see anything. It was probably 3 AM. Sora always slept so soundly, his mom was always yelling at him to get up every morning while Riku ate toast in the kitchen. He always arrived early, and he had no idea why. Sora always slept late.

“I can’t sleep.” Sora sighed. “I imagine our conversations and she would give me this smile and we dance at a party.”

“OUT!” Riku kicked his legs, throwing Sora to the ground. Thump After the satisfying sound Riku slunk down into his bed. “I am going to sleep. This bed is comfy. If you want to talk my ear off about Constance, please do it when I can concentrate on something else.”

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“Sah.” A warm, large hand grasped Riku’s shoulder. “Why is Mastah Sora sleep’n ahn the floor?”

“He finally slept, Rolly? And, please, just call me Riku.” Rolly moved over to the curtains and light flourished into the room. Riku sat up and yawned. “He came here in the middle of the night, talking about Constance.”

“Really, Sah? Well Mistress Hatchaway woul’ like you to come for breakfast then.”

“More etiquette for that party she’s throwing, right? Gah.” He rubbed his head, rolled out of bed, and tripped over Sora’s prone body. “Sora….” He growled. Rolly was trying to look stoic, but a small smile broke though his lips. Riku kicked Sora over as he stood up. “He’s always finding a way to slack off…” Riku and Rolly went to figure out what to wear, as Sora finally woke up.

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“How is that grape fruit, Miss Kairi?” Kairi bit her lip on the bitter flavor, and then dumped as much sugar as she could on the fruit.

“Just fine, Miss Hatchaway. So, what are we doing today?” She watched Constance cut her eggs and looked back down at her fruit.

“Well, do you know how to play the piano?”

“Nope.” Kairi dug around for another piece of fruit. She wanted some eggs and toast.

“Kairi, you always say ‘No, Miss Hatchaway.’ Nope is too informal.” Kairi nodded.

“Miss Hatchaway, what will happen at the party?”

“It will be your debut and my redebut. It will have been a year since poor George died.”

“I’m sorry, if you want to postpone?” Kairi couldn’t keep the anxiety from creeping into her voice. If her husband died, she wouldn’t want to put herself back on the market after only a year.

“No, it’s alright. It’ll keep my mind off of it.” Constance leaned back in her seat as the door behind Kairi opened. She whirled around and saw Riku striding in, followed Rolly, Kenneth, and a very distracted Sora. “Ah, Mr. Riku and Mr. Sora. How are you this morning?”

“Better after a good night’s sleep,” Riku replied as he slid into his seat and helped himself to some toast. Sora practically fell into his seat and placed his elbow in his eggs. “Or almost a good night’s sleep anyway. Sora, sit up straight.” Sora did so. “So, what are we doing today?”

“I will help Kairi learn how to play the piano. You two have dancing lessons. The lady may fudge it, but the gentleman must know how to lead.” Constance gave an odd grin, and Sora sighed. “After that is done, you can head into town if you wish. Is there anything you wish to get?”

“No, not that I know of.” Riku finished his toast and reached for a pear. “Thank you for the food, it is quite good.”

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Riku and Sora stared at their partners. As Constance was taking care of Kairi, Riku and Sora were standing in the ballroom and were being taught how to dance by Harriet Burns and Mary Cressida, Kate’s sister. Kenneth sat at the big organ at the end of the room, and began to play a waltz. It echoed around the large wood paneled room, filled with paintings, busts, and one very large chandelier on top. Well, and one inside balcony overlooked by large windows. Wesley stood by the door that lead to the kitchen, and began to narrate the steps.

“Alright, first gentlemen, step up and place your hand outward. Ladies, hold onto the hand…” To Wesley’s surprise, both Riku and Sora proved more agile than expected. They weren’t good by any means (well, Sora may have been a BIT better when it came to keeping time) but, all in all they were fine for beginners. A few hours later, they rested while Kate came in with lemonade. It was a nice break, but not necessary. Sora sighed. He really wanted to dance with Constance. She was pretty, sweet, and… did he really spend a good portion of the night on Riku’s floor last night? He should probably work on staying in bed tonight. And to not dream about Constance. In his dream they were sitting together, on Destiny Islands again. She and Sora had been playing in the water, and he had been showing off for her. He really wanted to show off his skills for her in real life.

“Do you hear that?” Sora looked over to see Riku stand up. Riku tipped his head in order to hear better. “Kairi is REALLY good.” Sora didn’t hear anything. “But why is she playing that song those drunkards were singing?” Riku started to hum something that sounded off key.

Drunkards? What drunkards? What’s a drunkard? thought Sora.

“Riku.” A feminine voice wafted behind them. Sora whirled around to see Kairi standing a few feet behind him. Constance stood behind Kairi, a frown scarring Constance’s face. “I’m over here.” Riku turned to see Kairi, Constance, and then he paled. He started to tear his hair out muttering something.

“No, no, no. This is not happening. I’m just remembering.” And so he went. After a few minutes of this, Riku turned and bolted down the hallway. Riku was his best friend, always had been, always would be. But right now, Sora was getting worried too. But the only thing he could do was this, just watch and make sure Riku didn’t hurt himself. Sora took a deep breath, then charged after Riku – who had a large head start- and managed to track him down in the conservatory.

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She hated to admit it, but Ezekiel may have been right. Things were rotten in the state of Denmark and Riku was the cause of it. She had never dealt with a crazy person before and this was rapidly shaping up to be something bad. Riku seemed to be harmless – so far- but his reactions had quickly changed in less than a week from a belief it was heat stroke to he actually thinking what was going around existed… and was scared of it. Constance pulled herself around a corner as the group followed Riku to the music room. Maybe it was Leota? Constance mused before realizing it couldn’t be right. Leota had arrived AFTER the first hallucination… of George’s portrait sans head. How could? Maybe he was psychic… or possessed. Or just crazy! Either way, Constance needed him out. If not for his safety, then for her own and for everyone else in her mansion. She would give him a few more days but…. She skidded to a stop and saw Riku gripping the back wall and staring at the piano.

“Riku?” She called out. Riku just shook his head.

“There’s no one there.” He muttered. “How is it playing?”

“Riku,” it was Sora this time. “You know it could be a trick piano, right?” Riku nodded, and then pointed to the floor.

“But that doesn’t explain the shadow!” Riku whimpered. “Although maybe the shadow is playing it… but it’s not really moving…just going right and left…”

“Riku, why don’t you go lie down?” Constance gently urged as she walked forward and gripped Riku by his shoulders. He shuddered slightly.

“Yeah… I…” he threw a glance back at the piano. “Are you SURE you don’t hear anything?”

“Yes, Riku, I’m sure. Come on… Rolly! Please take Riku back to bed.”

“Yes, Ma’am.”

“And get me some Lemonade!” It was getting too hot for this. Who had the brilliant ideas for widows to wear black in the middle of a New Orleans Summer? She pressed her damp gloves to her forehead. Only a few more days of these clothes.

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This can’t… This couldn’t… I got enough sleep, I’ve been staying inside…. Am I really losing my mind? How? Why? None of my family is crazy, yeah I’ve been more in touch with Darkness then just about anyone in existence but you crave power when you’re like that and I don’t crave power at all. So, what is this? Riku was blinded to the outside world because of his thoughts. He had no idea what was really going on. He could feel Rolly gently escort him down the dark hallways as he staggered towards his room. This… this wasn’t quite right. As he mulled everything over, he didn’t notice Leota walk by.

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Since it WAS lunchtime now – and Sora was starving – Constance made plans to have a cold lunch sent to Riku in his room while they ate at the table. It was getting weird... Sora was still quiet as he bit into fruit given him as a palate cleanser. BANG! It was getting kind of normal for Leota to bang into the rooms like this. Sora simply watched as Leota stamped down the aisle, pointed her finger dramatically, and… wait, what?

“Tu m'as tué!” Leota shouted. Sora stared, his spoon half out of his mouth. Was… was that another language?

“Mon mari, c'était un accident!” Wow, whatever it was, Constance was adorable when she spoke it. Even if she looked flustered, and was waving her hands a bit.

“Une hache n'est pas un accident,” Leota replied flatly… if it was Leota. Everyone else was backing up now, but Sora decided to move forward and confront Leota. Constance would be so impressed!

“Er, sir? Who are you?” He enquired. He was just a bit behind her now.

“Êtes-vous sa nouvelle fiancée? Je suis le marquis!” Then Leota turned and spat…whatever that was… out at Constance as soon as she saw Sora.

“Il n'est pas mon nouvelle fiancée! Il est infatué bien.” Constance spoke quickly, was she pleading? Leota turned, raised her hand as if to strike Constance, and Sora reached out to grab her, only to fall under the unexpected weight as Leota collapsed. Kenneth and Wesley rushed to get Leota off him. As he looked up, he saw Constance’s very ashen face. He staggered to his feet and then limped over to her. He held her hand and tried to think of something comforting to say, only to have her slip down into her seat. She was so shaken up by… whatever happened. Sora only followed her lead by sitting in a nearby chair and began to pat her hand.

“It’s alright.” He muttered. “I’ll protect you. I promise.”

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Notes: Betaed by Org. Thank her and give her lots of love for doing this for me! I wish I could see your reactions but hopefully Org'll will let me know. (Org Note: Yeah, I definitely will!)

As always: what you like, didn't like, and how I can improve.

This husband is the "marquis." He isn't abusive... I just needed a way for Sora to touch Leota.

The French is accurate (according to Google Translate) and it does provide hints. (Please don't post translations though. If you know, great. If not, it will be revealed later) Actually... don't run it through Google translate... you might end up with something to do will alligators.

No real HM references, besides the ghost. Sora's reactions come from Courtly love in Chaucer's time (A course I'm taking)

I should note that 2 years was later reduced to one year.

Next chapter will be short, but there will be a breakthrough... of sorts. Anyway, ENJOY!

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So, there you have it! Please review, and I'll send them Mina's way! Thanks!
 

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This was a nice update. (But it's been so long. And I've forgotten a lot of this. DX)

There practcally wasn't anything that I didn't like, and I didn't see grammar mistakes (though I am really tired, so I might've missed them). The only thing that I would have to say is there's a little too much dialogue and not enough description, but that's probably just me.

I really liked the part where Sora snuck into Riku's roomto talk about Constance. What Sora said about her skin reminded me a lot of Ron and Harry's conversation about Ginny and Hermione in HP6. (<-- HP nerd. XP)

And the part with the french, I'm happy to say that I understood a lot of that without a translator. My French teacher will be so proud. My only question is why French?

Anyway, great chapter. I liked it a lot and I'm looking forward to the next update.
 

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Hooray!!! An update!!! It has been quite a while since this has been updated, so I'm happy to see this story again. I really enjoyed that chapter. My favorite part was the dancing scene with Riku and Sora; just the thought of them dancing made me smile. So, what was up with Riku and Leota? Riku is really going crazy with all these hallucinations and hearing things, which is driving me crazy because I hate seeing him like that. Leota definitely seemed possessed by a guy who speaks French. The only thing I didn't like is that I can't understand French, and I have no idea what was said (darn me for taking Spanish). Well, I guess I'll just have to wait for the next update when things are revealed. Anyway, great job, and I look forward to more.
 

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Hi guys, this is just another update that Madammina asked me to post on KHI!

Night 5

The Marquis? How did HE get there? Would Leota know French? Is it blackmail? She could have made it more obvious… Constance tossed and turned in bed that night. The rest of the day had passed in a blur for everyone. Riku did indeed nap, then returned to the hall. No one worked on lessons though. And there was other things to consider. The party was coming up. On a Sunday, no less. Oh, some people would hate her a bit. Sunday was a day of visiting, but this was put on mostly for Ezekiel’s benefit and he didn’t visit. Quite simply, no one wanted him. And I wear my hair in a bun, why do I need curlers every night? This was going to be a long night…

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Riku paced. He had eaten, slept, read, and yet he could not shake this nervous feeling. The nap might have been why he was pacing his room at ten at night…with the rest of the household fast asleep. He could feel the carpet squish under his bare feet as he turned and took the 20 paces towards the opposite wall. Out of the corner of his eye, Riku caught the brief reflection of his profile in the mirror over his fireplace as he paced yet again. The fire Rolly had set up in order to relax him was growing dim. He was still having trouble with the lamps so reading was out. Which was too bad, he had “borrowed” the Count of Monte Cristo from Sora and it was getting good. Riku turned again and ran his hands through his hair. He hated it here. Ignoring the fact he was possibly going insane, nothing was right…not really. Everyone talked and ate and acted differently. Rolly somehow seemed less human to them, which made no sense whatsoever. And his friends seemed to be turning on him, or at the very least they were more distant. Why?

And even with all of this, there was nothing he was really seeing…it was mostly like he was living one of the ghost stories they would read during campouts and stuff. Wakka would bring a big book of ghost stories, or they would retell old favorites. What was going on now was just like one at the beginning or the end. Riku hadn’t actually seen anything…well, unless those drunkards singing in the garden were something else. Everything else was just shadows (like the piano player). Well, maybe those changing portraits were the most real (and most definitely not tricks of the light) but they weren’t dangerous. Just…very disconcerting. And disconcerting was how these stories always went. A weird phonecall, a chill in the room, sounds that cannot be placed, shadows appearing, paintings altering, music playing from out of tune instruments…

Riku gave up pacing and just threw himself on his bed. Rubbing his hands over his eyes, he gave up thinking. His mind was racing, but if he continued…

I’m NOT insane! I’m not! He almost wanted to shout it, but that would probably guarantee his insanity if anyone overheard him. Just, just focus on what you feel, on what you hear… Maleficent might have been the one who taught him the trick in order to deal with the Darkness that had started to consume him about two years ago, but there was no denying that it worked.

I feel…my pajamas feeling cool on my skin. The stitching of the coverlet under my hands. The air is both humid and nippy, a storm is probably coming. The tips of my toes are brushing the carpet.

I see…nothing except a red glow through my eyelids.

I taste…the pie that someone baked for desert. The cherry taste is very faint.

I smell…the wood of the fireplace burning. The oil from the lamps outside.

I hear…a dull thunderclap, the crackle of the fire as it burns out, and...wait, what?


Riku’s eyes flew open, the dimming firelight blinding him for a second. The sound was a thump/clatter. Riku scurried to check the door – the hallway was empty- then checked outside the window. He had no idea why anyone would be throwing rocks at his window, but with a mixture of relief and dread he saw no one out there either. Probably was a good idea, as the storm just started to break. He sighed and faced his bed, preparing to just fall into it, when the sound reverberated through the room again… from behind him.

No, no no. Please, let it just be my imagination. Please, Kingdom Hearts, God, whoever is out there. Let it just be my imagination. Riku inhaled deeply and turned slowly.

It wasn’t his imagination.

A woman had appeared from her chest up in his mirror. She looked like she was screaming, and the only thing that could be heard was her banging on the glass of the mirror. Riku didn’t observe anything else, as he almost pulled the door off of it’s hinges in his attempt to escape.

“SOOOOORRRRRRRAAAAA! KAAAAAIIIRRRRIII!”

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I am NOT going to think about Constance tonight. I am going to just sleep, and think about the party coming up. This is the only world in any danger right now – and King Mickey said he would contact us if anything happened – so I can stay here as long as we need. Sora lay in his own bed, trying to calm down his own thoughts. It was peaceful – a good storm always made you feel nice and cozy in your bed – and he was tired after everything today. He was just going to go to sleep and wake up tomorrow nice and refreshed.

BANG! A blur catapulted over his bed and with a THUMP something landed on the floor. Sora – who had figured out how to work the lamps- turned it on to see Riku shivering and curled up in a fetal position on the floor on the far side of the bed.

“Riku, what hap-“

“There’s a woman in my room.” Riku was refusing to look at Sora and he just looked so pathetic like
this. Shivering on the floor and looking out the window. Why?

“Mary was eyeing you, but that’s no reason to flee like this.” Sora fell back onto his bed. “Now I’m going to sleep.”

“Mary doesn’t live inside the mirror over my fireplace.”

Sora’s eyes snapped open. ”What do you –“

Riku sat up to reply, but Sora’s question was cut short as his door banged open again. Kairi stood in the door, her form shadowed by the grouping of Kenneth, Leota, and Constance. Sora blushed and jumped out of bed to grab a robe. Riku didn’t bother with one as he stumbled to his feet on the far side of Sora’s bed.

“Why are you up at this hour of the night?” Constance demanded. She was… well the curlers were a bit of a turn-off. Riku just huffed behind Sora.

“There’s a woman in the mirror in my room that really shouldn’t be there.”

“Then ignore her until you can get a room change. I’m going to bed.”

“She’s banging on the mirror and if she could be heard I think she would be screaming. Not a good thing to see when you are trying to sleep, m’lady…” The sarcasm seeped from his voice in the last bit.

”Riku, come on. Are you sure you weren’t dreaming?” Riku turned to stare at Sora.

“I couldn’t sleep. I was just trying to calm down in order to sleep when that woman appeared!” He swung his arm in anger, and knocked over a vase, that fell harmlessly on the soft red carpet with a thump.

“Then let’s head back to your room.” Kairi submitted, retying her robe as she said so. “I know we haven’t seen anything else but…” She looked up. “We can at least try, right?” Sora felt himself nodding as Riku shuffled out the door into the hallway.

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“Riku, you know I believe you, right?” Kairi muttered to Riku, who just walked along beside her. Kairi was pretty sure Sora was back with Constance trying out bad pick-up lines. “I’m sure you’re not insane.”

“Thanks.” He grumbled. “Mind telling my subconscious that?” Kairi hooked her arm in his to give some support as they traveled. “Look, if even I am doubting my sanity-“

“Then you have a good reason to be sane! Only the insane never doubt their sanity.” Kairi grinned and pulled him along. “Come on, I want to see this lady! Is she pretty?”

“I didn’t notice. I was kind of distracted by her pounding.”

Kairi giggled. “Are you sure you weren’t dreaming?” she whispered.

“I’m SURE.” Riku growled, and opened the door with a BANG! “Anyway, there she is!” He pointed dramatically towards the mirror that only reflected back the room with everyone in it. Kairi did not respond. “And you don’t see her, right?”

“No…no. I’m sorry, Riku, but I don’t.” Kairi whimpered. Constance snorted behind her.

“Riku, sleep here for tonight. I’ll find someone tomorrow.” Constance commanded.

“I’m NOT sleeping here, and you’re going to find someone to take me to an asylum, right? Look, I’m NOT an idiot.”

“You, dear Riku, are the boy who cried wolf. You got me out of my bed, in the middle of the night, because of a bad dream that even YOU don’t believe is real!”

“IT WASN’T A DREAM!” Riku screamed, causing everyone but Constance to flinch. “Fine! Fine! Believe what you want. But I’m NOT sleeping here!”

“I’ll take him, ma’am.” Rolly whispered. “He cahn sleep in mah room.” Constance nodded.

“Fine, good night, Riku. Riku, Rolly, I expect you up before 8 o’clock tomorrow.”

---

“Well, Claude, what do you think?” Ignoring Claude’s response, Leota walked back to her room. “It is getting worse. How soon do you think? I know my time is drawing to a close but…how soon is his? I hope I can see it, the upcoming upset here at Gracey Manor.”
 

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Oh God, I just feel so bad for Riku right now. I mean, he is seeing all these things, but no one else can see them nor do they believe Riku. Man, I so hope everybody else realizes something is wrong before it is too late, but I have a feeling that it won't happen like that. Anyway, great job, and I look forward to more.
 

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Don't worry, Day 6 is planned. I just want to get a few other fics off the ground before I write!
 
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