Chapter 17: Phantom of the Firework
Exchange Students: Somewhere near the Ferris wheel
The most exciting but also the most dreaded day had finally arrived, the summer festival, also known as Neko's birthday. The organization had bought her presents as instructed on the pamphlet. The sad part about today was that it was the last day of summer vacation. Axel and Zexion will be starting university the next day and Larxene, Demyx, Roxas and Xion will be going back to school. The members of the Organization went off to explore the festival. Some of them going on rides while the others were eating at food stalls and some watching the performances "wow this is one huge party" Axel said as he saw people riding on the rollercoaster.
"So what did you guys get Neko?" Xion asked.
"Oh I got her a new bathing suit" Larxene said showing the wrapped up present. "It's a bit more mature than her hello kitty one piece but it's still cute enough for her image"
Demyx held up two CDs. "I made a CD of my new songs and TAV's latest album. Speaking of which I heard they're performing tonight"
"Oh my God! TAV! That is awesome!" Xion squealed like a fan girl.
"I know right!" Demyx screamed like a fan boy.
"Great…TAV" Roxas rolled his eyes. "By the way what did you two get her?"
Zexion held up his presents. "I got her a panda plushie. How about you Axel"
Axel scratched his head. "Well I found these illegal fireworks in my room for some weird reason so I got her those"
Zexion raised a brow. "What were they doing in your room?"
Axel shrugged. "Who knows?"
The exchange students wandered around the festival hoping to find their friends from school. "Hey guys!" Neko waved. Neko was not dressed in her usual childish clothes but was wearing a summer party dress. She was with Sephiroth who was crying from happiness.
"Uh Neko…is Principal Sephiroth okay?" Roxas asked
"Yeah…he's just having a moment" Neko explained and Sephiroth blew his nose into a tissue.
"My little Neko is growing up!" Sephiroth cried. "I remember when she was this small" Sephiroth bent over and showed the gang how small Neko used to be. "Soon she'll find a man and will get married" Sephiroth sniffed. "A-and then I'll be walking her down the aisle a-a-and"
"We get it!" Axel yelled. "She's not tiny anymore!"
"Why couldn't Mansex have that kind of attitude with us" Xion muttered.
Demyx showed Neko his gift. "Happy birthday Neko!"
"Thank you! Are those my presents?" Neko asked as her eyes sparkled with excitement.
"That's right" Demyx nodded.
Neko smiled. "Thank you so much! Just put them on the present pile" The exchange students went over to the present pile thinking it'd be a slightly bigger pile of presents than normal. It wasn't just slightly bigger; the present pile was as tall as some of the rides.
"Holy (SHADOW)" Axel said with awe.
"That's a huge Lollipop" Roxas said.
"I know right" Xion said showing her present, "This lollipop I got her is the size of my face"
Roxas shook his head. "I was talking about that" he said and pointed to the gigantic lollipop, which was 10 times the size of Xion's present. Xion's jaw dropped as well as her present.
"I-i-is she going to be able to fininsh that?" Xion stuttered and everyone else shrugged in response.
"I wonder who else is here." Roxas asked himself.
Starlight Academy Kids: Near the rides
The strange kids of Starlight academy wanted to go on the rides (Hayner especially). Hayner could not find a ride that was daring enough for him until…
"Oh my GOD!" Hayner screamed and pointed at a massive reverse bungee jump. "IT'S THE EXTREME REVERSE BUNGEE JUMP!"
"I suppose you really want to go on it?" Larsa asked reading his mind again
"Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" Hayner nodded like a little puppy before running towards the reverse bungee jump.
Pence observed the line and realized "huh? There's nobody else in the line"
Hope looked as though his eyes were about to shoot out of their sockets "Do you really think anyone besides Hayner would attempt something like that?"
"I would" Snow said appearing right next to them "if that means winning Serah's heart again then I would do it!"
"WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?" Olette, Hope and Pence screamed. Larsa (Being psychic) knew this was going to happen. Lightning on the other hand, had got out her switchblade.
"WILL YOU STOP STALKING ME? SERAH'S NOT EVEN ON DESTINY ISLANDS ANYMORE!" She screamed.
Snow raised a brow "she's not?"
"NO!" Lightning screamed "SO STOP STALKING ME YOU (BANDIT)!"
Hate Club: Food stalls
Leon, Inu, Cobalt and Mary Sue didn't really want to come to the festival but Tidus was keen on going and since he's the leader of the Hate club they had no say. "Bro! Why do we have to go to this stupid festival?" Leon whined.
"I don't care if the exchange students are here! I want to see TAV! And Yuna" Tidus explained.
"She's our enemy! Yuna is in the defence force!" Leon explained.
"I know!" Tidus screamed, "It sucks!"
"I don't know why you still like Yuna" Mary asked, "I mean you totally have me"
Tidus shook his head "Naaah Yuna's better"
Mary Sue growled "Why doesn't anyone like me?"
"I-I like you" Inu muttered shyly.
"Aww" Mary cooed "Why doesn't anyone besides Inu Shinra like me?"
Cobalt put an arm around his brother's shoulder "Inu…. seriously she's not gonna go for you, just give up and be like me"
"No way!" Inu yelled and got out of Cobalts grip "One day I'll become better than Neko and Scarlet and the demon brothers will rule Destiny Islands! BUT YOU DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY! ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS GIRLS!"
Cobalt sighed "Inu face it…we've lost…we can't win against them. They have freaking mafia control and can throw massive festivals like this!"
Inu sighed in defeat "Your right"
Defence force and Ed: Near the games
Yuna, Rikku and Paine wandered around the games area. All of them missed Kuri being around but since Ed barely had any friends (except for online friends) she stayed around him. Rikku on the other hand was very excited and kept dragging Yuna and Paine everywhere like a little kid.
"Wow this festival sure is fun huh?" Yuna said
"It could be better" Paine
Rikku pointed at the rollercoaster "Hey let's go on the rollercoaster"
Yuna sighed "I sure miss Kuri being around. She's always with Ed"
"HEEEY!" Kuri waved, dragging her older brother with her.
"CAPTAIN!" Yuna, Rikku and Paine yelled in joy. Even Paine was happy to see her again.
"oh (shadow)" Ed muttered to himself. "I forgot to bring one of my disguises"
"ED!" Rikku growled but didn't bother attacking him "Well…it's the festival, I want to have fun so I won't try to kill you today" Ed sighed with relief "prepare for tomorrow Edward!" Rikku said as she gave him an evil grin
"eeep" Ed squeaked.
Exchange students: Near the fireworks
The gang decided to try and look for their friends in the crowd of people. "Hey guys!" Sora waved and approached the nobodies.
"Sora! What's up?" Roxas yelled and did some kind of secret hand shake with Sora.
"Definitely Sora's nobody" Demyx whispered to Xion and she nodded in agreement.
The slightly normal kids, including Riku, followed Sora. "Riku!" Xion yelled and gave him a hug. "Sorry I haven't been able to see you…y'know…my su-Father"
"I know" Riku nodded and shuddered at the thought.
"awww they're so cute!" Kairi squealed.
"Will you *** **** **** shut up!" A strange voice yelled. "I'm **** trying to **** fix up the ***** **** fireworks!" The boy who was swearing a lot looked like he was High school age. He had tanned skin, orangey brown hair and was wearing a mechanics outfit.
Everyone covered their ears in horror. "That guy sure swears a lot ya" Wakka said.
"Yeah and his words aren't bleeped out by kingdom hearts enemies" Selphie said. "But with asterisks"
"So that's the guy managing the fireworks" Sora wondered. "I wonder if he's the Phantom of the Firework."
The exchange students cocked their heads to the side. "Phantom of the Firework?"
"Haven't you heard of the phantom of the firework ya?" Wakka asked "He's been around at night recently ya"
"They say at the time of night when children are asleep and office workers are getting drunk, a mysterious man cloaked in red and smelling like alcohol, sets off fireworks. They say he has red hair as well" Riku explained and looked at the guy working with the pyrotechnics "but that guy's hair is orangey brown"
Roxas wondered "Who do we know has red hair?"
"Well… Kairi the shopaholic, Reno from school, Ed the sugar addicted detective, Mary Sue if she feels like changing her hair colour with her super powers and Axel the pyromaniac" Demyx explained. "But I think it's Kairi"
Kairi spat out her drink "what? Axel's the pyromaniac!"
The boy looked over at the gang and decided to join in their conversation. "hey I *** know that ***** guy! He ***** keeps stealing my ***** stock!"
Everyone had covered their ears from the boy's swearing. "He keeps swearing!" Demyx cried. "Make him stop"
Larxene shot a glare at the boy. "WILL YOU STOP SWEARING SHORT STUFF!"
"My *** name's Tyranus ******" Tyranus introduced himself while swearing. "I'm *** managing the *** fireworks this ****year. And I can't ***** help my **** swearing it's just the **** way I ****** talk" Tyranus looked over at Axel's hair and shot him a glare. "You! You're that ****** who keeps ***** stealing my ***** illegal **** fireworks"
Axel pointed at himself in confusion. "Me?"
"Yeah you! I ***** caught you on camera!" Tyranus got out his iphone. "it was a **** good thing I kept the **** security tape on my **** phone"
Everyone crowded around Tyranus's iphone and watched the video. It was the first time anyone had seen the phantom of the firework.
It was Axel alright, his hair gave it away. Axel, in the video, was wearing a white mask that covered the top of his face, a black outfit and a red cloak.
"…I still think its Kairi" Demyx said.
"THAT'S NOT ME! THAT'S OBVIOUSLY AXEL!" Kairi screamed.
"Muhahahaha!" The phantom of the firework (A.K.A Axel) cackled on the video. "Got it memorised!"
Everyone stared at Axel as he cocked his head to the side. "Huh? That explains why I keep finding illegal fireworks in my room"
"you mean you didn't know you've been setting off fireworks at night?" Selphie screamed.
"Well...whenever I'm drinking I get a bit tipsy and then my memory completely blacks out"
"When did you start drinking anyway?" Zexion asked.
Axel scratched the back of his head. "A couple of weeks ago" everyone stared at him. "What? I'm old enough to drink and I was getting a bit stressed out about starting uni so I started drinking"
"That's when the incidents started happening" Riku explained. "Axel has to stop drinking alcohol for now"
30 minutes later
A huge crowd surrounded the stage waiting for TAV to come on. Xemnas and the rest of the TAV fan club were in their outfits and cheered for TAV.
"I still think the TAV fan club is lame" Axel said and took a sip out of his erm…ginger beer.
"Yeah same" Sora nodded in agreement
"I still think TAV's lame" Roxas said glaring at the poster nearby.
"TAV is awesome what are you talking about?" Kairi yelled.
Xion looked at Axel who took another sip of whatever drink he was having "Axel you shouldn't be drinking"
"What are you talking about? This is ginger beer" Axel slurred "No alcohol at all"
Riku grabbed the can and sniffed it "It's beer!" He shot a glare at Axel "Axel! What did I tell you?"
"You two aren't my parents!" Axel whined like a child.
"Wait…how many beers have you had?" Larxene asked. Axel put up five fingers and hiccupped. "YOU IDIOT!" She screamed.
"Why hasn't he turned into the phantom of the firework yet?" Selphie asked.
Demyx scratched his chin "well he does start setting off fireworks at the time when children have gone to sleep and office workers are in bars. So around…8:30 I'd say"
"That's when Neko's birthday fireworks are scheduled" Zexion explained, not worried about the situation at all.
"Aw man, we're going to have to keep an eye on Axel" Demyx groaned.
Xion groaned as well and looked towards the crowd. There were plenty of familiar and unfamiliar faces in the crowd.
"Ladies and Gentlemen. Boys and Girls" Scarlet announced on the stage as the crowd went wild with excitement. "Are you all enjoying the festival?" The crowd cheered in agreement. "Well ain't that great. Coming up next is a band of three. TAV"
Terra, Ventus and Aqua got onto the stage. Terra came on with his guitar and Ventus sat behind the drums with his drumsticks ready to go. "thank you everyone!" Aqua said as the crowd cheered. "Before we start, we'd like to wish Neko Jenova a happy birthday and may I say what a party! Now this song is dedicated to Neko who is turning 15 today!"
TAV started playing their new song, 'Land of Departure'. The crowd went wild, except for Axel, Zexion, Larxene and Roxas. Roxas because he didn't like Ven, Axel because he was drunk and Zexion because he hates loud and crowded places and would rather be somewhere else reading a book. Larxene on the other hand was looking around the crowd and spotted familiar faces
"Hey isn't that the Disney characters?" Larxene asked. The exchange students looked over at the said Disney characters.
Disney characters: Somewhere in the crowd
"Woot TAV" Shan Yu screamed from the top of his lungs.
Mulan got out her sword and pointed it at Shan Yu "You! Why are you here?"
Shan Yu rolled his eyes. "Chill out girl!" he said in a very unlike Shan-Yu way "I'm just here to watch TAV"
Mulan lowered her sword and squealed "Oh my god! You like TAV too"
"Yeah! I was about to go to their concert in the Land of Dragons until it got cancelled"
"Oh my god! Me too!" Mulan Squealed.
Exchange students: Somewhere further away
Demyx felt a twitch under his eye "DISNEY!" He screamed like a little girl.
As soon as TAV finished playing the song, Xion looked around and noticed something. "Axel's gone," Everyone else noticed as well. "What time is it?"
Zexion checked his phone and his eyes widened. "8:30"
Everyone's eyes widened. "Oh no"
Aqua took a bow. "Thank you everyone! The Fireworks are about to begin so-"
She was immediately cut off by mysterious pipe organ music played by Xaldin.
"Uh…Xaldin?" Luxord asked him, "What's with the pipe organ?"
"I don't know" Xaldin shrugged "it was just sitting there"
The spotlight left Aqua and faced a man cloaked in Red standing on one of the Ferris wheel's Carriages. "Oh my god it's the Phantom of the Firework!" An innocent bystander screamed from the audience.
"Muhahahahahahaha!" The phantom of the firework laughed "Got it memorized"
"Axel" Larxene growled from under her breath.
Demyx scratched the bottom of his chin "I still say it's Kairi"
"I'M RIGHT HERE!" Kairi screamed from the audience.
The Phantom of the Firework let out an Evil cackle. "Have you noticed that the birthday fireworks are surrounding the crowd?" Everyone looked around and indeed; the fireworks were surrounding the crowd.
"MY ***** FIREWORKS!" Tyranus screamed from the crowd. "YOU ******"
The phantom of the firework simply cackled again. "Oh and look who has the switch" he dangled the switch in front of them. "Tonight! These fireworks will destroy everyone in this festival so say your last words now!"
Wakka was brave enough to confess first "Okay…I really like Larxene ya"
Riku raised a brow "we knew that already"
"I really like Kairi!" Sora screamed from the top of his lungs
"aww I like you too" Kairi cooed and the two kissed, making Selphie want to throw up in disgust.
Sephiroth sighed. "okay, I'm gay for Cloud"
Genesis, Angeal, Zack, Aerith and Tifa's eyes looked like they were about to jump out of their sockets
Cloud gasped "Seriously! I'm gay for you too"
"huh?" everyone in the crowd screamed.
"I was the one that trashed the cafeteria last year" Auron confessed hoping to clear the thought of Cloud and Sephiroth being gay for each other out of his mind
"WE KNEW THAT ALREADY!" Everyone screamed
"I'm gay as well" Genesis confessed. "But I have better taste than that"
Tifa sighed "why are all the hot guys gay, stupid or taken?"
Angeal coughed. "I'm not gay, stupid or taken…."
Tifa stood there in silence. "So…" They were still silent until they started to make out.
Zack, Genesis, Aerith and Auron looked at their make out session with disgust "THEIR NOT EVEN CLOSE TO EACH OTHER'S AGE?"
"I used to be fat, then I went on a diet" Lemone confessed.
Limè rolled his eyes "I knew that…I'm your twin brother remember"
Sorbei Gelato sighed "I wanted to be a pastry chef once upon a time"
"huh?" Everyone from the Gelato family screamed in surprise.
News Update Team
"I'm not actually as vain as you think" Noctis scratched the back of his head "I think I'm pretty ugly sometimes"
Namine sighed with annoyance "you're not ugly"
"so you think I'm hot?" Noctis winked.
"NO!" Namine said with harshness in her voice "though I think that Roxas guy is pretty cute"
"I'm Sora's long lost twin brother" Vanitas smirked.
Noctis, Namine and Yuffie screamed in unison "huh?"
"Gotcha!" Vanitas laughed, "We just have the same hair style and facial structure… no biggy"
"There was a time I was beautiful. Like now" Helga winked.
Everyone looked at her with her with disbelief. "huh?"
Paine walked up to Zexion shyly "I really like you Zexion"
"Oh I like you too" Zexion said as if it meant nothing
"No I mean I like like you" Paine said emphasizing the word 'like'.
Zexion raised a brow "I'm not getting you"
"I'm freaking in love with you!" Paine screamed from the top of her lungs "you can't even take a bloody hint with that cashew sized brain you moronic imbecile!"
Zexion's eyes widened. "Paine?"
"WHAT?!" She screamed.
"Have I ever told you I love smart girls" Zexion smirked.
Yuna sighed. "I know this is bad but I love Tidus"
Rikku scratched the back of her head. "That's okay, I have a thing for Red heads"
"My last name is Huffleberry" Kuri said and took a sip out of her coffee.
Everyone raised a brow "really?" Kuri nodded in response.
Ed scratched the bottom of his chin "I still think Rikku's hot"
Rikku's eyes looked like they would pop out of their sockets "what really?"
"Yeah" he nodded "doesn't mean I love you though, you scare me"
"ED YOU IDIOT!" She screamed and whacked him on the shoulder.
"y'know maybe the exchange students aren't so bad" Tidus admitted "I've probably been jealous of them the whole time"
"what really?" Leon asked "I only don't like Xion since she kicked me off the throne of the tennis club"
"I don't have magical powers!" Mary Sue screamed "I'm just super talented and I dye my hair different colors, wear contacts and get plastic surgery!"
"I knew it!" Everyone yelled.
Seifer grinned. "I have a crush on Fuu"
Rai gulped. "I like you Seifer"
Seifer felt a twitch under his eye "duuude seriously that's weird" he said and backed away from Rai slowly.
"I like blankets" Vincent Valentine openly admitted.
"That's it?" Everyone yelled.
Strahl Pizza crew
"I'm a pirate" Balthier admitted.
"We knew that already" Ashe rolled her eyes.
Vaan scratched his head and chuckled "I steal things sometimes"
"I do too" Penelo said.
Demon brothers and Kano
"I'm in love with Scarlet" Cobalt yelled.
"so am I" Kano also admitted.
"I don't have very good digestion" Inu chuckled and the other two looked at him strangely.
Starlight academy kids
Lightning sighed "I was in prison once"
"Yeah we kinda figured" Hope said looking unsurprised.
Pence nodded in agreement "the fact that you carry a switch blade around and threaten to kill people kind of gives it away"
Olette had been keeping her secret from her friends all these years but now she felt as though she had to let it out "OKAY I CONFESS! I'M A NINJA ASSASSIN!"
"Bout time" Larsa said
Olette screamed, "Shut up psychic!"
"D-does that m-mean you k-k-kill people?" Hope stuttered
Olette nodded "I went to ninja school and everything. I even work for the Toshiro Family sometimes"
Hayner's eyes sparkled "YOU ARE SO AWESOME! WILL YOU GO OUT WITH ME?"
Everyone besides Lightning and Larsa raised a brow. "Huh?"
"I approve" Lightning nodded.
"WHY DID I MAKE FRIENDS WITH CRIMINALS?" Hope screamed.
"Join the club!" Larxene yelled, "We know a lot!"
The band was up on stage saying their farewells. "Hey Terra" Aqua said. "You're the guy I like"
"YES!" Terra yelled. "THAT'S AWESOME! 'C-C-CAUSE I LOVE YOU TOO!"
"Sora's my long lost brother" Ven confessed.
"We got that from Vanitas" Terra said looking un amused.
"I'm serious" Ven said with a bit on annoyance in his voice "he's my brother. Mum got custody of Sora and dad got custody of me and I couldn't see my baby brother and it's haunted me all those years."
Sora's eyes sparkled "my brother is SO COOL!"
"Come here bro!" Ven announced.
Sora ran up to Ven and gave him a brotherly hug. "This is the best day ever! I finally found my brother and I have a girlfriend now"
Everyone in the audience cooed by the sweetness of the scene "That explains why Roxas looks like Ven and Sora" Demyx muttered under his breath.
"We've lived life the way we wanted" Scarlet smirked.
"yeeaah we don't need to confess anything" Neko nodded in agreement.
Organization XIII again
Demyx gulped. "Roxas… Sora's your somebody"
Roxas's eyes widened "WHAT? How did you know?"
"We found out when Axel went nuts with the memory ray gun" Xion explained.
"So…does that mean I have to join back with him if I want to be whole?" Roxas asked and Demyx and Xion nodded. Roxas shrugged "Nyeeaaaaah can't be bothered"
Xemnas also gulped "Xion…you're not really a nobody…you're actually a replica of Sora"
Xion's eyes widened "SORA'S A GIRL?"
Xemnas shook his head "nooo you're an imperfect replica so that's why you're a girl."
"ooooh I see" Xion nodded "I can live with that…I think…"
Larxene grinned, "I think Axel's hot"
"Seriously?" The organization said looking unamused.
"Hey he's my type…kind of" Larxene chuckled.
"My dream is to become a violin player" Xaldin openly admitted. "I hate working in that cafeteria"
"Sometimes I cheat in poker" Luxord admitted.
"By the way superior?" Vexen asked "the experiment I performed on you that accidently turned you into a girly, perverted overprotective father figure should've faded months ago"
Xemnas sighed, "okay I guess it's time to confess. You're experiment didn't change me. I was always like this. I mean I went through a phase of liking darkness and stuff and then when the organization formed I had to act like a tough character so people would respect me but I wanted to be myself so I pretended that my real personality was the result of your experiment. I hope you all forgive me."
"We like you better this way" Xigbar said as he patted Xemnas on the back "The old you was so mopey and boring"
"Yeah I agree" Lexeaus said.
"Speaking of experiments I need to confess something" Vexen said as he sweated uncontrollably. "I was trying to turn Saix back into a human but I gave him super powers instead. That means he's faster than a jet, strong as titanium, has a super bark and has laser eyes."
"Wait what?" Roxas's eyes widened.
"SAIX!" Xemnas yelled. "ATTACK AXEL!"
Saix barked and ran to Axel. He used his super bark on Axel and the force knocked Axel off the ferris wheel carriage. Axel fell to the ground and was met by a familiar pair of doggy eyes.
"You! You foiled my plan!" Axel (a.k.a the phantom of the firework) said with disgust. Saix said nothing and shot Laser beams at the ground in front of Axel and chased Axel away from the festival. "I'LL BE BACK!" Axel cackled as he tried to dodge Saix's attack.
The crowd applauded Vexen for his experiement…for once. "Oi you ****" Tyranus said from up the stage. "Thanks for ***** experimenting on your *** dog. We wouldn't be ***** alive if it wasn't for your ****** experiment" Mothers covered the ears of their young children and everyone else fell quiet from the amount of swear words Tyranus was saying. "Ladies and Gentlemen, I have ***** set up the **** fireworks back to ***** normal. Now I want to meet this ******* birthday **** before I set these ***** fireworks off"
Neko skipped onto the stage. "I'm here!" Tyranus's jaw dropped at the sight of her. "My name is Neko"
"Uh…hi…my name's T-Tyranus" he stuttered. "I-it's nice to meet you"
Everyone gasped. "HE DIDN'T SWEAR!" Demyx yelled.
"Yeah nice to meet you too" Neko smiled and shook his hand and Tyranus blushed.
Scarlet gave one of her genuine smiles. "I approve" she said.
"WHAT?" Lemone screamed in disbelief. "HOW COME YOU APPROVE OF HIM AND NOT ME!"
"He works with fireworks" She explained. "We can get discounts"
"YOU DON'T PAY FOR ANYTHING!" Lemone screamed.
"Yeah but I like him" Scarlet shot Lemone a glare. "I don't like you"
Neko got a microphone from the stage. "Sorry for the inconvenience" she announced. "Let the fireworks begin"
"hope you enjoy the **** show you ********* people" Tyranus announced and set off the fireworks.
The crowd watched the fireworks in awe. This marked the end of Summer Vacation for everyone. Tomorrow students would be going back to school and teachers would be going back to work. "Does this mean we have to go back to school tomorrow?" Roxas asked
"Yes my boy" Xemnas nodded "yes you do"
The next day
School: 8:15 am
All the students were back to school. Most of them sleep deprived because they weren't used to getting up early to get ready for school. The school building had been repaired from Last year's end of year prank performed by the demon sisters. Even the science lab that Axel blew up last year was back.
Every student was crowding around the class lists that were displayed in the main hall. Xion was pushing pass the crowd to get to the front. She finally made it and looked for her name. Her name was on 10 D's list along with Roxas's. "Hey Roxas! You're in my class this year"
Roxas looked at 10 D's list "Hey Sora and Kuri will be in our class too"
"Same here!" Neko chimed in.
"WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?" they both screamed.
"Nowhere" Neko giggled, "Just kidding I just arrived"
"My dear Xion!" Limè said appearing out of nowhere "I was separated from you during summer vacation and now I'm not in your homeroom this year. I'm in 10 B this year"
Xion raised a brow "you're still stalking me?"
Lemone pushed passed the crowd and looked for his name. He was with his twin brother and Inu "oh great…I'm stuck with that Dog"
Inu rolled his eyes "oh shut up Lemon Sorbet"
"IT'S LEMONE SORBEI" Lemone screamed.
The crowd quickly disappeared and the exchange students non-criminal friends and the defence force arrived to find their name.
"Looks like I got the defense force and Kairi in my homeroom…minus Kuri but she was crazy anyway…too bad Noctis isn't in my class" Selphie sighed.
Paine raised a brow "why do you want that guy in your class?"
"He's pretty hot" Selphie drooled.
Rikku joined Selphie "yeah he is kinda hot"
Yuna sighed. "Too bad Tidus is gone. We never got to date"
"Yuna you have to get over that guy" Paine said "Now let's get to our homeroom class…where ever that is"
Yuna rolled her eyes "Says she who was swapping spit with Zexion last night after the fireworks"
"Really?" Xion said as her eyes widened.
"Yeah I caught them making out after the fireworks" Yuna grinned.
"S-S-Shut up!" Paine stuttered and dragged the defense force girls to their homeroom.
Larxene smirked "bout time the emo (bandit) got himself a girlfriend" She said "and hormones"
Demyx and Roxas sobbed. "We still haven't got girlfriends!"
"Or any girl who likes me not because I look like Ventus from TAV" Roxas cried.
Demyx cried as well "no girl has shown any interest in me at all"
Kuri giggled "heeeey Demyx" she said as she appeared out of nowhere.
Demyx felt a twitch under his eye "…uh…No girl has shown any interest in me besides Kuri"
Ed chuckled. "You know if I had the IQ of the average student I would've have repeated Year 10 but obviously I'm too smart to repeat."
"Hey we're in the same class this year" Demyx smiled and looked at 11 A's class list.
"Hey I'm going to be with you guys" Riku smiled "Too bad I couldn't repeat year 10"
"Why would you want to?" Ed rolled his eyes "it was probably boring"
"Uh…it's easier" Riku lied. He secretly wanted to be in the same classes as Xion.
"Our younger fellows are no longer freshmen," Demyx said dramatically as shoujo sparkles appeared randomly "they grow up so fast"
Ed sweat dropped "what's with the shoujo sparkles?"
"I don't want to know" Riku said.
Larxene looked at 12 A's class list "oh great! I'm stuck with Wakka," She groaned.
Wakka jumped in glee "Year 12 is going to rock ya!"
"Thank god this is the last year I have to spend in this dump" Larxene muttered under her breath.
Scarlet arrived to look at her class list "looks like I'm with Spoon head, Mullet and Red Top" She smirked. Riku, Demyx and Ed gulped.
"This will be my last year with my bountiful scarlet and then it's off to university for me" Cobalt sobbed onto her boobs.
"Good riddance" Scarlet muttered.
"Are you not forgetting about us?" A mysterious voice said. They turned around and saw Lightning and the other strange kids from Starlight Academy.
"What are you doing here?" Larxene screamed, "You don't even go to our school"
"We don't start school until tomorrow" Hope grinned. "Hey cousin! What's up?"
"Not much" Riku said. "I don't know why you guys are here though"
"We came here to bother you" Pence explained.
"Yeah" Olette nodded "that and I have no assassinations today"
Hayner grinned and hugged Olette "You are by far the coolest girlfriend ever"
"Aww you're so sweet" Olette cooed.
"Aww that's cute" Kairi cooed. "…I think"
Larxene felt a vein pop "BEAT IT RICH KIDS!"
"So you all start high school soon?" Sora asked.
"That's right" Larsa explained "well except for Lightning and Serah. Lightning's starting 12th grade and Serah's starting 10th grade in a different world. But the rest of us will be starting High School"
"Oh and Snow's starting School again" Pence explained "but he's not going to our school anymore"
Lightning grinned, "Thank god for that"
"HEY GUYS!" A familiar tall and built young man waved. It was Snow Villiers and he was wearing a Destiny high uniform.
"WHAAAAAT?" Everyone screamed in surprise.
"You transferred into our school?" Demyx screamed.
"Well…Starlight academy was reminding me too much of Serah so I moved to your school 'Cause I heard it was a lot of fun" He explained "…that and Lightning got a restraining order for me so I have no choice. Hey look, I'm in the same class as the mullet guy"
Demyx chuckled nervously "heheheheh that's great"
"Hey I *** ***** remember you**** guys" A familiar voice said from behind. It was the pyrotechnic guy from last night. Tyranus his name was "You were **** at the **** festival last ****night"
Everyone covered their ears from the swearing "Hey Tyranus!" Neko waved.
Tyranus blushed "h-h-hey Neko, how are you?" he stuttered and didn't swear either.
"Good how are you?" She smiled.
Everyone screamed "YOU TRANSFERRED INTO OUT SCHOOL AS WELL?"
"Yeah I got***** sick of **** Hallow Bastion High" He explained whilst swearing again.
Lemone on the other hand was growling "YOOOOU!"
"Hey **** Lemon I'm ****** *** in your **** class" Tyranus smirked.
"IT'S LEMONE SORBEI!" Lemone screamed.
Roxas laughed "this is starting to look like an interesting year already"
Xion sighed, "y'know this group feels kind of small without Axel and Zexion"
Demyx patted her on the shoulder "don't worry we'll see them at home."
Roxas nodded "yeah I wonder how they'll go at University?"
Larxene laughed "knowing Axel he'll blow up a science lab or two"
Mean while: Destiny Island's university
Tidus walked into the gates of the university and sighed with relief. "aaah, Destiny Island's university. At least I won't have to see those bloody exchange students ever again!"
"Man what happened last night?" Axel asked Zexion. "I remember being at the festival and then I forgot what happened"
"You almost killed us" Zexion explained.
"Oops" Axel chuckled.
"That's okay, everyone made confessions and some people got girlfriends and boyfriends out of that" Zexion smirked.
"Really?" Axel grinned.
"Yeah. Even I got a girlfriend, I'm dating Paine now" Zexion blushed.
Axel punched him on the shoulder playfully. "You dawg!" Axel laughed but then he accidently bumped into a familiar blonde haired boy. "Oh sorry man"
Tidus grinned "no pro-" Tidus realised it was the exchange students and he fell silent.
"Why hello there Tidus, looks like we'll be going to the same university" Zexion grinned.
"Hey I'm going to go to class and it looks like you're in our science class this year too" Axel chuckled.
Tidus said nothing and felt a twitch under his eye.
Science class: 9:30 am
Zexion looked at a bubbling test tube "hmm I wonder what that does?"
Axel grinned, "I'm going to touch it"
"NO WAIT DON'T TOUCH THAT!" Dr. Katzroy yelled, "IT'S NOT COMPLETELY STABLE!"
Axel accidentally knocked the test tube into a Bunsen burner and it made a big explosion. Nobody was harmed, except for Tidus whose hair, once again, burnt off. Tidus had a demonic aura surrounding him "CURSE YOU EXCHANGE STUDENTS!"
Axel chuckled nervously "you know…Mr. Marluxia has a really nice hair growth shampoo he can recommend to you"
Tidus chased after Axel "DIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!"
And so it was, teachers went back to work, students went to school and a whole new school year began.