- Dec 15, 2009
~The Lost Friend~
~The Lost Friend~
Xemnas had dismissed the meeting. He had everyone follow him to the Vanishing Point. This room in the Castle That Never Was acted as a sort of jail where Nobodies, if they disobeyed the Organization and intruders, such as the daily Heartless that would swarm into the floating stronghold were kept. All of the eleven Nobodies followed after the Superior deep within the hallway of white cells and pods, which held the castle’s prisoners. “Ah, this place reeks,” Larxene cried as she swept her nose with her hand.
“Why are we even in this pathetic place,” Marluxia whimpered.
“Why are we even chasing a worthless addition,” Vexen complained.
Axel was getting annoyed. He turned around and slammed his fist into Vexen’s skull. The effects of this were ugly. Blood dripped from Vexen’s nose. The Chilly Academic held his nose and quivered in pain. “Axel, what is the meaning of this?!” Vexen asked.
The whole group of Nobodies stopped and watched the sight unravel between the Chilly Academic and the Flurry of Dancing Flames. “You were making fun of Roxas! He isn’t a pathetic addition to our ranks, he’s my friend,” Axel said with a face that was as red as a tomato and a fierce atmosphere around him that ambers began to surround his knuckles.
The crowd surrounding the two began conversing.
Demyx, Organization’s no. X began whispering to Xigbar, “Man, Axel sure has been acting weirdly since he got back from his mission at Disney Castle.”
Xigbar nodded, “Yeah, he has been acting odd, but what can you do. He’s always acted weird.”
Xaldin crossed his arms. “Why is he acting like he has a heart?” the Whirlwind Lancer asked Zexion.
Zexion placed his fingers against his chin and sighed, “He just misses Roxas. You know, how close he is to no. IX.”
Lexaeus nodded, “But, it’s still strange. One that doesn’t have a heart shouldn’t be reacting like this.”
Axel was about to strike Vexen again, but Larxene blocked his path. “Enough of this, Axel, you have lost your mind,” Larxene said.
Axel took back control over the chaotic atmosphere. The ambers faded back into his hand as he relaxed. “Why are you protecting him, Larxene?” Axel asked.
“Because, Axel, no one takes out a fellow member of the Organization,” Larxene said.
“But, you wanted to take out Roxas?” Axel said as anger began to return to his face.
Larxene replied, “Because, Roxas is the main reason why our world is even at risk of being consumed. If he didn’t wield that
Keyblade then we wouldn’t have to eliminate him.”
“But, he can’t control what his power is, just as you can’t control what power you have. And, for the record it isn’t Roxas’ fault. It’s Xemnas’,” Axel returned.
Xemnas and Saix were getting fed up with the conversation. Saix stepped in and interrupted, “Larxene and Axel, we have to get back to look for Roxas.”
The group began to move once more. Axel gave Larxene a death-glare and the Savage Nymph would return his with a fiercer one. The Organization stopped at a cell. Xemnas left his place at the back next to his Second-in-command, Saix to the front of the line. He stood in front of the white, steel bars to face the prisoner inside. “It’s been awhile, Urkix,” Xemnas said.
The boy inside the cell gave the Superior a glare. “Why did you come here,” the black-haired boy yelled.
Xemnas replied, “Because, we are looking for Roxas. You of all people should know where he is.”
Ukrix turned away from the Superior of In-between and crossed his arms. “Why would I tell you the location of your tool?” Ukrix asked.
“If you don’t I’ll turn you into a Dusk,” Xemnas threatened.
Ukrix s******ed, “I don’t care. I lost my feelings along with my heart after your Heartless forced me out and gave me this miserable existence.” He looked passed the white-haired man and looked into the crowd and straight at Axel. “I’m not talking to anyone here, except Axel.”
Axel stepped forward and pushed aside the Superior. He stood in front of the black-haired boy, Ukrix. “You know where Roxas is,” Axel asked.
Ukrix smiled and pulled up his blindfold, “You must be Axel. Roxas told me a lot about you. I must admit you did a great job looking after him, while I was gone.”
Ukrix’s greenish-blue eyes looked straight at Axel. Axel smiled, “You must be Riku’s Nobody. Roxas and I had been friends ever since he was little.”
His smile soon faded and he scratched the back of his head. “But, can you tell me where Roxas is? It’s really important that I find him. I can’t let him get himself destroyed, because of my stupid mistake. Got it memorized?”
Ukrix sighed, “alright, I’ll tell you, but please don’t anything happen to him. This is the first time in ten years since I’ve seen him.”
“I won’t let him down. I won’t let anyone else down. Got it memorized,” Axel swore.
The End of the World
Roxas exited the Corridor of Darkness and ran onto a beach. He looked around the beach and studied the environment. “This place, it feels familiar,” Roxas said as he looked at the palm trees, the tree house, and the small shacks that darted the small island.
“It should feel familiar, after all, it’s where you are originally from,” a young male voice replied.
Roxas turned around. On the edge of the beach, there stood a boy with white hair and wearing purple armor. “Are you the one that said that?” Roxas asked.
“Ha ha ha, after all this time, you still don’t remember,” the voice retorted.
“Remember? What are you talking about? Who are you?” Roxas asked starting to get annoyed.
The boy turned around and a purple aura surrounded him. The white haired teen soon disappeared, but was replaced by a figure around the same age that had the same hair color, but dark skin and a lot scrawnier. He levitated in the air by the force of an ugly, black creature with piercing yellow eyes and large, short antennas and a strongly built body. “After all, this time, you still have forgotten. Some friend, you are, Sora,” the boy said.
“Riku?” Roxas said.
The boy chuckled, “So, you’ve finally remembered my name. But, you won’t leave this place alive, Nobody.”
Six Keyblades formed around the boy and the creature. The first two (the Kingdom Key and the Key to People’s Hearts) appeared in both hands of the boy. The second pair appeared in the ugly creature that held the boy up in mid-air’s hands (Void Gear and Way to Dawn) and the last pair was levitating near the boy’s feet (Master Xehanort’s Keyblade and No Name). Roxas gasped and took a step back, “How did you get all of those Keyblades?”
“Surprised, Sora, don’t be! One who can understand nothing, can’t comprehend anything,” the boy, Riku said.
“You’re not Riku?!” Roxas said as he summoned his Keyblade, Lost Memory into his hands. “I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ll destroy you and restore order to the worlds.”
“Fool, don’t you get it, I’m the one that controls Kingdom Hearts. Kingdom Hearts and I are one in the same,” Riku said as he looked up into the sky with his amber eyes filled with lust.
“You’re the one that caused all of this,” Roxas said tears forming in his eyes as he began to grip Lost Memory harder each time a tear was spilled.
“Yes, and your time ends here,” the Riku-nort chuckled.