United We StandFollowing a narrow escape from the Castle that Never Was, the group returned to the Mysterious Tower with Sora in tow. They now focused on how to wake the now sleeping Sora, whose heart was damaged following his time in The World That Never Was. "Seven lights...thirteen darknesses..." Yen Sid began. "To think that Master Xehanort would go so far as to do this..."United We Stand by *Lady-Fortune
Riku, King Mickey, Donald, and Goofy watched Sora's content face with worry. Was there a plan to wake him up? Donald tried to, but Goofy stopped the mage, who looked down in sadness. Watching them was Lea, a hint of concern in his expression. He never knew Sora that well, but he could already feel something welling up in him just by looking at him.
"Sora...your heart's asleep, too?" the King asked.
"No, my King," Yen Sid answered from behind his desk. "This is different."
"Is there anything we can do?" Riku asked. Lea, Donald, and Goofy looked to Yen Sid for an answer.
"In the Mark of Mastery exam, you unlocked seven Sleeping
What Are You, Really?“Naminé...who are you?”What Are You, Really? by *Lady-Fortune
“I’m a witch with power over Sora’s memories and those around him.”
Roxas didn’t seem to think so.
The girl he was talking to seemed nice enough. She even helped him against some of those weird creatures from earlier.
“That’s what DiZ called me,” Naminé added.
So, it was based on someone’s belief. Now he saw why she called herself that.
“But, I don’t know why I have this power...” she continued. “I just do. I’m not even sure there’s a right way for me to use it.”
“Hmm...I can’t help you there,” Roxas told her, shaking his head.
Though he wished he could.
No Matter WhatSora was surprised when Kairi said “Riku” to the person he, Donald, and Goofy believed was Xehanort’s Heartless. The man replied that he was just a castaway from the darkness. Kairi told Sora to come to them, which he did after a few seconds of thinking.No Matter What by *Lady-Fortune
Kairi took both their hands and brought them together. “Here, you’ll understand,” she told him. “Close your eyes.”
Sora did as instructed, and soon began to feel their hearts resonating with each other. It soon painted a picture of the three in the darkness.
...And he saw Riku, now with longer hair, the bangs masking his ice blue eyes. The more they remained like this, the more the feelings flooded to him. After a long while, Sora finally opened his eyes, now recognizing the true person standing before him. Kairi had moved away so the two could have a moment to speak with each other.
“Riku!” Sora began, clasping both his hands around the other man’s own. “It’
Strong FeelingI remember what you said before you recovered your real memories back then.Strong Feeling by *Lady-Fortune
That this isn't goodbye.
You were right. It wasn't.
We crossed paths again. And though you had trouble remembering me back then, I still recognized you.
Um...actually, there's something I wanted to tell you.
While you were sleeping, I kept watch over you. Back then, I felt something I thought Nobodies could never feel.
I eventually learned through our experiences together that it was love.
And it didn't matter if you were you or your Nobody. I still felt strongly for you, watching you with concern while you recovered. And...
I think you got lost for a moment.
What I'm trying to say is: I feel strongly for you, no matter what form you take. And maybe you feel the same way.
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