Pieces Lie Where They Fell C24Chapter 24-Precious Stars in the Sky
"Oh, Pi's in another universe right now."
"So now where are we going?" Axel asked as they all settled into their seats.
"I'm heading in the direction of Neverland," Sora said.
"Any particular reason why?" Riku asked, raising his eyebrows.
"I want to show Kairi that I flew," Sora said, smiling wistfully.
Kairi giggled. "I've told you a thousand times, Sora, I believe you."
"But I want you to fly too!" Sora said.
"Don't we have more important things to be doing?" Riku asked.
"Hey, I could use a vacation," Axel said, reclining in his seat.
"You can always use a vacation," Sora said, looking back at him.
Axel shrugged. "I need time to sleep, too," he said.
"Who said Neverland's going to be a vacation?" Riku said.
"Well, something about going someplace to fly about sounds like a vacation to me."
"Well, by now,
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C23
Chapter 23-Welcome to Wonderland and Just Wondering
"I told you to get out of the way."
"What you seek is right in front of your nose."
"Do you think they'll kiss?"
"What is this place?" Kairi asked.
"Wonderland," Sora responded.
"I don't think I've ever been in this room," Riku mused.
"I have," Sora said. "This way."
"I remember Roxas talking about this place," Axel said. "He got sent here on Heart collection a lot."
They walked down a hallway and found themselves standing in the Bizarre Room.
"Now what?" Axel asked. "We can't seem to go any further from here."
Sora walked over to the table and picked up one of the bottles. "We drink this," he said.
"What will it do?" Kairi asked.
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C22
Chapter 22-Blast Away
"Come see the amazing Demetrius!" Demyx (Demetrius) called into the mic.
The people from First District slowly gathered around, slightly skeptical of something so obviously disruptive and out of the norm, but intrigued nonetheless.
Demyx put a hand over the mic and looked over at Luxord. "Hey, do you mind going out in the crowd and collecting the donations? We could probably make more of a profit that way."
Luxord raised an eyebrow. "Just because I agreed to be your business manager because you have no concept of how munny works, does not mean I will be collecting your donations."
"Suit yourself, but we'll need the munny," Demyx said with a shrug.
Luxord flashed a smile. "I have my own ways of making munny."
Demyx was able to get a glimpse of a few cards and some dice up Luxord's sleeve before Luxord disappeared off of the makeshift stage and into the slowly growing crowd.
Demyx sighed and
Pieces Lie Where They fell C21
Chapter 21-Revenge of Chaos and Connected Hearts
"I'm still blaming Ansem for that one."
"I'll play your game of fire, but I don't play by any rules."
"...'Dark past that you don't really want to admit' kind of thing..."
However, they didn't have to go far. Maleficent didn't take very long to make her reappearance. She appeared out of a fiery dark corridor.
"How dare you " she began, but Riku didn't let her finish.
"Tell him the truth?" he suggested.
Her brow furrowed, but she offered no alternative to his answer.
"Never mind him," she growled. "I will take care of you myself!"
"Bring it," Riku said, taking a battle stance. Sora pulled out a second blade and handed it to Kairi. Both of them as well as
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C20
Chapter 20-The Intruder and the Encounter
"Maleficent knows we're here."
"Your replica got to him."
"Two Keyblade Masters, a Pyro, and a Princess."
"So, what does 'tempting the darkness' entail?" Kairi asked.
Riku put a hand over his own heart. "Could be a number of things. The way Xehanort has worked in the past is give people 'gifts' that eventually lead to darkness consuming their heartsor him possessing them."
"Xehanort's not going to possess me," Axel said. "Though I think I know what little gift he gave me."
"What?" Sora asked.
Axel stuck his hand out to the side of him. With a little flick of his fingers, a dark corridor appeared. Everyone's eyes widened. But Riku's expression was the most s