Pieces Lie Where They Fell C34Chapter 34-Dismiss
"Riku tells me I ramble too much."
"They're both being royal pains then."
Donald sighed as he and Goofy wandered the grounds. Mickey had given them the day off, and they were trying to figure out how to spend it.
"Whatcha sighin' for?" Goofy asked.
"Nuthin," Donald replied.
"You miss Sora, don'tcha?" Goofy asked with a chuckle.
Donald frowned, but didn't deny the accusation.
Goofy was about to tease Donald further on this, but they were interrupted by someone who hadn't been on the Castle grounds in quite some time. Well, he'd been around, but he'd always been wreaking havoc. This time, he actually looked like he wasn't up to anything too devious.
"Well, hey there, Petey!" Goofy called out.
Pete jumped a good foot in the air. He pulled out a handkerchief and mopped the sw
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C33
Chapter 33-An Intense Situation and Axel and Roxas
"Oh him? Him we can kill."
"Don't call me kiddo!"
"Huh, I expected him to grumble more."
"You're not fighting at your best," Xigbar taunted, lazily jumping out of the way of a chakram that Axel had only slightly chucked at him.
The chakram got stuck in the rock-face behind Xigbar. Axel sighed and snapped his fingers, setting the chakram on fire. He summoned another one to him.
"You're not really fighting either," he said, sounding bored as he ducked out of the way of way of Xigbar's laser bullets.
"True, I don't particularly want to kill you," Xigbar admitted. "I actually enjoyed having you aroundyou can make light of a situation."
"I'm going to take that as a compliment," Axel said, chucking another ch
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C32
Chapter 32-Showdown at Hollow Bastion and The Fight for My Friends
"I fight in a purely hack-and-slash manner."
"Oh! Did I not mention? I used to be one of them."
"Remind me never to turn into a Heartless."
"Took you guys long enough to git back!" Cid shouted as they appeared back in the Headquarters. "What took ya so long?"
Riku smelled trouble instantly and pulled out his Keyblade.
"What's going on?" he asked.
"Xehanort's sendin' another wave of Unversed," Cid replied, etching something onto his canon. "Didn't Merlin come back with ya?"
"He said he had stuff to take care of," Sora said, summoning his Keyblade as well. "He'll come back soon enough I'm sure."
"Sure, just when we need 'im " Cid muttered.
"He may be horrible on canons, but he's not too bad
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C31Chapter 31-Magical Mystery (chapter title a dA exclusive)
"Great, I'm a wolf."
"Now, now, Riku, don't eat your friends."
"We're in a book?"
-Restoration Committee Headquarters-
Aside from Cid's grunts in regards to cooking, the room was rather silent. Sora, Kairi, Riku, Axel, Yuffie, and Leon all sat around the table; quietly drinking water that Leon had swiped before Aerith could put anything in. Aerith was helping Cid in the kitchen as he adjusted dinner plans due to the addition of four people.
"I just can't believe we lost Tron," Sora muttered, resting his chin on the table.
"Did yeh really lose him, though?" Cid called from the kitchen.
"What do you mean?" Sora asked.
"Well, yeh said that that one ProgramCLUsaid that he only wanted to rewr
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C30
Chapter 30-A Piece of Peace, Friends in my Heart, and Byte Striking
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"Sora hasn't even handed Kairi a Keyblade yet."
"Life's not fair, if you haven't noticed."
"You have got to be kidding me," Sora muttered as he skimmed through the messages (most of which were Cid complaining about Merlin's magic messing with his weapons).
"What?" Kairi asked, leaning over his shoulder.
"We were just at Hollow Bastion," Sora said, gesturing to the screen. "But now we've got a distress signal from there. What could have possibly gone wrong since we left?"
"Could it have anything to do with Cid's cannon?" Kairi asked, noticing one of Cid's complaints.
"No, that's the thing, the dist
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C29Chapter 29-Hand in Hand
"Well, this is not where I expected to be spat out."
"You and your blasted magic!"
"Well, this is not where I expected to be spat out," Axel said, rubbing his head as he looked around the Sandlot.
"I'd rather be here than someplace dangerous," Riku said, standing up and dusting himself off. "Shall we head back to Port Royal then? As much as I hate that blasted Gummi Ship, I am getting weary of all these corridors."
"Can't we stay here for just a bit?" Sora asked. "Get a little bit of rest or something?"
"I'm game," Axel said. "Let's get some ice-cream before we leave, then we'll go get the ship and head off to the next world in distress."
"Kairi, what do you think?" Riku asked.
"Ice-cream sounds really good," she said. "Besides, there is something just so nic
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C28
"Charge at him while screaming, it seems to work when Sora does it."
"Don't let Roxas know I"m sleeping...okay?"
-Hollow Bastion Castle-
Kairi gripped onto Oathkeeper with all of her might, knowing that the minute she go she would probably lose itand she couldn't afford that.
"If I could just " Namine thought.
"What are you doing in there?" Kairi asked, holding her head. "You're giving me a headache!"
An odd sensation tore through Kairi then she gasped, shocked.
Namine had, essentially, just torn herself out of Kairi. She stood next to her other, shimmery and ghost-like, but she stood there all the same.
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C27
Chapter 27-Shipmeisters' Humoresque, Waltz of the Damned and Night of the Cursed
"Sailors are dumber than they appear."
"Oh sure, you were just about to give away our souls just a few seconds ago."
"Ooh... if I could just form a dark corridor right about now..."
Gummi ShipEn Route to Port Royal
"So, where are we headed next?" Sora asked.
"Some place called Port Royal," Riku said. "I don't remember having ever gone there."
"Sweet! Cool pirates!" Sora said.
"More pirates?" Kairi asked, raising an eyebrow.
"Yeah!" Sora exclaimed. "But Jack's cool, so don't worry about it. Nothing bad's gonna happen."
"Provided Xehanort or any of his replicas don't show their face," Axel scoffed.
"That would be our luck," Riku muttered.
They landed and walked out onto Rampart.&
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C26Chapter 26-(Untitled)
"There was a reason why your Nobody self cared so much, isn't there?"
-Hollow Bastion-Vexen's Study-
Vexen was rather avidly typing away at one of his many computers. His mind was reeling, thinking of all the possibilities of escape. He knew he could very easily inform one of his Replicas to go find the Hero and the Hero and his friends would come rescue himhowever, he wasn't quite sure his pride would let him do that.
Besides, even if the Hero did rescue him, there was no where he could go that was far enough. Xehanort would just send someone out to find him again.
So he was trying to figure out how to get to a parallel universebut he had to figure that out. He knew from Delta that Pi had done so he just needed to repeat the process.
Or Pi t