Pieces Lie Where They Fell C47
Chapter 47-Tears of the Light and Lord of the Castle
"Name's Axel, got it memorized?"
"Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time..."
"I'd like to think that the price on my head is bigger..."
The four of them appeared in no other place but Castle Oblivion.
"I thought this place was closed off," Riku mused.
"I guess not anymore," Roxas said, sliding back into Sora, feeling his energy drooping.
"Let's just hope Xehanort still thinks this place is sealed off," Sora added.
"Sora! Riku!" Kairi said, running up to them, Axel and Namine at her heels.
Kairi ran straight up to the two boys and hugged them both. Namine stood awkwardly behind her, unsure of how she should react. Axel walked right up to Aqua.
"Hello," she said. "Who are you?"
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C46
Chapter 46-The Fractured Heart's Return and The Force in You
"Xehanort. He's back."
"It would be like trying to run two programs on a computer that can't multitask."
"I hear chicks dig battle scars."
-Realm of Darkness-
"Riku!" Sora exclaimed. "Do you hear that?"
Riku stopped walking and listened.
"Waves " he muttered.
"Yeah! And don't they sound a little bit like home?"
"We're close to the Dark Margin!"
Riku seemed to smile just a little.
"Why were we heading to the Dark Margin again?" Sora asked.
"Well, it's the closest part to the light," Riku said.
"Oh! I just thought of this, shouldn't we be looking for Aqua while we're here?"
Riku rolled his eyes. "We kind of have been looking for her, if you think about it.
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C45
Chapter 45-Beginning of the End and Promise of a Reunion
"But that was then, when I thought we were both going to die..."
"This is your head and heart we're dealing with..."
"And you say you don't follow your heart!"
-Realm of Darkness-
Sora ran forward and grasped at the closing dark corridor.
"Kairi!" he shouted, his voice pleading.
Then, after a moment: "She's gone "
"Actually," Riku corrected. "We're gone."
Sora frowned. "Where are we?" He looked around. "Oh, I recognize this place."
"Yeah," Riku said quietly. "Me too."
They were standing on a pathway in the Realm of Darkness.
"Let's go this way," Riku said, pointing in a direction with his uninjured hand.
Sora gestured that Riku lead
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C44Chapter 43-Old Friends, Old Rivals and Forze del Male
"Now, now, must we call names?"
Way to go and pull a me...
That was a close one.
"I feel like you're not giving it your all," Saix smirked.
He drove his claymore into the ground, sending up a strip of jacked rocks. Axel nimbly jumped over them.
"Well, to be completely honest, I don't particularly want to kill you, Isa."
Saix snorted. "And why is that?"
"Because, we used to be friends, remember?"
Saix rolled his eyes.
"I'm not going to forget that," Axel said, his tone completely serious.
"Hmm, how touching. And you were the one who always was trying to make sure people remembered you. I feel that I should feel something in response to thatbut I don't
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C43Chapter 43-Night of Tragedy and Unwavering Friendship
"Just try and stop me."
"Oh sh--! You've made him angry!"
"Whoa, whoa, simmer down, sir."
-Badlands (Keyblade Graveyard)-
After only a small incident with some Heartless Gummis, Sora navigated their way to the Badlands and they landed on an empty ledge.
The four of them stepped off the Gummi Ship.
"Wow, this place looks really " Kairi began.
"Barren," Sora finished.
They could see a giant crater that looked like someone had blasted a super-charged Firaga into the ground. Then there was the mountain-like structure that had a chunk taken out of it by something. Craters and mounds littered the place. No vegetation grew, everything was just brown rocks.
"Scars from the Keyblade Wa
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C42
Chapter 42-The Person Most Special and The Girl that Never Was
"Well, that puts a damper on things."
"And I thought I had seem everything."
"That's what I said, isn't it?"
The ride to Hollow Bastion was a surprisingly quick one, given the fact that Sora was driving. They arrived just in time for dinner. The King was already there, waiting.
"How goes the replica killing?" Leon asked as Cid dished out plates of chicken pasta.
"Pretty good," Sora said, his mouth already full of veggies. "Axel took out the last one by himself."
"Really now?" Aerith asked.
"He ticked me off," Axel said with a shrug.
"That wasn't the word you used when you were talking to him," Kairi chided.
Axel shrugged. There was something about Aer
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C41Chapter 40-A Night on Bare Mountain
"Relax! I'll fix it... again..."
"How touching. Your light is calling to you, Cloud."
-Where Nothing Gathers-
"You appear to have failed yet again, Saix," Xehanort said, his voice cool and collected.
"I had her within my grasp," Saix said, looking down. "But that King "
"I told you not to underestimate him, did I not?" Xehanort asked, sounding bored.
"Yes, sir," Saix replied.
He wanted to blame this all on Axel, since it was Axel's interference that slowed him down, preventing him from ensuring that the Princess was in complete captivity before the King was able to break her out.
However, the minute he mentioned Axel, and told Xehanort that Axel was still very much alivedespite him having the perfect opportunity to kill the traitorhe was going to be in even less favor than h