Pieces Lie Where They Fell C18
Chapter 18-Enter the Darkness
"What do you need me for?"
"So, now what?" Riku asked, changing the subject.
Sora dragged himself back to reality. "We're right outside Ansem's study practically, why don't we go in and see what we find."
Riku gestured that he lead the way. Sora ran off, the rest following at his heels.
Sora was the only one who had ever been in Ansem's study before. It looked the same as it had before, though things were tidier than they were the last time he had been in here. The picture of Xehanort had been returned to the wall at least. Xehanort himself had probably been the one to do that, for they all knew that Leon and his gang had not been in here since the Organization (or whatever they were called now) had taken over.
"Doesn't look like there's anything here," Riku said, looking around.
"I doubt the research
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C17
Chapter 17-Sacred Moon and Unforgettable Battle
"I'm itching to kick some..."
"And just when I thought we were going to get a break."
Not too long afterwards, Leon, Yuffie and Aerith caught up with the four of them. Leon looked exhausted, Yuffie looked bored, Aerith carried a ridiculous amount of potions.
"Leon, you're injured," Aerith said.
"Stupid Canon," Leon muttered, holding his arm. "And Cid didn't even need my help."
"No," Yuffie interjected. "He just didn't want it."
Aerith handed Leon a potion. Leon started to drink it, but paused.
"What did you put in this?" he asked, sounding more tired than angry.
"Milk," Aerith said with a grin.
Leon groaned and muttered something about repeatedly telling Aerith
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C16
Chapter 16-Tension Rising
"The fact that you are still worrying about that worries me."
"Well, have been able to form dark corridors since you found yourself alive again?"
"The thought of him driving a Gummi Ship is a scary one."
"Everyone come and see the amazing Demetrius!" shouted a young man with sandy-blonde hair. He was holding a sitar and standing on a makeshift stage in the middle of the Marketplace.
A few people wandering about actually stopped to watch him.
"Hey, think we should start up a band?" asked a young duck by the name of Dewie.
"Totally," his brother Huey replied.
"I'm up for it," said their brother Louie.
Demetrius (as he was calling himself) strummed his sitar in a very rock-band-ish manner.
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C15
Chapter 15-Full Stomach Pot and Squirming Evil
"I gambled in a game fate said I could not win."
"Right. So I'll add that to our checklist of things to do."
"This town seems really quaint," Kairi said.
"Ah, brings back memories, doesn't it, Riku?" Sora said, stretching.
"Hmph," Riku said. Unfortunately, his memories of Traverse Town were not good ones.
"I'm hungry!" Sora said. "Let's go find someplace to eat!"
"Correct me if I'm wrong," Axel said. "But is he always this random?"
"He's improved over the years," Riku muttered.
Sora led the way to a restaurant in First District. Twenty minutes later found them eating dim sum heartily.
"Whoa!" Axel exclaimed. "Is that... Luxord?"
Sora and Kairi turned around to where Axel's line of sight was.
"Yes, let's be really obvious ab
GingerbreadWe were told to make gingerbread men. Everything was going smoothly. The cookies came out well and had cooled off just right. I left my little brother alone with the cookies for two minutes while I went and grabbed the icing. He was making them play with each other.
When I came back, I was shocked. He had taken a bite out of each of the twelve cookies. Some were missing legs, others arms, and some were headless. Somehow, he had managed to bite one completely in halfboth of its legs were missing.
"What'd you do that for, Bud?" I asked.
"They were yummeh!" he said, his mouth full of gingerbread.
Rather than scrap the batch and start over, I had an idea. Mom was already going to be mad at us. We took to decorating the cookies like there had been a gingerbread massacre. The gingerbread men that still had faces were made to look like they were in pain. The frosting doubled as
Glittery MessShe went to pick up her daughter from preschool. Usually, she found the child playing dress-up or house, and occasionally the young girl was found playing blocks with the boys. Today, however, the entire class was still doing arts and crafts when she got there. She stood just inside the door and watched the children quietly. She wasn't really in any hurry.
The teacher looked up and saw her.
"Oh, Mrs. Peterson, I didn't see you there!"
"I'm in no hurry," Mrs. Peterson said.
"Ashley," the teacher called. "Look who's here!"
A little blonde girl with curly pigtails looked up. Her face was a glittery mess. Glitter covered her clothes and sprinkled of it were in her hair.
"Mommy!" she exclaimed. "We're making stars!"
She held up a limp piece of yellow construction paper cut in the shape of a star. One entire side of the star was covered in varying colors of glitter.
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C14
Chapter 14-Go for it! and Beneath the Ground
"Ugh, Xaldin was annoying."
"He's the god of the Underworld, it's not like he can die or anything."
"You know, I never quite realized just how many different worlds there are," Kairi mused as they got off the Gummi Ship. "And technically, this is only the third new one I've been to."
"Third?" Sora asked. "We've been to Hollow Bastion, Mysterious Tower, Disney Castle and Twilight Town."
"You're forgetting that I was born in Hollow Bastion and that I've been to Twilight Town before," Kairi said with a mischievous grin.
Axel stood surveying the area. "I've been here a few times," he said. "All on Heartless kill missions. The ones that they knew they couldn't send Roxas or Xion on because they had bigger Heartless to attend to
Pieces Lie Where They Fell C13
Chapter 13-Hollow Bastion, Roxas and The Corrupted
"Must I handle everything myself?"
"The Dusks inform me that the two of you have been making a mess of things."
"Sure, no one cares about Axel over here..."
"You know," Axel said, getting off the Gummi Ship. "That wasn't too bad."
"Glad to see you don't mind travel by Gummi Ship," Sora said. "Riku complains about it every chance he gets."
"I just admire the simplicity of dark corridors," Riku said. "I don't complain about the Gummi Ship anymore."
"Yeah, ever since you started driving it," Sora argued.
"Sheesh you two," Kairi said. "Let it go."
"Hey, you guys are back!" came Aerith's soft voice.
"Yeah," Sora said. "We need to go visit the castle, especially Ansem's s