An excerpt from my upcoming seriesAriana, hidden underneath the family Cloak, stalked the corridors as she tried to bring her chaotic thoughts to order. Even though to most students (her brother included) it was an ungodly hour of the night, she had found that as the year progressed she needed less and less time to sleep. It didn’t help that it was once again Halloween, both her birthday and the day her adoptive parents had been killed. She was always more restless on that day, which no one else save her friends (she shrugged off the instinctive urge to call them her pack) realized just how much that day pained her. Even then, though, she had always been able to sleep after a good cry… until this year, anyway.
May the powers that be have no mercy on Voldie’s soul, she thought bitterly, for it’s his fault that I can’t identify myself as a human anymore.
Ever since the graveyard incident (to which she could now remember snippets of her battling the Death Eaters with her
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Kairi sat on the paopu tree, staring out toward the ocean. She knew she shouldn't be worrying, that Sora and Riku could handle anything that came their way, but still she worried. It had been almost two months since her two best friends left to take their Mark of Mastery exam, and she had heard no word on how they did. She sighed, "It's just like two years ago, when they saved the worlds from Organization XIII."
She jumped down and started walking back toward her rowboat.
"I mean, is it too much trouble to send a messenger? Or even just a simple letter in a bottle?" she asked herself as she opened the door of the shack that connected the tiny islet to the island. Briefly she paused, looking around to see if maybe they had sent Pluto with a letter in his mouth, which she had heard from Donald was how he and Goofy started their journey that eventually led to Sora. She rather liked Pluto, especially since he was
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"I'm sorry, Heavyn dear. I know how much this job meant to you, but I just can't afford to keep the shop open anymore. I'm going to have to let you go," said Heavyn's boss, old Mrs. Lemanski.
"Isn't there anyway I can help you stay open longer?" asked Heavyn, not liking the thought of leaving the little retail shop that (along with playing Kingdom Hearts in her free time) had kept her sane through this past year. Panicking, she thought aloud, "Maybe if I could convince the lawyers that handle the life insurance money to give me enough money to "
"Heavyn, honey, even if you managed to get the money that the life insurance is giving you to continue living in your family's house to help pay for the shop, it still won't be enough. With the economy down the toilet, people just don't want to shop in little stores anymore. They would rather save money, and big department stores can afford to work at a loss, unlike us. I'm
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"Whew thank goodness that the wounds look worse than they actually are," Heavyn said as she finished cleaning up the Riku Replica. She looked at his face, worry creasing her brow and amended, "Although, it looks like he's going to have some serious bruises, and he may have a concussion." Never before had she felt so grateful to have taken that Advanced First Aid class two years ago in preparation for a camping trip, even though her family had assured her that it wouldn't be necessary. Thankfully, that vacation turned out injury free, but she still rehearsed her skills just in case, especially after the accident last year.
"Well, I've done all I can for now. Hopefully, he'll wake up soon!" she said as she put away the first-aid kit. She looked back at his sleeping form. "I wonder where he got all those injuries " she pondered, just one of many questions that were running around in her mind. One thing
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"How did you manage to find me, Xehanort?!?" Repliku demanded while summoning his sword Soul Eater.
Xehanort smiled and said, "I will always be able to track you down, boy. Now, come with me quietly, X-blade!"
"Why do you keep calling me that?!? I don't even wield a Keyblade!"
"No, but since you're Riku's Replica, you could wield Riku's Keyblade if you really wanted to," Heavyn realized with shock in her voice as she held her walking stick in a defensive stance. Her eyes narrowed as she realized in that moment that Xehanort had regained all the memories that were lost when he fought against Aqua, and he was after Repliku for Ventus' former role.
Repliku glanced down at his new friend, admiring her bravery against Xehanort. "Are you serious?"
Heavyn nodded. She remembered how Xion, a Replica of Roxas, was able to wield Sora's Keyblade alongside Roxas. She narrowed her eyes even further. Xehanort looked at her,
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Heavyn groaned. Her head throbbed and she was lying on a very cold surface. She slowly opened her eyes to find that she was lying on a concrete floor. Head still throbbing, she slowly sat up.
"Where am I?" she mused as she rubbed her head. As she looked around, she noticed that the door to this place was a heavy metal door with bars covering a small window. There was a small bed with no visible blankets and a small bucket.
"Am I in a cell? How did ," her voice trailed off as she remembered the last few moments of her encounter with Xehanort.
"That butt-munch knocked me out!" she exclaimed loudly, the pain in her head replaced by extreme indignation. However, she was surprised that she was still alive. After all, she had been insulting him expecting that he was going to kill her. At the time, she felt that it was the only way to make sure that Repliku got away safely, and she wa
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Heavyn looked around in disbelief at her surroundings.
"Where am ," she started to say, but trailed off when she saw what she was standing on. It was a large purple stained-glass platform that predominately featured a portrait of her with several small circles that had different faces in them, four of them darker than the rest. Her eyes widened when she recognized the faces inside the circles.
"Why, that's Sora Riku Kairi ," she said the person's name aloud as she walked by their portrait. She continued, "Naminé Repliku Roxas Axel Xion Terra Aqua Ventus " She paused as she saw the faces inside the darker circles.
Her eyes filled with tears. The darker circles featured her family. She wiped away the tears that were falling as her eyes wandered over her mother, father, older brother and younger sister. Instinctively, she knew that their po
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"I've always been able to talk! I've just never had the chance before!" said the X-blade.
"Well, this is certainly unexpected," commented Yen Sid.
"You can say that again!" remarked Kairi and King Mickey at the same time.
"So, uh, X-blade was that you fighting against Xehanort earlier?" asked Heavyn, her mind blown by this revelation.
"Yup! I could sense that you didn't know how to fight with a blade, so I used my knowledge to protect you!" answered the X-blade.
"Wow. This is so cool!" commented Heavyn.
"Now, you mentioned that you would be able to help Heavyn learn these abilities that Eraqus spoke of?" asked Yen Sid.
"Oh, yes! You see, normal Keyblades take key-chains from various worlds. However, there are no key-chains that fit me, so instead my wielder would be able to learn an ability that the world possesses!"
"Huh I guess that makes sense," said Mickey.
"Hey, would you also be able to tell a Fragment world from
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"Are you guys alright?" Repliku asked, relief showing on his face as he looked at his friend. Ever since he saw Xehanort take Heavyn away, he had been sneaking around the castle trying to find her and Kairi. It was pure luck that he happened to be further down the hallway when he had heard Kairi cry out.
"I'm fine, but Kairi got clawed," Heavyn answered as she stood up. She hurried over to Kairi, Repliku close behind her. They both kneeled down in front of her.
"Are you feeling any pain, Kairi?" Heavyn asked. Repliku just stared at the girl who was Naminé's heart. At first glance, they looked nothing alike since this girl was a redhead and Naminé was a blonde. However, as he looked closer, he could see the similarity in the shape of the face and eyes. He gave a little smile, seeing Naminé in the determination of this girl's eyes.
"I feel alright, Heavyn," Kairi answered, gi
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"Well, well I was right about you, boy. I knew you would come to save your 'friend', although I admit I didn't expect you to come so soon," said Xehanort.
"Shut up!" yelled Repliku as the three of them took up a defensive pose.
Xehanort smirked until he saw the Keyblade in Kairi's hand.
"Where where did you get that?!?" he asked with shock in his voice.
Heavyn and Kairi both smirked as Heavyn replied, "Ha! Wouldn't YOU like to know!"
"Yeah! Like we would ever tell you!" Kairi joined in.
Xehanort glared at Heavyn as he growled, "I know you had something to do with this. Ever since you came on the scene, my plans have been dealt serious blows." He stepped towards her, summoning his Keyblade as he did so. Heavyn's eyes widened as she took an involuntary step back.
"I have no idea how a powerless girl like yourself could do so much damage, but now it's over. I had thought to keep you alive in order to
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One week later, Kairi and Heavyn were standing in front of the tower facing Master Yen Sid, who was holding two small pieces of silver in his hands.
"Heavyn, Kairi, I present to you your armor amulets," he proclaimed as he held them out to the two girls.
As they took them from his hands, Kairi asked, "How do they work?"
Yen Sid replied, "First, you must attach them to a part of your body. The arm is preferred, however any body part will do. Then, when you wish to summon your armor, press down on the amulet and will your body to be covered with armor."
Heavyn nodded as she attached the amulet to her right wrist. She noticed that the amulets were identical to the emblems that Terra, Aqua, Ventus, and Master Eraqus used to wear. She looked over at Kairi and noticed that Kairi had attached hers to her left arm.
As soon as the girls looked back at him, Yen Sid continued, "Now, the next thing that you two need to learn is how to travel without a Gu
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"Where to start I think I better start by explaining how I happened to get involved in all of this," said Heavyn as she sat down across from Master Yen Sid, who was sitting at his desk. Kairi and King Mickey sat down beside her, Mickey silently making it clear that he was still suspicious of Heavyn. Master Yen Sid gestured for her to continue.
"You see, I come from a world where stories from other worlds are recorded in various forms, whether they be in books, movies, television shows, or video games. However, we have been doing it for so long that we don't realize that these stories are true, instead believing that we make the stories up. As you can probably guess, the stories of several Keyblade wielders made it to my world as part of a video game series called, 'Kingdom Hearts', and I was a huge fan.
"You see, my family well, they died in a terrible accident about a year ago. As you could probably guess, I was devast
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Heavyn opened her eyes and looked at the weapon that had appeared in her right hand. Never in a million years would she have ever dreamed that she would wield a Keyblade, let alone the X-blade. It was a little smaller than she would've thought, yet it still was intimidating to look at. She could feel its immense power, and was humbled by the fact that she was chosen to be its wielder.
"What what happened to you? And what is that?!?" came Kairi's shocked voice.
Heavyn looked up to see Kairi staring at the X-blade, surprise tinged with fear showing on her face.
"I'll explain later. First, though, we gotta get out of here!" answered Heavyn. She lifted the X-blade and willed a portal to open at the Mysterious Tower, hoping that this would work. To her surprise, a beam of light shot out from the tip of the blade, and a portal opened in front of her.
"Wow that was easy," she commented.
"Stop right there!
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"What are you doing here, Kairi?" asked a shocked Sora.
"What? You mean the King didn't tell you?" replied Kairi.
"Sorry, you guys. Guess I forgot to mention that Kairi would be joining us at Merlin's," answered said King as he came in after Sora and Riku.
"Okay, but who's that with Kairi? And how is she wielding a Keyblade?" demanded Riku, staring at Heavyn.
"My name's Heavyn. I'm here to update everyone on the current situation," answered Heavyn.
"And she's wielding me because she was chosen to be my wielder!" chimed in the X-blade.
"Wait her Keyblade talks?!?" exclaimed Sora.
"Of course I can talk! I'm the X-blade!"
"Huh this is indeed unusual," remarked Leon. Ignoring the look of disappointment on Yuffie's face at his calm demeanor, he continued, "So, you're the Heavyn that the King mentioned. Why don't you go ahead and tell us what's going on."
"How much has the King told you?" asked Heavyn.
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Quasimodo stared down at the square with listless eyes as he saw two of his friends tied to two stakes. He was chained to the bell tower, the place that had been his home and prison thanks to the man now reciting the 'crimes' that his friends committed. He used to feel so chained to this place ironic now that he was actually chained, he felt nothing but despair. He could see Sora, Riku, Kairi, and all of the others housed in cages next to the platform where Esmeralda wore the white gown that was traditional for burning and Heavyn was just tied up (he had seen the guards try to stick her in the same outfit as Esmeralda, but she had raised so much of a fuss that they decided to leave her as she was in order to make sure that fireballs weren't sent their way).
"Quasimodo! What do you think you're doing?!?" came a voice suddenly inside of his head. His head shot up.
"Who's this?!?" he demanded, looking around.
"It's the X-blade!&
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"Wait, you mean the same Axel that kidnapped me?!? How is he NOT a bad guy?!?" exclaimed Kairi, anger flashing in her eyes.
"Hey, how can you say that about Axel?" Sora blurted out, before covering his mouth. He flushed with embarrassment as Kairi gave him a 'look'. "Okay, I have no idea why I said that " he muttered, lowering his hands and looking to the side.
"How can I say that?!? He kidnapped me, for crying out loud!" Kairi all but screamed at him, ignoring his muttering.
"Kairi, calm down. Did anyone ever tell you the reason why he did what he did?" asked Heavyn. As Kairi shook her head, she continued, "Well, the reason why he kidnapped you was so that he could see Roxas again."
"Roxas? You mean Sora's Nobody?" asked Kairi, recognizing the name from when Saïx had called Sora that.
Heavyn nodded. "You see, Roxas and Axel were best friends back when they were members of the Organization
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Heavyn took off Quasimodo's cloak as she entered Notre Dame for the second time. She smirked as she recalled how she and the dancer had given the guards the slip. Using the pink smoke as a cover, the two of them had used a trap door to get under the podium. Then, as the dancer distracted the guards, Heavyn had made her way over to the stage to grab Quasimodo's cloak. Using the cloak as a disguise, she had then slipped away towards the church.
Hearing the doors open, Heavyn spun, but relaxed when she saw it was only the dancer and her goat.
"Phew I thought you were one of Frollo's guards for a second. Hey, thank you for distracting them," she said as the dancer walked towards her.
"You're welcome," replied the dancer.
"I'm sorry if this sounds ungrateful, but I have to ask why did you help me? After all, I did display magic in front of you," asked Heavyn.
The dancer smiled as she answered, "Well, I saw that mo
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Heavyn and Kairi landed just outside of Radiant Garden's Marketplace. As they willed their armor to come off and headed towards the Marketplace, Kairi asked, "Where should we go first?"
"Well, let's try Merlin's house in the Borough. After all, Merlin might know where everyone's at. Plus, we need to tell him about the current situation anyway," answered Heavyn as the two of them walked through the Marketplace.
"Okay," said Kairi as the two of them approached the steps to the Borough.
"Oh, ye wee lasses! Would ye like to try some Sea-Salt Ice Cream?" called a voice from behind them.
They turned around to find a familiar figure standing there.
"Why, if it isn't Scrooge McDuck!" said Heavyn.
Scrooge got a curious look on his face as he asked, "Do I know ye?"
"Nope, but I've heard of you," answered Heavyn. She gestured towards Kairi as she continued, "Plus, she knows your nephew Donald."
"Oh, do ye now, lass?" he asked, looking at Kair
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"Geez, that's the fourth bunch today," grumbled Sora as he and Riku finished off a group of Heartless in yet another alley.
"Be thankful that they haven't shown up in front of that many townsfolk, Sora. After all, if one of Frollo's men manages to catch us using magic, then we would have a much harder time defeating the Heartless and Unversed. After all, he's still looking for Heavyn and Esmeralda," answered Riku as he and Sora headed back towards the church.
"Yeah, and he's destroying the entire city doing it," remarked Sora hotly. Riku couldn't deny his statement, for in the days since the girls had escaped the church, Frollo had indeed been destroying the city he was supposed to protect. At first, he had simply torn things apart in his search, however in the last day or so he had taken to setting buildings on fire.
"Riku! Another house is on fire!" Sora cried.
Riku nodded as he and Sora summoned their Keyblades.
"Blizzaga!" they shouted in
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"Quasimodo! Wait up!" called Heavyn as she and the others followed Quasimodo up the stairs. As they finally reached the top, they could see that he was looking about for a place to dash off too.
"Phew we finally caught up with you, Quasimodo," said Heavyn in a reassuring tone. As Quasimodo looked towards her, she remarked, "You know, you're pretty fast, dude."
"This is the Quasimodo that we've heard so much about?" asked Sora, looking curiously at him.
Heavyn nodded as she answered, "Yup, the one and only. Quasi, I want to introduce you to my friends. You know, the ones I told you about earlier."
"Quasi?" murmured Riku under his breath, only to receive an elbow in the ribs from Sora as Quasimodo finally spoke.
"Th-these are your friends?" stammered Quasimodo, his curiosity piqued.
Heavyn nodded. "Yup. Meet Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Esmeralda," she said, pointing towards the appropriate person.
"Nice to fina
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They finally managed to catch up with Sora at the old Castle Gate where Demyx was defeated. Sora was looking around, for he had lost track of the Heartless he was chasing.
"Sora! Weren't you listening to Heavyn about a potential trap?" demanded Riku.
Sora turned, then laughed sheepishly as he replied, "Sorry."
"Well, no matter. Let's go back," sighed Heavyn as she started to walk back to the Bailey. Before she took more than a couple of steps, however, a barrier sprung up on both of the exits.
"Well, Heavyn, looks like you were right about this being a trap," said Kairi as various Heartless appeared.
As the four of them summoned their weapons, Heavyn suggested, "You know, Kairi, this would be a great time to try out that new co-op attack we developed while you were training with me."
"Yeah! You're right! Sora, Riku, let us deal with this," replied Kairi as she and Heavyn ran to meet the Heartless. As they ran,
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"So where should we go first?" asked Kairi as the four of them traveled the Lanes Between.
"How about that world over there?" suggested Sora, pointing.
As the other three looked where he was pointing, they saw a world that seemed to be dominated by a large cathedral with a town surrounding it.
"Works for me!" said Heavyn as she shot out towards it.
"Hey! Wait up!" Riku cried as the three of them shot after Heavyn.
"You know, you probably shouldn't race ahead like that. We could end up getting separated," lectured Riku as the four of them landed in a secluded corner of the town.
"Oh, relax, Riku. I knew you guys wouldn't be far behind me," reassured Heavyn as she and the others willed their armor to come off.
Riku just sighed as the four of them walked into the town proper. All around them, towns-people were running to and fro,
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"Hey, Riku, how are we going to get in the running for the King of Fools?" asked Sora as he and Riku reached the stage.
"I dunno, Sora. I suppose we could always " Riku started to reply, however he was prevented from finishing his sentence by the appearance of Clopin on the stage.
"Now, ladies and gentlemen, here's your chance to see the finest girl in France! See the mystery and romance as she makes an entrance to en-trance!" he shouted, gaining the crowd's attention. As he raised his fist high in the air, he cried, "Now, dance, La Esmeralda, DANCE!"
He threw his fist down, and a puff of red smoke appeared. When the smoke cleared, Clopin had disappeared and a beautiful black-haired woman wearing a red dress stood in his place.
"Where'd Clopin go?!?" asked a shocked Sora.
"Who cares?" answered Riku absentmindedly. Sora looked over to see that his best friend was staring at the woman, who had just started to dance. H
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"A cemetery? The entrance to the Court of Miracles is in a cemetery?" questioned Phoebus as the group followed the map to their current location.
"Makes sense. After all, not that many people want to poke around in a cemetery, so it's a perfect spot to hide the entrance to a secret lair," remarked Sora.
Heavyn shivered as they walked through the cemetery.
"Heavyn? You okay?" asked Riku softly, noticing her shudder.
"Yeah, I'm fine. I'm just reminded of my family, that's all," she answered, touched that Riku had noticed. She wasn't that surprised, however, for she HAD noticed that Riku had been (discreetly) watching her very closely.
"He's probably starting to figure it out," she thought as the group continued to wander around.
"Figure what out?" asked the X-blade.
"How I know so much about this world. I predict that he's going to confront me about it soon," she replied.
"What will you tell him?"
She mentally sighed.
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"Wait, how are you going to do that? There are soldiers at every door!" exclaimed Sora.
"Who says you have to use a door?" replied Quasimodo, smiling.
"Wait, you mean climb down?!?" asked a shocked Esmeralda. As Quasimodo nodded, her eyes widened as she looked over the edge.
"Are you sure you want to do this, Quasi? After all, what if the Heartless or Unversed attack you again?" asked Heavyn.
"Again? You mean they attacked him before?" demanded Kairi.
"When I first came up here to see him, he was being attacked by Gargoyle Heartless," explained Heavyn.
"Hmm then we need to split up. Heavyn, since you and Esmeralda are wanted by Frollo, why don't you two go together?" suggested Riku.
Heavyn nodded her agreement as Sora burst out, "I'll stay with Quasimodo!"
Kairi turned to Riku as she asked, "What about you?"
Riku closed his eyes as he mulled over the options in his mind. He opened his eyes as he answered, "I think