|Final Departure: Bonds of the Heart
Author: Jackpot777 PM
After Xemnas' defeat, Sora returns to Destiny Islands with Riku and Kairi. Shortly after his return, he begins having nightmares that could be the start of what he believes will be his final journey. No yaoi. Formerly known Final Departure.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Sora & Ventus/Ven - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,797 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 09-12-12 - Published: 04-30-12 - id: 8075631
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
A/N: I'm starting a Kingdom Hearts one that will be quite long, I think.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
Sora stood in his Dive of the Heart, on the green Snow White platform. He looked around. Roxas hadn't summoned him, but that made him wonder….Who did?
He wore large black and silver shoes; black pants and navy blue belt, a dark gray shirt with a black, unzipped jacket over it, solid black gloves, and his signature crown necklace and wallet chain.
He heard footsteps from over his shoulder. They were slow and you could hear the heel of the foot drop and then the front. Sora turned to see something, or someone.
It had to be human. It had a dark mask and a bodysuit that looked like it hugged the body. It was red and black with outlines of muscles on it. His dark boots moved slowly and contrasted the color of the platform.
Sora took a step back each time it went forward. When it stopped, it tilted its head. "What's wrong, Ventus?"
"Who are you? And who's Ventus?" Sora shouted, taking a defensive battle stance.
"Come on, we need to get moving. Master Xehanort is waiting for us," he said.
Sora had to take a moment to process that it had a similar to his. Then again, his guard went down as he contemplated that he said something about Xehanort. "How do you know Xehanort?"
"Man, you really took over Ventus, huh?" Vanitas walked to his left, head down.
"What do you mean?" Sora summoned the Kingdom Key and pointed it at the figure.
"I suggest you put that down," he warned, summoning his own keyblade. Sora stared at it in awe.
"Do you like it? It's called the χ-blade, with the ancient letter, not 'key'. It's incomplete, but I just need something from you." Vanitas ran his index and thumb across the edge of the blade.
"Me?" Sora held the Kingdom Key in both of his hands.
"Yes." Vanitas pointed to Sora's chest. "I need Ventus' heart. Either you give it to me and I let you live, or I'll have to extract it from you the hard way."
Sora had to find out who this guy was to do anything. "Fine, but tell me your name and how you know Xehanort."
"The name's Vanitas, by the way. But I don't think I can just tell you." Vanitas held his blade with one hand, the same way Riku held his.
Sora lunged at Vanitas, accepting the challenge. From the air, Sora threw his keyblade over his head, hoping to get more force into it. When he came closer to Vanitas, he swung it forward.
Vanitas blocked it with the χ-blade, creating sparks between the blades. Sora could partially see behind the mask. All he could see was a set of golden eyes.
With little effort, Vanitas knocked him back. Sora used his keyblade to stop by touching the tip of it to the floor as he was sent back.
The same friction was caused, although a screeching sound was heard. Sora was panting heavily as he stood up. This guy wasn't a joke. He was the real deal.
"Come on, Ventus, unleash your true power and help with the χ-blade!" Vanitas yelled.
"Look, I don't know who Ventus is, but I'm Sora! Nobody else! Only Sora, got it? So-ra!" He enunciated, holding the Kingdom Key up, casting Cure. "Show your face!"
Without a word, Vanitas jumped to Sora, a dark aura surrounded the incomplete blade as he brought it down to clash with Sora's keyblade. "Is this all you have in you, Sora?"
He growled, pushing back his enemy into the air. To his dismay, he saw Vanitas land gracefully on his feet. Vanitas put out his left hand, curling his index and middle finger to signal Sora to come forward.
Sora rushed over to Vanitas, a scowl on his face as he clashed with him. They repeatedly hit their blades together, trying to force each other back.
When Vanitas put the dark aura around the blade again and tried to strike, Sora used the Kingdom Key to catch the blade through the center of the two connected keys.
Behind the mask, Vanitas was surprised at Sora's actions. In a swift movement, Sora pulled back his keyblade, having the top hooked onto the χ-blade and swung it to the left, releasing it from Vanitas' hands. He followed it up by striking the mask of him.
The dark glass cracked slightly until it broke in half and fell. Sora was wide-eyed as he saw Vanitas' face. "M-me?"
Vanitas smirked as Sora stumbled backwards. "What, surprised?"
"Why do you look like me?" Sora rose up the Kingdom Key again.
"Ventus. I look like you because of him, since I am a part of him and always will be." Vanitas stepped forward, monsters appearing behind him.
"Heartless?" Sora held the blade in his hands.
"These beings are not Heartless. They are Unversed, monsters that come from negative emotions. I create them and even when you defeat them, they will always come back to me," Vanitas explained.
Sora saw a Darkside appear from behind Vanitas and two Twilight Thorns appearing next to it. Shadows and dusks surrounded him as he sank into a portal of darkness. He released his keyblade and tried to rise back up from the impending darkness that would eat him.
Vanitas stepped forward to see Sora sink down, struggling to get up. A smirk covered his face as he motioned a goodbye to Sora.
When all Sora could see was black, he lost all feeling in his body. Silently, he hoped that Kairi's hand would grab his and pull him back into the light, as Naminé had done to Roxas.
Kairi. Sora felt the darkness as a force that tried to crush him. Because of how the element felt, he couldn't tell if his eyes were opened or closed.
Is this it? Is this how it'll end for me? Without Goofy, Donald, Riku, Roxas, or Kairi? Sora relaxed his body to the dark, refusing to fight back until he felt the familiar feel of water.
He could hear muffled voices. They were calling his name. No doubt it was Riku and Kairi, telling him to get back on land. He opened his eyes and saw the faint light of the sunset.
When Sora's body surfaced on the water, he looked up at the dual colored sky. The orange and magenta creating a simple feel that he wanted to bathe in forever.
It would calm him from what had happened in his mind. Many questions ran through his mind as he blinked and started to turn over to swim back to the island. The centered around that blade Vanitas held, Vanitas himself, Ventus, and the monsters called Unversed.
His serious face stayed until he could perfectly see Kairi and Riku on the island, waving for him. Sora created the illusion that he was happy, that everything he had seen earlier didn't happen.
As he lay in bed, with his hands behind his head, he sighed in frustration. "Who is Vanitas?"
He looked at the island, the place where everything happened. The place where his life as a keyblade wielder started. His eyes softened, gazing at the Paopu Tree where he and his friends sat.
Sora went on his side, the one facing his window, covering himself with his blanket as he shut his eyes, hoping to forget about Vanitas. But the name stuck, and so did what he said. "Master Xehanort? If Vanitas is real, then could Kairi be in danger?"
The next morning, he awoke to the voice of his mom, who called, "Sora, there are people here to see you!"
With a loud yawn and a stretch, he pulled the covers off and going down stairs. A shine went into his bright blue eyes and a grin widened.
"Donald! Goofy!" Sora said happily as he tackled his friends down.
A/N: Well, that was the first chapter of my story, so I hope you liked it. I think Sora's serious when he needs to be, right? I also gave him a new look because he's now sixteen and he should get something new. Now, Sora will start out with the Kingdom Key because it's his basic blade and because it's my favorite.
The χ-blade Vanitas wields in incomplete, of course because he is not fused with Ventus at the moment. And you can pronounce the χ as 'kye' or 'key'.
AM I the only one that dislikes the fact the Dream Drop Distance is only on the 3DS? I hope not.
If you like this chapter, or the storyline I'm trying to create, leave a review!