|King without a Throne
Author: Tighn Lwerka PM
What if, ultimately, Xehanort never existed? Terra and Aqua set out on a quest given to them by their now former Master after completing their Mark of Mastery Exam but with a boy with a gruge against Terra and Terra's growing darkness added to the mix it's going to be harder then the two expected. AU obviously. Beta'd by MidnightxRose. A bit slow paced at points. No actual OCs.Rated: Fiction T - English - Aqua & Terra - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,563 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10-21-12 - Published: 08-01-12 - id: 8383116
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I now have a beta for this story! Her name is MidnightxRose. She did a great job editing this chapter!
I hope this chapter is enjoyed!
Aqua stared out her window, looking up at the meteors that were flashing across the sky. She smiled as she thought how great it would be to finally be a Master. She could find her own apprentices and train them like Master Eraqus trained her and Terra. In turn, they would eventually train more people. Eventually there would be many Keyblade Wielders again, like there once was before the legendary Keyblade War.
She looked away from the window as there was a knock heard from her door. She walked over to the door and opened it to see it was Terra.
Aqua smiled again. "Hello Terra."
He smiled back. "Hi Aqua. Um..." He paused for a moment. "I can't sleep. I'm too excited for tomorrow."
"I am too." the bluenette replied, moving out of the way so Terra could enter.
After Terra entered, he sat down on the chair in front of Aqua's desk. "I can't believe its been fifteen years since we started training with Master Eraqus." He said.
Aqua nodded, walking over to her bed and sitting down on the edge. "It seems like it was just yesterday we met."
Terra smiled, remembering the day clearly.
They had met when he ran away from home. She had been an orphan on the streets and had helped him survive. A bit afterwards, a man who would later become their Master, appeared in town and seemed to be searching for something. They had seen him a lot and eventually, they decided to flip a penny they found, to see who should go talk to him. In the end, Aqua had been the one chosen to talk to him, while Terra watched from a distance. Afterwards, Aqua had came running over to her friend, telling him about there being other worlds, about the Keyblade, saying that the man told her she had the right heart for a Keyblade. He had offered to give her one and train her to become a Master. She told Terra that she would accept, but only if he could prove he was trustworthy and if Terra could too. By the end of the day, they packed what little stuff they had, and set off with Eraqus.
He broke out of his thoughts when Aqua started speaking again, "Do you remember all those stories we heard when we were younger?"
Terra nodded. "Yeah. Weren't your favourite ones the ones set during the Keyblade War?"
Aqua smiled as she remembered the tales of the Keyblade War. Her favourite out of all of them was the tale of Kawa, Asu and Taiki. Master Eraqus told her that there was no way that it was true, but she still liked to think that it was real.
"Wasn't your favourite the tale of the star-shaped fruit that grows on Destiny Islands?" She asked, looking at Terra.
He nodded with a smile.
Aqua reached under her pillow and pulled out two star-shaped charms. One was orange and the other was blue.
"Catch. This is for you." Aqua said as she threw the orange one to her friend.
He caught it, but just barely. He held it up in the air by the string and watched as it twirled.
Aqua laughed. "Remember the second part to that tale? About how sailors would make good luck charms in the shape of a star made from sea-shells so they wouldn't get lost at sea? Well, these charms were inspired by that. I didn't have any sea-shells that I could use so I used what was available to me. Hopefully they will give us good luck tomorrow and every day afterwards."
Terra smiled. "Thanks Aqua. I love it. It's even my favourite color." He said as he gripped it in his hand.
"I did that on purpose. I made mine my favourite color too."
The two talked for a bit more before they both decided that it was time that they tried to get to sleep again. They needed their strength for tomorrow and they had a two cup limit on coffee after all.
Before Terra left he asked Aqua one last thing. "What do you think we'll have to do tomorrow?"
Aqua thought for a moment before replying. "I read somewhere that it depends on both the Master and the apprentices. It's really hard to explain in full detail, especially this late."
Terra nodded and said one last goodbye before walking out of the room and closing the door behind him.
Aqua walked back over to her bed and crawled in. She stared at the ceiling, still not able to fall asleep. She then thought of the tale of Kawa, Asu and Taiki again; the actual title being Light, Darkness and Twilight. The story proved that anyone could be friends with anyone, even if it could get you killed. It also proved that there was good in any heart, even one that's clouded in darkness. She told herself part of the story in her head as she drifted off to sleep.
In his room, Terra was still awake. He studied the charm again in the little light there was. He knew there had to be more to it.
He looked away from it for a moment. It took him a few seconds to realize what he had seen in that moment. He looked back to see that nothing was there. He could have sworn that he had seen two bright circles.
"I must be seeing things." He mumbled before putting the charm on the table beside his bed. Maybe if he stopped looking at it, he could get to sleep.
Next Chapter: Mark of Mastery
I hope you enjoyed the chapter.
Now, I'm sure by now everyone has figured out that Ventus isn't an apprentice of Eraqus. If hadn't you know now. I'm sure a few people are wondering what part he'll have in the story. The question that should be asked is 'Does he have a part in this story?' You read right.
I hope to see everyone next chapter!