I DON'T OWN SKIES OF ARCADIA OR ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH IT, BESDIES THIS STORY. PLEASE DON'T SUE! THANKS

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Aika found herself unable to take her eyes off the quickly approaching island. There was just something about it that made her feel good inside and she just couldn't stop staring at it. She was so trapped in the islands trance that she didn't see Vyse come out onto the deck. At first he said nothing, and just stared at her. She was gorgeous. Every time he looked at her he got butterflies in his stomach. He really liked that red headed pirate, and he hoped that this island would bring on a little more than just a friendship between the two. After a few moments of silence, he finally let his presence be known when he put a hand on her shoulder and announced that they had arrived.

The second they stepped onto the Island de Corazon, all their troubles were whisked away into the clouds. Aika was suddenly overcome with emotion.

"Vyse, it's...beautiful!" A small tear fell from her eye, but she quickly swept it away with her hand.

"I'm really glad you like it Aika." Seeing her smiling like that made his day. "So what do you want to do first?"

"Hmmmmm...well..." Aika scoped out the small island and spotted a flowing waterfall.

"There!" She pointed. "Let's go for a swim...last one in is a rotten egg!" She took off into a sprint, pulling off her clothes as she ran, until all that she had on were her short black spandex and and an undershirt.

"C'mon slowpoke! "she yelled to Vyse over her shoulder as she leapt into the water. He raised an eyebrow and wasted no time getting into his spandex as well, and jumped in right next to her.

"Vyse...I don't know what it is about this place...but it makes me feel...different."

"Yeah I know what you mean, like there isn't a care in the world, and that whatever happens...happens, and it will all be good."

"Exactly..." she said as she swam towards him with a look in her eye that he had never seen before. He didn't quite know what to do as she came closer to him. He couldn't really think; his brain was empty. She slid her hands around his neck. "I'm not sure what's making me do this...but it feels like I should..." she whispered to him with a slightly confused look on her face. He gulped and leaned in towards her. There were centimeters away from locking lips when a huge splash came from beside them, drenching them in water.

"What the..."

A small boy popped up from next to the in the water.

"Um, Vyse, did you know that this island had inhabitants?" asked Aika.

But before he could answer her the small child spoke. "Ahh you must be Captain Vyse and his fiery read headed side kick Aika, no? I'm so glad to see that you made it!'

"Well actually, we are, how did you-"

"Oh that doesn't matter! All that matters is that you're here! We've got loads of stuff planned for you. Come on!" The boy climbed out of the water and it was then that Vyse and Aika noticed what he really was. The kid was a centaur, half man, half horse. He had black hair and deep blue eyes. His human body was an olive color, and his coat was a perfect brown color. He probably wasn't more than 5 feet tall.

"Wow...I didn't know you guys still existed! What, Why, Where..." Aika was speechless at what she saw. She had read about centaurs plenty of times, but she never thought that she'd actually meet one.

"Well," said the boy, "We live here, haha. So I guess, now you know." He stuck out his hand and introduced himself. "Hi, I'm Maddox. Just follow me and I'll show you to your quarters. K?" He trotted away with Vyse and Aika following close behind him.

Within a few minutes they came to a clearing where there was a single grass hut, surrounded by gorgeous pink and purple flowers. There was a strong aroma of fruits and sweets, which made Aika and Vyse feel very warm and spirited.

"Wow, this is all too much Maddox...but, how did you know we were coming?" Asked Aika, curious to how much the centaur knew about them.

"Well," started Maddox "When your friend came and checked out the island a few days ago, we studied him from within the forest. You two are the perfect couple for this island, I just know it!"

"Couple...well we aren't exactly a couple..." blushed Vyse.

"Oh, well you may not be now..." said Maddox as he turned away from them and started off back towards the lake. "But you will be." He lasts words were so quiet they were barely audible.

Vyse and Aika glanced at each other with confused looks. Something about this island didn't feel so right.

HA! Bet cha didn't think it would turn out like this huh? Yeah well I was bored...I'm sorry I can't make my chapters longer but I just can't!! Well I guess I'll talk to you when I update! And sorry this one took so long TATA!!