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Behind the Door.
Spinning, with ease cuts the Keyblade through the Heartless. The Ultima Keychain hangs from the hilt. Every Heartless on its path pulverized. Far away yells are heard.
Donald and Goofy, his partners. It had been four years, four years ago he had sealed the Door to Kingdom Hearts. Four years ago, he had defeated Ansem. . . . And four years ago , he had left Kairi. Together with Donald and Goofy, he had leaved her for his search at King Mickey and Riku. And still he hadn't found them. Still he hadn't found the Door to the Light. And even worse, the Heartless were back. He jumps into the air, catlike. Powerful combos rains down on the Heartless. Only the half of the Heartless still stood ground. Another attack. Only a few left. With an almost nonchalant strike all of them were destroyed. He didn't even sweated. A little bit farther stood Goofy, and Donald stood behind me.
"Garwsh, Sora, that was quick." Goofy said happy.
He probably was. Donald didn't say anything. He's his grumpy old self. Without saying a word, they continued their journey.
A few days later, they had found Pluto with Mickey's letter. It said :
'Dear Donald, Goofy and Sora,
It is time for me to tell you what I had to tell you already a long time ago . . You'll see, your real journey hasn't begun yet . . It will start when you reach the Door of Kingdom Hearts again . . . And I know, it's confusing, but in time you will understand . . . All I can say for now, is that you have to be careful . . . This is a text I found a wile ago, maybe it will give some courage:
Thinking of you, wherever you are.
We pray for our sorrows to end,
And hope that our hearts will blend.
Now, I will step forward to realize this wish.
And who knows :
Starting a new journey may not even be so hard
And maybe it has already begun.
There are so many worlds,
But they share the same sky-
One sky, one destiny.
And remember, there will always be a Door to The Light.
P.S.: When you see Minnie, tell her I'm sorry.'
But nobody saw the little piece of paper that falls on the ground. Just before it blows away, you can see its contents :
'Remember, Sora . . . You are the one who will open the door to the light.'
Then it disappears out of sight, almost sadly dancing on an invisible breeze. Unseen by anyone.
"So, what are we going to do?" asks Goofy. "Isn't that obvious, you big palooka, we're going to search at that 'Door to Kingdom Hearts' again." Before Sora can say something, a light flares out from under him. Beside him, with Donald and Goofy happens the same. The light flares up, even more than before. So bright that you can't see at it, like the sun. When the light disappears, Sora, Goofy and Donald are gone. The only prove of them being there were their footprints.
How long had it been? How long had he been here? How long was it ago . . . That he had lost hope?
The time here . . . you could only measure it with the length of you hair. So that's what I did. And still ... I didn't know it for sure. I lost hope in this endless darkness . . . or endless light. But this time, it was different. When I wake up, something was changed. Before me . . . A seeming, endless path, white in color, stretched out. And something inside me said, that there was more. And so I left. I left my despairs, my fears, my expirations, . . .
"Sora . . .Kairi . . .I'm sorry."
And I began my new journey. To what? I don't know . . . Within the darkness, the path continues forth. It was a winding path. From that point, the path disappeared into the darkness.
"Is this place, the world of the dead?"
I walk down the unending road. Behind me, the path was no more, but the darkness spread. Staggering, I came to a stop. A bluish-white light covers my body.
"I can't disappear yet. Not before I see Sora and Kairi again-"
But when I step farther on the path, a voice could be heard :
"Riku, can you hear me? I'll be there soon."
"Who are you?"
Riku looks over his shoulder. No one was there. But only darkness, spreading out.
"One more Keyblade. I've obtained a Keyblade for the other side."
"?" I didn't understand
"I have been talking to you this whole time." "But your heart, which was concealed in darkness, caused you to resist and I couldn't reach you."
"I don't know who you are but, what's happened to me?"
Riku continues to stare into the darkness as he spoke.
"Your heart conquered the darkness. But you couldn't regain your body. Because of that, in this side of darkness where hearts are gathered— Only your heart was left behind."
"What should I do?"
"Here, where the door through which darkness can pass in and out of appears— Because we cannot go through the door, in order to close the door from both sides, five keys and five hearts are needed.
Two Keys of Hearts.
Two Keys of Worlds.
One Key of both, Heart and World.
Perhaps you too, like Sora, come for this. Perhaps it is Destiny."
Riku looks at the continuing path before him.
"Destiny---. You seem to know everything, don't you? So, I have one thing I want you to tell me . . ."
Riku confronts the voice in the darkness as he spoke.
"Are Sora and Kairi safe?"
"You personally should be able to feel their hearts. How they are perceived by you-- depends on your heart."
Riku saw Sora's figure. He opens his closed eyes. He felt the thing smoldering inside him . . . finally disappear.
I felt his presence leave me, but it was nothing. My hope had been restored.
"Sora, Kairi, I will find you. . ."
When he says that, a light appears in his hands. A Keyblade appears. It's a Kingdom Key. The weapon is totally silver, with a hilt of gold.
Then I realize something; it had been Mickey's voice.
"So, it is my destiny . . .oh well, lets start."
And he disappears in the darkness, following his path, his destiny.
Four years . . .
Already four years . . .
"I miss him . . ."
Her voice shakes a little, as if she was holding back tears. Her long, red hair flies on the breeze. Sadly she looks out over the ocean. When she looks up at the starlit sky, she sees a falling star. ". . . But . . .The worlds aren't connected anymore . . . This can't happen . . . .Oh Sora, where are you, I miss you so much . . .You'll come back, right? . . ." She walks to the Paoputree. Quietly she looks at the sunset. Behind her, a girl comes closer. "Kairi?" Her voice sounds questioning. "Yes Selphie, what is it?" "You've been acting so strange lately." "I do?" "Yeah, but that isn't why I came . . ." "Kairi turns around. Curiosity is writhen on her face. "Why than?" "I found something, a staff. And a letter with your name on it." She gave them to Kairi. Quickly she opens them.
Danger is coming.
That's why we write this letter.
You will have to leave the island, and search for Riku, Sora and three other Keybearders.
You path will become clearer, when you're on your way.
The Staff, it's called The Hearts Staff for you're a Princess of Hearts, will help you on your search.
You can open portals with it to other worlds.
We wish you much luck on your journey,
Sadly she looks at her best friend. "Sorry Selphie, I am going to leave you guys." "What!!! . . . Why?" She sounds so sad. "I'm going to look for Sora and Riku." "Oh . . ." Selphie wraps her arms around her friend. "Good luck, I hope, come back soon, okay?" "I'll try." She spins her Staff around. White light gathers around it, flashes up and disappears. Kairi is nowhere to be seen. Selphie still stands there, tears are gathering in here eyes. "Come back soon okay?!" Than she turns around and leaves the little island. Behind her the sun is now totally disappeared.