Author's Note: Oooh…I feel bad. I got an inspiration and I'm writing another story again. To make things worse, I'm using the Korean Word program and I can't figure out why things like double-spacing occurs when I type this. Well, anyways, I started another Kingdom Hearts fanfiction so bear with me, people. And don't worry, I haven't lost interest in my other stories yet; far from it, actually, so here's another one.
Author's Note 2: I decided the prologue should at least be rewritten, before I start tackling parts of the other chapters to better fit the prequel I began, Our Last Memories. Unfortunately I believe the storyline I set up for Our Last Memories is far more interesting than the one I originally set up for Rain of Sorrow because OLM deals with some issues that I didn't know what to do about in RoS. So if you read both stories already, you might as well start rereading the rewrites. If you are new to this, please read Our Last Memories first; that is my recommendation. But if you want, you can read this story, too. Sorry for the inconvenience; I hope to explain more in my blogspot page. The address can be found in my Bio page.
Copyrights: All characters belong to Square-Enix and Disney, but the storyline remains mine.Rain of Sorrow Prologue: How Much Longer?
This is the fifth year now. It's been four whole years since the Heartless first came to Destiny Islands, did you know that? How has time gone on like this? Twice I've seen you since you first gave me back my heart, and each time you told me you'd come back. You promised, remember? You never break your promises. That's the one 'part of you I knew would never change.
But you have changed. I remember when I told you never to change but you did. I guess we all grow up, and I guess Time loves change. I still remember when we were fourteen, stupid, and naïve; you were always the one who made me laugh, always the one who cheered us up. If it weren't for you, Riku wouldn't be who he was, before he started wondering about the world beyond. If it weren't for you, where would I be? Where would the three of us be? What would have become of me if you hadn't entered my life…or if I hadn't entered yours?
The last time I saw you, you've grown. Haven't we all? But as we grew older, we lost ourselves. Wasn't that why you forgot me, the same way I forgot you? I'm just glad he helped bring us back together, even though I could never thank him. I forgot his name, Sora, the same way I nearly forgot yours. Why do we forget so easily? It's been two years, Sora, and I can barely remember how you look like. I can't remember your voice, I can't hear it anymore.
Where did you go? You were supposed to find the Door of Light but when we met again, you were no closer to it than you were the year before. And then, you vanished.
Riku came back this summer, two years after I left you two at Disney Castle. You, Riku, Donald, Goofy, and His Majesty King Mickey were fighting that red-haired man, who wanted to open that door. Strange, I forgot his name, too. But no matter. Riku came back, alone, badly beaten, shaken to the core. And without memory. He managed to make it back here but he didn't remember what happened after I left you, and went home. He didn't know where everybody was. And then I remembered that huge explosion of white light as the gummi ship I was in pulled away towards Destiny Islands. Was that what happened?
Sora, I've been waiting. Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie have been waiting, too. We can't stop Time, though; we can't pause it and just wait for you to come back. Life moves on. New people have passed through our world, our home, with some staying and some going. Some people we knew have left, and others, like the Mayor, are no more. Destiny Islands has changed so much since the last time I saw you.
I wonder where you are. On these dark, rainy days I still dream of you, though I can barely recall you. I sit in these classes at the local high school, and though I'm supposed to work like my very life depends on it, I know what's out there and I can't help but let my mind drift away, back to you and your destiny. Do you know what school is, Sora? People think schools and universities and colleges are the most important institutions and philosophies in one's life but you know and I know that's not true. I know what's out there. I've always known. You know how strange it feels, listening to these adults talk on and on as though they know everything? They think they know, but Riku and I, we know more. We know the truth but we can't say anything. Why should we? Who'd believe us? I've been labeled 'crazy' before, and I don't want to be called that again.
Please, Sora, please come home. I've been waiting, always waiting, but I know sooner or later, I'm going to have to move on with life. I don't want to let you go, don't' want to lose your laughter, your smile, your eyes forever. I've been waiting for so long, Sora, and I don't want to lose you. I don't want to let you go without telling you what I've always wanted to tell you but could never say.
I love you.
I wish I told you before we went our separate ways, but now I can't.
Wherever you are, think on me. Don't forget me, Sora. Please.
Author's Endnote: Well, I wonder how that went. It's only the prologue so nothing to worry! I wonder how fast I'll end up updating the first chapter, though…please review; I'd like to hear your thoughts on this!
Author's Endnote 2: The revision is done and I need to get back to homework. It'll be a while before the rest are revised, along with all my other works. I have a feeling my parents are getting suspicious of this constant typing…but please review. Long reviews, questions, comments, and critiques are welcome, especially from those who have read the original prologue. Thanks.