Pairing: Implied RikuxSora
Warning(s): Hints of slash
Genre: Romance, angst
Summary: Sometimes, the things right under your nose are the hardest to see.
A/N: This is my first Kingdom Hearts fic, so don't be too hard on me. I may end up writing more of this pairing...but I doubt it. I don't feel too comfortable with my grasp on the characters, but this one begged to be written. So here it is. Hope you enjoy.
They had always been there, always been a part of her life. They had met her on her first day on Destiny Island, and had been with her ever since. She knew they both liked her, and was secretly amused, but simply couldn't think of either of them like that. She tried, and failed, and settled back into a comfortable friendship, knowing they would both move on eventually.
Then, things had changed.
The Keyblade ripped them apart, dragging Riku into the shadows, and shoving Sora into an unwanted spotlight. She had no chance to run, to think, so her heart chose for her, letting her stay with the person she knew would protect her, no matter what the cost.
A quest began, one that put both of her boys in danger, pitted them against each other, and eventually reunited them.
Then, finally, they were home. Soft, sweet breezes wafted by her, tugging at her hair and encouraging her to run faster as she raced down the beach, towards where she knew they would be waiting. Two weeks had not been enough to sate them, and the three still went swimming everyday, reveling in the much missed feel and sound of the surf. However, something was different today.
She stood on the crest of a hill, and frowned, watching the two boys. Riku dunked Sora playfully, only to be knocked back and pounced. They wrestled in the waves for a few seconds before Riku pretended to take pity on his friends fighting skills and 'let' him win. The girl smiled gently and was about to call out to them when it struck her; they were the ones that were different. The island was the same...even she hadn't changed too much. But they...they hovered far too close, letting their playful touches linger more then was strictly platonic, and they didn't even seem to notice.
Shocked by her relevation, Kairi sat down hard and stared, biting her tongue accidently and hissing in pain. Sometime during the course of their adventures, her friends had fallen in love, and, as far as she could tell, neither of them realized it.