Earth, Sky and Sea

Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts or any of its characters. If I did… well… hmmm… let's not go there.

Sora: Yeah! Really, don't let her say it! It's bad enough that I have to listen to her!

Abbandon: -hits Sora over the head with a Keyblade- Quiet you!

Riku: HEY! Don't hit Sora! –Gets hit over the head by Sora's Keyblade- Hey, why'd you do that?!

Sora: I can stand up for myself, Riku!

Kairi: Are you gonna mention me at all…

Abbandon: GET BACK INTO YOUR BOX UNTIL I NEED YOU! –Stuffs Kairi back into her box- Geez… I will tell her when I need her… she is after all my Master of Ceremonies. –Looks evilly at Riku and Sora-

Sora: -whispering- I don't like the way she is looking at us…

Riku: Yeah… we should run… NOW! –Sora and Riku flee-

Abbandon: Hey, you two! COME BACK! –chases after them- Oh and the song "Missing" by Evanescence doesn't belong to me either.

Warning: EXTREME ANGST! Seriously, this chapter is sad! Character death.

Summary: Three different stories… three different points of view. Each one with the other, not knowing where to begin and where to end. Only the love that they share is the same.

A/N: song lyrics Thoughts 'Regular' ++++ "Time change" …GOD I FEEL LIKE A TRIATOR WRITING THIS!!!!

Chapter the First: Missing Sky

Sora stood on the pier as the sun set in the distance. He held his Keyblade in one hand, a papou fruit in the other. His head was turned to the side, towards the little island that was only connected to the rest of the island by a small, rickety bridge. On the tree that bore the yellow, star-shaped fruits, sat his two best friends, Riku and Kairi. The couple had been sitting there almost all day, caught up in their own world. It was funny how these types of things happened. One minute you thought that you knew everything there is to know about the people you've known almost your entire life and then something came along that left your mind reeling. That was how it was for Sora.

Please, please forgive me

But I won't be home again

Maybe one day, you'll look up

And, barely conscious, you'll say to no one:

"Isn't something missing?"

Sora looked down at the papou he held in his hands. He didn't know why he had picked it from the tree. In fact, he didn't know why he had gone to the tree in the first place. It was before Riku and Kairi had taken their place there. It was their place now. It was common knowledge that they had shared the fruit. For some strange reason, Sora felt betrayed. Was it because he thought that they all would stay together forever? No… he was lying to himself. That wasn't the real reason. Most people thought that he still had feelings for Kairi, that's why he had distanced himself. That wasn't it either. No, the reason was quite the opposite. Right now, he hated Kairi, more than he had hated Ansem or Xemnas or even Saix.

You won't cry for my absence, I know

You forgot me long ago

Am I that unimportant…?

Am I so insignificant…?

Isn't something missing?

Isn't someone missing me?

She had forgotten about him. At first all he could think about was her and she had FORGOTTEN him! All the trouble he had went through, risking his life and his heart for her. He had fought his best friend; his best friend had betrayed him for her! But that wasn't the worst of it all, no… There she was, sitting on that tree, kissing the one person who he had truly loved. Kissing Riku. Hadn't Riku realized his feeling for him at all? He had thought that they had made some sort of unbreakable bond in the years that they had spent together, all the sleepovers, the campouts in Riku's backyard, and Sora bringing his mother's cookies over every Christmas and Easter. At this thought, Sora angrily hurled the papou off into the waters of the ocean. He wished so badly that that God-forsaken fruit had never existed and let out a deep sigh. He knew that he was being selfish, that he should be feeling happy that his friends had found happiness in each other. But he wasn't.

Even though I'm the sacrifice

You won't cry for me, not now

Though I'd die to know you love me,

I'm all alone

Isn't someone missing me?

What was he to do now? Who was there to be by his side? Tidus had found love, as well as Selphie and Wakka. They were off with their significant others all the time. All that was left was Sora… poor innocent forgotten Sora. Riku didn't see him anymore, he only saw Kairi. Kairi didn't see him anymore, all she saw was Riku. There was no room for Sora here. There was no place for Sora anywhere. Were these the worlds that he would so willing sacrifice his life for? Were these the people he would so willing shed his blood for? No… there was nothing here anymore. Not for him. He had been forgotten just as easily as Roxas was... again Just this time… there was no Riku or Axel to try and bring either back. No Namine to try and chain the memories back together.

Please, please forgive me

But I won't be home again

I know what you do to yourself

I breathe deep and cry out

"Isn't something missing?

Isn't someone missing me?"

Sora went to the Secret Place. There were his memories. His and Kairi's. They were scrawled all over the walls. He remembered how angry Riku had gotten when he found out that Sora had brought Kairi there. He didn't speak to him for days on end until Sora had been reduced to tears on his doorstep. Riku's friendship had always been important to him. He couldn't bear the fact that Riku was ignoring him, that Riku had replaced him. Riku was nearly his reason for living. Sora traced the picture of two people exchanging papous. What was this? Why was he still here? He wasn't needed anymore. He could go to Radiant Garden and hide out there until he died. He could probably go to Disney Castle and ask the King if he could stay there. But Sora knew that he wouldn't. He didn't have the nerve to ask someone else for a favor nor would he leave the world that he had fought so hard to return to. He had an idea of what to do instead.

Even though I'm the sacrifice

You won't cry for me, not now

Though I'd die to know you love me,

I'm all alone

Isn't someone missing me?

It had been days since Sora went missing and everyone was frantic. Well… everyone except Kairi and Riku. They were still caught up in the blissful, ignorant world of each other. The last thing on their minds was Sora and his whereabouts. That was until Selphie had walked right up to Riku and slapped him across the face. This was followed by a long speech on how Sora was his best friend and how he had a moral obligation to help look for him. And thus Riku was guilted into looking for his best friend. And look he did. For some unknown reason people neglected to check the island where they all had played as children. They checked all the tree houses, no Sora. Finally Riku and Kairi had enough sense to check the Secret Place. That's where they found Sora.

And if I bleed, I'll bleed

Knowing you don't care

And if I sleep just to dream of you

I'll wake without you there,

Isn't something missing?

Isn't something…

The stench was revolting, like decaying fruit and meat. That in itself was disturbing. The blood that was spattered all over the rock walls was disconcerting as well. But the worst of it all, was the rotting corpse of their childhood friend. Sora's body was flat on its back, it's arms spread out to the sides. The cause of death was obvious, the Oblivion Keyblade through the chest was a dead give away. Kairi let out a strangled sob and ran out of the cave; the sight was too much for her. Riku covered his mouth and nose with his hand and proceeded to walk closer to his best friend's corpse. The first thing he noticed was the serene smile on Sora's face and the second thing he noticed was, on the door that connected their world to others, a note addressed to him. It read:

Even though I'm the sacrifice

You won't cry for me, not now

Though I'd die to know you love me

I'm all alone

Isn't someone missing me?

A/N: Well… I know it's sad and depressing and –Gets shoved out of the way by Sora.

Sora: YOU KILLED ME!!! No… wait… YOU MADE ME KILL MYSELF!

Riku: Yeah, and what was with making me look like a jackass! You know that I would be the first person who would go looking for Sora if he disappeared.

Abbandon: Is that a confession?

Riku: I should have known to keep my mouth shut. Okay… to all you reviewers… please review… please… she gets weird when people don't review…

Sora: Yeah so if you love us at all… you will review.