Earth, Sky, and Sea

Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts or any of its characters… I do however own this stupid plot bunny and the thousand other plot bunnies that came along with it and I would gladly trade those for Riku and Sora but… you know just Riku would be fine too. And the song "Farther Away" doesn't belong to me either. Sad, isn't it?

Warning: Riku's going to give the warning cause I am tired.

Riku: I'm going to kill someone… no seriously… I'm going to kill someone in this. And there is that thing called yaoi in it… plus what she likes to call angst. I call it me going completely insane at her hands. And despite the fact that she says she doesn't own me, here Sora and me are… stuck in her basement. With no escape to speak of. And she has a video camera down there… HELP ME!

Abbandon: Riku, would you so kindly SHUT UP?! Geez… the last thing I need is fangirls more rabid than me pouring into my house, searching for you and Sora. They would tear up everything I own and that just won't do.

Riku: -pales considerably- There are girls worse than you? Oh dear God, take me from this hell.

Abbandon's Note: Okay, this is part two of a three part series that all are Evanescence songfics. It just came to me one day that I just had to write something like this. So… this is Riku's story. Oh, and all these stories are different. So Sora is not dead in this one… not yet…

Beta's Note: Argh...how did I get roped into this?

Chapter the Second: Farther Away from Earth

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I took their smiles and made them mine

I sold my soul just to hide the light

And now I see what I really am

A thief, a whore and a liar

Yes, Kairi's smile. Sora's smile. I took them and I made them mine. It was twisted, of this I am sure. I wanted to hurt them so badly. I hated how he smiled at her. I hated how she looked at him, like they were a married couple already. Why didn't they just go ahead and share that goddamn fruit that Selphie was raving about. I even gave Sora the opportunity to do it to, handed him that ugly yellow fruit myself. Of course, I myself had different intentions for that fruit, but, of course, that idiot wouldn't catch my meaning. Probably because he could see the ugliness in me. I could see it too. I had no place in their world. He helped people with their problems in order to make life better; I took what I wanted for my own self-gratification. Sora dreamed of one girl, I slept with everyone on our island. He always was truthful, I lied at every turn to cover up my actions. But he was still my best friend. He was useless without me. They all were. They needed someone to challenge them at everything, make them the best they could be. And I did. I made them stronger, smarter. Because of me they could survive on their own. And they lived happily in their world of light. I made a world of darkness in their light, my heart was a tomb. The only object of my affection was Sora. And to hide from him, the brightest light in this world or any other, I sold my soul to darkness.

I run to you

(And run away from this hell)

Call out your name

(Giving up, giving in)

I see you there

(Still you are)

Farther away

One could say that I ran away. I saw it as simply moving forward. And I let Sora follow me; follow like the blind little sheep he was. I saw the potential in him, not Kairi. That bitch saw nothing; never will see anything other than the frippery of the world. What was she doing while we were fighting? At first she was drifting in nothingness, then she was nothing. Then she forgot, forgot about Sora but somehow she didn't forget me. How can she love someone she had forgotten? It was unfair to Sora. I never forgot. I held on and I made sure he was safe. Sure, at first, I betrayed him. I just wanted to challenge him still, see if he truly had the strength of heart to truly fight me. And he did. And when he forgot himself and everyone else forgot him, I held onto every memory. I fought his Nobody, took on the appearance and the name of the man I hated the most, just for him. And he spurns my love for her? When we could have been together forever in the realm of darkness if not for that stupid, beautiful poem. And in that eternal twilight were we sat basking in the waves breaking on the beach, for once I thought he truly saw me. My true affections for him. I guess I was wrong.

I'm numb to you

Numb and deaf and blind

You give me all but the reason why

I reach but I feel only air at night

Not you, not love, just nothing

It's not funny to see them together. It kind of hurts actually. I tried to reach out to him and take him with me. He denied me even that. He denied my love; after all I've done for him. I'd rather wear my blindfold again than see them together. It makes me sick. Her annoying giggling and his happy smile, simply because they can sit together on MY island. So they can exchange love notes in SORA and I's Secret Place. And everyone acts so happy for them even though they can see that it is wrong. Nobody will say anything no matter how much they want to. Well… someone has to do something and I guess that it has to be me. Luckily enough, I have a good enough plan.

I run to you

(And run away from this hell)

Call out your name

(Giving up, giving in)

I see you there

(Still you are)

Farther away

I should take this time to mourn. Mourn the loss of what could have been. I could be sneaking into Sora's bedroom at night, showing him things that he had never seen or heard of before. Of course, he would resist a bit a first but he has never been one to deny me anything. We had a fight a few days ago. I confronted him about never spending time with anyone but Kairi and how it was making everyone uncomfortable. Somehow the argument drifted to my masquerading as Ansem. He screamed at me about how selfish I had been and how long and hard he had looked. I said, calmly of course I never raise my voice, that I had my reasons and that he wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for me. After, technically, I gave the Keyblade to him. Sure, I gave it and took it away but my point still got across. He got so angry that her threw the crown pendant I had given him for his 6th birthday at my feet. He's worn it ever since so I must have made him made. I'm currently carrying it in my pocket as I prepare for our big night.

Try to forget you

But without you I feel nothing

Don't leave me here by myself

I can't breathe

I'm so excited I can barely breathe. I managed to make Sora forgive me, no easy feat mind you. When that boy holds a grudge, he holds a grudge. I begged, ha, imagine me, proud Riku begging for Sora's forgiveness. Well, if I had my way tonight there were no worries about Sora holding that over my head. I asked Sora to meet me in the Secret Place, for old times sake. He readily agreed, he's so quick to please me. I'll give him his pendant back as well. I know he'll be happy to have it back. I check my watch. It's almost midnight. He'll be here any second. I wish I could go back to that time when he was always running to me, the last time he ran to me. I had my hand held out to him, he nearly had it to. But the light inside him was so strong it canceled out everything. I lost that round. I'll make sure that I don't lose this one.

I run to you

(And run away from this hell)

Call out your name

(Giving up, giving in)

I see you there

(Still you are)

Farther away

He arrived on time, cheeks red from excitement and running. I like the way he's smiling, so blissful, so oblivious. But it makes things harder. I'm not sure if I can follow through. But I have to try; this is for both of us. Knowing him, he'll think it's a game. I tackle him and pin him to the ground. He is laughing, I was right, he does think that this is a game. But of course, he starts freaking out when I start stripping him of his clothes. He squirms and he whines but I won't let up. I'm still so much stronger than him. Soon I have him completely naked and he is so goddamn beautiful, just like I expected him to be. He's still complaining, luckily I brought duck tape for his mouth.

I run to you

(And run away from this hell)

Call out your name

(Giving up, giving in)

I see you there

(Still you are)

Farther away

Well, my plan is almost finished. I trussed him up like a Thanksgiving turkey, binding his elbows and his wrists together. Now for the final stage. I take his left leg and bend it towards his back, tying a rope around it and looping the other end around his neck. I put his chain back on too. Now all that's left is to sit back and watch. He stares at me with those big sapphire eyes, they're filled with tears of pain and betrayal. He acts as if I've betrayed him again. What he doesn't realize is that I am saving him. But I do hope he's realized how this game works. As long as he keeps his leg bent, he'll stay alive. If he relaxes it, the rope will tighten and he will die. If he can last until sunrise, I'll release him. Oh… oops… looks like he's figured out how it works the hard way after all. The choking sounds he makes are beautiful. I sigh. Such a pity that such beauty and talent are going to waste.

Farther away

It's been an hour and he's still alive. Maybe he'll survive after all. But I severely doubt it. After all, the human body can only hold out for so long.

Farther away

Another hour and he's still alive. But he's straining to keep that leg up, keep himself alive. I've been questioning him, asking him where is his precious Kairi now that he really needs help? Where are his pathetic friends now? What's he going to do now that I can't help him? And his eyes… oh his eyes… they are filled with so much rage. He is furious with me.

Farther away

The leg finally fell and he's choking. It's glorious. I can see the moments of his life flashing behind his eyes. He's sobbing and I know that he is begging for me to help him, for me not to kill him. I get up and rip the duct tape off of his mouth so that he can fully articulate what he wants to be said. He tells me that he hates me. I tell him that I love him and I kiss him. Instead of making him angrier, it just surprised him. He didn't talk after that.

Farther away

He's dead now. I untied the ropes and now I'm contemplating what to do with the corpse. Should I keep him here for someone to find? Should I dump him on Kairi's front porch? Should I put him into a nice box and deliver him to his loving parents? I know! I'll bury I him… underneath the papou tree. The tree that held so many of our memories. The tree's roots would suck out his moisture and give it to the fruit, making it sweeter and juicier than before. Sora's love… our love will fuel everyone else's.

Farther away

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Abbandon's Note: Well… this is the last time I am mixing chocolate with those weird fruits from the backyard.

Sora: You… you… you killed me! AGAIN!!! And you made Riku do it!

Riku: I saw this coming… I really did… scroll up. I told you it was coming! Did you believe me? NO! And now your minds are destroyed… now I'm gonna go get drunk cause I feel bad for her beta reader… really, really bad…

Abbandon: Both of you! Shut up! I need quiet so that I can come up with the final one! That's right everyone! Kairi's up next!

Kairi: You mean you're actually gonna use me? What are you gonna do?

Abbandon: BACK INTO THE BOX!!!! –chases after Kairi with a Keyblade that she stole from Sora-

Beta: Dear...God...and Jesus...and Mary...and Joseph...and Matthew...and Mark...and Luke...and John...
But for the delight of the writer...I only have one thing to say: "Riku...is just a sexy guy..."