Special Sneak-Peek of GO!!!
MH: I've tallied up the votes, and the storyline of the sequel will be turned in the 'GO!!!' direction!!!!! Yay! I'll bet half of you are dying to know what would've happened if I'd gotten Haruka Katana votes instead. XP. Too bad. POWER TO THE INTERNET PEOPLE! ((coughcough)) Well, I like the way the plot is folding itself out right now, so! XD. Augh… I'm sorry for not updating for like…
…forever… I promised to update and then I don't for two months… I'm horrible… oh well, I hope this satisfies the wait. Y'know, starting high school is stressful… and on top of that I've got my new project 'It's A Matter of Convenience' to work on (FMA fans, please please please please please please please please check it out, we're in desperate need of reviews!!!!!!!! …pwease?)
Darn… I post this when school is starting!?!?!? That's depressing. Oh well.
Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts. End of story.
(You Put The Dream In My Reality)
Roxas tapped his foot impatiently on the tile floor of the classroom.
'Hurry up and end already, stupid school.' He thought, exasperated. Five more minutes of school. Just five more…
It was the last day of school, and Roxas was a little less than bursting at the edges as the clock ticked slowly, one second after each second. He spent what seemed like forever tapping his hands rhythmically on his desk. He glanced across the room. Naminé glanced back from her desk, smiling gently as the clock's ticking became almost like a bomb.
Roxas furrowed his brow, infuriated by the seemingly slug-slow wall clock. He focused his stare at his brother, Sora. He had a mischievous grin on his face, one that could only speak of evil and endless irritation for the poor blond haired boy. The spiky haired boy wondered what his older brother Cloud was up to, as well as what Riku was doing.
…did he really want to know what Riku was doing???
It was getting close.
Just a bit more…
The whole class tensed. Oh no… not…
He'd completely forgotten about the-
"BAAAAAAAAANZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The class yelled, screamed, shrieked, etc. as they leapt up. Roxas covered his ears just in time for the ear-destroying bell to ring, and the even louder class as they responded, jumping on desks and throwing old papers into the air. Naminé looked more stunned than he did, but that was probably because it had been her first year at Paopu Tree High School.
After the rowdy class filed out of the room, Roxas stood up from his desk, stretched, and strode over to where Naminé still sat.
"Well, that's how they usually are…" Roxas muttered, grinning as a blush spread across his face.
"That really… was something else…" the blond haired girl said, standing up. Roxas wrapped his fingers around hers and together they exited the empty classroom.
(Outside the School)
When Roxas and Naminé pushed open the doors out of the high school, Oathkeeper (Roxas' band) was already gathered under the base of a Paopu tree, waiting for their lead singer/guitarist to join them.
"Well…" Riku grinned, his bright blue-green eyes sparkling. "Look who finally showed up."
"Do I look like the kind of person who forces his way out of a mob of slow moving people who're more like a wall than people?" Roxas shot back, crossing his arms.
"What a coward. Can't even face a few hundred people his own age. How're you gonna put yourself in front of crowds of up to a thousand or higher?" Riku asked. It was true.
Roxas' dream, the same as Cloud's, Riku's and Sora's, was to become a successful-no, phenomenal band, rocking out for the masses.
"I know, but it's just too suffocating." He muttered. Riku sighed.
At that moment, two hands clamped on Naminé's and Roxas' shoulders.
"Gyaaa!" They shouted. The two turned to look at a red haired girl grinning exuberantly at them.
"Kairi…" Naminé said, "you shouldn't do that to people."
"Oh, don't be like that, Naminé!" Kairi laughed, mussing her sister's hair with enthusiasm. She put an arm around Sora, who at that moment looked like he was going to hyperventilate with joy.
"Breathe, Sora." Roxas said sarcastically, rolling his eyes.
Roxas sighed and smacked his brown-haired brother on the head.
"Eep!" Sora squeaked. He took a deep breath. "Okay, I'm good."
"Sheesh…" Roxas murmured. Naminé giggled. It was usually like that when the famous Kairi Gainsborough came within a 10 feet radius of Sora, who was a rabid fan of hers.
"Where's Cloud?" Roxas asked, looking around for his older brother.
"Oh, he's at LockHeart Designs. Something about needing a new back for his earring." Kairi waved off the question like a pestering fly and led Sora in the direction of the town.
"Come on, there're parties to enjoy, music to pump, songs to sing, places to go, records to make!" Kairi teased. Sora followed without any question. The rest of the band followed wordlessly.
(After… Hours of a Partying)
"I'm exhausted!!" Sora groaned, flopping onto his bed with a moan.
"Me too…" Roxas agreed, falling onto his bed with a muffled sob. Kairi and Naminé crossed their arms.
"Come on, just three hours of partying and you've given up?" The auburn-haired girl asked, raising an eyebrow.
"YES!" The Strife brothers answered simultaneously, their groans muffled by the pillows.
"Whatever." Kairi shrugged. "Anyway, we've got more important things to do. Such as…" She pulled out a sheet of paper.
"Whazzat?" Sora asked, half curious.
"The list we'll need of things for the trip."
"What trip?" Roxas slurred, already half asleep.
"For Twilight Town. You do plan on going for a chance at a record deal, right?"
Sora and Roxas jolted ramrod straight from their beds at that instant.
"Y…You're right… I almost forgot…" Kairi rolled her eyes and looked at the first thing on her list.
"Okay. The first thing we'll need… sweaters. Then boots, socks, pajamas, underwear, hair products, combs, leather jackets…" Kairi rattled the things off the list.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa Kairi, slow down." Roxas said, holding his hands in the air for emphasis. "We don't have leather jackets or boots!"
"Oh, that's right. Figures…" Kairi muttered. "I guess we'll have to get them here."
"Yay!" Sora rejoiced. "Shopping trip!" Everyone rolled their eyes.
The energetic spiky haired boy stopped in his tracks. "But…" Sora scratched his head. "Um… what's a sweater?"
Kairi sighed in exasperation. "I knew something like this was going to happen…"
(The Next Day)
"This is ridiculous!" Roxas exclaimed, pulsing red anger marks appearing on his forehead.
"Don't be so mean, Roxas." Kairi said as she held out yet another leather jacket to Sora.
"Come on," Naminé said, gesturing to the Sea Salt Ice Cream stand. "let's go." Roxas followed, glad to be out of the store.
"It's bad enough that your sister's paying for all this stuff, then she goes and practically buys out all the stores in the mall!" Roxas complained, taking a lick of ice cream.
Naminé silently tasted hers. "I know, but that… that's just the way Kairi is."
"…I guess…" The two passed Tifa Lockheart's jewelry store as they enjoyed their delicious ice cream.
"So… what d'you think Twilight Town's like… huh? Naminé?" Roxas looked around. He spotted her staring at the display window of the jewelry store. The blond boy went and stood next to her, staring at the necklaces, bracelets, and rings proudly shown in the case, illuminated by a warm, gold light from the ceiling.
Naminé seemed to notice him next to her. "Oh! Um… Well, let's get going, then!" She said shakily, turning to leave. Roxas caught her by the shoulder.
"Now, now…" He laughed. " Let's take a look, shall we?" Naminé blushed deep scarlet and looked back at the jewelry.
"So," He smiled. "Which one were you looking at?"
"Uh… It's nothing, really. Just some art appreciation, really…" she muttered, taking a bite of her ice cream nervously.
"Aw… you're no fun. If you don't tell me, it'll just keep eating at me until I go crazy!" Roxas said. "Please?"
"Oh…" Naminé blushed even deeper, and sighed. "Well, um…"
Roxas waited impatiently.
She finally pointed to a necklace that sparkled in the light. It was an ornately crafted butterfly made of bright yellow and white gold. Its wings looked as fragile as lace.
"I just thought it was nice to look at, that's all. Come on, let's go. Kairi probably has ten more jackets for you to try on." She said hastily, and grabbed his hand. Roxas was forcefully pulled away from the display window as Naminé jerked him towards the jacket store.
After having bought no less than ten jackets, six sweaters, four pairs of boots, new jeans, new shirts, and three books (they were the best books in the world, she had said); Kairi had finally decided that it was enough. As they began to leave, Roxas stayed behind.
"Roxas, you coming or not?" Sora asked.
"Oh, um, I'm meeting Riku later. We're trying to decide if we need new guitar picks." Roxas said. Sora and Kairi rolled their eyes.
"Whatever, but you'll have to walk back home." Sora said. Roxas stuck out his tongue at his brother.
Once the three were out the door, the spiky haired boy strolled over to LockHeart Designs.
"Hey, Tifa." Roxas called. The dark haired woman looked up from her sketch.
"Well, if it isn't Roxas Strife." She grinned. "Need another clasp repair for your girlfriend? I caught you two staring at my work earlier."
"Well, what do I owe the honor?" She asked, crossing her arms.
Roxas felt uneasy. "Well, there was a necklace in the display-"
"That your girlfriend liked?" Tifa interrupted.
"She's not my girlfriend!"
Tifa rolled her eyes, exasperated. "Roxas, if Naminé's not your girlfriend, then what is she to you? I don't see you strolling in here to get clasps repaired for Riku or Kairi!"
"Wait, Riku comes here for clasp repairs?"
"Don't get off the subject, Roxas." Tifa said sharply.
"If you're going to buy something, then make sure you know who you're giving it to, because you sure aren't going to hand a piece of jewelry to Riku."
"Augh, Tifa, you're giving me goose bumps with this 'Riku has LockHeart jewelry' thing."
"Hmph… well, just make sure you give it to Naminé, alright?"
"Okay, what were you here for, again?"
"You're kidding me!! Arrgh!" Roxas slapped his hand on his forehead in frustration. "I came in here to ask about a necklace, not get a lecture!!!"
"Well? Get on with it."
Roxas took a deep breath and gestured to the display case. "There was a necklace that Naminé liked. I mean, really, really liked."
"I'm not surprised."
Roxas groaned. "It's the butterfly one." Tifa crossed the store and plucked the butterfly from its display.
The store owner put the necklace back and opened a drawer, rummaging through box upon box of priceless works of art. She finally found what she was looking for.
"Okay, you want it in gold or silver wrapping?" Tifa asked, her fingers hovering over the register.
"WHAT!? You expect me to buy this right NOW!?" Roxas shouted.
"Well, seeing as you're leaving in two days for Twilight Town, there really is no other time."
"Gah, you're right…"
"Gold or silver wrapping paper, Roxas."
"How should I know!?"
"… Gold then."
"Since when do you get to choose!?"
"That'll be 1000 munny."
Roxas flipped out. "1000 munny!?!? That's completely ridiculous!!!!!"
"So is your hair, now pay up." Tifa said.
Tifa rolled her eyes. "How about 500 munny now, 500 munny when you get back from Twilight Town?"
Roxas searched through his wallet. "Darn, I've only got… 300…" He thought about the ice cream he'd bought, which was going up to 100 munny a piece.
"Fine. 300 now, 700 when you get back. Or else." Tifa said murderously.
"Yes ma'am!" Roxas squeaked, scared by the intimidating designer. He handed over the last bits of munny he had left.
"Thank you! Please come back soon!" Tifa said cheerily. Roxas took the box and turned on his heel, ready to leave when-
"And, Roxas," She called.
Her tone turned dark and threatening. "If I don't see that necklace around Naminé's neck when you come back, I'll make sure you get your just desserts!"
Her tone was friendly again. "Good. Have a nice day!" Roxas bolted out of the store.
"Geez, she gives me the creeps sometimes!" He muttered. He looked at the box in his hand. The gold paper glimmered in the light of the mall. He sighed and opened the box a bit. There was a red satin box inside which, surely, held the butterfly necklace.
(At the Beach)
The music was just dimming down, and the crowd was starting to leave. The setting sun set the sea ablaze with fiery light. Roxas and Naminé sat on the shore.
Roxas' mind was on two things: the gold wrapped box in his pocket, and Tifa's scary words.
'If I don't see that necklace around Naminé's neck when you come back, I'll make sure you get your just desserts!' Roxas shivered involuntarily.
Naminé looked at him, confused. "Cold?"
"Uh, no, not really."
Naminé smiled, her crystal blue eyes staring at the sun. "Isn't it beautiful?"
"True, but…" She reached for his hand. "Seeing this with you makes it even more beautiful." Roxas blushed.
She didn't say it, but unsaid line ran through her mind, as sweet as a melody.
The sun was falling into the ocean now, the sky getting darker with each passing moment.
The last sliver of light was visible on the horizon.
'You put the dream in my reality.'
The sun set completely, washing the world in twilight.
MH: Well wasn't that precious??? ((coughcough)) Well, I upped the fluff a bit and had a bit of Tifa lecturing Roxas.
And for those of you who're wondering, yes, the butterfly necklace is the Valek necklace. (For those of you, who don't know, don't ask. Just read 'Poison Study', the second best book in the world.)