I have a feeling my chaps are getting shorter and shorter... enjoy?


Everything went dark...

"Gotcha."

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Ocean blue eyes opened to darkness. She looked around, desperately trying to make out where she was.

"What..." even though the question became lost, someone answered.

"Don't worry, you're safe." Raxein turned in every direction, yet seeing no one.

"Huh?" she asked.

"This is the Station of Awakening, if ya wanna know." the voice continued.

"Station of... Awakening?"

"Yeah, you got it."

"When did I awaken- I mean-"

"No you haven't yet. This is kind of a limbo." Raxein turned to shock.

"Am I dead?" The voice chuckled.

"No, doofus. You just need to wake up. Face the truth."

"What do you mean? Who are you anyway?" Raxein asked the abyss. The voice giggled amused.

"You know who I am."

Emerald eyes glittered and the lips curled into a fox grin.

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The Nymph chuckled amused, yet in a school girl way. The pyromaniac took his pride to stare at the floor.

"You what?" she teased, barely holding back her laughter.

"Just a little. Ya know, the general. "

"Even the general is too complicated for you, Red." she laughed, finally. Axel decided to fully look her, take in every detail of her. Oddly enough, he liked the image of the Nymph laughing, even if it was at him.

"Fine, we'll have a try." The Flurry grinned appreciated.

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The door creaked when opened.

"Yes?" The blond poked his head in the precious library of his comrade. The blue haired smiled.

"I am glad you could come, Demyx." The Nocturne came to the center of the gracious room, stacked with wisdom.

"Anything you need?" he asked.

"Not really, but I thought you would like to know."

"Know what?"

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"So, what truth do I have to face?" The red haired asked, walking on the stain glass of Snow White in circles. There was no reply, but a gust appeared just next to her. She turned to see a certain blond.

"Roxas!" Raxein ran up to him, hugging him automatically. He did not return the gesture.

"Man, am I glad to see you! This is all- hey, are you okay?" she asked worried. The boy didn't look at her.

"Everything's fine. As always." he tried to smile, but Raxein knew the falseness of it.

"What's wrong?"

"Nothing." His glimmering blue eyes gazed emptily past her.

"Rox, you can tell me!" she urged, supremely worried now.

"Apparently I can't." He was still avoiding eye contact with her.

"Why?"

"I see no point in trying to open up to you when you refuse to let me in." Blue orbs focused on hers, stinging like cold ice. Raxein let go of his shoulders.

"Huh?" His hardness hit her unprepared and unexpected. She flinched back.

"You know, it's kinda ironic. You can't lock me out, Raxein, I'm the Key." he chuckled and disappeared.

"Roxas?!" she was stunned by his iciness, it was so unlike him. So... heartless.

"Woken up yet?" the voice came back, floating bodylessly around like a breeze.

"What's going on?!" the red haired demanded. A swirl of darkness, and Axel stood where Roxas had earlier. Raxein didn't budge, relieved to see him but also conspicuous.

"Hey sister." His emerald eyes held the same emptiness as Roxas' blue ones had before. Raxein's brows furrowed under her flaming red hair.

"What's wrong with you?!" she asked, temper rising. To her surprise, Axel smirked.

"Now that's how I know you."

"Huh?" Anger seemed to pulse through her veins like white hot coals.

"Always angry. A feisty, tough but good girl you were, Arien." The voice smirked unseen.

"I'm ME!! So shut up!" she shouted. Something was wrong with her, she didn't want to scream, she didn't want to get angry, it just wasn't her... Raxein groaned in annoyance and frustration. It was as if she was torn apart, this thing, this voice or this place, it must have done something to her to make her like this, to make Roxas like that, and Axel, her brother...

"Why be angry? You got what you want, Raxein." Her fiery blue eyes glances at him, trying to compress the emotion built inside. She couldn't feel... it was impossible...

"What do you mean I got what I want?" she snapped.

"You found me. Wasn't that your main purpose? And look what came along with it."Axel continued. She looked away from him, deep in thought. He was right...

"Yet you throw it away." It was his turn to send his gaze to the ground. She however looked at him again. His statement seemed to have cooled her, even if just a little. Her brother gave her one last glance before he disappeared. The girl was speechless.

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"Please, please wake up."


oh, don't you just love all this mystery? I do believe we've reached one of the critical points now...

mmmmh, I analyzed my writing a little(or at least I think I did), and come to the conclusion that I don't describe feelings and such enough. I guess with my stories you gotta read between the lines a lot. go on, be critical about it. give me your best shot.

I promise I won't cry. in fact, I think the more I can, uh, get out of yer review, the more I can improve, the shorter time it might take me to update. and of course, the chap is gonna be better. hopefully.

oh yes, and on a sad note, I don't have that much time anymore, it's that time of the year when the teachers press your brains out, smear it on a piece of paper and mark as PHAIL'D. so I kinda gotta study a little.

go shoot.