x. TATTOO .x

(some things will never go away)

x.x.x.x

The mirror never lies.

She stares into her reflection, and her cracked, chapped lips slowly purse into a pout. She's so beautiful with her mask of smiles and giggles and lies. She knows how to play the game, and she plays it with finesse. But underneath, there's no hiding the fact that she's a monster.

So her fist collides with her reflection, sending mirror shards and flecks of blood everywhere.

She smiles at her pain, and this time it's genuine. She digs the bits of mirror out of her knuckles, wipes off the red stain (and her tears), and walks out.

Put on your mask, Kairi.

It's showtime.

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a/n: Okay. This is for Ana's lovely Kairi-Axel contest. I have a lot (A LOT) more written right now, but I just wanted to put this little introduction up tonight, as a TEASER. Chapter 1, tomorrow or the next day. Yes. This will have chapters, because I think it'll work out better that way. I hope it will… And yes, this is insanely long. I apologize in advance.

disclaimer: KH © Square Enix, Tetsuya Nomura, & Disney. I guess that's it.