Disclaimer: I don't own Kingdom Hearts, no matter what anyone says.

It's Mika-chan! And this is my first KH fanfic! Since I don't actually play the games (message me if you want the whole story), I might not be getting some of the facts right. If I make a mistake, please let me know. One of my friends is helping me with facts and stuff, but I might still get stuff wrong. At least I know who the people are, right? Anyway...let the deadly tale begin!

Axel walked through the crowded hallways of Melancholy Academy. Strange name for a school he thought as he tried to find A213. A teacher at the front office had told him that the 200 classes were upstairs. Climbing a set of stairs, he met a boy at the top with a strange Mohawk and green eyes, holding a blue guitar.

"Where are you headed?" the boy asked.

"A213." Axel said, trying not to sound nervous, "English with Andrews-sensei."

"You new here?"

Axel nodded.

"I'm headed there myself. The name's Demyx, by the way."

"I'm Axel." Axel said, "Can you show me where to go?"

"No problem." The boy called Demyx said, leaning against the blue guitar, "We should be going now."

Axel followed Demyx to the classroom. There weren't a lot of kids there, much to Axel's relief. Demyx led him over to a group of kids talking toward the back of the room.

"Guys, this is Axel. He just moved here from…where did you say you were from again?" Demyx turned to face the redhead.

"Traverse Town." Axel said.

"Well, this is Kairi, Sora and Riku." Demyx said, pointing to each, "Sora, where is Roxas?"

"In the office." Sora said, "He forgot his Algebra homework."

"He actually did it?" Kairi looked at her friend in amazement.

"I didn't say he did it." Sora smiled.

"Who is Roxas?" Axel asked, setting his backpack on the ground.

"Sora's twin brother." Demyx explained.

"He's always getting in trouble for something." Kairi smiled.

A bell rang signalling the beginning of class. Axel chose to sit next to Demyx, leaving Sora to sit next to Riku. About halfway through the class, just when they were learning about jargons, the door opened and a boy walked in. This must be Roxas. Axel watched him sit in his seat against the wall behind Kairi. He looked exactly like Sora. Axel felt a funny feeling in his stomach that he didn't get when he had met Sora. Once class was over, Kairi walked off with Sora and Riku. Roxas tagged along with Demyx and Axel to Algebra. Axel got the opportunity to sit next to Roxas while Demyx sat in the front row.

"So…why did you move here?" Roxas asked Axel as they worked on a warm-up.

"My mom got transferred." Axel said, copying the math problem from the board to his paper, "Her job requires her to move around a lot."

"How many times have you moved?" Roxas asked.

"5 times from the time I was born." Axel said, now solving the problem.

"What about your dad?" Roxas wanted to know.

Axel didn't say anything for a minute. Roxas was afraid that he had touched a nerve unintentionally. Then the redhead said, "I've never known my father."

"You do have one, don't you?" Roxas chose his words carefully, not wanting to upset Axel.

"I did." Axel said, pretending to concentrate on his warm-up. Roxas had abandoned his entirely, trying to figure out what Axel was talking about.

"My mom said that he died before I was born." Axel said.

"Oh." Roxas didn't know what to say. "I'm sorry."

"It's ok." Axel said, "My mom said that he wouldn't have been a good father."

"Do you have any brothers or sisters?" Roxas inquired.

"Nope." Axel said, setting his pencil down, having finished his warm-up.

"Lucky." Roxas leaned back in his chair, "Sora annoys the crap out of me."

"I'd like to have a brother or sister." Axel said. It was very easy to talk to Roxas. It wasn't like being around Demyx or Kairi. He felt like he could be very open with Roxas.

"Trust me." Roxas said, "You don't. Sora's a pain in the ass."

"I bet he says the same thing about you." Axel smiled.

"He does." Roxas smiled back, "So…do you know your way around the place?"

"A little bit." Axel said, "Just from my house to school."

"We were going to go hang out at Station Plaza after school." Roxas said, "Wanna join us?"

"Sure." Axel didn't have anything better to do.

They had to stop their conversation because they were going over the warm-up. After Algebra, Axel parted with Roxas and met up with Riku and Sora in Gym. After changing out of his school clothes and into the gym uniform, Axel joined Riku and Sora in the gym. They were sitting under a basketball hoop, talking.

"What are you guys talking about?" Axel asked as he sat down next to Riku on the hard gym floor.

"What movie we're going to watch on Friday." Riku said.

"We're having a sleep-over type thing at Riku's house." Sora explained.

"Are Kairi and Roxas going?" Axel asked.

"Yep." Riku said, running a hand through his silver hair, "You can come too if you want."

"What time?" Axel asked.

"Eh…meet Roxas and Sora at Sunset Station at 7." Riku said, "Is that ok, Sora?"

"It's fine by me." Sora said.

"What movies are we watching?" Axel asked.

"Riku wants to watch Scary Movie 3. I know Kairi wants to watch Music and Lyrics." Sora said, rolling his eyes, "Roxas will probably want to watch Mr. Brooks."

"What do you want to watch, then?" Riku raised his eyebrows.

"I dunno…" Sora sighed, "Maybe an Indiana Jones movie or Nightmare on Elm Street." He turned his attention to Axel. "What do you want to watch?"

"I just got Vincent." Axel said.

"That's a pretty good one." Riku noted, "Why don't you bring some movies? That way, we can decide on what to watch. Sora, you and Roxas bring some, too."

"Sounds good to me." Sora said, "I really don't want to watch Music and Lyrics."

After gym, Axel followed Riku and Sora to the cafeteria where they met up with Demyx, Kairi and Roxas. They were sitting at a picnic table outside, eating their lunch when Demyx asked, "Hey, is Larxene coming on Friday?"

"I hope not." Riku shuddered, "She's annoying."

"She's not annoying, Riku." Demyx said, drumming his fingers on his guitar.

"Larxene is Demyx's girlfriend." Kairi explained to Axel.

"She talks too much." Riku said, taking a bite of his potato salad.

"So do I, but you don't say anything about that." Demyx pointed out.

"Have I met Larxene yet?" Axel asked as he dipped a chicken nugget in barbeque sauce.

"Not yet." Roxas said.

"She's not that bad, really." Sora said, "She's no Riku…"

"What do you mean?" Axel asked, feeling like he was missing something.

"Sora and Riku didn't tell you?" Kairi looked at Riku and Sora in amazement.

"Didn't tell me what?" Axel really felt confused.

"That we're going out." Riku said with a smile.

"You two are going out?" Axel repeated.

"You don't like gay people?" Demyx raised his eyebrows.

"I have nothing against gay people." Axel assured him, "You guys don't act like it though."

"Most of the school thinks being gay is weird." Riku explained, "That's why we didn't tell you. We didn't know if you'd tell anyone."

"I won't say anything if you don't want me to." Axel promised.

"We'll let everyone know eventually." Sora said, resting his head on Riku's shoulder.

"What class do you have next, Axel?" Roxas asked, changing the subject.

"Uh…" Axel had to dig through his backpack to find his schedule. Once he fished it out, he looked for the last class of the day. "Psychology with Redmond."

"You're with me again." Roxas smiled.

"Roxas is the only one here who wanted to take Psychology." Demyx explained, "Everyone else thought it was a wimpy class."

"I took Sociology at my old school." Axel said, "It was one of the more popular classes."

"Really?" Demyx looked surprised, "Not many people want to take it here."

"What are you guys talking about now?" Kairi asked, taking a bite of her apple.

"We're starting sleep and subconscious states." Roxas said.

The bell rang, signalling the start of the last class. Axel followed Roxas back inside the cafeteria, up the stairs and down a hallway. After entering the 3rd door on the right, Axel's eyes met the strangest room layout he'd ever seen. There were no desks: small Japanese style tables lined the room. Where a chair usually was, there was a cushion on the floor. The walls were painted dark blue and had paintings of famous psychologists like Freud and Piaget. Axel had never seen anything like it in his life. Roxas, however, acted like nothing unusual was happening. Axel sat down next to him at one of the tables, setting his backpack beside him.

"Bet your old room wasn't like this, huh?" Roxas smiled.

"Definitely not." Axel said.

"Sensei likes old Japanese things." Roxas explained, "He used to live there for a while."

"I've never been to Japan." Axel said.

"Neither have I." Roxas said, putting his head on the table.

The teacher, Redmond-Sensei, walked into the room a minute later. After assigning Axel a textbook, he allowed him to go to the library with Roxas so he could catch up on what they missed.

"Today was supposed to be a make-up day." Roxas explained as they walked down the hall to the library, "I wasn't going to do anything anyway."

"I think I already did this stuff." Axel said, looking at some papers in his hand.

Roxas opened the door to the library. The circulation desk was in the middle, surrounded by large tables. Shelves of books filled both sides of the room along with several tables of computers.

"Do you want to use a computer?" Roxas asked.

"Nah." Axel shook his head, "I'll write it out."

The two boys sat down at a table and started to work. Well, Axel did. Roxas looked through his textbook, writing down the vocab for the upcoming chapter so he would be ahead. When Axel finally finished, they only had a few minutes left of class. Standing by the door, Roxas said, "So, you're coming to the Plaza with us?"

"Sure." Axel said, "My mom won't be home until later. She said I could hang out if I met any friends."

"And you obviously have." Roxas smiled.


When Axel got home, it was almost 4:30. He'd been at Station Plaza since school let out at 2:30. Demyx had introduced him to Larxene and Vexen, one of his other friends. Setting his backpack in the hallway, Axel walked into the kitchen to find his mom making dinner.

"What's up?" he asked.

"Where were you?" her tone wasn't demanding; just curious.

"I was at Station Plaza with some friends." Axel said.

"So you met some friends today, huh?" his mother sounded pleased, "Who are they?"

"Roxas and his brother Sora, Kairi, Riku and Demyx." Axel said, "And Demyx's girlfriend, but she's really annoying."

"Do you have any homework tonight?" his mother wanted to know.

"Nope." Axel leaned against the wall, "I'm going to spend the night at Riku's on Friday."

"What will you be doing?"

"Watching movies." Axel said, "I'm gonna look through mine. When is dinner going to be done?"

"In an hour." His mother said.

"I'll be in my room, then." Axel announced.

He left the kitchen and walked up the stairs to a hallway. Walking into his room, he found his stack of movies. Searching through them, he found Vincent as well as Corpse Bride, Remember the Titans, 1408 and Silence of the Lambs. Axel set the videos on his desk by his purple and orange lava lamp. Leaning against the wall, Axel had a feeling that he was going to like Twilight Town better than he had imagined.

It seems dull now, but it picks up later. Let me know of any mistakes i make. Thanks!

Next chapter: It's movie night at Riku's! What movies do they watch?