Sora pushed on the square cut-out in the wall and walked through the new opening.
"I don't think we should go in there." Donald said ominously as he followed the boy.
"This door wasn't here last time we came."
"All the more reason for us to check it out then."
"Yup!" Goofy as usual was the first to agree, even if his knees were knocking and his shield felt small in his hands as he brought up the rear of the party.
The three continued through a short earthen tunnel before bursting out onto a weird dead plain. Three sets of eyes scanned the new area, taking in its dry arid feel.
"!?!" A small dark haired figure in blue sat with their face buried in their knees across the short plain.
"Hey! Are you okay!?" Sora instinctively yelled out, running towards the person.
"?! Gosh! The door is gone!" Goofy exclaimed in surprise.
Donald looked back towards the place they had come, finding only the swirling gray clouds where the tunnel was. His neck cracked as he looked back towards Sora.
"Sora! No! Stop! There's too much magic!"
"Maybe she was attacked!" Sora turned his head around while still running to shout out his answer. Goofy began running towards Sora, determined to help.
"NO!!!" Donald's cry was lost as two long white wings suddenly unfurled from the girl's back, knocking Goofy and Sora to the ground.
"Ow! What'd you do that…for?!" All three pairs of eyes widened in surprise and followed as the girl rose in the air. They could only stand there in shock as she slowly raised her right hand to grasp two rings on a chain around her neck. She closed her eyes as veins began to pop out all along her skin and began to shine with an eerie white light.
"Uh…what is she…?"
"Gwarsh, she looks like one of the princesses!"
"AAHHH! Run you idiots!!!" Donald dropped to the ground, covering his head with his hands, staff tightly clutched.
"Let's get outta here!" Sora and Goofy scrambled up, running back towards Donald.
"Hey, where'd the door go?!"
"I told you it disappeared!"
"AAAHHHH!" The ducked in unison as orbs of white light burst from the girl, shooting at high speed directly towards them.
Sora alone climbed back to his feet, blinking as the light faded around him. Looking back towards the girl, he broke out in a grin to see she was still there floating, her eyes now lit with a red glow. Pulling out his Keyblade, Sora sunk down into a battle pose. The glowing eyes brightened and whooshing sound was heard. A circle of feathers whizzed over his head as he ducked just in time. The girl caught the projectile out of the air and glared at him menacingly.
'All right, let's go!" Sora roared and charged.