Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, or any songs, movies, TV shows, etc. that I may use. The only thing I do own is Arixia.

Author's Note: I know I shouldn't be starting a new fan fic since I have Before Kingdom Hearts going on but I just had this idea and I had to write it down. Hope you like it.

Chapter 1: First Day

Selphie's POV:

I woke up to my alarm going off at 6:45 am. I slapped it a couple times and went back to sleep. Ten minutes later it went off again, so I rolled over and hit it again, trying to make the stupid thing shut up. As soon as I had once again fallen asleep it started to go off again. I flung my arm violently around and smacked it so hard it fell off my nightstand still beeping. I finally rolled out of bed, turned it off, and put it back on my nightstand. Just as I was about to get back into to bed my mom came in.

"What do you think you're doing?"

"Nothing" I replied groggily.

"You don't want to be late your first day. Get up. It's after 7." she told me as she left my room.

"No it's not it's only— Oh my gosh!" I exclaimed as I looked at the clock. It was 7:15! I ran to closet, pulled my uniform, and got dressed in a hurry. I grabbed my backpack, threw it over my shoulder and ran downstairs toward the door.

"Aren't you going to eat?" My mom asked me.

"No time. I'm gonna be late. I'll eat at school." I replied as I walked out the door and took off running down my street. I can't believe I was gonna be late again. I've been late so many times. As the school came into view I stopped for a minute. I was about to walk into High School for the first time. I was really scared. Just I took another step forward I stopped and turned around to see my best friend calling me.

"Selphie!" she called running up behind me.

"Hey, Rixi." I replied. "How was your summer?" I asked as we slowly started walking to the school.

"Hmm… I don't know. You should ask my friend Selphie. I was with her practically the whole time."

"Really?! I was with my friend Rixi. She's the coolest person in the world" I replied trying not to laugh.

"She sounds like a good friend." Arixia replied. "How would you describe her?"

"Well… let's see…. she's always optimistic. She's outspoken… and she has the biggest crush on Axel Kazuo!" I exclaimed.

"Axel is really hot." She replied dreamily.

"Hello?! Rixi? You there? I'm not gonna have to tell Axel am I?" I asked her waving my hands in front of her face.

"You wouldn't!" She exclaimed snapping back into reality.

"No, I wouldn't. But seriously if you like him you should just tell him."

"Said the girl who won't talk to her own crush" she smirked.

"Well that's different!"

"How? You've liked him just as long as I've liked Axel." She replied.

"Well at least Axel's not the captain of the blitzball team! He's always got girls hanging on him!"

"So does Axel. He's on the team too."

"You've got a point." I replied sulking. I may not give the best advice sometimes but I try. We walked up to the office, got our schedules, and went to the cafeteria to sit like the rest of the students. We decided to sit in the corner by the wall.

"So what classes do you have?" she asked me.

"I have IPC, Algebra I, English, History, PE, Health, and Spanish last." I replied.

"Did I just hear you say you had Spanish last period?" I heard someone say. I turned around to see my worst enemy, Kairi Hakira, standing behind me with her three popular friends Tifa, Yuna, and Vie.

"Yeah? What about it?!"

"Ugh. I have that class last. Why am I cursed with putting up with you?"

"She sure got conceited." I whispered to Arixia. She nodded.

"What was that?" Kairi asked.

"Nothing." I replied and continued talking to Arixia trying to ignore Kairi.

"Get out of our seat!" I heard Tifa yell.

"I'm sorry I thought this was a free country." Arixia replied.

"Who cares? That's our seat!"

"Does it have your name on it?" Arixia snapped back.

"Yeah." She said as she pointed to some writing on the seats. Sure enough on the seat next to me "Yuna" was engraved in it. Next to Arixia "Tifa" was engraved. We looked at the seats we were sitting in and saw "Vie" engraved in Arixia's seat and "Kairi" engraved in mine.

"How immature." Arixia replied as she got up.

"Who cares?! When you're as popular as we are you get everything you want"

"Hmm… Brains or popularity? I think I'd rather have brains." I replied as I got up to follow Arixia. Kairi grabbed the back of my shirt.

"Was that supposed to be funny?" she asked.

"No, I was serious." I replied as I tried to jerk out of her grip.

"You better watch what you say freshman." Vie snapped.

"Or what?!" Arixia replied getting into her face. "Are you gonna do something about it?"

"You wanna a piece of me?"

"No, I agree with Selphie, I'd rather have brains than popularity." Arixia replied as she pushed Kairi away from me.

"Don't touch me!" she yelled, wiping her shoulders off as if she had a bug on her.

"You know, we used to be friends. But ever since you entered high school you turned into a bitch!" I screamed at her with tears in my eyes and ran out of the cafeteria crying. I could hear them making fun of me saying things like "Aw… the little baby's gonna go cry" but I didn't care I just had to get away from them.

Arixia's POV:

"Selphie!" I called after her. As I was about to run after her Tifa grabbed me and slammed me against the wall.

"You better tell your little friend to stay out of our way. And you should do the same" she smirked as she let me go.

"And I could get you kicked off the cheerleading squad!" I yelled at her.

"Oh really and how's that?" she replied unbelievingly.

"My sister is the captain!" I exclaimed.

"Yuffie?!" They all replied in surprise.

"Yuffie Kisaragi is your sister?" Yuna asked.

"Yeah. She is!"

"Okay. Calm down. We believe you. But if you're Yuffie's sister why are you hanging out with people like Selphie?" Kairi asked me.

"Why does it matter?"

"We could make you popular." Yuna replied.


"Yeah. Would you like that?" Vie asked.

"Would I?! How do I do that?!" I exclaimed.

"You've just gotta know the right people to hang out with." Kairi smirked. "There's only one condition."

"What's that?!" I asked.

"You've gotta stop hanging around with people like Selphie. She's bringing you down. You'll never be popular if your gonna be friends with her." Kairi replied.

"Never! If that's what it takes to be popular then I don't care! I'm not gonna just drop my best friend like you did!" I exclaimed as I pushed past them.

Selphie's POV:

I ran to the bathroom to get away from everyone. I cried a little and washed my face so no one would notice. I decided I should go back to Arixia. Who knows what happened after I left. I just hope she didn't get into a fight with Kairi. I walked back into the cafeteria and heard Kairi talking to Arixia.

"You've gotta stop hanging around with people like Selphie. She's bringing you down. You'll never be popular if your gonna be friends with her."

I burst into tears and ran out of the cafeteria again. I couldn't believe it! Arixia became friends with them! I've lost my best friend again! I was so upset I didn't realize where I was going and crashed into someone, falling to the ground. I looked up to see a boy with silver shoulder length hair and the most beautiful aquamarine eyes I've ever seen. I almost got lost in them until I realized I was staring!

"Are you okay?" he asked me.

"Yeah." I replied softly as I looked down.

"Here, let me help you." He smiled and held his hand out to me.

"Thanks." I mumbled as I took his hand.

"You sure you're okay?" he asked again.

"Yeah." I mumbled not making eye contact.

"You're a freshman right?" he asked.

"Yes." I answered.

"I'm a junior. The name's Riku. If you need help with anything feel free to ask me."

"Thanks." I replied softly as he left.

Riku Aiawa just talked to me! He probably thinks I'm an idiot! But he said if I needed help with anything to ask him. Did I hear that right? Was it a dream? Someone tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around to see Arixia.

"What do you want?!"

"Selphie, why are you talking to me like that?"

"If all you want is to be popular then we have no business being friends." I replied as I started off.

"Selphie, what are you talking about?"

"I heard you! I heard you talking to Kairi! My worst enemy, Arixia! How could you?! Thanks for keeping your promise!" I yelled as the bell rang and I ran to class.

Throughout the day I somehow kept myself from crying and avoided Arixia. Since she has most of the same classes with me it was hard, but I made it last until seventh period. All day long I had things going through my head. I ran into my last class, sat down in the second row from the back, put my head down and burst into tears.

Flashback #1:

Selphie: Kairi, you're my very best friend.

Kairi: You're mine too, Selphie.

Selphie: We'll always be friends forever, won't we?

Kairi: Yeah forever.

Flashback #2:

Kairi: I'm in high school now. I don't have time to hang out with stupid middle schoolers.

Selphie: I don't understand. We're best friends.

Kairi: Not anymore. I have new friends. I don't need you.

Selphie: (crying) Kairi, you promised we'd be friends forever.

Kairi: Well things change.

Selphie: But you don't understand I don't have any friends! They've all moved away!

Kairi: Don't be such I crybaby. You have that one idiotic girl you always hang out with.

Selphie: Her name is Arixia! And she's not an idiot!

Kairi: Yeah she is and I can't believe I used to hang out with such a crybaby. High school is so much better because you're not slowing me down. I'm actually popular now, and you'll never be popular. (She walks off leaving Selphie crying)

Flashback #3:

Selphie: Mom, why did dad have to leave us?

Selphie's mom: Selphie, you keep asking me that and I don't know what you want me to say.

Selphie: (crying) Why now?! Why does it have to be right before I go to high school?!

Selphie's mom: I'm sorry sweetheart. If I could bring him back I would.

Selphie: I miss him so much!

Selphie's mom: I know. (She hugs Selphie)

Flashback #4:

Arixia: Selphie, what's wrong?

Selphie: I'm nervous about high school.

Arixia: I know. I am too.

Selphie: But we start tomorrow and I've already lost my friends, except you. Everyone else left but Kairi and she's not the same anymore.

Arixia: We've been friends since fifth grade. I won't do what Kairi did.

Selphie: Promise we'll be friends forever?

Arixia: I promise.

End of Flashbacks

She broke her promise just like Kairi did! What's wrong with me? Why have all my friends betrayed me? She's gonna end up just like Kairi! First I lost my father over the summer and now I'm gonna go through high school with no friends! My thoughts were interrupted when I heard a familiar voice.

"I didn't know you had this class last period." I looked up to see Riku sit next to me. I quickly wiped my tears hoping he wouldn't see but I was too late. "What's wrong?" he asked.

"Nothing." I replied trying to cover it up.

"Okay. But—"

"Hey Riku!" Vie greeted him flirtatiously as she sat down next to him.

"Hey." He replied to her as he turned back to me and whispered in my ear. "My offer is still available."

"Riku, why are you talking to her?" Tifa asked him as she sat down in front of him.

"I'm just—" he started.

"She's not worth even talking to." Kairi interrupted him glaring at me.

"What's your problem?!" I shouted at her.

"Okay class. Everyone sit down so we can begin." The teacher said as she walked in.

Kairi took the seat behind me. The teacher began by explaining her rules and passed out a paper with random Spanish phrases on. She said it was going to show her how much Spanish we know already. I finished and turned it in. As I was going back to my seat I tripped and fell flat on my face. I looked up to see that Tifa had purposely tripped me. She and the other girls started laughing. I just got up, sat in my seat, and took out my ipod.

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But its home to me and I walk alone.
I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone

I walk a…
My shadows the only one that walks beside me
My shallow hearts the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone

Ah Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah-Ahhh
Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah

I glanced around and noticed that most everyone had finished their paper. Some guys on the other side of the room were talking about blitzball tryouts. There were some girls looking over and giggling.

I'm walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the border line of the edge
And where I walk alone
Read between the lines of what's
Fucked up and every things all right
Check my vital signs to know I'm still alive

And I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk a…

Kairi was talking to Riku and laughing. I loved seeing his laugh. It sounded so sweet. I wish I could be the one to make him laugh. I watched Tifa and Vie twirl their hair and bite their lip softly as they giggled flirtatiously. I wish I could be included in something in the class. As I looked around everyone was having fun but me. I started singing with the song in my head.

My shadows the only one that walks beside me
My shallow hearts the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone

Ah Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah-Ahhh
Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah
I walk alone
I walk a…
I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk a…

My shadows the only one that walks beside me
My shallow hearts the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone!

I looked up at the clock and realized it was only 2:45. We still had 45 minutes left of school. I was glad Arixia wasn't in this class. I want to know what it'd be like to be popular but then again I wouldn't be that mean. I put my head down and listened to the song that came on next on my ipod.

Riku's POV:

I finished my Spanish worksheet, turned it in and sat down again. I was going to talk to the freshman that ran into me but every time I tried either Tifa, Vie, or Kairi said something to me. I noticed the girl looking around at everyone in the class. Everyone had someone they were talking to but her. As they bell rang I looked over to see that she had fallen asleep. As I got up, I purposely tripped and emptied my backpack on the floor.

"Sometimes I think you're more of a klutz than Sora." Kairi replied as she laughed and came to help.

"I don't think that's possible." I laughed. "Go on ahead. I'll catch up with you guys later."

"You sure?" Tifa asked.

"Yeah. I'll be right there." I replied as slowly put the stuff back in my backpack.

"Okay." Vie replied as they walked out.

I quickly put the stuff back in my backpack, dropped it in my seat, and sat on the desk in front of the girl. (A/N: he's sitting on the desk part facing her with his feet in the seat part) I stared at her for a minute. There was something about her. This girl was different from the rest. I couldn't take my eyes off her. She had short brown hair that curled at the ends and her green eyes… There was only one word I could think of that described her.

Beautiful. How could I ever be with someone like her? She deserves better than me, but you know there's no harm in being friends. I should probably wake her up though.

"Hey." I shook her a little. "Hey, you know class is over?" I asked her.

Selphie's POV:

As I felt someone's hand on my shoulder I jerked up so fast I fell out of the desk. I heard someone laugh and looked up to see the guy that told me he'd help me. Seeing him laugh at me made me feel so much worse. I glared at him for a second then glanced up at the clock to see it was 3:35. I got up, put my ipod in my backpack, threw it over my shoulder and started to walk away.

"Hey!" He called after me.

"Hey yourself." I replied without thinking.

"What's with the attitude? I'm only trying to help" he replied as he fell into step with me.

"S-sorry." I blushed and looked away. "I'm just not feeling very well right now."

"The first day of school is always a drag." He smiled. "Don't worry. High school's not all bad."

"It is if you have no friends." I mumbled.

"I'm sorry. Look on the bright side, you'll meet new people in high school"

"Yeah right." I said to myself as I started to hurry.

"Hey wait!" He called. "I didn't catch your name."

"My name?" I asked taking a gulp. He wants to know my name?!

"Yeah. I told you mine. Could you tell me yours?" he asked.

"S-Selphie." I mumbled. I knew I was blushing because I could feel the heat rising from my face.

"Sorry?" he asked. "I didn't catch that."

"Selphie Tilmitt." I replied louder.

"Riku Aiawa." He replied smiling. "I'll see you around, Selphie." as he ran off to the blitzball stadium.

I ran the rest of the way home and straight up to my room. I put my stuff down and threw myself on my bed smiling. Riku just talked to me! He said 'see you around' Does that mean he's looking forward to seeing me? I went to my drawers and took out a picture of him that I had gotten from Kairi when we were still friends. It was two years old but oh well. He's always looked good. I turned on my radio. (A/N: I'm writing this song from memory so if it's not perfect please don't sue me)

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

Oh can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take
Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

"Selphie!" My mom called me from downstairs. "Arixia's on the phone!"

I was so happy about Riku talking to me I completely forgot that I was mad at Arixia. I ran downstairs and my mom handed me the phone.

"Oh my gosh, Rixi!! You won't believe what happened to me!" I exclaimed. "Can you come over?" I asked.

"Are you sure it's okay?" she asked.

"Yeah, my mom has to go back to work it's fine."

"I meant with you. You've been avoiding me all day" she replied.

"Oh that… can you just come over we'll talk about it?" I asked.

"Sure. My sister will drive me on her way to the mall."

"Okay. See you." I hung up.

Author's Note: How did you like it? Should I continue it or not? Please Review and tell me.