DISCLAIMER: The only thing I own are my own copies of Kingdom Hearts I and II. I don't own anything else in this fic.
A/N: After watching the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, I began to say to myself, "Hey, this is similar to Kingdom Hearts in a way." So I decided to give this a try. Oh, one more thing, the characters will be wearing their KH2 costumes in this one, just for a lack of description.
A/N 2: One more thing, this whole thing will not be entirely Kingdom Hearts, it will just have some Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle theme in it. In other words, the whole Keyblade, Keyhole, Heartless, Nobodies, etc., etc. will still play a part in this while elements of TRC will be in play. I apologize to the viewers for any complications.
A scattered dream that's like a far-off memory…
A far-off memory that's like a scattered dream…
I want to line the pieces up…
Yours and mine…
A young teenaged boy watched on helpless. The boy could not do anything to save the one person that he held dear to him. Separating him from this teenaged girl was an unbreakable glass. The boy and the girl would only place their hands on the window. They desperately wanted to hold each other in their arms, but fate was denying them the chance to have that happiness. All they could do was stare into each other's eyes in sadness.
In an unknown dimension of darkness, these two children were trapped in a tube, separated from each other.
The boy grew frustrated at being powerless to help his friend. The girl watched as her friend tried to pound the glass down. However, this magical glass would not let down. It continued to stand between the helpless children.
Suddenly, light began to show up behind the girl. Then, an unseen force pulls her away from the glass. The boy was realized what was happening. He wanted to stop what was happening. The girl reached out towards her friend with tears in her eyes, while the boy continued to pound on the window in desperation to save her.
Chapter 1: The Journey Begins
It was a peaceful day on a tropical island, Destiny Islands. This tropical island sanctioned a great peaceful kingdom. Men, women, and children were enjoying their time on a sunny day. It was a beautiful day for the children to play outside and have some fun. The adults would usually be working at this beautiful day or they were meeting up with some friends.
In the middle of Kingdom of Destiny Islands, a young teenaged boy, Sora, carrying his backpack, entered a small house. It appears this youth is living alone in this house. As he set his backpack down, he approached his desk, where he picks up a small frame, containing a photo of his younger self and an adult male.
"I'm home, Dad," Sora said to the man in his frame.
Sora heard someone knocking on his door and he set the frame down to answer it. As he opened the door, he was met with an unexpected visitor.
This teenaged girl, Kairi, leaped into Sora, wrapping her arms around his neck, like how a puppy would react at his/her owner's return. Sora was caught off guard and off balance and fell back with Kairi still on top of him.
"Welcome home, Sora!" Kairi said in joy, "How was the digging at those caverns? Did you get hurt? Are you feeling okay? I hope you were eating right, Sora!"
"Oh…yes. I'm fine, Princess," Sora replied.
"'Princess?'" Kairi held a disappointed look on her face.
"Something wrong?" Sora asked.
"I told you not to call me 'Princess' any more." Kairi pouted in front of Sora due to his politeness.
"But Princess…" Sora tried to reason with her that even though they are friends, she was still a Princess. But Kairi was not going to have it that way.
"It's Kairi," Kairi interrupted, "I told you to just call me by my name."
"Oh…um, uh…" Sora didn't know what to say. He was at a loss for words. It's not that he didn't want to address her by her name, he just didn't want to be rude to her.
"Kai-ri," she pronounced, insisting him.
"Ka…Kairi." Kairi smiled that Sora finally addressed her by her name instead of her title. Then, the young princes realized that she was still on top of her friend.
"Oh, I'm so sorry," she said worryingly, "Am I hurting you?" Kairi immediately got off of Sora and sat on her knees facing the other direction, hiding the fact that she was also blushing. Fortunately for her, Sora didn't take notice of her embarrassment as he sat up cross-legged. "But seriously, I'm glad you're back, Sora," she said.
"It's good to be back," he said in relief.
Sora and Kairi stood up from the ground, dusting themselves off. "How long will you be staying home this time?" the young Princess asked.
"Actually, I just came home to get some new clothes. I have to get back to those caverns again later tonight," he explained to Kairi.
"Oh…I see…" Kairi pouted in disappointment that he wasn't going to be around long enough.
While packing some things in his backpack, Sora realized another reason why he was back in town. "But you know what? I do have to buy some supplies for our dig. Do you want to walk with me?" Sora offered. Kairi's face brightened up at the idea of Sora still being around. She happily took Sora's invitation, wanting to spend so much time with her childhood friend.
As the two walked together in the shopping district, Kairi looked around the place, as if she was suspicious about the place.
"What's wrong, Kairi?" he asked out of concern, "You look like you're worried about something."
"It's just that every time I tell my brother I'm going to visit you, he get cranky about it," Kairi explained.
"The King just only wants to protect his sister," he reasoned.
"I don't know. It feels like he's just picking on my like a bully," she sighed.
As they continued walking, Kairi spotted a fruit stand where they sold some fresh golden paopu fruits.
Kairi took a good look at them. "Wow, these look so good!" she said happily to Sora, "Sora, let's make these our treat for the day."
"If you want, you can take as many as you wish," the fruit stand owner said with courtesy.
"Are you sure?" Kairi asked the owner.
"Of course! You are our Princess, after all," she said.
When word of Kairi being amongst the people, everyone gathered around Sora and Kairi, but mainly Kairi. The people were so happy to see Kairi in person and they wanted to pay her tribute.
"The people here really love their Princess," Sora thought to himself.
"There she is! Over there!"
Sora and Kairi noticed a group of men outside the crowd. They were palace guards. It was most likely that Kairi's brother sent them.
"If I'm caught, they'll make me go back to the palace. What am I going to do?" Kairi was worried that her day with Sora was going to get cut short. However, her worries were cut short when Sora took her by her hand. Kairi looked at Sora, confused on why he was holding her hand.
"Let's go." Sora immediately made a run for it with Kairi trying to run behind Sora. Kairi realized that Sora was just trying to get them out of there. She couldn't be more happier. This meant that they will still spend more time together before Sora went back.
Sora and Kairi made it to the beach of their town, exhausted, and hand-in-hand. They ran so fast and so hard that the two childhood friends fell back on the shingles with the ocean nearly touching their feet.
"I haven't that fast since we were little," Kairi said tiredly.
"Me neither," Sora replied wearily. When Sora faced Kairi, he immediately realized that he was very close his Princess. Out of embarrassment, he tried to move away from her. Kairi tightened her grip on his hand, making him stop in his tracks.
"Can we stay like this a little while longer?" Kairi asked.
Sora didn't know what to think. Yet, after seeing how happy Kairi was, he decided to go with her wishes to keep her in that mood.
Sora and Kairi stayed in that position until sunset came. Both teenagers sat up from the ground and watched the beautiful sunset out into the ocean. They watched the sun setting behind another island where Sora continued his dig inside the island's mysterious caverns, along with other diggers.
"It was my late father's dream to excavate the caverns at that island," said Sora.
"It's been five years, hasn't it?" Kairi said, "That was when you first arrived here in this kingdom."
Sora and Kairi remembered that time like it was yesterday. Sora and his father knelt before the late ruler of Destiny Islands, Ansem the Wise, and his granddaughter, Princess Kairi during that time.
"My father was an archeologist. He asked your grandfather for permission to investigate those caverns on the nearby island," Sora recalled.
"That was also the first time we met each other," she recalled.
"During the excavation, my father passed away. Yet, he always told me that he's lived a happy life," said Sora, "In the end, he was smiling." Sora continued to look at that nearby island. He didn't take notice of a concerning look on his friend's face.
"Sora, have you decided about living with me in the palace?" Kairi asked with a small hint of hope.
"In the palace?" he asked, "That would be too strange."
"No, it wouldn't!" she replied, "You and I have been best friends ever since we were little, Sora."
Sora stood up from the ground, looking off to the horizon. "I know, but it's not right for me to live in the palace. I'm not of royal descent," he reasoned out, "Besides, the pay I get from my work at the caverns is good enough for me."
"But still…I hardly ever get to see you anymore because of your work," she said, "It gets really lonely without you." Hearing this got Sora's full attention. Sora hadn't realized that Kairi really felt this way because of his work. "Don't you get lonely, Sora?" asked the young Princess.
"Of course I get lonely," he answered, "But excavating those caverns is me and my dad's—"
"I know, Sora," she interrupted, "It you and your dad's dream. I realize that, but still…I just really want to see you." Sora knelt down besides Kairi. "Whenever I go to sleep at night, I always think to myself, 'I wonder what Sora is doing. I wonder if he's thinking about me,'" she explained to Sora.
"I do think about you." This caused Kairi to smile. Sora really was thinking about her, despite the hard work he had to go through. "I…think about you a lot, Kairi," Sora said trying to comfort her.
"You know what? I…" Kairi was about to get her words out of her mouth. "I have something really important to tell you, Sora. Sora, I…" Before Kairi could tell Sora what it was, the sound of chapel bells rang, startling both Sora and Kairi and causing them to fall to the ground.
Sora got up to his feet and helped Kairi up to her feet. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah, it just startled me a little," Kairi assured, "I guess it's time for me to go home." Kairi packed the papou fruit that she bought with her.
"Do you want me to walk you home?" Sora offered.
"No, it's okay," she politely refused and turning around to leave, "Sora, about what I was going to say, I'll tell you when I see you again, okay?"
"Hmm, okay," Sora replied.
"I'll really tell you, I promise," she said. With that in mind, Kairi walked off towards her palace.
Sora watched as his friend walked home. "It's not good to have this feeling, is it, Dad?" he asked, "We may be best friends, but that doesn't change the fact that she's the Princess of this kingdom."
In the middle of the evening, at the Destiny Islands Palace, Kairi looked around the Grand Hall to see if the coast was clear. Kairi sighed in relief to see that no one was around. The worst that could happen was if her brother was around. She tried to tiptoe out of there, trying to prevent her footsteps from being heard. Unfortunately, the sound of a young man caught her attention.
"You're not as sneaky as you think, Kairi."
Kairi gasped in fright at the sound of the voice. Look the old saying, she was caught with her hand in the cookie jar. She found her brother sitting on his throne, watching her. "I'm home, Taikai."
"You were out with that punk again, weren't you?" Taikai asked.
"He's not a punk! His name is Sora!" Kairi shot back.
"Hmph, I like the name "punk" better," Taikai continued to make his sister angry.
Kairi stomped her way up to Taikai and got in his face. "I said he's not a punk!" Kairi said angrily, "He's been working hard, he takes care of himself, and he doesn't need anyone to do things for him!"
"Either way, he will still be a punk to me," Taikai said.
"Well, you're wrong!" Kairi shot back.
"Now, now, you two. Let's not fight amongst ourselves," said a man, coming in with a rolled up sheet of paper.
"Sir Zenrei!" Kairi said in excitement.
"I just received a report from the excavation team," Zenrei reported. He led the two siblings to a table and rolled out the sheet of paper, showing diagrams of the caverns that Sora was working at. In particular, he showed the inside of the caverns where he had what seemed like a giant door highlighted.
"Are these the caverns?" the Princess asked.
"Yes," Zenrei answered, "Based on the reports, there's more to these caverns than meets the eye," Zenrei continued, "For example, they found this door, which I've highlighted, at the end of the caverns, but the problem is that they can't seem to get it open."
"Really?" Kairi became interested in what Sora found in the caverns.
"They won't be able to see what's beyond that door until they can find some way to unlock it," Zenrei explained.
"So that means…" Kairi said with interest.
"That means that punk will have his hands full for practically months," Taikai interrupted with the intention of teasing his little sister.
"You are such a bully, Taikai!" Kairi yelled. Kairi stormed out of the Grand Hall, running to her room, leaving Taikai and Zenrei watching her go.
"That was rather harsh, Your Majesty," Zenrei said, "You know the Princess is sensitive about that subject."
"Zenrei, you don't have to address me with a title when we're the only ones here," said Taikai.
"But still…" Zenrei said.
"You and I have been friends ever since we were kids," Taikai assured.
Elsewhere, Sora sailed on his boat towards the other island. Before he continued onward, he took another look at Kairi's palace. He knew it was going to be a long while before he could come back. That would only mean that he and Kairi weren't going to see each other for a long time. Nonetheless, Sora still wanted to carry out his work and fulfill his dream and continued sailing to the island.
"That punk just gets on my nerves," Taikai said, looking out of his window, watching the other island, "But you did say that he's the one for her, right?"
"Yes, Sora is the one destined for Princess Kairi," Zenrei answered, "However, I saw in my vision that there would be many obstacles standing in their way," he continued, "The Princess is gifted with special powers, although I don't know what kind of power that is. But one thing, though, that power is something that could even change the worlds. Not to mention, that power will also bring great consequences."
Meanwhile, in a world of darkness, a dark city, illuminated with neon lights everywhere, a conspiracy was about to take form. A tall, muscular man with a black-hooded trench coat was observing a mysterious young teenager, wearing the same trench coat, encased in a large liquid tube, kept in suspended animation. With the man, there was a young blonde woman wearing the same trench coat.
"One shall live in an imitation of time as an image of imitation within a mirror…" Xemnas spoke, "And so, it has begun…"
Elsewhere, at the Disney Castle, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, and Daisy read a letter placed on Mickey's desk.
Sorry to rush off without sayin' goodbye, but there's trouble brewin'. Not sure why, but the stars have been blinkin' out, one by one. And that means disaster can't be far behind. I hate to leave you all, but I've gotta go check into it. There's someone with a "key"—the key to our survival. So I need you and Goofy to find him, and stick with him. Got it? We need that key or we're doomed! So go to Traverse Town and find Lulu. She'll point you in the right direction.
Would ya apologize to Minnie for me? Thanks, pal.
"Oh, dear! What could this mean?" asked Daisy.
"We have no choice," Minnie answered, "We have to trust the king."
"Gawrsh, I sure hope nothing happens to him," Goofy commented.
"Your Highness, don't worry. We'll find the king and this "key," Donald announced.
"Yes. Thank you both," Minnie said in relief.
"By the way, Daisy, can you handle the—" Donald requested.
"Of course, Donald," she said, "Please be careful, you two."
"Oh, and to chronicle your journey, he will accompany you," Minnie said, showing…something on the desk.
Donald looked around to see who Minnie was talking about in particular. He looked around until he saw a little character jumping up and down for Donald's attention. "Over here! Cricket's the name. Jiminy Cricket, at your service," Jiminy announced.
"We pray for your safe return, Donald," Minnie said, "Please do everything you can to help the king."
Donald saluted to Minnie and Daisy. When he looked next to them, he saw Goofy saluting to him, apparently trying to back out. Donald snatched Goofy's arm, taking him with him. Goofy was going whether or not he likes it.
Donald, Goofy, and Jiminy, followed by Pluto, went down to the basement, listening to Jiminy's side of the story, about what happened to his world before an unknown force took it.
Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Jiminy arrived in a room where magic is most likely performed. Using his magic, Donald summoned a portal for his four companions. "My magic won't be enough to bring us back for a long time, but we have no choice," Donald explained to his group. Afterwards, Donald led his group through the portal towards their intended destination.
In another world, a young man with silver hair walked away from a castle, with a woman, in a black dress, sealed inside.
"Well, looks like it's finally finished," Riku said to himself, "It looks like there's no reason for me to stay in this world, since I've already sealed Malificent. I don't care where I go, just as long as Malificent isn't around to follow me." With those words, Riku used the power of darkness to open himself a mysterious dark portal. "Well, it looks like I should meet with that woman, and see where I should go." Riku stepped into the portal towards where he is intended to meet this "woman."
Back at Destiny Island's, Kairi stared out towards the other island from her balcony, thinking happily about Sora, while holding a papou fruit in her hands. "I bet Sora is still working there," she said to herself, "When I see Sora again, I have to tell him. I have to tell him…that…I love him." Around that time, she began to hear the sound of bells. For some odd reason, she felt drawn to it. "What is that sound?" She closed her eyes and listened to the sound of those mysterious bells. "It sounds so beautiful…" She never noticed that the other island was glowing for unknown reasons. She just kept listening to the sound of those bells. "I think…they're coming from the caverns…" she said. She then felt strange, as if she were hypnotized by something. "It's…calling me," she said to herself. The Princess ended up in a trance-like state and her body began to glow and levitate from the balcony. Unconsciously, Kairi was reaching out towards the other island, like there was something there for her on the other side.
Suddenly, multiple images flashed through her head. She saw a door, the mysterious symbol, a different world, and finally, she saw Sora trying to reach for her. Then, all that was left on her balcony was the papou fruit she held in her hands…
On the other island of Destiny Island, Sora held a flashlight with a book on the other hand. He traveled through the mysterious cavern, looking for the location that his excavation team had recently discovered.
Sora finally found himself at the end of the cavern, where he saw an enormous door. His flashlight paid particular attention to a small symbol on the front. It looked like a silver cross. Sora looked at the book in his hand, seeing if there were any records of there being a symbol. "I wonder what kind of symbol this is…" he commented.
Sora then shined his flashlight at the door and he was surprised to find who was standing there in front of the door. "Kairi!" Sora called out. Kairi showed that she was in a trance-like state. She slowly turned her head towards Sora, as if she were tired or in bad shape. "What are you doing here?" he asked.
Kairi weakly smiled at him, then she raise her hands to her sides and she began to levitate. Suddenly, the ground began to shake. "What's happening?" Sora asked, looking around the trembling caverns. He then saw the door open and Kairi was being drawn to the other side. Sora immediately dropped the book in his hand and ran in after her, fearing for whatever could cause harm to her.
Back at the Destiny Island Palace, Taikai and Zenrei felt the presence of the ground trembling. Taikai realized where the trembling was coming from and he turned to where the other island was. Taikai was just as surprised as Zenrei was when they both saw the cavern glowing in a brilliant light.
At the other island, the excavation team found themselves surrounded by what seemed like silver creatures, twirling around them like predators.
Inside, Sora continued running after Kairi, inside the unknown and unlocked passage. Inside an unknown chamber, he found Kairi high in the air, levitating in front of a symbol. This symbol seemed to resemble a heart, bathed in light. Before he could react, a group of light gathered around his hand and suddenly, a large key appeared on his hand. "What is this?" he asked.
"A…keyblade…" he asked. He then turned his attention to his friend. "Kairi!" He watched as large light came out of her body. This large light was shaped as a heart. "What's happening?" Sora ran towards Kairi and began to climb the wall to save his friend.
Unknown to the two young teenagers, they were being watched… "Her heart will be the one to guide us. The power to travel through different worlds…shall be mine," Xemnas said.
Kairi, in her trance-like state, watched Sora climbing up to her. "Kairi!" Sora yelled out. Suddenly, his keyblade reacted by itself. The keyblade forced itself pointing towards the Kairi's heart. Then, a gleaming stream of light emitted itself from Sora's keyblade, ascending towards the glowing heart. As it touched the heart, the heart began to glow another light until the heart divided itself into tons of pieces before it rose into the sky.
Then Kairi's body began to fall. Sora rushed to Kairi just in time before her body hit the ground. Cradling her in his arms, he checked to see if she was okay. "Kairi! Kairi!" Sora called out. Sora felt her skin, which was at an abnormal temperature. "She's getting colder," he realized. Sora needed to get his friend out. Around them, the caverns began to collapse. Sora carried Kairi's unconscious body in his arms and rushed out of the caverns.
"Your plan has failed, Xemnas," Larxene noted.
"On the contrary, it has just begun," Xemnas corrected her, while watching Sora carry Kairi out of the caverns, "When everything is complete, I'll be able to obtain the power to travel through different worlds."
Sora finally made it out of the cavern, with Kairi safely in his arms. Before he could breathe easy, a silver creature appeared out of nowhere and headed straight for the two teenagers. Sora turned to shield Kairi from harm. Before the silver creature could strike, a sword appeared out of nowhere and struck down the creature.
"What took you so long, kid?" Taikai asked coldly.
"Your Majesty!" Sora said in surprise.
"Is Kairi okay?" Taikai questioned.
"Well…" Sora couldn't find the words to satisfy Taikai. After seeing what happened inside the secret room, he didn't know how to describe it.
"I said is my sister okay!?" Taikai said coldly, while repelling the silver creatures. Assisting Taikai was also his best friend, Zenrei. "Zenrei, I need you to check on Kairi," he requested.
"I'll take care of it," Zenrei replied. Taikai rushed off to cover for the trio, while Zenrei used his magic to check on Kairi. Zenrei's hand glowed on Kairi's head. Apparently, he was reading what happened. "This is strange…" he commented. Zenrei then placed his hand on Sora's head, reading his mind. "I've read your memories," he told Sora, "Her heart was about to be sealed by darkness, but your so-called "keyblade" prevented that from happening. But in doing so, the Hearts of Light were scattered from her," he explained.
"Yeah…" Sora replied.
"It's as I feared," Zenrei began, "Those pieces of her heart are actually the Princess' spirit."
"Her spirit?" Sora questioned.
"All of her memories from her birth up until now have vanished," Zenrei explained, "Her spirit has been scattered throughout different worlds."
"What!?" Taikai said in distress.
"No, that's can't be…" Sora said in shock. Sora gripped onto Kairi tightly after hearing the truth.
"She's just an empty shell now without her spirit," said Zenrei, "At this rate, the Princess…"
"There has to be something I can do!" Sora said trying to plead for a possible solution.
Taikai and Zenrei stared at Sora. They realized how much he cares about Kairi. What Zenrei said was true. Sora is destined for Kairi. "Kid…" Taikai grabbed Sora's attention, "Take care of my sister, okay?" Taikai requested, placing his trust in Sora.
Sora was surprised about Taikai speaking to him. Normally, he would never show any respect for the young teenager, but now he's placing his trust in Kairi's life. "Yes, Sire!" said a determined Sora.
"Sora, come with me!" Zenrei ordered. Sora carried Kairi with him and followed Zenrei to a different part of the island, leaving Taikai to fend off the silver creatures.
"If you want to get past here, you'll have to go through me!" Taikai challenged the silver creatures.
Zenrei led Sora and the unconscious Kairi to another part of the island. "I'm going to send you to another world," Zenrei explained, "In that world, you must look for a person who lives in that world. She has the power to help you travel to different worlds." Zenrei used his magical staff to open a portal for Sora and Kairi.
"Who am I looking for?" Sora asked, "What do I have to do when I get there?"
"Look for a sorceress named Lulu," Zenrei answered, "Tell her everything that happened up until now. And please, do what you can to save the Princess!"
Sora was about to step through the portal. Before he did, he took a look at Kairi's unconscious body. Her life now rests in his hands. "Kairi, hold on…" Sora said his unconscious friend. Finally, Sora held Kairi tightly in his arms and rushed through the portal towards his unknown destination.
Meanwhile, in Traverse Town, Donald and Goofy walked around the central area, looking for whereabouts of Lulu. Goofy looked up into the sky and notice an abnormal sighting. "Look, the star's going out!" Goofy called out to Donald, pointing in the sky. They witnessed one star losing it's light, leaving plain blackness behind.
"Come on, let's hurry," said Donald, "We have to find that key."
"Ya know, maybe we should go look for this Lulu, feller," Goofy advised, "Uh, Donald, ya know what? I betcha…"
"Aw, what would you know you big palooka," Donald said, dismissing Goofy's comments.
"What do I know?" Goofy asked himself.
Away from the two characters, another portal opened from another world. Sora came out of the portal with Kairi still in his arms. He looked around the place, amazed by a world that was totally different from his.
"Where am I?" he asked himself, "Hold on, Kairi," Sora told his friend, "I'm going to help you!"
Sora ran off into the town of Traverse Town, desperately searching for a woman named Lulu.
The journey has begun…
To be continued…
A/N: I know Riku is in a different world from Destiny Islands, but that part will come to play later on.
Also, the names "Taikai" and "Zenrei" are supposed to be OCs in this story. Because Kairi's name is Japanese for "ocean," I decided to name his brother "Taikai," which also means "ocean." "Zenrei" is Japanese for "spirit of goodness," which portrays his good nature towards Sora and Kairi.
Anyways, if this story sucks, I apologize. I'm bad at writing. Enjoy!