Prologue: Message in a Bottle
"From the king?" Sora stated more than asked.
Seconds before our little story begins, Sora's dear friend (Sora hoped she was more), Kairi delivered a message in a bottle from the beach. The message was on a small piece of yellowing parchment with King Mickey's seal on the back.
The sunny beach seemed almost foreign to Sora, Riku and Kairi, even though they had lived there most of their lives. They had spent so much time in strange, new, exotic places lately (Sora and Riku especially) that their own home felt odd to them. They assumed that the feeling would pass in time. They had only been back for two months.
Sora hurriedly shook the message from it's container and unrolled it. The friends all clustered around it, wondering why the King of Disney Castle wanted to contact them.
The letter read:
Sora, Kairi, and Riku,
Congratulations on once again defeating a serious threat to all the worlds.
Trillians of beings are forever in your debt.
You are in dire need of rest, and I dare say that you've earned it. But there is still great danger. I know that that's the last thing you want to hear after all we've been through, but still...
I fear that we will all be in for another journey very soon, and that once again the fate of all worlds is at stake. The Keyblade Masters will be needed to repel the danger.
I'm dearly sorry for calling you back into action so soon, but I'm afraid there is no choice.
Though as I said, you deserve rest and at least a bit of peace. In one month's time –which I hope you can enjoy together- a friend will come to the Destiny Islands to bring you to me.
Unfortunately, I cannot give you all the details through this letter, on the off chance it is intercepted (never hurts to be careful guys). Once we meet, I'll tell you everything, that's a promise.
Again, my sincerest apologies. I hope that you can forgive me.
King Mickey Mouse.
P.S. Sora, have you locked the Island's Keyhole yet?