Fipp: And here is my next story, inspired by the fact since I have gained interest in Dissidia, I have wondered what other characters' roles would be in Kingdom Hearts.
I'm only doing I-X, since XI in an online game, XII takes place in Ivalice, which is its own separate world, and I don't know enough about XIII to say much.
Though I am curious as to how three games under the same name, have nothing to do with each other.
Tidus and Yuna, Rikku, Paine, and Kimahri Ronso
Tidus breathed in the air of the city.
It took a while, but he managed to convince Sora, who readily agreed, and Riku, who took a whole week to convince, for a trip off Destiny Islands, and to a place called 'Radiant Garden'.
Soon after arriving, he, Wakka and Selphie had separated from Sora, Kairi and Riku to explore the city on their own.
So far, he had explored the city, and had come to the conclusion that he had liked it, though he did have a very unpleasant experience with a moogle when he kicked his moogle-blitz ball into the air out of boredom, and found himself being chased by the little thing, as it wielded a very large spear.
It was due to this exhaustion from running from the moogle, that his normally keen-senses that had always helped him avoid flying balls to the head, did not help him when a small object crashed right into his head, sending him to the ground.
"Ow! Dammit!" he hissed, sitting up and rubbing his head. "What hit me?"
"Ouchie!" cried a small voice. Tidus looked down to see a very small person sitting next to him, also clutching her head. "That really hurt."
"Um, are you okay?" Tidus asked, poking the small person in the shoulder, and knocking her over.
"Ow! Don't do that!" she said, quickly flying into the air. "That hurt!"
"Oh, um, sorry," Tidus said, standing back up. "Hey, what am I apologizing for? You're the one who flew into me!" He pointed at the small fairy.
"I'm sorry, it was an accident," she said, bowing her head. "I was playing a game with my friends, and things kind of got out of hand and I was sent flying through the air, and right into your head."
Tidus shook his head. "No, it's okay. It was an accident after all, and no harm was done."
The little fairy smiled. "Thank you, um, I'm sorry, I didn't catch you name."
Tidus laughed and pointed his thumb at himself. "My name is Tidus!"
She giggled. "My name is Yuna." She then cocked her head. "Are you new here? I've never seen you before around the city."
"Yeah," Tidus explained. "I'm from a place called Destiny Islands, I'm here with some friends of mine who've been here before."
"You are?" Yuna asked. She then spun around several times before turning back to Tidus. "Where are they?"
Tidus gave a nervous laugh and scratched the back of his head. "Yeah, well, we just kind of split up when we arrived."
"That doesn't sound very smart."
"Yeah, I know that now." He scratched the back of his head again. "So, um, I hope this doesn't sound impersonal or offensive, but . . ."
"Why are you so small? I mean, from what my friend told me, there's a lot of weird things off my world, but,"
"Oh, this isn't my real size."
"My friends and I use this things called 'Dresspheres', which allow use to so a lot of different things. We use the 'Fairy' one, which turns us from normal sized people into this, a lot because it's lots of fun."
"Okay," he said slowly, not really understanding what she had just said.
She laughed again. "Well, I better get going. Have a nice day Tidus, I hope we see each other again real soon." With one final bow she quickly flew away.
"See ya!" he waved goodbye to her. When Yuna was gone he stuffed his hands into his pockets and started to walk away.
Well, he was going to do that, but he quickly turned them inside-out.
"He certainly had a lot of munny on him," Rikku said, looking into the pouch of munny that she and Paine had nicked from that guy Yuna was distracting.
"He was utterly oblivious. He should pay attention to his surroundings more," Paine responded.
"Yunie!" Rikku called as Yuna rounded the corner. "What took you so long?"
"Um, sorry, I got a little too distracted, while I was distracting him," Yuna apologized.
"You're too sociable," Paine said, folding her arms over her chest.
Yuna laughed nervously. "Hey, I was thinking," she said with slight hesitation.
"What were you thinking?" Rikku asked.
"Maybe we should give him back his munny,"
"WHAT?!" Rikku squeaked. "But we won it fair and square!"
"Actually, we stole it," Paine stated.
"Oh come on, he's new to the city, and look at him," she gestured to around the corner to where they saw Tidus panicking over his lost munny.
Paine sighed. "Fine."
"Poopie," Rikku huffed.
Yuna smiled and took the munny pouch from them and flew back to Tidus.
"We better go follow her," Pain said, following where Yuna left for. "She'll most likely introduce us to him sooner or later."
"Pid E tuh'd fyhhy!" (1)
Paine only grabbed her by the ear and pulled her towards Tidus and Yuna.
"Man, I can't thank you enough," Tidus said, putting the munny back into his pockets.
"It's no problem, we were glad to help," Yuna smiled.
"You're on your own next time this happens," Paine said.
Rikku muttered something obscene under her breathe.
"What's with her?" Tidus asked.
Rikku was about to rudely retort to him when Paine elbowed her in the ribs.
"Hey, how I'd like to thank you three for finding this, so how about some lunch? On me!"
"Okay!" Rikku said, now liking this guy. "Ooh! I just know where to go!" She flew off.
"I'll go get her," Paine sighed, and chased after the blonde.
"Thank you very much," Yuna said. "Just let me," she said, before she was swallowed by a flash of light. When it faded, Yuna was now a normal sized person, save several inches shorter then Tidus himself.
"Wha!" Tidus went, surprised by the sudden transformation. "Oh, that's the thing you were talking about earlier?"
Yuna nodded. "Yes it is."
"Well, we'd better go find you friends," Tidus turned around to look for where Rikku and Pain went, when he bumped into a large mass. "What the-" he looked up, and instantly paled.
Standing right in front of him was a very tall, blue-furred creature with a broken horn jutting out from his forehead. Tidus felt very intimidated by this creature, and the large spear strapped to his back did not help at all.
"Kimahri!" Yuna cheered to his surprise, as she ran forward.
"You know this guy?" Tidus said, taking several steps back from this 'Kimahri'.
"I do, he's sort of like a guardian to me," Yuna explained. She turned to head to meet with Kimahri's eyes. "Kimahri, this is Tidus, and he was kind enough to by myself, Rikku and Paine lunch for helping him find his munny. Would you care to join us?"
Kimahri said nothing, but turned back to Tidus, who continued to be scared.
"Hi," he said meekly.
Kimahri said nothing and turned around and went off into the direction that Rikku and Paine left.
"You have to forgive Kimahri," Yuna said. "He's never been much of a talker."
"Yeah, I can see that."
Yuna then grabbed Tidus by the wrist pulled him towards where her three companions left.
Wakka and Lulu
"Donald! Goofy!" Sora called, spotting his two friends up the street, and ran up after them.
"Sora!" Goofy happily called.
"What are you two doing here?" Sora asked when he had reached them.
"King Mickey asked Donald and me to make sure everything was fine and dandy here," Goofy explained. "And so far, everything seems fine."
Donald mumbled something.
"What's wrong with Donald?" Sora whispered to Goofy. "He seems grumpier than usual."
"I am not grumpy!" Donald yelled very loudly, gaining the attention of every person around them.
"What's with you?"
"I'm just stuck babysitting," Donald growled.
"Babysitting?" Sora asked, eyebrow raised. He then turned to Goofy. "Who's he babysitting?"
Goofy chuckled. "Donald's not actually babysitting someone, he just got a, um, what'd King Mickey call it again?"
"An apprentice," Donald growled.
"You have an apprentice?" Sora asked. "Why?"
"It's something all wizards have to do, so we can pass on our knowledge to."
"Then why are you so upset?"
"Because only person who answered to the ad, and she doesn't worship the ground Donald walks on," Goofy chuckled.
"They're supposed to be like that," Donald sulked. "King Mickey always speaks so highly of Yen Sid."
"So you wanted an apprentice, just so they could worship the ground you walk on?"
"I don't get it!" Donald squawked. "She's supposed to revere me! But she doesn't care about a thing I say unless it has to do with teaching!"
"She kind of scares me," Goofy said. "She scares Donald sometimes too, and sometimes she gives him the orders. And he listens to them!"
"Really?" Sora's eye twitched in fright. "She must be scary then."
"Are you Sora?" asked a voice from behind.
Sora turned around to see a girl that was slightly older then himself, dressed entirely in black, complete with an odd skirt fashioned entirely out of belts. Her appearance would have been more frightening, had it not been for the moogle doll hanging in her hand.
"Hi Lulu!" Goofy waved. "Sora, this is Donald's apprentice, Lulu."
"Hello Goofy," Lulu said.
"You're supposed to greet me first!" Donald hissed.
Lulu ignored him. "You are Sora, correct?"
"Good, then I believe that this belongs to you then." She then stepped to the side to reveal a sulking Wakka.
"Wakka?!" Sora stuttered.
"Hey Sora," Wakka said in a downed manner.
"I found him being an utter idiot in the bazaars, I was going to leave him, but he mentioned your name, which I have heard from Sir Goofy and Donald-"
"She's supposed to address me as Master Donald."
"-So I decided to bring him over to you before he caused any more trouble."
"I wasn't causing trouble, ya!"
Sora, Donald and Goofy sweat dropped.
Auron shouldered his sword as he walked away from where he had just battled the large Heartless. He had things to do, and he couldn't let something like that slow him down.
How long had it been? Oh, yeah, he had been in Hades' dungeon for a decade.
He stopped in his tracks, and looked up into the sky.
Was it still up there? Sin?
The Heartless of a whole world that fell into the darkness.
It was created long ago, a thousand years ago, and since then has been destroying worlds with no apparent end.
When Radiant Garden had fallen, numerous Gummi Ships had fled the world to seek refuge where they could, but Sin appeared out of nowhere and destroyed many of the ships.
Including the ship that held the wife of a dear friend of his
Several years later, after hearing that Sin had caused more destruction, and that there was a witch out there who wanted to control all of the Heartless, he and his friend had left the latter's daughter in the care of a trusted companion to search for, and destroy Sin.
But they had unwittingly gained a third party member, a burly drunk.
He had said that had been out for a midnight swim, when there was a meteor shower, and the next thing he knew, he was in a distant land, and had been looking for a way home.
Auron had opposed the man to joining them, but his friend had said it was okay, that maybe they could help him find his home. The swordsmen reluctantly agreed to let the stranger join them.
The three of them traveled together for a long time and had become close to each other (even when the third man ended up in a drunken bar fight).
Then one day, they managed to encounter Sin.
They fought the beast.
They lost to the beast.
Auron remembered what had happened then.
His friend, had told them of a powerful technique of his, something that could win, but at a great cost.
He had the power to summon powerful creatures, and had exhausted this power during the battle, but this one spell could save them.
He could gain access to one powerful summon, by changing a person into a summon.
Auron was about to volunteer, but the man spoke first.
He said that even though he wanted to go home, he knew that if Sin was alive, it'd find its way there sooner or later.
Auron objected to this, and wanted to become the summon.
The man told him to back-off, said that he was still a kid you had much to experience.
So it was done, and the man was transformed into a powerful summon, and slayed Sin with ease.
But that wasn't it.
Sin, as it turned out, was not the real foe, but was only armor worn by the real creature, Yu Yevon, a small spirit who had been responsible for his world's death.
Yu Yevon then took control of the friend-turned-summon, and used its power to kill his friend, and mortally wound Auron himself.
Auron wasn't too sure what had happened next, but the next thing he knew, he was in the world known as the Olympus Coliseum, and he died, and was cursed to spend the next ten years in the Underworld.
Auron continued onward.
Maybe he could finally put an end to this story.
(1) Al Bhed Translation: But I don't wanna!