Talent Show: Part 1

School was about to come to an end. It's already homeroom time and their teacher, Miss Aerith, asked the class to settle down.

"Okay everyone, as you may have all known, the school's annual talent show is next week. For those who are interested to join, please stay tomorrow after class and see me at the faculty room to sign up." Miss Aerith said.

Sora looked at Roxas who was at his side and smiled at him. Roxas knew that look. It meant that Sora wanted to join the Talent Show with him.

At home…

Sora and Roxas were at the kitchen eating tuna sandwiches that Sora made. Both of them had already changed their clothes. Roxas wore a white t-shirt with black sleeves and black shorts, while Sora wore a baby blue shirt and black and white jersey shorts. Sora was sitting at the kitchen counter while Roxas just stood beside him.

"So Rox, I was thinking, maybe we should sing 21 Guns or New Divide." Sora began. "Or how about—"

"I'm not gonna sing with you." Roxas said as he took a bite from his sandwich.

"W—what?" Sora asked in disbelief.

"You heard me." Roxas set his tuna sandwich back on the plate. "I was thinking of singing alone this year."

"But Roxie…" Sora sounded disappointed. "…we always sing at the talent show together."

"Well I wanted it to be different." Roxas merely shouted. "I'm planning something new this year."

"Like what?"

"I'm gonna sing a solo, probably a love song and I'm gonna dedicate it to the person I love the most." Roxas said. This hurt Sora.

"Oh… okay… I'll just… you know…" Sora sighed. He couldn't find the right words to say. Roxas hated seeing his brother like this so he wrapped his arms around Sora. "Don't worry, I'm sure you'll find something to do in the talent show. After all, you're Sora." Roxas laughed.

"Okay." Sora said weakly. "I'm going to bed." He jumped from the counter and headed out the kitchen.

"Are you sure you don't want to wait 'till dinner?" Roxas asked.

"No…" Sora said softly then he ran to their room.

Moments later, Roxas went up to their room. Before he enter, he heard talking and sobbing.

"I'm not sad because he's not gonna sing with me… fine, maybe a little. But, he's also singing for the person he likes. I haven't even told him my feelings yet." He heard Sora cry. Roxas opened the door slowly and went inside.

"I'm gonna sleep now. See you tomorrow." Sora said in a low voice. Sora placed his cellphone on the table beside his bed. He lay on his bed with his back facing Roxas. He was still sobbing.

"Who were you talking to?" Roxas asked as he sat on his bed.

"Riku…" Sora said still not facing Roxas.

"About what?"

"Nothing…"

"Okay, goodnight Sora."

"Goodnight…" Sora said almost a whisper.

TALENT SHOW DAY…

"Good Morning Sora!" Roxas exclaimed as he sat on Sora's bed.

"What?" Sora groaned.

"I said… 'Good morning Sora.'" Roxas poked Sora's head lightly.

"Good morning to you too." Sora said groggily as he covered his head with his pillow.

"Now come on… Get up already. Today's the big day." Roxas removed Sora's pillow.

"I'm not going."

"Where?"

"To the talent show!" Sora said irritated.

"Why not?"

"I just don't feel like it. Also, tell Miss Aerith I won't be able to make it to class today. Tell her I'm sick."

"Sure you are." Roxas tickled Sora. Sora laughed as he tried to struggle. "Stop it Roxas! Stop it!"

"You coming to school?" Roxas asked.

"No!" Sora shouted. Roxas tickled him again and this time Sora tried to fight back. But upon doing that, Sora fell off the bed and so did Roxas. "Alright! Alright! I'm going to school!" Sora rubbed the back of his head. "You happy?"

"Yup." Roxas chirped and poked Sora's nose. Roxas laughed and ran for the kitchen. "I'm gonna get you Roxas!" Sora shouted as he run down the stairs.

"We'll see…" Roxas said still laughing.

Once Sora got at the kitchen, Roxas was already eating their breakfast.

"I'll get you next time." Sora grunted.

At school (Homeroom time)

"Okay class, I have here the line up for tonight's talent show." Miss Aerith announced. "Remember to be here at exactly 6 o'clock, especially to those who will be performing. Understood?"

"Yes!" The class said in chorus.

Miss Aerith pinned the program in the bulletin board and the bell rang. She dismissed her class and everyone left.

"It says here that I'll be performing right after you." Roxas looked from the bulletin board to Sora.

"Really?!" Sora asked excitedly. "Let me see." Sora rushed to Roxas side.

"Umm… guys… ever thought of going home first before getting too excited about the talent show?" Both boys turned around and saw Axel with the rest of the guys standing at the doorway of their classroom.

"We're coming." Roxas said.

Later that night…

"Sora, you're up." Hayner said as he tossed a microphone to Sora.

"T—th—thanks." Sora said.

"Don't be nervous okay?" Namine said as she patted Sora's back.

Sora took a deep breath and said, "Okay, I won't. But where's Roxas?"

"He's with the guys." Namine said. "He said that he wanted to watch you, that's why he'll be sitting with us."

"And now, let us all welcome, the first of the Strife twins, Sora Strife, serenading us with the song 'Just So You Know'" the emcee said.

"That's my cue." Sora said.

"Goodluck, buddy." Hayner playfully punched Sora in the arm. Sora went out from the curtain and saw Roxas waving at him. Sora smiled and began to sing.


I shouldn't love you
but I want to,
I just can turn away
I shouldn't see you
but I can't move
I can't look away

I shouldn't love you
but I want to,
I just can turn away
I shouldn't see you
but I can't move
I can't look away

And I don't know
How to be fine, when I'm not
Cause I don't know
How to make this feeling stop

Just so you know
this feeling is taking control of me
and I can't help it
I won't sit around
I can't let it win now
I thought you should know
I tried my best to let go, of you
but I don't want to
I just gotta say it all before I go
Just so you know

It's getting hard to, be around you
There's so much I can't say,
do you want me to have feelings
and look the other way

And I don't know
how to be fine, when I'm not
Cause I don't know
How to make this feeling stop

Just so you know
this feeling is taking control of me
and I can't help it
I won't sit around
I can't let it win now
I thought you should know
I tried my best to let go, of you
but I don't want to
I just gotta say it all before I go
Just so you know

This emptiness is killing me
and I'm wondering why I waited so long
Looking back I realize,
it was always there to stand spoken
and I'm waiting here
been waiting here

mmmm.....

Just so you know
this feeling is taking control of me
and I can't help it
I won't sit around
I can't let it win now
I thought you should know
I tried my best to let go, of you
but I don't want to
I just gotta say it all before I go
Just so you know

After the song ended, Sora bowed and looked at Roxas' seat, but he wasn't there. When Sora went to the back stage, a pair of arms wrapped around him. "You were great, Sor."

"Thanks Rox!" Sora hugged back.

Roxas pulled away and said, "It's my turn now. Catch you later." Roxas rubbed Sora's hair and went out to the stage. Sora rushed to the guys and took Roxas' seat.

"Once again, let us all give a round of applause to the second of the Strife twins, Roxas Strife, singing a song titled 'I Can Wait Forever'." The emcee announced.

You look so beautiful today, when your sitting there it's hard for me to look away.
So I try to find the words that I could say.
I know distance doesn't matter, but you feel so far away.
and I can't lie but everytime I leave my heart turns gray,
and I, wanna come back home to see your face and I,

'cause I just can't take it!

Another day without you with me, is like a blade that cuts right through me,
but I can wait I can wait forever
when you call my heart stops beating, but when you're gone it wont stop bleeding
I can wait I can wait forever...

You look so beautiful today its like everytime I turn around I see your face.
The thing I miss the most is, waking up next to you!
when I look into your eyes, man I wish that I could stay.
and I can't lie, but everytime I leave my heart turns gray.
and I, I wanna come back home to see your face and I,

'cause I just can't take it!

Another day without you with me, is like a blade that cuts right through me
but I can wait I can wait forever (I can wait forever)
when you call my heart stops beating, but when you're gone it wont stop bleeding
but I can wait I can wait I can wait forever...

I know it feels like forever, guess that's just the price I gotta pay.
but when I come back home to feel your touch makes it better (makes it better)
'til that day there's nothing else that I can do,
and I just cant take it!...

Another day without you with me, is like a blade that cuts right through me
but I can wait I can wait forever (I can wait forever)
when you call my heart stops beating, but when ur gone it wont stop bleeding
but I can wait I can wait I can wait forever...

I know it feels like forever, guess that's just the price I gotta pay.
but when I come back home to feel your touch makes it better (makes it better)
til that day there's nothing else that I can do,
and I just cant take it!...

I can wait forever x5

Roxas' song finally ended and the crowd gave a big round of applause. Roxas exited the stage and Cloud, the school's president, went onstage and said a few words.

"Great performance everyone…" Cloud said. "Anyway, I have here the winners for tonight's show."

Cloud pulled out a card and said, "Third place goes to… Hayner and Namine! Second place goes to, Sora Strife! And last, but most certainly not the least goes to… ROXAS STRIFE!"

Cloud handed them their trophy and Roxas and Sora hugged each other. "Just one thing though…" Cloud said.

Roxas pulled away from the hug and asked, "Yeah?"

"How come you two didn't enter the talent show together?" Cloud handed the microphone to Roxas.

"Well… you see… I already found the love of my life and I wanted to dedicate a song to that person." A chorus of 'awws' were heard from the crowd. Roxas gave the microphone back to Cloud. "Well, I'm sure whoever that person is, she has already received your message."