The Old Life, Alive Again

Chapter 1 – Perplexing

I just wish everything would go back to normal…

He turned around in his hard, dismal bed and rubbed his head. The last thing he remembered was falling rapidly toward the pavement. He let out a groan and gritted his teeth. Suddenly, he heard a familiar voice.

"Rise and shine, sleepy head."

Roxas' eyes flew open and he sat up abruptly. Now that he had his vision back, he noticed his surroundings. Also, he noticed that the familiar voice belonged to none other than Axel. "Wh-where am I?" he struggled to ask.

"Heh, where else?" Axel shrugged. "The castle."

Roxas blinked. "The castle? Where's Riku?" he asked, utterly confused.

Axel stepped back. "Who?"

Roxas was now completely perplexed. "The last thing I remember was Twilight Town…the clock tower…falling…and a voice…" he muttered.

"Huh? You have to speak up if you want people to hear you. Got it memorized?" Axel stated.

Axel's voice shook Roxas out of his thoughts. "Huh? Oh yeah…" "Somehow I'm back at the castle, in the organization…and Axel doesn't think it's strange…"

"Well, c'mon, get out of bed! You know how grumpy Saix is before his morning coffee!" Axel exclaimed.

"Um…okay…" Roxas replied, uncertain.

Five minutes later, Roxas arrived in the main room. But as soon as he got a look around, he was shocked. There stood some members of the organization that had supposedly been terminated at Castle Oblivion.

"Wh-wh-wha?" Roxas stepped back, just to bump into Axel.

"Hey, you okay, kiddo? You look like you've seen a ghost," Axel said.

"Vexen…Zexion…Marluxia...THEY'RE ALIVE?!" Roxas gasped.

Axel shrugged. "Yeah, they always have been. Are you feeling okay?"

Roxas trembled but didn't answer. "It must have been a dream…" he pondered.

As Roxas thought, Axel just stood there with his eyebrow raised. That is, until a voice interrupted Roxas' thoughts.

"Hey, Roxas."

"Huh?" Roxas turned around to see who had greeted him. There, in the hallway, stood a girl, about the same height as him, with dark black hair and stunning blue eyes. When Roxas saw her, he almost fell backwards. "Shi-shi-Xion?" he stuttered in awe.

"Yeah…" Xion answered slowly. Then she turned to Axel. "What has gotten into him?" she asked.

"Dunno," Axel shrugged. "He's acted like this ever since he got up. He thinks everyone is supposed to be dead." While Axel talked, Roxas just stood there shaking.

"You okay, Roxas?" Xion asked. "You're shaking. You haven't been playing any stressful video games have you?" (KINGDOM HEARTS IS SO STRESSFUL!!!)

"No-no….just nightmares," Roxas sighed.

"I can't believe she's alive…"

Author's Note: This story takes place after KH 358/2 Days. I haven't even beat the game I just got info from online so excuuuuse me if this contradicts anything. But it's fan fiction, so I can make anything I want happen as long as I include a disclaimer. So here is my disclaimer: I DON'T OWN KINGDOM HEARTS!!! So there. Sorry this chapter was short I just wanted to get this story out there to see what people think before I continue it. I was upset that Vexen and all those other people died, and same with Xion, so instead of suing Square Enix (XD) I decided to write this.