Riku POV

"Next time you decide to cut yourself you should really think about the people you're hurting," I said, wrapping Sora's cut properly. Kairi had done a shitty job. I was glad that I smacked that back stabbing whore and practically threw her out of the house.

"I'm sorry," he said.

"Just don't do it again." I ruffled his hair and kissed those sweet lips of his. I really did love him and I had gotten over the whole not telling Kairi we were dating thing.

"I won't. I promise."


I brushed my lips against his, his arms wrapping around my waist. I kissed his neck, biting down on the flesh gently as I listened to his soft moans. This was my favorite part of making up. I pushed him onto his back and climbed on top of him.

"Riku?" Sora squeaked.

"Hehe I don't bite," I said, growling playfully as I trailed my hands down Sora's chest. My hands slipped under his shirt, my fingers feeling every curve and muscle on his chest. This was going to be fun.

Zexion POV

My hands ran along the surface of the dresser and I stopped once I gazed at the picture sitting at the edge. I picked it up, wiping the dust off with my hand. I smiled at the picture. I remembered this day. It wasn't surprising that Vexen had it. This was elementary graduation and I had graduated top of my class. Vexen was very proud.

"Whatcha looking at?" Demyx asked, resting his head on my shoulder and snaking his arms around my waist.

"A picture," I said, showing him it.

"Aww little Ienzo!"

"Shut up. I gave up that name when I was 7."

"Why it's so cute!"

"I wasn't Ienzo anymore. Ienzo was normal. He didn't have powers."

"Ah I see...why'd you pick Zexion?"

"It's my middle name. It seemed to fit me."

"I still like Ienzo better."

"Well how about this. You can call me Ienzo."


"Yeah. I don't see why not."


I laughed and set the picture down. We were still waiting for Xigbar to get back from the morgue. It was strange to be standing in Vexen's bedroom and know that he wasn't alive.

We jumped when we heard a beep. We looked at the answering machine and saw that it had one new message. I hit the play button and listened.

"Vexen where are you!? I've been at Namine's house for the past 5 hours! You were supposed to pick me up! Where are you!?"

"Oh shit," I said.

"What? Who was that?" Demyx asked.

"That was Larxene."

"How does he know Larxene?"

"They're brother and sister."

"I didn't know Vexen had a sister!"

"Well of course you didn't. He's your teacher."

"Oh my god. She doesn't know he's..."

"Yeah I know. We should go to Namine's house and tell her."

"I'll bring the tissues."

Roxas POV

I lay there on the bed, running my fingers through Axel's hair. How could I forget that this incredible person was my boyfriend? What exactly was happening to me? Why was I remembering all these things that I forgot? And why did I forget them? How could I forget these memories? It didn't make sense. Maybe I'll never know why. All that matters now is him. I loved him more than anything in this world. If he died I would want to die, but I knew I couldn't. Then I suddenly remembered. Axel didn't know I could heal. I had to tell him, but how can I tell him that I'll never be able to die? How can I tell him that when he dies I won't? I'll keep living without him forever. It wasn't fair. It really wasn't, but it was my fate and I had to deal with. There's a reason for everything right? So there must be a reason for this.

I had to tell him and I had to tell him now. I shook him gently, his green eyes becoming visible as his lids opened. He smiled at me, sitting up as he looked into my eyes.

"Hi," he said.

"I have to tell you something," I said.


"...I...I can never die."


"I'm like you. Vexen figured it out a couple of days ago. I have the power to heal. I can't die. I'll just automatically heal."

He stared at me. I realized that I was crying. He wiped away my tears and kissed my lips.

"We better make this time together good then," he whispered. I smiled and kissed his lips, my arms wrapping around his neck. I loved him and now, as these memories flash through my head, I can say that I truly do remember him. I remembered everything. I laughed.

"What?" he asked.

"I remember everything," I said, smiling. His face brightened as he smiled that gorgeous smile of his. Everything was alright now. Everything was perfect...right?


Zexion POV

I knocked on the door of Namine's house and waited for her to answer. I wasn't looking forward to this. How would Larxene react? She'd either shoot lightning from her fingers or cry. I was betting on the first one.

"Zexion?" Namine asked, opening the door.

"Is Larxene here?" I asked.

"Yeah she's pretty mad."

"Can I come in?"


She let me in and when I reached the living room, I really wanted to turn around and run for it. Larxene had never looked so pissed off in her life! I swear she had devil horns on her heard.

"Hi Larxene," I said.

"What are you doing here shortie?" she asked, getting up and walking over to me.

"I have bad news."

"Like what? I don't really want bad news right now Zexion. My brother is late and I'm a little pissed off."

"It has something to do with you're brother."



She obeyed, I didn't expect her to. I sat down next to her and looked at her. She actually looked worried. I took a deep breath and tried to find the words but I couldn't. That's when Xigbar came in.

"What are you doing here?" I asked.

"I thought you would be here," Xigbar said, he looked at Larxene. The female blond immediately smiled when she saw him.

"Hi Xig," she said. Was that...love in her eyes!? No she couldn't be...could she?

"Hey little missy," he said, smiling.

"What are you doing here?" she asked.

"Well I knew Zex couldn't tell ya so I came. Come with me."

The smile that was once there disappeared off of Xigbar's face as Larxene followed him outside. This wasn't going to end well. I waited and once I heard the sobs and cries I knew he told her.

"Thank you for letting me come here," I said to Namine. I patted her on the shoulder and left. I saw Larxene, crying hysterically, in Xigbar's arms. He nodded to me. I left without a word and let Xigbar take over.


Xigbar POV

"Larxene," I said, my fingers caressing her chin and forcing her to look at me, "why don't you stay with me?"

"W-What?" she asked, I hadn't seen her act this way since she was 7. It was nice to see that side of her for once.

"Come stay with me. Vexen was your last relative."

"I-I couldn't."

"I'm offering. Will you stay with me?"


I smiled and wiped her tears away. I never realized how beautiful Larxene was until now. She really did grow up to be a beautiful woman. She was the spitting image of her mother.

"Xigbar?" she asked.

"Yeah?" I asked.

"Can you let go?"

I looked down and released her from my hug. She laughed and hugged me before going back into Namine's house. I assumed she was going to get her stuff. Hopefully things wouldn't be too bad for her. Vexen was her brother and she loved him. How was this going to affect her? And would I be able to help her? I guess I won't know until she calls me for help.


2 years later (Roxas POV)

"Roooxie!" Demyx shouted, tackling me to the ground.

"Ack! Demyx get off!" I shouted

"But I'm so excited!"

"Yeah I can tell!"

He giggled and climbed off of me. I smiled at him as he helped me up.

"I can't believe we're graduating!" Demyx shouted.

"I can't believe YOU'RE graduating," Zexion said, smirking.

"Boo mean Zexy!" Demyx pouted.

"Hehe he's got a point Dem," I said.

"Meanie, OH! Roxie what are you doing after graduation!?" he asked.

"I dunno," I said.

"I knooooow!" Sora chimed, Riku was, of course, hugging him.

"Shut up Sora!" I said, throwing my shoe at my twin.

"You're not getting it back now! Mwhaha!" he said.

"C'mon Roxie tell me!" Demyx said.
"Well...I was planning on moving in with Axel and living the rest of my life with him," I said, blushing.

"Awwwwwwwwwwwww! That's soooo cute!" Demyx said, "Where DOES Axel live?"

"Not far," I said. Axel had graduated last year and I was happy that I was finally graduating. We barely had any time together. He was busy with work and college.

"Yo ladies c'mon!" Xigbar said.

"Hey Xig," Riku said.

"Hi Riku. Now you ladies get out there," Xigbar said.

"Look who's trying to be all tough," Larxene said, smirking.

"I AM tough little miss," Xigbar said, smiling at Larxene.

"Hehe prove it."

"Is that a challenge?"

"Ok love birds get out!" I said why the hell was everyone in the classroom!?

"Ok ok! Good luck!" Larxene said, grabbing Xigbar's hand and dragging him out of the classroom.

"Those two are really something," Zexion said.

"Yeah," Demyx said.

"Hey guys did you notice something?" I asked.
"What?" Sora said.

"This classroom was Vexen's," I said.

"You remember that?" Riku asked.

"Well we all kinda got close to Vexen. I thought it would be nice to remember what classroom was his," I explained.

"I really do miss him," Zexion said.

"Wish he was hear to see us," Demyx said.

"Believe it or not I actually wish Marluxia was here and Xion," I said.

"Yeah Marluxia wasn't that bad and Xion was so cute!" Demyx said.

"Well we better go," Riku said, getting up. Riku had actually become a lot more social than when I met him. He didn't cling to Sora that much anymore and we actually had a couple of good conversations. We exchanged numbers last year and talked via text message.

"Ready?" I asked Sora, putting on my cap. He smiled at me and did the same.

"Ready," he said. He gave me a hug and followed Riku. Demyx and Zexion left and I was alone. I looked around the room and sat in the seat that I had sat in 2 years ago. I looked at the desk next to me and smiled. 2 years ago seemed to feel like yesterday.

I looked up and smiled. The tears were coming and I was definitely going to let them fall. I could clearly remember that day. The day my life became complete. Axel and I ran into this classroom and sat down. We had shared our first kiss in the hallway and Vexen was angry at us and gave me detention.

It seemed like it was just yesterday and so much had happened in only 2 years. We had lost Vexen, Marluxia and Xion. I lost my memory and gained it back. Larxene had moved in with Xigbar and then they became a couple. Sora and Riku finally settled their conflicts and Riku was A LOT more social and less protective. Axel had learned to control his ability and I had gained a power.

Everything was so different now and it almost felt as if it was a dream. It was almost as if...it wasn't real, but I knew it was. Axels touch was real, he was real, and everything was real. I knew that and yet it still felt as if I was in a dream. Even if it were a dream, I wouldn't want to wake up. I'd want to stay in this dream.

"Yo Roxie," a voice called. I looked up and smiled. Axel was leaning against the door frame and smiling at me, "you're going to be late to your graduation."

"I'm coming," I said, getting up and walking over to him.

"What were you doing?"



"What do you think?"

"I'm assuming you were thinking about when we were in Science class together."


He laughed and ruffled my hair, "C'mon. Don't want to be late to your graduation do ya?"

"Heck no!" I said. We walked out of the classroom and down the hallway. Axel stopped suddenly and looked at me. I turned around and raised an eyebrow, "Axel?"

He smirked at me and before I knew my back was being slammed into the wall and his lips were pressed against mine. Major Déjà vu. I smiled and wrapped my arms around his neck. I now understood why he was doing this. This was the hallway that we first kissed. The hallway where it all started. It was amazing that Axel remembered. Our lips parted.

"Why did you kiss me?" I quoted

"I don't know, maybe I just wanted to know how it felt like with a guy," Axel said, speaking those words he had said so long ago.

"That definitely sounds like you."

"Good, can you go to your graduation now before you're mother kills you?"

I grabbed his hand, spinning him so he was facing me and caught his lips with mine. His arms snaked around my waist and I could feel those perfect lips of his spreading into a smile.

"I love you," he said.

"I love you too," I replied, smiling at my lover.

We walked hand in hand to the gymnasium, but when we got there, there was a lot of noise. It wasn't until I saw Xigbar tackle a hooded man that I knew what was going on. Axel apparently knew who he was tackling because he was smiling triumphantly.

"Xig!" he called, running over to him. I had almost forgotten that Axel was a cop. Or a cop in training "is that who I think it is?"

"We'll find out in a second," he said, snapping the handcuffs on the man and lifting his hood. The man was tan and had long grey hair with yellow eyes.

"HA! Finally caught you!" Axel said.

"Ok you're going to jail buddie," Xigbar said, pulling himself and the man to their feet, "Ax a little help?"

"Ok!" he turned to me "I'll be back!"

"Take your time," I said, smiling. He smiled at me and left with Xigbar and the mystery man. I looked over to my friends. They were all smiling. Who the hell was that guy? I would have to ask Axel later.


"Axel!" I shouted, running over to him. I finally did it. I finally graduated high school! Time to leave this hell hole forever!

"You did it!" Axel said, picking me up and spinning. His lips claimed mine in a sweet kiss. I smiled at him and hugged him tightly.

"Graduation party at my house," I said.

"Am I invited?"

"Of course."

"Good. I got plans for you tonight."

"Like what?"

He ruffled my hair and winked at me, "You'll see." With those words he began to walk away and of course, me being oblivious as hell, followed him, "what do you mean I'll see!? Axel tell me!"

He laughed and placed a hand on my shoulder. He whispered into my ear and seconds later my face was burning. That man had no restraints anymore and his attitude was tough, free and cocky. He was just like what he can control. Fire.