Chapter one; Lazy Saturdays

- Xion . Riku -

Private school is hell.

It may sound glamorous to some, what with the idea of being away from parents and such, and living with friends. But the reality of it is, we don't all end up living with our friends. And I'll have you know, living with your school mates is much worse than living with your Mom. Trust me, I know.

The prison-- Sorry, 'school' I'm trapped at is Twilight Town Academy, which I was shipped off to the day I turned thirteen. So, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit; Some people, most people actually, love it here. But me? I just don't see the point. I'd asked my mother;

"Why can't I just go to a normal high school?"

And she told me that she was moving away with her 'new boyfriend', some rich hotshot from the 'nice' area of town. In my eyes, she was kicking me in the teeth and telling me to get the fuck out of her house. In her eyes, she was doing me a favor. And let me tell you, being sent to Twilight Town Academy was the crapiest favor the woman had ever done to me. Needless to say, I haven't talked to her since.

But thats besides the point.

Life at school was simple. Life in the dorm was simple. I never imagined that things would ever, ever get complicated.

Boy, was I wrong.

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Lazy saturdays are my favorite. Always have been, always will be. It's as simple as that. It was that one particular lazy saturday, in which Roxas texted me with his usual not-so-interesting lazy saturday morning text.

To: Xion Tsuki

Hey Xion, meet me and Axel at the mall, usual spot, okay?

From: Roxas Hikari

I couldn't help but laugh. That's Roxas, for you. Love the guy, but both him and Axel never chose any fresh places to hangout. I, for one, dislike hanging around the mall constantly. Unfortunately for me, Axel and Roxas both love it.

"I only go so I can reel in chicks!"

Axel claims, even though I'm the only girl he's ever seen hanging around with. But at least we all have fun together, crowded, stinkin' mall or not.

So I went to the mall, Twilight Place, (original, I know) and met them at our usual spot, which was just outside of entrance 11. Yeah... It's a pretty huge mall. There, we met up and continued our typical lazy saturday routine.

Stop one: Coat check. Along with the winter season, comes the unnecessary need to wear bulky, heavy jackets.

Stop two: Food court. I'll be honest; We like to eat.

"Taco Bell." Axel announced, his voice proud.

"New York Fries." I said, my finger pointing to the direction of the greasy resturant.

"Dairy Queen!" Roxas exclaimed excitedly, a goofy grin worn on his face. Axel and I exchanged glances that read 'what the fuck?' Roxas noted this weirded out look we gave him, and pouted. "What? Why are you looking at me like that?"

Axel and I simply laughed, before parting ways, probably leaving Roxas with a very confused expression.

Stop three: Legacy Skate Shop, for Roxas. He was really into the whole 'skateboarding scene', and even though it was winter, disabling him from practicing, he still dragged us in the store every time.

"Does this hat look good on me?" Roxas asked, trying on some stupid looking black hat with a flat rim. I laughed at how dorky he looked in it.

"Not really." I giggled, snatching it off his head.

"Hey!" He objected, but I was already checking the price tag; Forty-six dollars.

"Why does this stupid thing cost so much?" I inquired, chucking the hat at Roxas. He bounced off his chest and landed on the ground.

"'Cause it's brand name." Roxas informed matter-of-factly, picking it up.

Axel laughed out loud. "Ooou, brand name!" He teased. "Gotta be hip n' with the latest trends, eh Roxas?"

"Shut up." Roxas laughed, putting the hat back where it came from. "Maybe a different one..."

Stop four: Before Dawn Records, for Axel, the music junkie. Him and Roxas were in a band they were practically begging me to join, but I always declined. Me, in a band? Nah.

Axel held up a CD that showed a blonde girl with bangs, pouting 'cutely' for the camera. He laughed at it and held it beside his face, imitating her expression. "How do I look?"

"Like a SUPERMODEL!" Roxas exclaimed, putting on his fake 'gay accent'. I scoffed through a laugh.

"Like a GOOF." I said, grabbing the CD and holding it beside my face. I then pulled off, possibly the ugliest face one will ever witness me make-- I'd say it was a mixture of a grimace and a pout, with my face all scrunched up. Instantly, Roxas and Axel burst out laughing. They just loved seeing girls make ugly faces, likely because so many girls try their hardest to NOT look ugly.

"Sorry Axel," Roxas said, "But I think Xion takes the cake for prettiest lady here."

Stop five: Patron Clothing, finally, for me! It was an all girls clothes shop, so they hated going in, but I made them anyways.

"Oh hey," Roxas began, picking up a t shirt from a disorganized pile. He held it up to his body. "I dunno guys, is it me?"

"Totally." I nodded, some hints of sarcasm lacing my voice. The shirt was tiny (xxs), black and said "Team Jacob" on it.

"I dunno about that one Roxy," Axel slurred, imitating a girls voice, "Personally, I think pink is more your color." He held up an equally small, hot pink t-shirt decorated with the very not pretty face of Robert Pattinson, Twilight star and world renowned douche bag. The shirt also featured the infamous quote "and so the lion fell in love with the lamb". I laughed out loud instantly.


"Oh em gee!" Roxas shouted unintentionally loud, receiving a dirty look from two twelve year old girls who were also enjoying R-Pattz' face. He ignored them and grabbed the shirt from Axel harshly. "I love it! I am SO buying this." He then tossed it back into the pile. I giggled, and Axel shrugged.

"It's super cute."

Stop six: Got Game? Why, it's the arcade! The only place in the mall I actually really loved. Something Axel, Roxas and I all had in common.

Immediately, we all headed over to the four DDR games set up. Obviously, we only used three of them. DDR (thats Dance Dance Revolution) was Roxas' specialty. He kicked all of our asses at it pretty much instantly, because it wasn't long in the game before I fucked up or Axel tripped over his own feet and fell. So for the most part, me and Axel competed to get the SECOND best score.

But today, things were different.

As Axel, Roxas and I turned on the game and turned on the number of players (three), somebody approached us from behind.

"Mind if I join you?" He asked. We all turned to see somebody none of us had ever seen before; He was tall, kind of, and built physically (as in muscles). His hair was odd; Long and layered, and the color was such a shiny light gray, that it was silver. Somehow, the look suited him. I didn't mean to look rude, but I raised an eyebrow at him. Naturally, I wasn't used to somebody we didn't know asking to play with us.

"Um, okay." Axel was the first to reply. "Just hop on and we'll put four players." And I would say that was the first thing I noticed that was actually different about our day. We'd never played with more than three players-- Never. Not like I minded, though. There was no harm in some extra competition.

"Alright, cool." He said, smirking cooly and positioning himself on his machine. I was between Roxas and Axel, the new guy on the other side of Roxas. I saw him in my peripheral vision jumping up and down repeatedly-- A warm up, perhaps? What kind of person warms up for DDR?

A really, goddamn good player, apparently. As soon as the game started, this strange, silver haired guy instantly dominated the screen with his perfect score. Roxas was good, really good, but even he made mistakes sometimes.

This guy? Not one.

Halfway through the game, I messed up and gave up. My legs hurt, and I just felt like watching Roxas do it anyways. When I stopped, Axel stopped too. That left Roxas and mystery man, battling to what looked like to the death. On Roxas' side, at least. His face flushed as he struggled to keep up with the guy, who evidently, was kicking his ass. Finally, it ended. And guess who got the highest score?

I'll tell you, for the first time in ever, it actually wasn't Roxas. It was him. Both Axel and I stared, mouthes agape.

"Did he just... Beat Roxas?" Axel dared to ask, caught up in disbelief. Slowly, I nodded.

"I... I think he did."

That guy then energetically jumped off the DDR machine, while Roxas slumped off, exhausted. "Good game." Roxas panted, his face still red from pushing himself too hard.

"Yeah." The guy smiled cockily at him. "You're alright, y'know? With more practice, you could be an expert."

Roxas laughed, though I could tell he was annoyed by this statement. "Thanks. I tried."

"Wow, I thought Roxas was an expert." Axel said, as him and I walked over to join them.

"He's good," The guy said. "but he's got a long way to go."

I furrowed my eyebrows at his. Thats a bit rude. I thought, but said nothing. I continued to silently listen.

"I guess I'll keep practicing." Roxas said, forcing a smile as he took a swig from his water bottle.

"So where'd you learn to play like that, anyways?" Axel asked curiously, and the guy (who had not yet mentioned his name) grinned slyly, as if he was about to get into a detailed story about his 'amazingness', likely. About five minutes of this guy, and I could already tell that his ego was even higher than his unbeatable DDR scores. But before he could reply, a little alarm went off and he checked his cell phone. It was a light blue, girly looking phone, I noticed.

"Shoot, I can't stay." He said, grabbing his things in a rush. "Maybe I'll run into you all again." And with that, he sped out out of Got Game? and was out of sight in seconds. Roxas, who was still panting from the intense exersize, sighed.

"The fuck?" He asked. "He wasn't even out of breath!"

Axel placed a hand on his shoulder. "It's alright, Roxas. You're still the best of us three."

He smiled slightly. "Yeah, but... That guy--"

"Was a complete jerk." I finished, cutting him off. Roxas and Axel nodded in agreement.

"Totally cocky." Roxas said.

I nodded, picking up my bag so we could move onto a different game. All of a sudden, none of us were in the mood for DDR. I looked at the machine that strange guy had played on, his incredibly high score still plastered on the screen, and rolled my eyes. Way cocky.

Author's note: Yaay! New story xD. This one was a request from CoralianBoy. He requested that I write a Riku/Xion fic, so I resurrected this old idea I had for a Roxas/Naminé fic I had posted a reaaally long time ago, on a different account (it's gone now lol). Together, we came up with this :). I hope you like it!

Review please, let me know what you think!