Prologue: Parting with Destiny

As of today, I'm renouncing my ownership of the Keyblade.

Sora, that's crazy. You can't do something like this, especially not now.

But I am. I've decided. I'm going to marry Kairi. I'm not going go save the universe anymore. I've had enough of that.

You can't just turn your back on everything, Sora. There's a lot more at stake here than you realize. The entire universe could collapse if-

I know. I know all that, but I've made my decision and I'm not turning back. That's why…I'm leaving it up to you. Take it.

I'm not taking your Keyblade.

It was yours to begin with, wasn't it? I'm just… returning it to its rightful owner.

Riku, please.

Fine. I'll accept it. You've made your decision, and I've made mine.

What do you mean?

You're turning your back on everything, Sora. You're making a mistake. You know that, just as well as I do, but you've made your choice, and now you'll have to stand by it. But I can't. I can't watch you turn your back on everything. So, I'll turn my back as well. On you.


Someone has to protect these worlds, and if you won't, I will. But I've decided, I'm not coming back. My mistake cost me greatly, and so will yours.

But, Riku, I…

I understand how you feel, and I might have done the same, but something like this could have waited.

Kairi won't wait any longer…

And neither can I. Do what you want, Sora, but I'm finished here.

Just… just promise me one thing. Promise… that if something happens, you'll come back.

Of course. …Good luck, Sora.

"Those were the last words I said to him. Maybe I should have said more. Who cares now, other then me? It's too late for that. We made bad decisions that day, and things haven't even started getting worse…"