"He did WHAT?" Axel exclaimed as Naminé explained what had happened. "Oh god… What was that good for?" he asked as he glared at the little girl.

"I was trying to make him come here!" Naminé said and pouted, sighing. "But now he's gone, God knows where… What should we do?" Naminé started then suddenly got an idea. "If only we had someone strong who cared about my brother so deeply that he would search for him. Someone no one recognizes… Someone who truly loves my brother. I WONDER IF SUCH A PERSON EXISTS," Naminé said, pronouncing every word a bit too obviously.

"Fine, I'll go look for him," Axel said and put on a coat. "But you're staying home with those crazy persons you live with!"

"I wouldn't dream of ruining such a great moment for you to bond," Naminé said, smiling sweetly.

Axel looked at Naminé before shaking his head. "I'm glad I didn't have to keep you as a prisoner…""Hey!" Naminé exclaimed and pouted. Axel smiled and ruffled her hair, only making the girl more irritated. Now all he had to do was find the other blonde…


"Have any of you seen a blonde boy with big blue eyes?" Axel asked the five girls, gathering around him. He had missed this, he truly had. It had been like this everyday before he had turned into a beast. Girls used to adore him while boys wanted to be him, just the way it was supposed to be.

"No, but if you stay here with us, maybe he will pass by?" They said and giggled. He gently turned down their offer and continued, thinking. Where Could Roxas have gone? Was there any place Roxas could be interested in going to? OVER ALL?

Suddenly a bright idea awoke him from his trance. A library! Roxas was all about books so it was natural for him to feel safe around them, ergo, he should be around books. Axel turned to the girls, who had followed him, again and smiled one of his most charmingly smile. "Do you know where the closest bookshop is?"


'BOOKS!' my mind screamed as I entered the bookshop. The owner looked up from the desk and examined me before going back to whatever he was doing. I slowly paced as far into the bookshop I could and sat down on a small chair, examining the books around me. I recognized many of them and took out a story I knew to well. I turned to the first page.

Once upon a time in a far away land a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired…

"I knew I would find you here…" A low voice purred and I squeaked to find a certain someone stand right next to me. "And you didn't even notice me though I've been standing beside you for the last pages!"

"Axel! What are you doing here?" I asked and put the book away.

"I'm looking for you. Naminé told me what happened and wanted me to come and get you," Axel said and shook his head. "That girl is good at manipulating people, isn't she?"

"Yeah, I guess… But I'm not going home yet! And I'm not following you to your castle either!" I said stubbornly and stood up to leave the shop.

"Why do you have to be such a bother?" Axel said and shook his head. "I'm not leaving without you, you know!"

"Then you're paying for hotel, since you're the rich one here," I said and raised an eyebrow.

Axel shook his head and sighed. "Fine, but you're going home, the first thing in the morning!"

I shrugged and walked off, Axel trying to catch up with me. Now that he had changed appearance I had a hard time getting used to the fact that Axel and the Beast were the same person. It just didn't make any sense. So naturally, I had a hard time acting natural around Axel. Compared to his beastly form, he now looked secure and handsome. Something I had a hard time dealing with. But for now, I just ignored this and kept on walking.


"When I said that you were paying for the room…" My voice was low and threatening. "I thought you would consider renting TWO rooms or at least one with two separate beds!" I practically yelled as I watched the double bed.

"Since I'm paying, I want something from the money. Spending the night with you is more than enough," Axel said and grinned.

"You make me sound like a whore," I muttered and put down my bag, sighing as I realized there was no point arguing about this.

"But you're not. You're too valuable to be a whore," Axel responded, taking a step closer while his hand reached out to touch my waist.

"And now you're insulting Kairi?" I joked as Axel wrapped his arms around me and buried his face in my neck, chuckling slightly.

This was somehow uncomfortable. Because, deep inside, to me, Axel was a stranger. He was technically the same person he had always been but… I just couldn't see him as the beast. Instead I could just see an incredible hot guy that was coming on to me.

"I'm afraid I didn't mean to insult anyone you care about," Axel said and kissed my forehead.

"It-it's okay…" I stuttered and blushed furiously.

"Well, that's a relief. What's up with you, Roxas? Are you not feeling very well? You're acting all weird…" Axel then mumbled and felt my forehead but shook his head. "No, no fever."

"I'm just… uncomfortable because of the way you look now I guess…" I mumbled and looked down, feeling slightly embarrassed.

"Why? I still love you," Axel asked and sighed, leaning down so he was in eye-level with me. "Do you still love me?"

I opened my mouth and closed it again. When I thought about the beast my heart was warmed up but when I looked at this man before me, all I could feel was attraction. "Yes," I then said and smiled at him. It was true, in a way.

Axel returned the smile before kissing me.

As soon as I closed my eyes, the kiss became magical. I knew those lips, even if it just was from the time they took advantage of me, and I knew the person they belonged to. The beast. And I truly loved him. But as soon as I opened my eyes, most of the magic faded away. This caused me to close my eyes again.

This was a problem.

What if I never got over this grudge I had against the way he now looked? Would that end with us having to go separate ways? No, I would get over this, starting now.

I took the first initiative to deepen the kiss and Axel didn't complain at all. I then opened my eyes, trying to recognize the beast I knew. I could see some sides of him that I recognized and I felt the kiss become more enjoyable. I would get over this.

I broke away from the kiss and started studying things, trying to get my brain to understand that this was the same guy he had been in his beastly form. But it refused to listen.

"So… Roxas. You're probably tired and so am I, so why don't we go to bed?" Axel asked, his arms around me.

"Okay… Sure…" I mumbled and took off my pants before crawling down under the covers. The shirt had to deal with staying on since I was way too embarrassed to sleep next to Axel in just my underwear. Axel didn't seem to think that was the slightest embarrassing though and crawled down next to me in just hi boxers.

Later when Axel had fallen asleep, I turned to look at him.

I would get over this.

LalaHachi: Gah, don't complain! I updated! Even if it was just... this thing...?

I'm going to England tomorrow and I'll be gone three weeks. BE HAPPY I UPDATED BEFORE LEAVING!