-KINGDOM HEARTS III-

PART 1

RECONNECT

Dear Reader,

Thank You for taking the time to read the first chapter of my story. I am excited to write this story and I hope you are excited to read it. This story will consist of 3 parts. I'm currently in the process of writing parts 1 and 2. Once the story becomes a bit more concrete I will post the next few chapters. If you want a bit more information about what will be in this story, please feel free to follow the link on my profile to take a look at a trailer I whipped up.

Again, Thank You for reading.

-Airknight406

WARNING! THIS STORY WILL CONTAIN BIRTH BY SLEEP SPOILERS! THE FIRST CHAPTER IS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SECRET ENDING!

DISCLAIMER: ALL NON-ORIGINAL CHARICTERS, STORYLINES, AND LOCATIONS BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS.

CHAPTER 1

Two Who Were Never Meant To Meet

On a small stretch of coast in a world covered in darkness, a man sat on a rock gazing out upon the sea. He could not remember his name or how he had managed to find himself on the beach wearing a black cloak that had once been taken up by a group known as Organization XIII.

His vigil was interrupted by a voice to his left. "Who are you?" it asked in a tone of which led him to assume his visitor was female; his eyesight had started to fail and he could see next to nothing in the darkness despite the ever-present moon hanging in the sky. He turned in the general direction of the sound and replied "Why hello, it's not often I get visitors."

"Please, call me Aqua." She continued "Why are you sitting here all alone in the Realm of Darkness? How did you end up here?" "Well…" the man thought for a moment "I can tell you that this is my second time on these shores." The man dropped his head "but unfortunately, much like the first, I do not remember who I am or from whence I came. Everything was washed away in whatever currents carried me here."

"That's too bad." said Aqua sitting down beside him. "I know I've been here for a long time, wandering through the endless hours." She paused and in barely more than a whisper she said, "Unable to escape." The man slowly lifted his head and looked at her. The moonlight gave out just enough light for him to see the outline of her body. "You wish to return to your own world?" he asked. He could hear notes of determination in her response as she answered. "It's my friends, I promised I'd be there for them."

"Your friends," the words seemed to strike a chord. "Somewhere in the scraps of memory I have left, you remind me of a boy I once knew. He is very much like you. True to his friends and kind this boy travels to many worlds and fights to keep the light safe."

" Keep the light safe?" This piqued Aqua's interest. "I've been away too long, did something happen out there? Are the worlds in danger?" The man's voice turned solemn "Sad to say they nearly fell to darkness more than once." Aqua felt her faith start to slip but the man continued. "But at every turn, that boy arrived with keyblade in hand to save the day."

Aqua's eyes opened wide, "Wait a sec, is his name Terra or Ven?" The man was once again silent for a moment before he answered. "Neither, of those I'm afraid." he finally said. Aqua sighed. "Should have known…" she murmured turning her gaze back to the ocean.

"How long has it been since I met him? At least a year now, perhaps more." the man continued. "Back then, my heart was clouded with vengeance. I did terrible things, both to him and his friends. I brought unhappiness to more lives than one. I felt something must be done. Was that why; A means of clearing my conscience or perhaps out of a sort of scholarly instinct? While the boy slept his long sleep I hid the results of my research inside of him, transplanting the data to where it might best serve a purpose."

Aqua didn't quite understand what the 'Research' and 'Data' the man was talking about meant, but for some reason she listened to every word as if they were the answer to all the problems of all the worlds.

"In fact I would like to believe, maybe he can set things right; A boy like him who touches so many hearts. He could open the right door and save all those people whose lives I've managed to ruin. So many are still waiting for their new beginning, their birth by sleep; even me", he turned and faced her, "and even you." Aqua sat up and looked at him "What's this boy's name?" She asked. The man began to speak

"His name is…"

In a world known as Twilight Town, there is a ruined mansion hidden deep within the woods. Within the mansion in a room painted white from floor to ceiling a blond girl in a plain white dress sits drawing in a sketchbook. Her drawings are hung on the walls and scattered on the floor and her art supplies lay neatly on the table. The girl was just putting the finishing touch on her latest drawing. She brushed the page of any debris left by her crayons and placed the sketchbook on the table. The image was that of a boy with spiky brown hair garbed in black and silver sitting on the branch of an oddly shaped tree watching the sun set over the ocean. The girl smiled; pleased with her work she sat back in her chair and softly whispered one word.

"Sora."

In the same town there is a train station which runs the trains that take people to the beach and to the residential area known as Sunset Hill. From the top three black cloaked figures watch the sunset over the town and enjoy ice cream bars. The first is a tall man with fiery red hair slicked back into ridiculously large spikes and his green eyes were accented with small black tattoos. The second figure was a boy with deep blue eyes and blond hair that seemed to stick up in all directions. The last figure was a girl with equally blue eyes and short black hair. Suddenly the girl looked straight forward into the sun looking as if to see something far off in the distance. The boy also looked up, but the man didn't seem to notice. The teens smiled and said one word together.

"Sora."

It was night in the world once known as the Land of Departure. A boy who bears a striking resemblance to the one on the clock tower lay sleeping in a stone chair in an area that resembled a park. He wore a black and tan jacket with a piece of armor on his shoulder. A man with brown hair wearing a blue shirt and tan pants also sporting a shoulder-piece walked over to the boy and shook him gently. The boy awoke and looked at the man. They both smiled and looked at the night sky and spoke a word.

"Sora."

The man didn't say anything but Aqua found she knew exactly who the boy was. She felt tears roll down her eyes as she smiled and turned towards the ocean and spoke the boy's name.

"Sora."

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EDIT: Updated as of 9-19-10