Chapter Nine

"We're here!" Namine exclaimed. Said girl was wearing a black strap-less dress with pink ribbon on the middle, a white high-heeled shoes and a sliver clip on the right part of her hair.

Sora looked up and saw a blue luminous sign that say 'The Twilights'. Sora was wearing a baby blue polo shirt that had been buttoned up to his chest, leaving three buttons undone, revealing a white under-shirt and a silver chain necklace around his neck. He was also wearing black loose pants and white and black trainers.

Beautiful! Roxas thought, who by the way was wearing a violet long-sleeved polo that's been folded up to his elbows, black fitted pants and black converse.

Sora sighed heavily. Roxas was the only who noticed and was about to ask the boy if he was okay, when Namine practically dragged him inside the vicinity and told everyone to follow.

Sora sighed again. Suddenly, an arm was wrapped around his shoulder and when he looked up to see who it was, he saw Riku smiling at him with sympathy.

Riku was wearing a faded-blue fitted shirt with pink collar, black pants and white Vans.

"Riku?" Sora asked.

"Don't worry…" Riku began as he rubbed Sora's shoulder. "Everything's gonna be fine." Sora smiled at how comforting Riku's words were. "Besides, Xion and I… and those two …" He motioned for the two red-heads behind them. "…would make sure that nothing bad would happen to you, okay?"

"Okay." Sora nodded sheepishly. "Thanks Riku." Sora smiled weakly.

"Anytime." Riku smiled. He pulled Sora for quick brotherly-hug and ruffled the boy's hair. Sora just shook his head. He went inside and sat between Riku and Kairi, who was wearing a pink dress with sleeves (short) and a white ribbon on the middle.

Kairi leaned over Sora's ear. "Are you okay?"

"Yeah…"

"So!" Namine rose from her seat and clasped her hand together. "First and foremost, I wanna take this time to thank you guys for coming here and celebrating this wonderful event with me and my…" Namine paused dramatically as she looked at her boyfriend. (Plegh! Yeah it's a barfing sound.) She cupped his chin. "…Roxas."

"I know you guys and I haven't been on good terms over the years," She continued. "But still, I'm glad you've accepted in your group and accepted me as Roxas's girlfriend." She ended with a smile.

The gang applauded her.

"Some speech you got there, aye Namine?" Axel complimented

Namine just giggled. "Okay… dinner's here." She said as two waiters came to their table with two huge trays.

"Hey Sora…" Namine said as she wiped her mouth with her table napkin.

Said boy looked up but said nothing.

"I was wondering if you could sing for us tonight." Namine asked, hopeful.

"Why?" Sora asked, taking a bite from his shrimp.

"Well since Roxas's is your bestfriend, I think it's best if you do something for him, don't you think?" Namine said. "I mean what kind of bestfriend would oyu be if you wouldn't do something to make Roxas happy, right?"

That girl is really getting on my nerves. Sora thought to himself.

"It's okay if you don't wanna sing, Sor-Sor." Roxas said. "Celebrating this day with me is already enough to make me happy."

Sora smiled. "Thanks Rox."

"But Roxas!" Namine protested.

Sora rolled his eyes. Oh boy… here we go again.

"What?" Roxas asked.

"I really wanted to hear him sing." Namine whined.

"But Sora said—" Roxas trailed off when Sora stood up and held a hand in front in of him.

"It's okay, Rox." Sora said. "I'll sing for you." He smiled. "I just hope you guys won't regret asking me to sing." He muttered.

Sora turned on his heel and proceeded to the stage.

He took a chair and a guitar and placed them on the middle of the stage. Next, he sat on the chair and positioned the guitar on his lap. He adjusted the microphone to his height and said,

"Ahh… Good evening everyone." This caught everyone's attention. "This is actually my first time singing in front of a live audience, actually I'm just gonna sing tonight as a favor to a friend, so please bear with me and hope you'll enjoy." Sora said.

He readjusted the guitar on his lap again and began to sing.

Everybody's laughing in my mind
Rumors spreading 'bout this other guy
Do you do what you did when you
did with me
Does he love you the way I can
Did you forget all the plans
that you made with me
'cause baby I didn't

That should be me
Holdin' your hand

Roxas immediately looked at Sora with sad as the message of the song hit him.

That should be me
Makin' you laugh
That should be me
This is so sad
That should be me
That should be me
That should be me

Feelin' your kiss
That should be me
Buyin' you gifts
This is so wrong,
I can't go on,
till you believe that
That should be me

That should be me
Yeah,

You said you needed a little time
for my mistakes
It's funny how you use that time
to have me replaced
But did you think that I wouldn't see you out at the movies
Whatcha doin' to me
you're taken' him where we used to go
Now if you're tryin' to break my heart
it's working 'cause you know that

At this point, Sora had already started to sob and tears were already visible in eyes.

Chorus:
That should be me

Sora turned his gaze directly at Roxas and immediately Roxas felt a slight pang on his heart as he saw the tears on Sora's eyes.

Holdin' your hand
That should be me
Makin' you laugh
That should be me
This is so sad
That should be me
That should be me
That should be me

"Sora…" Roxas said sadly, trying his best not to shed a tear.
Feelin' your kiss
That should be me
buyin' you gifts
This is so wrong,
I can't go on,
till you believe that
That should be me

I need to know should I fight
for our love for this long
It's getting harder to shield
this pain in my heart,ooh
Sora's voiced cracked here, which caught many attention but he completely ignore them and proceeded with his song.

Chorus:
That should be me
Holdin' your hand
That should be me
Makin' you laugh
That should be me
This is so sad
That should be me
That should be me
That should be me
Feelin' your kiss
That should be me
Buyin' you gifts
This is so wrong,
I can't go on,
Till you believe that
That should be me

That should be me
That should be me
That should be me
That should be me

As the song ended, the crowd gave Sora a huge applause. Sora smiled at them weakly, tears still freely pouring down his face, and bowed. He placed the guitar on the chair and ran outside.

"Stupid tears…" He muttered before opening the doors.

"Sora?" Roxas asked dumbfounded once his boyfriend was completely out of sight.

"Well that was rude." Namine said, irritated.

Roxas looked at Namine but didn't say anything.

"What is, Namine?" Xion asked. Roxas mentally Xion for voicing the question he wanted to ask.

"That!" Namine said, pointing to the door where Sora had storm off. "I mean, come on… who would've thought that Sora would get emotional over that 's so over-rated." Namine rolled his eyes.

"Don't you dare call Sora, over-rated! You hear me!" Kairi suddenly burst out.

"But it's true, Kairi." Namine retorted. "Think of it… This is a very happy occasion we're celebrating here, and Sora just ruined it by getting worked-out over that song."

"I don't think Sora ruined that night for us." Xion said which brought her friend's attention to her. "In fact, Sora just made us realized something, right Roxas?" She said turning to the blonde.

"W-What?" Roxas asked.

"And what might that be, Xion?" Namine asked, still with a lot of bitterness in her voice,

"I think Sora's sad." Xion said. "I mean really, really sad."

"What kind of realization is that?" Naime raised a brow.

"I'm not done yet." Xion said calmly. She took a sip from her Iced Tea and said, "I think Sora's sad because there's someone who's hurting him."

"Hurting him?" Namine asked.

"Yeah." The raven-haired gril replied. "Sora told me once that, whenever he sings, he sings by his mood."

"What's that supposed to mean?" Namine said.

"It means that whenever Sora sings, he sings a song that matches his mood." Xion explained.

"Ohh…" Namine said. "Now I get it." She crossed her arms in front of her chest.

"Get what?" Riku asked, almost afraid of what Namine might say.

"He sings for his mood, right?" She asked no on in particular. "So that means he's sad."

"Good to finally have you on the same page, Namine." Kairi growled.

Namine rolled her eyes. "Not only is Sora sad, but he's also heart-broken too." She said, proudly.

"I'm not sure where you're getting at, Namine." Riku said.

"Don't you get it…" Namie said. "That should me holding your hand, that should be me making you laugh, that should be this so sad… It's perfectly clear that Sora's heart-broken because the person he—wait Sora's bi, right?"

No one answered.

"Right?" She pushed.

"So what if he is?' Roxas asked.

"Well… Sora's sad because the GUY Sora wanna be with is already taken by a GIRL." Namine concluded. "Serves him right, bi people are so disgustingly retarded." She muttered the last part.

"What did you say?" Roxas looked at Namine furiously.

"I didn't say anything, baby." She said. She cupped Roxas's cheek but slapped her hand away.

He stood up and looked at his girlfriend with fire blazing eyes.

"Did you just call me disgusting and retarded?" He asked.

"Sweetie I… I didn't mean it that way." Namine defended.

"Then what was that about, Namine?" Roxas pushed. "Huh?"

"Roxas… I…"

"Furthermore…" Roxas interrupted. "If you're disgusted with Sora being who he really is… then that means you're also disgusted with me."

"What?" Namine's eyes widened. "Why would I be disgusted of you, sweetie? You're my boyfriend and—"

"Save it, Namine." Roxas said. "I don't wanna hang-out with people who makes fun of others just so they could get theirs better."

"Roxas…" Namine pleaded.

"No…" Roxas muttered. He turned on his heel and began to walk away.

"Roxas wait!" Namine screamed, tears streaming down her face.

Roxas looked back but didn't say anything.

Namine choked a sobbed. "Does this mean…" She took a deep breath. "Does this mean we're over?"

Roxas smiled. "Glad we're on the same page, Namine." With that, Roxas turned on his heel again and left.

"Roxas…" Namine cried.