I kinda think this chapter isn't really good, but you tell me. We critique hard on ourselves, after all. The ending is short, but you know what they say: Short and sweet.
Oh and, LISTEN TO SIMPLE AND CLEAN AT THE END! T_T Love you, Hikki!
Chapter Twenty-Five: Game Over
Sora, Donald and Goofy floated as they saw Ansem rise up near them. It was incredible how he manages to stand after being attacked so many times.
Ansem laughed evilly, and looked at the trio darkly. "It is futile. The Keyblade alone cannot seal the door to darkness."
In an instant, the big white door that Sora saw before appeared, and beside it was Marie floating inside an orb of light.
"Marie!" Sora shouted.
"Kingdom Hearts!" Ansem shouted, grasping for the door. "Fill me with the power of darkness!"
"Fill me with the power of darkness!"
it was barely a whisper, I couldn't hear anything. Everything felt numb, and I was slowly losing my health. I hate to admit it, but I think this might be the end. My eyes felt heavy, and they slowly closed. All I was able to see was darkness... eternal and damned darkness.
'Marie! Remember what I said... you're not darkness! You're light!'
Sora..? Is that you? I tried opening my mouth, but it was too hard. I wanted to talk to Sora, tell him I'm sorry. Sorry that I can't make it back to the islands.
'Please, Marie! Don't give up! I believe in you. Everyone believes in you!'
I slowly opened my eyes, and suddenly, flashes of all the worlds appeared before me. Cid, Yuffie, Aerith, and Leon... they're counting on me. Everyone from all the worlds... they too, are counting on me. I've saved so many people... along with Sora, Donald and Goofy. Maybe I truly am... the light.
'I have always told you that your heart is filled with light. You were mildly blinded by what everyone else said that you forgot one important thing: believe in yourself.'
Stella... no, she's right. I am light! I know that now. I opened my eyes, and suddenly, I felt the power that I had once lost return to me.
"Supreme darkness..!" I heard Ansem say. The ball of light I was in lowered, and as it did, I regained more and more of my power. I reached the ground, and the ball of light disappeared.
"What is this?" I heard Ansem say as he looked at me. I cracked my knuckles, and I looked at Ansem.
"Hey, loser," I said. "It's time for you to go down!"
"Please, what you do is futile, Kingdom Hearts shall fill me with darkness!" Ansem shouted. I looked at Sora, who looked at the door.
"You're wrong," he said. "I know now, without a doubt."
"Kingdom Hearts..." he looked at me, and I nodded. "Is light!"
I closed my eyes, and for the first time in my life, I felt whole. While standing next to Kingdom Hearts, I felt completed. I clasped my hands together, and the door opened, revealing light. I looked at Ansem, who was hit by the light.
"This is game over for you!" I shouted.
Ansem struggled to move, and he was muttering some words. The light completely engulfed him, and in a matter of seconds he vanished. I sighed weakly, and bent down to catch my breath.
"Marie!" I heard Sora say from a distance. I looked up and I saw Sora, Donald and Goofy running towards me. I got up, and I smiled at all three of them.
"No time for reunions!" I said. "Help me close this door!"
Sora, Donald and Goofy ran towards the door and tried pushing it. The sad thing about everything, was that I was able to open the door without touching it. Now I had to close the door, and I had to do it the hard way.
Goofy gasped, and Donald grew angry. "Stop staring and keep pushing!"
Donald then gasped after, and both of the shouted. "The heartless!"
"Hurry!" shouted Donald.
"I can't..." Sora struggled.
"Don't give up!"
Sora looked at the hand on the other side. It was Riku.
"Riku!" I shouted. He looked at us, and also struggled to close the door on the other end.
"Come on, Sora, Marie!" he shouted. "Together, we can do it!"
"Okay!" exclaimed Sora, and I nodded.
We pushed the door while Riku pulled, and we were making little progress.
"It's hopeless!" Shouted Donald.
I looked past the door, and I saw two giant heartless monsters. In an instant, however, they disappeared. Donald and Goofy both gasped, and I wondered why. But then suddenly, I saw a bright light at the end of the other side.
"Your Majesty!" Goofy and Donald shouted in unison.
"Now, Sora, Marie! Let's close this door for good!" he said, taking out his Keyblade. Amazing, the king has a Keyblade as well.
"Close it, quickly!" Donald shouted.
"But..!" Sora protested.
"Don't worry," the king said. "There will always be a door to the light."
"Sora, you can trust King Mickey," Goofy assured.
"Now! They're coming!" shouted Riku.
"Donald, Goofy, thank you," said the king.
We pushed the door harder and harder, and Riku looked at us. "Take care of her."
I wondered what he meant by that, but Sora nodded. Sora, Donald, Goofy and I pushed the door one final time, and the door closed.
Sora stepped back a few steps, and I did as well. We took out our Keyblades, and pointed it at the door. It started to disappear, and we watched as it did. Sora looked around, and then turned around behind him. Kairi was all at the way at the end, and immediately, he ran to her.
I wanted to follow him, but Goofy held my shoulder and shook his head. I sighed, and looked as Sora ran to Kairi.
Sora and Kairi
"Kairi!" shouted Sora.
"Sora!" Kairi shouted in reply.
"Kairi, remember what you said," Sora reminded. "We'll always be in each other's hearts. We'll come back for you, I promise!"
Kairi looked at Sora, and then at Marie, who was all the way in the back. "I know you will!"
The little space that was between Sora and Kairi disappeared, and they were separated. Sora looked at Kairi went further and further away from him. Kairi looked as well, and then a tiny speck of light appeared in her hand. She looked up and saw many other specks of light fall from the sky. Soon enough, trees and huts appeared around her. Destiny islands had returned to it's normal way, and Kairi smiled, knowing that Sora finally brought their world back. As she watched Sora disappear, stars began to shoot to the sky, creating the night. Everything was indeed returning to normal.
Kairi looked around, and saw the secret cave that her, Sora and Riku frequently visited. She walked over to the cave, and smiled at all the drawings. She came across the drawing she and Sora drew for each other, but her mouth hung open at what was newly there.
A Paopu fruit being handed from Sora to Kairi.
Sora had told Kairi while they were drawing their faces that he thought this up because of the drawing that he saw before. The drawing of him and Marie. They drew the drawings right beside it, hoping that Marie would never be lonely if he drew more drawings around it. Of course, this was when they were younger.
Back then, Kairi didn't know who the drawing was from, and she probably will never know, but she felt a wave of sadness knowing that Sora drew him handing a Paopu fruit to the girl first.
Kairi touched the drawing of Sora and herself, and a single tear fell from her cheek. She grabbed a nearby rock, and started carving her handing a Paopu fruit back to Sora.
Although she knew Sora had feelings for Marie, she was still his friends, and his friends will always remain in his heart.
Marie and Sora
I walked up to Sora, who was still looking ahead. I didn't know what to say, Riku still went missing, and now Kairi was apart from us.
"Sora..? Are you okay?" I asked.
"I'll be fine," he said, smiling as he turned to me.
I lowered my head, and looked at the floor. To be honest, I was hoping we would return to Destiny islands, but that proved difficult right now.
"there's something I've been wanting to do for a while," he said. I looked up at him, and gave him a questioning look. He placed his hands on my arms, and started leaning towards me. My heart started to beat faster, was he going to kiss me?
Sora slowly closed his eyes, and mine started to close slowly as well.
Sora's lips were close to Marie's by an inch, but as he leaned in closer, his lips ran through her's.
Sora immediately opened his eyes, and horror filled them. Marie opened her eyes after realizing nothing was happening, and she was faced with Sora's terrified look.
"Sora? What's wrong?" she asked with worry.
"Marie, you're disappearing!" he shouted as his voice began to break down.
Marie looked at her arms, and noticed that she was nearly transparent. All of a sudden, a wave of fear and sadness hit her. She tried calling out to Stella, but she did not respond, and so, Marie was only able to think of one thing:
Since the door disappeared, was she disappearing?
"Sora..." she said. "I think...I'm disappearing just like that door."
Sora's horrified look only intensified, and without giving a care, tears began to fall from his face. "You can't disappear! Marie, please! Don't disappear!"
Marie saw the tears on Sora's face, and a tear came falling from her cheek. A saddened look that Marie thought she could never have appeared, and in soon time, a faint light appeared around her.
Sora tried grabbing her, but he went through her. He turned around, and even more tears fell from his cheeks. Marie turned around, and began to speak, but he could hear nothing.
In return, he began to shout for her, but she also could hear nothing. They were so close to each other, yet they could not hear each other's words.
Before Marie completely disappeared, she hoped that maybe he could her last words.
"I love you."
- The End -
I hope you guys enjoyed the FINAL chapter of 'Game Over'.
I myself felt like the first half was horrible, but I think I did a pretty good job during the end. In any case, I would like to thank you guys for sticking around and reading this story. It is the first that I managed to finish -pats shoulder- but certainly not the last.
Also I'd like thank Degrassi for helping me create Marie. My favorite character on that show named Claire cut her hair for the new season, and I completely loved it. Thus, I made a drawing of a random character with short hair. Then Marie was created. Created asexually I might add. XD
Anyways, please sit tight and hang out for the sequel 'Memory Game'. All reviews posted on this story will be answered in the first chapter of 'Memory Game' so no need to worry. Of course, after the first chapter unfortunately, I will not respond openly.
Now, doing something differently. I thank everyone in the list for placing this story in your favorites, I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart(The list is long, and in alphabetical order and I added the ones who recently favored this story):
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Also, I thank everyone who placed this story in their story alert. You guys are just as important as those who placed this story in their favorites, and I truly am happy that this story made it's way onto your list(I also included the one who recently placed this story in their list):
I like Randomness
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Awe, you'll love it. I don't know how different American schools are from Canadian schools, but I think you'll enjoy it. XD
I really hope this chapter was to your liking, and yes, now we are one two stories closer to KH2. XD Blue ice-cream is the bomb.
Oh, and I'll try my best to make sure you understand what's going on in the next story, Although, if you wanted to know the plot, just learn about reverse/rebirth. That's all I really have to say. XD
Aww, no it ain't. If you reply before I have the first chapter of Memory Game out, I'll still answer openly. But either way I'll reply.
Mmmm, Milk. XDXDXD
Oh my, thank you! I am truly honored that you called this story epic. I read your story, and although I forgot to review, I will say that it's extremely interesting, and so far, I'm loving Saya!
Ahaha, no I get you. I hope you liked the ending!
Ahaha, it is, isn't it?
And YES! I LOVE JESSICA ALBA! Oh my, you know me so well~
Thank you for giving me info on your OC, and I hope this ending was up to par. I didn't want them to kiss just yet. I've planned something even better for their first kiss.
Sayonara Yasashii Akumu:
Ahaha, you can always watch it on Utube! XD
But aww DX I still have my PS2 just in case I wanna relive those days of KH. So far I haven't. :(
Why thank you! I hope you liked the ending!
Riku was controlled by Ansem, so he was still with Ansem when Sora was fighting him. I think it was until they beat him that Riku was able to gain his body back, And thank you! I hope you liked the ending!