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Right, so here is the first chapter of WishingDreamer5's Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden fic. I hope that you all enjoy.

Note, these will be unrelated, so I will tell you when it is set and the theme.

Theme: Calm Before the Storm

Time: Post BBS, about three years after.

Characters: Kairi and Kairi's Grandmother

Word Count: 313


The young girl hid under her bed. Sunlight streamed through the window and Radiant Garden was celebrating the first day in years where Yuffie hadn't caused any trouble.

So why was this girl hiding?

She was scared.

She could sense that there was something big coming. This wonderful day, she knew, was just a warning.

The calm before the storm.

The door to her bedroom opened.

"Kairi?" The woman asked the girl under the bed.

The seven year old looked at her.

"I'm scared grandmother..." She whispered, too afraid to even speak loudly. The woman nodded and knelt in front of her.

"Why are you scared dear? Nothing bad is happening today. The sun's shining, the birds are singing and that rascal Yuffie is nowhere to be seen."

"I know. But... but something's going to happen soon. I can feel it... It feels like we're stuck in a dark place with impending doom and no way out..."

"That sounds like my life..." The woman muttered. "Wait, were did you learn the word 'impending'?"

"Isa said it..." Kairi muttered, reaching out from under the bed to take her grandmother's hand. "I feel like before. Remember? When we met that nice Aqua lady, and then when there was that... thing that appeared in the square not long after..." She shivered. "I felt the same then. Something bad's going to happen. I can feel it..." She started to cry from her fear. "Please... Grandmother. Please protect me..." She reached out and hugged her grandmother, coming out from under the bed.

"All right my dear. I promise." She pulled the girl upright, and smiled at her. Kairi hugged her with one hand, and with the other she clutched the necklace she hadn't taken off for the last three years.

The screaming began.

The calm had ended.