A/N: I wrote this about... a year ago... yes, a year. I submitted this on deviantART for the 100 Theme Challenge. (#2: Love)


Paring: RokuShi

Rating: K+ (Mild Language)

Disclaimers: I do not own Kingdom Hearts or any of its characters. They belong to Disney and Square Enix.

What is love?

That question kept running through my mind.

Xaldin told me I wouldn't understand unless I had a "heart".

But that wouldn't stop me from learning.

When Axel and I sat up on the clock tower after our mission, I couldn't help but ask "What is love?"

Axel just looks at me and tries to find the right words to use for an explanation.

"Um… well…" he stuttered, "Love is… love is, um…"

I just stare at him.

"Uh… try asking someone else… sorry, Rox."

I took his advice. I asked everyone in the Organization what love was (yes, even Demyx…) and I got nothing.


Then a thought occurred to me: look through Vexen's library. Maybe I'd get something on love.

I started looking through the books that had something to do with humans.


I turned around and saw Xion. She had a couple of books in her arms.

Damn it, she looks so cute…

"Hey, Xion." I said, grinning at her.

Xion smiled back. "What are you doing here?" she asked.

"Well, I've been trying to find something on love." I said.

"Love?" Xion asked.

"Yeah. I've been wondering what love is."

Xion smiled at me. "Roxas, when you care deeply about a person, and that person cares deeply about you, that is love."

"So, love is like caring… but a step further?"

"Well… sorta. Love is more than that… I just can't explain it." She said, her cheeks turning pink.

I could feel my cheeks heating up.

What's happening?

We took a few steps closer to each other.

Wait… is this…

We came closer to each other until our lips touched.

Is this love?

We pulled back when we needed air.

We were both blushing.

"Wow… that was just… wow." Xion said.

"Yeah." I said.

Yeah. This is love.