It's kinda hard for me to write this. As in, I'm trying very hard to make Sora and Kairi sound like kids, but not like total morons. It's hard to do.

Ramble over. Let's keep the cuteness going, shall we?

About three weeks after Kairi's mysterious arrival, Sora invited her (without Riku's knowledge) to the play island. She was, of course, more than happy to say yes. Sora was such a nice boy, nothing like the boys in Radiant Garden were. They teased her a lot.

When they got to the island, Kairi exclaimed, "Whoa!"

She'd never actually seen the island fully, only the flashes from when she woke up on its beach. The whole place was covered in tropical trees, sand, seashells and the like. What was even cooler was the walkways that were up high in the trees. It was like a paradise.

"Pretty neat, huh?" Sora smiled at her.

All Kairi could do was nod.

Suddenly Sora ran off, yelling, "Race ya!"
"Sora!" she complained, giggling. "I'm wearing a dress! I can't run in it!"

He stopped and flushed, embarrassed. "Oh. Sorry. It's just…whenever I'm here with Riku, that's what we do. We race."

Kairi nodded, understanding. She managed to glimpse a small opening in a rock wall, next to a small waterfall. "What's that?" she asked, pointing.

Sora looked at it. "Oh, that's the Secret Place."


He nodded. "That's what Riku and me call it." He puffed out his chest. "We found it."

"That's cool! You're like Indiana Jones or something!"

"Who?" Sora asked, perplexed.

She smiled and shook her head. "Never mind."

He smiled back. "You wanna check it out?"


He walked towards the cave, Kairi following close behind.

When they got into the cave, Sora stated, "OK, here we are."

Kairi hugged him tightly from behind. He blushed at the contact and asked, "What's wrong?"

"I…" she whimpered. "I'm scared of the dark."

He carefully detached her arms from him and looked her in the eye. "It's OK, Kairi. I'm here. No matter what happens, I'll protect you. OK?"

She smiled, still worried. "OK."

He took her hand in his and led her around.

"Look at all the drawings!" Kairi marvelled.

Sora spotted a blank space in the cave wall. "You wanna add one?"

She grinned at him. "Sure!"

They knelt down and grabbed small rocks. "What do you wanna draw?" Sora asked.

Kairi thought for a moment. "I know! Let's draw each other!"

He grinned. "Sounds great!" He lifted his rock and started to draw her on the wall.

There they knelt, intently drawing each other on the rock, glancing at one another to make sure they were getting it right. When they were done, they looked at each other's work.

"Wow, that's amazing, Kairi!" Sora exclaimed, looking at the drawing of him.

She flushed and giggled. "Yours is pretty good, too."

His face fell. "No it's not. I'm no good at drawing."

She hugged him suddenly. "I like it, Sora. I really do."

He hugged back, smiling. "Thanks, Kairi."

Their hands linked again, they walked out of the cave. "So can you bring me back here some more?" Kairi asked.

"Sure! I'll introduce you and Riku to each other!"

"Yay!" she giggled.