Chapter 2

Sora bent over panting. He looked at the keyblade, then dropped it. He still couldn't believe he was the "chosen one." He was supposed to defeat the Heartless with this weapon. He was taken from his world, and was now expected to come to the defense of so many others?

He needed time. This was all happening too quickly. He glanced at the keyblade, and picked it back up, giving it a swing. He fought well with it, better than any training session he had with Riku.

Maybe the keyblade did all the work? Or maybe it unlocked his potential? Either way, he had just defeated a giant knight. Or a heartless. Or whatever the heck it was.

He turned to the other two guys he had fought with. They had been watching the keyblade.

"So, you were looking for me?" Sora asked, unsure as to what their motives could be.

The both nodded, smiles on their faces.

"They, too, have been seeking the wielder of the Keyblade." Leon said. Yuffie nodded in agreement.

Sora took a deep breath. Why was everyone after him all of a sudden?

"Hey, why don't you come with us? We can go to other worlds on our vessel." One of the guys suggested.

Sora contemplated it. Maybe he should. "I wonder if I could find Riku and Kairi..."

"Of course!" The other one piped up, causing Sora to look up. He felt a small burst of hope in his chest. Maybe he'd be able to find them. He hoped they were okay.

"Are you sure?" Sora heard one of the men whisper.

The other shrugged. "Who knows. But we need him to come with us to help us find the king."

Did Sora want to go with him? He knew it was the logical thing, but he was holding himself back. He didn't know any of these people! He didn't even know where he was!

Leon stepped forward. "Sora, go with them."

"Especially if you want to find your friends," Yuffie added.

"Yeah, I guess." He muttered sadly, staring at his feet.

"But you can't come along looking like that. Understand?" The short one said.

Sora looked at him confused.

"No frowning. No sad face. Okay?" He said.

"Yeah, ya gotta look funny, like us!" The taller one added.

"This boat runs on happy faces," the short one said.

"Happy?" Sora asked sadly.

The short one nodded.

Sora put on th cheesiest smile he could think of, and showed it to them. The two of them burst out laughing, and soon, Sora was laughing with them.

"That's one funny face!" The tall one said between laughs.

Sora grinned. "Okay, why not? I'll go with you guys."

The short one put his hand forward. "Donald Duck." The tall one put his hand on top. "Names Goofy." Sora smiled, placing his hand on top of theirs. "I'm Sora."

"All for one, one for all!" Goofy shouted.