p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"strongSo this whole piece of shit started out 2 years ago, when I read a really bad, depressing Akuroku fan fic where Roxas and Axel committed suicide together.. IDK what the hell I read but it made me super sad so I wrote this. Coming back 2 years later and the nostalgia hit me like a crappy page of writing. Time to fix this shit. An also make the update I promised 2 years ago. I'm the king of procrastination, aren't I? Damn. (I post as I avoid a Language project and Literature paper.)/strong/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Uhh... Where are we going?" I skeptically asked my best friend, the red-haired-hedgehog as he pulled me through the /br /"I told you to be patient. Relax. You're going to have fun." He /br /"Fun?" emWhat is that? /em"Why don't I trust you?"/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Axel opened a swirling portal that happened to take us to Twilight Town. "That's where we're going." he said. He pointed up at a hug clock tower right above us. I squinted my eyes the golden sunset rays bouncing off of its /br /"How are we going to get up there?" br /br /"Really, Roxy. Use your head." He said./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Turns out there's a long winding staircase./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"We reached the top after countless flights of stairs. Gasping for breath, Axel reached into his coat. I can barely begin to describe the anomally he handed me. He forced me to take it and I just stared at him. It was what appeared to be melting blue ice coating a piece of wood. How did he put this in his coat and not get anything sticky?! It was already dripping down my gloved hand./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""It's sea salt ice cream." he said. "One of my favorites." I just kept staring at it. "Well aren't you going to eat it?" he asked. br /br /"Huh?" I looked up at him./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""You're supposed to eat it, stupid." Axel said, and laughed. Was there some joke around this "ice cream" that I didn't understand?/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Oh." I gingerly took a bite. The flavor instantly filled my mouth, sweet and salty at the same time. I was so shocked I nearly spat it out. WHAT IS THIS?! I paused for a while to recover. "This is good." I finally deemed it./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Axel nodded, looking a little relieved. "Yeah. I thought you would like it." He retrieved another one out of his magical non-stick coat and sat on the side of the tower, dangling his feet over the edge. I walked over and sat next to him and we talked about our missions for the day. Axel especially pointed out that Xemnas was going to rip me apart for getting ice cream on the brand new gloves I was assigned./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"When we were done with our ice cream he informed me it was time to go back to the castle./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Oh." I was slightly dissapointed... It was weird, chatting like normal somebodies, since I've never felt like I was really suppoed to be part of this group, or any group for that matter. Weird, but oddly nice./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Don't worry. We'll do it again sometime." He said. I smiled. The promise brightened my spirits and cut my worrys down to Xemnas murdering me. br /br /br / * * */p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;" /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Hey can we get ice cream today?" I asked, running up to Axel with a huge grin on my face. "I just got back from my last mission."/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Again? We've gotten ice cream every day this week." Axel said, slightly pouting./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Yeah so?" I said, pouting. Axel could never say no to my but-I-really-love-ice-cream-and-you're-ripping-my-dreams-apart face. You can never have too much sea salt ice /br /He sighed. "All right. But let's change it up some today."/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Huh? What do you mean?" I /br /"You'll see." He smiled. I stared at him for a while in silence, but he wouldn't budge./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"When we got up to the tower, he handed me my ice cream./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"In a flash, half of mine was already gone. "What are we doing different today?" I asked./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""You really want to know?" He /br /"Yeah I want to know." Why would I ask if I didn't want to know?/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""You really sure you want to know?"/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Yes!" I hate it when he teases me./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Okay. Close your eyes."/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Annoyed, I closed my eyes with a huff. "What now?"/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""This." I felt something on my lips and opened my eyes in surprise to find that Axel was kissing me! I could feel his warm, steamy breath, his eyes shut tight. I was stunned. But not stunned enough to not enjoy it./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Axel leaned back and smiled at me. "Well?"br /br /All I could say was, "You taste like ice cream." We laughed and finished our treats in a slightly more awkward atmosphere. br /br /On the walk back to the portal, Axel asked, "Do you like me?"br /br /I thought for a while. Like? Axel told me about liking someone once, after Larxene held me down and explained what a condom was. Just the thought made me shudder. But I don't think I liked Axel in that way, did I? Was there any other way? Maybe I do? Not wanting to close any doors that couldn't be reopened, I replied "Yes. I think so.."br /br /"Good." he said, and grabbed my hand as he opened the swirling mass of darkness that would lead us back to the castle, proudly displaying our intertwined hands. br /br /emHow /ememdid ice cream lead us to this pleasant event? /emI asked myself, as we stepped through the portal to face the others./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;" * * *br /br /strongOriginally, down here said I would post a continuation in a few days. Oops./strong/p