Dealing with It: Mickey
Oh, how he wished he could abandon all of this trouble and run home. It was bad enough the precious little time he spent with his friends was always cut short from the fighting…there were no words to describe how awful he felt every time one of those heartless met the swift kiss of the end of his keyblade. Killing these shells of people made every stroke of his blade add to the already crushing weight on his heart.
These feelings were well hidden though. Mickey never let them show to anyone. For the sake of those around him, he had to keep his expression stoic. A frown plastered on ones face with an attitude to boot did it justice. Sora had once asked him if he ever was happy. No one knew his thoughts. No one was allowed in. No one…no one….
Well, almost no one.
There was but one exception. However, she was far away in a land he wished he was in now. Disney Town was about the happiest place on his planet. Anyone who went there, and even a few who didn't knew it. Residing in Disney Castle was his one and only love, Queen Minnie. To him, she was truly the fairest of them all. With a calm and peaceful soul, her time went to whoever needed it. A fine ruler she was indeed, kind and sympathetic but firm when she needed to be.
Ah, just thinking about his Minnie lifted his spirits. Getting up from his place where he and Riku had set up camp, Mickey turned his head to the night sky and gazed at the stars. Granted some were still blinking out, he closed his eyes and said a silent prayer up to the heavens that they watch over her. After that, he laid down and went to sleep, a wide grin on his face as dreams of warm hugs and wet kisses filled his head.
Today was the day! Oh boy, how excited he was to see her again. His Minnie! His little Minnie! He would see her again. What a day this would be!
Mickey had been waiting for this moment for a long time. He had felt guilty for when he had not been there for her birthday. But he knew he had made up for it to some degree when he gave her that music box with her mother's lullaby.
His feet danced with anticipation as the Gummi ship sailed further towards the castle. Donald strode over and put a hand on his shoulder.
"Calm down, your majesty," he chided. We're almost there."
"I can't help it Donald," said Mickey. "I haven't seen Minnie in so long. I hope she's not mad at me." Mickey knew that a short line in a letter wasn't a proper way of saying goodbye, or an apology for that matter, but it was the best he could do. All he wanted to do was protect Minnie and he would go the distance to do it.
The ship soon docked and Goof, Donald, and Mickey ran out. Daisy, having seen the ship, was at the docking station to greet them along with Chip and Dale. Donald made a beeline for her and the two ducks embraced. After some time, they pulled apart.
"Your majesty," she bowed to Mickey. "Everyone is waiting for you in the gardens."
"Is Minnie there?" inquired Mickey.
"I will let her know of your arrival." Daisy ran off and the trio made their way to the gardens.
Waiting for them were every servant and knight in the castle, cheering and chanting their names in a job well done. Mickey's eyes flickered about for his beloved, but saw no sign of her. But then, there she was. She shot out of the crowd like a bullet, heading straight for him. She seemed to stumble though, letting out little squeak. Mickey made quickly and caught her in his arms. He then cradled her and gave her kisses and nuzzles. His Minnie was now here in his arms and all was right in the world.
He got a little scared when he didn't feel the ministrations being returned and was going to question if she was alright when she kissed him sweetly on the lips.
Now he was in heaven. Everyone around them cheered and clapped delighted to see their king and queen reunited.
And later on, when Sora would ask how the reunion went between them, Donald would tell them, and he would state with a grin, "Huh. Didn't know the king could actually smile."
So much for stoic expressions.