Day ???: The matured vessels
Point of View: Ienzo-Riku-Kairi
I hurried in quietly and made my way to the computer, shifted my head to the right, checking to see if anyone had followed me (Never can be too sure with Braig) before reaching for the keyboard.
"Ienzo, what are you doing?" a voice emitting from the computer queried.
I put my left index finger to my mouth, "Shhh, don't give me away, Tron" I whispered.
On the monitor the bar lowered itself as the voice warned in much more hushed voice, "Ienzo, you could get a lot of trouble if Xehanort found out you were here"
I sighed, "I know, but I can't let him have his way. The people in the castle, even the people on the outside are all in jeopardy because of him ... I've done horrible things to innocent lives ... I don't want the city of light to be wiped from the sky"
"... I'm afraid that's no longer possible, when that machine goes off this moment along with everything up to that point will be erased from my memory banks"
"Maybe, but I can at least try. Please Tron"
The voice was quiet, the arrow having an hourglass to the left, "... ... ... The password is 'memory' " my friend told me as the hourglass went away.
I nodded with a smile, "Arigato, Tron" I moved the mouse and clicked in the text box, followed by typing in 'memory', and pressing the 'enter' button. The loading circle rotated clockwise three times before revealing the contents. After two minutes of reading, my left eye bulged, "This ... Can't be right ... Xehanort ... ..." I looked down in with a expression of sulk.
"I'm sorry, I didn't think you would want to know"
"No, it's my own fault, this is the price I had to pay in order to know what Xehanort was planning" after another twenty minutes of searching through I muttered, "Death-Blade ... Vessels ... I'm ... one of them?"
"It would seem Xehanort has a very complex history, and also he's been recovering from his amnesia ever since Even and the Master did their experiment on him"
"Astonishing, arigato Tron. Unfortunately, I can't risk any of them finding out, I have to delete your memory of me accessing this terminal"
"I understand, but I want you to promise me you won't do something this risky again, don't take any illogical routes, even if your user urges are there"
I folded my arms, "Tron, I know you're just a program, but I find that very offensive"
"And you think I don't find that offensive?" he queried with a laugh.
I opened up the history, made him the promise, and deleted all traces of evidence of my hacking in. I hurried to my room right after I hit delete, thinking 'please let no one have seen me' over and over in my head. I arrived to a wall pressed my hand, the scanning took place, and ran in my room the door shutting behind me. I breathed a sigh of relief, as I leaned against the door. "Now to write down what I've learned"
I stare into a sea of stars laying on the beach my hands behind my head, "If there are other worlds ... Why did we end up on this one?" I wondered. "And suppose there are other worlds, then our's is only part of one much greater"
My mind went back three years, back when I met that man, the one who was from another world. I saw him gazing at the sunset, "Hey, did you come from the outside world?"
He jumped at the question, "Huh? Why would you say that?"
"Because nobody lives out here, and I know you're not from the main island"
"Smart kid. So how about you, what are you doing here?"
I looked to my friend Sora; white T-shirt, crimson red shorts, and caramel brown spiky hair who was over at the pier, "Oh, my friend's dad took us out on the boat. This is where we like to play, but they won't let us row out here by ourselves, not till we get older" I kicked the sand a bit.
"Must be hard, huh, stuck in one place"
I then thought about something that had taken place a six months before it. I was at home, I ventured into a closet that must have not been touched in at least a decade. I glanced to my right and then to my left, not much to see in the wooden cramped room, something on the top shelf grabbed my attention. I dashed into the kitchen to get a stool, grunted while trying to get it over to the closet. I placed it in the closet, got on it, but still couldn't reach. I reached for it, grabbed onto the shelf and the stool tipped over, "Whoa, wha-wh-wh-wh" I repeated flailing my feet, and then I heard a crack, in about an instant it collapsed.
I could hear my mom's feet stomping as she hurried to tend to me; her hair was the same as mine but in a ponytail, she wore a pink zip-up gown, an orange tank top, gray sweat pants. After an hour she finally asked, "What were you looking for?"
I looked at the picture, it was a picture of a man his back to the setting sun in the background. His hair was silver somewhat Mohawk-ish in the back, two foot long bangs on each side of his face, eyes like cat-green. He wore a black silk-sleeveless vest the collar sticking up, a gray button-up shirt collar sticking up and two black belts going across it, dark gray jeans, black boots, and a gray wrist band on each arms.
"Mom, who is that in the picture?"
She looked up with a wild expression on her face, "Picture?" she turned her head to the left in five seconds and then froze up. "Where did you find that?" she asked not looking away from the picture.
"Thatís what I was trying get to, before I fell" I answered sullenly.
"Oh. I didnít know it was there" she thought aloud.
"Who is he?"
She looked my way tears in her eyes, "Heís someone I care about that left the islands"
Her eyes got big, and she sighed, "Your dad's a fishman, he goes out to sea everyday, kiddo" she said with a smile rubbing my head.
I shook my head violantly, "Mom, you know I don't like that!" I yelled glaring at her after I shook her hand off.
Back to the other time, I finally remember saying to him while gazing at the sunset, "I heard once there was a kid who left for good" I then looked at the man with brown hair, blue, covered partially in armor, wearing a grey shirt, and a tan hakama he for some reason gasped, "So how did you get here, anyway?"
He then looked down, "Is there some reason you're interested in the outside world?"
I went back to gazing at the sun, "Yeah. I wanna be strong one day, like that kid who left. He went to the outside world -- I bet he's really strong now. I know it's out there somewhere the strength I need"
"Strength for what?"
"To protect the things that matter. You know, like my friends"
"Outside this tiny world is a much bigger one" he said stepping forth a Key-shaped blade appearing in his hand, "In your hand take this Key and" he cited kneeling and handing it to me, "So long as you have the makings, then through this simple act of taking ... Its wielder you shall one day be. And you will find me, friend --- No ocean will contain you then. No more borders around, or below, or above. So long as you champion the ones you love" I took the Key in my hand and kept it from falling.
"That Key ... Will I one day wield one as he said?"
My mind went ahead half a month later. A crowd gathered around, "What's this all about?" I asked looking unsure at Sora.
"Now, now no need to crowd the girl" The mayor called out in his somewhat stuffy voice yet dignified moreso, he was wearing his usual suit; a golden brown dust clothe, a handkerchief with an amethyst attached to it, a light green vest underneath, light yellow workpants, and brown sandals that had no other visible opening.
There was a girl about our age, red hair, blue eyes. She was wearing a white appron-like shorts, a flower-ish design to it, and fuchsai at the bottom.
"Do you have a name, child?" he asked getting on one knee, making it so he was at her exact eye level.
She nodded, "It's Kairi"
"Where is your family, Kairi?" he asked in soft voice with a concerned expression.
She shook her head, "I don't know"
"You don't know?"
She nodded again.
"Well, do you remember anything?"
She paused, "A man with gray hair like you in a lab coat sent me here" she replied.
The mayor sighed deeply, "Is that so? Well, I don't know where your family is either. Kairi, do you have any place to speak of on where you'll be staying?"
She shook her head again.
"Well, that won't do. Would you like to come live with me? I can't offer much, but I certainly can give you a place to stay and 3 meals a day. Would you like that?"
"Well" he said getting back onto his feet, "Come along then"
"A man with gray hair like the mayor?" I asked myself looking at my hand.
I hopped out of my rowing boat and onto the pier, I checked to see if both Sora and Riku were here, one boat was here, but I didn't know whose it was" After exploring around I found out it was Sora, and he was sleeping on the plam tree like it was hammock, "Afternoon, Mr. Sky"
Sora let out a yawn, "Kairi?" he asked in a sleepy daze.
"Anyone else you know with hair this red?" I asked brushing it.
"Nope. So how's it going?" he asked following the tapping of his tougue.
"Well nothing interesting if that what you're asking"
"Oh nothing interesting, huh?" I turned around to see Riku, "A little too bland for your sweetheart don't you think?" he said smiling.
Sora groaned, "I'm too tired for your teasing" I began to turn my head between their parts of the conversation
"You've been tired every morning and every afternoon for a month. Having a hard time trying to sleep?"
"Nope. I don't sleep at night"
"Sounds like sleeping troubles to me"
"No, I mean I don't sleep at night. I'm too busy training"
Both of our eyelids opened up at that, "Training?" we both asked at the same time.
"Yeah, I figure if I train every night, all the way through, I'll become stronger"
We both looked at him with raised eyebrows, looked at eachother, and flatly said at once, "That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard"
"Well I'm full of energy at night anyway, so thought what the heck"
Riku began, "I repeat, sounds like sleeping troubles to me"
"Okay, we'll see ... I'll take you on"
"Alright, let's g-"
"Right after my nap"
Riku began to lose his balance for a second. "Huh, is that right?" He asked walking over to the palm tree, "And um are you going to wake up ..." He began to smack the tree with his foot, "TODAY?!!!"
Sora began to shift, and didn't wake up it was too late. He fell of the tree and into the ocean. After few seconds he stood up, "Alright Riku, you're going down!!!!" Sora said his eyes wide awake and lit with fury.
"This will not end well" I said face palming.
"I've never seen him so angry" Riku said, you could practically hear he had lost his composure.
I decided to sit down where Sora had been sitting before, I couldn't see what was happening because I closed my eyes, but there was a lot of rah! and the sound of their wooden swords clashing, every seocnd, for the next 15 consequentive minutes.
"Okay Sora, okay, I get it! Don't ever wake you up that way again! I get it" after that I heard what I thought was the cracking of bones, "AH!!! OH MY GOD!!! I THINK YOU BROKE MY NOSE!!!!"
I felt an illness welling inside of me, as my right eyelid twitched, "And .. We'll . Be going .. To . the hospital ..." I began saying, opening my blood-shot eyes, and dashing, "NOW!!!" freaking-out.