very good chapter...cant wait for the last oneChapter 11: To Lose is to Find
“My brother?” Sky was very confused.
“You haven't realized it yet. Caelum is your brother.”
“He's my brother.” Sky was shocked. He wanted to deny it, but he knew it was true.
“Do you have something to say?” Vergil asked.
“Ya. I do.” Sky summoned his Keyblade.
“And what would that be?” Vergil summoned his Keyblade, and pointed it a Sky. His Keyblade was a simple design. The guard was a gold triangle, with a circle around it. The blade was silver, and the teeth was a V.The keychain was a long gold chain, and at the end of the chain was a small triangle with a circle inside it.
Sky pointed his Keyblade at Vergil. “If what you say is true. I don't think Umbra would like you hurting his brother.” Vergils face turned pale. “Are you really that scared of him?”
“He has every reason to be.” Sky turned around, and saw Umbra. Umbra summoned a corridor of darkness. “Go home Sky.”
“No.” Sky said.
“Don't worry Sky, he'll get what he deserves.”
“I know what he did, but...”
“I wouldn't expect you to understand.” Umbra grabbed Sky, and pushed him in the corridor of darkness. “I'll see you soon.” Then Umbra started towalk toward Vergil. Vergil went to swing his Keyblade at Umbra, but Umbra grabbed it. Umbra kicked Vergil down. Darkness swirled around Vergils Keyblade, then Umbra broke the blade in half. Then Umbra stood over Vergil. “While I was in that prison. I constantly thought about what I would do when I saw you again. And I think I have the perfect punishment.”
“Don't do it Caleum.”
Umbra put his boot on Vergils stomach. Then he summoned his Keyblade, and put it toVergils throat. “Never use that name again!” Umbras Keyblade became coated in darkness. Then he stabbed Vergil, in the chest. Darkness coated Vergils entire body. When the darkness faded, Vergils entire body was black, and he had bright yellow eyes.
“What did you do to me?!” Vergil now had a very raspy voice.
“You are now the very thing you hate.” Umbra picked Vergil up by the throat. “Fall into darkness.” Then Umbra threw Vergil into the abyss. “One down, one to go.”
Sky appeared at theLand of Departure. He was in the courtyard. Veritas ran out of the castle gates, to Sky.
“Sky! Are you okay? What happened?” Veritas asked. Sky didn't say anything.“Sky?”
Sky told Veritas what happened.
“Then it won't be long now.” Veritas said.
“Is Umbra my brother?” Sky asked.
“In a sense.”
“That's it! I'm tired of the riddles! Just give me a straight answer!”
“You'll find out soon.”
“Not soon! Now!” Veritas made a barrier around Sky. “What? Let me out!” Sky started banging on the barrier.
“Goodbye Sky.” Veritas walked back in the castle. Veritas walked into the grand hall, and sat in the middle throne. Veritas waited for about an hour. Then Umbra appeared. “I thought you would never show.”
“Is there anything you haven't figured out?” Umbra asked.
“Just two things.”
“Then ask. I'll consider it your last request.”
“How did you escape The Realm of Darkness?”
“You can thank Sky.”
“What do you mean?”
“When Sky took his Mark of Mastery Exam, out hearts connected. With that connection I was able to open The Door to Light.”
“My second question. What do you plan to do with all that power?”
“I will make the worlds whole.”
“How will you do that?”
“By bathing them in darkness.”
“And why would you do that?”
“Because the light cast out everything it deems unfit. The darkness accepts everything. It doesn’t care who you are, or where you came from. It accepts anyone, regardless.”
Veritas got up, and walked toward Umbra. “The light didn't cast you out. A coward did.”
“And you could of stopped all of it.”
“I know, and I'm sorry.”
“Don't worry, I promise your death will be swift.”
“Are you under the impression, I'm just going to let you kill me.” Both Sky and Umbra summoned their Keyblades.
“You know you can't defeat me.”
“But I can try.”
On The Shores of Harmony, Hikari was standing in front of Amelia. The two weres tanding on a beach. Behind the two, there was a field, filled with flowers. Hikari was waiting for her exam to begin. Then Amelia spoke.
“Hikari. You have grown stronger, and have proven the strength of your heart. I grant you The Mark of Mastery.”
Hikari was a little confused. “What? I didn't even take the exam.”
“I can see how your heart has grown. You have always had the strength to be a Master, but now you have the strength of your heart.”
“So that's why you sent me to Veritas.”
“Yes. All you needed to do was have a little fun.”
“Well that's okay, I guess.” Hikari hung her head.
“I thought you would be happier.”
Hikari quickly perked up. “Oh. I'm happy. It's just.”
“You want to be with him, don't you.”
“Are you sure?”
“All I've ever wanted, was for you to be happy.” Amelia walked up, and hugged Hikari. “Now go.” Hikari summoned a corridor of light, and stepped through.
Back at The Land of Departure, Umbra and Veritas continued to fight. Veritas summoned chains, made of light at Umbra. The chains swirled around, and tried to constrict Umbra. Umbra made a wave of darkness, destroying the chains. While Umbra was distracted, Veritas appeared behind him.Veritas' Keyblade became coated in light. He swung his Keyblade, creating a huge wave of light. Umbra couldn't dodge the attack, and he was knocked to the ground. Umbra became extremely angry. He stabbed his Keyblade into the ground, and the floor became coated in darkness. Then darkness started climbing up Veritas' body, completely covering him. When the darkness faded, Veritas was gone. Umbra looked around, but couldn't find Veritas. Then Umbra looked down. The second he looked down, a huge hand made of darkness came up. Behind the hand, was Veritas, and his body was covered in darkness. Umbra barley dodged the attack, but he kept his footing.
“I'm surprised you didn't notice.”
“Now well see who's darkness is stronger.” The kept trying to hit each other, but neither could land a hit. Veritas created two clones; one of light, and one of darkness. The clones rushed Umbra. Umbra blocked the attacks, and countered with his Keyblade. The clones had dissapeared, but Umbra forgot about Veritas. Veritas got behind Umbra, and slammed his hand on the ground. Then chains made of darkness, came shooting out of the ground, constricting Umbra. Umbra was completelyr estrained. Then Veritas shot a beam of light out of his Keyblade, into Umbras chest. Umbra let out a loud scream. The chains around Umbra disappeared, and he fell to the ground. Then all of the darkness in the room vanished. Veritas knelled next to Umbra. “How did you beat me?”
“Your faith in darkness, is your weakness.” Veritas started to started to stand up, then darkness started to swirl around Umbra. Then Umbra stood up.
“Your faith in him, is yours!” Then darkness started erupting from Umbras body,and shooting off into every direction. The darkness created huge gust of wind, that shattered the castle windows. Outside, Sky could see the darkness coming out of the castle. He kept trying to break the barrier, but it was no use. Hikari appeared in the training grounds. She saw the darkness coming from the castle, and raced toward it. When she got to the courtyard, she found Sky.
Hikari tried to scream over the howling wind. “Sky! Whats going on!”
“It's Veritas and Umbra!” Then suddenly, the darkness disappeared, and the barrier fell, and the darkness dissapeared. “No.” Sky ran inside the castle, and into the grand hall.There, Umbra was standing over Veritas. Small orbs of light and darkness, were coming off of Veritas' body.
Umbra looked at Sky.“Meet me at place we were born. There, we'll have an ending to things.” Then Umbra disappeared, in a corridor of darkness. Sky ran to Veritas' side.
“Master.” Sky began to cry.
Veritas put his hand on Skys shoulder. “It's okay. Sky you know what you have to do. Only you can beat him.”
Sky tried to talk through his tears. “I can't.”
“Yes you can. I believe in you.” Veritas handed Sky his Keyblade. “It's your turn, to change the world.” Sky grabbed the Keyblade, and sat it on the grown. Then the lower half of Veritas', body started to fade.
“Lets meet again, in the next life. I'll be waiting.” Then Veritas' body completely faded, into spheres of light and darkness.
“I'm sorry Sky.”Sky hadn't noticed, Hikari had walked up behind him. Sky couldn't say anything. “What are you going to do?” Sky was still silent. “Are you going to fight him?”
“No.” Sky ran past Hikari, and into the court yard. For some reason, Sky stopped running. Something about the world changed. There was no wind, and the world was completely silent. Then someone, started to appear in front of Sky. The figure started transparent, but eventually became solid. The figure was a women, wearing a white coat, that was covered in black designs, and the hood was pulled up.
“Who are you?” Sky asked. The women pointed at the castle. “I'm not going to fight.” Sky tried to walk around, but women stood in his way.“Move!” The women shook her head “no”. “I said move!” Sky summoned his Keyblade, and went to hit the women. The women grabbed his Keyblade, and it disappeared in her hand. Then the women hugged Sky. Then Sky started to cry, uncontrollably. Something about the women, felt familiar.
“It's okay, Sky.” The womans voice was soothing, like a gentle breeze.
Sky tried to talk through his sobs. “I should have stopped him.”
“Veritas knew what was going to happen.”
“I can't beat him.”
“I want you to meet someone.” There was a flash of light. When the light was gone, Sky was on Destiny Islands, except the island looked different. He was on the main island, looking out at the smaller island. The island was had many small houses on it. It was a dark and windy night. There wasn't even a single star in the sky.
“What are we waiting for?” Sky asked.
“Wait.” Sky waited for a few seconds, and saw a beam of light, coming up from, the smaller island.
“What was that?”
“He's not even born yet, and he's already helping others.” There was another flash of light. When the light faded, Sky was on the smaller island, but the island looked diffirent. There were bridges, connecting trees, and pieces of wood supporting some of the larger trees. There was a bridge that connected the island, to the smaller island. Sky wondered how this stuff was built so fast. He looked around, but he couldn't find the women. Sky wanted to look for the women, but didn't see a point in it. His Master had died, and he had to defeat his own brother. He sat on the shore, and began to cry again.
“Or you okay?” Sky looked over, and saw a boy. The boy couldn't of been older then nine. He had blue eyes and spiky brown hair. He wore red shorts, with yellow shoes, a white shirt, with a black and gray over jacket. Sky quickly, wiped the tears from his eyes.
“You don't look okay. Is there anyway I can help?”
“No. I don't think anyone can help me.”
“What do you have to do?”
“Everyone's expecting me to do something really important, and I don't think I can.”
“You can do it.”
Sky was shocked.“What do you mean?”
“If your friends think you can do it, then you must be able to. Your friends wouldn't ask you do something if they knew you couldn't.” The statement made everything click, for Sky. Veritas believed in him, and so did Hikari.
“Thanks.” Sky took off his crown necklace, and put it around the boys neck.“Someone very important to me gave this to me. Take care of it for me.”
“If its important, why are you giving it to me?”
“That's the only kind of gift worth giving.”
“Thank you. I'm Sora.”
“SORA!” Yelled two childrens voices.
“Oh! That's myf riends. I hope everything works out okay.”
“Thanks.” Sora ran around the island, out of sight. The women appeared beside Sky.“Whoa!”
“That boy will have terrible things happen to him. He will lose friends, he will lose his memories, and bear unimaginable torment. And he will do it all, for the sake of his friends.”
“Some kid.” There was another flash of light. When the light faded, Sky was at The Land of Departure. He was standing in the court yard, with the strange women.
“Are you ready to face him?” The women asked.
“Yes. For my Master.”
“Do you know why he fights?” Sky didn't know what to say. He never thought about things, form Umbras point of view. “Let me show his pain.” She put her hand on Skys chest, and he instantly fell to his knees. He felt all of Umbras anger, hate, and sadness. “He fights because that is all he knows. He has never been shown love, or mercy.”
“Why did you show me all of this?”
“Mothers are suppose to guide there children.” Then the women disappeared. Sky finally understood Umbra. Even after all that Umbra did, Sky still felt sorry for him. Sky stood up, and walk into the castle. He walked to Veritas' room. He went to a closet, and put on one of Veritas' white coats. The coat instantly fit to Skys body. His clothes turned white, and his shorts turned to pants. Then he noticed a box, on Veritas' desk. He opened the box, and found a fingerless metal glove, and a letter. The glove was silver, with gold trim around the base and finger, and a blue circle on top. Sky put the glove on his left hand. He opened the letter, and read it. The letter was from Veritas, to him. The letter was about, Kingdom Hearts, the Keyblades, the Princesses of Heart, and Kye and his brother. The end of the letter was about Sky and Umbras birth, Veritas' origin, and what caused the Keyblade War.