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Chapter One: Destiny Islands/Disney Castle
"Sora! Riku!" Kairi called as she rushed toward them from another side of Destiny Island. Sora turned around. Kairi caught up with them and started breathing hard.
"Look!" She showed them a bottle with a note in it. It had a seal with a big circle in the middle and two smaller circles on the top-left and right sides.
"From the King?!" Sora took it out of the bottle and read it. Riku and Kairi leaned in and read with him.
Donald and a Goofy walked to them. "What's that?" Donald asked.
"It's a letter from the King," Sora replied, still scanning it. "It says to meet him at the Disney Castle. Something really important."
"Well, it must be important if it's from the King," Goofy stated. Sora shrugged.
"Yeah, but how are we gonna get there?" Riku questioned.
Kairi looked at the letter some more. "Look, there's something on the back."
Sora flipped it over. "‘The Gummi Ship will arrive in a couple hours. Hope you can make it on time. From, King Mickey.'" He rolled it back up and stuck it in his pocket. "I guess we just wait until the Gummi Ship comes, huh?"
"Yep." Riku jumped over the bent tree and ran up to the bridge.
Kairi glanced at Sora. "So, what do you wanna do while we're waiting?"
"Dunno. What about you?"
Kairi smiled. "How about we check out the Secret Place?"
Sora grinned back. "Good idea." They both made their way to the Secret Place.
Goofy started crying. "Our little boy's growin' up."
Donald looked at him like he was crazy. "What?!" Goofy blew his nose on Donald's shirt. Donald jumped away. "Hey! Don't do that!"
Sora gazed around at the many carvings on the walls. ‘This place brings back so many memories,' he thought. He looked at Kairi and smiled. She was also looking at the drawings. They both stared at the drawing they did of each other for a long time.
"Sora, do you think that we'll always be together? No matter what?"
"Of course!" Kairi grinned. "I knew you'd say that."
"Then why'd you ask?"
"I just wanted to hear it come out of your mouth." She laughed a little.
Sora looked at her again. He couldn't understand why, but he kept feeling something strange every time he saw her. ‘Does this mean something?' All of a sudden, Sora's head started hurting a lot. He felt weak and starting losing consciousness.
"Sora!" He then blacked out, not being able to stand it anymore.
"You! You're the one who did it!" a boy about Sora's age exclaimed.
A guy with long, black hair turned around. "Who else would it be?"
"I thought you were my friend!"
The other boy laughed. "Please. You're no friend of mine. My only friend is darkness."
"Darkness won't help you for long! It'll just turn against you and use you!"
The dark boy laughed again. "What do you know about darkness? You've never had to face it. All you've had is light. Well, the light won't be strong for much longer."
Sora awoke and looked around. Everyone was around him, staring at him with concern. They were in the Gummi Ship. "Wha... what happened?"
"You just kinda passed out. Are you okay?"
Sora nodded, getting to his feet. ‘Who was that guy? Why do I feel like...I know him?'
"Sora, is something wrong?" Kairi asked.
"No, I'm fine...." He got into the chair and took the wheel. "Now, are you two ready for the ride of your life?" He questioned Riku and Kairi. They didn't answer. He grinned. "Well, I hope you are!"
"Yeah, with Sora driving we could crash into anything," Riku muttered.
"I heard that!" Everyone started laughing. Sora steered toward the Disney Castle. "Alright, here we go!" Then the Gummi Ship took off at full speed.
"Do you always drive this fast?" Kairi asked when she got out, dizzy.
"You get used to it," Sora stated. They he scanned the Disney Castle. Donald and Goofy already knew everything about it, having lived there in the past years. Sora had only been in it twice, and that was to help Queen Minnie with the Cornerstone of Light. Riku and Kairi had never seen it before.
"Well, it's fit for a king," Riku commented.
Right then, a yellow dog came out. Sora and Kairi smiled. "I've seen that dog before," Kairi stated.
Sora looked at her. "You've seen Pluto?"
Sora glanced at the dog. "Here, Pluto!" Pluto barked and jumped on him. Sora laughed. "How you been, boy?" Pluto licked his face. Sora then got him off and stood up, Kairi giggling.
"Well, let's go."
All of them went inside. Sora recognized the hallways a little bit from before. Goofy picked up a note that was attached to a wall. "Hey, look, it says to meet the King in the library."
"Good thing I know where that is," Sora said. He looked around for a moment. "Uh, was it right or left again?" Kairi covered her mouth, trying not to giggle.
Donald gave Sora an angry look. "Left!"
Sora nodded, concealing his embarrassment with a grin. "Right."
"No, left!" Kairi couldn't help herself and burst out laughing.
"Uh, Donald, that's not what I meant by ‘right'." Donald blushed.
"Sora, Riku, I just remembered something," Kairi declared.
"What?" Riku asked.
"Ready, set, GO!" Sora and Riku glanced at each other for a split second and then both of them took off in the direction of the library.
Kairi smiled. "Those two...."
"Donald! Goofy!" Kairi, Donald and Goofy turned around to see a girl that looked a lot like King Mickey and a girl duck that looked a lot like Donald. "Have you come to see the King?"
"Yeah," Goofy said.
The girl duck glared at Donald. "Donald, if you miss one more date..."
"But I have to save the worlds with Sora!"
"I don't care if you have to travel to the farthest world, if you miss another date, you're in big trouble, mister!"
The girl mouse looked up at Kairi. "Are you the girl Sora told me about? Kairi?"
She nodded. "Yeah."
"Well, my name's Minnie. I'm the queen here, and I hope you feel welcome."
"Thanks, I will."
Donald and the other girl were still arguing. Queen Minnie tapped her foot and sighed. "That's Daisy. Anyway, where's Sora? And that other boy?"
"Riku. They both went to talk to the King, which is where we should be."
"Oh! Well, I'm sorry for keeping you."
"It's no problem, Your Highness," Goofy stated. He and Kairi both went after the other boys.
Donald immediately ran after them. "Bye, Daisy!" he called.
"DONALD! YOU GET BACK HERE THIS... Oh, brother." Queen Minnie giggled a little.
Riku pushed ahead of Sora and got into the library first. "And I win, as usual!"
"Hey, you were lucky that time."
"You might've won if you didn't tell me where the library was."
King Mickey looked at them. "Hey, fellas. Where's Donald, Goofy and Kairi?"
The two boys turned around. "I thought they were behind us," Sora wondered outloud.
"They probably couldn't keep up with master runners like us."
Mickey walked toward them. "Listen, you two. When Donald, Goofy and Kairi get in here, I need to tell you something very important."
"Is it good or bad, Your Majesty?" Sora questioned.
Mickey looked down. "Bad...."
Sora was a little worried. ‘I hope it's nothing about Organization XIII.'
The other three of the friends entered the room. "So, what is it, Your Majesty?" Goofy asked.
"Listen, you guys. Something's really wrong here. I know you just defeated Xemnas and the rest of Organization XIII, but we've got another problem at hand. Sora, has anything weird happened to you recently?"
Donald finished his sentence. "He passed out on the Gummi Ship."
"Anything happen to you when you did, Sora?"
Sora thought. "Yeah. I saw this guy talking to some other guy about darkness. He said something about light being more powerful and the other guy just laughed in his face and said something about darkness being his only friend."
Mickey nodded. "Those were two of the Chasers." Sora opened his mouth as if to ask something but the King stopped him. "The Chasers are the creators of the Keyblades. There are four of them, I've heard. But one of them is evil, which is probably the one you saw that said darkness was more powerful than light. The other three are on the side of light."
Sora made his Keyblade appear. "So, they created this."
"One of them did, yes. I bet it was the other one you saw in your vision. And the other two good ones created the Keyblades Riku and Kairi have." Riku and Kairi also made their Keyblades appear. "The story is that a long time ago, all of them were friends. But the evil one turned against them. Then there was a great Keyblade war: one verses three. Of course, the evil one was outnumbered and he lost. But, what I'm afraid of now is I believe this evil Chaser's back. And I think he's after not only the good Chasers, but the people they past on their most important Keyblades to: you three."
Sora looked at his Keyblade. "So, he's the reason I have this.... He's the reason all this has happened to me...."
King Mickey nodded. "That's right. And I know he made a good choice." Sora smiled at the compliment. "They all did. So, what I want you to do is find this Chaser and defeat him once and for all."
"Of course, Your Majesty," Sora, Donald and Goofy said at the same time.
Mickey nodded, smiling. "And Riku and Kairi can come with you." Sora's eyes brightened, excited his friends could come along.
"So, is that it, Your Majesty?"
King Mickey stared at the floor. "Not quite...."
Sora's smile faded away. "What is it?"
The King was silent for a while. "Well, Sora, I really hate to tell you this, but... Organization XIII's back....."
Sora's jaw dropped, stunned. "What?! Are you serious?!"
Mickey nodded. "Unfortunately...."
Sora couldn't believe this. "But... we worked so hard to defeat them!"
"I know. And that's why it was hard to tell you...."
Sora felt very agitated. He couldn't believe the group they had worked for a long time to beat was back. He felt as if a hammer just hit him right in the chest.
Donald and Goofy looked at each other and then back to the King. "Don't worry, Your Majesty, we'll defeat Organization XIII again," Goofy stated. Donald nodded. "Right, Sora?"
Sora stood up straight and nodded as well. "Yeah, we'll beat ‘em."
"Good. I have to stay here and look after Queen Minnie and the castle." Mickey looked right at Sora. "I have something for you." He handed him a small, blue crystal. "It's something I found a while ago. You might need it."
Sora gripped it in his hand. "Thanks." He turned to his friends.
"The start of a new journey, huh, Sora?" Riku commented.
"Yeah. The bad thing is, though..." he put the crystal in his pocket and gazed ahead, "We have to beat Organization XIII all over again." It drove him nuts just thinking about it.
Kairi put a hand on his shoulder. "But we can do it. I know it."
Sora nodded. "Of course we can." He looked at all his friends.
"If we stick together, there's nothing we can't do." All of them smiled. Then Kairi put her hand in. Everyone stared at her. "Oh, isn't this what people normally do? They put their hands in and yell out something?"
"We've never done it, but it wouldn't hurt to try," Goofy said. He put his hand in. Donald put his in above Goofy's. Riku was next. Then Sora put his on top. "What should we say?"
"Uh, how about...." Kairi's voice trailed off. She couldn't think of anything.
Donald then got an idea. "All for one..."
"And one for all!" everyone exclaimed at the same time and they did a break.
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