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#21 KingdomHearts3

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:33 PM

Chapter 6: An Expanding Conflict

      Jack came out of the light corridor and found himself in Olympus Coliseum. To be precise, he was in the Town Near Thebes. All seemed quiet, but then heartless started popping out one by one. Pretty soon, it became a situation like the 1000 heartless battle in KH2. The difference was, it was 100 heartless, not 1000 so this was not as bad. However, there were neoshadows, large bodies, shadows, rhapsodies, and even invisibles. This was not going to be easy so Jack immediately got ready with keyblade in hand. Then, he heard someone run up to his side and see it's Hercules.

      "Hey! You're Hercules!" Jack says to him.

      "That's right. You must be Aiton, one of the Supreme Elite," he replied. "Phil is always using you guys as an example of heroes whenever he harps on me about something."

      "Don't worry, I've seen you're journey to herohood," Jack replied. "I think you have proved  you are one. Right now, we'll need to put that into defeating these things."

      "Right behind you," Hercules said. Then both of them charged toward the horde of heartless and started fighting them. Jack (or Aiton as Hercules knows him for he basically goes by two names as do the other three elites) began hacking away at the neoshadows and rhapsodies. The invisibles stayed back and fired their own dark magic to get Jack and Hercules distracted so everyone else can swarm them. Instead, Jack and Hercules either hit the spells toward other enemies, back at them, or use other enemies as shields and have the magic hit them. Rhapsodies were treated the same way, but Jack and Hercules countered the spells those heartless fired and went after them. After a while, it seems as though little progress has been made and so Jack ran out of patience.

      "Alright, I've ran out of patience," he said and he began to charge up an immense amount of power. He then was floating in mid air and began rushing and sweeping through the heartless destroying one after another. The invisibles put up a fight some, but it did not last long for them. Jack rose high above the horde and Hercules was stunned at seeing the power Jack was showing. Jack then had a mass of light energy come down from above him and explode in a big storm sending light energy everywhere. Once it all clears, all heartless are gone. Hercules looks around in shock and then turns his shocked face toward Jack who floats down after release a light storm.

      "Wow! You're really strong!" Hercules said "I'd bet you'd make a great hero Aiton!"

      "You can call me Jack too," Jack replied. "I was a hero a long time ago." Hercules then had confusion on his face. Jack then had disappointment in his expression as he told the tale of his ancestor Aiton, whom he now also goes by that name along with his own.

      "Long before you existed," Jack began "I was a hero fighting dark keyblade warriors and protecting my friends. More like, my ancestor was that hero. My friends and I were beloved by people from our own unions. We protected everyone including Ven's, Terra's, and Aqua's predecessors even though they never asked for it. Then, a great war broke out and their bodies were destroyed. Their hearts made their way to my world and were put to sleep hidden away for thousands of years. When my friends and I came by and unlocked the chamber those hearts resided in, they entered us and became a part of us. Aiton is me and I am him. As for being a hero, heh, I doubt sometimes whether I can match up to Aiton at all."

      "Don't say that. You already are like him," Hercules said. "I know the legends because my father Zeus told me them before. I watched you show amazing strength and after watching you show that power, I believe you can become a hero. You can go even farther than your ancestor ever did." Jack smirked a little and nodded.

      "He's right you know," a voice said. Jack looked up and found Aiton walking toward him smiling. "He called you Aiton because he recognized you and who you are. You proved you can be a hero by defeating your dark brother. Your friends have proven too that they can surpass my friends. You have gone farther than I ever have. You all have gone farther than any of us; don't ever doubt that." Jack smiled and nodded at Aiton and he then in turn returned back to Jack. Jack then noticed someone walking toward them from Mt. Olympus and it was Phil, Hercules's trainer.

      "Oi! If you didn't show up, we would have been minced meat," he said. "Jack right? You also go by Aiton too? Well, I'll call you Jack since that's what you asked Herc to call you. Great to see you come along and clean up the mess with Herc otherwise, this place will be turned into heap of garbage."

      "This is Phil, my trainer," Hercules said. "He's helped me become a hero and actually has been getting people to sign up for the games coming up."

      "That's right, there's one more space left for you," Phil said. "I'll sign you up if you want."

      "Wait a minute Phil!" Hercules responded shocked "You said that spot was mine! What happened to signing me up?!"

      "Two words: OUT...OF...YOUR...LEAGUE!" Phil said. "This kid here is so strong, he's out of your league. Plus, it would be a waste to not give it to a legend, am I right? Jack here can blow the competition out of the water. Besides, we already have someone in the games who just turned the latest schlemiel face into a raving yahoo, so Jack here can make gyros out of 'em when they go at it."

      "Yeah, I guess," Hercules said disappointed and resigned.

      "So whaddya think? You in?" Phil asked Jack.

      "Alright, sign me up," Jack said.

      "You're in? Ho oh that's great!" Phil replied gleefully "I'll be in the vestibule. Just holler when you ready to go." Phil walked back to the coliseum to sign Jack up for the games. 

      "Hey, good luck in the games," Hercules said.

      "Thanks. I'll need it," Jack replied.

      "There's a guy in there who's really strong so be aware of him," Hercules warned. "You'll most likely face him, but I think you can win."

      "Got it," Jack said and he and Hercules grabbed hands like Sora and Mickey did in Re:coded when Mickey was leaving the journal of Jiminy's. Jack and Herc head toward the coliseum. Unlike in the games, there were no heartless or any enemies just outside the doors to the coliseum, which was nice because that was not what Jack needed.

      When Jack entered the vestibule, he checked in with Phil and so his participation in the games was underway. The games were divided into rounds. The first round was defeating the heartless present in a little time as possible. Once the whistle blew, Jack charged toward the heartless pact containing shadow balls and rhapsodies. Jack first destroyed the rhapsodies and then moved onto the shadow balls. All were defeated in about 20 seconds, setting a new record from it previously being 32 seconds. The next round was destroy as many urns as possible in two minutes and get more points than the opponent that went just before him. Jack had to beat 123 points that his opponent put up. When the whistle blew, he began hacking away and firing powerful spells that would destroy multiple urns at once. After all was said and done in this round, Jack tallied up an Olympic games record 316 points. The third round was defeat as many heartless as possible in one minute. What made this challenging was these heartless were bigger and it did not take one hit to defeat them and so it was going to be challenging. The average number was about 21 heartless destroyed, but Jack's opponent defeated a surprising 32 heartless. Jack charged at the whistle and hacked away at the heartless. It took two to three hits most of the time to defeat one heartless. Once the round was over, Jack set another Olympic games record defeating 46 heartless.

      Jack walked into the vestibule and found Hercules there waiting for him. Herc was smiling and amazed at Jack's record-setting performance.

      "Wow! You have been amazing!" Herc complemented "You have been setting records left and right! I'm sure glad it's you not me in there. I could never set those records."

      "Hey, never doubt your ability," Jack said. "You are Hercules, the strongest person that ever lived. You're half god and half human, you can break these records of mine one day. You have defeated four titans in one battle. I know you can do it." Herc nodded and smiled.

      "Well, now it seems you are going to fight that opponent I warned you about," Herc said. "Good luck and stay on your toes." Jack nodded and checked in with Phil again. He then walked into the coliseum and stood in his place waiting for his opponent to show up. When he does, his mouth opens in shock and his face fills with shock.

      "Prince Noctis," Jack said. It was none other than Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy 15 in the flesh walking toward Jack. Jack has seen footage of Noctis fight and now he faces the very same prince from within the games. Seeing him is almost like he was taken straight from the game and put right in front of Jack as all features of him were exactly the same as shown in Final Fantasy 15. Noctis had a determined expression that was not changing when he saw Jack.

      "Yes, you must be Aiton, one of the four legendary Supreme Elite," he said. "One of the greatest keyblade warriors to ever live." Noctis smiled a little, but not much. Jack went down on one knee and gave the keyblade warrior salute while bowing since Noctis was royalty, but Noctis quickly spoke up.

      "No! Please stand! It shall be the other way around," he said. Jack stood up and it was now Noctis who went on one knee and bowed his head. He then stood back up and had his sword at the ready.

      "I have heard your power is legendary," Noctis said. "I have longed to see what you can do."

      "Same with you," Jack replied. "You can also call me Jack. I go by both of those names."

      "Very well," Noct replied. He then took stance with his sword. "Let us begin!" Jack took stance with his keyblade and the two clashed. Now Jack has never fought any non keyblade wielder as strong as Noct before. Noct was as strong as he has been depicted teleported around and striking. He has done his signature warp strike. It was difficult to keep track of where he was going and planned to go because there was no pattern to his direction so Jack could only dodge out of the way. However, Noct used it and Jack dodged, but then he used Strike Raid Splicer, a move seen in KHX where he performs strike raid, teleports to where the keyblade will be, throws again, and repeats the process a couple times before giving a final blow. It actually worked on Noctis and it damaged him some. Noct was on his feet panting a little with Jack in stance still also catching his breath.

      "Very good," Noct said "but I still have much left. Show me your strength!" Noct then charged right after Jack and quickly like Ventus speed, but Jack was ready and the two fought hand on hand. Noctis was changing his weapons up with his magic just like he did in Final Fantasy 15. It caught Jack off guard a little and so went defensive a little. Jack eventually got physical while fighting and so when Noct went to swing at his head, Jack parried the swing turned around and hit Noct with the hilt of his keyblade. Noct was not knocked off balance, but came back all the more. Jack had to fight now more physically, but as he did so, Noct started doing so a bit as well and struck Jack a few times across the face. Jack took it like a man and kept going.

      Eventually, Jack struck Noct across his chest and spun around to take out Noctis's leg. He did so causing Noctis to slip up and begin to fall on his back, but he froze in midair for a second. Noctis teleported behind Jack and hit him in the back causing Jack to tumble forwards. He somersaulted into a kneeling position like the Black Widow did in Iron Man 2. Jack got up, took stance again and charged up light energy. Instead of charging at Noctis, he performed the attack Ben did when he escaped his dark fate during the Keyblade War in the Magic Kingdom. Jack became part of the light and it blasted upwards high into the sky. Jack then came out of the energy taking form, looked down for a second, and then charged down like a meteor toward Noctis. Noctis was going to counter by charging toward the attack, but Jack made an X with his keyblade, sent it toward Noct, and canceled all abilities Noct had. He became a sitting duck allowing Jack to strike in the middle of that X and create a large explosion sending Noct crashing toward the ground. He got up slowly and was panting heavily from the fighting while Jack floated down moderately.

      "I concede defeat," Noct acknowledged. "You have truly shown your strength Aiton. I am honored to have the privilege to fight and learn from one of the greatest keyblade warriors ever."

      "I am glad I have fought you too and learned from you as well," Jack replied. He then went up to Noctis and held his hand out to be shaken. Noctis smiled, chuckled a little, and shook Jack's hand.

      "I wish you luck for the final round," Noct said. Suddenly, a popping sound was heard next to them and Jack saw none other than Hades standing nearby.

      "Really? You want him to be lucky?" Hades asked "Kid here already has enough luck on his side as it seems. Now, I thought it would have been a big, burly guy and holy hydras it's just a little goofball!" Jack remained unflinched at Hades's presence.

      "So Hades, decide to crash the party?" Jack asked.

      "Heh, I wish..." Hades replied. "Not much of a party with you, a goofball here and his royal highness making everything boring and so proper and upright. It would have been a better party if you princey would have followed through on our deal." Noctis looked down in shame; Jack was confused at the statement.

      "What deal Noct? What's going on?" Jack asked him. Noct did not answer at first, but then he finally spoke up.

      "I had a deal with Hades here," he said. "It was I would be granted my freedom if I defeated you. I had to accept the darkness as well and make it a part of my heart should I defeat you."

      "Noctis, why didn't you tell me?" Jack asked.

      "I was too ashamed," Noctis replied. "How could I tell the greatest keyblade warrior that I am a pawn in a sick game? I couldn't do it. I gave everything I had in order to force you to give everything you had. Should you do that, I would have been freed."

      "Oh boy..." Hades said and coughed some "you both are making me sick to my stomach with this sentimentality. I might have even upchucked a musaka that's still in my throat. Your deal wouldn't contain your true freedom your highness." Noctis looked at Hades with surprise.

      "You would have been free," Hades said "but that darkness in your heart would have allowed me to say... keep you on course. It would have helped take over that Magic Kingdom that seems to constantly FIGHT BACK!" Hades said the last statement with anger and his flaming hair turned yellow and larger, his face red.

      "Wait a minute, Magic Kingdom?" Jack asked putting the dots together "You mean to tell me that the attraction Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom was really you behind it all?"

      "Of course it was!" Hades replied "My good friend Maleficent wanted me to help spread darkness around so we can take over a few worlds. That kingdom would have been perfect for us, but then that old coot Merlin got involved and started recruiting pesky humans, and taught them how to fight!" Hades got angry once again at the statement. "If you were out of the way, it would have made this effort of mine a walk in the park, so instead, how about you come over to us and start making the right choices?" He walked up to Jack holding out his hand in offering like he did with Aqua in BbS. Jack was appalled at the offer.

      "Get lost! I've already had enough with darkness!" Jack shouted in anger. Hades stepped back and dropped his hand.

      "Well that wasn't nice," he said. "A 'no thank you your godliness' would have sufficed, but I can still, let's see, destroy you. For the last round, I'm your opponent, and I have more darkness for you than what you get at Christmas." He then disappeared leaving Noctis and Jack to themselves.

      "That Hades used me as a tool for his own purposes," Noctis said in frustration. He then looked at Jack. "Aiton, please give Hades his due payment. I am no puppet nor to be used as one. I was going to obtain my freedom even if it meant darkness had to reside there, but it was not to be a doorway for Hades to enter and control me like Pinocchio. He has lied to me and now he must pay, so I wish for you to do just that." Jack nodded understanding what must be done. Noctis was an honorable young man. He had to do what he did not want to in order to be freed from his chains only to be lied to. Now, Jack must finish it all in the final round of the games.

      Jack checked in one last time with Phil after resting up and then proceeded to enter into the coliseum. Hades appeared again, but was all alone. Jack had his keyblade summoned already when he entered.

      "So, it's just you," Jack asked Hades.

      "Just a minute, I have a guest coming to the party," Hades said and he looked into space as if he knew something was imminent. Suddenly, the ground began to shake and Jack was able to hear big booms like footsteps. Hades nodded and looked at his wrist pretending there was a watch on it and nodded some more.

      "Right on schedule!" Hades said. The booms became louder and more thunderous and soon behind Hades, Jack saw a giant appear and it climbed and stepped over the wall. Jack was shocked to see this titan because it wasn't one of Hades's titans Sora or Hercules has fought, it was him! Jack pretended to be Jackzilla when he hung out with Ben one day before all these events transpired. Now, Jack is looking at himself in that form: light navy blue sweatpants, barefoot, and shirtless.

      "What?!" Jack said stunned. Hades was smirking the whole time at Jack.

      "You know, I noticed what happened to you in that kingdom I talked about," Hades said. "I saw what happened to you during that war. It was beautiful because I saw what a real titan looks like. You almost did what my titans should have done, but fell short. You inspired me to do something devilish. I even ironed out the mistakes you made when you were a titan. Now, this one is even stronger and the perfect titan that neither the snow cone, dirt pile, or any of those could ever be." Jackzilla roared and pounded its chest after Hades finished speaking. Jack growled a little at the sight of all of this. Hades basically used darkness to create a brand new titan for himself. This time, it was Jackzilla that Hades used as a model. Jack is looking at himself in giant titan form.

      "Oh, did I mention the second rule says 'combatants can call for back up'?" Hades asked "Better find yours pally." Noctis stepped forward from behind Jack.

      "I will be his back up," Noctis said. Jack raised his hand to stop Noctis.

      "No Noctis," Jack said.

      "You wish to do this alone?" Noctis asked.

      "Yes, I must do it alone," Jack responded. "You asked me to set you free and now I will. Also, the Supreme Elite have been in situations like this before." When Jack said this, Noctis stood up straight and bowed to Jack.

      "Very well Aiton," he said. "I shall leave it to you." Jack nodded and turned back to the god and giant.

      "All yours tubby," Hades said to Jackzilla. Jack realized that this is just like in BbS when Hades let Aqua fight the Ice Titan. Jack thought alright, I guess I get to see what it was like for when Shane and Ben had to fight me when I was like this. The giant took a few steps toward Jack, roared and began to attack Jack. It made a fist and swung down to crush Jack, but Jack moved out of the way and started hitting its hand with his keyblade. He had to also go for the ankles and feet along with the other hand. Sometimes, if it was possible, Jack went for the head. The stomach he avoided since it was too thick and the giant was too big and so it wouldn't do any damage. The giant titan kept on swinging at Jack, but Jack kept moving out of the way. However, there were some close calls. When Jack was attacking the feet and ankles once, Jackzilla rose his foot up high over Jack's head and then went to stomp on Jack. Luckily, Jack got out of the way just in time or he would have been crushed. In return for the stomp, Jack used mine spells. Jack got out from underneath the titan and started firing fire and ice spells at the titan.

      He then threw his keyblade at the beast's head. That turned out to be a mistake as Jackzilla swiped away the keyblade thrown and in a fast moment, reached down and grabbed Jack in a tight grip. Jack couldn't do much as the titan brought Jack up to its face while growling. Jack resummoned his keyblade, but did not strike the fist that held him or it would grasp him tighter. The giant looked Jack over still growling and then roared loudly. It then began to open its mouth and bring Jack to it. Basically, it was going to eat Jack! Jack had to think of something fast and then it hit him. He created a large fireball at the end of his keyblade and pointed it toward the giant's face, particularly the mouth.

      "If I'm your meal," Jack said "then you'll need some spice to go along with it." He then fired the fireball and it hit the titan's open mouth and exploded. The beast roared and let go of Jack immediately who floated down modestly to the ground. The giant covered its face in pain and Jack noticed darkness seeping out from within its hands. Immediately, Jack realized something about this.

      "So this is how they managed to beat the darkness of mine," Jack said to himself. Hades once again lied. He directly copied what Jack did as a giant in the Magic Kingdom against Ben and Shane. He did not iron out the so-called mistakes, they are ingrained in the replica he sees before him. Light surrounded Jack and he immediately started slashing Jackzilla with great power. He did so four times and then charged all of that light power into his keyblade, fired it at the giant, and watched as it hit the titan in a large explosion. The explosion created a huge flash and once it disappeared, the giant turned into a mass of black darkness and disappeared into the air.

      "Alright, that's it. Coming through!" Hades said. Now, Jack is onto part 2 of this final round of the games. It was just like when Aqua fought Hades. It was challenging since Hades was a god, but Jack kept his momentum going. In a matter of time, Jack fired a large beam of light and it enveloped Hades. He was sent backwards and hit the wall of the coliseum hard. He was bent over and panting as he slowly walked to Jack in the middle of the coliseum. He then stops, catches his breath, and then stood up.

      "Figures that faux pas was a mistake," Hades said "I should have done my own thing than listen to him. Stay tuned for the bonus round!!" Hades then disappeared. Jack was confused for a moment when a dark corridor opens up and a dark keyblade warrior comes out of it. This one was wearing brown and some light blue and black clothes. He was Jack's height and size. He didn't have the same body composition as Jack though. He did look to be younger than Jack by a year or two.

      "Man, even you fighting your own devil wasn't enough," he said.

      "So you're the one who used darkness to great the titan version of me," Jack claimed.

      "That's right," the warrior replied. "I figured that I could make a better version of what darkness did to you and that would destroy you. Instead, it turned out I couldn't iron out the mistakes. So, if that doesn't kill you then I will in the bonus round!" The warrior summoned his keyblade and took stance. Jack had his already so he just took stance. Then, they both clashed and fought each other. Jack wasn't really intimidated because this enemy was not that tough actually. He wasn't a pushover, but he seemed to be like any other dark keyblade warrior. Jack parried a strike and back kicked the kid and sent him backwards. He was sent flying backwards and the kid was on the ground. Something was rather interesting about this kid, for this darkness wasn't exactly out of pure evil. It is more like the true person this kid possibly could be is imprisoned in a dark cage. Jack actually walked toward the kid a little as he laid on the ground. Is this kid...weeping?

      "Hey kid," Jack called "are you an enemy or friend?" The kid got up and it looked like some light was seeping out of him and his face showed sadness and pain.

      "Return everything I had," the kid said in sorrow. Then, darkness took a hold of him and he once again was the dark enemy Jack first saw. Jack fought him again and stabbed the kid's chest where his heart is. The darkness came out of him and disappeared into the air. The kid's clothes turned from black, light blue, and brown to a red and white color.

      "Oh my! What happened?" the kid asked. Jack understood now; this kid was under darkness's grasp. All freedom and free will was taken away from him and apparently more was also taken.

      "Who are you?" Jack asked.

      "I'm Verum," he replied.

      "What happened to you that darkness overtook you?" Jack asked.

      "Dark warriors came to my world and caused chaos and ruin," he said "it was a bloody battle that I along with other keyblade bearers of light fought. It was a massacre to watch. My friends were all killed by those demons. I felt my world shatter and revenge became my only desire. Anger also filled the void in my heart and what I hated the most enveloped my heart and I became part of the darkness. I was tasked by the Dark Elite to seek you out and destroy you."

      "When and where did this happen?" Jack asked.

      "It happened in Disneyland in Paris just a month ago," Verum said. Jack had chills up and down his back at the statement. This conflict has now expanded to more than just Walt Disney World. It has gone on to the other Disney resorts like Disneyland, Disney Paris, basically just about all resorts. Thank goodness it has only been restricted to just those areas, or at least he hoped it did. A dark corridor opened up and a person in a black coat came out of it smiling. Only his mouth was visible while the rest was covered in shadow.

      "I did indeed," he said. "I wanted to see if you could recreate the darkness that transformed Jack into the monster he was in the Magic Kingdom and should he be defeated, you bring him to me or if you killed him, even better."

      "So you must also be the one responsible for the chaos that killed his friends," Jack accused him.

      "Ah! Correct again!" the mysterious figure said jubilantly. Verum took a step forward to attack, but Jack put his arm in front of him stopping him. "Boy, you are a smart one. Then I guess you know why I'm here. Your world cannot go on the way it is where free will runs rampant. Know what happens when it does? Chaos so order needs to be established. The more you protect your world, the more you allow the chaos to run free. I am here to tell you to stop such craziness. You wouldn't want your people to destroy your world would you?" Jack was not buying the explanation. It sounded like a good one, but this was manipulation.

      "You really think I will buy that?" Jack asked "I know darkness and I know you are trying to manipulate me. I'm not that stupid."

      "My oh my you are sharp!" the figure said. "Well, then I will tell you this straight up then. We, the Dark Elite will explain to you why you should stop. That will happen when the time is right." A dark corridor opened up and the figure was about to walk through, but Jack called to him one last time.

      "Hold it! Aren't you going to reveal yourselves to us?" Jack asked. The figure stopped and looked back at Jack.

      "When you have gathered together, then you'll see the truth," he replied and then he walked through the corridor and disappeared along with the corridor. Jack now realized that he had to find a way to get together with his friends in order to find out who these Dark Elite are. Maybe then it will help defeat them. Right now, as time ticks on, the conflict is expanding more and more.


Edited by KingdomHearts3, 04 June 2016 - 04:29 PM.


#22 KHLegendIII

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 03:31 AM

The chapter was great, I wonder what will happen next.



#23 The Transcendent Key

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:22 PM

Oh wow, this was a badass chapter!  AND OOH, NOCTIS WAS HERE AS WELL!!!!  Haha, I loved how he showed up, and I think you managed to fit his personality very well to your writing!  Also, you definitely nailed Hades!  He was my favorite thing about this chapter!  Lol, you definitely have his personality down! :D

 

Wow, so much foreshadowing and mystery!  Just what are these new villains after?  What is this true order they are seeking?  Hmm, all shall be revealed in time...and I can't wait to read more! :D



#24 KingdomHearts3

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:59 PM

Chapter 7: Larger Battles

      Jack turned around and Noctis was walking toward him. Noct gave a small smile and shook Jack's hand.

      "Thank you Aiton for freeing me," Noctis said.

      "No problem," Jack replied. "It's just part of our duty. I am glad I freed you." Jack then turned back toward Verum who was now in tears because he was so happy. He went on one knee and gave the keyblade warrior salute while bowing his head.

      "Aiton..." he said and couldn't say more. Jack raised him up and gave him a warm smile.

      "Any fellow warrior is worth saving," Jack said. Verum nodded. "Just remember, your sacrifice is not small and even though you will pay a price here, you will be rewarded after."

      "Thank you Aiton for your words," Verum replied. "I will now go and fight the darkness wherever it may be. If I die doing so, I am glad to die for the light and to die for the Supreme Elite." He gave the salute again and then disappeared into a light corridor. Jack and Noctis then left the coliseum and entered the vestibule. Hercules was there and he was excited and happy for Jack.

      "Congratulations! You won the games!" Hercules said. Jack was presented his trophy by Phil and it was placed net to trophies of past winners. Jack then said goodbye to Herc and Phil and left the vestibule. He and Noct walked a little bit away from the  vestibule entrance before Jack stopped and turned to Noct.

      "So Noctis, what will you be doing next?" Jack asked.

      "I will be returning to my friends," Noctis replied. "I would like for you to meet them. I am also sure they would like to meet you and the rest of the Elite and seven lights."

      "I would like to," Jack said "but I have to move on to another world and protect it."

      "That's also another thing I'd like to do," Noctis said. Jack gave a confused expression to Noct. "I wish to help the Supreme Elite and defeat the darkness that's threatening the light." He then got on one knee and bowed his head. "With you permission and blessing, I ask to join you and assist defeating the darkness." Jack raised him up.

      "I'd be overjoyed," Jack replied. "I'm on my way to Radiant Garden you know."

      "That's perfect," Noctis replied "because that's where my friends are." Jack opened a light corridor and the both disappeared into it heading for Radiant Garden.

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      The Foretellers were in Twilight Town looking around for any dark adversaries. They knew they had to be somewhere. It was not going to be easy looking for them. Instead, they heard someone shout to them from behind.

      "Hey! You five!" a voice shouted. The Foretellers looked behind them and found five dark warriors coming towards them. All five summoned their keyblades and prepared themselves.

      "Who are you?" the Vulpes Foreteller asked.

      "We're soldiers under the Dark Elite," one dark soldier said. "Our job is to find fools like you and either tell us where the Supreme Elite are or taste cold steel." He then held his keyblade out in front pointing it at the Vulpes Foreteller.

      "Why do you think we the Foretellers will bend head over heels to tell you where the Supreme Elite are?" the Unicornis Foreteller asked.

      "We may know where they are," the Leopardos Foreteller followed. "However, their location is not our concern since they can take care of themselves. We don't have to tell you anything."

      "Then it looks like we have to force you all to answer," another dark soldier threatened and then they all had their keyblades summoned. Both sides charged toward each other and began fighting in the streets of town. The tram that would usually come through was stopped because of the fighting. The shop closed and people ran away and fled to safety. The Foretellers fought with their powerful skill they used when making Ben, Shane, Jack, and Adrian masters in their Mark of Mastery exams just before the Keyblade War broke out. The Foretellers did not battle long and they already had the dark foes struck down and killed. Only one was lying on the ground hanging on to life. He was just stabbed by one of the Foretellers and now, he is lying on the ground dying with blood coming from his mouth and dripping from both sides of his mouth.

      "If not us, then it will be the Dark Elite that find out," he said. "Then, you all will answer to them." He then closed his eyes and gave up his breath. The bodies of all the dead warriors began to disintegrate and disappear into dark particles. The keyblades remained, but the Foretellers with their magic turned them into dark particles and those disappeared too. Suddenly, four dark corridors opened up and four people in black coats came out of them.

      "We already know where they are," one of them said. "We haven't told our soldiers that we already know where they are. It has been rather entertaining to see them strike down keyblade warriors of light."

      "You four! You're the Dark Elite!" the Ursus Foreteller claimed.

      "Exactly!" one of them said "We have been just letting things go and watching from a distance. Now, it's not just the Realm of Light we have been searching. It's also that planet the four Elites come from."

      "You've sent soldiers to Earth?!" the Anguis Foreteller demanded.

      "Of course we did," another of the Dark Elite said. "We figured that place is just as game as every other world that exists. Unfortunately, they ran into some citizens of earth in Disneyland that refused to answer and so had to force answers out from them. That turned rather bloody as some of the citizens of Disneyland fought back. Quite a pity they were so foolish enough to dare defy us as they paid for with their life." The frown he had turned into a grin and he began laughing in amusement. The Foretellers growled out of anger because they knew Earth was a precious world that was supposed to be protected and kept away from the bloodshed and chaos. Now, it has been brought to the world and people of Earth are dying.

      "That wasn't the only time though," a third Dark Elite said. "This has happened in Disney Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Oh yes, we have searched all of the resorts, but the time in Disneyland actually upset us a little because four idiots claiming they are the Supreme Elite got in the way and killed our soldiers!" The Foretellers immediately knew they were talking about the rivals of the Supreme Elite. In a way, they were rather glad the rivals got involved and actually saved some lives.

      "The bright side is, they are not fooling anyone and no one is believing them," a fourth Elite said. "These fakes will eventually learn the hard way."

      "Now that we have beaten around the bush," the Vulpes Foreteller said "just who are you four anyway?"

      "My you are rather impatient," the tallest Elite said. "Well, I am afraid you won't get your answer now, but once you all have gathered together in one place, then you'll get your answer." He then addressed the other shorter Elites. "I have someone to pay a visit to. He's in Enchanted Dominion right now. I'll make sure to draw him to where he and his friends gather." The shorter elites nodded and then they all disappeared into dark corridors. The Foretellers had a feeling where the Elites would gather and most likely, the seven light will be there too: Radiant Garden.

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      Adrian came out of his light corridor into the Enchanted Dominion. He was on the bridge heading in front of King Stefan's castle. Things were quiet which was a good thing in this day and age. Adrian walked to the castle to see the king and queen and well as the prince and princess. Once he entered through the castle doors, he saw King Stefan, the queen, and King Hubert talking with Aurora and Philip. Hubert was standing next to Stefan as they were speaking to the prince and princess. Apparently, they must be speaking about where the newly weds would stay until the were to become king and queen. Adrian quietly walked up to the royals trying to not interrupt them or make himself noticeable. When he was about ten feet from Aurora and Philip, who were standing in front of the kings and queen, he spoke up.

      "Excuse me, your highnesses?" Adrian said. The royals turned to face Adrian with King Stefan moving his head to where he can see Adrian. Aurora and Philip moved to different sides of the thrones so the king and queen seated could see. Adrian gave the keyblade warriors salute, went on one knee, and bowed his head.

      "I say, is that Kyrios? The knight we have heard of for so long?" Stefan asked Hubert in excitement.

      "By Jove it is!" Hubert exclaimed happily "The great knight has come to visit, Stefan!" He then walked briskly up to Adrian, stood him up, and shook Adrian's hand.

      "Ha ha ha, it's an honor to see you!" Hubert said. "Oh please, come and say hello to Philip and Aurora!" He motioned Adrian to go forward and greet the princess and prince. They both walked up to Adrian and nodded.

      "It's an honor to meet the great knight," Philip said. "I am Prince Philip."

      "Hello, I am glad you came. I am Aurora," the princess said. Adrian bowed the same way as before, but stood up immediately after he took a knee. He then addressed all the royals.

      "Your highnesses, I am here for a very important reason," Adrian began. "I came here because darkness threatens this kingdom along with many other kingdoms that exist. There are dark soldiers that want to spread darkness everywhere they go."

      "What is the meaning of this?! Is this Maleficent's doing?!" Stefan demanded.

      "She may have a role in this," Adrian replied. "However, this effort is being lead by four people called the Dark Elite. They would have Maleficent involved most likely."

      "Dark nobility? Leading a rebellion?" Hubert asked shocked "This is an outrage! This means war!" He then grabbed Stefan and shook him. "This means war Stefan!" He then let go of Stefan, who brushed himself. "This means war! Arm the soldiers! Ready the archers! We must be ready!"

      "I will immediately set the guard at once!" Stefan told Adrian. "Thank you Kyrios for this important information."

      "No problem. Just call me Adrian," Adrian replied. Stefan summoned over a general and began conversing with him and gave orders on the guard that is to be established. Hubert also began speaking with a general and harped on him the importance of the situation and what must be done.

      "I must get ready to fight so I can protect my princess," Philip said referencing Aurora.

      "Not with the weaponry you have now dear," a voice said. Adrian looked to his left and behind and saw Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather landing. Flora was the one who spoke.

      "We will give you a new sword and shield in place of the poor equipment you have now," Fauna said.

      "Then you'll be able to fight as many as possible," Merryweather followed. Then, they used their magic and gave Philip the sword and shield he used against Maleficent before.

      "Good fairies, I will need you to come with me and help," Adrian said. They nodded in reply.

      "What do you suggest we do?" the queen asked.

      "I suggest you and Aurora go up to the tallest tower and barricade yourselves there," Adrian replied. "Aurora is a princess of heart and the light that keeps this world alive. This could get ugly and we cannot lose her."

      "Good luck and be safe," Aurora said and she went up to Adrian, put his head down a little and kissed his forehead. Adrian smiled and bowed like before a third time to Aurora. Everyone went on their way to do what they planned to. Adrian and the fairies left the castle through the front doors to look for any dark adversaries. Adrian and the fairies walked on the bridge for only five minutes when they saw none other than Maleficent standing in front of them observing the castle.

      "Maleficent!" Flora said.

      "In order to take over worlds, I need a foundation I can always come back to," Maleficent said. "This castle is perfect for my endeavors. What do you think Kyrios?" She then looked at Adrian as she asked him.

      "So Maleficent, still trying to take over worlds? Up to your same tricks?" Adrian asked.

      "Same tricks? Hardly," she replied. "I now have some assistance from the Dark Elite. Yes, they were very gracious to provide me with resources. They suggested that I did not need to go from one world to the next and try to take one when I fail to take one previously."

      "We got ourselves some strong powerhouses," Pete said walking up next to Maleficent. "You bozos won't be able to do anything because this world is all ours."

      "Silence fool!" Maleficent rebuked him "There is no boasting in front of them." Pete then put his hands to his mouth. "This world isn't ours yet, but it will be in due time. I shall be going back to see if my minions are ready." Maleficent then opened up a dark corridor and walked through it. Adrian ran toward the corridor, but Pete got in the way. Adrian jumped back and summoned his keyblade.

      "You bozos are not going anywhere!" Pete said "You'll have to get through Pete first!" Adrian got ready to fight and he fought Pete. It was like with Sora fighting him in KH2. The difference this time is Adrian had the fairies alongside him. It was that bad of a fight, but Pete put up one and made it a bit annoying, but Adrian was in control. Soon, he and the fairies charged up energy and Adrian fired a red, green, and blue orb toward Pete that exploded on impact. Pete was sent rolling on is back a ways. He then got up panting and frustrated. Adrian kept his stance and waited for whatever came next.

      "Oooooohhhh! You'll pay for this!" Pete said and then disappeared into a dark corridor. Adrian unsummoned his keyblade.

      "We have to go after them," Adrian said.

      "We'll be heading to the Forbidden Mountain then," Flora suggested grimly. Fauna gasped at the suggestion.

      "We can't go there!" Fauna said.

      "Fauna, I have been to places more forbidden than Maleficent's castle," Adrian said. "It's called the Keyblade Graveyard."

      "What if Maleficent has a trap waiting for us?" Merryweather asked.

      "We the Supreme Elite have been in many similar situations like that," Adrian responded. "We can handle them." They then went off to the Forbidden Mountain. Along the way, the came across heartless in the Forest Clearing. They were no problem, but they encountered more and stronger ones at the Waterside. They were tougher and took a while, but nothing got out of hand and turned against Adrian. Once those were gone, the fairies and elite made it to the entrance to the Forbidden Mountain. They trekked on and went up the pathway to the bridge. What's fascinating is everything seems to be quiet. It was rather disturbing everything has been so quiet and so the four of them had magic and keyblade on hand and kept on their toes further. Eventually, they made it to Maleficent's throne. What was shocking is how no one, not even the witch, was there. They kept going and came to the hall. Nothing again, but as they walked to where Ventus found Aurora's heart in BbS, Maleficent appeared smiling.

      "Ah, so you have decided to come chasing after me?" Maleficent asked. "Have you not heard the saying 'curiosity killed the cat'? Maybe you fools should have followed such advice." Adrian heard behind him some noise and when he and the fairies looked behind, they saw dark corridors open up one after another after another and out came dark keyblade warriors from them. The fairies gasped in shock and Adrian growled. Before they knew it, hundreds to about three thousand dark warriors were in the hall with armor on and keyblade in hand. Maleficent laughed at the four's shock.

      "HA HA HA! Your speechlessness amuses me!" Maleficent quipped "Now, prepare for your doom!" Dark warriors charged toward Adrian and the fairies. The fairies grabbed onto Adrian in fear. Adrian raised his hand up high and a large column of light enveloped the four of them transporting them out of the castle. Maleficent was now at the end of her patience.

      "Hggggrrrgghh!" she growled "Prepare for battle! We are going to pay King Stefan a visit." The soldiers saluted to her and got in formation.

      Adrian and the fairies transported to the bridge and immediately bolted for the Audience Chamber. There they found Kings Stefan and Hubert with many soldiers, but there appeared to be hundreds and not as many as Maleficent's minions.

      "Your majesties!" Adrian called out. Stefan and Hubert stood up from sitting on the thrones and saw the fairies and elite come running through the many knights.

      "What is it Kyrios?!" Stefan asked. "What did you find?"

      "Come, speak quickly now boy!" Hubert insisted.

      "Your majesties, Maleficent has an army at her disposal," Adrian said causing a chatter among the knights in the room.

      "Yes, those little creatures of her's," Stefan replied.

      "No your majesty!" Flora chimed in "These aren't Maleficent's little minions!" Stefan and Hubert raised their eyebrows now.

      "These are soldiers like the ones you have!" Fauna said "They're human!"

      "And that's not all!" Merryweather inputted "She has many more than the number in this room! Probably thousands of them! Also, they hold weapons called keyblades!" Stefan now appeared hopeless and sat back down. Hubert looked defeated and leaned against Stefan's throne.

      "I never though we would ever taste defeat at that creature's hands," Stefan said hopelessly.

      "Your majesty, I am one of the Supreme Elite for a good reason," Adrian said. "I have been known to do the improbable. I have even led warriors into battle before. Do not lose hope." Stefan was now confused.

      "What are you talking about boy?" Hubert asked.

      "There aren't enough of my soldiers I can have battle," Stefan said.

      "They don't need to be your soldiers," Adrian replied. He then motioned for the two kings to follow him. They walked outside in front of the doorway and Adrian summoned his keyblade, pointed it out front and charged up light energy. He then shot it high into the sky so high, that it disappeared. Then, a small flash appeared for a moment and then disappeared. A few moment came and went and nothing happened.

      Suddenly, light corridors appeared and one after another, keyblade warriors of light in armor with keyblade in hand came out of them. It kept going and going and there appeared to be five thousand in number. Stefan and Hubert were stunned to see so many.

      "Great... scot..." Hubert said in shock.

      "Ha ha! This is amazing!" Stefan said jubilantly "So none of my soldiers need to fight."

      "Not really," Adrian replied. "It wouldn't be right if we took up all the victory, so would you like to have them give the final blow?"

      "I would love to!" Stefan replied happily. Adrian turns to the warriors, nods, and raises his keyblade. The warriors do the same. Prince Philip comes next to the kings with sword and shield in hand.

      "I will fight too," he said.

      "My boy, you will need to save your strength for the witch," Hubert said. "Kyrios has it all figured out now. Let's allow him to perform his duty."

      A time later, Maleficent and her army of dark warriors appear on the other side of the bridge. She is in front of them all. Adrian and the light warriors are in the same formation with Adrian in front staring right at Maleficent. Soon, the two sides are no more than thirty feet away from each other on two sides of the bridge. Maleficent and Adrian glared at each other for a few seconds.

      "I see you too have come prepared," she remarked.

      "Naturally. Especially since you have decided to be in cahoots with the Dark Elite," Adrian fired back.

      "Do you think I would be so foolish as to not seek such brilliant minds?" Maleficent asked "As long as they assist fueling the darkness, you will face your doom!" She motioned for her minions to charge. Adrian did the same thing and the two sides clashed in a war. It was bloody and brutal. Adrian looked around and immediately had a flashback. For a moment, he saw Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in ruin as keyblade warriors of light and darkness fought each other. Adrian shook it off and decided to discard such thinking. There is no way there is a link between the two. This is Maleficent mostly and she obtained help. Last time was the thirteen darknesses so this is different. Eventually, the dark side began retreating while suffering major casualties. Bodies from both sides, more from the dark side, were laying on the ground with keyblades too. Stefan ordered his troops to charge and they helped the light soldiers give the final blow to the remaining contingent. The few dark soldiers left escaped in dark corridors. Maleficent was not happy at all as she watched. Adrian did not fight because he wanted to keep an eye on Maleficent. He was enjoying her anger.

      "You fools haven't won yet!" she shouted "You shall face me and all the powers of hell!" Then, she turned into a dragon just like the many times before. Prince Philip ran up beside Adrian and both had weapons ready. Both of them fought the dragon and it was not much different than when it was Aqua instead of Adrian. Adrian countered brutally any physical attacks dragon Maleficent made and countered her dragon breath by taking a fireball, putting it in his hands and firing the flames toward her. Basically, he performed Flamethrower, an attack that would be seen in Pokemon, but can be done also by keyblade wielders. Eventually, Philip started taking command and he soon defeated her the same way as the first time. After that came and went, the light warriors shouted "huzzah" a few times as victory has been won. Then, they disappeared into light corridors after Adrian thanked them all. Adrian was thanked by the kings and prince and they went back into the castle. Adrian turned to head away from the castle when suddenly, a dark corridor appeared and out came a person in a black coat.

      "Just as I thought," he said "I had a feeling you would be here. My, that battle was quite horrifying, don't you think? Kind of reminds you of the Keyblade War in Walt Disney World doesn't it?"

      "Look, Dark Elite, why are you here?" Adrian demanded.

      "I am here to tell you to stop trying to defend your world," the Dark Elite said. "You are promoting free will that will go haywire if not kept in check. You just saw it happen recently, do you want that for your world?"

      "SHUT UP!" Adrian screamed making the Dark Elite jump a little "You're lying! That is not why you want me to stop! You won't make me a sucker and fall for you manipulation."

      "Well that wasn't civil," the elite said. "Very well, then we the Dark Elite shall force you to stop along with showing you why." He opened a dark corridor and was about to go through it, but paused.

      "Oh one more thing," he said "I know you will ask this and are wondering, so I will say this before I go. If you want to know who we are, head to Radiant Garden. There, you will see the truth." He then went into the corridor and departed. Adrian opened a light corridor and went through on his way to Radiant Garden. He has a bad feeling that something bad is coming and needs to see if his friends are there. Plus, he also wants the truth and he will find it even if it meant facing larger battles. Actually, he just faced a large battle, so larger ones are coming.


Edited by KingdomHearts3, 08 April 2016 - 06:33 PM.


#25 KHLegendIII

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:12 PM

This was an interesting chapter.



#26 The Transcendent Key

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:05 PM

GAHHH, WHAT IS THIS TRUTH THAT CAN ONLY BE REVEALED WHEN EVERYONE'S GATHERED!?  IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS!!! X_X

 

But seriously though, I'm loving all the foreshadowing that's going into this!  Something very dire is happening behind the scenes, and its only a matter of time before the Dark Elite reveal their intentions!

 

But yeah, this chapter was great, and I love Maleficent in it!  I can't wait for more! :D



#27 KingdomHearts3

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 11:19 PM

Chapter 8: Revelation

      Sora and I walked through the light corridor to wherever it would take us. I was being supported by him most of the time. After that horrifying vision I saw in the boneyard, I did not feel like talking to Jack Skellington, I just wanted out of that world. Sora was very gracious to hold me up as I felt rather uneasy, unsteady, and light headed, but then I stood up on my own after a while and felt better.

      "Thanks Sora," I said "I think I'm good now." Sora nodded and we walked out of the corridor and came upon Radiant Garden. We were outside the town walls in the Outer Gardens. We paused for a second, used magic, and went to our normal clothing; Sora into his KH3 clothes and mine to my elite outfit. We then began walking to the Entryway. We were quiet for a while, but then Sora stopped walking. I did not noticed and kept going.

      "Hey, uh, Ben?" Sora said.

      "Uh huh?" I replied still walking.

      "I was thinking, I wanted to do this for a while, but could you and I fight?" Sora asked. I stopped cold in my tracks. Did he just ask to fight me? I turned my head around and looked at him with my left eyebrow raised.

      "I beg your pardon?" I asked. Sora appeared to be more confident in asking now.

      "Yeah, I have really wanted to spar you for some time now," Sora said. "You've shown me and my friends your skills. I have fought with you and have actually thought about how cool you are. In fact, the whole time between fighting Master Xehanort and now, I actually have practiced and tried to get better. Also, I haven't told anyone this, not even Kairi, Riku, or any of our friends, but I actually have a role model to look up to and I chose you as a role model. I meant what I said just before we fought in the Keyblade War: I look to you as a role model." I was blown away at what Sora said. So he has seen me as a role model? One of the seven lights who has defeated Master Xehanort and the thirteen darknesses has just declared me his role model? I turned around completely and faced Sora.

      "Sora...I..." I said "I don't know what to say. I'm flattered." He smiled and put his hands behind his head like he usually does. I went up to him and hugged him tightly and he did so too.

      "Thanks Sora, that means a lot," I said and then let go of him. "Well, I will fight with you, but first, we have to go through town and take out anyone hostile to us. I think after we do that, we can square off." Sora nodded and we continued onto the Entryway and head to town. In the Central Square, the heartless were everywhere. It was chaotic as they went back and forth while scaring off citizens of Radiant Garden. Sora and I summon our keyblades and charge forward into battle and start fighting off the large hordes of heartless. There must have been hundreds of them and before we know it, we were surrounded by invisibles and dark balls. They all charged at once, but then a light came crashing down from above and destroyed the heartless. When this light receded, Sora and I saw none other than Ephemera with keyblade in hand. Plus, he had a partner next to him. It was a female and I knew immediately who it was: Skuld from KHX/KHUX. She, in this case, is the descendant of the first Skuld who went by the same name. Ephemera and Skuld turned around and faced Sora and I.

      "We saw you guys surrounded and thought you could use some help," Ephemera said.

      "Nice to see you again Ephemera," I said and then turned my face to Skuld. "Skuld, it's a pleasure to meet you." She nodded, went on one knee, and gave the keyblade warrior salute.

      "Master Polemistis," she said "or Master Ben as is your other name. I am honored to meet one of the legendary Supreme Elite." I stood her up and nodded.

      "It's good to meet you," I said "but now, we have some heartless to clear out." Ephemera and Skuld nodded and they summoned their Starlights, Sora summoned his new keyblade from KH3, and I summoned Ultimate Apocalypse and the four of us charged. There were heartless of all types and they put up a fight altogether. The soldiers were moving around quickly and we realized that if we chased the soldiers around, we would allow the rhapsodies to fire their magic at us getting us on the ground and then that would allow the neoshadows to then maul us. Instead, we fired our magic at both the soldiers and the rhapsodies. There were many other heartless types, but I can't keep track of all of them. They were enemies and that's what mattered. Soon, the four of us struck down every last heartless that was creeping around and moved on. Walking through Radiant Garden was nice. We said hello to any citizens that we passed by. We even stopped by Merlin's place to check up on him in the Castle Town. He offered for us to see the book, but I refused since I didn't need to. I knew my power and can't possibly gain more of it. We then left and got a few things from the Moogle shop. After our shopping was done, we went to the Garden and then went off to Ansem's Castle. However, as we went up the stairs and reached the top, we saw a regiment of dark warriors surrounding the doorway to the castle. There appeared to be about eight of them. On the other side of them, Dilan, Aeleus, and Lea were standing guard with weapons on hand. Behind them, Even and Ienzo were standing in front of the door. The four of us had keyblades in hand and waited for the right time.

      "I'll say it again you ingrates," one dark soldier said "move aside and let us see the research Xehanort did from his time as apprentice."

      "Yeah right," Lea replied raising his Flamethrower "like I'm going to do something like that."

      "Xehanort's research has been sealed and stored away," Aeleus said. "There is no way we'll give it to you."

      "Radiant Garden shall not fall under the likes of you," Dilan said.

      "In that case, tell us where you stored them," another soldier said. "You see how nice we are trying to be? You don't want us to have your blood water the gardens, would you? We are giving you every opportunity to avoid that, so answer now."

      "That place is hidden somewhere secret in Radiant Garden," Even replied.

      "We even sealed it away so no one becomes curious and wanders there," Ienzo followed.

      "Tsk tsk tsk, pity," another soldier said "and here I thought this would go smoothly and quickly. Well, I guess it's time for the plants to be watered." All warriors summoned their keyblades and were about to charge at them.

      "You won't be watering anything with blood!" I shouted and all eight turned around and faced Sora, Ephemera, Skuld, and I.

      "Ah, the Supreme Elite," a fourth soldier said "we have hoped you'd be here. Plus, you brought along one of the lights and two members from the Foretellers unions. What a treat!"

      "Oh we'll give you a treat!" Sora shouted and we all took stance. "We'll show you just how you shouldn't mess with any of our friends!" Both sides ran toward each other and clashed. My friends and I were outnumbered two to one, so each of us had to fight two enemies at the same time. Thank you martial arts for two-on-one fighting; it has helped immensely. Suddenly, from behind our enemies, spells were being fired at the enemy. All of the former Organization 13 members had weapons in hand and were taking part in the fight. This distracted the enemies from fighting us.

      "You see," Lea said "the last time someone tried to hurt my friends, I had to come in and ruin the script. I couldn't figure out how to fully use a keyblade, but now, I'm on the same level as you." He was obviously referencing his time in the Realm of Sleep and saving Sora from Master Xehanort's clutches in KH3D and when he showed his keyblade after the Mark of Mastery test ended.

      "We may not have keyblades," Dilan said "but we will fight anyway."

      "Grrrrrrgggghhhh!!!! ATTAAAAAAAAAAACK!" one soldier screamed and then the fighting broke out once more with greater violence. It was now nine of us against eight of them and it was a fantastic advantage. I fought one soldier now that his partner was fighting one of the former Organization members. I soon slashed across my foe's throat killing him instantly and helped Ienzo and Even kill their opponents. Soon, all eight soldiers are dead and their keyblades sticking out of the pavement or lying on it. I used magic to disintegrate their keyblades into dark particles as their bodies did so.

      "Thank you for saving us," Even said.

      "It would have been a hopeless situation if you didn't come," Ienzo followed.

      "No problem," I replied. "You can help us by trying to follow the movements of these enemies as well as use any resources you may find useful to help overcome this new enemy." Even and Ienzo nodded and went back inside the castle.

      "Aeleus and Dilan, this new enemy will be brutal," I told them. "Stay on your feet and continue to guard this world." They too nodded and went back to their posts.

      "Nice to see ya again buddy," Lea said. "So this new enemy must be after you, eh?"

      "Nice to see you too," I replied. "Yes they are. They're called the Dark Elite and they are after us Supreme Elite. Go to Master Yen Sid and he should explain everything and tell you what you should do." Lea nodded, opened a dark corridor, and went on his way to Mysterious Tower. The four of us went down the stairs and used the gateway heading to the Central Square. When we get there, we hobnob for a little.

      "So Ben," Sora said "how about that fight?" He asked this with a smile. I looked at him with eyebrows raised.

      "Really? You really want to do this?" I asked again. He nodded.

      "Alright, but I will give everything I have," I said. The two of us then stood about the length Aqua and Terra stood in their Mark of Mastery Exam. Ephemera and Skuld would be the overseers and watch us fight. Sora and I had keyblades in hand and took stances. Both of us looked at each other in the eye with determination.

      "Begin!" Ephemera and Skuld said loudly and then Sora and I charged toward each other and clashed. He was tough and I mean tough! Clearly, fighting the thirteen darknesses made him into a fighting machine. After all, he became Master Sora officially after their defeat. It isn't surprising that he is this tough. Both of us went hand on hand going back and forth. I was jumping over strikes to my leg and sometimes, I had to backflip backwards to get out of harms way. Sora was unyielding though and he fired magic whenever he could. He fired a fire spell toward me and I in turn struck the fireball down and fired a shockwave from my free hand. It sent Sora rolling backwards, but he landed back on his feet like a ninja and we both charged again and locked in close combat. I got physical with Sora striking him across the face and sometimes kicking him. He performed some reactions and got physical with me too. Sora even used keyblade transformations. I had to use them as well even though I haven't that often. It only extended our stalemate as every spell fired from each other's keyblade transformation clashed. I decided that I had to end this before this is dragged out longer. When Sora got close, I performed Last Word on him.

      "Take this!" I shouted and performed the whole attack. It hit Sora and he took damage, but he still stood up. I was and was not surprised to see him still standing. In fact, he had light surround his body.

      "I won't give up..." he said. "I will keep going until the very end!" He then charged again and we clashed, but he was driving me backwards and about ready to put me in a corner against the walls. I teleported behind him a ways back to the center of the square. That's where I fired multiple light orbs at Sora. He kept on dodging him, but that was okay, for I wanted to delay him. I immediately pointed my keyblade up to the sky and lightning came down and entered it transferring the energy into my body. Light surrounded me and I was full of energy and power.

      "This is it," I said. "It ends here. No hard feelings Sora." He nodded in reply and light around his body grew too.

      "No hard feelings," Sora replied. We both had our keyblades spin around our hands and against each other, we performed Light Spiral, the stronger version of Dark Spiral; what Ventus used against Vanitas. We clashed in a huge shockwave and were pushing each other in a stalemate. Both of us were screaming as we pushed against each other trying to put all will power we both had into this final attack. A huge explosion erupted and smoke covered everything. Ephemera and Skuld had their arms to their faces and covering them as they tried to keep from being blown away. As the smoke cleared and everything became visible, I was standing gasping for breath with keyblade in hand and Sora was a distance away, lying on his back, gasping for breath, and keyblade lying on the ground a foot or two out of his hand's reach. He slowly got up while picking up his keyblade. He stood there for a second or two and said nothing. He then looked at me and smiled.

      "You're strong Ben," he said. "Extremely strong. I now realize my heart made the right choice in making you my role model." Sora raised his keyblade toward me and nodded. I stood straight up from my stance and smiled. We both then unsummoned our keyblades.

      "Wow!" Ephemera exclaimed "That was amazing!"

      "I knew a battle between one of the Supreme Elite and seven lights would be amazing," Skuld said "but this was even better than I imagined!" Sora and I nodded, smiled, and gave each other hugs.

      Suddenly, I saw three people walking from the Castle Town. They appeared to be conversing with each other in worry and concern. They grabbed all our undivided attention. I knew who they were. The three males were walking in our direction and when they saw us, they stopped.

      "You three are Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto, Noctis's friends," I said. It truly was them in the flesh and looking like they did in Final Fantasy XV.

      "That's right, and aren't you him?" Gladio replied.

      "Yes, it is him. It must be," Ignis replied. Just then, a light corridor opened and out came Jack and the one and only Prince Noctis. When the three and Noctis saw each other, they ran to each other. Noctis embraced all of them and was overjoyed at seeing his friends. Noctis began telling his friends what happened to him. I saw Jack and went to him, hugged him, and greeted him. I asked how his journey has been and he told me about his time in Olympus Coliseum with the games, meeting Noctis, fighting Hades and the giant version of himself Jackzilla, and set a warrior of light free from the darkness. Jack told me the details of Noctis's and Hades's little deal.

      "I see, so Noctis was under Hades's control and was a tool for Hades to use in his conquest of the Magic Kingdom," I said. "Interesting. Congrats on your victories and records though. I am not surprised you won." Adrian and Shane came out of their own light corridors at the same time nearby the light and union members. Jack and I went up to them immediately and we all embraced each other. Shane recounted his time in Dwarf Woodlands and coming across a kid who threatened Snow White and Snow White defending herself. Adrian then explained his time in the Enchanted Dominion and his encounter with Maleficent and his fight with her. It was interesting to hear what's happening on my friends' journeys. I know that they are safe and okay.

      We turn back to the four friends Noctis, Ignis, Gladio, and Prompto. After they finish talking, they turn toward us. Noctis then gasps a little as he sees myself and the rest of the Elite.

      "Polemistis, Kyrios, Kidemonas, Aiton," he said addressing us and then he addressing his friends "these are the four Supreme Elite that dad has told me about back in Lucis, guys. Aiton is the one that freed me from Hades. These are the four legendary warriors we have heard the stories about."

      "I see, so you four are the legends standing here," Ignis said. "It's a pleasure to meet you four."

      "Oh cool! We know legends!" Prompto said excited "Maybe you guys can show me how you guys do your legendary fighting!"

      "Prompto, you can't learn what they know," Gladiolus replied. "What they know is from long ago." He then addressed us four. "It's an honor to meet you, great Supreme Elite." Noctis then motioned them and they all went on one knee and bowed. I went to Noctis and motioned them to rise.

      "I am glad to meet you guys," I said. A light corridor opened and the rest of the seven lights came out of it. Riku, Kairi, Ventus, Terra, Aqua, and Mickey all came out of the corridor and we began conversing with them. Donald and Goofy also came out too. They went up to Sora, Skuld, and Ephemera and then all eleven of them met the four friends from Lucis and got to know them. Another light corridor opens up and the Foretellers all come out of it. By now, including us Elite, there are twenty four people in the Central Square. The four Lucians were introduced to the Foretellers after the Foretellers greeted the lights and the Lucians conversed with them. It was fantastic to see all these people here. The Foretellers then saw us and we gave the keyblade warrior salute in greeting. They nodded, but they appeared concerned.

      "Supreme Elite, we have something important to tell you," the Leopardos Foreteller said gravely. We dropped our smiles as we heard this.

      "We have come across the Dark Elite," the Ursus Foreteller said and we gasped slightly.

      "They came in black coats and told us that they already knew where you were," the Vulpes Foreteller said. "They didn't tell their soldiers yet because they enjoyed watching the bloodshed of warriors of light." By now, the lights, union members, Lucians, magician, and captain were listening to us. That statement irritated us and we showed it.

      "If you think that will bother you, then this will infuriate you," the Anguis Foreteller said. "One of the Dark Elite said they had their soldiers go to the Disney Parks on earth and raid them. People fought back and some citizens of earth died in those parks when they fought the soldiers." We gasped and then we now became infuriated because these are people of my world; innocents we have sworn to protect.

      "There was one thing they told us that made us curious," the Unicornis Foreteller said. "They said that the truth will be revealed when you all have gathered together. We were not sure who else besides us he was talking about, but he said so and then left." Adrian, Jack, and Shane came forward and said that the Dark Elite told them that too. I was staring into space thinking about this.

      "Wait a minute," I said putting the dots together and looking at each group. "They want us to gather, you five to gather, the seven to gather..." I gasped and then chills went up my spine. Suddenly, I and my friends turn around and four dark corridors open up and four people in black coats come out of them smiling with hoods up. It was the Dark Elite. The lights, union members, Lucians, magician, and captain all gasped while the Foretellers and us Supreme Elite kept quiet. The Dark Elite only stood some few yards away from us all and smiled at us all from under their hoods.

      "Finally, you all have gathered together," one of them said.

      "I just love reunions. Especially with certain people," another said.

      "Alright, don't think about beating about the bush," I said bluntly. "Just get to the point. We all have gathered together just like you wanted. Now, tell us who you all are." The Dark Elite looked at each other and then nodded to themselves.

      "Okay then!" another one of them replied "It is time you are told the truth. Time for the revelation." The Dark Elite then took off their hoods and all twenty four of us gasped and somewhat scream. Us Supreme Elite felt our hearts go into our feet and chills go up and down our bodies. These Dark Elite are not just some people, THEY ARE US! WE ARE LOOKING AT DARK VERSIONS OF OURSELVES!!!!! They all had black hair and gold eyes, their hair styles for each were the same as our styles, their skin though was deathly pale as a ghost. It would give you chills just looking at it. They had maniacal grins and their eyes were slightly sunken in and had black eye liner around them. All twenty four of us were horrified and speechless at what we are looking at. My friends and I were most stunned since this is basically us as dark warriors.

      "I knew that darkness influenced them..." the Leopardos Foreteller tried to say "...but..."

      "We did not expect it to be like this," the Vulpes Foreteller said.

      "We knew you all would be stunned," the elite that looked like me said. "We might as well tell you all our names." He then pointed to himself, Shane's dark version, Jack's dark version, and then Adrian's dark version and speaking their respective names.

      "I am Polemos," he said. "This is Thanatos. That is Tromos, and this is Agrios." The Foretellers realized what these names meant.

      "Wait a minute," the Ursus Foreteller said "these names are not coincidental."

      "Yes," the Anguis Foreteller followed "These are Greek names. Polemos means war, thanatos means death, tromos means terror, and agrios means savage. They are all counter to your names. Polemos brings war while Polemistis means to fight against it, Kidemonas guards life while Thanatos brings death to it and destroys it, Aiton is the seeker of peace and courage while Tromos brings terror and fear, and Kyrios is the master of defending the precious while Agrios is the savage that destroys it."

      "Correct!" Polemos said joyfully "Now, why do you think that is so along with us looking exactly like the Supreme Elite here?" The Unicornis Foreteller gasped and then spoke up.

      "It's so obvious now!" he said "Supreme Elite! The reason of why they look like you four is because they are the darkness of your hearts! They came together and are the antithesis of what you are and what you are supposed to do! Ladies and gentlemen, the Dark Elite!" All twenty four of us gasped and slightly screamed again. So the Dark Elite are basically the darkness of our hearts manifested and formed together the antithesis of the Supreme Elite. Donald and Goofy got dizzy and fainted as all of this was being comprehended. The Dark Elite were now laughing hysterically, which gave me chills.

      "YOU GOT IT NOW!" Agrios screamed jubilantly.

      "How are you here then?" I asked them.

      "Well, it seems you must have them explain," Thanatos replied and he pointed in the direction next to us four Elite. I look and see the original Supreme Elite with eyes gazed down and shame and disappointment on their faces.

      "Polemistis, what is this?" I demanded.

      "Ben, we couldn't tell you this," Polemistis replied. "We were too ashamed to do so, but now, we have to tell you." The other original Elite clearly acknowledged and established that only one of them would tell the tale. Polemistis took a deep breath and began.

      "We left out certain details of our stories," he began. "While we tried to fight the darkness and collect the light, our own darkness grew and eventually, it became its own being and lived on its own. It is like Ventus's darkness taken out of his heart and becoming Vanitas. Our darkness took on our appearance and began clashing with us over and over on our journeys. One of the times we clashed with them, we were trying to protect Ventus's, Terra's, and Aqua's predecessors, Tachytito, Dynami, and Mageia from their ilk and defend the predecessors' lives, for our darkness wanted to kill the three. When the Keyblade War came, we fought them during the war, but we stopped fighting realizing that it would go nowhere."

      "We the original Supreme Elite fell to fate allowing our bodies to be destroyed, but our hearts escaped. Our darkness was also destroyed in body, but the dark substance joined our hearts and was imprisoned deep within our hearts. It was buried so far, that our successors did not see the stains. In our hearts' sleep, our light grew, but as the light grew, our darkness did too. Thousands of years of growth of both light and dark took place in our slumber. When you four came and awoke us, you took us four in, but at the same time, you set free our darkness again. The darkness of your hearts, your contact with the darkness from your fates, your contact with the darkness of your enemies in your great final battles of the Keyblade War; all of these have fueled our darkness even further. You took up the mantle unknowingly and now, you four face a darkness great and stronger than ever. More so than what you felt in Ronnie and Nick."

      All of us were stunned and speechless at the tale. This is our darkness now. We Supreme Elite now face this darkness and it's stronger than ever before. This is what Yen Sid sensed, this was the stronger darkness he described, this is the Dark Elite.

      "If you need further confirmation, then we'll change our clothing," Polemos said and all four of them stripped themselves of the black coat just like Mickey did in KH2. It only shocked us again because their clothes are the same as ours, just completely black.

      "So, we the Dark Elite have had one goal for thousands of year," Tromos said. "It was to take the light for us. Now that we know earth exists and the light there is strong and precious, we will take over earth so the Realm of Light will be easy as pie. So now that you know the tales, I think I should now tell you four this again: stop defending earth or you'll pay the price." The Dark Elite all grinned while I gritted my teeth and had keyblade in hand. Just then, a sword blade was put in front of me; it looked familiar. I look to my right and I see Noctis looking right at the Dark Elite and having his sword in front of me as a sign of him protecting me.

      "You will not harm Polemistis or any of the Supreme Elite," Noctis said firmly.

      "That's right!" Sora now stood next to me on my left with keyblade in hand and glared at the Dark Elite too. Everyone else came up and stood right behind as a way of showing support with weapons in hand. The Dark Elite did not smile, but their expressions showed they have a disadvantage. Then, they smirked and nodded.

      "Heh, alright, that's how it is then," Polemos said. "I will show you Polemistis why you should stop defending earth and the light. I will burn it into your memory. You already had a taste of it and now I will show it all to you." Then, the Dark Elite disappear into a dark corridor. I stare at the spot where they disappeared and take everything that has happened in. Now, I know who they are and it's a battle between the Supreme Elite and the Dark Elite; between the four of us and the darkness of our hearts.


Edited by KingdomHearts3, 16 April 2016 - 10:00 AM.


#28 The Transcendent Key

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 11:48 PM

Whoa, what an exhilarating chapter!!!  The battle between Sora and Ben was amazing, the cameos from the former Organization members made me smile, and the explanation of how the Dark Elite came to be was badass!  Definitely interesting!  I can't wait to read more! :D

 

Also, the poster for your story, my good friend, for all here in this thread to see! :D

 

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:17 PM

Chapter 9: Moving Forward 

      Yen Sid in his magic saw the whole event transpire. After he dissipated the cloud that he looked through to see what happened in Radiant Garden, he sat looking down into space with distraught and some disbelief. He sensed a strong darkness rise up not long after the Keyblade War ended. Now, he sees what this darkness looks like and learns the tale of how it came to be. Thousands of years of slumber and growth and then contact with dark forces from the Keybade War have created this darkness so strong and powerful. However, all of this wasn't what bothered Yen Sid the most. What bothered him most was this was now the Supreme Elite's burden to carry. They did not ask for this nor did they know; those two facts only made this worse. Yen Sid wondered what now and how to defeat this enemy? It seems like this enemy will not go down easily at all. It will fight back with much vigor. Yen Sid began to look through books to see what he can find. A dark corridor then opened up in his office and out came Lea. 

      "Hey master," Lea said. "I was in Radiant Garden when a group of dark husks came and demanded Xehanort's research. Boy, thank goodness Ben, Sora, and their two friends came along or it would have been bad news. He told me to come to you and ask you about what's going on." Yen Sid nodded and felt rather relieved with more help coming.

      "I am glad you are here," Yen Sid said "for your help is needed most urgently." Yen Sid then explained to Lea the new enemy and what he just saw. Lea kept a straight face as he listened while nodding here and there. Basically, he just learned this new enemy will be very powerful and dangerous. 

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      After the Dark Elite left and the original Supreme Elite returned back into us, we the Supreme Elite were stunned with what we just saw. It was one thing to fight forces of darkness, but this one is our darkness. On top of it all, it had been like a parasite as its darkness grew alongside the light of the original Supreme Elite. We had no clue it was happening all along let alone forget an important lesson: the stronger one's light, the stronger their darkness. All of us were silent for a bit of time. Goofy and Donald came out of their faint spell and stood up while shaking their heads. It felt like hours though because the impact of discovering who the Dark Elite were was that large. It took a while for someone to speak up, but it was Prompto who spoke up.

      "Uh... what do we do now?" he asked.

      "Even I must ask that question too," Ignis acknowledged. He then addressed the Foretellers. "What do we do now Foretellers?" They were still silent, but one spoke up.

      "Well, it's obvious what must be done," the Unicornis foreteller said. The rest of them nodded and looked at each other while nodding.

      "Yes, there is only one thing left to do now," the Vulpes foreteller said. "We fight back this enemy in anyway possible."

      "How could we do that?" Riku asked "I can sense a very strong darkness in them. In fact, it's pure and it's stronger than Vanitas. It even seems stronger than Master Xehanort and his twelve selves were."

      "Not only that great light," Gladiolus followed "these four could be anywhere in this realm. They could be in Lucis, this kingdom, in another dominion, anywhere in general. It will be finding four needles in an endless haystack."

      "Would we really end up splitting up and finding each one?" Ephemera asked the Foretellers. The Leopardos foreteller nodded in reply.

      "In my judgment, that seems the only reasonable way," he replied. "However, I think in this case, us Foretellers are not the ones whom you should inquire for direction and instruction." Everyone had confused looks on their faces.

      "Huh? Not you?" Sora asked. "If not you, then who do we go to?" The Leopardos Foreteller motions to me without saying a word.

      "Of course! The Supreme Elite! Who else?!" Ventus exclaimed.

      "I think that's a great idea," Terra said. "Luckily, they are strong enough to fight back against their darkness. I wasn't strong enough to fight mine and did not get it right until the seven of us fought Master Xehanort. I can learn from the best as well. We all can learn from the best."

      "What do you think Supreme Elite?" Skuld asked. "Do you think this is smart?" Adrian, Jack, and Shane turned around and faced them.

      "Yeah actually," Adrian replied. "I mean, we need to find them and put an end to their chaos. They also could be anywhere."

      "It would make sense to just pair up," Shane interjected. "Thank goodness we have an even number here. We even have some extra help if needed."

      "What do you think Ben?" Jack asked "What's your opinion on all of this?" Jack then turned his face and looked at me. "Hm? Ben?" I did not answer for I was staring down into space in thought as well as feeling horrible.

      "Ben? You okay?" Aqua asked. "You can tell us. You told Terra, Ven and I plenty of things before on our last journey." Sora then came by my side and put a hand on my shoulder in a friendly way.

      "What's wrong bud?" he asked. I breathed in, turned my face up, and breathed out. Then I finally spoke up.

      "I feel horrible like I just got punched in the stomach," I said. "This is our darkness alive and stronger than it ever was. This had been living on our growth, power, and experiences and contacts with darkness like it was a parasite. Now, it has been set loose and now runs rampant trying to destroy us. I feel at fault in a slight way."

      "Oh Ben," Adrian replied "this isn't our fault. This is a burden passed on. Yes, they had been growing as our light did and fed off of our darkness, but now, we get passed that and get to work and destroy these guys." I immediately looked at him with distress and with slight anger.

      "It's easier said than done, isn't it?!" I snapped. He jumped a little. I then sigh, shake my head and continue. "Don't you remember what we said, acknowledged, and promised to do in Epcot? We realized our duty and promise is to protect the least among us. Our job is to protect people on Earth who can't defend themselves as well as around the Realm of Light. That was our job, that was our duty, that was our PROMISE! Then what happened? First, Jack hears of someone who lost friends in Disneyland Paris, then we hear the Foretellers tell us that the Dark Elite had been raiding the Disney Parks around Earth creating chaos AND kill innocent people! Do you not realize the heaviness of the situation?! This has our fingerprints all over it! Our darkness has caused chaos and ruin for others including the people we have sworn to protect. Now they can barely be found and while we search for them, we allow the defenseless to be attacked."

      Everyone was now somber and silent as I gave them much food for thought. Sora took his hand off of my shoulder, crossed his arms and thought about everything I said. I even left my friends and the Foretellers speechless. I turned away looking down with sorrow. How do we fight this? These four could be anywhere and they have a dark army that is everywhere in all worlds. They could strike one place while distracting us in another. That other place could be Earth and I can't bear to see and hear of more people of Earth dying. I felt a hand on my left shoulder and I look over it and see my master of Leopardos.

      "Gosh Ben," Mickey said speaking up "I never thought you have felt that way before. I knew you wanted to protect the Magic Kingdom along with Walt Disney World as well as the rest of the Disney lands, but I never realized it meant more to you than protecting the resorts."

      "Oh Ben, don't lose hope," Kairi said. "You can't lose hope or you'll give them what they want. You can do it."

      "Polemistis," the Leopardos Foreteller said with a smile and calling me that name with respect "you unknowingly inherited this darkness. You couldn't help nor avoid it. It had been attached to the original Elite since the beginning. Now, they may be all over the place, but there are plenty of us and we can spread out and search as well as protect." I nodded and chuckled a little.

      "It sounds nice," I replied. "I question myself some whether I can fight this darkness." There was some mumbling among everyone and my master took his hand off of my shoulder.

      "What is this?" I hear someone say sharply. I look up and I see it was Noctis and he appeared to be a little disgruntled. "What am I hearing? Am I really hearing the Supreme Elite doubt his ability?" I was rather stunned to see Noctis so passionate about this and about me. I quickly glanced over to Noct's friends and they look a little confused as well.

      "Gawrsh, Noctis over there seems a little bit active," Goofy whispered to Donald.

      "Yeah, I noticed too," Donald replied. He then asked Prompto. "Is Noctis ever like this?" Prompto shook his head.

      "He's never like this," he replied. "He hasn't been that passionate about something since we took back the throne from Niflheim."

      "Noctis, are you okay?" Ignis asked Noctis. Noctis still faced me ignoring the question.

      "You've never been this passionate about anything else besides saving Lucis," Gladio said. "What's going on? What are you doing?" Noctis still ignored them and still looked at me. I was rather stunned at the questioning and I couldn't respond.

      "I never would have pictured in my wildest dreams at least one of the greatest warriors would doubt himself and his abilities," Noctis kept going. "It seems that I have to restore some faith in you." He backed up and then waved his hand summoning six different swords. Everyone else quickly moved backwards and made room for Noctis and myself. I was stunned and gasped at seeing Noctis summon his weapons. The swords orbited around him at a moderate speed.

      "If you doubt your abilities now," he said "then I will restore your faith in what you can do. Summon your keyblade!" I summoned Ultimate Apocalypse and just stood there. He nodded seeing my keyblade in hand.

      "Prepare yourself and let us begin!" he shouted. I took stance and then he grabbed one of his swords making the others disappear. He then prepared and we both charged at each other and clash. We was very skilled. He was also fast too. I found it interesting how he has such skill yet the keyblade did not choose him. I shrugged it off and continued fighting. He used his signature warp strike many times. Plus, he kept on changing weapons ranging in size from small to large. Plus, he did no use the same one twice in a row and had no pattern so with all of this together, I was forced to use barrier and block because he came from different sides when he did his attacking. I got physical as I always did, but Noctis was becoming more aggressive. He kicked me backwards and then jumped all over me.

      I teleported behind him to avoid being mauled. It helped getting myself back on track. We clashed over and over with sparks flying, but then I put some dots together. I thought about Ventus's strike raid and Noct's warp strike. Then I realized there is an attack in KHX where both are combined together in an attack used in the ancient arts of keyblade fighting: Blitz Raid. Noctis and I clashed and in a brief lock, I countered with my free hand firing a shockwave that sent Noctis backwards a ways. He then jumped up and then did his signature Warp Strike. However, I was ready for it and moved out of the way of his throw just in time and when he teleported to his sword, I jumped out of the way backwards and through my keyblade at him. I then teleported to where my keyblade would be after it struck, caught it, threw it again and did this about five to six times. I performed Blitz Raid against Noctis and at the end, with an overhead strike, sent him backwards some twenty yards. He rolled back and landed on his feet. He looked at me and nodded.

      "I see, so you have created a new attack based off of mine and one of the keyblade," Noctis said.

      "Actually, it's one used from before the Keyblade War," I replied. "I realized how similar your warp strike is to it and decided to use Blitz Raid."

      "Ah, so that's it's name," Noctis said. "Very well. I still am not finished yet. You haven't fully restored your faith yet. I will force your hand then!" He then charged at me and was even more aggressive than before. We clashed over and over before we ended up in a stalemate. We held it not giving the other leeway. Then, an idea came to me. I looked over at the Leopardos Foreteller and he had his arms folded and was smiling. He nodded at me when I looked at him. Clearly, he must have known what I was thinking. I nodded in reply, pushed Noctis off of me and then performed an attack only the Foretellers really know how to do. I performed Zantetsuken over and over going in different directions against Noctis and the last one was the strongest and almost as fast as a lightning strike. Noctis was stunned and went on one knee trying to not collapse. He breathed heavily for a few moments. He then looked up at me, stood up, and nodded with a smile.

      "I now have erased any doubts of yours, have I not?" he asked. I came out of stance and nodded with a smile. I now realize I can destroy my darkness and I can defend the least among us. It will be hard, but now impossible.

      "Thank you Noctis," I said. He nodded in reply. I then turn to my friends and the Foretellers.

      "Very good," the Leopardos Foreteller said smiling. "No one besides us can really master such an attack. You are the first to do so. Congratulations." I smiled and nodded.

      "The plan is a good one," I said to all of my friends and Foretellers "I think we should go through with it and pair up." I then take charge and start assigning partners. "Adrian, you go with Terra. Jack, you go with Ephemera. Skuld, you go with Kairi." Prompto interrupted my assigning.

      "Oh, oh! I want to go with Aqua!" he said raising his hand and hopping up and down. I sigh as does Gladio.

      "You're getting put with whomever he finds necessary," Gladio said. "I know how you get jumpy around girls, but calm yourself. This is not a game."

      "Awwwww!" Prompto said while slouching in disappointment.

      "Ugh, Foreteller of Ursus, please go with him," I said. "He'll need someone to watch over him."

      "I am more than willing to do so," he replied.

      "I wish to partner with you Polemistis," Noctis said. "With your permission of course."

      "Thank you, but I think you'll be best with Aqua," I reply. "You'll like how she fights and you can tell her everything you want to; I have before." I glance at her and smile and she smiles back. Noctis though appeared a little dissatisfied, but he put his hand to his heart and bowed. "Mickey, you'll come with me. I have wanted to see how his majesty fights for a while now. Sora and Ventus, you two will be together. Do NOT mess around. Foreteller of Vulpes, go with Riku. Foreteller of Unicornis, go with Gladio. Foreteller of Anguis, go with Ignis. Finally, sa bo nim, Foreteller of Leopardos, go with Shane." Everyone nodded and all went to their own partners. Mickey and I smiled at each other and grabbed each other's gloved hand. Eleven separate light corridors opened up and we all went to different worlds and began our quest to beat back the Dark Elite. Now with my doubt gone, thanks to Noctis, I now look ahead to what's in store and I along with my friends move forward.

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      Axeron, Soraxan, Derron, and Braxon were at a distance out of sight from the Supreme and Dark Elites, seven lights, four Lucians, royals knights captain, magician, and the Foretellers. They were stunned at what they saw.

      "If we are the Supreme Elite," Derron asked Axeron "how do we handle this Dark Elite?"

      "Well, we can't take them on if we haven't defeated the Supreme Elite, can we?" Axeron responded.

      "So what are you thinking?" Soraxan asked.

      "It's quite simple," Axeron replied "we defeat the seven lights and then we defeat these fakes. Yeah these Dark Elite call themselves what we heard them call them, but really though, they are not much different than the fakes. Once we defeat the frauds we have been at a rivalry with, we can defeat the so-called Dark Elite. Then and only then, we can officially prove we are the true Supreme Elite."

      "You do remember that this Dark Elite is darkness more powerful than the thirteen darknesses, right?" Braxon asked. "If they are that strong, then what's the secret to defeating them?"

      "We look for it," Axeron replied. "I think we are in the right place to start getting answers and they are not far away." He smirked and then looked up at the Radiant Garden castle nodding. "We ask for answers politely."


Edited by KingdomHearts3, 16 April 2016 - 10:00 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:13 PM

Grrrr, my stupid quota's keeping me from liking this chapter!!!!! D:

 

But omg, wow, this chapter was amazing!  I loved how Noctis was so passionate about restoring Ben's faith in himself, and I found that their duel was excellent!  Lol, and I found it funny how Prompto wanted to go with Aqua! (I mean, who doesn't? ;)) And well, now that our heroes are gathered and have teamed up, let's hope they can be able to find the Dark Elite and take them out before they cause more harm to innocents!

 

Also, I fear that the "real" Supreme Elite are going to get in the way of our heroes more than once in this story! Hmm, it's going to be interesting!  But yeah, great chapter! :D



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Chapter 10: Fighting Back

      We were all about to leave Radiant Garden when I realized that I forgot to ask the Foretellers something.

      "Oh wait, Foretellers!" I called and they turned to face me just before they entered their corridors. "I wanted to ask you, what are your names?"

      "Ah yes," my master said "we never told you. We wanted to keep our names unknown so we remain low profile and off the radar." Then they each presented themselves.

      "Master Gula of Leopardos," my master said.

      "Master Ava of Vulpes," Adrian's master said.

      "Master Ira of Unicornis," Shane's master said.

      "Master Invi of Anguis," Jack's master said.

      "Master Aced of Ursus," the last master said.

      "Ah, I see," I reply. "Thank you. Now I can properly address you all." They all nod and so we walk through our corridors with our partners.

      "Okay Mickey," I say "let's get going. I am curious to see how you fight and I am glad I can." Mickey nodded and we walk through the corridor. While we walked, I talked to him about everything from my duties to the purpose of them and while I feel that way. Mickey listened and was gracious enough to advise and guide where he could. I could have talked to him for hours. After a while, we come out in the Disney Town Main Plaza. Disney characters from the old Mickey cartoons, or rather his old documentaries of his adventures, walking to and fro all over the place. We see the triplets and Horace Horsecollar at the ice cream shop talking. Mickey motions me to follow and we go to the shop. Horace sees Mickey and is joyful seeing his king.

      "Why your majesty!" he said "Sure is great to see you back!"

      "Welcome back your majesty!" the triplets said in unison.

      "Great to be back fellas," Mickey replied. "This is Ben, one of the Supreme Elite I have talked about. He also goes by Polemistis." The crowd of characters around overheard, applauded, and greeted me. Some shook my hands when greeting me. I waved to all and shook hands. I then turn back to the gang and see Mickey with a nervous face and him rubbing the back of his head.

      "Gosh, maybe I should keep it down a little," Mickey said nervously.

      "It's okay Mickey. Just part of the job," I replied.

      "Wow, so you're one of the Elite?! Awesome!" Huey exclaimed.

      "It'd be great if you bought some ice cream from us," Dewey said. "We haven't sold anything all week. This stinks!"

      "Unca Scrooge sure would be disappointed if he learns we haven't sold a thing," Louie said. I waved my hand and a sack of 5000 munny appears in my hand.

      "Here boys," I said tossing them the sack "that is for the ice cream and whatever is left you keep." Their faces lit up when they saw the sack.

      "Oh boy! Thanks there!" Huey said.

      "We'll make sure this is the best ice cream ever!" Louie said and the triplets got to work. It took them some time, but after about five minutes, they were all done.

      "We made special flavor for you: Supreme Sundae," Dewey said.

      "Oh my, I wish I had my own flavor," Horace said. The ice cream looked absolutely delightful. It had two scoops of regular and dark chocolate ice cream with some chocolate syrup. There was also a scoop of vanilla in there too also with chocolate syrup. There were rainbow sprinkles all over it and the mouse ears were made of dark chocolate. There were four keyblades made of dark and white chocolate.

      "Why don't you try it?" Mickey suggested. I looked for a place to bite and I took a bite. It tasted like the ice cream from the Main Street Creamery in Walt Disney World and that ice cream is to die for so this is a complement.

      "What do you think?" Louie asked.

      "Mmm! Geez a loo!" I say with mouth slightly full and then I swallow. "This was amazing!" The triplets nodded and smiled.

      "Hey, why don't you come to the fruitball court and play some fruitball?" Horace offered. I finished my ice cream and then answered.

      "Thanks, but Mickey and I have a mission to do," I said. "Maybe when I visit again, I will." Mickey and I then bid them well and leave for the said court. When we get there, nothing at first, but once we get into the middle of the court, heartless appear and surround us. Mickey and I summon our keyblades, take stance and attack the horde. It was not easy, nor was it difficult beating these things, but it was possible. I managed to watch Mickey here and there fight. Every attack he did, he had it flow. All of his attacks and magic usage flowed together as he fought. There was no awkward transition and nothing that didn't belong was present. He kept his speed and power up while he did all of this. It made me realize that I need to learn how to make my fighting flow together. Soon, Mickey and I were back to back and surrounded. We had to think of option B in handling these.

      "What say you Mickey?" I asked.

      "Just follow my lead. I think I have a plan," he replied.

      "You mean to tell me...?" I asked and he nodded. I had a feeling of what he was planning to do. The heartless jumped and Mickey and I then struck.

      "Let's team up!" Mickey called.

      "Pathetic..." I say and we both perform Burst of Faith. It destroyed and knocked back some heartless while keeping the rest at bay. Any that tried to break through was hit back.

      "Now!" Mickey shouted.

      "Take this!" I shouted and we break off sending sparks and a few fireworks all around destroying a few more heartless. It was easier now and we took care of the rest. When we finished, we were about to walk to the Raceway, but I froze in place. I sensed something... unwelcome in the area. Mickey turned to me and to ask what the issue is, but he noticed my uneasy face and remained silent. I still had keyblade in hand so I counted to three one thousand and when I did, I turned around and threw my keyblade to a rooftop. I hear a shing sound and see a dark figure on a rooftop stand up abruptly with my keyblade in his chest near his throat. He then falls to the pavement in a sickening thud. Mickey and I walk up to the body and see it's a dark soldier from the Dark Elite. The body disintegrated into dark particles and I used my magic to have the keyblade do the same. I turn to look at Mickey and our faces fill up with concern. We now know that they can be anywhere including this world. We walk on to the Raceway and enter the registration. A few people were signing up for a race and a race was under way. Chip and Dale were at the registrar's desk. Their faces beamed when they saw Mickey.

      "Your majesty! Welcome back!" Chip exclaimed.

      "Your majesty! What Chipper said!" Dale followed.

      "Hiya fellas," Mickey said. "I want you to meet Ben. He's one of the Supreme Elite and goes by Polemistis too." The few people registering overheard and came up to me to greet me and shake my hand. Then they went back to signing up.

      "Wow! So you're one of the Elite! That's great!" Chip said.

      "Yeah! It'd be even better if you signed up for a race!" Dale followed.

      "Thanks, but Mickey and I have business to attend to," I reply. "Maybe when I visit, I'll sign up."

      "Cool! We'll be waiting for you!" Chip said. Mickey and I then left the registration.

      "Hey Mickey, we should check on the cornerstone," I suggested. "The Dark Elite will probably be after that and its power." Mickey nodded and we head to the castle gates. Once we enter, we see Minnie in the Courtyard looking at the gardens. When she sees Mickey, she runs to him in joy. Mickey does so too with her.

      "Mickey!" she cries.

      "Minnie!" he cries and they hug each other.

      "I'm so happy you're back," she said and then she let go and looks at me. "I see you brought a friend too."

      "This is Ben, one of the Supreme Elite who also goes by Polemistis," Mickey said.

      "It's a pleasure Minnie," I said.

      "It's nice to meet you Ben. Oh, oh dear, I mean Polemistis," she said.

      "It's okay. You can call me either one," I said.

      "Say uh, Minnie, have you seen anything weird happen around here?" Mickey asked. Minnie now looked worried.

      "I'm afraid I have," she said. "I saw dark keyblade wielders just outside the raceway and they looked like they were observing us. I fear they could be after the cornerstone."

      "Don't worry Minnie, we'll take care of it," I consoled. She looked up at me, smiled and nodded. I bent down and hugged her and she giggled. Mickey and I parted from her and went to the Audience Chamber. There we went into the stairway and into the Hall of the Cornerstone under the throne. We come upon the room and see the cornerstone there alive like a beating heart. We looked at the cornerstone for a while and then I spoke up.

      "You know," I began grabbing the mouse's attention "this is what keeps the light alive. Walt Disney knew you existed and knew this world existed. He recorded your adventures and showed you existed while also avoiding directly saying so out of fear of derision. The Disney Parks are all based off of this world and so because of this world, the light from the parks lives on. If the Dark Elite take the cornerstone's power for them, then this world will fall to darkness and the light from the Disney parks will die too."

      "I knew Uncle Walt well," Mickey said. "We were partners for life. The statue of him and I was a real event that happened. I was in Disneyland with him and Uncle Walt and I were looking around. Nobody noticed us there. Uncle Walt pointed out the park and showed me how far it went. A picture was taken of us together and that's what the statue is based off of. It's now hidden somewhere where no one could find it. Uncle Walt and I were pals and were partners for life." I held Mickey's hand and the two of us had a bonding moment.

      Suddenly, Minnie came running down the stairs with great worry.

      "Boys! Dark keyblade wielders are attacking!" she shouted to us exasperated. We both ran out of the hall to the Main Plaza and found a group of about fifteen dark soldiers. They were looking around while people were running away and taking cover.

      "So this is where it is," one soldier said. Another noticed Mickey and I and pointed us out to the captain.

      "Hey, there are Polemistis and the king. They know where it is," he said. The soldiers marched toward us and stopped a couple yards away. Mickey and I had determination in our faces and Minnie stayed behind me and looked out from behind me. I was going to protect her no matter what.

      "Polemistis and your majesty," the captain said "we are soldiers-" he didn't even finish before I cut him off.

      "We know who you are and why you're here," I said bluntly. "We are not going to hand the cornerstone to the Dark Elite."

      "Oh really?" one soldier who looked like he was fifteen said "Then I guess we will have to be more assertive then." He cracked his knuckles and summoned his keyblade and was advancing a little, but the captain put his hand in front of the kid stopping him.

      "Watch it pal," I said darkly.

      "We remain civil until civility breaks down," the captain said. "Or shall I have to Dark Elite hear you botched the job because of your hot headedness?"

      "Yes sir," the kid said. He then kept his gaze on me and looked rather unhappy. I did not flinch and kept my determined look.

      "Your highness, great Elite," the dark captain began "we need to obtain the cornerstone. For the Dark Elite to obtain true order, they must obtain as much power as possible to do so. They need to hearts of the worlds to achieve that goal. So, please lead us to the cornerstone and hand it to us and no one needs to get hurt."

      "Heh, you think I am falling for this 'true order' nonsense?" I asked "I have experienced enough deceit from darkness to know that I will hear anything that will drop my guard. I won't let them have it."

      "You don't want this to become bloodshed do you?" the captain asked and now all of them have summoned their keyblades and had them at the ready. I smirked at the sight. Then fifteen light keyblade warriors appeared from light corridors behind Mickey and I with keyblade in hand.

      "It depends on who's blood is shed," I said and Mickey and I summoned our keyblades too.

      "Fine then," the captain said. "Men, CHAAAAAAAARRRRRRGE!" Both sides then clashed and a battle broke out between the two sides. I fought some dark keyblade soldiers and Mickey fought the captain. I did not fight the kid though which was interesting. Everything was happening so fast and it was rough keeping track. Minnie did go back to the castle to brace herself. Spells were flying and hitting some structures, but nothing collapsed thanks goodness. For a while, both sides appeared to be in a stalemate with one soldier dead on each side. When I am in a lock with a dark soldier, I hear the triplets scream to me from behind.

      "Ben! Minnie's in trouble!" they screamed. I only nodded and then broke the lock and slashed across the soldiers abdomen and then his throat. I look around briefly; where is the kid? I run to the triplets and they point to the castle. I nod and head into the castle to the Audience Chamber and into the Hall of the Cornerstone. I see the kid there holding Minnie hostage. He noticed me and shows the grip he has on Minnie with his keyblade to her throat.

      "I'm glad you're here to see this!" he said with a maniacal grin "Now, unless you want to see her majesty die a painful death I suggest you hand over the cornerstone." I was about to do something, but he brought the blade closer to her throat.

      "Uh uh uh!" he said "I wouldn't do that or she tastes cold metal." I was frustrated. I couldn't attack or Minnie dies.

      "Ben! Don't you listen to him!" she shouted. He only pressed his blade harder against her throat.

      "I would keep quiet or your death will be painful my lady!" he warned. I sighed and unsummoned my keyblade. The kid looked pleased seeing my resignation.

      "Ah, now you get it," he said. "Now all that tough talk from earlier defying and insulting the Dark Elite was all for nothing. Now, if you please." I nodded.

      "Sure, but there is one thing I must tell you," I said.

      "Oh? What is that?" he asked.

      "You shouldn't underestimate me," I said. He appeared confused at the statement. "Never underestimate the Supreme Elite." With my magic I motion my open hand and make a pulling motion making a fist. My keyblade appeared behind the kid and struck him in the back making him scream and lose his grasp of Minnie. She gasped and saw her opening and used the spell she used against Pete in KH3D.

      "Light!" she shouted and she sent the kid back a bit making him scream again. Minnie freed from the bond, ran to my side and I hugged her thanking God she was alright. The kid slowly go up breathing through his teeth in fury.

      "Grrrrggghhh!" he growled "No one defies the Dark Elite! I'll make you pay for this!"

      "Minnie get out of here! Get to safety! I'll be fine here!" I shouted to her.

      "No! I'll stay here and fight too!" she said bravely. I didn't argue and we readied ourselves. The soldier ran to me and was about to jump and attack, but Minnie in her cleverness fired a light orb at him sending him backwards. I nodded and charged at him putting the pressure on him. He was slippery and he would get out of situations where I think I would have him. However, whenever he was open slightly, Minnie would fire a spell at him catching him. He growled and charged right at her, but I teleported in front of him and clashed with him again. Eventually, Minnie and I were on two sides of the kid perpendicular to each other and he was blocking my spells I was firing. Minnie was about to fire one, but the kid threw his keyblade at her! She did not see it coming and could only brace herself.

      "NOOOOOOO!!!!!" I scream and everything happened like slow motion. I ran and lunged myself between the keyblade and Minnie. I got hit and a large gash was made all over my abdomen. I fell in front of Minnie harmed and hurt. I was motionless and Minnie looked at me and now was exasperated. The kid was now jubilant at my apparent downfall.

      "HA! I DID IT!" he screamed "Polemos will be proud of me knowing I killed Polemistis! And now, I shall take what I need and take my leave. And so passeth the worthy opponent who died in vain protecting the world." Minnie was trying to keep me awake, but the blood loss was taking its toll and I lost consciousness and started feeling cold. However, I immediately felt warm and I awoke with light surrounding me, my clothes white with gold trim and pattern, and floating off from the ground. The pattern on my clothes was in the shape of a heart. I realized the power of Kingdom Hearts has saved me from death again and healed my wound. The kid had horror on his face as he saw me. I floated down to the ground and the light receded, but my clothes were still the same.

      "Wha- what is this?!" he screamed.

      "I told you did I not?" I said and light surrounded me again. "Do not mess with the Supreme Elite." My keyblade is also white with gold edges and patterns and so I raised it up, and the power of the cornerstone was drawn from the cornerstone itself into my keyblade. Then, in a flash, I show up in front of the soldier and attack with amazing speed and power. He could not do a thing, but take the punishment. I then stab him through the stomach making my keyblade visible out the other side of his body, but instead of blood, his body began dissipating into dark particles. He screamed in agony the whole time and it went away once he disappeared. The light receded and my clothes went back to their normal colors along with my keyblade, which I unsummoned. I turned to Minnie and approached her.

      "Are you alright?" I asked.

      "Yes I am," she replied. "Thank you for saving me. That was quite amazing."

      "Yeah... it was," I said. Minnie and I went quickly out of the hall and back to the Main Plaza. Fortunately, Mickey was okay and all dark keyblade warriors were dead and bodies disintegrating into particles. I did the same with the keyblades with my magic. Unfortunately, some light soldiers were killed and their bodies were also disintegrated, but the keyblades remained behind and were gather by the eight remaining soldiers. I thank them and they give the salute, then they depart. Mickey came up to us worried.

      "Are you okay?" he asked.

      "Yes I am. Ben saved me and the cornerstone," Minnie said smiling.

      "Gosh, thank you pal!" Mickey said relieved. I nodded and gave the salute. Mickey then motioned me to bring my ear to him.

      "Tell me, did you use the power of Kingdom Hearts recently?" he asked quietly into my ear. I nodded in reply.

      "I see because we all saw the moon over the castle glow and then it disappeared," he said. I nodded in thought. So it's not just keyblade warriors of light that are fighting back, the light is fighting back too and used me as a vessel to do so. Kingdom Hearts is fighting back.


Edited by KingdomHearts3, 13 May 2016 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:23 PM

This was a refreshing chapter.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:28 PM

Good lord, this was an amazing chapter!  I loved it!  Excellent work!  That was quite the intense battle, and for a moment, I was panicking because I thought Ben had just died!  But thankfully, Kingdom Hearts saved him anew!  It seems as though Kingdom Hearts is taking an active role in this conflict!  Most interesting! :3

 

Also, loved the Mickey and Uncle Walt scene!  That was pretty nice! :3



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Chapter 11: For a Purpose
      Aqua and Noctis were walking through the Castle of Dreams on the way to the palace. They haven't spoken much, but Aqua would make conversation her and there and Noctis would answer. He would ask some questions about her and the keyblade and she would tell him what she knew and learned.
      "So Master Aqua," he asked "is it possible that I could one day hold a keyblade?"
      "Well, the keyblade chooses the master," she replied "but maybe if you have a certain piece in your heart and you do what is right, then maybe one day it will choose you." She smiled sweetly at him and he just nodded. Noctis is not one for smiling nor being all bright and cheery. He's always serious and usually determined. Aqua tried to lighten up the atmosphere here and there to break from the seriousness.
      "So tell me, we are here in the Castle of Dreams for what purpose?" he asked her.
      "We're here to check on Cinderella to see if she's okay," Aqua replied. "The Dark Elite will be after all sources of power and that means the princesses of heart are fair game to them. We have to protect them from any danger." Noctis nodded in understanding and they continued onward to the palace. On the way just before reaching the gates, they came across a group of heartless containing rhapsodies, shadows, and some darkballs and neoshadows. Aqua summoned her keyblade and Noctis summoned his swords and grabbed one making the rest disappear. The two of them were forced to stand back to back as the heartless encircled them.
      "I see were are surrounded," Noctis pointed out.
      "Not the first time I've been surrounded by the enemy," Aqua replied "nor will it be the last. Still, this is part of keeping Cinderella safe so we have to defeat these things." Noctis nodded and the two of them charged after the heartless. Aqua used plenty of magic since that's her specialty and even used a few keyblade transformations such as the bow and arrow she uses on her keyblade glider. Noctis on the other hand did what he usually did in his usual way. That is, he performed his warp strike here and there and fight one on one with the heartless. Aqua was a little impressed with Noctis and so she charged up energy and used Ghost Drive and began attack and warping.
      "Impressive Master Aqua," Noctis said while fighting "I guess I have a bunch to learn."
      "You don't need to," Aqua replied while also fighting. "They way you fight is perfect for you." Soon, the prince and master defeated all heartless and the two of them walk into the palace courtyard. At the stairs, Cinderella is found there speaking with the Grand Duke. Aqua and Noctis see them and head in the direction. Cinderella and the Duke notice the prince and light and turn their attention toward them. Cinderella's face lights up and the Duke seems pleased.
      "Hello Cinderella," Aqua said with a smile.
      "Aqua!" Cinderella said and she rushed to her and held her hand. "It's so good to see you here."
      "I am glad to see you're doing okay," Aqua said and then turned her face to the Duke. "Your grace." The Duke nodded.
      "Very good to see you young lady," the Duke replied.
      "Oh my, who is your new friend?" Cinderella asked Aqua noticing Noctis.
      "Your highness, I am Prince Noctis of Lucis," Noct replied and went on one knee and bowed. "It's an honor to meet you Princess Cinderella." Cinderella giggled a little and raised Noctis up.
      "Oh there's no need to be so formal," she said raising him up and then gave him a kiss on the cheek. He smiled a little and chuckled a little too. Aqua then became serious and got down to business.
      "Cinderella, your grace," Aqua said "Noct and I are here because of something very important." Cinderella and the Duke lost the smiles from their faces and became serious now. "There are a group of four people called the Dark Elite. You know of the Supreme Elite and their heroism. The Dark Elite are exactly the opposite. They want power and a new order for everyone. In order to get that power, you are fair game since you are pure light." Cinderella was taken aback and gasped some when hearing she was in danger.
      "Your highness," Noctis said "we will do everything in our power to make sure you are safe. I will put myself in danger to make sure your safe even if I die doing so." Aqua was looking at him with eyes slightly closed and she was suspicious now. Again, he is acting fiery and with impulse. He is not that way ever, not even personality wise is he like this. Cinderella's face became calmer and her usual smile appeared again.
      "Thank you," she said nodding. "Well I guess I better tell my husband that we have company here and they will be looking for me. Please be careful." Aqua and Noctis nodded.
      "I shall inform his majesty immediately," the Duke said. Both Cinderella and Noctis nodded and the Duke and princess went into the castle to notify the king and Prince Charming respectively of the Dark Elite's movements. Aqua and Noctis went into the castle as well and decided to walk through and see if there are any undesirables in the castle. However, Aqua had to know something from Noctis.
      "Noctis," she said "I want to ask you something. What are you doing? Why are you acting so impulsive and acting so boldly? First it was with Ben in Radiant Garden and now you are doing so with Cinderella here. Is there something you aren't telling us?" Noctis looked down and they both stopped walking. They were in the Corridor when she asked him. Noctis stared down in silence for a while and then finally looked back up at Aqua.
      "I was going through the worlds one time," he began "and then I somehow came upon Hades's quarters. He was there and was pleased that I showed up on time. He clearly set a trap and I fell into it into his headquarters. He told me that I can leave only if I did what he said. I complied and he told me that I had to defeat the Supreme Elite Aiton to earn my freedom. I had to accept the darkness though and make it a part of me. When I learned that he lied, I felt used and had no purpose. I am going to become king of Lucis when my dad, Regis, dies. I have felt I need to have a purpose again and need to prove myself as someone worthy to take up the throne and rule all Lucians. How could I do that if I am nothing more than a tool and really am not worthy? I assumed impressing the seven lights and Supreme Elite and becoming their ally and friend and gaining their approval will give me purpose again and show that I am worthy to become king." Aqua was moved with compassion for Noctis and turned his face toward her's.
      "Don't think you need to gain our trust and approval to gain a purpose and worth," Aqua said. "You had a purpose from before your time with Hades and after. Just because he tricked you doesn't mean you now have no purpose and need to prove something. If your father always thought you as worthy to become king, then it would be no different with us." Noctis smiled slightly and chuckled.
      "Thank you master," he said. "That means a lot to me." Aqua smiled and nodded.
      "Ben, Shane, Jack, and Adrian would all agree too," Aqua followed. "You have a special place in their hearts." Noctis nodded and the two of them walked on to the Foyer. There they found heartless all over the place and running here and there. Aqua and Noctis split up and used Time Splicer and Warp Strike respectively on the horde. It was effective on some heartless, but the rest still ran around out of control. The two of them eventually got the situation under control and defeated the heartless. Once that was done, they went on their way to the Ball Room to have a look. Nothing was there, but then they sensed a strong dark power.
      "Well, it's about time you showed up," the voice said. Aqua and Noctis looked around alarmed and finally they looked up to the balcony and saw a dark soldier wearing armor standing on the railing looking down at them with arms crossed.
      "Huh?! Who are you?" Aqua demanded.
      "Who else am I?" the soldier replied "I serve under the Dark Elite. I have been told to wait for you as you would show up here. I must say, Polemos had an eye on you for some reason. Besides his light counterpart, he felt he had to keep an eye on you. He thought there was something about you that could help topple the Dark Elite and he most certainly couldn't allow that. Plus, the true order the so desire would be tossed away with you as one of the root causes. So, that's where I come in. All obstacles have to be removed in order for the road to be easy."
      "I won't let you hurt one of the seven lights!" Noctis shouted at the soldier summoning one of his swords. The soldier merely scoffed at the statement.
      "Pfft, you're not a concern to them," he replied. "You aren't even my target. Besides, whether you think you can rule Lucis or not, you have no value to us and to Lucis and can easily be thrown away." Noctis growled and Aqua kept him back.
      "Now my dear, you have a few options," the soldier continued. "Either step aside and help the winning side or perish."
      "The darkness doesn't interest me!" Aqua stormed back summoning her keyblade.
      "What a shame. Polemos would have enjoyed seeing you join the ranks," he said. "Looks like you have to taste cold steel." He summoned his keyblade and the two of them charged toward each other and clashed. They held it for a bit and Aqua called back to Noctis.
      "Noctis! Find Cinderella and the royals!" she shouted back to him "Tell all of them to barricade themselves in their respective rooms!" Noctis nodded and then ran off. Aqua and the soldier broke off the hold.
      "Oh that is not a good idea my sweet," he said. "Do you think I would be alone completely?"
      "Aqua!" Noctis shouted from the Foyer and she ran to his side. Cinderella happened to be next to him along with Prince Charming. She saw about two decades of dark warriors storm the castle. It was overwhelming and they were all after Cinderella and the royals. Aqua was about to shed tears when behind and beside her, light corridors opened and two decades of light soldiers appeared. One came up to Aqua.
      "Master, you won't be alone," he said. "We have eyes everywhere and will help when we see trouble." She nodded and then the light soldiers charged at the dark soldiers and in the Foyer, the battle broke out.
      "Go, barricade yourselves in your rooms," Aqua told them.
      "Hold it! Not so fast!" the soldier from the ball room said and the four of them turned around to face him. "The princess comes with me. The Dark Elite would like to see you your highness. They have a special place for you." Cinderella hugged and held Prince Charming tightly and he did the same to her. Noctis stood in front of them and Aqua to his right.
      "Noctis, get them to safety," Aqua said and the two princes and princess fled and went to the depths high up in the castle away from the hell breaking loose.
      "You are making this very difficult for me dollface," the soldier said.
      "That's my job. You think it would be a cake walk?" Aqua retorted back.
      "Hmph. I guess you then asked for it," the soldier said and he attack her and the two fought again. With the Princess of Heart in safety and all dark soldier occupied, Aqua can focus fully on her enemy. He was a challenge, but nothing Aqua couldn't handle. With her nimbleness and magic, she put the heat on him, but he still remained steady and balanced. It was like a fight scene from a Captain America film. That is, it's a stalemate and going fast until someone slips up enough or one out matches the other and defeats them. It felt like hours, but Aqua eventually had an opening just long enough to stab the soldier in the abdomen just before he was able to block it. She pulled her keyblade out of him and watched him fall on his knees and blood come out of him mouth.
      "You... are... a real... master," he said breathing heavily in between. He then fell on his stomach and gave up his breath. Aqua then looked over the railing and saw the battle rage on. Soldiers from each side were lying on the floor dead, but more so from the dark side than light. As Aqua was looking at the hell below, everything then seemed to have slowed down for as she was looking around, her gaze turned to the doors to the Corridor. It was there she saw looking directly back at her with sharp golden eyes Polemos, one of the Dark Elite. Both Aqua and Polemos looked right at each other in the eyes with neither smiling at the other. Polemos glared at Aqua in some frustration and to be intimidating. Aqua glared at him with determination and defiance; the same way she has looked at Vanitas. They glare at each other for what felt like forever before Polemos turns around and disappears into a dark corridor. Before Aqua knew it, the battle was over with all dark soldiers dead and about a dozen light warriors still alive. They who survived dissipated the bodies and keyblades of the enemy and dissipated the bodies of the light soldiers, but kept the keyblades. They saluted Aqua and then disappeared. Aqua was looking out into space and thinking when Noctis came down to her side.
      "Aqua! I am glad you're alright," he said. "What happened?"
      "I saw him," Aqua said still staring into space.
      "Who?" Noctis asked. Then he seemed to got it. "Wait a minute, you saw one of the Dark Elite?"
      "It was Ben's counterpart I saw," she replied. "He looked right at me and I at him. He then just left without saying a word." Noctis nodded in understanding.
      "Excuse me, you must be Aqua?" a voice said from behind. Aqua and Noctis turn and see a kid there.
      "Yeah, who are you?" Aqua asked.
      "Why I am Axeron, one of the Supreme Elite," he said. Aqua knew immediately now; it all made sense.
      "Wait a minute! You're one of those rivals, right?" Aqua said. Axeron looked unhappy now. "Look, I know what you're doing. You aren't one of them. My heart knows that and so do other hearts. You won't replace them." Axeron showed denial now and was looking very angry now.
      "I did not want this to happen so fast," he said "but since you pushed it..." he then summoned his keyblade and took stance. Aqua did the same thing.
      "I'll prove it to you I am by defeating you and the seven lights!" Axeron shouted and then charged toward Aqua. The two clashed and fought each other. Aqua was rather impressed with the skill Axeron had, but yet, she felt as though this was like fighting someone at a Mark of Mastery exam. It was not that bad and she seemed to easily match what Axeron did. She must be that skilled and powerful then. Well of course she is or she wouldn't be one of the seven lights. Noctis watched the whole thing and remained calm the whole time. He now realized he didn't need to get involved like he did and be so impulsive to prove his worth. Eventually after constantly clashing with him, she swung across the middle and the broadside of her keyblade hit Axeron in the chest sent him back rolling a little. He was on his knees and breathing heavily while Aqua pointed her blade at him.
      "Check... mate..." she said. Axeron still was breathing and then looked up at her and stood up in frustration.
      "I will prove it," he said calmly and then disappeared into a light corridor. Aqua then unsummoned her keyblade and the two of them went to the royals and tell them they are safe. After the royals thank them, the master and prince leave the castle to head to another world. Aqua had much to think about. Noctis now knows he has a purpose and worth even though he was a pawn and it seems as though Axeron thinks his purpose is he is the real Supreme Elite. Well, at least, Aqua knew her purpose was very clear and apparently, so did Polemos.

Edited by KingdomHearts3, 06 June 2016 - 06:57 PM.


#35 The Transcendent Key

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 08:46 PM

Oh wow, this was a great chapter!  I think that Aqua and Noctis really bonded here!  The battle in Cinderella's castle was definitely epic and intense! And I liked that moment when Noctis was talking about his purpose and how he felt he had to prove that he was worthy of being the king of Lucis!  I'm glad Aqua made him feel better! Hmm, it seems the Dark Elite are everywhere, huh?  Also, lol, Axeron was beaten so quickly!  I guess Aqua's just that good! :P

 

Great chapter, as always! :D



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Chapter 12: On the Attack
      Aqua and Noctis left Castle of Dreams and both showed up in Neverland. Things were quiet at first, but they knew that would change. They end up in Peter Pan's Hideout. All of the Lost Boys are gone along with Peter Pan and so Aqua and Noctis leave immediately without any hesitation or distraction. They head toward the Gully, but then Aqua stops abruptly.
      "Master Aqua?" Noctis asked. "Is everything okay?" Aqua could only shake her head and then she looked toward the Indian Camp.
      "I feel like I am having deja vu," she said.
      "What do you mean?" Noctis asked.
      "I sense we aren't alone," Aqua replied. "I also sense this isn't good company." Noctis now understood as he recalls learning about her encounters with Vanitas and the two of them rush to the camp. It was empty and they both looked around seeing where the company is. When they get to the center of the camp, they hear a voice come from behind.
      "Finally I have you right where I want you," he said. Aqua turned around immediately as did Noctis and walking toward them is Polemos.
      "What do you want?" Aqua demanded.
      "You know, even though my stupid counterpart is someone who deserves my full attention," he said "I can't help but think that I need to keep an eye on you dearie. There are multiple people like you, but I sense you as one of many possible forces to undercut us Dark Elite and therefore need to be removed. Plus, it will only make this fight against Polemistis that much better as his heart gets broken seeing one of his idols dead with your blood on my keyblade as a trophy." Aqua growled and Polemos laughed menacingly. Noctis had one of his larger swords in front of Aqua as a way of protecting her.
      "If you are going to fight anyone, it will be me," Noctis said defiantly "but you will not hurt one of the seven lights." Polemos just rolled his eyes.
      "Pfft, you think I have any interest in you?" Polemos said "You aren't even the one I'm after. However, taking your swords from your cold, dead body would be nice souvenirs and obtaining the Lucian crown would be a great reward. Lucis could have a real king on the throne for a change." Polemos chuckled and Noctis growled. He was about to advance when Aqua had her keyblade in front of him.
      "Don't Noctis," she said "this is my fight. I can't let him hurt Ben or any of our friends including you. I am his number two target and so I have to fight him." Noctis submitted to her wishes and nodded to her.
      "Yes great light," he said and stepped backwards allowing Aqua to have her space. Polemos raised his right hand and in a dark cloud summoned his keyblade. It's the dark version of Ben's Ultimate Apocalypse and it's black with some purple pattern on it. It also has some gnarly and more threatening looking edges and designs on it.
      "As Ben's keyblade is Ultimate Apocalypse," Polemos said smiling "mine is called Dark Armageddon. You can probably imagine why."
      "Ben's keyblade is used to bring judment to the darkness," Aqua said. "Yours is to bring chaos and ruin to everyone, is that right?"
      "Hmph, how smart you are," Polemos replied. "Let's see what one of the seven lights is like." They both took stance and clashed. Aqua actually was struggling and barely kept up. The first strike from her, it was blocked and violently pushed away making her struggle. Polemos was grinning maniacally seeing her struggle. Aqua stepped it up using her magic and even came up with a few new tricks of her own. It did not seem to do much as Polemos countered with a powerful darkness or merely blocked the attacks. Eventually, the two kept on clashing hand on hand and Polemos sent Aqua backwards as he hit Aqua with powerful dark orbs. Aqua was sent backwards like when she was struck by Red Eyes in BbSFM, but farther and more violent. She was now breathing heavily and was struggling to get up. Noctis went up to her to help her. Aqua and Noct now looked at Polemos with frustration and he merely chuckled and laughed.
      "Heh, heh, heh," he laughed "it looks like I came across just a pretty face. I am surprised you did what you did, but that was nothing. Hmph, and so this was one of the seven lights. One of the seven lights to defeat Master Xehanort and the thirteen darknesses has become panting laying on the ground and defeated. Well then, I guess it's time to go our separate ways. Or at least, I will." He then had dark power cover his keyblade. Polemos pointed it at the prince and light and fired a large black orb with a purple core that had a black tail behind it like it was a comet. It traveled just as fast. Aqua and Noctis gasped and braced themselves for death, but then lightning came down along with cracks of thunder and white light erupted in front of them destroying the orb. When the light receded, Aqua and Noct gasped and smiled and saw myself and Mickey standing in front of them. Mickey and I had defiance in our faces and glared at the Dark Elite. Polemos grinned maniacally and laughed some.
      "Well, well, well," he said "I see you decided to drop in and crash the party."
      "The only party I am crashing is yours," I replied. "I will not let you hurt or even kill my friends. They all have a special place in my heart. Even though Noctis has no keyblade, he too has a special place and only he is worthy to be king of Lucis." Noctis gasped some and looked at Aqua. She looked back and nodded to say she wasn't lying. She then got up and gave her attention to the Dark Elite. Polemos was not smiling now.
      "Hmph, I see then," he said. "You seem to not see yet why there must be an order over everything. Very well, I will enlighten you then and I will show you when you seem ready." Polemos then disappeared into a dark corridor. I turn around and face Aqua and Noct as did Mickey.
      "Thank you Ben," Aqua said. "I'm sorry though. I tried to defeat him. He was just too strong. I used whatever I could. He just swatted it away when I did."
      "Hey, you don't need to apologize," I consoled. "You did your best. Truly though, only I can fight him properly. That doesn't mean no one can try to fight him and beat him in and I am glad you did." Aqua nodded and smiled.
      "I think we need to switch partners now," I said. "Mickey, how about you and Aqua take a stroll down memory lane?" Mickey smiled and nodded and joined with Aqua. Noctis then had his mouth open and his face in shock as he assumed what's next.
      "Wait a minute! Does that mean I...?" he asked unable to finish. I looked at him grinning and nodded holding out my hand to him.
      "You'll be coming with me," I said gladly. Noctis then smiled and bowed and grabbed my hand like a handshake. We all then went our ways in our pairings to different worlds still fighting on and trying to go on the offensive.
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      Sora and Ventus came out of their corridors and into the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. They both breathed in and out with pleasure. The last time they were here, well, this place wasn't not exactly the happiest place on earth. It was rather the darkest and bloodiest place on earth. A Keyblade War was fought on these streets and the park along with the whole resort complex was a battleground and destruction was everywhere. Now months later, the place is bustling. Ventus and Sora were rather excited too being back.
      "Wow, I'm so glad we came back," Ventus pointed out.
      "Yup. What's even better is we aren't fighting a war here," Sora quipped and made Ventus laugh a little. They were in the Town Square and saw all of Main Street full of people and walking to and fro. Sora and Ventus then remembered something.
      "Hey... Ven, remember what Ben said about his duties?" Sora asked Ventus. Ventus merely nodded and they both were thinking the same thing. They look around and just take in everything around them. It's as if everything becomes muted and it's just the sound of their breathing. They see a young family with a young little girl and little male toddler in a stroller and observe them talk with each other. They appear to be happy and talking about what to do in the park next. Then they notice a young couple strolling slowly through holding hands with the wife laying her head on her husband's shoulder and him laying on her head. Then they notice the family with a teenage son and daughter looking at maps and appear to lay out the rest of the day. They see a group of high school kids all wearing the same t-shirt and on their trip together all smiles and excitement as they enter the park.
      Everything then seemed to go to normal sound and Sora and Ventus found themselves now starting to view things the way the Supreme Elite do. They looked at each other not smiling, but with rather understanding.
      "Sora, I think I now understand what Ben meant in Radiant Garden," Ventus said.
      "I do too," Sora replied. "We just saw people who need to be defended. All these people, adults and kids, parents and children, teens and toddlers, they can't do what we do and can't defend themselves. They tried, but they end up paying a price with their lives. All these hearts are light. They are not much different from the light from the old tale that rebuilt the Realm of Light. In fact, they are what builds this world and as strong and powerful as Earth is, we can't let this light die."
      "I'm right with you," Ventus said making a fist with determination. The two of them nodded and they went their way through the Magic Kingdom. It was amazing looking around and seeing the kingdom. They were on their way to the Central Plaza and saw heartless run around. Immediately, both of them summoned their keyblades and started hacking away at the heartless. Both of them were great partners together and fought almost the same. Well, of course they are great partners and fight similarly because Ventus resided in Sora for such a long time and influenced Sora's fighting and sometimes, what he has seen. It was Sora who also saved Ventus the very first time so they are closely connected. With their connection and working together, they beat back the heartless quickly and destroyed them quickly.
      Once their battle with the heartless was over, they now decided to move on and rather instead of walking through the park, land by land, they decided to be like a guest visiting Walt Disney World. In other words, they decided to enjoy their time in the Magic Kingdom. They went on as many attractions as possible. They went on the three mountain attractions, Thunder, Space, and Splash Mountains. They went on slower attractions such as Under the Sea-Voyage of the Little Mermaid and It's a Small World. Ventus and Sora went on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin and of course were rather competitive against each other. Ventus actually ended up winning, but by a slim margin. They decide to go on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority and use that time to not only look around the view, but talk about important content. What was nice about today was there were no Dark Elite soldiers anywhere so this made the experience enjoyable. Plus, no one even questioned or noticed who Ven and Sora were; they seemed to have fit in with the crowd.
      "You know Ven," Sora said "after our time having fun here, I really see why this place is so full of light and why it has suffered the worst of attacks from darkness. I now even understand why the Keyblade War even began there along with the Keyblade Graveyard."
      "I do too," Ventus replied. "It's because of the people here. Also, this was one man's last dream before he died and his brother put a ton of effort to making it special. With that came light growing here. I get it too and now I also get the job of Ben and the Supreme Elite. I guess now we can say it's our job too as keyblade wielders of light for all worlds; to protect anyone who can't defend." Sora nodded in thought and the two of them went quiet and just followed along with the attraction.
      Time goes on and the two lights watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade at 3:00 PM in the main walk of Main Street. Then they went to quick service restaurants and got something to eat. Eating on Earth, let alone Walt Disney World, was brand new to them and having the food made them go nuts. Then, after the sun went down, they watched the Electrical Light Parade and Celebrate the Magic from the main walk of Main Street. At 10:00 PM, they stand in the middle of the street and watch Wishes Nighttime Spectacular.
      Once the fireworks show ended, they seemed ready to leave and head to another world, but then behind them, they heard loud explosions and saw flashes behind them. People began running left and right creating chaos screaming and tried to run into the theme park to get away from it. Sora and Ventus sprung into action and tried their best to make it through the chaos and wherever the noise came from. The park employees and emergency crew opened up emergency exits by allowing guests to exit the park through the Utilidors under the park. It was these same Utilidors that kept the cast members safe during the Keyblade War even though there were stores that collapsed and spells creating explosions when they landed on the pavement in the park. Now guests are being escorted out through these Utilidors as well as through other exits used by cast members. Meanwhile, Sora and Ventus were going the opposite direction and trying to find the villains behind the chaos.
      Soon, the crowd cleared and it was just the two of them and in the middle of Main Street, they come across about two and a half dozen dark soldiers some in armor and others wearing regular clothing. The apparent captain of this regiment was a male about seventeen years old and he has brown, short hair and red eyes and he is wearing dark clothing, but also some lighter, yet ominous colored with it. He was grinning in the way of a smirk even when Sora and Ven confronted the group.
      "Ah so you decided to come and enjoy the entertainment for the day," the kid said. "Hate to rain on your parade, but see here, this park belongs to the Dark Elite. Yes, for the first time, the Dark Elite have taken over an important place on Earth and now, the power that resides here in this place belongs to them. Excuse me for a minute before we fight you." He then walked past Sora and Ventus taking about five steps away from them. He is facing a lit up Cinderella Castle that is colored blue.
      "Hello dear," this soldier said to the castle "I'm glad to be here. Aren't you looking fine tonight. Still the same beauty since day one." Sora and Ventus were suspicious of what the meaning of all of this is, but then the kid addressed them still facing the castle.
      "See her?" he asked "Isn't she just beautiful? Anyone could just stare at her for hours and fall in love with that." He then turned around to Sora and Ventus and faced them. "You see how she stands all powerful? She does have great power residing within her. In fact, this kingdom along with all of Walt Disney World has a great power. Every day, the power and light of this place is added to and grows more and more. It is perfect on the quest for the new order that the Dark Elite have so desired. Now, you can help us with this or face certain death." He held out his hand like Riku did in the KH opening scene.
      "That means you'll send this place into darkness," Ventus said. "No, I won't do it. We won't do it. You won't send this place into darkness. You won't hurt anyone here!" Then Ventus summoned his keyblade and took stance.
      "You're not the only one that feels it too," Sora said and then he walked up just past the dark soldier, who then dropped his hand, and looked at the castle. "I also felt the power this kingdom had. It was so strong and it seemed to have felt stronger as the day went on. If this is the power of just this park, then the all of Walt Disney World is much stronger because all parks are part of one world and have one heart together. This light is so strong that it shelters the least of this world and keeps them safe and let's them be who they imagine to be. I felt... freedom here. Where anyone could be who they want and not have anyone oppress them and tell them they can't do it. That is a real order and that is what I stand for. The Supreme Elite know this very well and now I understand it. I will fight for their sake, for this world's, and for the people who hold this light in their hearts." He then raised his hand, summoned his keyblade and took stance. Then, light corridors opened up one after another with thirty keyblade wielders of light with weapon in hand. The captain of the dark contingent summoned his keyblade and sighed.
      "Decide to get in my way?" he said "You had the chance to not do so and lived."
      "He's not alone," said Ventus walking next to Sora and getting in stance. All thirty Supreme Elite soldiers, since that's who they swore to serve, took stance too.
      "Okay then, don't say I didn't warn you," the kid said "but prepare to taste death!" Both sides charged and locked in combat. Main Street USA Magic Kingdom: the one place the Supreme Elite have so wished and promised to not see blood be spilled and not become a battlefield like it was in the Keyblade War. Now, many months later, this place now becomes a war zone and blood once again spilled. However, Sora and Ventus are taking charge and leading the fight against the Dark Elite's forces and going offensive. Sora is fighting the kid while Ventus fights his assistant, who was cloaked in armor with a mask. The rest of both sides are locked in combat with each other. The damage this time around is nowhere close as bad as the Keyblade War, but there was some slight damage to the shops and buildings. Some windows were getting blown out and trees were uprooted and knocked over. Nothing really was disastrous in terms of damage. Sora and the captain were just about even in fighting, but Sora was able to get the kid off balance and take advantage. The kid was quick though and that made up for the disadvantage in strategy. Ventus in his speed kept up and then some more with his opponent causing him to increase in rage.
     This back and forth stuff went on for ten minutes and by now, both sides had equal numbers of dead laying on the pavement, about nine each. It wasn't good and it needed to end now. Sora and Ventus both gave themselves space from their opponents and felt a powerful force. It was the power of the light the Magic Kingdom possessed entering them and light glowed around the two of them. Then they attack their enemies with great power and speed and in one strike, slash across the stomachs of their enemies. The co captain fell dead immediately, but the kid was still holding on. He panted for breath while holding his heavily bleeding abdomen.
      "Why won't you do it? Finish me!" he shouted.
      "You already are finished," Ventus said. "If the Elite don't strike anyone down when they are weak, we'll follow their example and not do it too. We won't bend to your level." The soldier then looked distressed at the statement. Then, he fell onto his stomach and gave up his breath. Looking around, nine dark soldiers escaped leaving behind twenty one dead comrades. As for the light side, ten died leaving twenty to disintegrate the dead's bodies and collect their keyblades. The dark keyblades were disintegrated by Sora and Ventus. Once the light soldiers saluted the lights and left, the park was dead silent. Then, someone from behind them addressed them.
      "Amazing how two of the seven lights did that," a voice said from behind. The two lights turn around and find a tall male keyblade wielder there.
      "Hey! You're Soraxan, right?" Sora asked. The boy nodded in reply.
      "You're one of the rivals," Ventus followed. "Why are you guys trying to replace the Supreme Elite?"
      "Replace? We are them," Soraxan replied. "We have had the original power passed down to us from the original Elite. These so called 'elites' aren't going to take the cake just because they look like the originals."
      "Why are you trying? What's the goal? Can you even defeat the Dark Elite?" Sora asked.
      "Hmmm, those are good questions. I guess defeating you two will answer them," Soraxan replied and he summoned his keyblade and took stance. Sora and Ventus followed too and both sides clashed. Soraxan held well as he fought two on one. It impressed Sora and Ventus and so they stepped up their game. They used some advanced magic now, but Soraxan fired back to halt the spells from the lights. He then attacked after the explosions and they clash anew. Soon, the two lights manage to open up Soraxan and strike him across his chest making him fall to the ground in pain. He is just breathing heavily and holding his chest. No blood was drawn in the strike. Ventus and Sora pointed the tips of their keys at Soraxan.
      "I guess that's it then," Sora said. "We win."
      "You did so justly," Soraxan said and he stood up slowly. He wasn't upset at all. "I will see to it Axeron knows about this. Maybe he'll come around." He then disappeared into a light corridor. Come around? What does he mean? That seems to imply that Axeron is chasing something for a reason and he has yet to understand he won't get it. Sora and Ventus brushed it aside, but kept it in the back of their heads for good measure and then they left the Magic Kingdom for another world. Not only did they go offensive, the Magic Kingdom, with some of the power from Walt Disney World, went on the offensive too and helped them. Plus, it is now clear to them what the Supreme Elite mean in regards to their duties. Now, Sora, Ventus, and all of the lights and Foretellers need to go on the offense and do the same.

Edited by KingdomHearts3, 20 May 2016 - 10:58 AM.


#37 The Transcendent Key

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:20 PM

Oh wow, what an amazing chapter!  I especially loved how Sora and Ventus fully understood the Supreme Elite's feelings!  They too, felt the strong light that emanated from all the people in the park!  Sora's speech was very inspiring, and ya know, it seems as though now we've got a little more insight into what the Dark Elite want! They seem to be after the powerful sources of light in the Disney parks, since the lights of so many people gather there!  Hmm, most interesting!  Also, I knew Aqua and Polemis would clash! :O

 

Great chapter, I can't wait to read more! :D



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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:00 PM

Chapter 13: Finding a Way
      Yen Sid has been in his office looking at book after book trying to find something. For hours, he hasn't been able to find something that expresses how to possibly defeat this Dark Elite. He has tried as many resources as possible, but nothing says anything. In fact, he could barely find anything about the Supreme Elite. How could there be close to nothing on them confounds the master, but that isn't the point. He has to find something to help all of them and soon before any more harm is wrought to innocent people. He sent Lea to Radiant Garden to the castle and requested Ienzo and Even to look for information. Lea also would help find any clues. 
      Yen Sid came across another book and what he found was rather interesting. It was written in the same language the writing in the chapel was written in and in the same language of the Book of Prophecies. It was rather fascinating because nothing he has found has even come this close. The book apparently is about the history of the keyblade on Earth in ancient times. There were some pictures and enlarged symbols written on the pages with more writing above and/or below them. Yen Sid could not read the language well, but knew just enough to translate into English. It reminded him to have the Foretellers continue to tutor and teach him how to read the ancient language. Looking through the pages, he came across the symbol of X (chi) on one page. However, something was rather interesting about the description.
      "Hm? What is this?" he wondered allowed. He found a line that had the name of it. Even though he could tell that nowhere did it describe how to defeat the Dark Elite and where this is, he could tell that it would be necessary for this fight. One thing is for sure, this X (chi) shown in the book was not the same one as what Master Xehanort has described. Yes, the letter meant death and endings, but it hasn't been said to whom or what death can be wrought upon and Yen Sid sees this as an asset to the light and not as a bringer of darkness.
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      Mr. Iger has been in his office doing some work for the Walt Disney Company. As of late, there are many projects happening within the company with the newest park, Disneyland Shanghai, officially opening soon. Right now, it is undergoing a soft opening and he is trying to keep track of progress and feedback. This was one of the many parks the Keyblade War first started and then spread. He also had films coming out and there were plenty of meetings with investors and bondholders. However, in the midst of this, he was nowhere close to oblivious with what has been happening lately. With letters from Yen Sid and sometimes messages through a portal, he knows fully that the Dark Elite are at large and have attacked the Disney Parks around the world with their soldiers. He knows fully well that in the U.S, Disneyland and Walt Disney World have been raided and blood shed within each Magic Kingdom. Also, he knows the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland Paris has also been host to this same fighting. Mr. Iger has also been looking for a way to eliminate this threat as well, though he has been using some other means.
      Bob Iger decides to leave his office and go into the room with all of the artifacts in the Disney Archives. When he gets there, he begins looking around for possible explanations and helpful tips on defeating the Dark Elite. Looking through the ancient tablets, he comes across one with writing from the Book of Prophecies. The tablet was unusually large and had much writing on it. When reading it, he could tell it was about the history of the keyblade on Earth. Unfortunately, he can't read the language at all so he is looking for anything that seems to be unusual. Eventually, he came across and portion that had the symbol X on it with description next to it and below it. 
      Suddenly, a portal appears and he sees Yen Sid on the other side.
      "Ah, Yen Sid," Mr. Iger said "I am pleased to see you." Yen Sid nods and then explains what he found and shows the book. Mr. Iger shows the tablet back to him in silence.
      "So what is this?" Mr. Iger asks.
      "It appears it is called the 'mark of kye'," Yen Sid replies.
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      Shane and Master Gula came out in Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. It was a nice day and the Magic Kingdom was full with guests just like its sister in Orlando, FL. The difference is the style of Main Street USA and the height of the buildings there. Plus, it's all facade above the first floors whereas in the Florida counterpart, there is a second floor and it's all building. In other words, everything in Disneyland looked smaller and was smaller; even Sleeping Beauty castle was smaller.
      "So this is one of the multiple kingdoms on Earth," Master Gula pointed.
      "Yeah, and this was the first dream that came true for Walt Disney," Shane replied. Master Gula was very much pleased as he looked around while they both stood in the Town Square.
      "It's all amazing to me," he said. "Just like in the other kingdom, I feel powerful light here. What I find interesting is it seems to be connected and leads to the other kingdom that is part of a world."
      "Walt Disney's last dream was Disney World," Shane said. "Walt saw how there was endless space that was left unused and started purchasing so many acres of land in secret before people figured it out and price of the land rose. He had so many plans in store and already dreamed of four theme parks. In a way, it was then the light grew for that place. Unfortunately, he died without seeing the ground breaking and so his brother Roy picked up where Walt left off and renamed the park as 'Walt Disney World' to remind people of who had that light borne. It has become the crown jewel for the Walt Disney Company and throughout the years has received the most attention. That light grew immensely and connected Disneyland, Walt's first dream, and all the other Disney Parks around the world together as one." Shane then pointed to the fire station window and pointed out the lamp lit in the window.
      "You see that lamp?" Shane asked "That represents Walt's never dying light. It symbolizes that 'the boss is here' and he is in his apartment. That light is a cornerstone to all of the Disney Parks' light. It is rightfully here because darkness had attacked Walt Disney World the most and if they succeeded and snuffed out light there and that lamp was there, the light of all parks would die and the light of this world would die slowly and surely too. Also, this park is his first dream come true, so it should call this place home." Master Gula was amazed and was smiling the whole time Shane explained. They began walking up the street and looking around for any enemies, but also continued to talk about this.
      "Absolutely amazing," Gula said in awe. "Now, I see all of this, and I am sure Ben understands what you have pointed out to me, but he was rather upset, and rightfully so, at hearing us report to you all that innocents of this world died at the hands of the Dark Elite soldiers. It was here in this place they were slain. Can you please fully show me what I fail to see?" Shane opened his mouth and was going to explain, but then he bumped a young mother with an infant in her arms.
      "Oh I'm sorry ma'am," Shane said. The mother knew who he was and used one arm to shake his hand.
      "Oh it's not problem. Great to meet you Kidemonas," she said with a smile. Shane smiled back and nodded. The infant began reaching for Shane and apparently wanted him to hold it. It was a baby girl and she appeared to be no more than seven months of age. She looked absolutely adorable with her brown hair and big brown eyes. Shane's face lit up when he saw her reach out to him.
      "Hey there!" Shane said softly and the mother handed her over to Shane him.
      "She really likes you!" the mother said.
      "Yeah she does," Shane replied. The infant was smiling at Shane as she looked at him while chewing on a chewy toy for teething infants and he looked at her smiling back.
      "Maybe one day she holds a keyblade," Shane said.
      "Yeah, Marabel would love that," the mother replied. Shane then understood fully what Ben went through in Epcot when it came to the toddler. Shane just held the infant close to him, hugged her, and gave her a small kiss. He kept his tears in check and did not choke up a lot, but he did a little. This little light in his arms is dependent on him and the Supreme Elite. He is responsible for her safety and will answer for her safety when the time comes. The little infant laid her head on his shoulder feeling at peace and safe. She ended up falling asleep in his arms. Shane hen gave her back to her mother.
      "I swear I will defend you and your daughter," Shane said a little emotional.
      "Thank you," the mother replied and walked toward the park's exit. Shane then turned back to Master Gula. He was rather transfixed by what he saw and never turned his gaze.
      "Wow..." he said. What else could he say? He wanted a deeper explanation and instead of words, he saw it in action.
      "Do you understand now?" Shane asked.
      "Yes, I do," Gula replied nodding. "I felt a light within her and her mother. In fact, this light I sense all around us. I felt it in the other kingdom. It is like the light that lived on after the first Keyblade War. I see now why Ben has taken this to a personal level now. Those are the ones who need to be protected."
      "I understand fully too," Shane replied. "That is why I think with them, we will find a way to beat back the Dark Elite and stop them from raiding the worlds and Disney Parks." The foreteller nodded and they went off into the park. Now the difference with this park and Walt Disney World's version is this park does not have the lands branch out from the central plaza like in Walt Disney World. The lands of Disneyland are placed with some less organization than in Walt Disney World. There are also lands here that aren't in Walt Disney World. Mickey's Toontown was once in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but the Toontown in the World was taken down and became a part of the New Fantasyland leaving the one in the Land as the only one. Disneyland has New Orleans Square based off of 19th century New Orleans, LA whereas Liberty Square in Walt Disney World is based off of Revolutionary America when the nation was fighting for and just obtained independence from England. Disneyland has Critter Country which is a land not in existence in Walt Disney World. With these differences, the Walt Disney Company kept secret for so long the existence of worlds outside of the known solar system. With the cat out of the bag now, destiny taken course and four youths are where they are today.
      Shane and Gula went to the central plaza and came up in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
      "It's much smaller than the other one," Gula pointed out "but I sense a light just as powerful as the other one. Come, let's look around and search out any foes." They walk through the castle and come out in Fantasyland. They noticed some people just walking around. They appeared to be ordinary guests, but as Shane and Gula walked through Fantasyland, those "guests" caught the Elite's and Foreteller's gazes and summoned their keyblades. They were warriors of light going undercover as ordinary citizens just like the millions that have lived before them and live now.
      Suddenly, screams of warriors rang out and all of them began clashing with dark soldiers. Spells began flying and guests began running and heading for cover. The park was thrown into panic and cast members opened special exits used by cast members only for guests to leave without harm. Shane and Gula noticed the chaos immediately and watched the chaos ring out. Everything then seemed to start slowing down as Shane took it in with a heavy heart.
      What happened the last time? A Keyblade War broke out first in Walt Disney World, then Disneyland and then the other Disney resorts around the world before spilling into society and affecting all of Earth. In between the Keyblade War's end and the inquiry deliverance to Shane, the four of them swore on their lives to never allow war to break out again in the Disney Parks. Now what is happening? Precisely what they swore not to allow ever again. The previous war was too great and too costly with tens of thousands of dead in the Magic Kingdom in Florida alone which includes among them a good friend of theirs and six students who never had their Mark of Mastery exam and as part of their Last Rites were made masters. It could only be imagined what the final total number of keyblade bearing dead that perished during the war around the globe. Now, blood is spilling upon the pavement like it did in the last war.
      Shane was trying his best to hold it back, but he did indeed shed a few tears and sniffled a little. Gula put his arm around Shane's shoulders in comfort.
      "It's okay," he said "we can end this and minimize the blood as much as possible." Shane nodded and wiped away the tears while summoning Light's Redemption.
      "Well, how do we do that?" Shane asked. They turn their faces just in time to duck as a fire spell was flying their way like a comet and hit a lamp post behind them. They slowly stand up and see a group of dark soldiers approaching them.
      "I think that coming our way is our answer," Gula replied and summoned his keyblade.
      "Come on! There they are! Kill them!" the captain shouted and so the soldiers started running after the Foreteller and Elite. Shane and Gula, along with a large number of light soldiers began running away through the castle and into Main Street. Shane then realized something.
      "Oh no," he said to himself. The dark soldiers must be after the lamp in the fire station.
      "Retreat to the fire station!" Shane called out to all the light soldiers following them. Master Gula understood immediately what Shane was thinking because he already knew. Once they all make it to the fire station, they surround it and turn to face the dark soldiers. They are immediately surrounded as there are more dark soldiers than light. Everyone is quiet facing each other waiting for the other side to do something. Shane and Gula have weapons in hand and look around to see the captain and then see a soldier in grand armor walk up to them laughing.
      "Well, it seems we have caught the great Elite and Foreteller in a trap," he mocked. "Heh, just like catching a mouse. Quite a pity you all decided to be slaughtered right in front of the cornerstone of light of the kingdoms. This should be simple since you are outnumbered. We might as well kill you all saving you-" he then pointed the blade of his keyblade at Shane's throat "-for last begging for mercy." Shane was feeling defeated now because they are outnumbered and by a bit of a large margin. All these keyblade bearers on his side are those of this world. There aren't enough now and with the park probably on lockdown already, there won't be anymore. Shane looked down in despair about ready to resign.
      Suddenly, from the train station and behind the dark soldiers, Shane hears shouts of cheering. Looking around, he sees not keyblade bearers, but park guests! Regular every day park guests are rooting for him and they actually appear ready to fight the dark soldiers! Then, light soldiers from the Realm of Light appeared from light corridors by Shane's side, among the many key bearers of light from Earth, and among the many park guests. By now, the dark soldiers are outnumbered and have to now fight all around them because it's now them who are surrounded. They look around frightened except the captain whose face can't be seen, but is not afraid.
      Then, the light of the lamp glows white from yellow and light from the park itself glows and enters into the Elite. It is now clear to Shane that not just light soldiers, but all park guests believe in him. Also, the light from Disneyland and Walt Disney's lamp also gave him power to fight and lead. Shane glared at the captain in defiance and slowly and deliberately took stance. The captain remains where he is and just nods.
      "Very well," he said "then I make the first move." He raises his keyblade and swings at Shane who blocks it and the battle between the two sides breaks out. The soldiers of light from Earth and the Realm of Light are fighting alongside park guests. Those light soldiers are using their keyblades to fight whereas the park guests actually fought with anything and in any way they could think of. Park guests used anything as weapons from umbrellas to car keys put in between their fingers when punching to their own guns, knives, and any weapons from home that they legally carry to just about anything including the Mickey and Star Wars light sabers. There were guests that even fought bared handed by punching, kicking, elbowing, kneeing, and/or tackling to the ground. The guests in doing these things helped the soldiers of light disarm and kill the dark soldiers. The dark soldiers could not fully adapt because they never have seen this before nor expected it and so it was difficult.
      Shane could not believe this and he fought hard against his foe. He couldn't let this sacrifice go to waste and had to do his duty for he is Kidemonas, the great Supreme Elite. No rival will take that away nor claim it from him. His foe was fighting just as hard back against Shane and Shane had to resort to getting physical by punching and kicking here and there. The captain got a little physical to and struck Shane across the face a couple time, but Shane countered by turning around and hit the captain with the hilt of his keyblade.
      The captain had Shane open for a brief moment and was about to swing at Shane's head and behead him, but then unexpectedly, a park guest tackled the captain's legs from behind making him fall onto his back. That guest then got out of there to apparently fight bare handed alongside Master Gula. Shane then swung down at the captain who started fighting while laying on his back. However, it did not last long as Shane disarms his and then swings his keyblade down like an ax chopping wood logs to the captain's abdomen and slashes him there leaving the blade in his abdomen. The captain screamed and blood squirted a little around, but did not get on Shane's clothes. He then pulled his keyblade out with all teeth covered in blood and watches the captain die. The captain's breathing is hollow and he is looking paler. He then slowly turns his head and looks at Shane.
      "Finish me now," he said. "You've won this battle so claim victory by finishing me." Shane smirked a little.
      "Hmph, you already are finished," Shane replied. "I don't need to kick someone when they are already down and out." The captain then closed his eyes and gave up his breath. His body then disintegrated leaving the keyblade behind, which Shane had disintegrated as well. Looking up, the battle is over as only a couple hundred dark soldiers that remain surrender and flee in dark corridors. The light soldiers took a beating losing many as well, but were still numerous. The number of park guests dead was not as large as one would think. However, many were hurt and were bleeding. This didn't stop any of them from cheering Shane and applauding for him. Master Gula put his hand on Shane's shoulder.
      "Wonderful job Kidemonas," Gula said. Shane smiled and felt proud as he looked at all of the keyblade wielders and park guests. Not only did Disneyland and Walt Disney's lamp lend him some of their powers, park guests and keyblade wielders of Earth also lent their powers as well. With these, Shane can now feel confident and tell his friends that as long as the light of the Disney Parks, Walt Disney, keyblade wielders of Earth, and park guests on their side, they will always find a way to defeat the darkness wherever it may be.
      Emergency responders entered the park and escorted guests to ambulances to be taken to the hospital for treatment. They also took away the dead guests and notify the families of their deaths. Shane told the responders to tell the families that they fought to protect them and he, Kidemonas the Supreme Elite, can say their deaths were not in vain. Then he and Gula left Disneyland in a light corridor now confident they are finding a way to beat back and defeat the Dark Elite.

Edited by KingdomHearts3, 27 May 2016 - 05:56 PM.


#39 The Transcendent Key

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 09:37 PM

Gahhhh, this was awesome!!!!  What a thrilling battle!  Also, I really loved how Shane was explaining the layout of the Disney Parks to Gula, and I also loved how they were discussing what it truly means to protect others, ya know?  Excellent work! :D

 

Also, I always love it when Mr. Iger makes an appearance, and I certainly loved him in this chapter!  Awesome work!  I can't wait for more! :3



#40 KingdomHearts3

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:40 PM

Chapter 14: Multiple Fronts Part 1
      Polemos was walking through the Keyblade Graveyard. The World That Never Was is no more. It didn't survive the Keyblade War and now it has returned to darkness like all the thirteen darknesses have. The Dark Elite have called the Keyblade Graveyard home even though there is nothing, but waste in this world. Polemos is the only one here as his colleagues have been trying to test the Foretellers, lights, Lucians, and their counterparts. Polemos decided to take a break and rest for some time before he continues his quest. Looking around, he sees the cemetery as it was after the three original masters fought Master Xehanort and Vanitas.
      "No, this will not do for us," he said. He summoned his keyblade and waved his free, darkness covered hand over it. Then he pointed his keyblade to the sky and fired a dark stream. The sky became black and then it stormed with thunder, lightning, and wind. Darkness then surrounded everything making all go black and then it cleared up immediately making everything quiet. Polemos looks around and sees the Keyblade Graveyard back in its original state.
      "Ah, much better," he said. "Now this is how it should be."
      The Keyblade Graveyard is his comfort zone. The reason why is because great darkness covered everything. The first Keyblade War sent everything into darkness. The Realm of Light was destroyed, the X-blade was shattered, and the true Kingdom Hearts became property of the darkness never to be seen again. Polemos was there originally fighting in that war against keyblade wielders of light. His comrades saw their light counterparts fall to fate. It was the covering darkness that destroyed their bodies and so with their hearts set free, they, the Dark Elite, had their bodies destroyed too and become a part of the Supreme Elite's hearts again since they are the darknesses of the Supreme Elite's hearts. With the fact that he is darkness, he enjoys the comforts of home. Namely, he enjoys residing in the Keyblade Graveyard.
      A captain in all armor came out of a dark corridor behind Polemos and walked up to him from behind. He took his helmet off and revealed spikey brown hair with black highlights at the tips. His eyes were gold like all dark warriors and he appeared to be the age of Polemistis. Polemos knew he was there and remained silent still looking at the cemetery around him.
      "Do you see this Nox?" the Dark Elite asked. "See how expansive this is? You know, I love it here. I feel the darkness left from the first war. The second war only emphasized this darkness again. It's where I feel at home. When I was awakened, do you know where I found myself? Right here in this world with a black coat on and hood up. I looked around and just walked to the center of the cemetery. That is where we the Dark Elite met again. We spoke to each other again and it felt wonderful. We went from world to world staying in the shadows and familiarizing ourselves with the new age and worlds. It was fascinating seeing so much new and seeing this new Realm of Light and replacement Kingdom Hearts. We watched the thirteen darknesses from afar curious to see what they will do. I acquainted myself with Master Xehanort one day, but avoided telling him who I was. He was pleased with me as he sensed my darkness and he expressed his hope that he will see me again. I realized then that it was best to remain out of sight for I sensed chaos brewing slowly for the darkness. Surely, we Dark Elite see the Keyblade War erupt again and from the chapel of the Supreme Elite, we watch the bloodshed and chaos and disorder. That is when we decided to create a new order that will snuff out any chaos. We will need as much power as possible to do that."
      A dark corridor opened and a soldier with no armor came out of it with two others that have full armor. He looked a little bit nervous, but kept it hidden behind a stone faced expression.
      "Ah, I am glad you are here," Polemos said addressing the soldier. "Now then, tell me, what is the status of our raids on the Disney Parks?"
      "Great Elite," he began "I am afraid that our raids have failed." Polemos slowly turned around with no smile and appearing a little cross.
      "They have what?" Polemos asked with some anger now and he walked slowly to the soldier.
      "Our raids have not been working," the soldier said. "We have been defeated at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. In Walt Disney World, we fought until the end, but knowing we would lose, we retreated. In Disneyland, we were on the attack and besieged Gula's and Kidemonas's forces near the lamp, but then reinforcements arrived along with park guests ready to fight too. Also, the park and lamp loaned Kidemonas their power. We fought just about until the last man." Polemos now had a slight black aura surrounding him as he walked up to the soldier and now he stood just about toe to toe with the soldier. The soldier was now starting to sweat bullets and was scared stiff now, but still held his stone faced expression.
      "How do you lose to A BUNCH OF WORTHLESS RUFFIANS?!" Polemos screamed.
      "We did not have any reinforcements," the soldier explained "but we fought for you and the Dark Elite."
      "If you did, you would have won, wouldn't you?" Polemos said in a low voice, but still clear with anger. The soldier could not respond and now the black aura was larger around Polemos.
      The Dark Elite then immediately summoned his keyblade and stabbed the soldier right through his abdomen to where the point and some of the blade was visible out the back. The soldier was shocked at being stabbed and looked at Polemos in shock while blood started streaming from the sides of his mouth.
      "Here is the reinforcement that you wanted," Polemos said sarcastically, angrily, in a low voice. He then pulled out his keyblade and the soldier fell onto the ground dead. He then looked at Nox and the other two soldiers in armor. Now, rage was clear and the black aura was raging around him.
      "Anyone else want to be the next one to face my blade?!" he shouted. He held up his keyblade and made clear the blood covering it is a warning. Nox and the armored soldiers said nothing. Polemos put his keyblade down to his side and turned back to facing the cemetery.
      "You two! Go with Nox!" he ordered. "Now, go and get as many soldiers as possible and look everywhere on Earth for it. We can't stop until we find the Mark of Kye. I in the meantime am very soon going to tell Polemistis why the new order must be established." Nox and the soldiers bowed going on one knee.
      "Oh and one more thing Nox," Polemos said "I want you to search out a man named Bob Iger. He is going to be helpful in our cause and will surely help us find the Mark of Kye."
      "Yes Great Elite," Nox replied and the soldiers disappeared into a dark corridor. As Polemos was looking out at the graveyard, a separate dark corridor opened up and two people came out of it. The Dark Elite turned his head to look behind and he sees Maleficent and Pete come out.
      "Your suggestion is as worthless as you have been," Maleficent said sharply. "Take one world as a foundation and then go out and conquest? How foolish do you think I am?! Those fools kept the journal from me and hid it away and now it has become more difficult to take worlds as my own and rule. Your suggestion did nothing for me as well!"
      "You oughta pay for this see!' Pete said "You think we're nothin' but a couple of chumps. We'll show you!" Polemos now turned around completely looking at both of them with one eyebrow raised.
      "I made it quite clear only I would address him!" Maleficent rebuked him, but then she relented "However, I will let this one go because you seem to be right." She now looked at Polemos. "You truly think we are just simpletons who knew nothing to begin with, did you not? I had more success with my own plan and listening to Master Xehanort's wisdom. Then you came along and made fools out of us. No one makes a fool out of the mistress of all evil!" Polemos only scoffed and shook his head.
      "Heh, you then have no worth to me," Polemos said. Maleficent and Pete were now confused. "You were supposed to take over King Stefan's castle so we the Dark Elite had a true world to build upon. You idiots think this graveyard is enough for us? We call this place home, but it does not suit our needs. Since you have failed to do a simple task, you can now get lost and let us, the Dark Elite, do our jobs. Don't worry, we'll do the ruling for you." He then laughed some. Maleficent and Pete now felt humiliated realizing they were just a couple among the many dark soldiers under the Dark Elite. There was nothing special about them to the Elite and now they will rule instead of Maleficent.
      "Ooooh, why I oughta-!" Pete shouted angrily "You ready to kick some butt Maleficent? Seems this bozo doesn't know who he is messing with. What d'you say m'lady?" Maleficent growled at Polemos, but then she calmed and a smile came across her face.
      "Why dear Pete, we don't need to do anything," she said with a smile. Pete was shocked, but Maleficent explained further.
      "It won't be us who destroys this fool," she said to Pete while still looking at Polemos, who was now frowning. "You see, it isn't us who are the ones he is afraid of. It's his counterpart roaming around the worlds and beating back his forces wherever he and his friends go." Polemos appeared troubled now, but held his same expression. "Don't worry dear Pete, if we just ally ourselves with these Supreme Elite, then our victory is assured and these fools will face their doom!" She then laughed hysterically and Pete laughed along with her and they both disappeared into a dark corridor. Polemos was irked by this, but he didn't need to worry for they can't be that big of a fight. He turns back to the many keys before him in the cemetery and walks to the center of the graveyard while looking and feeling the many keyblades.
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      Skuld and Kairi were walking through the Destiny Islands. It was calm and all and the inhabitants were minding their own business. The main village was indeed quiet and peaceful. Kairi was glad to be home in her own world. Skuld was rather fascinated by this since she didn't exactly have a home world.
      "So this is your home world?" Skuld asked.
      "Yes, this is where Sora, Riku, and I live," Kairi replied. "This world was also one of many destroyed by the darkness in the beginning of our adventures. Sora saved it from the darkness. Where is your home world?" Skuld looked down into space with some sorrow.
      "I really... don't have one," she said. Kairi and her stopped walking and Kairi looked at her.
      "What? You don't have a home world?" Kairi asked.
      "No I don't," Skuld replied. "My predecessor originally lived in a town called Daybreak Town. After the Keyblade War, it was laid waste with nothing noticeable left. She had to go into hiding and just wander from world to world. Luckily, she found the Land of Departure and made that home. Now, I don't have a home."
      "Hey, maybe you could make this world your home," Kairi suggested. Skuld shook her head confusing Kairi.
      "No not home," Skuld replied "because as a keyblade wielder and as one that serves under the Supreme Elite now, not the Foretellers, I cannot rest in one place too long. I have a duty to defeat the darkness wherever it may show up. However, I will visit when I have the chance." She looked at Kairi and smiled warmly. Kairi smiled and nodded. Then they went off onto the boat by the dock and head to the smaller island. When they approach, no one is around. Tidus, Selphie, and Wakka must have been here earlier or they are still on the main island. Kairi and Skuld look around and just enjoy the peace.
       The Keyblade War was hell let loose on all worlds. Blood was shed even here on this peaceful island. The thirteen darknesses obviously did not make anything easier and caused further chaos and ruin. Now, Kairi feels at ease just walking along the shore with Skuld whom she has developed a relationship with as have the rest of the lights have with Skuld.
       Skuld and Kairi were sitting on the sand looking out to sea. They just stared thinking how there is a more expansive sea containing worlds and people out there. In fact, it gave Kairi an opportunity to think about what has happened and what could possibly happen. As she was staring, she turned her head about to say something to Skuld, but then noticed someone up by the paopu tree on the smaller island next to the seashore. Kairi bumped Skuld and motioned pointing to the mysterious figure. Skuld and Kairi get up and head to the island where the figure is. When they get there, they see his back is turned to him. However, they notice all of the dark clothing on him and they know this is no friend.
      "This world... is just... too small," he said. He then turned around and faced Kairi and Skuld with a maniacal grin. Kairi and Skuld gasped when they see his face.
      "Tromos!" Kairi and Skuld call out. Jack's dark counterpart is in Destiny Islands now.
      "What are you doing here?!" Kairi demanded.
      "I was so curious as to see why Destiny Islands has been so unique," Tromos replied. "Such a small world with nothing much to do. Hmph, and yet darkness destroyed this world once. Well, seeing as how you all have been stretched out on multiple fronts and this world is a bore, I might as well start thinning you all out." Tromos summoned his keyblade and took stance. "I am curious to see what you my dear can do. Something about you is quite fascinating." Kairi summoned her keyblade as did Skuld.
      "No no, not you Skuld," Tromos said. "I want only Kairi see. I will challenge you later after I kill Kairi. By then, you will be too heartbroken to fight and then I will end your misery. Worry not, I will make it pain free." He then laughed some. Kairi and Skuld growled, but Kairi did reaffirm what Tromos said.
      "Skuld, I appreciate your support," Kairi said "but I must do this alone. Plus, if I live and put up a good enough fight, I will save you from having to fight and losing your life. Let me handle this."
      "Alright Kairi. Be careful though," Skuld replied. Kairi nodded and Skuld backed up to give Kairi and Tromos room. Kairi took a couple steps forward and took stance. Tromos was grinning maniacally the whole time.
      "Show me what you got!" he shouted and both sides charged and clashed. Now fighting a reverse grip keyblade wielder was not easy and fighting one of the dark elite did not make it any easier, but harder. Kairi knew that and decided to be a little on the aggressive side while keeping true to her own ways. they clashed and Tromos violently pushed Kairi's keyblade away to the ground, but she in a fast swing brought her keyblade up and over and swung to his head. He blocked and the two fought some before Kairi was turned around back toward him because of a strong parry. However, she used the momentum and kept on turning around swinging her keyblade to his head making him lean back and hop back a distance. One could hear the "shing" sound as Kairi sung her keyblade to Tromos's head.
      Tromos was in stance, but he did nothing and just looked Kairi up and down. He then grins, stands up straight, and nods.
      "Well now," he said "it seems that you have much in you. I see why you are one of the seven lights. I'd like to see you again sometime. For now though, I will let you two play with a few friends of mine." Kairi and Skuld felt their heart go into their feet and their faces go white as they were praying he was not referring to the other three Dark Elite. Behind Tromos, three dark corridors opened up and dark soldiers all in armor came out of them. At least it was dark soldiers so that was a sigh of relief.
      "The rest of the Dark Elite and I will play with you ladies another time," Tromos said. "Right now, I can only have you be with these three. Now remember to play nice... and have a wonderful time." A dark corridor opened up behind him and he turned around and went in it laughing hysterically the whole time. The dark soldiers summoned their keyblades and charged toward the young women. They braced themselves and clashed with the soldiers. The young women were forced to use Blade of Seven to get these three off of them and then attack. In fact, after they fired the fourteen blades total at the three dark soldiers, the number of blades left them wounded and barely able to stand. They did however, still fought even though they barely stood up. Kairi and Skuld, using Zantetsuken, killed all three of them in one lightning fast strike making the soldiers' deaths painless and velvet.
      After they dissolved the keyblades and bodies with their magic, they were about to leave the islands when behind them, a light corridor opened and out came Braxon. He already had keyblade in hand and he was already having his sights set on Kairi.
      "Kairi right?" he said. Kairi and Skuld turned and looked at him.
      "Yeah. You're Braxon, one of the rivals and fakes," she replied.
      "Yeah whatever," he replied. "You might think we're fakes, but after I defeat you, you'll be thinking again." He took stance for a brief moment and charged at Kairi and they clashed. Skuld knew to step aside because she heard that these rivals are trying to replace the Supreme Elite and think themselves as the true Supreme Elite with a power passed down throughout the ages from the original Elite. She figured out that by now, these rivals want to defeat the seven lights before taking on the Elite themselves in order to start turning hearts toward them. Skuld kept out of it and allowed Kairi to fight this battle because it was hers to fight.
      Kairi was not really troubled with fighting Braxon, though he was pretty skilled. However, some magic Kairi used made him struggle and he tried firing back at her, but she was able to block it all with barrier. Kairi realized in that moment that fighting the thirteen darknesses has made her stronger and it has helped as of late with the new enemy. She countered with Fire Raid and it hit Braxon hard and sent him backwards and onto his knees. He breathed some and Kairi stood straight up now seeing she won this match.
      "Had enough?" she asked.
      "No wonder why you're one of the seven," he said. He then stood up. "Well, it seems that we only have one option left. We'll see you again for sure." He then disappeared into a light corridor. Kairi and Skuld left immediately afterwards for they knew that there was much to do and with all of them stretched out, they had to go where there are vacuums to keep the Dark Elite from filling them.
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      Master Ava and Riku were walking through the Symphony of Sorcery in the Cloudwalk. This world, now free from the Realm of Sleep, was fair game to the Dark Elite. Yen Sid had already opened the books to help them gain entrance as a shortcut to this world and since Riku saw one of them in his Mark of Mastery exam, he figured he might as well see the other one. Walking around, it was rather peaceful, but then heartless popped up. Riku and Ava summoned their keyblades and started destroying them. It wasn't that bad, but it was lengthy for there were dozens of them. Eventually, they were all cleared out and Riku and Ava kept going.
      "I must say, I have never been in this world before," Ava said. "I never knew it existed until you requested Yen Sid to allow us to go to this world."
      "Yeah. I was in one of the other books during my Mark of Mastery exam," Riku replied. "Let's just say it wasn't the most fun nor the cheeriest and so I figured I might as well see what the other one had. Heh, Sora had it good when we came here." They walked on and came upon the Glen. It was quiet here and then once again, heartless popped up again. The Foreteller and light sighed, rolled their eyes, summoned their keyblades again and began fighting again. There were fewer this time and ti took less time to clear them out. The two of them were glad that this didn't take long.
      Suddenly, a light corridor opens and out comes Derron. He had keyblade in hand already and eyes on Riku.
      "Derron!" Riku exclaimed.
      "So you came to challenge Riku to prove your status, yes?" Ava asked.
      "Yes, that, but also to skip the formalities and questions and get this over with," Derron said and then he ran at Riku and the two clashed. Riku did not have much trouble, but Derron was sly and attack from different angles. It forced Riku to use Dark Splicer a few times, but it helped. Derron was skilled, but not tough. Riku thought that clearly, fighting the darknesses has paid off and now making fighting the Dark Elite and these rivals better though for the former, not significant, but advantageous for the latter.
      Riku opened Derron for a second long enough to use Dark End, Ars Arcanum's dark counterpart. It had bark and bite and effectively shut Derron down and sent him back a ways. He went on his knees abruptly after sliding back while standing and breathed heavily. Riku remained in stance for a second and then stood straight up.
      "Done already? I thought you were stronger than that," he said like he did to Sora. Derron laughed a little.
      "Heh heh heh, yeah right," he replied and stood up. "Well, I guess this proves one thing and we will have to do it soon." He then disappeared into a light corridor. Ava and Riku decided to check what's left then high-tail it out of this world so they can be with their comrades. When they get to the Fields, they find nothing around, but see someone looking out over the crest where the first Sound Idea was and where Sora came across Young Xehanort for the last time before entering The World That Never Was. Riku and Ava walk up the hill a little and then the person turns around and it turns out to be none other than Thanatos, Shane's counterpart. Riku summons his keyblade while Ava stands in her place firm.
      "Well, Master Riku and Master Ava," Thanatos said "what a wonderful surprise. I was getting bored here and was hoping someone would keep me company and it turns out to be the light and Foreteller here at the same time."
      "Alright, now that you've beaten around the bush," Riku said bluntly "what's the reason you're here?"
      "Well, we have been searching for something while trying to take over the worlds," Thanatos said. "It would help us defeat the Supreme Elite, our stupid counterparts. Plus, it would be of great assistance for us in building the new order. However, you people have gotten in the way and have made this incredibly annoying to accomplish."
      "Did you expect the Foretellers, seven lights, Supreme Elite, and Lucians to stand by and watch their freedom pass away?" Ava asked.
      "There is freedom in this new order," Thanatos said. "You're free from chaos and disorder and violence. In order to do that, you have to follow exactly as we say."
      "And if I don't-?" Riku asked. Thanatos summoned his keyblade and looked it over and feeling it.
      "Then cold metal will be the last thing anyone tastes," he replied. "I have thought about decorating this with possibly something darker. Blood is a natural way of making my keyblade look better, don't you?" He then chuckled and Riku gritted his teeth.
      "I, Master Ava, have been tasked to save the keyblade wielding race," she proclaimed. "Now, we the Foretellers will stand with the Supreme Elite and protect the freedom of all and defend them from the lies you spread and the darkness of your tyranny and destruction."
      "Is that so?" Thanatos said. "If that's your proposition, let me offer one too. I right now don't care about Riku here at the moment. Why? I blame the Foretellers for inspiring the seven and Elite to go out and fight us. So, here's your punishment for your defiance!" Thanatos took fighting stance which prompted Ava to summon her keyblade and take stance as well. The two clashed and sparks flew here and there when they did sometimes. Riku was a little awed because he knows that really, only the Supreme Elite can defeat the Dark Elite. However, in this case, Master Ava has held up strong against Thanatos and matched him strike for strike, spell for spell. The Zantetsuken strikes Ben used against Noctis once were effective. However, Thanatos countered with Dark Flare. The two went back and forth eventually they clashed and broke off. Ava was panting slightly, but she made Thanatos pant slightly too. They both breathed in deep, stood straight up and glared at each other.
      "Hmph, impressive," Thanatos said. "It's obvious why you are one of the Foretellers besides holding the Book of Prophecies. Very well, once we have obtained what we are looking for and after killing our counterparts, the seven lights and Foretellers will be nothing more than a legend." He then looks at Riku. "I look forward to seeing you again." Thanatos disappears into a dark corridor leaving the world. Riku and Ava leave immediately too to speed up progress and fill in vacuums left behind. It also leaves them thinking: what are they looking for and how could it defeat the Supreme Elite? They would have to ask Yen Sid what that means and what it is.

Edited by KingdomHearts3, 06 June 2016 - 10:42 PM.






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