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Two of Us - Extra Chapter 3Big Ben Clock Tower: Phantom
Sora and Kairi found Peter Pan at Captain Hook's ship, pilfering treasure from the various treasure chests. He saw them flying towards the ship - with Kairi seriously enjoying the sensation of flight that being in Neverland allowed her - and hailed them down. "Kairi, Sora, good to see you two! What're you up to?"
"Not much," Kairi replied, touching down on the ship. Sora landed at her side as she added, "We heard there was something suspicious around." They weren't quite lying - Donald had found a Heartless output from Neverland so powerful that he had refused to leave the ship.
Peter Pan looked Kairi up and down, admiring her shadow-white dress, then did the same to Sora in his dragonskin battlesuit. "Nice duds." He shook his head. "Anyways, I haven't seen anything, but..."
As though on cue, Tinker Bell flew from under a grating and around Peter Pan. Kairi raised her head with a satisfied expression. "So that's where she went."
Sora turned to her. "
Two of Us - Extra Chapter 2Agraban Desert: Kurt Zisa
Sora and Kairi stepped into Agrabah, their whitefold clothing tight around their faces, looking around for anything that might be suspicious - Donald had recieved such a high Heartless signal he and Goofy didn't dare come down. Almost on cue, Aladdin's flying carpet sped over their heads and into the hole on the side of his house. They turned towards each other, then climbed up the rough wall and emerged inside to see Aladdin trying to wrestle the enchanted Persian rug down.
"Hey, Kairi, Sora," he called. "What're you around Agrabah for?"
"Heard there was something suspicious around here," Kairi replied. "What's up with your carpet?"
Aladdin shook his head. "No idea. He shot in here and seems freaked out about something."
Sora stepped forward. "What's the matter? You want to go somewhere?"
The carpet flew out of Aladdin's hands and dropped into flight position like he wanted them to get on. The three of them turned towards each other and shrugged, then
Two of Us - Chapter 18Chapter 18: The End of the World
"Hey, Hades, wake up."
Hades opened his eyes to see Hercules rattling on the bars of his cage. His hair reignited as he rose from the godly realm of dreams. "What do you want, hero boy?"
"Sora told me that you said you could open new cups while Phil's away so long as you provided the prizes to whoever completed them. Is that right?"
The Lord of the Dead got to his feet. "That kid beat Lythos? Are you serious?"
Herc chuckled. "You think I wasn't surprised to see Sora standing on a pile of boulders that used to be the two-headed Rock Titan?" He shook his head. "Anyways, you were right, Phil knew what you were talking about. So what prizes have you got?"
"Like I'm going to tell you." Hades snapped.
"I'll rescind your banishment from Olympus on weekends under a peace record."
"There's a shield and a staff in my throne room," Hades explained. "Cerberus will know I sent you, but he'll just hold you up if you don't take a direct route. Give the shield t
Two of Us - Extra Chapter 1Gold Match: Hydros' Cannon
Sora stepped into the Olympus Coliseum with Kairi right at his side. The second they entered the arena, a frigid cold struck them. Sora faltered - the Coliseum was never this cold, even when it was filled with Wizards casting Blizzard. He saw lines of gold streaking along the Coliseum walls and new something was up.
A crash caused him to turn behind him to see a massive hand grabbing the edge of the walls, going over the lobby in a way that Phil wouldn't notice. Another hand grabbed the other side of the gate, and Sora saw that they were made from... ice?
Then the rest of their owner rose.
It had to have come from a portal to Hades' domain - there was no way a creature that big wuold be able to stay out of sight elsewise. Its body was massive and almost skeletal, its ribcage sharper than steel and its spine lined with spikes. Its hips were spiked like starflashes, and its upper legs were thin, while the lower legs were thick and bulky. Its arms
Two of Us - Chapter 17Chapter 17: Underworld Freaks
Regretfully, Sora took his place in the pilot's seat of Ultima. He was uncomfortable sitting there without Kairi, but his words were true; he didn't want her to be hurt. They took off from the Rising Falls, and Sora called to Donald, "Where's the source of darkness Aurora spoke of?"
"It's... huh?" Donald squinted at his monitor. "Hold on, there's a massive Heartless reading coming from Olympus Coliseum?"
"Olympus Coliseum?" Goofy got to his feet. "What's that about?"
Sora shook his head. "It doesn't matter what that's about. Let's check it out. Donald, set the destination to the Coliseum, and I'll set the ship to Warp Drive."
Donald glanced at Sora, but he didn't argue. "Destination set."
With a click and a kick, Sora was hurtling through space at ten lightyears a second, arriving at the Coliseum before he could blink. He brought the ship to a stop outside the gates and leapt out. The skies of the Coliseum were suspiciously dark, and Phil was not th
Two of Us - Chapter 16Chapter 16: Oblivion Oathbinder
The Warp Hole was thirty kilometres from Traverse Town, but they put off the impact for as long as they could risk it. Kairi was just about to ease into the rip's pull when Sora caught her shoulder. She turned to see him holding a familiar star-shaped fruit.
Kairi looked at the fruit. "Sora... where did you get this? I didn't think they could be found outside the Destiny Islands... how...?"
"They can't," Sora replied. "But when the islands were scattered, so where its pieces. This is how our hearts were joined, Kairi." He split the fruit in half.
"Care to let it happen again?"
The moment that Kairi looked into Sora's eyes made his heart melt. She accepted the fruit and bit into it at the same time Sora did. The same eternity-binding sensation they had felt how long ago returned, and Sora nearly dropped his half of the fruit.
Kairi looked at Sora. "Still like victory you can eat?"
"No," Sora replied. "I've found a better comparison." He to
Two of Us - Chapter 15Chapter 15: Ultima
"So the darkness is flowing out of the Final Keyhole..."
Leon's words gave Kairi and Sora a sense of reality. Activating the Haste accellerators while the Warp Drive was active had nearly torn the ship apart; they had only arrived at Traverse Town alive by Donald's quick-thinking teleportation spell.
They had found the Heartless all over town, and not Shadows and Soldiers - Defenders, Wizards, Wyverns, everything imaginable. Donald and Goofy had stayed at Cid's Gummi garage; Sora and Kairi had were the only ones who had come to speak with Leon, Yuffie, and Aerith.
"No wonder there are more and more Heartless everywhere," Aerith mused. "The only way to stop them is..."
Sora bit his lip. Kairi spoke for him. "Seal the Keyhole... right?"
Leon closed his eyes. "Maybe. But no one knows what will happen once it's sealed."
"We cna't just stay here," Sora stated. "We have to do something! We've got a friend back there, and I'm not leaving him to the Heartless!"
Two of Us - Chapter 14Chapter 14: Inquirer of Darkness
The next room was a lift stop, but Sora and Kairi led the gang past the curious lifts and out onto a balcony near the castle gates, Sora clipping on the Olympia medal as he went. Heartless were quick to appear; airbound Wyverns that flew out of the way quickly. Kairi managed to stun them with a burst of Thunder, allowing Sora to take them out with swipes of both Keyblade and shield.
They rounded a corner and found themselves at a crystal that Sora knew triggered a lift. He tappped it with the Keyblade, bringing down a small lift that the five of them leapt into. When they got off, the balcony proved to simply be a transition to a much bigger lift.
All of them leapt on as Sora activated it.
The second they got on, Sora could feel the presences of Heartless encircling the lift like a hawk waiting to strike. He flipped the Keyblade and grabbed it by the shaft, handed it to Kairi, and drew the Dream Sword from his back. "Be on your guard," he said in
Two of Us - Chapter 13Chapter 13: Hollow Bastion
Everyone was bracing themselves for the oncoming flight and fight they knew were coming. Even Goofy, who had made an impressive find at Donald's nephews' shop in the form of a Mythril Shield - good for both offense and defense - wasn't dozing off as Sora, Kairi, and Donald got ready.
"Hit the Warp Drive for Neverland," Donald called. "Then we rocket off. No Warp Holes this time - just a lot of Heartless."
"Alright," Sora stated. "Plot the coordinates and hold on tight, Donald."
"Coordinates set up!"
"Here we go!" Kairi hit the Warp Drive as Sora gripped the wheel, and the four of them were off, literally vanishing from Traverse Town, reappearing near Neverland.
Sora could see the spacial path that the new Navigation Gummi had outlined, and he bit his teeth. "Kairi, you take the wheel," he said. "Donald, set the weapons for reserve gunner, alright?"
Goofy got to his feet. "Uh, I'll take the reserve gunner, Sora."
Sora turned to him. "Really?"
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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