Hero's Trail - Chapter 19Chapter 19: A Loyal Hero"No."The single word rang like a bell, catching Nayru's attention. "I'm not leaving Farore in there. I won't pass the place she's being held captive when I know I can free her." He turned from Nayru, to Sheik, to Aveil. "Say what you will. Do what you want. But I'm going to free Farore." He turned towards the canyon, focusing on the Hover Boots on his feet."If you try and stop me, it's your funeral."He started over the canyon, nothing but a plane of air under his feet. He kept his pace even after he cleared the canyon - the only difference was that he could spare the focus to draw his blade.Zelda sighed. "You're right," she stated. "He loves her."Aveil turned to them. "You're not going to help him, are you?""We don't stand a chance against the Gerudo," Nayru replied. "Neither does Link. He knows it in his mind... but his heart can't accept it." She sighed and got to her feet. "Let's go. We need to get the tools from the Desert Colossus.""You go,"
Broken Chains - Chapter 10Chapter 10: The Savage NymphSora was just shaking the last remnants of Monstro off of himself when he caught sight of a female figure stepping down from the next floor. He recognized the black cloak that Axel and the other mystery figure had worn, but her hair was lightning blonde, curved into an almost elven style. Stilletto heels clicked with every step she took, and there was an electrical aura about her.Donald and Goofy were at Sora's sides in an instant. "You're with Axel, aren't you?!" Donald demanded.A smile came onto her face. "Ooh, aren't we clever. The name's Larxene." She stepped forward. "Enjoying your stay in Castle Oblivion? I bet it's nice to peel away all the worthless memories and awaken what's really important.""You say it like you've been there before," Sora stated.Larxene's face controrted into a glare. "But you're still forgetting, aren't you, Sora? The most important." She turned away and crossed her arms. "When that poor girl hears you've forgotten he
Broken Chains - Chapter 9Chapter 9: Whale of a WhaleAs they closed the door to Halloween Town behind them, Donald turned to Sora. "Hey, did you remember anything else about that girl?" he asked.Sora crossed his arms. Little flashes had been coming back to him throughout the Samhain journey, and he replied, "Yeah, bits and pieces.""Tell us about her," Goofy said. "Maybe talkin' will help you remember!""I suppose," Sora replied. "Well... I remember she was quiet... and almost always drawing pictures. While we were all swimming at the beach... she'd draw a picture of it, instead." He smiled. "I remember she used to draw us, too. She was good at it!"His smile widened as he added, "I think me and Riku used to get into a fight over who would get his picture drawn next. Once she drew me, with my wooden sword, and she made it look like a real one. Riku was so jealous he challenged me to a fight and whupped my ass in the time it took me to say that sentence."Everyone laughed. Sora's face fell as he continu
Broken Chains - Chapter 8Chapter 8: This is SamhainThoughts of the girl on his mind, Sora wasn't paying attention to which card he drew before he flicked it into the door and stepped inside.When he finally paid attention to his surroundings, he found it was quite the creepy place. He came to a stop and looked around, Goofy and Donald doing the same."Gawrsh!" Goofy stated. "Don't like the looks'a this place. I bet it's crawlin' with ghosts!"Donald turned to him. "Well, then what's there to worry about?" he asked. "You won't be spooked if you already know what's coming!"Goofy looked confused. "You really think so?"A sigh from Donald. "Trust me!" he assured Goofy."Welcome to Halloween Town!"Everything dimmed, and Donald and Goofy looked around. Sora drew his Keyblade as a tall, skeletal figure in a formal black suit appeared with a sudden spotlight. He heard Donald squawking, "Wak! A ghost!"The skeleton stepped forward. "Wow, that was the best shriek I've heard in ages!" he exclaimed. "If you're <
Broken Chains - Chapter 7Chapter 7: Memories Chained TogetherSora stepped through the gates of the Coliseum, unsuprised when he, Donald, and Goofy arrived in Castle Oblivion. The knight and sorcerer stepped forward, but Sora remained still, lost in thought.Who was that girl earlier? he mused. She looked kind of like Kairi, but at the same time... she didn't. Was there... someone else?The more he thought about it, the more he was sure that was it - there had been another girl. His mind was turmoiling, the thoughts echoing around his head, senselessly, wordlessly, until they settled for one question.What was her name?"SORA!"Sora leapt back, slamming into the door immediately behind him. Donald was standing there, his staff levelled on where Sora's nose had just been. "Get a move on!" he shouted. "You want to find Riku and the king, don't you?""Well, yeah," Sora agreed. "Come on, let's go."Another image was gently pulled from the sketch pad that a bright figure continued to dra
Broken Chains - Chapter 6Chapter 6: One-Winged DemonSora, Donald, and Goofy wordlessly stepped into the white hall. As they neared the stairs, Sora heard the sorcerer mutter to himself, "I hope the king's okay...""Why bring that up all of a sudden?" Sora asked, turning.Donald raised his gaze. "I... I just want to make sure I haven't forgotten about him.""And?""And I still remember perfectly!" Donald seemed relieved. "Goofy and I are on a quest to find him."Goofy nodded. "Yup! I remember. The king helped us save the world by stayin' on the other side of the door to darkness. He had a Keyblade that kind of looked like Sora's, but the colours were backwards. Since Sora couldn't lock it alone, the two of 'em had to work together."Donald smirked. "Well, that's good. We both still remember, and we won't be forgetting anytime soon.""And me," Sora mused, "I'm looking for Riku. He was with the king when the door closed. I remember he was helping us get it shut." He tilted his head back, gazing at a chand