A Kingdom Hearts AU Fic
Disclaimer: Square Enix and Disney
Spoilers: None whatsoever.
Pairings: Erm... implied.
Rating: G, Waffy.
Setting: Alternate Universe
Sora glumly shifted his footing and
sighed. "Hey you guys, knock it off. Do you want to get us into even
Tidus and Wakka paid no attention
and continued their contest of balancing buckets of water on the palms
of their hands.
"Chill Sora," Wakka said lazily,
carefully swaying from side to side. "We're just doing what we're told."
"The teacher did NOT say for us to
do this," Sora pointed out, glancing nervously at the classroom door.
"He just yelled at us to get the buckets and stand in the hall!"
"And we've got the buckets and
we're standing in the hall," Tidus pointed out, bracing one of said
buckets against the wall briefly. "We even put water in them," his grip
trembled, slopping a little of said water onto the floor. "Oops."
"Clod," Wakka grinned.
"Will you two cut it out?"
"Aw, what's the matter Sora,
envious of our strength and talent?" Wakka teased.
Sora growled. "Who's envious? Any
moron can do that!"
"So let's see YOU do it then,"
Tidus challenged immediately.
Backed metaphorically into a
corner, Sora carefully manuevred his hands from the bucket handles down
the side to underneath. With his tongue stuck out slightly, he raised
both buckets to shoulder height and posed.
"Ha! See... whoa... ah... AH!"
Tidus and Wakka watched with
interest as Sora wobbled unsteadily, trying to compensate as the water
sloshed inside the plastic buckets and unbalanced them. He turned
quickly, trying to put his back against the wall to give him something
to steady himself against.
"Oh no..." Sora watched one bucket
slip off his hands, and tried to grab for it. He only succeeded in
knocking it over onto the floor, and the other bucket tilted backwards
and fell out the open window behind him. "Ack!"
Wakka and Tidus both burst out
laughing and subsequently both dropped their own buckets, leaving the
hall floor awash.
"You guys!" Sora's face burned. "Oh
geez... what if I hit someone?"
Wakka hauled himself over to the
window and peered out. "Oh, lucky!"
"Is it okay?" Sora demanded, too
scared to go look for himself.
Wakka gave him a cheerful grin and
a thumbs up. "Don't worry, you're safe," he said, grinning.
"You only got Riku."
Sora stared at him for a long
moment and then launched himself at the window, where he would have
followed the bucket down had not Tidus grabbed onto the back of his
“Oh my God RIKU!" He yelled. "I’M
REALLY, REALLY SOOORRYYY!! ARE YOU ALRIGHT? SPEAK TO ME!”
Below them a drenched and soaking
Riku contemplated the bucket he had just removed from his head, and
then squinted upward at the boys staring at him from the window. His
hair was plastered down flat and his school shirt clung translucently
to his torso. He pushed his wet hair out of his face.
"I'M SO SORRY!" Sora shouted. "IT
WAS AN ACCIDENT! ARE YOU OKAY???"
Tidus grunted and tried to haul the
smaller boy safely inside the window as the classroom door opened
behind them and the teacher looked out in trepidation. "Sora, get the
hell back in here! Riku will forgive you. Right Wakka? What's he doing
“He's looking thoughtful," Wakka
reported as Sora was protestingly dragged inside. "He's walking over to
the drinking fountain. He seems fine, Sora, really. Now he's wiping his
face. Now he’s... refilling the bucket."
There was a long pause. Wakka
“Now he’s walking towards the
Behind them, the teacher closed the
An hour later, after the combined
forces of Vice Principal's Cloud and Squall had finally managed to end
the Great Summer Water Fight of 2000, all four boys were standing wetly
in the corridor, the sun warming and (slowly) drying them.
"I really am sorry Riku," Sora
apologised for the fortieth time.
Riku laughed, "Don't worry about it
Sora." He ran his eyes over the bedraggled boy standing next to him,
uniform clinging to his slight frame. "I forgive you."
Behind him there was a loud snort.
Riku turned his head to regard the
other two balefully. "I haven't forgiven YOU two though."
Wakka and Tidus both shrank under
his gaze. "Now Riku," Tidus began. "Let's not go doing anything you'll
Riku glared at them both and then
regarded Sora again. "Oh, I don't plan on regreting ANYTHING."
Sora beamed at him obliviously.
"So Sora, feeling up to a rematch
A/N: In fond remembrance of the
summer waterfights I used to have with the other kids on my street,
which always started off with water pistols but ended with buckets,
2-litre ice-cream containers, and the hose. :-)
And Squall as Vice-Principal kills
me for humour value. I couldn't tell you why though.