A Kingdom Hearts fic
Disclaimer: Kingdom Hearts and the Final
Fantasy characters are owned by Squareenix and Disney.
Characters: Tidus, Wakka, Selphie, some Kairi.
Spoilers: Yes, for end of game and origin of certain characters.
Warnings: Mangled character relations based on FFX and KH.
A lone figure sat on the
beach, watching the waves come in and out. It
was dusk, the end of another beautiful day on the island, and she was
But not alone.
On the nearby dock, three others
watched over her.
"It's getting late," Selphie
Tidus didn't acknowledge the
comment, while Wakka bestirred himself only enough to grunt.
sighed. Ever since they'd been returned to the island, the normally
loud and energetic duo had been quiet and subdued. It was so hard to be
the ones sitting by and waiting, she mused to herself. That was why
they'd always enjoyed being in the thick of things. Even though it was
often dangerous, it was better than this horrible, helpless waiting.
wonder how the others're doing?" Tidus said, suddenly. Wakka and
Selphie both started at the sound of his voice, and exchanged glances.
"Who? Sora and Riku, or...?"
Tidus made an irritated gesture.
"Those two'll be fine. The others."
Selphie paused to gather her thoughts, and inject some confidence into
her voice. "I'm sure they're fine too. Kairi said that Squ... Leon's
there, after all. He'll keep things together."
"Right," Wakka agreed, and shivered
in the cool evening air. "But you know, I wish we coulda had a chance
to see 'em all again."
"Yeah," Selphie kicked her feet
aimlessly over the edge of the dock. "Still, at least we remember 'em
"Can't believe we forgot our home
like that," Tidus muttered from behind the pair of them. "Cloud and
"Leon." Two voices corrected him.
"Whatever, and Aeris and Yuffie
His voice trailed off and the other
two glanced at each other.
"I'm sure your dad's okay," Selphie
you know Auron's invincible," Wakka added, more confidently. "He's like
Cloud and Leon that way. It's the power of grumpiness, ya?"
snorted with laughter. "Yeah, I guess so." He traced letters on the
wooden planks with his finger, and then squinted at the sky. "Getting
"Time to call it a night?" Wakka
asked, his eyes moving back to Kairi, still sitting on the beach,
give her a little longer," Selphie said, quietly. Her eyes stared at
their childhood friend, and unfocused as she thought about all the
others from Hollow Bastion. Home, friends, family. All missing.
We'll see each other again, she promised herself silently.
"Just a little longer."
Note: Written because I've been wanting to do more KH fic ever since
completing FFX and finally getting a handle on those characters. I
particularly wanted to do something with the Hollow Bastion/FF setting
and add Auron into the mix, but then I found out that he was going to
be in KH2 and I figured that anything I wrote would wind up being
flattened by the game itself.
And then I just thought, "Ah, the
hell with it, I want to write this". So I did.