another, bloody hell when will they stop?, Kingdom Hearts Fanfic
Disclaimer: Square Enix and
Disney's, not mine.
Rating: G. Angst, Drama, General
Pairings: Does obsessive Riku count
as a pairing?
Since the game booklet doesn't tell
me how old the other "kids" are, I'm making that part up.
doesn't remember a time when Sora wasn't there, although he knows that
there was one. For as long as he can remember, they have been together.
Side by side. Brothers in all but name.
(The other half of his soul.)
is the oldest of the children on the Island. The first born of the new
generation, small though it was. The population on the Island had been
dwindling steadily for years, and he knew their parents worried about
"What will the children do?" They
asked at night when they thought he was asleep. "Will they have to go?"
(Go where? He thought to himself.
arrival soon encouraged the others. He was always the leader, in this,
as in everything else. They followed him swiftly... Wakka, Selphie,
Tidus, and then Sora, the baby.
(Kairi came along later but she was
not one of them, no, not truly one of them.)
remembers everything from those early days. Sparring with Wakka and
Tidus (they never could defeat him), dodging Selphie's teasing
questions, and keeping an eye out for Sora.
("You must look after Sora. You're
the eldest, it's your responsibility.")
the baby with the soft, fuzzy hair who followed him everywhere, eyes
and mouth smiling, always smiling. Constantly coming up with crazy
schemes and hairbrained ideas, always tumbling along after him, trying
to keep up.
("Wait for me, Riku!"
"Hurry up! You're too slow!" And
laughing, laughing together.)
And so they played and talked and
laughed and lived their lives together for years, closer than brothers,
closer than skin.
his parents began to suggest that, perhaps, Riku and Sora were too old
to sleep in the same bed anymore, you're both getting so BIG. And
wasn't Selphie looking nice these days and maybe you should spend some
more time with your other friends, Riku. And he'd nod
obediently and spend time with the others, knowing that before the day
was out, Sora would roll up demanding to know where he'd been all
afternoon and I've been looking for you EVERYWHERE Riku come on, let's
And then Kairi arrived and it made
everything so perfect,
because now he had someone else to help him look after Sora, and they
were like their own little family and Sora was STILL the baby...
Only Sora was growing up now, and
wasn't such a kid anymore.
("Argh! I lost again! I swear, one
day I'll beat you, Riku!"
"It'll never happen, Sora."
"Just you wait and see!")
even that was okay, because the more he grew up the more possibilities
opened up for them and they could grow and find new games to play
together, new places to explore.
But Kairi was growing too and
the next thing he knew she was laughing with Sora almost as often as
Sora laughed with him, and Sora was taking longer and longer to find
him some days, and he began to realise that he might have to actually
with other people and for the first
time in his life hot rage pumped through his veins.
would be easy, so easy... just a push from the top of the tree and say
she'd slipped... she'd slipped and I TRIED to catch her but she fell...)
when the rage had ebbed and the red tinge to the world had gone, he'd
looked around and realised that Kairi wasn't all he had to contend
with. Everybody loved Sora (well, of course they did, he was SORA) and
he couldn't very well get rid of ALL of them, could he?
(And then the Darkness came.)
And still Sora found companions in
strange places. Allies, comrades, friends.
It was almost enough to make Riku
want to kill him.
(You are MINE!)
he could be generous. He could share a little. He knew Sora had too
much love in him to be happy giving it to only one person. So he
waited. The others would fall soon enough, and he had Kairi. When the
others were all gone, they would be together again. Kairi would help
him look after Sora, and he would look after them both. He could wait.
Sora would come to him eventually.
He always did.
("I've been looking for you
EVERYWHERE, Riku! Come on, let's play.")
Um... *backs away from fic*.