Ripples and Tides Ch 3Through the open window, dawn's first light was filtering in, illuminating the hospital room where Sora was held prisoner, hands bound to the bed post. Despite his exhaustion, Sora hadn't slept a wink. The boy was too tense with anticipation. Come dawn, he would make his escape, as soon as Riku came for him.
Riku had to come. They were friends and more, and Riku had promised. Sora knew that if Riku was the one in need of rescue, he would stop at nothing to save him. Riku would do the same. That's what friendship meant; that's what love meant.
Still, there had been those bells earlier, an alarm. He'd heard them, and a lot of commotion. The brunette had no idea what the bells meant, but something was up. However, the bells had been silent for hours, and Sora still had hope that things would go as planned. Sora wasn't the sort to give up hope easily, but even Sora could only cling to hope for so long. As the sun continued to rise with no sign of Riku, and dawn turned to day, it became cle
Ripples and Tides Ch 2"Roxas?"
His name was spoken gently, but desperately. Everything was hazy as Roxas slowly opened his eyes. Axel was looking down on him concerned. Roxas managed a smile. "I'm all right," he said, blinking a few times as he tried to orient himself. Where was he?
Slowly he sat up, and found himself lying in Axel's coils. Roxas looked around, blinking in the bright sun. They were by a river, sitting on flat boulder. There was a chocobo a short ways from them, who was tied to a nearby tree. Currently the bird was drinking from the river.
"We can't stay in one place too long, Roxas," Axel told him. "You'll have to be ready to ride soon. But when you started stirring, I thought we'd better take a break. Besides, Star needed a rest; he's not used to carrying so much weight and having to run that fast."
"You rode him?" asked Roxas, confused. Axel never rode chocobos; there was no point since he could slither almost as fast and keep pace with them easily.
"Can't leave tracks," Axel said. "I let
Ripples and TidesThe moon was waning. Every night, its light grew fainter. In the shadow of the forest, the night seemed particularly dark, at least to Riku. Maybe that was just his point of view, everything black. The silver scaled naga's heart and mind were heavy with guilt, and it ate at him.
Roxas was as good as dead, and it was all Riku's fault. It had practically been his suggestion.
If humans are as treacherous as you say, why are we keeping one around like that?
Riku hadn't meant for Roxas to be killed, he hadn't meant it like that. His words were idle, fueled by anger at humans in general, because he'd been betrayed by the one he'd given his heart too.
Or at least that's how he saw it then. When Sephiroth had found Riku and Sora together, Riku said Sora was his prey, but that was just to avoid getting into trouble. Riku never would have actually hurt Sora. Swallow him? Yeah, if it would convince Sephiroth that nothing was going on. Then, once Sephiroth left, Riku would have spat Sor
PreludeAt fourteen years old, Demy considered himself fairly grown up. He knew who he was: talented, friendly (voted most friendly by his middle school's graduating class, thank you very much) and in the immortal words of Freddie Mercury, as gay as a daffodil.
And he knew what he wanted: to be the greatest rock super star Radiant Gardens had ever known!
His sexuality was a fact he'd been pretty sure of since he was twelve, and if liking guys was wrong he didn't want to be right. As to his career plans, that was a no brainer, music was his life.
Demy thought it was a sign of maturity that while everyone else was struggling with their identities and what they wanted to be, he had it all figured out. Seriously, there were lots of kids who had no idea what they wanted out of life, so he was way ahead of them. Not that his mom gave him any credit, of course.
She thought he needed to stop dreaming, quit spending so much time listening to music or playing that damn guitar of his, and focus on school
Moonlight Naga Chapter 7The sun was setting, and its golden light was hitting the surface of the pond in just the right way to make it sparkle. On the bank Sora sat staring at the water, lost in thought. Kairi was in her secret place, a cave behind the waterfall, reading a book by the light of a gas lantern. She'd fixed everything up in there. Kairi said it was her place for when she just needed to relax.
Sora thought it was nice of her to show him her hideout. They'd become fast friends, spending hours together swimming in the crystal clear waters of the pool beneath the waterfall. It was freezing, because it was fed by glacier waters from further up the mountain, but it was worth it. The water was the clearest Sora had ever seen. The sun shone right through the water, down to the bottom, illuminating everything. Swimming there was like being suspended in the air, above a vast abyss of light. Then, when the sun hit the surface just right, it was dazzling.
Despite the fact the water was so cold it