Kingdom hearts belongs to Square Enix and Disney. OCs and plot belong to me.
The calm before the storm
"Why didn't you tell me?" Shadow asked coldly as he sat at the table on the other end of the other two in the room. Interceptor was just behind him
"Oh, I am sorry. Honestly, I didn't think it was important" Ultimecia replied
"Not important" Shadow repeated, "My daughter befriends the people I am supposed to kill and you think it is not important"
"Like I said, I am sorry" Ultimecia repeated
"Things have become complicated now" Shadow stated, "It doesn't matter how much you pay me now, I will not kill her"
"So, it's just her you won't take out" Hades asked, at this, Shadow nodded his head, "Alright, so here's the deal. We will remove her temporarily from the show long enough for you to take out Key-boy and his friends in the Zeus cup. Deal?" Hades asked as he stuck out his hand to close the deal with a handshake. Shadow merely looked the hand before turning his head in the other direction
"And you won't hurt her?" Shadow asked
"Not a single hair on her head well be out of place" Hades promised
"And of course, there will be a penalty cost for not telling me she was here, it's now two-thousand a head" Shadow stated
"Of course" Ultimecia answered
"Fine then, we have a deal" Shadow said as he got out of his seat and headed for the door, closely followed by Interceptor, as he reached for the doorknob, he stopped "You realise that if you go back on your word then I well make you one of those that you rule over, right?"
"Yeah, yeah" Hades replied. Without saying a word, Shadow opened the door, walked out along with Interceptor and closed it behind them, "Seen livelier people down here" Hades commented when Shadow was gone
"Yes. But that lack of emotion is just the thing that makes him such an effective killer" Ultimecia replied with a sinister smile on her face
Sora, Donald and Goofy all dropped to their knees in exhaustion as the blanket of the night sky fell over the coliseum. Riku, Kairi, Sam and Relm continued to sit down at the seats as their energy slowly drained away
"Alright, pretty good. I think you're ready for the games tomorrow, you better rest up; you're going to need your strength" Phil stated as he jumped out of the arena
"Yeah, good idea" Sora puffed before asking, "So, ah...where do we do that?"
"We have a few rooms here at the coliseum, he'll show you the way" Phil stated as he pointed to Zell who was now in the middle of the arena and throwing punches as if fighting as invisible opponent. He immediately stopped as Phil pointed to him, "Alright see you tomorrow bright and early for the games" Phil sad as he jumped off the arena before walking over to the lobby and through the door
"Alright follow me!" Zell shouted a little too enthusiastically for such a basic task however Sora was too tired to pay mind to it and like a mindless zombie, he began following the hyperactive blond. The eight of them passed through the lobby, after which they turned left and went through a door Sora had never passed through before
"Sora" Sam called as he increased his pace to be next to the spiky haired brunette
"Huh?" Was all Sora let out in response?
"Meet me back at the arena at six AM" Sam ordered, "You're going to need a lot more training then that. Got it?"
"Yeah, meet at the arena at six AM" Sora yawned, "Hey Sam?"
"Yeah" The young Keyblade master replied gesturing for Sora to continue
"Why does he Shadow box?" Sora asked referring to the blond ahead of them
"Because that's the only opponent he can win against" Sam replied with a smirk
"Hey! I heard that!" Zell shouted
"You must feel so proud" Sam retorted without emotion
"Ah, forget it!" Zell said. The rest of the journey was rather uneventful until they arrived at their destination, "We're here!"
"Good" Sora replied with another yawn
"Well, good night" Zell said before jogging off, all the time the group of seven could hear him singing "I'm jogging. I'm jogging. I'm Jogging, jogging, jogging"
"Well, good night" Sora stated as they all headed in through the door in front of them, all except Sam.
Some time later
"Still, I don't understand why we all have to come down" Leon replied over the communication device
"Listen" Sam began, "If worst comes to worst then I want as many of us as possible, that's all I'm saying"
"He has a point" Setzer stated, "I've seen Shadow in action and he is anything but a pushover. If our enemy does employ him then they're going to need all the help that they can get"
"Alright, we'll head down as soon as we can" Leon said before the line went dead. Sam put his device into his pocket before he pulled out a cigarette and lit it in the palm of his hand
"Shit, I hope I'm wrong" Sam thought before he exhaled a stream of smoke. That wasn't the only thing on his mind though. "Relm, why can't I stop thinking about her? Her hair. Her voice. Her eyes. Her entire..." Sam shock his head violently, "What the hell's wrong with me?! Why the hell am I thinking like this?"
"Those thoughts are perfectly natural for someone of your age"
"Shut it Ansem" Sam retorted, "Encase you haven't noticed, there is nothing natural about me"
"That is everyone else talking, not you"
"You too Leo" Sam answered
"Don't bother fighting with your human instincts, you'll never win" Ansem stated
"Shut up! I'm not human, not anymore" Sam stated
"Is that so? What time is it?" Ansem asked
Sam pulled out his pocket watch, "One past twelve. Why do you care?"
"Happy birthday, Sam Heartilly" Ansem stated, "It doesn't matter what you do, you well always hold some of you're humanity"
"What the hell are you talking about?" Sam asked. Suddenly his eyes widened in realization and horror, "ah crap! It's that time of the year already! Shit!" Sam shouted as he smacked his head against the pillar, "Shit!!"
Zell continued to circle the coliseum singing, "I'm jogging. I'm jogging. I'm jogging, jogging, jogging." After about seven or so minutes he finally came to a stop before wiping the sweat from his face, "Well, I'd say that's about enough for today. Zell was about to turn and head to his room when suddenly he saw a peer of yellow eyes. Soon after, Zell was surrounded by Shadow Heartless, "What the hell!" Zell exclaimed, "These things, they're those black creatures that attacked my world aren't they? What the hell are they doing here?" Zell thought. A Shadow jumped at Zell however he jumped back, "Oh well, I'll think about it later
The Shadow jumped at Zell however he smashed it on his fist. A few more Shadows jumped at Zell however he merely jumped into the air and unleashed a round house kick that wiped them out. Next, Zell slammed his fist into the ground. The ground split open and fire sprayed out which consumed the Shadows before the ground closed again.
"Ha. Take that!" Zell yelled, "Alright now, time to head back in"
Relm lay awake in her bed, her hand behind her head. She was wearing only a bra and her panties as to not mess up her cloths, there was little point in this however because she just tossed them across the room, it was slightly more hygienic but she wasn't really one for hygiene, she would only really bathe once a week.
Relm turned on her side as she remembered the events of that day. Relm let out a small sigh. Sam Heartilly, there was something about him. Mostly in his eye, that crimson eye. Relm could see so much emotion behind its dull exterior. Where most people would have only seen anger and bloodlust she saw so much more. Sadness, pain, even a little bit of fear but above all, she could she loneliness. His eye was similar to her fathers.
Relm turned over after thinking this. Shadow, her father. Why didn't her grandfather tell her when he was still alive? And how was he alive in the first place? Relm specifically remembered him saying that he was 'done running' and then he just waited behind on that accursed tower as it was crumbling down underneath them. How the hell could someone survive that? Not even he would be able to pull that off. Relm couldn't help but let so many emotions rise up with these thoughts; they were all obviously touchy subjects for her.
Relm sighed again. Her thoughts all kept on coming back to that Sam guy. His skin was way too pale. His black, thick hair seemed to cover almost half of his face. He also seemed pretty thin; at least that's what she assumed. She really couldn't see much of him through his black trench coat, black shirt and black jeans. He seems to like black a lot, Relm smiled, "I bet everyone looks at him and sees nothing but an emotionless husk of a boy, but he's capable of compassion, I just know it" Relm thought with a blush before coming to a realisation, "I think I'm developing a little crush"
Sora lay in his bed in the dark room; his blue eyes steered into empty space for who-knows-how-long until a knock came at his door. Sora's eyes shot into focus as he quickly sat up
"It's me" Kairi's voice called from the other side of the door
"Alright, the door's open" Sora replied. The door opened and Kairi stepped into the room before she closed the door behind her. Sora smiled, she looked so beautiful in her night gown.
"Are you alright?" Kairi asked concerned
"Yeah," Sora replied, "Why?"
"It's just, you seemed kind of upset today" Kairi answered as she stepped forward and sat down on Sora's bed before she pulled herself up onto it and lay down beside him
"It's just kind of a touchy subject for me" Sora stated now without his smile, "I was just thinking, what kind of man would just leave like that"
"Are you talking about Relm's father, or yours?" Kairi asked
"Honestly, I don't know" Sora said as his fist clenched, Kairi quickly put her hand over Sora's and it instantly relaxed
"I know how you feel" Kairi said, "Because I don't have a Mom or a Dad. I just want you to know that you're not alone; we're all here for you. I'm here for you" And with that, Kairi slowly and gently pushed her lips onto Sora's. Sora returned the kiss as he felt Kairi climb under the covers
"I love you" Sora thought as their kiss broke and she affectionately nuzzled Sora's chest under his white Pyjama top (Which, luckily he remembered to get as well as various other items last time he was at the Destiny Islands)
"Good night" Kairi whispered
"Good night" Sora replied. And with that said, they both slowly but surly fell asleep.