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Hello. I wrote a short piece today wile I was waiting for a game to download. Hope you enjoy it. 

 

Fly Away

 

The sun had just barely set over Twilight Town; in the distance the sky was a golden red hue, but if Xion looked above her, she could see the dark blue setting in above as day gave way to a night sky with a sprinkle of bright stars scattered throughout.

In this town, one building always stood tall among the rest, the clouds were low today, so the clock tower appeared to stretch into them, giving the sense it was even taller a structure than it already was. You could see the horizon as far as your mind would allow you from the top of this clock tower and since Xion and her friends were able to get up there effortlessly, it made it a perfect spot for them to relax and talk after a tiring day of work.

At the vertex of the clock tower, was a young girl with dark hair and blue eyes, dressed in the iconic organisation 13 hood that the people of this town came to respect as heroes protecting them from the heartless, unaware of the truth.

Xion was restless, she often would come to this spot and watch the people of the town go about their lives, the relationships they formed, she would smile to herself knowing that she would soon be able to feel just as they do once she had a heart of her own. But today she could neither focus on that nor on the beautiful landscape, something else was on her mind.

It had been three days since Riku had visited her on that island, the island that at once felt so familiar yet she was certain she hadn't seen before. “Sora's memories were scattered, a part of them found their way to you. Now we are trying to piece them back together except...”

“You can't... Because of me.”

It was that day that Xion had learned the truth of her existence.

The more time she had spent with Roxas and Axel since that day, the more of Sora's memories raced through her mind. Riku had said to her to take some time to think about who needs her more, her friends or Sora. And now she had her answer. She knew it was time fer her to return the part of Sora she kept within her, his memories.

Her thoughts were broken by the sound of a portal of darkness closing, from the shadows, Roxas emerged. He walked over to the edge of the clock tower and joined Xion.

Now the only question was, how would she tell him?

She didn't have long to think about it before Roxas, being his usual happy go lucky self broke the silence.

“I figured you would be here when you didn't return home today. Why are you up here alone?” Roxas said.

“Huh, well you know, its a perfect day to see the stars and think.” Xion said, looking up at the stars, although a lot of them still were obscured by clouds.

This was the first sign to Roxas that something seemed a little off about her that day. There had been many clearer days here recently, if that was what Xion was here for then today was not a perfect day for it.

“Man, what a day.” He said, choosing not to comment on what Xion said and pulling two bars of sea salt ice cream from his pocket and offering one to Xion.

“Here 'ya go.” He said.

Xion paused. For a moment, she could have taken it and acted like nothing was wrong. The way Roxas smiled at her, like she was a real person, it made her feel real, like she had a heart of her own. But this wasn't true and more painfully for her, it never was.

“No thanks. Not today.” She pushed his hand back from hers.

“Jeez. Not on a diet are you?” Roxas said. He awkwardly laughed to himself but when he looked back up at Xion he noticed something that made him drop both ice cream bars. A single tear rolled down Xion's cheek.

“Xion? You're-”

“I know.” She said, she didn't wipe the tear, she let it flow down her face and fall, she watched it as it dropped down all the way from the clock tower.

If Roxas had any suspicions that something was wrong with her today, they had just been confirmed, nobodies should not be able to cry like that.

“I knew it! All the time you said you weren't sure if you had a heart waiting for you in Kingdom Hearts...” Roxas said, he was happy and excited for her. Xion had been questioning whether she really had a heart the last week, now he knew that she could become a complete person.

“Roxas, listen. Its not my heart.” She said.

“What do you mean?” He asked her.

“Xemnas told us that if we create Kingdom Hearts, we will have hearts of our own. But what right do we have to take those hearts?” Xion had been thinking about this ever since she told Riku she couldn't go and see Sora. Her existence meant Sora's heart would never full return to him.

“But those are our hearts!” Roxas was starting to get a little irritated by having this conversation with her so many times lately.

Xion couldn't do it. Not today. She knew she would have to tell him soon. But if she told him now, he would want to go with her and she didn't want to put him in that danger. She couldn't risk doing that to her best friend.

“I guess you're right. She said. And Roxas was calm again

“Sure I am. Once we get our hearts back, you, me and Axel will know what friendship feels like.” Roxas moved closer to her.

“I went to a new World today. There was a boy there who could fly. He tried to show me how to do fly but it didn't work because I don't have a heart. But then I remembered that I do have one, its up there waiting for me. And then I did it. I flew with them over the ocean.”

Xion smiled at him. “That does sound amazing.”

“Maybe when we all have hearts we will be able to fly too.”

“Yeah! We will fly away from the organisation, away from everything.” Roxas said excitedly, the freedom that would come once the organisation achieved its goal was one of the factors driving him to help them.

“We won't need to come back down for anybody.”

Xion laughed “Not even for me?”

“We'll go together.” Roxas said, without meaning to. He looked surprised by his own words.“Errr I didn't mean-” “That sorta slipped out.”

“No Roxas.” Xion shook he head. “That wasn't you. That was him.”

“That was the real me, huh?” Roxas thought about that for a moment. And he realised that his true self must be someone who cares a lot about Xion.

“Hey. If there was anything wrong, you would tell me, right?” He said to her.

Xion took in a breath and answered “I would tell you. Everything.” And she stood up “C'mon, we need to get back.” She wasn't lying, she would tell him everything but she still had a few days. She decided to make the most of that time together with Roxas.

Roxas smirked, took one final look out in the distance and took a deep breath out before he got up to follow her.

Xion's mind was still preoccupied with thoughts about the days ahead. But she was a bit more calm and sure about it now. She had the luck of being one of the first in the organisation to become their full self again. She would be the first to fly away.

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