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Vanitas in Kingdom Hearts

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A young, spikey haired, brunette boy wearing a red shirt and shorts, white and grey short sleeved jacket, fingerless gloves, yellow shoes, and crown necklace woke up on a beach. He sat up, stared out at the surf, and yawned. He laid back down, only to be staring up at the face of a redheaded girl that was wearing a tank top and skirt.

"Whoa!" the boy exclaimed as he sat back up in surprise.

He turned around so that he was on his knees, looking at her face to face. She laughed at him.

"Give me a break, Kairi," he said, chuckling.

"Sora, you lazy bum," Kairi said as she straightened back up. "I knew that I'd find you snoozing down here."

"No!" Sora exclaimed, a little fearful. "This huge, black THING swallowed me up! I couldn't breathe, I couldn't..."

He was interrupted as Kairi hit him on the head, which made a hollow sound.

"Ow!" Sora exclaimed, rubbing his hand where Kairi hit him.

"Are you still dreaming?" Kairi asked, again bending over to look at him face to face.

"It wasn't a dream!" Sora declared. Then he looked down, uncertainly. "Or was it? I don't know."

He paused for a second before adding, "What was that place? So bizarre."

"Yeah, sure," Kairi said sarcastically as she walked past him so she was standing right in front of where the waves came in.

Sora looked up again and watched her as she walked past him.

"Say, Kairi," he started. "What was your hometown like? You know, where you grew up."

"I've told you before," Kairi said, looking out at the ocean. "I don't remember."

"Nothing at all?" Sora asked.

"Nothing," Kairi confirmed.

"You ever wanna go back?" Sora asked as he continued to sit on the beach.

Kairi thought about it for a second.

"Mm," she hummed. "Well, I'm happy here."

"Really..." Sora said.

"But you know," Kairi said. "I wouldn't mind going to see it."

"I'd like to see it, too," Sora said, raising up his knee so he could rest his arm on it. "Along with any other worlds out there! I wanna see 'em all!"

Kairi turned back around to look at him.

"So what're we waiting for?" she asked.

"Hey," a new voice interrupted. "Aren't you guys forgetting about me?"

They both turned to see their friend, Riku standing next to them. He wore a tank top that was yellow in front with a black X design across it, and black across the back. His blue pants billowed down until they reached his ankles, then they connected to his legs, going into his yellow and black shoes. His silver hair billowed back to his shoulders and in front of his eyes in spikes.

"So," Riku pointed out. "I guess I'm the only one working on the raft."

He threw the log up into the air towards Sora, who yelled as he tried to catch it. Kairi giggled as Riku walked up to face her with his hands on his hips.

"And you're just as lazy as he is!" Riku declared with a disappointed look on his face.

Kairi giggled. "So you noticed. Okay, we'll finish it together."

"I'll race you!" Kairi declared just as Riku sat down next to Sora.

"Huh?" Sora asked in disbelief.

"What?" Riku asked in equal disbelief. "Are you kidding?"

Kairi laughed again. "Ready? Go!"

A second later, Sora and Riku were on their feet again, running along the beach. Riku looked at Sora while they ran side by side, and Kairi laughed as she trailed behind them.

A scarred raven haired teenager gasped awake in his bed. He pushed aside the blanket and stood up, wearing a pair of jeans, but no shirt, so his tattoos were visible along his muscled arms and torso. He walked over to the board where he kept all his notes, and wrote down something new before he added it to the board with a thumb tack. His door suddenly opened, and a brown haired man looked in at him.

"What now?" the brunette man asked him.

"The kid I've been having visions of in my dreams," the ravenette announced in his new deeper voice. "He did a Dive Into the Heart, to his own Station of Awakening. He mistook it for a dream, but really, his powers are just starting to manifest. Pretty soon, he'll have his Keyblade."

"How sure are you," the brunette man asked as he walked over to the board. "That this kid will be able to use a Keyblade. After all..."

The brunette man looked to the very perfect drawing of Sora.

"He's only a boy," the brunette man said.

The ravenette looked up at his counterpart.

"I was younger than him when I had a Keyblade, Leon," Vanitas told him. "Like it or not, the fate of all the worlds rests on this little son of a bitch's shoulders. And I need to find him, because he should be able to help me."

Vanitas then wrote down another note and attached it to the board with a thumb tack. This one read Destiny Islands.