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Door to Redemption - Ch 11
Chapter Eleven Shrouded in Twilight
The door echoed behind Riku as he walked into the next floor. He couldn't remember the last time he felt like this. That his mind was no longer buzzing with self-doubt, and other questions.
As the doors closed Riku noticed something sprawled out on the floor. "Long!" He gasped, and rushed over to the fallen young man. He placed his hands on Long's shoulders and began to shake "Long Long?"
On the plus side, Long was still breathing, and Riku could feel a heartbeat. At least he was still alive. "Riku, Riku," he heard.
"Who's there?" Riku asked, surprised. His eye's cased skyward at the ceiling.
"I know you can feel it The grip I have on your heart. You have let in the darkness, Riku."
Standing up Riku placed his hand over his heart. "That means very soon your heart shall become an all-consuming darkness."
"I'm not like that now!" Riku argued.
"Yes, you are."
Forcefully Riku felt as though someone took his own arm's and stretched them
Door to Redemption - Ch 10
Chapter Ten Finding One's Way
The walk to the next floor was relatively silent. Just when they were at the door the castle began to shake violently. For a moment, Long was sure the castle was about to collapse. "What was that?" Taiki asked when the rumbling stopped.
"One of the scents just died," said Riku. "A really strong one."
'If I were a kid again, those two lines would be begging for an immature joke,' Long thought to himself, amused.
"The keeper of this castle, Marluxia," Long heard. He looked to find Zexion stand in front of the doorway. "Has been felled by a couple of Keyblade masters."
"Keyblade " Riku repeated. Then it suddenly hit, both him, and Long. "You mean Sora and Tian!"
"They're here?!" Long asked.
'Ienzo,' Morgan thought to herself, surprised. 'You really are here '
"Oh. You want to see them?" asked Zexion. "But can you face them?"
"What's that mean?" asked Riku.
"The world of darkness, and Ansem's shadow, still nes
Door to Redemption - Ch 09
Chapter Nine The Silent Hero
Twilight blanketed the small island. The raft was finally finished, and their supplies were in order. As much as Riku wanted to get off this island, they would lose daylight pretty quickly if they were to set sail that day.
He spotted Tian, a little way's ahead of him, sitting on the beach. Riku didn't really care for Tian's new haircut. Earlier that week it went to her mid-back, but as soon as school let out for summer break, she cut it short. He liked it long, but he understood her reasons for cutting it.
"Wonder what we'll find out there," Tian said to herself.
Riku took this as an opportunity to make himself known. "There's only one way to find out."
Tian jumped, and looked up to find Riku standing behind her. "Trying to give me a heart attack," she grumbled, standing up. She dusted the sand off her shorts and turned her attention back to Riku. "How long were you standing behind me?"
"Well don't make a habit of it," she said.
Door to Redemption - Ch 08
Chapter Eight The Man with the Golden Eyes
Zexion's eyes snapped open. One of the senses of his comrades had disappeared. "Vexen is no more," Lexaeus said, appearing in the room.
"Yes," Zexion nodded. "His scent is gone. Axel struck him down something I find deplorable. Agents of the Organization striking each other down."
"Our problem is those two," said Lexaeus. "Sora and Tina. Vexen proved to be no match for them, yet, there both under Namine's control."
"We cannot eliminate either of them, can we?" Zexion asked. It was a rhetorical question.
"Correct. For our Superior he is in dire need of both, Sora and Tian. When light loses sight of it's path we may find use for the dark. What we must do, is obtain the darkness."
"Riku," Zexion concluded. "Of course."
Lexaeus nodded. "Tell me," Zexion continued. "Has there been any news on that girl following Sora and Tian?"
"Meaning if anyone has found out who she is? No," said Lexaeus. "Apparently they sent Larxene after her
Door to Redemption - Ch 07
Chapter Seven Put to Good Use
After the incident in class Long was suspended for a week. The kid was still alive, but had a few burses on his neck. His parents were going to transfer him to another school.
Right now Long sat in the car, coming home from school early. After he was told that he was going to have a long talk with his parents. It didn't matter, he made his point at school.
When the car pulled into the driveway, Long hopped out of the car and ran inside. He found his sisters, now two, on the floor playing. He wrapped his arm's around them, hugging them tightly. "Long " Yue choked out.
"Can't breath " said Tian.
"Long!" Li-hua said, walking into the room. She was in a grey suite. Either she was at a political meeting, or she had just gotten back from the school. "We need to talk. Now."
Angrily, Long marched into and empty room, where Adrian was waiting for them. "Now, what I want to know," Adrian began, as Li-hua sat beside him. "Is what, possessed you to
Door to Redemption - Ch 06
Chapter Six Seeing Double
Long was practically hopping by the time Zuan finally lead him down the hallway. He had been told that his new baby sister's were born, and he was finally allowed to see them.
Li-hua was seated in her bed, with a baby in each arm. Adrian helped Long onto the bed to get a better look at the twins. They both had a patch of black hair on their heads, and both had their eyes closed. "This one's Yue," Li-hua explained, gesturing to the twin in her left arm. She turned to the twin in her right. "And she's Tian."
"How are we gonna tell them apart?" Long said, his eye's locked on his new sisters.
"When they're a little older," Adrian began. "They'll develop their own personalities, and we'll be able to tell them apart that way. But until then we'll dressed them in a couple of different colors."
The boy suddenly felt Adrian lift him up and seat him on the nearby couch. "You want to hold one of them, right?" Li-hua asked, while Adrian placed a pill
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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